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Press releases and law firm thought leadership

This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

If your firm wishes to publish press releases or articles, please contact Shehab Khurshid on +44 (0) 207 396 5689 or shehab.khurshid@legalease.co.uk

 

AKD advises Fluidra on acquisition of majority interest in SIBO

July 2016. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

On 21 July 2016, the Spanish listed Fluidra Group (IBEX: FDR) has acquired a 70% majority share in the capital of SIBO B.V. With this acquisition, Fluidra will strengthen their profile in Northern-Europe, especially in the Benelux, and focus more on the bio-pool market.

Fluidra is an international market leader in the Pool & Wellness industry. The company produces and distributes pool equipment, PVC pipes and fittings, water treatment products and irrigation supplies. Fluidra currently operates in 45 countries through 150 branch offices and production plants on every continent. The group employs around 4,000 people.

SIBO is a technical wholesale company for (swimming)pond and swimming pool supplies, plastic pipes and fittings and irrigation supplies. With her range of Professional Water Products SIBO serves installers and retailers in more than 50 countries. The complete range consists of more than 5000 products from stock.

AKD’s team was led by Carlos Pita Cao and further consisted of Laura de Jong, David Molenaar, Monique Verkuilen, Shardee Ilaria, Marielle van Winden, Elias van Kampen, Floris van Westhrenen, Vincent Slot, Ivo Vreman and Annette Zwart. KPMG was involved as financial advisor of Fluidra.

KPMG was financial advisor to Fluidra.

Seller was assisted by JanssenBroekhuysen Advocaten and Blacktrace Mergers & Acquisitions.

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AKD advises INKEF Capital on the investment in NightBalance

July 2016. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

AKD advises INKEF Capital on the investment in NightBalance

INKEF Capital, an Amsterdam-based venture capital firm that focuses on long-term collaboration and active support of innovative technology companies, has done an investment in NightBalance. Together with Gilde Healthcare Partners INKEF led the Series B financing round.

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AKD advises INKEF Capital on the investment in EclecticIQ

May 2016. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

​INKEF Capital, an Amsterdam-based venture capital firm that focuses on long-term collaboration and active support of innovative technology companies, and KPN Ventures, the venturing arm of KPN, have jointly done an investment in EclecticIQ.

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AKD advises INKEF Capital on investment in G-Therapeutics

May 2016. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

​INKEF Capital, a venture capital fund that focuses on innovative technological enterprises, has invested in G-Therapeutics.

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AKD advised shareholders thromboDx B.V.

May 2016. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

AKD assisted the shareholders of thromboDx, a company engaged in the development and commercialization of its own platelets technology to discover cancer at an early stage, by the sale to Illumina, Inc. Illumina is listed on the Nasdaq and is one of the largest biotech companies in the world.

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AKD advises Telrol Group

May 2016. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

Telrol Group, Europe's largest manufacturer of labels and paper rolls has completed the acquisition of Sentega Etiketten.

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AKD advises Hemmink in connection with the acquisition of KWx Group

May 2016. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

September 2015 - M.J. Hemmink Holding BV, parent of the Hemmink Group, has acquired all shares of KWx Holding B.V. and is now 100% owner of the capital of KWx Holding BV, which in turn is parent of KWx Group. Hemmink and KWx operate both as an importer in the Dutch and Belgian market, mainly in electrical engineering devices. KWx Group offers power electronics, explosion proof installation materials, and test and measuring instruments. Its most important warehouses are located in the Netherlands and Belgium but the group services customers worldwide. 

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AKD assists shareholder Benefits-Plaza with sale of shares to Keylane

April 2016. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

Benefits-Plaza offers an Employee Benefits platform for administration and communication relating to insurable employment conditions. By using this platform, insurers and brokers achieve efficiency, time and cost savings. Regardless of where the insured schemes are hosted, all arrangements can be managed in the platform, such as all types of pension schemes, group disability, absenteeism, accidents and medical expenses. Benefits-Plaza has years of experience and built up a strong position with leading clients, including Avéro Achmea, Allianz, Aegon, Delta Lloyd and Zwitserleven.

