Provided by Arne Grimme
Arne Grimme is head of De Brauw’s Corporate M&A practice. He advises on public and private transactions, leveraged buy-outs and complex cross-border transactions and corporate restructurings.
Arne has been repeatedly recognised as a leader in his field, having been nominated for the Best M&A Lawyer Award since 2007. He won the award “Best M&A Lawyer” in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Legal 500 EMEA has also consistently named him a leading individual from 2009. Moreover, IFLR 1000 has recognised Arne as one of the leading practitioners in mergers and acquisitions every year since 2006. Arne was named “Lawyer of the Year” in the Best Lawyers 2014-2015 edition (Netherlands community) in Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law and Private Equity Law.
In 2018 he was also inducted into the Legal 500 Hall of Fame. Furthermore, his many accolades include being ranked first tier in M&A and private equity by Chambers.
Arne is a trusted advisor to many of his clients, and counts among his diverse client base Philips, AkzoNobel, NXP, Rabobank, BAM, Corbion, Arcadis, Bain Capital, Gilde, CVC Capital, and Schiphol Airport.
Arne Grimme is regarded as the leading lawyer for M&A transactions in the Netherlands. One interviewee describes him as "a top-notch lawyer," while another source appreciates that "he wants to strike a deal" in negotiations. Arne Grimme has a broad range of expertise, advising on acquisitions, divestments and fundraising rounds. A client lauds him as a "very pleasant and intelligent person, who is wise and practical."