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Johan Kleyn

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M&A; Capital Markets; Private Equity; Global Disputes

Position

Johan Kleyn, Partner, focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions of public and private companies in both negotiated and contested transactions. He is a corporate litigator and boardroom counselor on strategic issues and in crisis situations. Johan has developed a strong reputation for his strategic skills in takeover situations and acts for acquirors and targets. Prior to joining Jones Day in 2013, he was involved in the takeover battles of Rodamco North America, ABN AMRO, DIM, Fairstar, Phoenicia, and Cryo Save as well as the change of control battle in O'Neill/Kelly versus Phoenicia. Johan is author of numerous articles on corporate law issues for various legal magazines, including Fusie & Overname (a Dutch M&A magazine). He also lectures frequently at law institutes and is a frequent speaker at conferences on corporate topics. He has been described by Chambers as "a very creative driving force" and has been recognized as one of the three leading lawyers in the Netherlands in many editions of Mergers & Acquisitions.

Languages

Dutch, English.

Member

Netherlands Bar. Johan is also a member of the board of trustees of the M&A program at the Amsterdam University Law Centre and also serves on the board of a number of listed and unlisted companies and nonprofit foundations.

Education

New York University (LL.M. 1979); King's College London (Young European Lawyers Course, 1978); Universiteit Utrecht (Law Degree in Private Law 1976)


Netherlands

Commercial, corporate and M&a

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&a

The lawyers at Hogan Lovells International LLP are commended for being 'very hands-on and accessible' and for being 'solution finders'. The practice is also highlighted for its 'great international expertise'. Department head Victor de Vlaam and senior counsel Johan Kleyn are noted practitioners. Together with a cross-practice team, Johannes Buntjer, who covers M&A and private equity matters, advised Daimler on the creation of a joint venture with BMW to form innovative future mobility services. In other work, the practice assisted Kuala Lumpur Kepong on the sale of its surfactants business in the  Netherlands to a Swiss-headquartered chemical producer.

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