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The Lawyer honours AKD with the Law Firm of the Year: Benelux ’Award 2016’

March 2016. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

Rotterdam, 14 March 2016 - We are delighted to announce that AKD was honoured with the award ‘Law Firm of the Year: Benelux’, conferred by the leading UK publication The Lawyer at the annual European Awards ceremony in London on the 9th of March. In addition, AKD was one of the finalists - and the only firm from the Netherlands, Belgium or Luxembourg - nominated in the category ‘European Law Firm of the Year'.

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AKD assisted BBB Cycling shareholders in takeover by Pon

July 2015. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

Pon acquired 100% of the shares in Augusta Benelux BV (known under the trade name BBB).

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AKD advises Greenwheels founders

July 2015. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

AKD recently advised the founders of Greenwheels during the sale of their company to Volkswagen Financial Services AG and Pon. These two companies had been interested in acquiring Greenwheels since 2012.

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AKD advises Newion

July 2015. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

AKD advised Newion Investments Capital Early Work Placement Fund during the investment in 24i Unit Media B.V. Newion acquired a minority shareholding with this investment.

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AKD assisted the shareholder of Morgan Clark & Company

July 2015. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

Morgan Clark & Company, a Dutch company specialized in IT consultancy, has become part of U.S. based Mobiquity Inc. (NASDAQ: MOBQ)

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AKD advises shareholders AB OVO International with takeover by Nordian Capital Partners

July 2015. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

Ab Ovo is an international provider of enterprise software solutions serving the distinctive markets of transport and logistics and offers best-of-breed third party technology solutions for complex issues in the areas of planning, scheduling and optimization (Advanced Planning and Scheduling or 'APS') to, amongst others, rail cargo operators, shipping companies, and a variety of passenger transport companies and infra providers. Ab Ovo has a work force of over 100 employees in the Netherlands and Germany, Ab Ovo caters to blue chip clients across Europe, including the Benelux, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Croatia, United Kingdom.

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AKD assists Alten with takeover of shares in the EclipseIT companies

July 2015. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

AKD assisted Alten with the transaction, by which Alten has acquired all the shares in the EclipseIT companies owned by Frontstream Ltd., a Cyprus-based company. Alten Europe S.A.R.L., a company listed in France, thus acquires ownership of these companies via Alten Nederland B.V.

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AKD assists HumanCapitalCare with takeover of ArboNed

July 2015. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

With its takeover of ArboNed, HumanCapitalCare has increased its workforce from 20 at its founding in 2001 to a current 1,250, and its annual revenue to EUR 125 million. The two companies combined will now be providing health and vitality services to more than 70,000 employers and over 1.5 million employees. A particular aspect of this transaction is that ASR, along with CZ, will once again be participating in the new combination, and that the requisite permission of the Dutch Healthcare Authority has been obtained.

AKD's team was formed by Vincent Wibaut, Zabdaj Pollen, Marije Osse, Anna Fredova, Geertje Leijten and Aniek Schadd.

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AKD advises ARES Capital on its exit from Aspria Group

July 2015. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

ARES Management LP’s real estate fund, which has been the major shareholder in Aspria Group for over 10 years, sold its interests in various Aspria entities.

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AKD assisted the shareholder of Metalak Benelux with the sale of the company to Axalta

July 2015. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

​ Metalak is a global producer of liquid and powder coatings, with offices in Bornem (Belgium) and Tiel (the Netherlands).  Metalak is marketleader in the Netherlands in the sale of non-paint products.

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AKD advises Krijger Holding in connection with the sale of Krijger Meelfabriek Renesse B.V.

July 2015. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

On 17 February 2015, the notarial deed by which the title to 100% of the shares in the capital of Krijger Meelfabriek Renesse B.V. was transferred to Veemaal B.V., a subsidiary of the Belgian company Dossche Mills N.V., has been executed, and Veemaal B.V. consequently acquired these shares from Krijger Holding B.V., the sole shareholder of Krijger Meelfabriek Renesse B.V. An AKD team led by Carlos Pita Cao assisted the seller.

