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Erwin Rademakers joined AKD in 1996. From the date he joined the firm he forms part of the Corporate/M&A team (which he headed 2010-2014). He has a strong focus on corporate structuring and M&A.


Erwin mainly works in an international environment with a focus on Japan, Korea and China. He however also acts for many Dutch, US and German clients. His clients either have holding companies or operational companies in the Netherlands. Erwin is instructed in cross border structuring projects and midsize and large M&A deals. He however also represents clients in small or midsize strategic deals. Among his clients are large corporates from all over the world (Fortune 500 companies, PE/VC parties and state owned companies) as well as some very loyal midsize and large companies.


Erwin formed part of the board of AKD in the years 2006 through 2010 and was appointed managing partner in September 2014. Erwin's expertise is recognized by IFLR 1000 2016, Chambers Global 2016 and Legal 500 2016.


Erwin is fluent in German


He is member of the board of several (semi public and/or charitable) organizations such as Dujat (Dutch Japanese Trade Federation). Erwin's expertise is recognized by IFLR 1000 2016, Chambers Global 2016 and Legal 500 2016.


Banking and finance: Borrower side

Within: Banking and finance: Borrower side

AKD’s department, which is headed by Vincent Bentonville and managing partner Erwin Rademakers, has considerable experience handling cross-border acquisition financing. Jasper Verhoog is another name to note. Cathelijn Frederiks joined the team as counsel in September 2017 from NautaDutilh.

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Banking and finance: lender or arranger side

Within: Banking and finance: lender or arranger side

AKD advises clients on cross-border acquisition finance matters. The department is headed by Vincent Bentonville and also includes managing partner Erwin Rademakers. Jasper Verhoog and counsel Cathelijn Frederiks, who was a recent arrival from NautaDutilh, are also noted.

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Commercial, corporate and M&a

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&a

AKD garners praise for being 'hands-on, solution driven, and tough negotiators' who will nonetheless 'close fast and achieve results'. Practice head Carlos Pita Cao 'is a superb advisor and negotiator who can save a deal with an inventive move'. Other key partners include Erwin Rademakers,  Nathalie van Woerkom, who is reported to be 'an outstanding M&A counsel, excellent negotiator and a great team leader' and 'skilled' Lennart Crain. The team undertakes the full range of regional and international corporate and M&A work for clients such as the listed Malaysian IOI, on the divestment of a 70% controlling stake in its IOI Loders Croklaan division.

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