Firms To Watch: Commercial, corporate and M&a

Led by Tom van Dijk and Stijn van der Stap, the corporate and M&A practice at DVAN Advocaten acts for clients across the agriculture and food, technology and retail sectors on sell-side, buy-side, MBO and MBI transactions.
The ‘well-balanced’ team at La Gro Geelkerken advocaten acts for clients in the healthcare and life sciences, technology and real estate sectors on M&A, restructurings and corporate governance mandates.
With offices in Amsterdam and ‘s-Hertogenbosch, LXA Attorneys counts mid-market M&A and venture capital transactions in its workload. Jointly led by Antony Jonkman and Carel Henderson, the ‘team works like a well-oiled machine’.

Commercial, corporate and M&a in Netherlands

Allen & Overy LLP

The ‘practical, hands-on and results oriented’ team at Allen & Overy LLP stands out for its expertise in high-end public M&A, often involving a multi-jurisdictional element, and is noted for its focus on the technology, energy and infrastructure sectors. Joyce Leemrijse jointly leads the practice alongside Charles Honée, who advises on acquisitions, disposals and public takeover bids, while Christiaan de Brauw is praised for his ‘in-depth knowledge’ of public M&A. Katinka Middelkoop acts for international corporates and financial institutions on cross-border transactions, and managing partner Justin Steer focuses on private M&A and joint ventures. Other key contacts in the group include Karine KoddeJasper de Jong and Gijs Linse.

Practice head(s):

Joyce Leemrijse; Charles Honée

Other key lawyers:

Christiaan De Brauw; Katinka Middelkoop; Jasper de Jong; Gijs Linse; Karine Kodde; Sophie Roozendaal; Olivier Valk; Tim Stevens


‘Practical, hands-on and results oriented. High quality and solid advice.’

‘The depth of knowledge and diversity of the team is second to none. The A&O team are not only excellent deal makers but also strong in corporate finance.’

‘Christiaan De Brauw – in-depth knowledge, great personality, recognised by clients, peers and co-workers.’

Key clients


Macquarie / The Green Investment Group

BNP Paribas


Aermont Capital

NIBC Capital


Jacobs Holding



De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

According to one client, ‘when it comes to large-scale transactions, no firm in the Netherlands can matchDe Brauw Blackstone Westbroek. Counting domestic and multinational companies, financial institutions and public entities among its key roster of clients, the team advises on M&A, divestments and joint ventures, and is noted for its expertise in the technology and manufacturing sectors. ‘Seasoned dealmaker’ and practice leader Arne Grimme advises on public and private transactions, in addition to leveraged buyouts, cross-border deals and corporate restructurings, while ‘pragmatic problem solverGaby Smeenk focuses on M&A and capital markets transactions. Michael Schouten has experience in the regulated financial and energy sectors, and Klaas De Vries is well-versed in cross-border M&A. Other key members of the group include Yi Duan, who is ‘a safe pair of hands to have on the team’, and Jaap Barneveld.

Practice head(s):

Arne Grimme

Other key lawyers:

Gaby Smeenk; Michael Schouten; Klaas De Vries; Yi Duan; Jaap Barneveld; Frank Hamming


‘Jaap Barneveld is knowledgable and pragmatic.’

‘Arne Grimme and his team work together seamlessly, providing constant and hands-on advice on all aspects during a transaction. With creative solutions to challenging problems, Arne is able to smoothen out the most complex of challenges.’

‘Michael Schouten is a fast and analytical M&A lawyer, with excellent skills.’

‘The De Brauw M&A team delivers top-quality advice. They are very pro-active and they have good project management.’

‘Arne Grimme is a seasoned dealmaker, with valuable tactical advice beyond the legal issues but on the overall tactics on how to run the process. Yi Duan is on top of the deal. He is always available and very nice to work with it. A true safe pair of hands to have on the team.’

‘When it comes to large-scale transactions, no firm in the Netherlands can match De Brauw. Quality of work is extremely high and there appears to be no limit to the amount of talented associates which can be made available.’

‘Gaby Smeenk is a fantastic partner to work with. She is a pragmatic problem solver who never looses her cool and always keeps an eye on the bigger picture.’

‘Michael Schouten is a shining star in the M&A space. Ability to explain complex matters to people less familiar with the project was outstanding.’

Key clients

Deutsche Telekom

Koninklijke Philips N.V.



Just Eat Takeaway

Stonepeak Partners LP and EQT Infrastructure V

NN Group NV

Ralph Sonnenberg

Intertrust N.V.





Westlake Chemical Corporation




G-III Apparel Group Limited

Work highlights

  • Assisted GrandVision N.V. as sole counsel in relation to the recommended mandatory public offer launched by EssilorLuxottica S.A.
  • Advised Just Eat N.V.’s US subsidiary, Grubhub, Inc. in entering a commercial agreement with a subsidiary of Amazon, whereby Amazon receives warrants (exercisable at a minimum price) over 2% of Grubhub’s fully-diluted common equity.
  • Advised NN Group on the sale of its asset manager NN Investment Partners (NN IP) to Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. for total cash proceeds of €1.7bn.


With offices across the Benelux region, NautaDutilh ‘is fully in tune with the market’ and has a track record advising on cross-border public M&A, with demonstrable experience in the financial services, energy and life sciences sectors. Stefan Wissing advises on M&A, often involving a multi-jurisdictional element, as well as joint ventures and corporate governance matters, while newly appointed managing partner Lieke Van Der Velden focuses on domestic and international corporate transactions. Jaap Stoop leads the team and Jacqueline Clement, who is noted for her expertise in the financial services sector, was promoted to partner in April 2022. Leo Groothuis left the firm for an in-house role.

Practice head(s):

Jaap Stoop

Other key lawyers:

Lieke Van Der Velden; Stefan Wissing; Jacqueline Clement; Sybren de Beurs


‘Very happy with Nauta’s assistance. Great partner involvement, working with our investment professionals as one team, and good value for money.’

‘A team that is fully in tune with the market, is hard working, flexible, knowledgeable, pragmatic and helps us to get deals done.’

‘NautaDutilh has got a very strong regulatory practice. As M&A for financial institutions is always linked with regulatory, an M&A practice which works together with of one of the leading regulatory teams is very efficient. Unique in the Dutch market.’

Key clients


Accell Group




Vopak N.V.

HAL Investments

SHV, including NPM

Dutch Ministry of Finance


ALD Automotive




Mirage Retail Group


Liberty Mutual

Work highlights

  • Advised ALD Automotive and its majority shareholder Société Générale on the proposed acquisition of LeasePlan from a consortium led by TDR capital for a total consideration of €4.9bn.
  • Advised Accell Group on a public offer by a KKR-led consortium.
  • Advised HAL on its public offer for all outstanding ordinary shares in Royal Boskalis Westminster.


Counting domestic and international corporates among its key list of clients, Stibbe has a track record advising on high-value M&A transactions and has experience of corporate litigation, such as disputes concerning takeovers and corporate control-related issues. Practice leader and managing partner Heleen Kersten focuses on high-end M&A and corporate governance matters, while Duco de Boer handles corporate restructurings. Praised as ‘pragmatic and commercial’, Björn van der Klip ‘always has the bigger picture in mind’ when advising on public M&A and Eva Das is noted for her capability in public and private transactions, as well as joint ventures.

Other key lawyers:

Heleen Kersten; Björn van der Klip; Duco de Boer; Eva Das; Marc Habermehl; Nora Offergelt


‘Heleen Kersten and Nora Offergelt keep their eye on the ball.’

‘Stibbe has a strong focus on tech start-ups in the Netherlands. They know how to support the legal needs of these businesses who often have little or no in-house legal capability.’

‘Björn van der Klip is pragmatic and commercial, and always has the bigger picture in mind.’

‘Marc Habermehl is one to watch, unflappable, on top of the detail and commercial.’

Work highlights

  • Advising on the €42bn merger of equals between Firmenich International SA and Koninklijke DSM N.V. to create DSM-Firmenich.
  • Advising 3G Capital, the Brazilian-American leading investment firm with portfolio companies such as AB InBev, BurgerKing and KraftHeinz, on the $7.1bn acquisition of a controlling interest in Hunter Douglas.
  • Advising FL Entertainment on its business combination with Pegasus Entrepreneurial Acquisition Company Europe B.V., a SPAC listed on Euronext Amsterdam.

Clifford Chance

Praised for its ‘high availability and top-notch advice’, Clifford Chance acts for leading financial investors, as well as domestic and multinational companies, on public and private M&A, joint ventures, restructurings and corporate governance matters. Practice leader Mark Jan Arends has been kept busy with high-end acquisitions in the technology sector, while Gregory Crookes has demonstrable experience providing buy-side and sell-side representation on cross-border transactions. Jan-Hendrik Horsmeier is noted for his expertise in the energy and infrastructure areas, focusing on M&A, joint ventures and corporate advisory mandates, and Jeroen Thijssen, who is commended as ‘solution-oriented’, is another key contact. Stephanie Horowitz joined from Allen & Overy LLP in December 2021. Hans Beerlage left the firm in January 2022.

Practice head(s):

Mark-Jan Arends

Other key lawyers:

Gregory Crookes; Jan-Hendrik Horsmeier; Jeroen Thijssen; Stephanie Horowitz; Pieter Leefers; Tim Heerschop


‘Business orientated, always available and able to cover all areas.’

‘Senior associate Pieter Leefers managed our M&A transaction in a pragmatic, business orientated, quick and cost efficient manner. He was reachable at all times, and never lost his good spirits despite the long process, very good negotiator.’

‘Jeroen Thijssen is always available and solution orientated.’

‘Dedication from the team to work hard in the best interest of the client. High availability and top-notch advice.’

‘Pieter Leefers is agile and positive minded. Had full control and oversight of the project.’