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AKD involved by acquisition Lanthio Pharma

July 2015. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

MorphoSys acquired for an amount of EUR 20 million all outstanding shares in the capital of biopharmaceutical company Lanthio Pharma from the other shareholders, including INKEF Capital, BioGeneration Ventures and HanzePoort.

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AKD advises D-reizen on takeover of Globe travel agencies

October 2013. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

On 2 October 2013, the D-reizen travel agency chain announced its intention of taking over 81 Globe travel agencies with immediate effect from the liquidators of the Oad Group, which was declared bankrupt last week.

These 81 travel agencies will continue trading under the name of D-reizen, which will bring the number of D-reizen Holiday Shops up to a total of 270. The takeover also means that D-reizen will now have more than 1100 employees.

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AKD advises and assists Sectie5 in Willemstede Vastgoedfonds’ purchase of Jumbo supermarket

October 2013. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

In collaboration with the Reyersen van Buuren advisory group, Sectie5 Investments N.V. has set up a common fund known as Willemstede Vastgoedfonds.

Sectie5 has acquired one Jumbo supermarket in Zwolle and another Jumbo supermarket with four smaller local supermarkets in Tilburg for this fund.

Willemstede Vastgoedfonds' invested capital is currently 12.7 million Euros.

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AKD successfully assisted in West-Brabant hospital merger procedure

October 2013. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

The Netherlands Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM) approved the merger between the St. Franciscus Hospital in Roosendaal and the Lievensberg Hospital in Bergen op Zoom on 1 October 2013. According to the ACM, the hospitals have sufficiently demonstrated that healthcare insurers will still be able to make satisfactory agreements with the insured parties after the merger of these two hospitals.

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AKD assists Eurofins Scientific Group

February 2013. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

AKD assists Eurofins Scientific Group with the acquisition of Laboratorium Zeeuws-Vlaanderen B.V. and ALTIC B.V.”

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Dutch law firm AKD assists WDP (Belgium)

December 2012. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

Amsterdam, 13 December – Belgian real estate investment company WDP (Euronext: WDP) has strengthened its position in the Netherlands by acquiring a 30 thousand m2 warehouse in the centre of the country from Pon Onroerend Goed B.V. This strategic investment has increased WDP’s Dutch portfolio to 350 million euro and strengthened its position as market leader in the Benelux region.

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A new partner for AKD’s Construction Law and Real Estate Law section

August 2012. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

Law firm AKD has appointed J.A. (Jeroen) van den Bos as partner as of 1 July 2012.

He is joining AKD's Construction Law and Real Estate practice in Amsterdam as a junior civil-law notary. Van den Bos has ample experience of property transactions and finance, and as AKD's Real Estate practice group continues to expand, he will be focusing in particular on the entire package of services for developers, investors, builders, municipal councils and housing corporations, in close collaboration with the solid Administrative Law and Corporate Law section.

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AKD supervises Cergentis launch

July 2012. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

During the establishment of Cergentis, a spin-off of the KNAW and its Hubrecht Institute, AKD was on hand to provide legal assistance.

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AKD assists with management buy-out Best Fencing Group B.V.

July 2012. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

François Koppenol and Barend Post successfully assisted the sellers in this transaction.

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AKD assists Koninklijke Capi-Lux in planned sale of B&S International

July 2012. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

The sale is expected to be formally completed within a few weeks.

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Dutch law firm AKD assisted shareholders of KP&T in sale of majority shares in KP&T to Mentha Capita

June 2012. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

Amsterdam, 19 June 2012 – Dutch law firm AKD successfully assisted the shareholders of KP&T, a recruitment agency, in the sale of 73.4% of the shares in KP&T to Mentha Capital Fund III Management B.V.. Mentha Capital will continue with present management of KP&T.

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De Hoge Dennen acquires a controlling interest inTalent&Pro

June 2012. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

When De Hoge Dennen acquired a 51% interest in Talent&Pro, it turned to AKD for assistance.

