deBreij > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Firm Profile

deBreij
KONINGSLAAN 33
AMSTERDAM
Netherlands

Netherlands > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

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

Testimonials

‘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

Cabka

Phycom

Zvoove Group

Power2X

Nyenrode Business University

Bergman Clinics

NIBE Industrier AB

Universal Music Netherlands

Dealergroup Pon

Dr August Oetker

Eurocept Group

Smart2Pay

Lotus Bakeries

Acrisure

Planasa

Puratos

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.

Netherlands > Private equity Tier 4

The ‘sharp and knowledgeable’ team at specialist corporate firm deBreij advises on private equity and venture capital transactions, with demonstrable experience across the technology, construction and consumer goods sectors. Based in Amsterdam, Laura Overes leads the practice alongside the ‘excellentWytse Huidekoper, Maurice Dudink and the ‘outstandingGaston Freijser.

Practice head(s):

Laura Overes; Wytse Huidekoper; Gaston Freijser; Maurice Dudink

Testimonials

‘Responsiveness of the team and its creative approach to solve legal issues.’

‘Quick response and availability. Sharp and knowledgeable.’

‘Wytse Huidekoper is a very good negotiator, without losing the connection with the other party.’

‘Strong team with high performing and high quality people, who are also nice to work with on challenging deals.’

‘Sharp, quick and efficient. They understand how we work and what is important for us. We can count on them.’

‘Wytse Huidekoper is an excellent partner to have on your side during negotiations. He can be quite firm, but will also provide fair advice on what is reasonable or not. Wytse can help you get the deal done.’

‘Laura Overes is sharp and no nonsense. She has a pragmatic approach and focuses on the essentials of a transaction. She is business-like, yet pleasant to deal with. Both for her client and for the other party.’

‘Gaston Freijser is an outstanding lawyer who is able to close any deal.’

Key clients

Newport Capital

Nobel Capital Partners

Active Capital

Bolster Investment Partners

LB Equity

One Two Capital

Intersaction

Mentha Capital

Opportunity Partners

CNBB Venture Partners

Capital A

Gate Invest

AUCTUS Capital Partners

Rabo Investments

Volpi Capital

Committed Capital

Peakbridge

BioGeneration Ventures

Innovation Industries

365 Capital

Connected Capital

NIBC Mezzanine & Equity Partners

Karmijn

LIFCO

IMEC

Work highlights

  • Advised Forbion Ventures, venBio, Novo Seeds, BGV, Sofinnova and New Science Ventures on the participation in an $80m Series C Financing round of NorthSea Therapeutics, co-led by Ysios Capital and Forbion Growth.
  • Advised investment company Intersaction on the sale of its portfolio company Schaffelaarbos.
  • Advised Intersaction, a Dutch private equity firm, and PQR, a Dutch IT system house with a focus on hybrid cloud environments, on the sale of PQR to Bechtle, a German IT services provider.

The firm: deBreij is a Dutch M&A boutique firm which consists of 23 specialist lawyers. The firm combines a boutique approach (dedication, customised and strategic advice, personalised service and attractive rates) with big firm quality (high level experience, expertise, reliability and execution power). As specialists in corporate law, the firm offers goal-oriented advice.

The firm’s transactional lawyers manage:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Joint ventures
  • Funding rounds
  • Management buy-outs
  • ‘Debt to Equity’ transactions

Work does not end when a deal is closed. The firm takes up the whole transaction process and advisory before, during and after the deal. The team advises on strategic topics and at the same time knows how to get the deal done. deBreij is also the trusted advisor for problems involving governance and corporate (re) structuring the negotiations of commercial contracts and other matters that play a role in enterprises.

Investors and entrepreneurs benefit from their pragmatic hands-on advice. Clients can trust deBreij to be clear and impartial. The team recommends the best course of action and assists clients in making well-balanced choices; offering insight into each stage of the legal and practical analysis.

Leading strategic parties, banks, institutional investors, funds, informal investors, founders, corporate finance advisors and management teams opt for deBreij.