Key clients

Tele 2

Partners Group



Digital Infrastructure Vehicle (DIV)

EQT Infrastructure III


Encavis Infrastructure Fund III

Gilde Buy Out Partners

CVC Capital Partners


3i Infrastructure and Oiltanking

Royal Ten Cate




Stedin Group




Babilou Family

Work highlights

  • Advised Tele2 on its agreement with Deutsche Telekom to sell T-Mobile Netherlands to funds advised by Apax Partners and Warburg Pincus.
  • Advised Partners Group in relation to the buyout of enterprise cloud software company Unit4 by private equity firms TA Associates and Partners Group in a deal value in excess of $2bn.
  • Advised Vattenfall N.V. and Vattenfall Duurzame Energie N.V. in relation to the agreement with BASF on the sale of 49.5% of the offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust Zuid.


Commended as ‘smart and practical, with a great understanding of cross-border transactions’, the corporate practice at Houthoff acts for domestic and multinational companies on high-end M&A and joint venture mandates. Alexander Kaarls regularly advises on deals involving IT companies, while practice leader Bram Caudri focuses on corporate takeovers, joint ventures and M&A transactions with an international angle. The practice, which includes key contact Willem de Nijs Bik, saw the partner promotions of Guillette van Grinsven, Richard Witvliet and Philip van der Eijk in January 2022. Michiel Wesseling retired in December 2021 and Maurits de Haan left the firm in December 2022.

Practice head(s):

Bram Caudri

Other key lawyers:

Michiel Pannekoek; Willem de Nijs Bik; Alexander Kaarls; Guillette van Grinsven; Richard Witvliet; Philip van der Eijk; Margriet Kros


‘Bram Caudri has worked with us on all our transactions, and successfully so. He is pragmatic and constructive, with a focus on bridging potential gaps between our international approach and the local needs.’

‘The Houthoff team are smart and practical, with a great understanding of cross-border transactions. They invest time, effort and energy into learning our business, which better enables them to advise our company.’

‘Alexander Kaarls is an incredibly talented lawyer. He is measured, pragmatic and knowledgeable of the issues that affect our company.’

‘The core Houthoff M&A team consists of driven, pragmatic, and diverse individuals. Great availability, coordination skills and a pragmatic approach are some of the team’s strengths and key capabilities.’

‘Bram Caudri is very pleasant to work with. He is knowledgeable, hands on and quick in his responses. He stands out in understanding the business and the various requirements for the different transactions.’

‘Margriet Kros is knowledgeable and has great coordination and analytical capabilities required for complex M&A processes with challenging timelines. She is very accessible and has a pragmatic approach.’

‘Bram Caudri and Margriet Kros are highly qualified M&A lawyers. They are always accessible, have a critical view, are open and transparent, all in the best interest of the client.’

‘Great professionals and client centric.’

Key clients


Royal IHC

Van Oord




Royal IHC

Vitol Group

Exact Group






(Robert) Bosch



Northern Data

SCG Packaging

Work highlights

  • Advising Corporation Service Company in its merger agreement with Intertrust and engaged in the due diligence for Intertrust together with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.
  • Advised Siemens as lead counsel on its acquisition of Sqills, a provider of cloud-based inventory management, reservation, and ticketing software to public transport operators globally.
  • Advised Thailand-based packaging provider SCG Packaging PCL, in acquiring Peute Recycling B.V. (Peute).

Loyens & Loeff

With a strong foothold in the Benelux region, Loyens & Loeff is well-placed to advise on multi-jurisdictional transactions in collaboration with leading international firms, and is noted for its experience in the energy, healthcare and life sciences, real estate and technology sectors. The team, which frequently leverages the expertise of the firm’s tax group, is jointly led by Bastiaan Cornelisse and Harmen Holtrop, who focuses on M&A, joint ventures and general corporate representation, while Herman Kaemingk handles management and leveraged buyouts. Antoinette van der Hauw is also a key contact for management buyouts, in addition to cross-border acquisitions and joint ventures, and Rob Schrooten was promoted to partner in 2022.

Practice head(s):

Harmen Holtrop; Bastiaan Cornelisse

Other key lawyers:

Antoinette van der Hauw; Herman Kaemingk; Roel Fluit; Rob Schrooten

Key clients

Legrand SA

Publicis Group SA

Livestyle inc.

Goldman Sach’s

Vivendi SE



EQT Partners


Work highlights

  • Assisted Vivendi on the listing of FL Entertainment, in which it is a shareholder.
  • Acted as counsel to Kiwa N.V., a pan-European leader in the testing, inspection and certification (TIC) market, and its shareholders on the sale of Kiwa to SHV Holdings.
  • Assisted Legrand on the acquisition of Ecotap, a front-running Dutch specialist in alternating and direct-current electric vehicle chargers for homes, businesses and public charging points, from its shareholders.


Noted for its ‘ability to handle complex cross-border transactions’, independent Benelux firm AKD acts for domestic and foreign clients on distressed M&A, strategic deals and corporate restructurings, in addition to merger control issues and regulatory approvals. Practice head Carlos Pita Cao has demonstrable experience across the transport and logistics, energy, food, manufacturing, technology and leisure sectors, and Nathalie Van Woerkom is praised as a ‘safe pair of hands’ for distressed M&A. Other key contacts in the group include Lennart Crain and new arrival Wouter Kros, who joined from Loyens & Loeff in June 2022.

Practice head(s):

Carlos Pita Cao

Other key lawyers:

Nathalie Van Woerkom; Lennart Crain; Wouter Kros


‘They maintain a high quality with regard to their drafting, respond swiftly and are also pragmatic.’

‘Nathalie van Woerkom is an experienced partner in M&A and private equity.’

‘Highly knowledgeable, efficient, experienced in cross-border work and a strong client focus.’

‘Nathalie van Woerkom – a very safe pair of hands. Extremely experienced, strong negotiator and very business minded. A pleasure to work with.’

‘They are a fantastic group of people with tons of experience across all types of corporate transactional work.’

‘Very pragmatic and knowledgeable, working for top-tier clients. Can easily stand out against the really big names.’

‘Carlos Pita Cao is a sharp and efficient lawyer.’

‘Good ability to handle complex cross-border transactions.’

Key clients


Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij Oost Nederland

Perspectieffonds Gelderland B.V.

Rotterdam Port Authority


De Hoge Dennen Capital


Berk Partners


PAI and a portfolio company

Alpha Private Equity / IPCOM

Inkef Capital




Ballymore Group

Brian Beheer



Astek Group


ISA Pharmaceuticals

Westway Group

K3 Business Technology Group Plc.

Total Produce Plc

Sumitomo Corporation

Ralph Lauren

Facilicom Services Group

IOI Corp.

DW Partners



Work highlights

  • Acting for Neways on the defence against a hostile public takeover offer for Neways.
  • Acted for Vitec in the €100m acquisition of SaaS business ABS.
  • Acting for Foodmate on its sale of both its European and its US branch to US-based investment firm Duravant.

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie is well-placed to leverage the firm’s global footprint to advise on multi-jurisdictional mandates, including public and private M&As, joint ventures and restructurings, in addition to corporate governance issues. Kim Tan spearheads the practice and focuses on domestic and cross-border corporate reorganisations, while Mohammed Almarini acts for clients in the technology, manufacturing, food and energy sectors on M&A and corporate takeovers. Koen Bos is another key member of the group.

Practice head(s):

Kim Tan

Other key lawyers:

Mohammed Almarini; Koen Bos; Joost Polman


‘They are proactive, always available, efficient and appear to have a genuine interest in their client.’

‘Mohammed Almarini and Joost Polman inspire their team to be as proactive as they are.’

Key clients

APG Asset Management

BG Light

Chesnara / Waard Group

Daiwa House Industry Company

De Heus Vietnam

DS Smith


Ergon Capital Partners

Ford Motor Company

FSN Capital


GATX Corporation

HB Capital


Koch Media

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR)



Marel hf.

PMB Beheer


Qmulus Invest

Roularta Media Group

Royal De Heus

Ufenau Capital Partners


Vertigo Games

Waard Leven

Wagram Equity Partners


Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer handles big-ticket transactions, as demonstrated by the team’s advice to Talpa Holding on its merger with RTL Nederland, reinforcing the group’s ‘standout knowledge of the media industry’. Other key sectors of focus include technology, energy, infrastructure and real estate. Harald Spruit, who focuses on high-end M&A, joint ventures and corporate governance matters, jointly leads the team alongside Saloua Ouchan, who was promoted to partner in May 2022. Other key contacts include Alexander Doorman and Hanneke Rothbarth.

Practice head(s):

Saloua Ouchan; Harald Spruit

Other key lawyers:

Alexander Doorman; Hanneke Rothbarth


‘Strong team, nice to work with and improved global capabilities.’

‘Good reputation and experience with transactions in Europe.’

‘Freshfields is a united team and their answers to our questions are consistent and rarely vague. They also perform well in M&A negotiations.’

Key clients

Universal Music Group NV

Iveco Group



Pepco NV

Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize NV

NN Group NV

Royal Boskalis Westminster NV

Wereldhave NV

BE Semiconductor Industries NV

CNH Industrial NV

NOXXON Pharma N.V.

argenx SE

Centogene B.V.

Digi Communications NV

Ferrari NV

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV

Exor NV

Brack Capital Properties NV

Work highlights

  • Advised Universal Music Group N.V. on its separation from Vivendi SE and the listing of its shares on Euronext Amsterdam.
  • Advised CNH Industrial and Iveco Group N.V. on the 3€bn Iveco Group N.V. spin-off from CNH Industrial and listing on Euronext Milan.
  • Advised Pepco Group N.V. on its €5.1bn IPO on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

Jones Day

The Amsterdam-based team at Jones Day frequently leverages the firm’s international footprint to advise on cross-border transactions, and counts M&A, public takeovers, restructurings, joint ventures, strategic alliances and corporate governance mandates in its workload. Floris Pierik acts for corporates and financial investors on M&A deals and investments, while Mike Jansen’s client roster includes domestic and multinational corporations, particularly in the US and Europe, as well as companies in the energy, mining and infrastructure sectors. Pierik and Jansen lead the practice alongside Marc Rijkaart van CappellenTon Schutte left the firm in January 2022.

Practice head(s):

Mike Jansen; Floris Pierik; Marc Rijkaart van Capellen

Other key lawyers:

Bastiaan Kout


‘Skilled team members, who provide clear advice.’