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AKD assists CE Credit Management as it makes it debut on the stock exchange

June 2012. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

CE Credit Management, an established specialist in accounts receivable management, called in AKD Banking & Finance to assist with the listing of the first SMB bond on NYSE Alternext in Amsterdam.

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AKD assists Meritor

June 2012. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

The Meritor Group called in AKD for assistance for the restatement of its financing arrangements.

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HyET buys solar cell manufacturer from Nuon

June 2012. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

For this transaction, the buyer was represented by AKD, with a team headed by Zabdaj Pollen.

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CM acquires the Dutch branch of Motricity

June 2012. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

An M&A team led by Matthijs Ingen-Housz were advisors in the CM takeover of GSM Information Network.

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AKD advises Display Elektronika BV

June 2012. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

AKD assisted the vending shareholders in the sale of Display Elektronika BV to the Swiss listed company Datwyler.

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Gate’s subsidiary deSter Holding acquires Helios MPPD

June 2012. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

AKD assisted Gate group’s subsidiary deSter Holding BV in the acquisition of Helios MPPD BV.

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Remex Benelux buys Heros Beheer and Heros Energy

June 2012. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

On 20 March 2012, a transaction was concluded with the Dutch Competition Authority (Nma) which resulted in Remex Benelux GmbH, part of the Remondis group, acquiring all of the outstanding shares in the capital of Heros Beheer B.V. and Heros Energy B.V.

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AKD finds new partner for Construction & Real Estate

May 2012. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

AKD has appointed Harro Coppens as a partner to the firm as per 1 April 2012.

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AKD advises Eurofins during relaunch of LabCo

May 2012. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

Eurofins acquired the activities of LabCo in March to facilitate a further expansion of its activities in the Benelux region.

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De Hoge Dennen Capital sells Mennens Holding to AxLoad

May 2012. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

AKD assisted investment company De Hoge Dennen with the sale of the majority shareholding in Mennens.

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AKD advises Bruynzeel

May 2012. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

AKD advises Bruynzeel during arrangement of credit facility from consortium headed by ABN AMRO Bank N.V. and ING Bank N.V.

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Record number of recommendations AKD in Legal 500

April 2012. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

You can view the results on our firm here.

AKD has been recommended as a TOP TIER FIRM in 2 practice areas:

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AKD advises OPTA

March 2012. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

AKD represented the Independent Post and Telecommunication Authority (OPTA) in legal proceedings against KPN.

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AKD advises pallet giant FHG during takeover of PAKi

February 2012. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

FHG was assisted by AKD with the legal support of the M&A team of Kris Ruijters in Amsterdam.

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AKD advises CM Telecom

February 2012. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

Matthijs Ingen-Housz advised CM Telecom during its takeover of Mobileweb.

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Canon Europe takes over Delft Diagnostic Imaging

February 2012. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

Canon has reinforced its offering in the medical imaging arena by taking over Delft Diagnostic Imaging (Delft DI), a specialist in the field of medical solutions.

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AKD advises TruEconomy Consulting

January 2012. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

AKD advised the (majority) shareholders of TruEconomy Consulting in the sale to PwC.

On 2 December 2011, the shareholders of TruEconomy Consulting concluded an agreement with PwC on the sale of all shares in the group.

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AKD advises ANWB

January 2012. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

AKD advised ANWB Reizen Beheer B.V. in its acquisition of Cruise Travel Nederland B.V.

On 28 November 2011, ANWB Reizen Beheer B.V. entered into an agreement with Obar B.V. to purchase all the shares in Cruise Travel Nederland B.V. 

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AKD advises De Hoge Dennen Capital (2)

January 2012. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

De Hoge Dennen Capital en Atllas have an interest in Star Participaties, who sold Star Group to a subsidiary of Parcom Buyout Fund IV B.V. (PLC), an ING Group investment vehicle.

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AKD wins case for Winters

January 2012. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

AKD has represented Frisdranken Industrie Winters (a member of Refresco) in legal proceedings initiated by Red Bull.

