Joost is a notary and one of the partners of Hartman LMH. He specializes 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 specialized advisors.
Joost obtained his notarial law masters degree in 2001 at Leiden University. After that, he worked at the law firms NautaDutilh N.V. and Voorneman Geenen Notarissen. During law school, he studied a semester in San Francisco at UC Hastings College of the Law. This knowledge is often applied when advising non-Dutch clients. Following law school, Joost completed two postgraduate training programs. In particular, he completed the customary notarial program and the Grotius program company and business law.
Joost has given various courses in his field of expertise, amongst others on the simplification of Dutch company law, limited liability partnerships and cooperative associations. He is a member of the Association Notarial Company Law Specialists.