Firm Profile > Kemperink Maarschalkerweerd Wouters N.V. > Amsterdam, Netherlands

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

Netherlands > Commercial, corporate and M&a Tier 6

Boutique corporate firm Kemperink Maarschalkerweerd Wouters N.V. has a notable roster of international clients including Yandex, SkyTeam and CB. Alongside its corporate expertise, the group is also a key name for corporate governance mandates and public M&A work. Name partners Guus Kemperink, Sander Maarschalkerweerd and Rob Wouters are the key individuals to note.

Practice head(s):

Guus Kemperink; Sander Maarschalkerweerd; Rob Wouters

Testimonials

‘This firm feels like a real legal boutique where the senior partners are fully hands-on and pay a lot of attention to your matter and are available 24/7.’

‘Guus Kemperink is a star partner who is always there to help you. He is very approachable and is very fast in giving very helpful and actionable advice.’

‘Rob Wouters and Sander van Maarschalkerweerd stand out. Strategic thinkers with good client skills.’

‘Their knowledge, experience and insights, combined with a practical and flexible approach strengthens the client’s position. Also, a willingness to get relevant outside experience on board, proactive advice.’

‘Guus Kemperink is a seasoned advisor, stays calm, steady and consistent. Deep and broad experience in corporate governance. Willingness to listen with an ability to challenge without being confrontational. Rob Wouters is complimentary to Guus; fast, practical. Jointly they make a good team.’

‘Guus Kemperink and Rob Wouters are always on it, they are very friendly, they create a personal connection but they keep it 100% professional. They challenge the customer if the way of thinking is not helping the situation, very much appreciated. They understand the thin line between good and perfect.’

‘A very experienced and knowledgeable team, that really thinks with you and stands side by side in the legal challenges. We have come to know KMW as approachable, proactive and pragmatic, which makes them come across (at least) as skilled as a large firm but with the agility of a small boutique that we appreciate.’

‘We have worked with Sander Maarschalkerweerd and Rob Wouters. Sander stands out in his responsiveness, approachability and ability to explain and advise in the language of the client, rather than reverting to strictly legal language. Rob has vast knowledge and experience on corporate governance and was able to relate our situations and questions not only to the relevant laws and regulations, but also to multiple real life cases that he had dealt with, thereby proving the practical workability of the discussed propositions.’

Key clients

Yandex

SkyTeam

CB

KPMG

(Management of) OBAM

Südzucker AG

Wärtsilä Corporation

InfiNet Wireless Holdings

Funda

Stichting Continuïteit Ahold Delhaize

Teslin Capital Management

United Soft Drinks

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

We have deep and recognized expertise in corporate law, both in relation to private and listed companies. Combined with our solid track record and our international network, we are able to handle complex national and cross-border corporate matters at the highest level.

We have an independent approach and we are committed, creative and goal-driven. We understand our clients’ business needs and we provide clear, concise and practical advice. We believe in strong relationships with our clients. Operating from a small and flexible setting allows us to offer attractive proposals both for large corporates and smaller businesses.

We are an independent firm with a strong network in the various key jurisdictions in Europe and North America. Thus, we are 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 and assist in the drafting and negotiation of M&A, joint venture and other strategic transactions. Our assistance covers further all elements of company law, including corporate decision making, corporate restructuring, capital increase and capital reduction, and corporate group reorganizations.

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 hostile takeover bids. We assist in drafting and negotiating transaction documentation, including the application of takeover defences. Our assistance extends to advising supervisory boards and defense foundations in public takeover situations.

Corporate governance: Our advice and assistance on 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 have particular expertise and 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 analyzing corporate policies.

Corporate litigation: We assist in shareholder and joint venture related disputes, shareholder buy-out procedures, M&A disputes and inquiry proceedings before the Enterprise Chamber of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal (Ondernemingskamer).

Also, combined with our extensive expertise in public takeover law, we have deep knowledge and skills in litigation and arbitration in the context of public offers, representing bidders, target companies and defence foundations.

Department Name Email Telephone
Guus Kemperink kemperink@kmw-nv.com +31 20 85 46 153
Sander Maarschalkerweerd maarschalkerweerd@kmw-nv.com +31 20 85 46 152
Rob Wouters wouters@kmw-nv.com +31 20 85 46 151
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