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Friso Foppes

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Van Doorne

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Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Pension Law, Financial Institutions, FinTech


Friso is an expert in corporate law. Friso specialises in particular in (cross-border) mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other forms of cooperation, private equity and corporate governance (accounting policies, etcetera).
He is used to working with other disciplines, and frequently acts for foreign investors, for instance in investments.
As a member of Van Doorne’s Pension team Friso regularly represents pension funds, in particular in governance issues, mergers and split-ups and group transfer payments.


Friso has been working at Van Doorne since 2000 and was appointed partner within Van Doorne’s corporate practice on 1 January 2014.


English, Dutch


Friso is a member of the Dutch Commercial Law Association, the Dutch Law Association on Financial Reporting and the Dutch Association for Pension Lawyers.


Dutch Law, University of Groningen, the Netherlands (1999); Postgraduate Pension Law Course, VU Law Academy, the Netherlands (2013)


Banking and finance: Financial services regulatory

Within: Banking and finance: Financial services regulatory

Van Doorne‚Äôs fields a team of 'go-to lawyers for the Dutch fintech market' and also has a track record advising on market access, ongoing regulatory obligations and regulatory enforcement matters. Friso Foppes assisted Stichting Pensioenfonds with effecting a collective transfer of pension entitlements to the pension fund PGB, valued at ‚ā¨550m. The ‚Äėdedicated‚Äô Arno Voerman leads the team.

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Commercial, corporate and M&a

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&a

Onno Boerstra heads the team at Van Doorne, which also includes Hugo Reumkens, Arnout Stroeve, and Friso Foppes. The group provides 'a full offering of M&A-related legal services and a highly experienced team'. Senior associate Steffen Alleman is also highlighted as 'an outstanding lawyer who makes the difference in getting a deal done. His knowledge, creativity, and negotiation skills put him on top of any legal advisory list'. It advised IRI Investments, a subsidiary of IKEA Group, on the acquisition of a minority interest in Mopet Beheer.

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Private equity

Within: Private equity

Van Doorne¬†is a popular choice for sponsors and management. Practice head¬†Onno Boerstra¬†advised the board and senior management of Akzo Nobel on their participation in the company's ‚ā¨10.1bn acquisition by The Carlyle Group. In other work,¬†Jeroen Sombezki¬†assisted Atomico Ventures with its ‚ā¨51m investment in cloud communications company MessageBird. Friso Foppes¬†and Dimitri van Hoewijk¬†are also recommended.

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