Department Name Email Telephone
Mergers and acquisitions Laura Overes laura.overes@debreij.com +31 20 572 7877
Management participations Laura Overes laura.overes@debreij.com +31 20 572 7877
Mergers and acquisitions Maurice Dudink maurice.dudink@debreij.com +31 20 572 7802
Capital Markets Maurice Dudink maurice.dudink@debreij.com +31 20 572 7802
Mergers and acquisitions Gaston Freijser gaston.freijser@debreij.com +31 20 572 7869
Management buy-outs Gaston Freijser gaston.freijser@debreij.com +31 20 572 7869
Mergers and acquisitions Wytse Huidekoper wytse.huidekoper@debreij.com +31 20 572 7878
Debt to equity transactions Wytse Huidekoper wytse.huidekoper@debreij.com +31 20 572 7878
Photo Name Position Profile
Bas Belder photo Mr Bas Belder Bas Belder specialises in corporate law focusing on private M&A transactions.
Barbara Bertelink photo Mrs Barbara Bertelink Barbara specialises in corporate law focusing on private M&A transactions, joint ventures,…
Simone Broekaart photo Mrs Simone Broekaart Simone Broekaart specialises in corporate law focusing on private M&A transactions, joint…
Quirine Broekema photo Mrs Quirine Broekema Quirine specialises in corporate law focusing on private M&A transactions, joint ventures,…
Maurice Dudink photo Mr Maurice Dudink Maurice Dudink specialises in corporate M&A, private M&A transactions, joint ventures, corporate…
Gaston Freijser photo Mr Gaston Freijser Gaston Freijser specialises in corporate law focusing on private M&A transactions, joint…
Natalie Hammond photo Mrs Natalie Hammond Nathalie Hammond specialises in corporate law focusing on private M&A transactions.
Pauline Hannema photo Mrs Pauline Hannema Pauline specialises in corporate law focusing on private M&A transactions, joint ventures,…
Celeste Herwig photo Mrs Celeste Herwig Celeste Herwig specialises in corporate and commercial litigation.
Pieter Holthuis photo Mr Pieter Holthuis Pieter Holthuis specialises in corporate M&A, private equity and venture capital.
Wytse Huidekoper photo Mr Wytse Huidekoper Wytse Huidekoper is a partner within the firm. He specialises in corporate…
Maxime Jongh photo Mrs Maxime Jongh Maxime specialises in corporate law focusing on private M&A transactions, joint ventures,…
Constantijn Jonker photo Mr Constantijn Jonker Constantijn Jonker specialises in corporate law, focusing on private M&A transactions, joint…
Sebastiaan Lubberhuizen photo Mr Sebastiaan Lubberhuizen Sebastiaan Lubberhuizen specializes in corporate M&A.
Sandra Meijneke photo Mrs Sandra Meijneke Sandra Meijneke specialises in corporate law focusing on M&A transactions, private equity,…
Lotte Niesen photo Mrs Lotte Niesen Lotte specialises in corporate law focusing on private M&A transactions, joint ventures,…
Laura Overes photo Mrs Laura Overes Laura Overes is one of the partners of our firm. She specialises…
Sjoerd Pals photo Mr Sjoerd Pals Sjoerd Pals specialises in corporate law focusing on private M&A transactions.
Rutger Potter photo Mr Rutger Potter Rutger Potter specialises in Corporate-, Commercial Litigation and Arbitration (inquiry proceedings before…
Vicky Sassen photo Mrs Vicky Sassen Vicky specialises in corporate law focusing on private M&A transactions, joint ventures,…
Sophie Smeets photo Mrs Sophie Smeets Sophie specialises in corporate law focusing on private M&A transactions, joint ventures,…
Anna Steur photo Mrs Anna Steur Anna Steur specialises in corporate law focusing on private M&A transactions, joint…
Lieke Thijssen photo Mrs Lieke Thijssen Lieke specialises in corporate law focusing on private M&A transactions, joint ventures,…
Robert Vodegel photo Mr Robert Vodegel Robert Vodegel specialises in private equity transactions and strategic acquisitions.
Wietske Voorhoeve photo Mrs Wietske Voorhoeve Wietske specialises in corporate law focusing on private M&A transactions, joint ventures,…
Russel Voorjans photo Mr Russel Voorjans Russel Voorjans specialises in corporate law focusing on private M&A transactions, joint…
Gijs de Groot photo Mr Gijs de Groot Gijs specialises in corporate law, focusing on private M&A transactions, joint ventures,…
Linde den Boon photo Mrs Linde den Boon Linde den Boon specialises in public and private M&A transactions, corporate governance,…
Pieter van Beveren photo Mr Pieter van Beveren Pieter specialises in corporate law focusing on private M&A transactions, joint ventures,…
Anne van Heck photo Mrs Anne van Heck Anne van Heck specialises in corporate law focusing on private M&A transactions,…
Manouk van Riele photo Mrs Manouk van Riele Manouk specialises in corporate law focusing on private M&A transactions, joint ventures,…
Joël van Wijk photo Mr Joël van Wijk Joël van Wijk specialises in corporate law focusing on private M&A transactions,…
Number of lawyers : 22
Dutch
English
French
German

The firm is very (and increasingly) active in the international arena. 

Across all major jurisdictions, deBreij has a close network of other leading boutique firms with whom it is able to team up in cross-border matters.  

This enables deBreij to offer clients a single point of contact for each matter. As deBreij maintains close working relations with its befriended firms, there is full clarity on the standard of service to be delivered and everyone involved is used to working together as a single team.  

Recent cross-border work involved targets or acquirers in the following jurisdictions: Canada, Japan, Germany, Belgium, China, Austria, Russia, Israel, France, Spain and Sweden