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Harry Rek

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BarentsKrans

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Corporate and M&A

Position

Harry Rek (1961) started his career as lawyer in 1985 with Dutilh van der Hoeven & Slager (now NautaDutilh), and was one of the founding partners and managing partner of the Dutch office of Bird & Bird. Since 1 January 2014 he is a partner in the corporate practice of BarentsKrans. Harry has extensive experience with complex international transactions, often a combination of M&A and strategic commercial contracts. He led transactions in the Dutch telecoms, energy and waste management markets, and in and outside the Netherlands for IT and media companies. In the Dutch market he is also active in private equity transactions, from small investments in innovative companies to complex exit transactions. He also advises start-ups and young businesses on their structure and commercial contracts, and more established companies on their corporate governance. Clients praise him for his practical “hands on” attitude, combined with sound business judgment and a good understanding of the commercial objectives of his clients.

Career

Harry Rek joined BarentsKrans on 1 January 2014 from Bird & Bird, where he was one of the founding partners of the Dutch office, and leader of the corporate practice. From 2001 to 2007 he was co-managing partner of their Dutch office and executive member of the international Global Board.

Languages

Dutch, English (fluent)

Education

Erasmus University Rotterdam, degree in Dutch law (1985)


Netherlands

Commercial, corporate and M&a

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&a

Michiel Martin is the lead partner at BarentsKrans who advised Zwanenberg Food Group acquiring the Oss-based meat, sauce, and soup factory from Unilever and the subsequent entering into a strategic alliance with Unilever. The highly experienced Harry Rek assisted engineering software provider Bentley Systems with its acquisition of 100% of the shares in Dutch geotechnical software provider Plaxis/Plaxinvest. Rhamsey Croes leads the team which was boosted with the arrival of Koen van Wijk who joined from Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV.

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Private equity

Within: Private equity

Harry Rek leads BarentsKrans’ team, which focuses on domestic mid-market deals and is a popular choice for referral work from larger law firms. Civil law notary Robert-Jan Zwaan is another key name.

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