‘The culture at Jones Day is very good.’

‘Practical approach. Open to finding solutions and presenting the advice in a client friendly manner.’

Key clients


DAS Holding

SHV Energy N.V.

Aurelius Equity Opportunities


Avient Corporation

Fortino Capital

FleetCor Technologies, Inc.

Arsenal Capital Partners

AGIC Capital

Work highlights

  • Represented Avient Corporation in their acquisition of DSM’s Protective Materials business (including the Dyneema® brand) as part of their long-term divestment plan.
  • Advised private equity investor Aurelius Equity Opportunities on the controlled auction and carve-out by its subsidiary, ODE Holding BV, of Office Depot Europe’s direct sales (e-commerce) business in Netherlands (HQ), Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, UK, Ireland and Romania (service centre) to French RAJA SA. as successful bidder.
  • Assisted DAS Holding and DAS Legal Finance with the sale of their credit management business (Cannock Chase) to Axiom by means of an auction sale process.


Linklaters acts for Dutch and international clients on M&A, corporate advisory and corporate governance mandates, and is well-placed to collaborate with the firm’s offices globally to assist with high-value transactions. Jan Willem De Boer leads the team and advises on acquisition and restructuring matters, with demonstrable experience across the energy, infrastructure, food and agriculture sectors. Other key contacts in the group include Guido Portier, Mariken van Esch and counsel Gijs Smit, who specialises in energy and infrastructure-related M&A transactions.

Practice head(s):

Jan Willem de Boer

Other key lawyers:

Guido Portier; Mariken van Esch; Gijs Smit

Key clients

Lincoln TopCo Pte Ltd

Gilde Equity Management (GEM) Benelux Holding BV

DKM Holding B.V.

Dela Holding N.V.

Twitter Inc

Linx Telecommunications Holding B.V.


Alliance Automotive Group Benelux

Schneider Electric Industries SAS

CJ Corporation Cheil Jedang Corp.

Unilever plc

Apax Partners LLP

Work highlights

  • Advised Dutch funeral cooperative DELA on the acquisition of competitor Yarden.
  • Advised CGG S.A. in relation to its divestment of its geoscience business (GeoSoftware) to Total Specific Solutions (TSS), a subsidiary of Inc.
  • Advised the Dutch State on its participation in the €2.256bn rights issue of Air France-KLM.

Van Doorne

Van Doorne delivers a ‘top service to clients’ across the financial services, technology, energy, food and beverages, automotive and retail sectors, and counts mid-market M&A, public-to-private and joint ventures in its workload. Jeroen Sombezki leads the practice and has experience advising on deals in the TMT sector, in addition to restructuring and corporate governance matters, while Onno Boerstra acts for domestic and foreign companies, as well as investors, on cross-border and buyout transactions. Hugo Reumkens, who is praised as ‘an authority on corporate governance and provides well-balanced advice’, is another key contact in the team.

Practice head(s):

Jeroen Sombezki


‘Small but highly efficient and communicative team.’

‘Excellent work done by Meltem Koning and associate Hanne van ‘t Klooster. Hands on, responsive and provides great advice.’

‘Short turn around, great availability, practical and implementable advice.’

‘The Van Doorne team is able to draw on a diverse group of specialists from different legal areas in order to provide advice on a specific issue.’

‘Hugo Reumkens is an authority on corporate governance and provides well-balanced advice. Moreover, he is a strategist on how to conduct the (negotiation) process. He keeps calm, even under great pressure.’

‘Great team providing top service to clients and getting deals done.’

‘Steffen Alleman is the best M&A lawyer in the Dutch market. His proactive and pragmatic approach, combined with his knowledge of clients and the market, enables him to create superior value. He is in a league of his own.’

Key clients

bunq Holding B.V.

Lilium GmbH

Cigna Corporation

Viaro Energy

Raben Group

EasyPark AB


Deen Holding Hoorn B.V.

Fortum Holding B.V.

Stern Groep N.V.

Section 32 Fund 1 LP

Target Global

Estari Ltd, Invest-NL Capital N.V., Quadia SA

Getir B.V.

Launch! Holding B.V.

Holland Food Compounds Beheer B.V.

Tim van der Bilt Beheer B.V.

Volkswagen Pon Financial Services B.V.

Port of Rotterdam

TenneT TSO B.V.

Stedin Holding B.V.

Dunea N.V.

Artic Terminal

Friesland Campina

Work highlights

  • Advising Lilium GmbH on the corporate aspects of its IPO.
  • Advising Cigna Corporation in connection with the sale of its life, accident, and supplemental benefits businesses in Asia Pacific and Turkey to Chubb.
  • Advising DEEN on an agreement with AH, Vomar and DekaMarkt on the sale of DEEN supermarkets.


With experience across the technology, hotel and leisure, consumer goods, financial services and energy sectors, CMS counts M&A, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and corporate governance matters in its workload. Roman Tarlavski leads the practice and advises on cross-border M&A and structured joint ventures, while Reinout Slot focuses on deals arising out of regulated industries. Pieter Van Duijvenvoorde handles national and international M&A transactions, and Elmer Veenman joined the team from Eversheds Sutherland (Netherlands) B.V. in May 2022.

Practice head(s):

Roman Tarlavski

Other key lawyers:

Reinout Slot; Cecilia van der Weijden; Pieter van Duijvenvoorde; Clair Wermers; Mark Ziekman; Elmer Veenman


‘Technical, responsive, and well-positioned in the market.’

‘Personable, helpful, and knowledgeable.’

‘Hands on and pragmatic. They know their value and can distinguish between must haves and nice to haves.’

‘Very pleasant to work with and deliver accurate solutions.’

‘Cecilia van der Weijden’s attitude and composure is apt and professional, always finding a solution no matter the situation, due to her excellent communication skills and professional expertise.’

‘Team members have strong backgrounds and experience.’

Key clients

AEB Holding

Arcelor Mittal


Carl Zeiss

FD Media Group

Financial Lease Nederland

Glennmont Partners

Greencoat Capital



Lear Corporation

Mosa Meat

Oaktree Capital Management


Rieter Holding


Venterra Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Garden Capital Group, an entity controlled by the Dijkstra family, on its sale of a majority stake in the Dutch hotel group Eden Hotels to an affiliate of KSL Capital Partners.
  • Advised AEB Holding on the sale of its shares to AVR for €450m, as well as on the sale of its 50% interest in West Poort Warmte to the municipality of Amsterdam for €73m.
  • Advised Rieter Holding in connection with its acquisition of 57% of the shares in the capital of Saurer.


Praised as ‘goal-oriented and solution-focused’, boutique firm deBreij advises on a range of corporate transactions, including M&A and joint ventures, in addition to commercial contractual matters, and has demonstrable capability in handling cross-border deals. Laura Overes and Wytse Huidekoper, who have a strong focus advising on private equity and venture capital mandates, lead the team alongside Gaston Freijser and Maurice Dudink, who handles M&A and corporate governance work.

Practice head(s):

Laura Overes; Wytse Huidekoper; Gaston Freijser; Maurice Dudink

Other key lawyers:

Rutger Marres


‘The team works well together and their expertise was of a high standard.’

‘Big shout out to associate Rutger Marres and Maurice Dudink. They gave us the best advice on topics, negotiations and in meetings.’

‘The team is committed and very much goal-oriented and solution-focused.’

‘Maurice Dudink and his team apply solid legal technical skills combined with no-nonsense negotiations.’

‘Absolutely amazing service, in-depth knowledge, and most of all very open and easy to work with.’

Key clients



Zvoove Group


Nyenrode Business University

Bergman Clinics

NIBE Industrier AB

Universal Music Netherlands

Dealergroup Pon

Dr August Oetker

Eurocept Group


Lotus Bakeries




Work highlights

  • Advised Cabka, an integrated circular production company specialised in waste recycling, on a business combination to list as Cabka N.V. with Dutch Star Companies TWO, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).
  • Advised B2C Europe, a logistics company focused on cross-border business-to-consumer parcel delivery services in Europe, on the sale to Maersk, a Danish shipping company.
  • Advised GVT Group of Logistics on the sale of GVT Transport and Logistics Beheer, the transport and logistics division of GVT Group of Logistics, to ID Logistics, a European leader in contract logistics.


Noted for its ‘invaluable European network’, the corporate practice at Dentons advises on domestic and cross-border M&A, joint ventures and restructurings across the renewable energy, technology, real estate and logistics sectors. Team head Casper Haket has demonstrable experience advising on the W&I insurance aspects of transactions, in addition to acquisitions, disposals, investments and corporate real estate mandates. Other key contacts in the group include Kuif Klein Wassink and Jan-Mathijs Hermans.

Practice head(s):

Casper Haket

Other key lawyers:

Kuif Klein Wassink; Jan-Mathijs Herman


‘Ability to turn around high-quality documents that require minimum re-drafting or heavy editing on a tight schedule.

‘Great availability, global footprint and expertise.’

‘Trustworthy, no nonsense and smart.’

‘Personal approach and good knowledge.’

‘Years of personal attention and good insight into the wishes and requirements of the client.’

‘Dentons has an invaluable European network, which is critically valuable to investors with a pan-European mandate, as Dentons can accommodate larger portfolios or platforms in different jurisdictions.’

‘I have primarily worked with Casper Haket in the Dentons Amsterdam office. He was reliable and very efficient with both my time and his during our transactional work together.’

‘Ability to turn around high-quality documents that require minimum re-drafting or heavy editing on a tight schedule. Our primary point of contact has always been the same partner (Kuif Wassink), and this consistency means that we deal with the same familiar face and have easy access to a high level person in the Dentons organization, available almost 24 hours a day. This is very valuable when faced with deadlines.’

Key clients


AMC Ventures Holding







Equinor Ventures SA

Franklin Templeton

Gilde Equity Management


Kohlberg Kravis Roberts

Madison International Realty LLC

N-able Inc.

Pathé Theaters

Pathe Theatres B.V.



