Rogier van Bijnen

After obtaining his law degrees at Tilburg University (LL.M. in 2001 and Ph.D. in 2005), Rogier joined Bain & Company as a strategy consultant. In 2006, he started as a lawyer with top-tier firm De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek (Amsterdam and London offices), and in 2009 Rogier moved to China to set up De Brauw’s Beijing office. In January 2012, he joined Magic Circle firm Linklaters where he worked as managing associate in Beijing. Rogier has been with R&P since 2014.

Rogier mainly assists European and U.S. clients with their activities in China and often represents them in negotiations with Chinese business partners. He advises multinationals on a wide range of cross-border transactions, and helps clients navigate the Chinese regulatory landscape and manage cultural differences. Rogier specializes in foreign direct investment (M&A, JVs and greenfield), commercial contracts, regulatory & compliance, restructuring and employ­ment law. 

Rogier was admitted to the Netherlands bar (Amsterdam) in 2006. He is fluent in English and Dutch and conversational in Chinese (Mandarin).


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Asialaw Profiles 2019 - Client Feedback on Individual Lawyers:

“Excellent in helping to navigate Western companies through practical issues in dealing with China.”


The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 edition - LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT: PRC FIRMS

"We regularly work with Rogier van Bijnen and his team on PRC employment law matters. We find them to be responsive, commercial and fairly-priced."

"Rogier van Bijnen stands out from other PRC lawyers for his practical approach. He has a healthy appetite for risk, which makes him appealing to many in-house counsel. He tells you what the law is and then how to actually deal with the matter, noting that the law is only one of the factors to bear in mind in China."