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Carlos Pita Cao

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Carlos concentrates primarily on national and international mergers and takeovers, management buyouts, joint ventures, shareholders' agreements, partnerships, commercial contracting, corporate recovery and providing general advice for Dutch and foreign companies. He frequently works in a multidisciplinary context for both national and international clients. Carlos additionally has clients in the broader energy sector, which he assists and advises in various energy contracting matters. In 2004 Carlos also worked at the Brussels establishment of AKD, where he concentrated on European and Dutch competition law.


IFLR1000, edition 2011, identifies Carlos as a leading lawyer in his field. It furthermore states: "Carlos Pita Cao is excellent, very good, and superb, [...]. [He is] very responsive understands the pressures of clients and gives excellent advice. The main thing that impressed [...] was the way he picks up the vital parts in legal documentation to understand how to achieve the commercial end."


Dutch, Spanish and English


Carlos Pita Cao obtained his MA in European and International Law at the Catholic University in Brabant in 2000. In 2004 he also completed the post-graduate study programme in EC Competition Law at King's College London.


Commercial, corporate and M&a

Within: Leading individuals

Carlos Pita Cao - AKD

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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