The Restaurant Group

Union Investment

VKR / Velux



Work highlights

  • Advising Astorg on its acquisition of a majority stake in Avania from Kester Capital.
  • Advising TreviPay in the sale of MSTS Tolls to Shell.
  • Advising Aventicum Capital Management (formed as a joint venture consisting of, Credit Suisse and the Qatar Investment Authority) on the sale of a portfolio consisting of 12 office properties in the Netherlands to a joint venture between Revcap Advisors and Unifore Real Estate, by means of a share transfer.

DLA Piper

The corporate team at DLA Piper provides ‘crisp and clear’ advice on mid-market M&A, investments, joint ventures, disposals and restructurings, and is well-placed to leverage the firm’s global network to assist with cross-border transactions. Daphne Bens spearheads the practice and advises on cross-border M&A in the technology, hospitality and leisure sectors, while Henk Arnold Sijnja handles public takeovers, private M&A and corporate restructurings. Other key contacts in the group include Richard Fens and Pieter Paul Terpstra.

Practice head(s):

Daphne Bens

Other key lawyers:

Henk Arnold Sijnja; Richard Fens; Pieter Paul Terpstra


‘The practice provides practical advice, to the point, crisp and clear, including an assessment of risks and opportunities. Based on the advice, which may also include the commercial approach, the company can make the best decision for the case at hand.’

‘Availability of the team is excellent.’

Key clients

Aegon N.V.

Algeco Holdings B.V.

Alphacomm Digital Commerce B.V.


Box Inc.

Ergon Capital Partners

Global Petro Storage

Global Transport Solutions

Hunter Douglas

FOX International Channels / The Walt Disney Company

ID&T Holding B.V.

IMF Bentham Limited

Dustin Group AB

M3 self-storage B.V.

Qargo Packers B.V.

Rheem Manufacturing Company


The Financial Times Group Limited



Worldline SA


Work highlights

  • Advised Hunter Douglas N.V. in relation to the €6.3bn acquisition of Hunter Douglas and its delisting from Euronext Amsterdam by private equity firm 3G Capital.
  • Advised ID&T and its shareholders on the sale of ID&T to, and subsequent reinvestment in, Superstruct Entertainment.
  • Assisted Prothya Biosolutions in the auction process for the Bio Products Laboratory in the field of medicines derived from human blood plasma, which treat patients with rare and life-threatening conditions.

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Greenberg Traurig LLP’s workload includes public and private M&A, restructurings, joint ventures and corporate governance issues, in addition to commercial matters involving multinational organisations. Key sectors of focus include pharmaceutical and healthcare, as well as digital technology and date centres. Acting as a trusted adviser to Dutch listed companies, Bas Vletter jointly leads the practice alongside Herald Jongen, who focuses on M&A, commercial agreements and outsourcing mandates. ‘PragmaticThédoor Melchers is another key member of the team.

Practice head(s):

Bas Vletter; Herald Jongen

Other key lawyers:

Thédoor Melchers; Jeroen den Dunnen; Linda Thonen


‘The international reach and entrepreneurial culture of Greenberg Traurig is great. Moreover, the partners are very experienced and pleasant to work with.’

‘Herald Jongen gets things done and provides excellent services in the areas of M&A, as well complex outsourcing and servicing transactions.’

‘Experience with GT was very positive. They had a very positive impact on the entire process based on their pragmatic and active approach.’

‘Thédoor Melchers is very pragmatic and communicates clearly.’

Key clients


APi Group Corporation

Athora Netherlands N.V.

European Stability Management (ESM)


MessageBird Holding B.V.

Oddo BHF



The State of the Netherlands

Ministry of Justice Netherlands

Nationale Nederlanden

Nationale Nederlanden Bank

City of Amsterdam

Amarna Therapeutics B.V.

OTB Ventures


Towerbrook Capital Partners (UK), LLP

Digital Turbine, Inc.

Andes C.V.

Greyline Partners, LLC


Wavecrest Growth Partners


Norstat AS

J.S.P. Bremer Holding B.V.

BAS Consultancy

Work highlights

  • Represented the State of the Netherlands as lead counsel in negotiating agreements with Google.

Heussen B.V.

Internationally oriented’ firm Heussen B.V. handles multi-jurisdictional M&A, reorganisations and investments, with desks dedicated to China, Germany, Japan, North America, Spain, Latin America and Sweden. Noted for its expertise in the energy, health and social care, mining and natural resources, and technology sectors, the team is led by Stan Robbers, who advises on cross-border transactions and is ‘responsible for the firm’s successful China desk’. Other key contacts in the group include Tim Schreuders and Oscar Hoefnagels.

Practice head(s):

Stan Robbers

Other key lawyers:

Tim Schreuders; Oscar Hoefnagels; Martijn Koot


‘Business minded and very responsive, work done with high quality and always within the required time frame.’

‘Great team, depth of knowledge is great. Internationally focused.’

‘Stan Robbers is our primary contact, and he always does a great job.’

‘Very internationally oriented law firm. Has very high quality standards.

‘Stan Robbers is responsible for the firm’s successful China desk and has an excellent network. He is a very good corporate lawyer.’

‘Fast thinkers, good industry knowledge, fast workers and reasonably priced.’

‘Seasoned lawyers who oversee the whole M&A negotiation process and therefore are able to anticipate issues.’

Key clients


China Eastern

Yamana Gold

Enerpac Tool Group

Denham Capital

Agnico Eagle Mines


China Cosco Shipping



Chevron HK Ltd.

Beijing Konggang Hongyuan Logistics Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Goodwe Power Supply Technology  Co., Ltd.

C&J Ned Auto B.V. (China National Machinery Import & Export Corporation and Anhui Jiangqi Investment Co., Ltd.)

Saur S.A.S.

Work highlights

  • Acted on behalf of Trioworld Industrier AB, a leading Swedish company in plastic packaging solutions, in connection with the acquisition of Flexoplast, a Dutch producer and developer of premium flexible packaging.
  • Assisting KidsFoundation B.V. and its group companies in a series of acquisitions of several small childcare organisations.
  • Assisted IFF in connection with the sale of its microbial control business to LANXESS.

Hogan Lovells International LLP

The ‘commercial and technically accurate’ team at Hogan Lovells International LLP has demonstrable experience advising on cross-border public and private M&A, particularly in the financial services, TMT and life sciences sectors, in addition to corporate restructuring mandates. Victor de Vlaam leads the practice and advises on cross-border M&A transactions, while Danielle du Bois-Buné acts for national and international private equity funds, corporate clients, publicly listed companies and investment banks.

Practice head(s):

Victor de Vlaam

Other key lawyers:

Danielle du Bois-Buné; Jan de Snaijer


‘Very hard working and responsive team. Manage their global network well on behalf of clients. Commercial, technically accurate and provide well-reasoned advice.’

Key clients

Endemol Shine

Ufenau Capital Partners



Resolution Life

Reinsurance Group of America (RGA)


PPG Industries



BNP Paribas

Henry Schein


Honeywell / Resideo



X5 Retail Group

NN Group

Aware Super

Leidsche Verzekering Maatschappij N.V.

Allianz Group

Total Specific Solutions (TSS) B.V. and Vela Software

Oldenburgische Landesbank AG (OLB)




Goldman Sachs



Cardano Group


Exponent Private Equity

Maguar Capital

Cape Investment Partners


Work highlights

  • Advising EFIC1, a SPAC listed on Euronext Amsterdam, on its business combination with Dutch tech firm Azerion, at an enterprise value of €1.3bn.
  • Advising a consortium on its bid for Royal Philips Domestic Appliances, valued at €2bn.
  • Advising Cardano on the acquisition of ACTIAM from Athora Netherlands.


Specialist real estate, corporate and commercial firm Lexence handles domestic and cross-border mid-market transactions, with experience in the financial services, technology, food and agriculture sectors. Luc Habets ‘rolls up his sleeves’ when acting for Dutch companies on cross-border acquisitions and Joost Kolkman is noted for his expertise in the food and beverage, retail, IT and education industries. Habets and Kolkman lead the practice alongside Wouter Helder, who advises on management buyouts.

Practice head(s):

Joost Kolkman; Wouter Helder; Luc Habets

Other key lawyers:

Kevin Beukeveld; Diederick de Boer


‘Luc Habets is an outstanding lawyer, works hard and rolls up his sleeves.’

‘Great all-round corporate M&A practice.’

‘Broad service offering, yet highly approachable. Truly acting as one firm and putting clients’ needs first.’

‘Likeable team with in-depth knowledge, approachable and deliver outcomes in the promised time-lines. Also commercially savvy.’

Key clients

Post NL



Waterland Private Equity

Synergia Capital

EBRO Foods


Endeit Capital (Joop van der Ende)

A-Ware Food Group


Modern Dental Group

RTL Netherlands

ICT Group

Hibernia Worldwide Hotels)

Intelligent NV

Agro Merchants Netherlands BV

Glaspoort (KPN/APG)

Greenlane LLC

Dutch Greentech Fund

Antea Participaties

Truffle Capital

Avedon Capital Partners

Sirius Venture Partners

ING Bank

ABN AMRO Participaties

Triton Partners

International Wellness Resort

DM Equity Partners

Dental Clinics

Normec Group

Carepay International

Hewlett Packard Bank Plc



Norton Rose Fulbright

The corporate team at Norton Rose Fulbright advises on M&A, disposals, buy-outs, joint ventures, corporate restructurings and compliance matters, and is well-placed to leverage the firm’s global footprint to assist with cross-border deals. Head of the Amsterdam office Saskia Blokland leads the team and handles renewable energy, food and agriculture, and infrastructure-focused transactions. Praised as a ‘bright and business-minded corporate partner’, Heimon Smits is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Saskia Blokland

Other key lawyers:

Heimon Smits; Jurriaan Jansen


‘NRF Netherlands has delivered great advice under extreme time pressure and in a very difficult environment. We would hire them again.’

‘The lawyers aim to understand the business we are in, to help us effectively and to the point. Very useful.’

‘Heimon Smits is a bright and business-minded corporate lawyer.’

