Van Campen Liem is pleased to announce new partner and counsel promotions in the Amsterdam and Luxembourg offices

Van Campen Liem is pleased to announce the promotion of Svetlana Baraban, Ilona van den Bergh, Aston Goad, Sophie de Mandt-Sprockel and Coen Sip as partners in the Amsterdam office as well as Benoit Dardenne and Benoit Kelecom as counsels in the Luxembourg office.

Van Campen Liem is proud of the continued growth of both the Amsterdam and Luxembourg offices, in particular through the promotion of seven talented professionals operating in key areas of practice of the firm. Van Campen Liem would like to congratulate Svetlana, Ilona, Aston, Sophie, Coen, Benoit D. and Benoit K. on reaching this milestone in their careers!

Svetlana Baraban’s practice encompasses a full spectrum of matters involving alternative investment funds, advising both fund managers and fund investors on structuring, operational issues and regulatory aspects of private equity funds, venture capital funds and hedge funds, as well as on primary, secondary and co-investment transactions. Over the past few years Svetlana has been at the forefront in assisting numerous asset managers and negotiating on their behalf in the setting up of their private equity and venture capital funds with DFI’s.


Ilona van den Bergh  is a civil law notary with significant experience in the field of corporate and commercial law. She advises in international restructuring projects, including incorporation’s of private and public companies, (cross border) mergers, transfer and issuance of registered shares as well as private equity transactions.


Aston Goad is a corporate/M&A lawyer with a focus on Venture Capital and Private Equity transactions. Having worked in Europe, the US and Asia, Aston has extensive knowledge of international and cross-border transactions. While he has a bias towards the technology industry, he has advised clients that are active in a variety of sectors. Aston also has relevant experience in commercial, employment, finance and IT/tech related matters which he gained as a corporate lawyer.


Sophie de Mandt-Sprockel is specialized in corporate law and advises both national and international clients in respect of mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, MBO’s, corporate restructurings and corporate governance. Sophie acts for (inter)national venture capital companies, private equity funds, strategic parties and management.


Coen Sip is a civil law notary with over 15 years of experience as a corporate lawyer, and specializes in structuring of investment funds as well as all aspects of national and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and joint ventures. Coen is also involved in the legal aspects of implementing management / employee participation schemes and providing general corporate law advice. His clients include private equity, buyout and real estate funds, as well as US and European corporations.


Benoit Dardenne advises clients on structuring and setting up regulated funds and unregulated funds with a particular focus on alternative investment funds  (e.g., private equity, real estate, infrastructure, fund-of-funds, etc.). Benoit has significant experience in advising institutional investors in relation to their investments into closed-ended funds. Benoit also advises on the establishment and licensing of alternative investment fund managers and their ongoing regulatory obligations.



Benoit Kelecom specializes in the structuring, setting-up the registration of regulated funds and unregulated funds. He also assists clients on the establishment of UCITS mancos, AIFMs, portfolio managers, investment advisers and distributors. Benoit provides ongoing regulatory advices on Luxembourg funds and on other areas of law relating to the funds business and transactions.