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Europe Netherlands Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability

This section relates to transactions involving different companies, corporate governance, corporate restructuring, shareholder issues. This broad category covers both public company and private equity (including venture capital) matters. The chapter includes company acquisitions, dispositions and capitalisations, entity selection and formation, operating and partnership agreements, securities and governance matters. Also covers those transactions designed to help restructuring within companies and their subsidiaries by change of ownership. Priority is placed on primary representatives, those acting for buyers and sellers, whilst those acting for financial advisors, underwriters and the banks financing such transactions are also considered.

All Departments profiles

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Band 1
  1. De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
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    De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
    Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    2023 | Band 1 | 7 Years Ranked
    De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek is a dominant firm in the Dutch M&A market. The law firm demonstrates its capacity by handling high-value cross-border and domestic transactions, assisting clients with complex divestments, public offers and funding rounds. The team is also well versed in handling private equity strategies and transactions, such as growth buyouts and minority and majority investments. Aside from acting for leading financial institutions, the firm showcases its market position by assisting clients across a diverse range of industries, including telecommunications, technology, manufacturing and retail.
  2. Allen & Overy LLP
    Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    2023 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. Clifford Chance LLP
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    Clifford Chance LLP
    Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    2023 | Band 2 | 7 Years Ranked
    Clifford Chance has a particular focus on assisting private equity firms and other international investors with high-value transactions in the Dutch market, including advising on public offers and buyouts. The law firm also represents clients in merger agreements and joint venture negotiations. It is active on transactions across a wide range of industries, including energy, technology and telecommunications.
  2. NautaDutilh
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    NautaDutilh
    Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    2023 | Band 2 | 7 Years Ranked
    NautaDutilh covers a broad range of high-value, multi-jurisdictional transactions, advising clients on mergers, acquisitions and divestments. The law firm also has experience assisting consortiums with public tender offers. NautaDutilh has a strong presence in the Benelux region and provides expertise to clients looking to form strategic partnerships in the region. Team members also represent clients in take-private transactions and funding rounds. The firm often acts on transactions in the pharmaceutical and financial services sectors.
  3. Stibbe
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    Stibbe
    Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    2023 | Band 2 | 7 Years Ranked
    Stibbe is a well-regarded law firm with a strong presence throughout the Benelux region. The firm is particularly adept in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, as well as advising clients on high-value domestic transactions. The team is popular with both private equity houses and public sector clients, in addition to representing clients from the automotive and technology sectors. The firm often acts for investors, including on venture capital funding rounds. The lawyers also offer experience in management buyouts.
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Band 3
  1. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
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    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    2023 | Band 3 | 7 Years Ranked
    Freshfields regularly advises clients on high-value, cross-border acquisitions and divestments. Clients benefit from the team's ability to collaborate with the firm's other offices around the world on multi-jurisdictional matters. Team members have experience in private equity investments, acquisitions by consortiums and joint venture agreements. The law firm often acts on transactions involving the technology, energy and financial services industries.
  2. Houthoff
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    Houthoff
    Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    2023 | Band 3 | 7 Years Ranked
    Houthoff is a highly regarded Dutch law firm with a strong reputation for advising buyers and selling shareholders on cross-border transactions. The team also often assists clients with rescue sales. The firm is particularly popular with clients from the technology sector, as well as acting for private equity houses on high-value acquisitions and divestments. Team members have further experience in venture capital mandates.
  3. Loyens & Loeff
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    Loyens & Loeff
    Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    2023 | Band 3 | 6 Years Ranked
    Loyens & Loeff advises clients on both domestic and cross-border high-value transactions. The team acts for domestic and multinational private equity firms, as well as representing Netherlands-based companies. The firm often acts on transactions in the technology and infrastructure sectors. Clients benefit from the firm's Benelux-wide presence, as well as the team's ability to collaborate with other departments, including the firm's market-leading tax team.