Firm Profile > deBreij > Amsterdam, Netherlands

deBreij
KONINGSLAAN 33
AMSTERDAM
Netherlands

Netherlands > Commercial, corporate and M&a Tier 3

At deBreij, the team ‘goes the extra mile to build personal relationships’ and ‘asks the right questions to get to the point in a pragmatic way’. With a notable presence in mid-market transactions, the team acts for a range of clients across the technology, finance, retail and healthcare sectors including Novamedia, ArgenX and Dr Oetker. Laura Overes, Dennis de Breij, Wytse Huidekoper, Gaston Freijser and newly promoted partner Maurice Dudink are the key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Laura Overes; Dennis de Breij; Wytse Huidekoper; Gaston Freijser; Maurice Dudink

Other key lawyers:

Joël van Wijk

Testimonials

‘The team at deBreij really invests time and effort to get to know and understand the client’s business. They go the extra mile to build personal relationships, which makes working with them a real pleasure. Their ability to separate real legal problems from side-issues and “nice-to-haves” allows them to really add value to negotiations, to be a business partner who removes barriers instead of creating them.’

‘Maurice Dudink’s knowledge of capital market transactions as well as the way he can apply it to simplify matters instead of complicating them, makes him stand out compared to other advisors in this field.’

‘Very pragmatic and entrepreneurial approach and, at the same time, excellent knowledge of the law and market standards. Compared to other law firms of this size, even more efficient and very swift and on the point turnaround.’

‘Gaston Freijser has the ability to explain very complex structures and issues in simple words, outstanding coordination and deal management, keeping not just his client but all involved parties in the loop and aware of next steps and to dos, listens very carefully and only raises his voice in case he has something important to say.’

‘Both Dennis de Breij and Maurice Dudink were a great help and support during the process. Especially during the negotiations and in the wording and the explanation on certain issues.’

‘Ability to apply knowledge regarding legal matters within a leading business context instead of taking legal outlines as a starting point. Asking the right questions to get there in a pragmatic way.’

‘Laura Overes and Joël van Wijk are genuinely interested in what we do and how they can contribute. Pragmatic. Responsive. Proactive. Experienced with similar companies in our industry and maturity, and the challenges ahead.’

‘Maurice Dudink is clearly a very experienced, knowledgeable (also internationally) and good transactional lawyer. Dennis de Breij the same. And very good that both are able to also understand and manage the human side involved in any deal.’

Key clients

Novamedia

ArgenX

ING Corporate Investments

Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize

Onyx Investments

Bergman Clinics

Pols Potten

Coöperatie danobat

Verzekeringen

Dr August Oetker

Smart2Pay

Tata Steel Netherlands

Football Club Utrecht

Universal Music Netherlands

Quin

Eurocept Groep

Netherlands > Private equity Tier 4

The ‘very solid and reliable’ team at deBreij is active in mid-market work and has gained multiple new private equity funds as clients including Opportunity Partners; other clients include Capital A, Mantha Capital and Newport Capital. Noteworthy practitioners include Laura Overes, Dennis de Breij, Wytse Huidekoper, Gaston Freijser and Maurice Dudink.

Practice head(s):

Laura Overes; Dennis de Breij; Wytse Huidekoper; Gaston Freijser; Maurice Dudink

Testimonials

‘Wytse Huidekoper – good sense of commercial viability of legal items, strong commitment to success, strong understanding of aspects outside legal scope.’

‘Strong legal skillset Very strong communication and negotiation Customer intimacy.’

‘Wytse Huidekoper is the best lawyer I know. He combines legal and M&A skills with a very pleasant down to earth personality and good negotiation skills.’

‘The team at De Breij is very solid and reliable. They are always available when needed, respond quickly and are flexible with planning and timing. Our business can be quite unpredictable, the team at De Breij is always willing to think along and adjust. I very much appreciate their ability to consider the needs and perspectives of different parties involved in a transaction. Their work is always thorough and flawless.’

‘I enjoy working with Laura Overes who is always able to point out the one thing that I did not see or had missed. It gives me and our business a great sense of comfort knowing that our legal documentation has been drafted or reviewed by Laura.’

