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

Netherlands > Commercial, corporate and M&a Tier 5

Counting domestic and international companies among its key list of clients, Amsterdam-based boutique firm Kemperink Maarschalkerweerd Wouters N.V. regularly advises on corporate governance issues relating to public M&A transactions. Guus Kemperink leads the practice alongside Sander Maarschalkerweerd and Rob Wouters, who are praised as ‘dedicated and highly effective, providing outstanding expertise in all aspects of M&A’.

Practice head(s):

Guus Kemperink; Sander Maarschalkerweerd; Rob Wouters


‘Rob Wouters is sharp and proactive.’

‘KMW is a boutique firm, focused on corporate governance in regulated sectors. Large enough to deal with all relevant issues, small enough to be there for their clients. Personal and proactive. In capable hands who care about you.’

‘Strong legal knowledge combined with good understanding of business principles. Great sparring partner to work on solid and practical solutions.’

‘The team of KMW is skilled and flexible to support you in any M&A. They understand the business drivers behind M&A transactions and provide outstanding support towards all parties involved.’

‘Sander Maarschalkerweerd and Rob Wouters are dedicated and highly effective, providing outstanding expertise in all the aspects of M&A. They are fully committed and always reachable.’

‘Most of our work has been with Rob Wouters. Rob can zoom in and out of deals like nothing we have seen before. Seeing the details of the clauses being reviewed while keeping the birds eye helicopter vantage point.’

‘Extraordinary support and experience, out of the box thinking and high flexibility.’

‘Both Sander Maarschalkerweerd and Rob Wouters really are hands on and very much present at all stages of handling the matter. Sharp and at the same time practical lawyers, who get deals done.’

Key clients


Südzucker Group


IX Zon


General Motors

Philips Domestic Appliances

Col-Olint Group




Cementir Holding

Stichting Continuïteit Ahold Delhaize

PortionPack Europe Group


MFE – MediaForEurope

CB Healthcare



Rosesta Medical

Work highlights

  • Advised BENEO, part of Südzucker group, on the acquisition of Meatless group.
  • Advised SkyTeam on ITA Airways, Italy’s new national carrier, on its membership with SkyTeam (replacing Alitalia).
  • Advised PortionPack Europe Group, part of Südzucker group, on the acquisition of CDLC Group (Crème de la Cream).

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.

Guus 20 85 46 153
Sander 20 85 46 152
Rob 20 85 46 151