Red Bull claimed that Winters infringed on its trademark rights through using signs similar to its trademarks when filling cans for one of Winters' clients. 

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AKD advises Sapiens

January 2012. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

Sapiens, a spin-off of Philips, has attracted three additional investors after the initial Series A investment round earlier this year.

The new investors are Wellcome Trust, a large English charitable foundation, the Michael J. Fox Foundation and the NL Agency. They are investing in research into life-changing therapy for patients with Parkinson's disease. These three investors jointly provided more than €10 million euros in additional funding.  

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AKD advises Newion II

November 2011. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

Newion II has acquired shares in the technology company Vector Fabrics, and in doing so it has formed a strategic partnership with the current shareholders Point-One Starter Fund and Technostars. They will continue to be actively involved in Vector Fabrics, and still hold some of the shares.

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AKD advises De Hoge Dennen Capital

November 2011. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

The team of AKD consisted of a mix of M&A specialists Nathalie van Woerkom, François Koppenol and Rosanne Vlasveld and Banking & Finance experts Vincent Bettonville and Tommy van 't Hul.

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AKD advises Planconsult

September 2011. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

Luc Defaix and Sjoerd Oosterhuis (AKD Eindhoven) advised Planconsult and its shareholder in a successful share transaction.

With this transaction, PinkRoccade Local Government acquired the necessary know-how to give its clients the customised software they will need to handle the changes in Dutch statutory regulationsconcerning work, income and care that will come into effect on 1 January 2012. Unlike its competitors, Planconsult has been able to deliver a solution well in advance of the impending changes to the statutory regulations.

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AKD advises Marfo Food Group

September 2011. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

Van Lanschot Participaties has acquired an interest in Marfo Good Group, whose activities include the production of hot in-flight meals for KLM.

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AKD supports the Aids Fund

September 2011. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

AKD supports the Aids Fund Under Vincent Bettonville’s guidance, AKD provided legal support to an extensive HIV/AIDS programme.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has set aside 35 million Euros to provide vulnerable groups in 16 countries with access to education, condoms, treatment with HIV inhibitors and care.

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AKD advises EuroSystems during participation by Main Capital

September 2011. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

Software producer EuroSystems received a capital injection of approximately €10 million from the private equity fund Main Capital Partners.

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AKD assists Private Plus Fund during investment in Service2Media

July 2011. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

Investor Private Plus Fund, together with Prime Ventures, has invested €10 million in the mobile device application solution provider Service2Media.

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AKD advises Agmi Group

July 2011. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

Nathalie van Woerkom and François Koppenol already advised the current shareholders and management of Agmi Group, an innovative company with a leading position in traffic signs and road signposting in the Netherlands. They will continue to be involved in the company as minority shareholders.

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AKD assists Mentha Capital

May 2011. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

AKD assisted in the sale of PBG to the listed company Mediq.

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AKD CHAMBERS IN EUROPE 2011

May 2011. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

Chambers is a leading annual guide within the legal profession.

In the new edition for 2011, AKD was awarded the highest rankings for the categories Real Estate: Zoning & Planning and Transportation: Litigation & Regulatory. As it did last year, Chambers Europe 2011 recommends AKD for nine areas of law.

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AKD ASSISTS WDP

May 2011. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

AKD assisted WDP in the acquisition of Wereldhave’s logistics property portfolio.

Op 29 April 2011, Belgian logistics property enterprise WDP took over Wereldhave's Dutch logistics property portfolio for a sum of around 42 million euros.

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AKD ASSISTS CIF KRIMPTON AND LOENEN

May 2011. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

In arranging financing for (telecommunications) networks.

AKD advised and assisted CIF Krimpen and CIF Loenen in arranging financing for their (telecommunications) networks.

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AKD ASSISTS HYTECH DURING TAKEOVER

May 2011. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

AKD assisted the vendors during the takeover of Hytech by IHC Merwede.

IHC Merwede acquired Hytech on 3 May 2011. This represented a considerable strengthening of the company's position in the offshore market.

