Since 1978 advocate (and later senior partner) with Dirkzwager advocaten & notarissen NV. mainly in the area of corporate law and international/commercial contracts. Frans Knüppe became member of the general council of the Netherlands Bar in 2017. As of April 2019 he was Vice President and he was elected President in 2020. Areas of expertise: (international) corporate work, M&A, joint ventures and commercial litigation/ADR.