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

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

Commercial, corporate and M&a Tier 6

As a newcomer in the market, Kemperink Maarschalkerweerd Wouters N.V.'s clients consider themselves 'fortunate to have found it' as a trusted adviser on M&A, governance and finance matters. The 'excellent boutique' is made up of former Van Doorne founding partners; Guus Kemperink is 'a seasoned and convincing corporate counsel' and Rob Wouters is 'a very sharp, focused lawyer who remains calm when the stakes are high'. The 'pragmaticSander Maarschalkerweerd is also highly recommended. The team acts for domestic and international clients on the full range of complex corporates mandates.


‘Rob Wouters is a very sharp, focused lawyer. He remains calm when the stakes are high. He has a sharp eye for potential risks and is focused on addressing them. He navigated our client through a very complex process. I was very impressed and I now refer clients that my firm cannot serve due to conflicts of interest or for other reasons.’

‘They are an excellent boutique firm, well positioned for corporate work, or a role where they advise particular stakeholders (such as supervisory boards) in complex processes such as takeovers.’

‘Guus Kemperink also has a good reputation in the Dutch market. Very extensive experience and proactive attitude. Clear, no-nonsense, practical advice.’

‘Rob Wouters is very easy to approach which is important for an in-house lawyer when some times the questions may not be well formulated, but rather you need help quickly in a matter where you do not necessarily have all the facts available. Rob is genuinely interested in our business and therefore able to take practical approach.’

‘The quality of the service was very high. This includes the after care. The deliverables were very pragmatic and could be used one-on-one in house.’

‘Wouters is excellent in working together as a team with our internal lawyer and the business. Good communication and transparency. I strongly recommend Wouters and the firm.’

‘Guus Kemperink (founding partner) is a very experienced lawyer with unique expertise, notably in tailored bids/M&A – Also fluent in French – Very faithful relationships with clients / lawyers.’

We engaged KMW for a highly strategic case involving complex governance questions for a multi-national public company. We have been working with them for nearly a year and have found them to be outstanding. They are able to turn around answers to complex, time-sensitive questions in a timely fashion. Their work is thorough and well communicated. I have confidence that we are being well advised, and I count us fortunate to have found them.’

‘I have dealt principally with two partners: Guus Kemperink and Rob Wouters. I appreciate their personal styles which I would characterise as quiet competence (very Dutch!) They are domain experts who listen well and consistently add value. They would certainly be the first firm to whom I referred a colleague in need of Dutch governance expertise.’

‘High level governance advice from a seasoned lawyer – Guus Kemperink – combined with hands-on corporate and corporate litigation input from his two younger partners.’

‘Guus Kemperkink is a seasoned and convincing corporate counsel. In particular Boards and Supervisory Boards benefit from the mild but clear advice he gives them in stressful situations. We were impressed with his decisiveness.’

‘Guus Kemperink is a seasoned and determined lawyer and where necessary, a fighter.’

‘Sander Maarschalkerweerd is also experienced and calm in difficult times, responsive and available, committed, and solution orientated.’

‘Sander Maarschalkerweerd: young, eager and upcoming, Very pragmatic, very responsive. They are a small firm, so the service is more personalised than a large corporate.’

‘Rob Wouters goes the extra mile for his clients. They have a well defined practice area based upon ample experience and a solid track record gained at an outstanding major law firm.’

Key clients


Südzucker AG


Wärtsilä Corporation


Teslin Capital Management


Stichting Continuïteit Ahold Delhaize

(Management of) BNP Paribas OBAM NV

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 +31 20 85 46 153
Sander Maarschalkerweerd +31 20 85 46 152
Rob Wouters +31 20 85 46 151