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Martijn Hermus

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Greenberg Traurig LLP

Work Department

Corporate & Securities | Mergers & Acquisitions | Private Equity | Litigation




Martijn Hermus primarily focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and other transactional matters, general corporate law and corporate and commercial litigation. His clients are large and middle-sized companies, both operating nationally and internationally, as well as private individuals. His work spans a range of industries, including commodities, food, pharmaceuticals, media, hospitality and retail. Martijn has broad experience working on large, complex cross-border transactions.


  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity
  • General corporate law
  • Corporate and commercial litigation
Admitted to Practice


Dutch, native
English, fluent
Spanish, conversational


  • Member, Corporate Litigation Association
  • Member, Dutch Bar Association


  • LL.M., University of Leiden, Faculty of Law, 2000


Commercial, corporate and M&a

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&a

The Greenberg Traurig LLP practice has an established client roster of domestic and international listed and private companies, start-ups, and government bodies. Thédoor Melchers advised the Nordic group BEWI on the purchase of Synbra Holding, the Netherlands-based manufacturer. Martijn Hermus acted for Bunzl on the purchase of 85% of the shares from JéTé Holding in QS Nederland. Other team members include Jan Kees Brandse, who advised the Toronto-based Dream Global REIT on its investment in Merin, one of the largest commercial real estate platforms in the Netherlands.

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  • Dynamic Contracts: Changing employment practices in the digital era

    Digital platforms designed to deliver professional services are changing the European employment landscape as both employers  and workers look for more flexible ways to work.
  • New Late Payments Directive

    Despite the implementation of Directive 2000/35/EC on combating late payment in commercial transactions in 2002, the European Commission (the ‚ÄúCommission‚ÄĚ) concluded in 2008 that late payments were still widespread in the EU. It also turned out that public authorities in certain Member States were stipulating unjustifiably long contractual payment periods for transactions.
  • Amendment of the Collective Redundancy Notification Act

    On 1 March 2012 the Collective Redundancy Notification Act (Wet Melding Collective Outslug, "WACO") will be amended. What changes does this involve?
  • New Corporate Law Legislation

    In the field of corporate law, there are four (coming) Acts that attract attention, namely the introduction of the tenth book of the Dutch Civil Code, the amendment of the Marital Property Act and, to conclude, the coming entry into effect of the Management and Supervision Act and the Flexibilization of BV Act. Please find below a short explanation of each Act.
  • Shipping & Transport - Netherlands

    Attaching maritime assets in insolvency
    - AKD
  • The employment of foreign workers. What issues do you need to be aware of as an employer?

    The employment of foreign workers regularly raises questions. A brief summary of the most important areas of attention will be dealt with in this article.
    - AKD
  • Non-solicitation agreement violated via LinkedIn

    A non-solicitation agreement usually restricts the ability of an employee - after an employment contract has ended - to approach the clients of the former employer. The former employee of a software company recently discovered that the scope of such an agreement can also include contacts made via LinkedIn.
    - AKD

    Few jurisdictions can boast a foreign direct investment record like the Netherlands. As the world's seventh largest inward receiver of investments, housing approximately 9000 foreign-owned companies, the country's dynamic business environment provides an invaluable insight into macro investment trends.
    - AKD
  • Forming a company in the Netherlands

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  • Leasing of commercial premises in the Netherlands

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