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Jeroen Sombezki

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Van Doorne

Work Department

Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity; Technology, Media & Telecom

Position

Jeroen is part of the Corporate team. He is an expert in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions, joint-ventures, participations and capital market transactions.

Career

Jeroen advises businesses, the corporate sector, investors and banks with regard to mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, participations and capital market transactions. He focuses particularly on (inter)national mid-market M&A and Private Equity transactions in the Technology, Media & Telecom sector.

Jeroen has developed a special expertise, giving structure to acquisitions and the protection of 'thriving corporations' and carve-out transactions, whereby non-core assets are being detached and sold off, and dealing with all the legal challenges involved. Jeroen is also part of the Technology Transactions team. This integrated and multidisciplinary team of experts gives advice to clients with regard to transactions which include distinctive technology components.

Member

  • Dutch Bar Association
  • Jeroen is regularly involved as a lecturer on post-academic courses within the field of Dutch corporate law and mergers and acquisitions

Education

  • MBA highlighst program, INSEAD, Fontainebleau, January 2008
  • Professional education Dutch Bar Association 2007
  • Dutch Law (corporate and commercial), Leiden University, the Netherlands, 2004


Netherlands

Industry focus: Media and entertainment

Within: Industry focus: Media and entertainment

The Van Doorne team is recommended for being 'very dedicated and able to bring together the right experts in a team'. Kriek Wille and Louis Jonker are  highlighted for their 'tactical' approach to solving disputes. Jeroen Sombezki  specialises in sector-related corporate matters and Marjolijn Lips likewise for employment matters. The team has an established client base that includes Walt Disney as well as publishers, broadcasters, and gaming organisations. It acted for Erdee Media Group on a range of matters including copyright and data protection and also represented the client in an appeal case on alleged unlawful publishing and the legitimacy of keeping news articles in online archives.

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Private equity

Within: Private equity

Van Doorne¬†is a popular choice for sponsors and management. Practice head¬†Onno Boerstra¬†advised the board and senior management of Akzo Nobel on their participation in the company's ‚ā¨10.1bn acquisition by The Carlyle Group. In other work,¬†Jeroen Sombezki¬†assisted Atomico Ventures with its ‚ā¨51m investment in cloud communications company MessageBird. Friso Foppes¬†and Dimitri van Hoewijk¬†are also recommended.

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