Key clients


Airborne International

Alcami Wisconsin Corporation

Allianz Capital Partners

Allianz Nederland



Anterra Capital

ASR Real Estate

Atlantic Methanol (AMPCO)


Ballast Nedam




Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

Canadian Tire Corporation

CBOE Global Markets, Inc.

Clear Channel



Darling Ingredients



Emerald Kalama Chemical

European Investment Bank

Frasers Centrepoint Limited

FTI Consulting

Gate Group (deSter)

General Motors


Hunter Douglas Europe B.V.



Ingram Micro


Kerry Group

Louis Dreyfus Commodities



McLarens Acquisition Inc.

Monaghan Mushrooms




pib Group

Plus Retail (Plus Holding B.V.)

PricewaterhouseCoopers CEE

Regal Beloit Corporation


Rotterdam World Gateway






Tages capital




United Rentals

Vodacom Group Limited

VWR International

Warner Media


Work highlights

  • Advised Kerry Group on the €853m acquisition by Kerry Group of the Niacet Group, with target holding in USA but with material operations in The Netherlands.
  • Advised Strukton Groep NV on the sale of the Strukton Worksphere business line.
  • Acted as Dutch counsel to Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) on its 30% stake in American Tower’s €8.8bn European business.

Simmons & Simmons

Simmons & Simmons handles domestic and cross-border mid-market M&A transactions, with experience in the technology, manufacturing, food and beverages, real estate, energy and infrastructure sectors. The practice is also well-placed to act for public and private multinationals on joint ventures and strategic partnerships. Leo Verhoeff, who focuses on joint ventures and corporate governance matters, leads the practice alongside Rob Hendriks, who acts for investors on real estate and infrastructure M&A projects.

Practice head(s):

Leo Verhoeff; Rob Hendriks

Other key lawyers:

Gijs ter Braak; David Shearer

Key clients

Gilde Equity Management (GEM) Benelux

Fletcher Hotels

Arcus Infrastructure Partners

ZF Friedrichshafen

The Dyson-Kissner Moran Corporation


Platinum Equity / Biscuit Holding


Marex Spectron

Monument Re

Morningside Ventures

Dawn Foods


Surmount Ventures Fund

Symrise AG


90 North Real Estate Partners LLP

Brookfield Global Infrastructure Advisor Limited


CaseWare International Inc.

Capital Coach

Lightsource bp

ORIM Energy



Noted for its expertise in handling energy-related transactions, boutique firm Stek has demonstrable experience advising on the finance and competition law aspects of mid-market M&A deals. The team is well-placed to leverage the expertise of the firm’s competition and regulated markets, finance and dispute resolution practice groups to handle commercial matters. Key contacts in the group include corporate specialist Eelco Bijkerk, energy expert Reijnoud Homveld, Jasper Stek and Ruben Tros, who acts for W&I insurers in underwriting M&A transactions.

Other key lawyers:

Eelco Bijkerk; Reijnoud Homveld; Jasper Stek; Ruben Tros; Claudia Beele

Key clients


Biltz Group


DIF Capital Partners

Dynamic Credit Group

Enexis Groep

Gebhardt Stahl



Onyx Group


Stedin Groep

Stork / Fluor

Tarkett / Desso

Tata Steel

Vroom Holding

Work highlights

  • Advising Enexis Group on the divestment of its subsidiary Fudura B.V. through a controlled auction process to a consortium of PGGM Infrastructure Fund (PGGM) and DIF Capital Partners (DIF).
  • Advising Coolblue on the acquisition of Plotwise.
  • Advising a.s.r. on the acquisition and financing of part of the Princess Ariane wind farm in the Wieringermeer.


Established in December 2021, specialist M&A firm 9Corporate ‘punches above its weight, with high quality partners and a can-do attitude’. Based in Rotterdam, the practice focuses on mid-market transactions and has experience across the IT, technology, healthcare, retail and energy sectors. Jan-Paul van der Hoek, who focuses on cross-border M&A, leads the team alongside ‘technically strongTessa Rozendal and Mark Miedema. The firm welcomed Daphne van Boxtel from Rutgers & Posch in September 2022 and Maurits de Haan from Houthoff in December 2022.

Practice head(s):

Jan-Paul van der Hoek; Tessa Rozendal; Mark Miedema

Other key lawyers:

Daphne van Boxtel


‘Great professionals and client centric.’

‘Quality top-tier M&A lawyers with friendly rates.’

‘Jan Paul van der Hoek is a seasoned professional with a hands-on approach and is very much on the ball.’

‘This is a new firm and a relatively small team, but punches above its weight with high quality partners and a can-do attitude. They are knowledgeable and pragmatic, and managed a fairly complicated cross-border transaction efficiently and effectively.’

‘Tessa Rozendal was technically strong and a pleasure to deal with, getting to know the business well and building strong relationships with clients and other advisers, which helped to get a good result.’

Key clients

Odin Groep

Spinpanel Holding

Chamo B.V. (JOZ)

Quadrum Capital

Palliser Capital

Fortino Capital

FDW Investments

Claims Corporation Network

Plain Vanilla Investments

ATS Global

Impact Equity


BarentsKrans counts domestic corporates among its key roster of clients, as well as foreign multinationals, where the practice frequently receives referrals from UK and US-based international law firms on cross-border transactions. Michiel Martin, who advises on M&A, buy-ins, buy-outs and corporate restructurings, jointly leads the team alongside Lisanne Vissers, who handles corporate governance matters. Praised as a ‘top M&A lawyer’, Rhamsey Croes is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Michiel Martin; Lisanne Vissers

Other key lawyers:

Rhamsey Croes


‘High quality and very responsive. Value for money.’

‘The team is excellent, agile, efficient, client-oriented, out of the box thinking and problem solving.’

‘Rhamsey Croes is an excellent practitioner. Highly skilled, pragmatic, excellent negotiator, and a top M&A lawyer.’

‘The collaboration is seamless, client-orientated and efficient.’

‘Rhamsey Croes is a good manager and communicates clearly.’

‘Lisanne Vissers is knowledgeable and has in-depth knowledge of the client’s industry.’

Key clients

Daily Logistics Group



Borealis Hotel Group


Angelini Pharma

Rotla (Xeptor)

Zwanenberg Food Group

Addtech Nordic

White & Case LLP


Huisman Equipment


Boehringer Ingelheim


Foreman Capital

Craftview Software


Masterminds Consulting B.V.

Swarco AG

Quintes Holding

Work highlights

  • Advised Austrian Swarco AG on its acquisition of Dynniq Mobility.
  • Advised Van de Velde Packaging, on the acquisition of De Dozenhal.
  • Advised Sole Source Capital on the acquisition of Dalosy.


Boutique firm BJTK acts for local and international public companies, as well as investors, on cross-border transactions, including M&A, joint ventures and corporate restructuring matters. The ‘agile team’ is jointly led by Quirijn Biesheuvel, who acts for both foreign buyers and sellers on M&A transactions in the Netherlands, and Wouter Brugma, who is praised as a ‘standout partner’. The practice welcomed Evert van der Kaa from Clifford Chance in September 2022.

Practice head(s):

Quirijn Biesheuvel; Wouter Brugma

Other key lawyers:

Evert van der Kaa


‘BJTK provides pragmatic and hands-on advice. They are able to discuss with the board about business topics and not only from a legal angle.’

‘Quirijn Biesheuvel is very skilled and able to think pragmatically; creating solutions, not problems. He is able to partner in transactions.’

‘Hands-on and pragmatic approach to M&A. In-depth knowledge and sharp advice.’

‘Always a pleasure to work with Quirijn Biesheuvel. His ability to explain complex legal manners to customers is valuable in deal making. Very pragmatic, no beating around the bush and always available.’

‘Dedication, knowledge and responsiveness was outstanding and a great fit for us.’

‘Wouter Brugma is the standout partner we have been working with. Apart from being a superiorly skilled professional, he is also a very pleasant person.’

‘Agile team.’

‘Quirijn Biesheuvel is a good practitioner, very focused and efficient.’

Key clients

Ace & Tate



Burger King Netherlands

Clean Logistics SE

Cellnex Telecom


Delta Equity Partners

ENGIE (Euronext: ENGI)

ENGIE LNG Solutions


Municipality of Amsterdam

Globitas Investments

Holland Capital



Koninklijke Philips (NYSE: PHG, Euronext: PHIA)


Pacifico Energy Partners

Philips Healthtech Ventures


Slingshot Ventures

Standard Investment

Work highlights

  • Advising GeoPhy on its divestment to Walker & Dunlop, a US-based commercial real estate finance company.
  • Advising CW Systems Integration Limited (CWSI), an Irish provider of IT security and compliance solutions that support the modern workplace, on its acquisition of BLAUD, a Dutch mobile device management and mobile security solutions provider.
  • Advising Hygas, a Benelux B2B distributor, on its divestment to FSN Capital VI, a Northern European private equity investment firm.

Bird & Bird

The ‘well-organised team’ at Bird & Bird acts for clients across the technology and communications, life sciences and healthcare, and energy sectors on M&A, investments and corporate structurings. ‘Down to earth, pragmatic and focusedPauline Vos leads the team and frequently advises technology companies looking to expand internationally, while Michiel Wurfbain handles M&A and corporate governance matters.

Practice head(s):

Pauline Vos

Other key lawyers:

Michiel Wurfbain; René Rieter; Sophie Dingenen; Marinke Moeliker


‘Perfect business partner for our international acquisitions. Acting and responding in a quick and professional manner.’

‘Pauline Vos is very dedicated to our business needs. Always going the extra mile and exceeding expectations. She is down to earth, pragmatic and focused on timely delivery of our business needs.’

‘Great understanding of corporate clients. Well-organised team at Bird & Bird.’

‘Marinke Moeliker is a rising star, with a hands-on approach and great judgement and negotiation skills.’

Key clients

Esas Private Equity

Planet Labs Inc

Preceyes B.V.

Platina Partners LLP

Cellnex Telecom SA

BloomReach, Inc

Eargo, Inc.

