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Band 4

Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market

Netherlands

8 Years Ranked

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Provided by Hugo Reumkens

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Clients

Hugo’s client roster reflects his ability to navigate complex, multidisciplinary transactions and governance issues across various sectors. His ability to manage key accounts, like B&S Group and Port of Rotterdam, and his involvement in significant projects exemplify his commitment to providing timely and effective legal solutions in a fast-paced business environment.

Clients and peers describe Hugo as "outstanding," "experienced," and "sophisticated," valuing his approachable demeanor for effective collaboration. His expertise in managing complex transactions and governance issues is highly regarded, with a reputation for swift and accurate advice.

Hugo Reumkens is an exceptional expert in corporate governance and strategic M&A, blending deep industry knowledge with strategic insight and a client-centric approach. His expertise in guiding companies through pivotal moments and complex transactions makes him an invaluable asset to clients and legal teams seeking advanced guidance in the Netherlands’ corporate law sector.

Practice Areas

Hugo Reumkens is an authoritative figure in corporate law, with a specialized focus on strategic M&A transactions, joint ventures, and corporate governance. He is particularly adept at handling high-stakes, extraordinary events crucial to a company's existence or future. His proficiency in these critical areas of corporate law ensures that clients receive expert guidance underpinned by strategic acumen.

Clients engaging Hugo for strategic M&A, joint ventures and advice on corporate governance can expect achievable and effective solutions. His leadership of Van Doorne's corporate governance practice and his extensive experience in high-impact transactions equip him to guide companies through their most crucial moments with strategic foresight and legal precision and accuracy.

Career

• Leadership Tenure: Successfully led Van Doorne as its managing partner from 2010 to 2017, guiding the firm through significant growth and international expansion.

• International Network and Transactions: Hugo has cultivated a far-reaching international network, especially in the DACH region, the Nordics, Belgium, and Luxembourg. This achievement stems from his deep involvement in international M&A and joint ventures.

• Influential Publications: Authored key publications such as the "Handbook Corporate Governance" and the "Toolkit Commissariaat," establishing him as a leading voice in corporate law.

• Relevant role: Hugo serves as a surveyor appointed by the Enterprise Chamber of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal (Ondernemingskamer).

• Corporate Governance and M&A Leadership: His advisory roles in crucial governance matters and strategic transactions, as well as board memberships in prominent companies, highlight his significant influence in shaping corporate futures.

• Academic and Media Contributions: His role as a guest lecturer and his presence in Dutch financial media as a company law expert highlight his relevance and influence in corporate law and governance.

Professional Memberships

Hugo is a corporate law, corporate governance and boardroom dynamics lecturer at universities and academic institutes. He is the author of books and columns on these subjects and he assists supervisory directors and regulators in self-evaluations. He is a former advisor to the Dutch Corporate Governance Committee, and he is a regular keynote speaker on management and supervision.

In addition to his comprehensive legal and governance expertise, Hugo Reumkens holds the distinguished position of Chair at Tilburg University. This role underscores his commitment to academic excellence and his dedication to nurturing future generations of legal professionals. Through this appointment, Hugo leverages his vast industry experience and deep understanding of corporate law to enrich the academic landscape, fostering a bridge between theoretical knowledge and practical application. This position not only highlights his influence in the legal community but also his active contribution to the education and development of emerging talent in the field.

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