‘Laura Overes is always available and gives me the feeling that we are in control of the overall process so that I don’t have to worry about the legal aspects of an M&A deal.’

Key clients

Reggeborgh Group

NewPort Capital

Nobel Capital

Active Capital

Bolster Investments

Intersaction

CNBB Venture Partners

Opportunity Partners

Capital A

Walvis Participaties

Mentha Capital

Gate Invest

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
Mrs Paulien Alberts  photo Mrs Paulien Alberts Paulien specialises in corporate law focusing on private M&A transactions, joint ventures,…
Mrs Lynn Bekker  photo Mrs Lynn Bekker Lynn Bekker specialises in corporate law focusing on private M&A transactions, joint…
Mrs Simone Broekaart  photo Mrs Simone Broekaart Simone Broekaart specialises in corporate law focusing on private M&A transactions, joint…
 Quirine Broekema  photo Quirine Broekema Quirine specialises in corporate law focusing on private M&A transactions, joint ventures,…
Mr Maurice Dudink  photo Mr Maurice Dudink Maurice Dudink specialises in corporate M&A, private M&A transactions, joint ventures, corporate…
Mr Gaston Freijser  photo Mr Gaston Freijser Gaston Freijser specialises in corporate law focusing on private M&A transactions, joint…
Mrs Pauline Hannema  photo Mrs Pauline Hannema Pauline specialises in corporate law focusing on private M&A transactions, joint ventures,…
Mrs Maureen Hovens  photo Mrs Maureen Hovens Maureen Hovens specialises in corporate M&A.
Mr Wytse Huidekoper  photo Mr Wytse Huidekoper Wytse Huidekoper is a partner within the firm. He specialises in corporate…
Mrs Maxime Jongh  photo Mrs Maxime Jongh Maxime specialises in corporate law focusing on private M&A transactions, joint ventures,…
Mr Constantijn Jonker  photo Mr Constantijn Jonker Constantijn Jonker specialises in corporate law, focusing on private M&A transactions, joint…
Mr Rutger Marres  photo Mr Rutger Marres Rutger Marres specialises in corporate M&A.
Mrs Sandra Meijneke  photo Mrs Sandra Meijneke Sandra Meijneke specialises in corporate law focusing on M&A transactions, private equity,…
 Lotte Niesen  photo Lotte Niesen Lotte specialises in corporate law focusing on private M&A transactions, joint ventures,…
Mrs Laura Overes  photo Mrs Laura Overes Laura Overes is one of the partners of our firm. She specialises…
Mr Rutger Potter  photo Mr Rutger Potter Rutger Potter specialises in Corporate-, Commercial Litigation and Arbitration (inquiry proceedings before…
 Frédérique Richert  photo Frédérique Richert Frédérique specialises in corporate law focusing on private M&A transactions, joint ventures,…
Mrs Vicky Sassen  photo Mrs Vicky Sassen Vicky specialises in corporate law focusing on private M&A transactions, joint ventures,…
Mr Tim Schnezler  photo Mr Tim Schnezler Tim specialises in corporate law focusing on mergers and acquisitions and joint…
Mrs Sophie Smeets  photo Mrs Sophie Smeets Sophie specialises in corporate law focusing on private M&A transactions, joint ventures,…
Mrs Anna Steur photo Mrs Anna Steur Anna specialises in corporate law focusing on private M&A transactions, joint ventures,…
Mr Robert Vodegel  photo Mr Robert Vodegel Robert specialises in corporate and commercial law transactions (M&A, joint ventures, investments,…
Mrs Wietske Voorhoeve  photo Mrs Wietske Voorhoeve Wietske specialises in corporate law focusing on private M&A transactions, joint ventures,…
Mr Russel Voorjans  photo Mr Russel Voorjans Russel Voorjans specialises in corporate law focusing on private M&A transactions, joint…
Mr 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 Linde den Boon Linde den Boon specialises in public and private M&A transactions, corporate governance,…
 Joël van Wijk  photo 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