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Eversheds Sutherland (Netherlands) B.V.

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Eversheds Sutherland (Netherlands) B.V., Lourens-Jan Heijmans, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS

Lourens-Jan Heijmans

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Lourens-Jan Heijmans is a member of the corporate and notarial group. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions, demergers, restructurings, joint-ventures, the incorporation of companies, cooperatives, partnerships and other corporate entities under Dutch law, employee participation plans, corporate governance and financing and securities.

Lourens-Jan advises national and international clients on Dutch company law. 
His clients include large and medium-sized companies from the Netherlands and abroad. Lourens-Jan has a great deal of experience with international and national structures and clients and works together closely with advisors of other disciplines, including accountants, tax consultants and corporate finance specialists.

Lourens-Jan Heijmans is als kandidaat-notaris lid van de praktijkgroep Ondernemingsrecht. Hij is gespecialiseerd in fusies en overnames, splitsingen, herstructureringen, joint ventures, de oprichting van vennootschappen, coöperatieve verenigingen, maatschappen en andere ondernemingsvormen naar Nederlands recht, medezeggenschapsregelingen voor werknemers, behoorlijk ondernemingsbestuur en financiering en effecten.

Lourens-Jan adviseert nationale en internationale cliënten op het gebied van het Nederlandse vennootschapsrecht. Cliënten van Lourens-Jan zijn grote en middelgrote ondernemingen uit binnen- en buitenland. Hij heeft een ruime ervaring met internationale en nationale structuren en cliënten en hij werkt nauw samen met adviseurs van andere disciplines waaronder accountants, belastingadviseurs en corporate-finance specialisten.


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