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Luc P.L Habets

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Lexence

Work Department

Corporate and commercial law, transactions, M&A

Position

Lawyer, partner

Career

Luc Habets joined Lexence in 2008. Before that he worked for Baker & McKenzie (Amsterdam and Jakarta, Indonesia). Luc is specialized in corporate takeovers and private equity transactions. He also fulfills a number of external lectureships in these areas. Industry peers have repeatedly nominated Luc as one of the leading Dutch takeover lawyers. In 2016 he won a prestigious M&A award, being named 'Best M&A Lawyer Mid Market'.

Luc's services are recommended in a number of guides, including the Legal500 ('Luc Habets is very smart, diplomatic and friendly', says a client), the IFLR1000, Chambers Europe and Legal Experts EMEA.

Languages

Dutch, English, Bahassa Indonesian

Education

Luc read Dutch law at the Universiteit Utrecht and gained a LL.M. from James E. Beasly School of Law of the Temple University, Philadelpia, U.S.A. He was admitted to the Bar in 1989.


Netherlands

Commercial, corporate and M&a

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&a

Lexence partners Luc Habets, Joost Houtman and Michiel R van Schooten are commended for 'personal, communicative, and fast' service. The team is also 'able to think about pragmatic solutions which is often missing from other firms'. Diederick de Boer is also noted for 'being able to think with the client'. The practice, which has hired a number of new associates of late and has an impressive mid-market presence, counts Post NL Corporate, Synergia Capital, and Dutch Greentech Fund among its clients. Noted partner Wouter Helder led a team that assisted Digital Insurance Group on complex work relating to its collaboration agreement with Zurich Insurance Group.

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Private equity

Within: Private equity

Lexence 's ‘high quality’ team is led by Luc Habets and Michiel van Schooten. Habets assisted Standard Investment with selling its share of a bakery business to Egeria and Van Schooten advised Endeit Capital on making an investment in Chronext, a luxury watch re-seller, for €28m. Wouter Helder and Joost Houtman are also notable names.

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