Prof. Dr. William B. SimonsLegal department

areas of expertise
  • International business law
  • Corporate law
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • International commercial arbitration
  • International commercial arbitration
  • English
  • Dutch
  • Russian

Professor Simons is a partner of the Dutch law firm of Timmermans & Simons International Business Lawyers. The firm focuses on Eastern Europe. Fields of expertise include International business law; Corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions; International commercial arbitration; Transport law; Public-Private Partnerships; other fields of law that are relevant for international business.

Partner of Timmermans & Simons Int’l Business Lawyers

In a similar fashion to his partner Dr. W.A. Timmermans, Prof. Simons also has been engaged in legal reform and privatization in transition countries—along with providing legal advice to private business in the US, EU and CIS. He has been involved in work on model commercial legislation in the CIS and in Dutch-Russian collaboration on the Russian Civil Code. Recently, he has been involved in a project on improving the work of the federal court bailiff service in Russia.


+31 71 8876 492; +31 6 5341 2975
Netherlands, Rapenburg 35, 2311 GG Leiden


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