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Hugo Reumkens

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Van Doorne

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Corporate Law: Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Governance, Dispute settlement and Insurance Law: Mediation


Hugo is a very experienced corporate law expert. He mainly focuses on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, private equity and joint ventures. Several independent international surveys have recommended Hugo as a corporate/M&A and private equity expert.


Hugo served two terms as managing partner of Van Doorne and he occupies several additional positions at listed and non-listed companies and institutions. He has a broad network of contacts. As a lawyer, he combines his extensive management experience with knowledge and experience in relation to strategy, finance, IT and employee consultation. He was appointed chairman of Tilburg University in January 2018. 
Hugo is a corporate law, corporate governance and boardroom dynamics lecturer at Nyenrode Business Universiteit, Tias and other universities. He is the author of books and columns on these subjects and he assists supervisory directors and regulators in self-evaluations. He is a former advisor to the Dutch Corporate Governance Committee and he is a regular keynote speaker on management and supervision.


English, German and Dutch.


Hugo is a member of the Amsterdam Center for Corporate Finance (ACCF), the Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA) (national representative), the European Venture Capital Association (EVCA), the Great Industrial Club (IGC), the Dutch Securities Law Association, the Corporate Governance Brainstorming Group of the Dutch Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (NVP), the Dutch Commercial Law Association and the Dutch Corporate Litigation Association, International Bar Association (IBA).


Dutch Law, Tilburg University, the Netherlands; postgraduate program company law, Grotius Academy, Nijmegen, the Netherlands; TiasNimbas Business School; Leadership in Law Firms, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.


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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