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ABOUT US /
René is one of the very few speakers on negotiation who combine broad practical experience, profound theoretical foundations acquired at the world’s leading academic institutions as well as the experience and tested skills to add value through consulting services and skills development workshops.
As a lawyer with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, René negotiated with clients, counsel and regulators – repeatedly in the context of high-stake, complex, time-sensitive environments and crisis situations. During his client secondment René was part of the legal inhouse team (group management level) of one of the world’s largest energy companies. During his multi-year work experience in Greater China, René effectively maneuvered through high-stakes intercultural negotiations in corporate transactions, internal investigations and regulatory proceedings. Hence, clients can count on him even in their toughest negotiations.
Quirijn van Veen
Quirijn worked as a M&A lawyer at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and co-founded the music events company ‘Je Veux Flaner’. As a lawyer, he represented national and international clients in corporate matters and commercial negotiations.
Quirijn studied the art of negotiating at the London School of Economics. In 2014 he co-founded a negotiation program. Since then he has taught the principles of negotiating to a wide range of students and young professionals.
Joep is a dispute resolution lawyer and represents clients in arbitration and in litigation before the national and European courts. For the last five years Joep worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris.
Before joining Freshfields, he worked as a trainee at the European Commission. Joep is the co-founder of and has been teaching a presentation and negotiation skills course. Joep is a graduate of the University of Amsterdam and has also studied at New York University and the University of Virginia.