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AKD ADVISES JDR AND VISION CAPITAL

May 2011. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

JDR, a portfolio company of Vision Capital, has divested the JDR Marine Cables division, which was sold to Fugro.

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AKD Assists Mavuno

May 2011. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

Dutch Flower Group and the Mavuno Network have entered into a strategic alliance, AKD assisted.

AKD's M&A team was headed by Kris Ruijters.

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AKD Counsels Macintosh

May 2011. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

AKD advises Macintosh Retail Group on its sale of BelCompany to Vodafone.

AKD advises Macintosh Retail Group on its sale of 176 BelCompany and 34 Telefoonkopen.nl shops to Vodafone. Together with the accountancy firm PwC, an in-house corporate finance team of Vodafone will oversee the financial aspects of the deal. NautaDutilh advises Vodafone.

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AKD ASSISTS NEWION

May 2011. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

AKD advised Newion Investments Management in setting up new fund

Nathalie van Woerkom, Angelique Martens, and François Koppenol assisted Newion Investments Management in setting up a new investment fund for ICT companies in the Benelux: Newion II. The fund focusses on investment in business technology companies, including both new start-ups and companies that need capital for their next phase of growth and expansion.

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AKD assists Quattro Capital B.V.

March 2011. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

AKD advised on the purchase of a majority interest in Management Share N.V.

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AKD feliciteert Marc Dullaert

February 2011. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

Marc Dullaert wordt eerste Nederlandse Kinderombudsman.

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Record number of AKD ‘Leaders in their Field’

February 2011. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

Chambers Europe is one of the leading independent agencies publishing annual guides to the legal profession. In addition to ranking per legal area Chambers Europe also publishes the names of lawyers who they call 'Leader in their Field'. These lawyers are emphatically and frequently mentioned in interviews or surveys by peers and/or references.

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AKD advises Sony Supply Chain Solutions

January 2011. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

Suzan de Lange has assisted the Works Council of Sony Supply Chain Solutions (Europe) B.V. and provided advice during the advisory process (article 25 Works Council) that preceded the outsourcing of the logistics department in Tilburg

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AKD advises Cheap Tickets

January 2011. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

Matthijs Ingen-Housz and François Koppenol have assisted the shareholders of Beins Travel Group B.V. (CheapTickets) during the merger with Vliegwinkel, Budgetair and Vayama. They will now jointly operate as a worldwide internet travel organisation under the name BCD Holdings N.V.

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OVG develops ambitious office on the Zuidas for Deloitte and AKD

December 2010. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

Dienst Zuidas and OVG Projectontwikkeling officially gave the green light today for the development of 40,000 m2 of new offices for Deloitte and AKD on the Zuidas.

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AKD appoints new board

December 2010. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

AKD has appointed Mr V.H.M. (Vincent) Wibaut as chairman of the board and Mr T.B. (Teije) van Dijk as board member, effective 1 December 2010.

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AKD ranked high in MT100

December 2010. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

In the latest edition of the MT100 - best consultancy bureaus in the Netherlands, AKD has achieved third place in the category Lawyers & Civil-law Notaries.

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Grindrod takes over ABC group

November 2010. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

UBO Holdings B.V. is an acquisition holding company set up by Grindrod Trading (Asia) PTE LTD and Island View Shipping International PTE Limited, both of which form part of the South African company Grindrod Limited (Grindrod).

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Training institution

November 2010. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

Hans van Mens and Véronique Zielinski assisted a major training institution which wished to outsource its catering activities.

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Training institution

October 2010. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

Hans van Mens and Véronique Zielinski assisted a major training institution which wished to outsource its catering activities. 

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AKD appoints new partner

September 2010. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

Law firm AKD has appointed Mr L. (Luc) Defaix as a partner with effect from 1 September 2010. Before this date, he worked at management investment company Penguin Ventures, and will now be joining our Corporate Law practice group in Eindhoven.

