Harke Plas has been a practicing lawyer since 2002 and is a partner at De Advocaten van Van Riet. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions, corporate structures with related governance and corporate litigation. Harke is a sparring partner for entrepreneurs, directors and supervisors. He is able to master complex files quickly and to stand his ground when the situation demands it. Persuasion is one of his key tools.

Ancillary activities

  • Supervisory Board Stadkamer
  • Board of the Real Estate Network Zwolle
  • Advisory Board of Dealmakers
  • Member of DGA Network Netherlands
  • Member of the Dutch Corporate Litigation Association
  • Member of the Pro Exolendo Iure Patrio Society


  • Specialised programme in corporate and business law, Grotius Academy
  • Vocational training for lawyers, Netherlands Bar Association
  • Dutch law and business law, University of Groningen