Joost is a notary and one of the partners in Hartman LMH. He specialises in general and notarial company law. Moreover, he has extensive experience in the field of domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, corporate restructuring and incorporation of legal entities. He also renders legal advice on corporate governance, joint ventures and other forms of business cooperation. Advising start-ups, family companies and multinationals is part of his daily practice. In addition, he frequently works in close cooperation with other specialised advisers.
Joost was awarded his notarial law masters degree in 2001 at Leiden University. Subsequently, he worked at law firms NautaDutilh N.V. and Voorneman Geenen Notarissen. While he was at law school, he spent a semester at UC Hastings College of the Law, in San Francisco. The knowledge that he has acquired is often applied when advising non-Dutch clients. Following law school, Joost completed two postgraduate training programs, namely the customary notarial program and the Grotius company and business law program.
Joost has given various courses in his field of expertise, such as on the simplification of Dutch company law, limited liability partnerships and cooperative associations. He is a member of the Association of Notarial Company Law Specialists.