Maurice van Valen graduated as a Master of Dutch Law at Tilburg University in 1997. Subsequently, he received a Master’s degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas in 1998, the same year he was admitted into the Dutch Bar. Maurice has spent a large part of his career in the legal merger and acquisition practice in Amsterdam, New York (2002-2004) and London (2007-2010), resulting in an extensive international network.
Before he founded Heron Legal in 2015, Maurice led the Eindhoven branch of a large Dutch multidisciplinary law firm for five years.
Maurice has a broad transaction and advisory practice with cross-border mergers and acquisitions, international contracts, boardroom counseling, private equity, start-ups, joint ventures and other forms of cooperation. Given his extensive international experience, Maurice is often asked to assist in complex matters with international aspects.
Maurice is a passionate collector of modern and contemporary art and this passion is intertwined with Heron Legal’s DNA. Art stimulates creative thought processes in his daily work. Maurice thinks it is important to contribute to the art ecosystem and supports various cultural organisations through pro bono work and by serving as a member of several supervisory boards and advisory bodies of Dutch culture institutions. Maurice is constantly focused on connecting his business and cultural network with each other in order to create new, valuable relationships.
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