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Kemperink Maarschalkerweerd Wouters N.V.
Rembrandt Tower
Amstelplein 1
1096 HA

Netherlands > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

At Kemperink Maarschalkerweerd Wouters N.V., the corporate team is very experienced in handling cross-border sales and acquisitions. The practice is led by the triumvirate of Sander Maarschalkerweerd and Rob Wouters, both singled out as dedicated, highly skilled and a pleasure to work with', and the 'seasoned governance practitioner' Guus Kemperink, who has 'a wealth of experience' in the space. Senior associate Luke van de Laar is a key contact.

Practice head(s):

Guus Kemperink; Sander Maarschalkerweerd; Rob Wouters

Other key lawyers:


‘An experienced and very dedicated team. Their thorough approach helps us to stay in control and manage the delicate situation we are in. Their experience and responsiveness make them unique in this area.’

‘Guus Kemperink has a wealth of experience and is very keen. Luke van de Laar is thorough, quick and customer-focused. One feels in safe hands dealing with KMW.’

‘The team is fully committed and extremely responsive; always ready to promptly provide the client with precise legal answers.’

‘Rob Wouters is an excellent lawyer. Hands-on, pragmatic and always at my side.’

‘An excellent knowledge of governance practices in Europe.’

‘Guus Kemperink is a seasoned governance practitioner.’

‘Rob Wouters us a great guy – sharp and responsive.’

‘Sander Maarschalkerweerd and Rob Wouters are corporate lawyers with broad experience in M&A transactions. They are dedicated, highly skilled and a pleasure to work with.’

Key clients

Südzucker AG

Atradius Dutch State Business

SkyTeam Airline Alliance


IX Zon

Philips Domestic Appliances

Beneo GmbH

CropEnergies AG

Wärtsilä Corporation

General Motors

Iscal Sugar SA

Stichting Continuïteit Ahold Delhaize

Rosesta Medical



Cofra Holding



Work highlights

  • Advised Atradius Dutch State Business on the restructuring of Royal IHC and the sale of IQIP by Royal IHC to HAL Investments.
  • Advised CB on an asset sale transaction.

Kemperink Maarschalkerweerd Wouters NV 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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Guus Kemperink +31 20 85 46 153
Sander Maarschalkerweerd +31 20 85 46 152
Rob Wouters +31 20 85 46 151