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Daphne Bens

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Corporate

Position

Daphne Bens has extensive experience in advising clients, (multi)national corporations as well as listed companies in complex cross border M&A transactions. Daphne's practice focuses on mergers & acquisitions, private equity and corporate law. Further to her M&A practice, Daphne advises clients on all general corporate matters. She has a specific focus on the Technology sector and the Hospitality & Leisure sector. Daphne heads the Corporate practice in Amsterdam.


Netherlands

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

DLA Piper’s ‘outstanding’ practice, which is led by Daphne Bens, is ‘good value for money’. Clients include NN Hotels and Dentsu AEGIS Network. Barbara van Hussen and Richard Fens are particularly active. ‘Great deal managerPieter Paul Terpstra is ‘a very personable, professional’ senior associate.

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Private equity

Within: Private equity

Daphne Bens and Casper Hamersma lead the team at DLA Piper. Barbara van Hussen acted for Lone Star Funds on its €3.4bn acquisition of Propertize. Other clients include KKR, H.I.G. Capital and Carlyle.

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Netherlands: Industry focus

IT

Within: IT

Daphne Bens and Joris Willems are practice co-heads at DLA Piper; the latter advised Naspers on its global cloud services agreement with Oracle Nederland. Senior adviser Nico van Eijk joined from NautaDutilh in April 2016.

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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