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Klaas Meersma new partner at AKD

September 2010. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

Law firm and notarial services provider AKD has appointed Klaas Meersma as a partner effective from 16 September 2010. Klaas, who joins from Houthoff Buruma will be part of the firm’s Government & Enterprise section in Amsterdam.

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NEW PARTNERS AT AKD

August 2010. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

Amsterdam, August 16th, 2010- Law firm AKD has appointed Matthijs Ingen-Housz and Heimon Smits as new partners. Augustus 16th 2010, they will join AKD’s corporate law department in Amsterdam.

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Newion sells Minihouse to Kewill

August 2010. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

AKD assisted venture capital fund Newion Investments in the successful sale of its interest in Minihouse.

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New partner at AKD

July 2010. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

01-07-2010 | Law firm and notarial services provider AKD has appointed Remco Bosveld as a partner effective 1 July 2010. Remco, who joins AKD from De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V., will be part of the firm’s notarial section for corporate law in Amsterdam.

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AKD advises Private Plus Fund on participating in Service2Media

May 2009. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

Fund manager of Private Plus Fund B.V., Newion Investments Management, has a reputation as an involved investor with a track record of investing in high-potential businesses. Private Plus Fund invests in SMB companies for the financing of accelerated autonomous growth or acquisitions and with succession issues: management buy-out of buy-in. AKD assists Private Plus Fund on a regular basis.

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Van der Nat Litigation to join with AKD Prinsen Van Wijmen

June 2008. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

This expansion is an important step in the further development and growth of AKD. The partners of Van der Nat Litigation have decided on this alliance to reinforce and expand on the services they offer to their clients. Bert Heikens, Chairman of the Board of AKD said, "The board and all our partners are delighted with our new partners and their employees. The synergy between our offices will enable us to improve on the services we provide to our clients; in addition, this expansion contributes to the AKD growth strategy.”

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  • New Late Payments Directive

    Despite the implementation of Directive 2000/35/EC on combating late payment in commercial transactions in 2002, the European Commission (the “Commission”) concluded in 2008 that late payments were still widespread in the EU. It also turned out that public authorities in certain Member States were stipulating unjustifiably long contractual payment periods for transactions.
  • Amendment of the Collective Redundancy Notification Act

    On 1 March 2012 the Collective Redundancy Notification Act (Wet Melding Collective Outslug, "WACO") will be amended. What changes does this involve?
  • New Corporate Law Legislation

    In the field of corporate law, there are four (coming) Acts that attract attention, namely the introduction of the tenth book of the Dutch Civil Code, the amendment of the Marital Property Act and, to conclude, the coming entry into effect of the Management and Supervision Act and the Flexibilization of BV Act. Please find below a short explanation of each Act.
  • Shipping & Transport - Netherlands

    Attaching maritime assets in insolvency
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  • The employment of foreign workers. What issues do you need to be aware of as an employer?

    The employment of foreign workers regularly raises questions. A brief summary of the most important areas of attention will be dealt with in this article.
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  • Non-solicitation agreement violated via LinkedIn

    A non-solicitation agreement usually restricts the ability of an employee - after an employment contract has ended - to approach the clients of the former employer. The former employee of a software company recently discovered that the scope of such an agreement can also include contacts made via LinkedIn.
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  • NETHERLANDS AS A GLOBAL FINANCE CENTRE

    Few jurisdictions can boast a foreign direct investment record like the Netherlands. As the world's seventh largest inward receiver of investments, housing approximately 9000 foreign-owned companies, the country's dynamic business environment provides an invaluable insight into macro investment trends.
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  • Forming a company in the Netherlands

    The Netherlands and Dutch law The Netherlands is a perfect business location for foreign entrepreneurs (2,000 subsidiaries in Amsterdam, 140,000 jobs). It is the gateway to densely populated Western Europe and has a well-developed logistic and technical infrastructure.
  • Leasing of commercial premises in the Netherlands

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  • Employment of foreign workers in the Netherlands

    The employment of foreign workers in the Netherlands regularly raises questions. What issues do you need to be aware of as an employer? A brief summary of the most important areas of attention will be dealt with in this article.
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