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Kemperink Maarschalkerweerd Wouters N.V.
NoMA House
Gustav Mahlerlaan 1212
1081 LA Amsterdam
1081
Netherlands

Netherlands > Commercial, corporate and M&a Tier 5

Boutique firm Kemperink Maarschalkerweerd Wouters N.V. operates across an array of corporate law, M&A and corporate governance mandates, acting for a notable number of international companies in the process. Guus Kemperink is a public M&A specialist, routinely instructed by listed companies; he jointly leads the practice with Sander Maarschalkerweerd and Rob Wouters.

Practice head(s):

Guus Kemperink; Sander Maarschalkerweerd; Rob Wouters

Testimonials

‘The team has a great mix of experience, expertise, market knowledge and thoroughness. Their approach, knowledge and the network they bring along is undisputable. The lawyers in this firm are truly dedicated to their clients. And as a long time client, I feel this dedication.’

‘Guus Kemperink is very trustworthy and loyal. Sander Maarschalkerweerd is thorough and dedicated. Rob Wouters is fast to respond, committed, to the point and on the spot. And Guus, Sander and Rob are truly great people to work with.’

‘Small law firm with high quality lawyers. They are very responsive and can be made available at any time if needed. They think in the long term and are able to grasp all possible developments in difficult negotiations.’

‘Specialised in governance, team up with other specialists outside the firm in a seamless way. Proactive and responsive. Great network towards other specialists. Give you the feeling you are truly important.’

‘Combination of having an in depth legal expert focus with a very open mind and attitude. I have collaborated with them in a high stake, highly complex case, with a lot of legal and financial risk involved for the various clients involved. They did this with focus, reflective calmness and very client-orientated. One of the most complex and almost impossible cases, handled and completed very well.’

‘Highly competent in M&A, Corporate at large and in Governance matters.’

‘Guus Kemperink as a senior partner is highly experienced. I have known him for many years now and have referred many clients to him and to his law firm. A very positive point is also his fluency in French which is very important for certain clients (not only French clients). His two younger partners are also first rank lawyers.’

Key clients

CDP Equity

Col-Olint Group

SkyTeam

General Motors

CB

Südzucker Group

FleetMaster

IX Zon

InfiNet Wireless Holdings

KPMG

Stichting Continuïteit Ahold Delhaize

CB Healthcare

PortionPack Europe Holding

United Soft Drinks

Work highlights

  • Advised Italian state owned CDP Equity on its accession as a reference shareholder to Euronext in the context of Euronext acquiring Borsa Italiana from London Stock Exchange Group.
  • Advised a Belgian conglomerate on the sale of a 75% share stake in its largest Dutch subsidiary to a large German group.
  • Advised General Motors on its legal position as holder of equity warrants in Stellantis NV (the global automaker resulting from the merger between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Groupe PSA).

Kemperink Maarschalkerweerd Wouters N.V. is a distinctive, Amsterdam-based boutique firm focused entirely on corporate / M&A and corporate governance.

We have in-depth and recognised expertise in corporate law, in relation to both private and listed companies. That expertise, combined with our solid track record and international network, allows us to handle national and cross-border corporate issues at the highest level.

We take an independent approach and are committed, creative and dedicated. We understand our clients’ business needs and provide clear, concise and practical advice. We believe in strong and long-term relationships with our clients. Operating from a small and flexible setting allows us to offer attractive proposals to both large corporations and smaller businesses.

We are an independent firm with a strong network in the various key jurisdictions in Europe and North America. We are therefore able to provide seamless service and high-end advice in all areas of corporate law in a cross-border context.

Corporate / M&A: The firm has significant expertise in mergers and acquisitions, both on a national and a cross-border scale. We advise on the drafting and negotiation of M&A, joint venture and other strategic transactions. Our services also cover all aspects of corporate law, including corporate decision-making, corporate restructurings and corporate group reorganisations. The firm has a one-stop shop approach. Where required, we engage other high-end specialised firms for areas of law outside our own expertise, guaranteeing seamless high-quality service.

In addition, we have developed particular knowledge and skills in matters related to listed companies. In this context we advise both bidders and target companies on friendly and unsolicited takeover bids. We assist in drafting and negotiating transaction documentation, including the application of takeover defences. Our services extend to advising supervisory boards and defence foundations in public takeover situations.

We also assist in shareholder and joint venture related disputes, shareholder buy-out procedures, M&A disputes and inquiry proceedings before the Enterprise Chamber in Amsterdam.

Corporate Governance: Our advice and services in the field of corporate governance (including the Dutch Corporate Governance Code) are aimed at providing sound and practical solutions for managing and mitigating risks that management boards and supervisory boards face nowadays.

We understand the dynamics between the various stakeholders in private and listed companies and provide guidance on how to manoeuvre in sensitive situations, with the right blend of diplomacy and determination. In this context, we also assist in litigious situations, such as shareholder disputes and inquiry proceedings before the Enterprise Chamber in Amsterdam.

In addition, we have specific expertise and a sound track record in the structuring of takeover defences, board independence, board procedures in private and public takeover situations, designing governance structures for private and listed companies, insider trading issues, managing activist shareholders, shareholder information duties and analysing corporate policies. We combine this expertise with a thorough understanding of and excellent skills in dispute resolution in the context of public offers, representing bidders, boards of target companies and defence foundations.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Guus Kemperinkkemperink@kmw-nv.com+31 20 85 46 153
Sander Maarschalkerweerdmaarschalkerweerd@kmw-nv.com+31 20 85 46 152
Rob Wouterswouters@kmw-nv.com+31 20 85 46 151
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