Better Collective

Chinook Therapeutics, Inc

Hizkia van Kralingen Group

Junttan Oy

Bonaire Brandstof Terminals



Borealis Group



Bridgestone Mobility Solutions

Unisun Energy Group


Ellipsis Drive



Circular Industries

De Jong Duke

The Naga Group


Lee Kum Kee

Creative Technologies

TotalEnergies Renewables SA

Patria Oy


Work highlights

  • Advising Planet Labs, Inc. on the acquisition of VanderSat.
  • Advising Preceyes on the sale of Preceyes to Carl Zeiss Meditec AG.
  • Advising Techstars on all its investments in start-ups and other companies participating in Techstars’ various accelerator programmes in Europe.


With offices in Amsterdam and The Hague, Buren counts mid-sized corporates and listed companies among its key roster of clients, and is well-placed to collaborate with the firm’s offices in Beijing, Shanghai, and Luxembourg on cross-border transactions. Pieter van den Berg leads the practice alongside Paul Deloo, Steven van der Waal and Paul Josephus Jitta, who provides ‘tactical advice’ to national and international clients on cross-border M&A transactions.

Practice head(s):

Pieter van den Berg; Paul Deloo; Steven van der Waal; Paul Josephus Jitta

Other key lawyers:

Tjeerd Aghina; Peter van Dijk; Cees Frans Greeven


‘Very reactive, skillful and good client relationships.’

‘Sharp, to the point and solution-oriented.’

‘We were very impressed with the responsiveness and professionalism of the corporate team.’

‘The Buren team is supportive, knowledgeable and quick. Their drafting is impeccable and they are well-organised.’

‘Paul Deloo is knowledgeable and can help find solutions to any closing issues, he is also very commercial.’

‘They combine legal knowledge and expertise with broad business and social skills.’

‘Paul Josephus Jitta was the partner who guided us during the selling process. He combines legal knowledge, skills and tactical advice. A true pleasure to have Paul on our side as adviser and “teacher”.’

Key clients

Planon Group

Bonum Group

RTL (Nederland Holding B.V.)


Holland Capital


Nova Resources B.V.


Bausch Health

Work highlights

  • Advising Sociodome B.V. with the sale of all shares in Lost Lemon B.V. and Lost Lemon Consultancy B.V. to xxllnc B.V.
  • Advising Paper Investments on the sale of 100% of its shares in Blana Holding B.V. to Accent n.v., part of the Asteria Group.
  • Advised Bonum Group on the acquisition of Adfinitas Group, a philanthropy agency dedicated to fundraising, marketing and digital campaigns to non-profit entities, NGOs and foundations with locations in France, Germany and the Netherlands.


Corporate boutique firm Florent advises on mid-market M&A, joint ventures, commercial contract matters and reorganisations, with demonstrable experience across the food and beverage, infrastructure, media and entertainment, technology and healthcare sectors. Matthijs Brons leads the team alongside Pieter van den Brink, who focuses on acquisitions and joint ventures, and Pieter Van Uchelen, who handles M&A and infrastructure transactions.

Practice head(s):

Pieter van den Brink; Matthijs Brons; Pieter van Uchelen


‘Pieter van Uchelen and his team are very hands-on and take initiative in helping the process forward and solving discussions within the investment consortium without losing sight of clients’ interest.’

‘Highly educated, involved in the Dutch market, with a lot of market practice. Good communication amongst the team members and as such, good up to date knowledge of the cases.’

‘Pieter van Uchelen is very knowledgeable, uses this knowledge to get a deal forward. He steps forward, takes initiative and proposes solutions rather than getting entrenched in positions.’

‘Up-to-date knowledge of the state of affairs by each team member and at any time during the process. Fast switching between the team members and good communication between them. Very good value for money.’

‘Matthijs Brons knows how to keep things moving. When the situation calls for it, he is decisive and knows how to convince people. As a result, he leads the process in a natural way where progress and content are optimally guaranteed.’

‘Florent is very experienced and professional. The have a good strategic view on the process but also can deliver with high quality and eye for detail.’

‘Pieter van den Brink is experienced, delivers high quality advice, is pragmatic and also understands the role of making the deal happen.’

‘Speed, flexibility, kindness, entrepreneurial and team players.’

Key clients

Tony’s Chocolonely

New York Pizza

PHIT Holding B.V.


RH Marine group


WPG Uitgevers

Spring Investment Management


The Correspondent

Victus Participations

Kings of Indigo


Plukon Food Group

Arcus Infrastructure Fund



Urban Arrow



Visscher Caravelle

Ancala Partners

O2 Capital Partners


Friesland Campina

Vendis Capital




Quadrum Capital



SPX Corporation

Solo Invest


Painting Holland

Work highlights

  • Advised Arcus Infrastructure Partners and management on the sale of E-Fiber to Open Dutch Fiber, a joint venture between KKR and Deutsche Telekom Capital.
  • Advised (the shareholders of) New York Pizza on the sale of a majority stake to Orkla, a leading supplier of branded consumer goods and concept solutions to the consumer, out-of-home and bakery markets in the Nordics, Baltics and selected markets in Central Europe and India.
  • Advised VanMoof, which has raised $128m in a Series C funding round.


The ‘strong and tight-knit team’ at HVG Law LLP is well-placed to leverage its strategic alliance with EY Law when advising on M&A transactions, joint ventures, and due diligence mandates. In the firm’s Rotterdam office, Sijmen de Lange has demonstrable experience acting on acquisitions and divestments, while Eindhoven-based Susan ten Haaf is noted for her expertise across the agri-food, retail, technology and construction sectors. Lange and Haaf lead the practice alongside Matthijs Driedonks, who handles cross-border M&A. Caspar van der Winden left in October 2021. Chaggai Kon joined from De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek in July 2022.

Practice head(s):

Sijmen de Lange; Matthijs Driedonks; Susan ten Haaf

Other key lawyers:

Hendrik-Jan Bleijerveld; Sandra van Loon; Bart Wolters; Merel Zwankhuizen; Chaggai Kon


‘Strong and tight-knit team, always available, solution-oriented, strong network and a proactive attitude. Strong commitment towards clients.’

‘Knowledgeable yet very practical approach.’

‘Strong comprehensive and experienced team.’

‘Pleasant personalities with granular analysis. Good and creative negotiation skills.’

‘Specialised M&A team.’

‘Strong team that works together and is always helpful.’

Key clients

De Jong Packaging Group

REMONDIS Nederland

Samskip Group

EyeCare Groep

Cooperatie PLUS UA/Coop Subholding


House of Performance


Isah Software

Oy Duell Bike-Center – IGM

Milestone Group B.V.

Agro-Polen B.V.

Eurofins EAG Materials and Engineering Science

Urban Mining Corp

Delta Logistiek

Odin Groep

Eurofins Environment Testing

Oy Duell Bike-Center- Techno Motor


Deutz Netherlands B.V.

Eurofins Medical Independence

P.A. van der Kooij


Nelemans Groep

Caspar de Haan B.V.

Hennes & Mauritz


Red Company


Work highlights

  • Advised eight separate optician retail chains and management teams on simultaneous merger and (re)investment with EMK Capital forming Eyecare Group.
  • Advised Remondis and Umincorp in various individual acquisitions and joint ventures relating to recycling activities.
  • Advised Instabox (company backed by EQT Ventures) on successful buy-and-built acquisitions of Red Je Pakketje.

Kemperink Maarschalkerweerd Wouters N.V.

Counting domestic and international companies among its key list of clients, Amsterdam-based boutique firm Kemperink Maarschalkerweerd Wouters N.V. regularly advises on corporate governance issues relating to public M&A transactions. Guus Kemperink leads the practice alongside Sander Maarschalkerweerd and Rob Wouters, who are praised as ‘dedicated and highly effective, providing outstanding expertise in all aspects of M&A’.

Practice head(s):

Guus Kemperink; Sander Maarschalkerweerd; Rob Wouters


‘Rob Wouters is sharp and proactive.’

‘KMW is a boutique firm, focused on corporate governance in regulated sectors. Large enough to deal with all relevant issues, small enough to be there for their clients. Personal and proactive. In capable hands who care about you.’

‘Strong legal knowledge combined with good understanding of business principles. Great sparring partner to work on solid and practical solutions.’

‘The team of KMW is skilled and flexible to support you in any M&A. They understand the business drivers behind M&A transactions and provide outstanding support towards all parties involved.’

‘Sander Maarschalkerweerd and Rob Wouters are dedicated and highly effective, providing outstanding expertise in all the aspects of M&A. They are fully committed and always reachable.’

‘Most of our work has been with Rob Wouters. Rob can zoom in and out of deals like nothing we have seen before. Seeing the details of the clauses being reviewed while keeping the birds eye helicopter vantage point.’

‘Extraordinary support and experience, out of the box thinking and high flexibility.’

‘Both Sander Maarschalkerweerd and Rob Wouters really are hands on and very much present at all stages of handling the matter. Sharp and at the same time practical lawyers, who get deals done.’

Key clients


Südzucker Group


IX Zon


General Motors

Philips Domestic Appliances

Col-Olint Group




Cementir Holding

Stichting Continuïteit Ahold Delhaize

PortionPack Europe Group


MFE – MediaForEurope

CB Healthcare



Rosesta Medical

Work highlights

  • Advised BENEO, part of Südzucker group, on the acquisition of Meatless group.
  • Advised SkyTeam on ITA Airways, Italy’s new national carrier, on its membership with SkyTeam (replacing Alitalia).
  • Advised PortionPack Europe Group, part of Südzucker group, on the acquisition of CDLC Group (Crème de la Cream).

Osborne Clarke

With demonstrable experience across the technology, life sciences, food and consumer goods sectors, the corporate and M&A team at Osborne Clarke continues to consolidate its position in the Dutch market and is well-placed to collaborate with the firm’s offices across Europe to advise on cross-border transactions. Practice leader Herke Van Hulst and Marie-Louise Weeda are praised as a ‘dynamic M&A duo’, and Geoffrey Beurskens advises on acquisitions and joint ventures. Key clients include domestic and international companies, as well as venture capital and private equity investment firms.

