mr. A.W. (Ate) Bijlsma

mr. A.W. (Ate) Bijlsma

civil-law notary / partner


Ate has worked for TRIP Law since 2007 and is mainly involved with specialist business law. In his practice, he advises business people and institutions on such issues as investments and takeovers, setting up public entities, governance issues and drawing up partnerships.

Following his studies in Groningen, Ate left for Utrecht and then returned to the north, the region where he felt most at home. Ate has been part of our managing committee since 2020. As civil-law notary, he aims to be approachable and available for his clients, and his focus lies on preventing disputes by correctly recording agreements and clearly explaining the options in advance. Various knowledge and healthcare institutions, investment companies and businesses are amongst his clients.

Year of swearing-in



Mergers & Acquisitions

Management Consultancy, Restructuring and Insolvency

Business Law

International Business

Inheritance Law & Estate Planning





Notarial Law University of Groningen

Vocational training notarial law


Member of the TRIP Executive Board

Chair of the Emmaplein Foundation, Groningen

Chair of the Gelzer Fonds Groningen

Member of the Commercial Club Groningen

Member of the Lions Club Groningen/Haren

Member of the Association of Traders


Dutch & English

What Ate can help you with: