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What the team is known for

deBreij is a notable Dutch M&A boutique with a strong focus on advising Dutch companies, shareholders and private equity houses on transactions. The law firm has particular recent experience in transactions in the technology, financial services and life sciences sector. The team also handles cross-border transactions, often involving Germany or the Nordic region. Additionally team members advise on venture capital investments into startups.


A client reports that "deBreij is very knowledgeable and works efficiently."

Another client describes the team as "hands-on, efficient, very knowledgeable and solution-oriented."

Work highlights

Assisted the shareholders of Hostnet with its acquisition by

Notable practitioners

Laura Overes and Wytse Huidekoper are key contacts at deBreij.

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deBreij is a Dutch M&A boutique firm which consists of 27 specialist lawyers. The firm combines a boutique approach (dedication, customised and strategic advice, personalised service and attractive rates) with big firm quality (high level experience, expertise, reliability and execution power). As specialists in corporate law, the firm offers goal-oriented advice. 

The firm’s transactional lawyers manage:

■ Mergers & Acquisitions

■ Joint Ventures

■ Funding Rounds

■ Management Buy-Outs

■ ‘Debt to Equity’ Transactions

Work does not end when a deal is closed. The firm takes up the whole transaction process and advisory before, during and after the deal. The team advises on strategic topics and at the same time knows how to get the deal done. DeBreij is also the trusted advisor for problems involving governance and corporate (re) structuring the negotiations of commercial contracts and other matters that play a role in enterprises.

Investors and entrepreneurs benefit from their pragmatic hands-on advice. Clients can trust deBreij to be clear and impartial. The team recommends the best course of action and assists clients in making well-balanced choices; offering insight into each stage of the legal and practical analysis.

Leading strategic parties, banks, institutional investors, funds, informal investors, founders, corporate finance advisors and management teams opt for deBreij.


Corporate / M&A

Private Equity

Commercial agreements

Corporate Advisory



Alberts, Paulien

Bertelink, Barbara

Broekaart, Simone

Broekema, Quirine

de Groot, Gijs

den Boon, Linde

Dudink, Maurice

Freijser, Gaston

Hannema, Pauline

Hovens, Maureen

Huidekoper, Wytse

Jongh, Maxime

Jonker, Constantijn

Marres, Rutger

Meijneke, Sandra

Niesen, Lotte

Overes, Laura

Potter, Rutger

Richert, Frédérique

Sassen, Vicky

Schnezler, Tim

Smeets, Sophie

Steur, Anna

van Wijk, Joël

Voorhoeve, Wietske

Voorjans, Russel




Koningslaan 33

1075 AB Amsterdam


North Holland



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