Practice head(s):

Herke van Hulst

Other key lawyers:

Geoffrey Beurskens; Marie-Louise Weeda; Niels Dolk; Wouter Kok


‘The team is able to digest and solve complex issues under high pressure. It is an amazing team with great lawyers who provide us with consistent high quality support.’

‘Herke van Hulst provides clear, sharp and spot-on advice. She has in-depth legal and (sector) knowledge and is excellent in finding creative solutions in complex situations.’

‘Niels Dolk is responsive, proactive and pragmatic.’

‘The dynamic M&A duo, Herke van Hulst and Marie-Louise Weeda, are excellent for advising on transactions. Knowledgeable, wise and hard working.

‘Highly skilled group of young professionals, that delivered a highly tailored service for our unique, international needs. The outstanding reputation of OC made contact with potential investors easier, providing reassurance that our legal structure is sound and ready for the future.’

‘Herke van Hulst was our main contact and she provided more than an excellent service. She is extremely efficient, keeps focus on the big picture, without neglecting details. Remarkable is her memory for the issues at hand.’

‘Wouter Kok has shown that he is fully capable of leading a deal team and solving issues with practical solutions. He is confident in his abilities and knows when to collaborate with subject matter experts.’

‘Geoffrey Beurskens is knowledgeable, experienced, pragmatic, flexible and a pleasure to work with. Solution-oriented.’

Key clients

Ampyr Solar Europe

Banking Circle (BC Midco Pte Ltd)

Ice Lake Private Equity


Bitfury Top HoldCo

Schroders Capital Real Estate Netherlands

Garbe Institutional Capital


Crown Bioscience

DKV Mobility Services Holding


HH Global (HH Associates Netherlands)

Forbion Growth

DSM Venturing




Ready Education (Canada)

Synova / Preventx

Terumo Corporation

ViroClinics BioSciences

Ysios Capital Partners

Work highlights

  • Advised US-based technology company Doordash Inc. as lead investor as part of Flink’s Series B funding round, which raised US$750m in total.
  • Assisted Viroclinics DDL and its management team during Summit Partners and Harbourvest’s sale of all shares in Viroclinics DDL to Cerba Healthcare for up to €700m.
  • Acted for the shareholders of Milabs B.V. on the up to €100m controlled auction sale of the company’s entire issued share capital to Rigaku Corporation.

Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV

Noted for its role as chief legal adviser to the Dutch State, Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV acts for state-owned entities, such as the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, on a range of transactions, including M&As and corporate restructurings, as well as finance matters. The practice, which has experience across the energy, financial services, healthcare and telecoms sectors, is led by Carel Van Swaay, who ‘combines excellent legal advice with great transactional and client management skills, especially on deals with a cross-border element’.

Practice head(s):

Carel van Swaay

Other key lawyers:

Cees de Zeeuw; Wouter Admiraal; Benjamin Gideonse


‘Very strong in sensitive stakeholder situations.’

‘Carel van Swaay stands out from the crowd for his broad oversight, flexibility and his loyalty.’

‘Carel van Swaay and his team are professional and hands-on.’

‘They are on top of everything. Give clear guidance to make well-thought decisions. Strong knowledge and not only focused on Dutch law’

‘Carel van Swaay is perfect in negotiations and doesn’t give up before he has what he wants.’

‘A Dutch practice with high level expertise in commercial, corporate and M&A and an international outlook. The team are knowledgeable, experienced and very personable.’

‘Carel van Swaay is a highly experienced senior lawyer, combines excellent legal advice with great transactional and client management skills, especially on deals with a cross-border element.’

Key clients

City of Amsterdam

Total Holdings Nederland B.V.

City of Rotterdam

Altano Gruppe GmbH

Birmingham Investment B.V.

Work highlights

  • Advised the City of Amsterdam on the €450m sale of the Amsterdam based waste-to-energy plant AEB.


Based in Rotterdam, the corporate practice at Ploum has strong expertise in the energy sector, with other key sectors of focus including transport and logistics, insurance, software and media. Albert Wiggers, who assists clients in setting up businesses in the Netherlands, in addition to acquisitions and contractual matters, jointly leads the team alongside Tom Ensink. Other key contacts include ‘deal savvyStephan Sluijters and Jeroen Terstegge, who is ‘always on the ball’.

Practice head(s):

Albert Wiggers; Tom Ensink

Other key lawyers:

Stephan Sluijters; Jeroen Terstegge


‘Strong team with an outstanding track record, client driven and very easy to work with. Truly first-class.’

‘Jeroen Terstegge is brilliant lawyer, very supportive, providing clear guidance, practical and commercial application of the advice. Always on the ball and very easy to deal with.’

‘Stephan Sluijters is deal savvy. Smart lawyer, very professional and willing to go the extra mile.’

‘Good lawyers, to the point and on top of their game.’

‘All are responsive and flexible.’

Key clients





International Data Corporation


SLR Consulting

European Energy


BayWa re

ABN AMRO Sustainable Impact Fund



ACE Pharmaceuticals

Hutchison Whampoa

Atlas Copco

Ecclesia Holding

Boels Zanders Advocaten

Boels Zanders Advocaten acts for clients across the pharmaceutical and biotechnology, IT and media sectors, among others, on M&A transactions, joint ventures and shareholder relation issues. In the firm’s Maastricht office, Janou Briaire and Luuk Hendriks, who advises on acquisitions and investment agreements, lead the practice alongside Venlo-based Jeroen Oehlen and Eindhoven-based Roald Subnel.

Practice head(s):

Luuk Hendriks; Jeroen Oehlen; Janou Briaire; Roald Subnel


‘Great in collaborations.’

‘Janou Briaire has the talent to connect with her clients and understand what kind of support they need.’

‘The team excelled in professionality, combined with negotiation skills.’

Key clients

MediReva BV

Twister Media Group BV

Wienerberger BV

Kies Mondzorg Holding BV

Alca Fortis BV

Mertens BV

Oké Poland Sp. z.o.o.

Houdstermaatschappij Jorc B.V.

Entrust Corporation

Valsoft Corporation Inc.

Enfim Investment NV

Eurohose Holding BV

Boels Rental BV

NRC Media Holding BV

Mediahuis NV

N.V. Limburgs Instituut voor Ontwikkeling en Financiering (Liof)

Labour Power Company BV

Hygos BV

Houdstermaatschappij Rijmar BV

Willems Bouw Beheer BV

Schobbers Management BV

BOLT Advocaten

Based in Utrecht, the corporate team at BOLT Advocaten advises on M&A and buyout transactions, with demonstrable experience across the technology, advertising, logistics, retail and e-commerce sectors. Mark Eising, who handles M&A transactions, joint ventures and commercial contractual matters, leads the practice alongside Rogier Dahmen, who has expertise in the software and technology industries, and Bart Bendel.

Practice head(s):

Mark Eising; Rogier Dahmen; Bart Bendel

Key clients

BESQ Group

Spitfire Audio

Storefront / Strix

IMT Group



Work highlights

  • Assisted KesselsKramer on a joint venture with Just BV.


Counting domestic and international companies among its key roster of clients, Dirkzwager has experience advising on M&A and private equity transactions, with notable expertise in the energy sector. Practice leader Claudia van der Most focuses on the cross-border and corporate governance aspects of M&A projects, while Selma van Ramele handles contractual matters and Maarten Kole advises on M&As in the energy sector.

Practice head(s):

Claudia van der Most

Other key lawyers:

Maarten Kole; Selma van Ramele; Deline Kruitbosch; Valerie van Engelenburg-Sijberden


‘Dirkzwager is a practice that is down to earth. They are a partner in crime in the case you work with them, easy to communicate with. They are reliable and are honest in their knowledge.’

‘Clear in their communication and well-informed.’

‘Good advice and quick responses.’

‘Pragmatic approach, while keeping an eye on the most important deal topics.’

‘No nonsense approach and extremely good communication.’

‘Excellent helicopter view and knowledge from Selma van Ramele.’

‘The leadership during the entire process was well-divided between the lawyers of Dirkzwager.’

‘Astute throughout the entire process.’

Key clients

Rubis Terminal S.A.

Arcadis Nederland B.V.

Bovemij N.V.

Obton A/S


Rupro AG

Krämer Bouwgroep B.V.

Coppa Consultancy B.V.

Mooreast Holding B.V.

SOP International Ltd

ABC Vastgoed B.V.

Ankro Vastgoed B.V.

Work highlights

  • Advised Arcadis on its acquisition of 70% of the share capital of Water Platform Company, the Dutch-based software company that owns HydroNET.
  • Assisted Rubis Terminal SA in its sale of two subsidiaries, Rubis Tankmed B.V. and Rubis Terminal Petrol Ticaret Ve Sanayi A.Ş. to Transpet Petrolcülük ve Enerji A.Ş.
  • Assisted Mooreast Holdings (Mooreast) in its listing on the Singapore Exchange’s (SGX) Catalist.

Kennedy Van der Laan

Kennedy Van der Laan has a strong capability in handling mid-market M&A arising out of the healthcare and technology sectors, and counts corporate governance matters, management participations and restructurings in its workload. Gaby Heere, who advises on M&A and due diligence investigations, jointly leads the team alongside Jan-Berend Möller, who has experience of handling acquisitions and joint ventures.

Practice head(s):

Gaby Heere; Jan-Berend Möller

Other key lawyers:

Robert Vodegel


‘Hands on, pragmatic and fun to work with.’

‘Good communicators and extensive knowledge’

‘They are excellent.’

‘The team has broad knowledge of corporate contracting and can think out of the box.’

‘Individuals of KvdL were very knowledgeable. Jan-Berend Möller was efficient in setting up new forms of contracts.’

‘Integrated approach of various departments, short lines of communication with a strong account manager. Good communication of fees. Informal and pragmatic.’

Key clients

Schiphol Area Development Company

Victus Participations

TIIN Capital





Karmijn Kapitaal

Polycap International


Axiom Partners

Undeveloped (

Equilar Groep

Microsoft (FlexiDao)



Kinly Benelux B.V. & Kinly AS

Work highlights

  • Advised management and shareholders of on the sale to GoDaddy.
  • Advised Microsoft in the $6.5m series A investment round in FlexiDAO provided by Google, Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund, SET Ventures and EIT InnoEnergy.
  • Advised Karmijn Kapitaal on the acquistion of Solid Sense, Trans Lion and a minority stake in Active Cues (Tovertafel).

