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Erwin Rademakers

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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.


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Transport, technology, agribusiness and healthcare are sectors of particular expertise for AKD’s practice. Lennart Crain arrived from De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek in January 2017; he and Zabdaj Pollen acted for IOI on its sale of a 70% stake in IOI Loders Croklaan to Bunge for €297m plus $595m. Erwin Rademakers, Nathalie van Woerkom and practice head Carlos Pita Cao are also recommended.

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Netherlands: Banking and finance

Borrower side

Within: Borrower side

AKD’s ‘very thorough’, ‘quick’ department often handles cross-border acquisition finance matters across jurisdictions that include Germany and the US. Department head Vincent Bettonville acts for Benson Elliot Capital Management on various finance matters. The team includes Erwin Rademakers and Jasper Verhoog, who has been promoted to partner.

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