Orange Clover Law

Based in Amsterdam, boutique firm Orange Clover Law advises on public and private M&A transactions across the financial services, energy, IT, leisure, chemical and manufacturing sectors. Machiel Galjaart specialises in cross-border structuring and jointly leads the team alongside Pien Van Veersen, who ‘makes the complex transactions seem easy’. Other key contacts in the group include Marcel van den Nieuwenhuijzen, who advises on private M&As, and Mark Loefs, who handles private equity and renewable energy-related M&A transactions.

Practice head(s):

Machiel Galjaart; Pien van Veersen

Other key lawyers:

Marcel van den Nieuwenhuijzen; Mark Loefs


‘The team at Orange Clover always provides thorough and practical legal advice.’

‘We always work together with Marcel van den Nieuwenhuijzen. It’s nice to have Marcel as a single point of contact who closely monitors your file.’

‘The Orange Clover team is talented, to-the-point, able and responsive.’

‘Pien van Veersen is a star. Super smart and practical. With her experience, she makes the complex transactions seem easy.’

‘Marcel van den Nieuwenhuijzen and Mark Loefs are able to manage a strategic, complex and high-profile corporate transaction with a variety of stakeholders and collaborated with our team in a natural, very professional and skilled manner as if they were part of our team.’

‘Marcel van den Nieuwenhuijzen and Mark Loefs are strong communicators, asking the right questions and steered us through a complex transaction while helping us differentiate the main points from the side points.’

‘We have been working with Marcel van den Nieuwenhuijzen who is very practical and successful.’

Key clients

Rivean Capital

Waterland Private Equity


Andlinger & Company

Fortino Capital

Capital A Investment Partners

Korian SA

Avedon Capital Partners

Vivoryon Therapeutics N.V.

Adler Group


Equate Group

PAI Partners

Dutch government pension fund ABP

Borski Fund

Royal Ten Cate


Coatue Management

NorthC Data Center Group

Manutan International


De Lage Landen


Oaktree Capital


Aterian Investment Partners

Legia Capital

APG Asset Management

Hexagon AB

Linamar Corporation

Gilde Healthcare

Vitruvian Partners

Holland Capital

Apeiron Investment Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Apeiron Investment Group (as lead of the group of major shareholders) on the sale of 100% of the shares in the capital of Bitfield N.V., a miner of crypto currencies headquartered in the Netherlands, to Northern Data AG, listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange.
  • Assisted Vitruvian Partners LLP on its acquisition of Fotona Holdings (Netherlands) B.V. from AGIC Capital.
  • Assisted Aterian Investment Partners on the combination of U.S. Zinc and EverZinc, two of the largest global producers of zinc chemical products, to form the pre-eminent global zinc chemistry business.

Rutgers & Posch

A ‘boutique firm with high-end expertise’, Rutgers & Posch acts for clients across the technology, financial services, life sciences and healthcare sectors on private M&A, joint ventures and corporate governance matters. Lennaert Posch leads the team alongside Matthijs van den Broek and Bas Visée. Bas Mees joined from Vriman M&A Lawyers and Anouk Oosterom from w+o advocaten in October 2022.

Practice head(s):

Lennaert Posch; Matthijs van den Broek; Bas Visée

Other key lawyers:

Bas Mees; Anouk Oosterom; Justus Fortuyn


‘Excellent team, value for money from different disciplines needed to complete successful M&A transactions. If more international legal advice is needed, R&P are able to source the quality advice required to do the job.’

‘Lennaert Posch is proactive on transactions and always available when needed.’

‘Boutique firm with high-end expertise. Down to earth and excellent to work with.’

Key clients


Shareholders of Magnus

Van Lanschot Kempen

MotorK PLC

Zorg van de Zaak Netwerk B.V.

Schaeffler Nederland B.V.

ETS Spoor Beheer B.V.

Rinkelberg Capital Ltd

Smitsair Vastgoed B.V.

PSOHub Ventures BV

The Hand Clinic Amsterdam B.V.

Ecotap B.V.

Edco Eindhoven

Crystal Peak Acquisition

Tandarts Today

McRock Capital

Primephonic B.V.

Work highlights

  • Assisted the shareholders of Edco Eindhoven with the part acquisition by Gilde Buy Out Partners.
  • Assisted CLIL Holding B.V. in relation to its sale of the Scholle INP packaging group for $1.53bn to Swiss listed strategic buyer SIG Combibloc.
  • Advised Zorg van de Zaak on the acquisition by Parcom Capital.

Taylor Wessing

Taylor Wessing provides buy-side and sell-side representation on W&I insurance-related M&As, in addition to advising on transactions involving merger control clearance issues. On account of the firm’s international footprint, the team is well-placed to assist with cross-border deals. Practice head Zabdaj Pollen focuses on private equity-related M&As, while Maja Bolè has experience advising on cross-border corporate transactions in the technology sector.

Practice head(s):

Zabdaj Pollen

Other key lawyers:

Maja Bolè; Selma Baouch

Key clients

Van Halteren Groep B.V.



Heijmans N.V.

Hilton Food Group Plc.

Conclusion B.V.

Vebego International

Omers Ventures

Keuk Medientechnik GmbH

Handtmann Auslands-Beteiligungen GmbH

Koelplan Group

Dalsem Beheer B.V.

Maersk Oil and Trading and Investments

Work highlights

  • Advised Van Halteren Groep, a Dutch supplier of products and technologies to business customers, on the acquisition of the Large Projects division in the Netherlands from Bosch Rexroth, a German industrial technology provider.
  • Advised Hilton Food Group Plc on the acquisition of Dutch Seafood Company B.V.
  • Advised Rubix Group on the acquisition of Technisch Bureau Magema B.V., an expansion of Rubix Group’s tender-based trading.


Praised for its ‘excellent knowledge of the media and IT sectors’, specialist corporate and employment law firm Vestius advises on M&As, joint ventures and corporate restructurings, in addition to corporate governance matters and commercial contracts. Founding partner Helger Kamerman, who acts on the buyer and seller side of transactions, leads the practice alongside Sander Pieroelie, who has demonstrable experience in handling contractual mandates.

Practice head(s):

Helger Kamerman; Sander Pieroelie


‘We work with Helger Kamerman and Sander Pieroelie. Helger is extremely experienced and able to lead the client while keeping them well-informed and connected. Sander is a very bright young lawyer.’

‘Vestius’ team consists of committed, specialised and dedicated attorneys.’

‘Small boutique firm houses a dedicated team.’

‘This boutique can compete with the top firms, and has excellent knowledge of the media and IT sectors.’

‘The team at Vestius is dedicated and to the point. The collaboration and interaction with their client portfolio and other service providers is very strong.’

‘Helger Kamerman is a strong M&A lawyer with great knowledge and knows what is needed for the client. Sander Pieroelie is good corporate lawyer, dedicated, practical and good in communication.’

‘The team, led by Helger Kamerman, is experienced and pragmatic. They have a very pleasant way of communicating, with impact and seniority, but also keeping an eye on deal dynamics and always with the end goal clearly in mind.’

‘The M&A and commercial team of Vestius is unique in the treatment of their clients as they genuinely care about them and the projects they are involved in. They always go the extra mile for their clients.’

Key clients

Vereniging Veronica/V-Ventures

GIGA Storage





European Directories (EDSA)


InShoring Pros

Greenfield One

Collins Foods

Work highlights

  • Advised GIGA Storage on various investments in projects related to energy storage, such as GIGA Buffalo.
  • Advised European Directories Group (EDSA) as part of Triton Partners regarding the sale of Youvia to FCR Media.
  • Advised V-Ventures (the investment fund of Vereniging Veronica) on several of its participations, amongst which the sale of podcast publisher Dag en Nacht Media to Podimo.

Vriman M&A Lawyers

Boutique firm Vriman M&A Lawyers advises on mid-market transactions, with demonstrable experience in the technology, renewable energy and healthcare sectors. Jan Vriesendorp, who focuses on M&A, joint ventures and contract law matters, leads the practice alongside Marius Ankum and Koos Tindemans. The team recently welcomed several new associates. Menno Verboom and Bas Mees left the firm in April and October 2022, respectively.

Practice head(s):

Jan Vriesendorp; Marius Ankum; Koos Tindemans

Key clients

ADG Dienstengroep


Value Enhancement Partners

NN Group



Rabobank Participaties

Koole Terminals


G-Square Capital

EBS public transportation / Egged


Total Specific Hosting


Signature Foods

Equipe Zorgbedrijven

IK Investment Partners

Foreman Capital

Green Park Investment Partners

O2 Capital Partners

DOEN Participaties

Anders Invest

Nederlands Merkgoed

Rabo Ventures

Strikwerda Investments

Ufenau Capital AG

Axel Springer / AWIN AG

Thomas Thor



365 Capital

Ingka Investments


Work highlights

  • Advised ADG Dienstengroep on the sale of its majority stake in Timing to Proman.

Windt Le Grand Leeuwenburgh

With experience in the environmental, sustainability and IT sectors, Windt Le Grand Leeuwenburgh acts for key clients in the Benelux region on domestic and cross-border M&A, joint ventures and general corporate mandates. Based in Rotterdam, practice leader Ep Hannema advises on distressed M&A and is noted for his expertise in the financial services, technology and retail industries.

Practice head(s):

Ep Hannema

Key clients

Hunter Douglas Industries B.V.

ExpertDoc B.V.

Omnicals Pharma Ltd.

InnoGenerics B.V.

Work highlights

  • Advised Hunter Douglas on the acquisition of Derako Systems B.V.
  • Advised the shareholders of ExpertDoc B.V. on the sale of the Company to Dedalus Private Equity.
  • Advising InnoGenerics on the takeover of the assets of the pharmaceutical factory Apotex in the Netherlands.