A selection of our experience

Corporate /
M&A
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Wärtsilä Corporation, the Finland based global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy market, in relation to the restructuring of its SAM Electronics division

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Fiducial Informatique, part of the Fiducial Group (the France based world leader in multi-disciplinary services for small business), on the acquisition of key IT-software systems for the hairdressing industry previously owned by the Wave Group

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Südzucker AG, on its joint venture with ED&F MAN in relation to Liquid Feed Europe, a provider of liquid feeds for the farm sector and compound sector in Europe

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The supervisory board of Telegraaf Media Group NV, the leading Dutch media company, in the context of the successful bid on TMG by the Belgian headquartered Mediahuis and VP Exploitatie

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CB (formely Centraal Boekhuis), a leading Benelux logistics service provider, on its 50% share participation in Printforce Nederland, one of Europe’s largest digital printing companies

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Euro Shoe Group SA/NV, a major fashion retailer in the Benelux, on its intended participation in Euronext Amsterdam listed Macintosh Retail Group

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The defence foundation of Grontmij NV, a leading engineering consultancy company in Europe, in relation to the successful public bid on Grontmij by OMX Stockholm listed Sweco

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Mithra Pharmaceuticals SA in the context of the listing of its shares on the regulated market of Euronext Brussels and on the acquisition of all shares in Wecare and Donesta Bioscience

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Wartsilä Corporation on its joint venture with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries on the establishment of an engine manufacturing plant in Qingdao, People’s Republic of China in cooperation with Chinese Shipbuilding Industry Corporation

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Nissha Group, the Japanese listed company engaged in industrial materials and devices, on the acquisition of the Schuster Group a producer of interior moulded components and plastic film for the automotive industry

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Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF), a worldwide player in the field of construction of trains on its Dutch joint venture with the Russian producer of rolling stock Sinara for purpose of the construction of subway trains and light rail vehicles for the Moscow region

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DCC plc, the leading Dublin based international sales, marketing and support services group on the acquisition of Go-Telecom

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Maus Frères SA (and its subsidiary Devanlay SA) on the set-up of its joint venture for the sale, distribution and marketing of Lacoste clothing and shoes in the Benelux

Corporate
Governance
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SkyTeam and its members (including Delta Airlines, Air France and KLM) on the development and implementation of its new governance model. SkyTeam is organized through a Dutch cooperative structure, with its world-wide headquarters in the Netherlands

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The Curacao based defence foundation of Amsterdam Euronext listed Fugro NV, a leading geotechnical, survey, subsea, and geoscience services provider, in the context of the stake building by Boskalis Westminster in Fugro

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The supervisory board of LyondellBasell Industries NV, the NYSE listed and Netherlands based chemical company, on certain corporate governance issues

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SkyTeam and its members (including Delta Airlines, Air France and KLM) on the set-up and incorporation of its worldwide headquarters in the Netherlands and the revision of its Alliance membership structure

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The supervisory board of Nutreco NV, a company producing animal nutrition, fish feed and processed meat products, on the revision of its anti-takeover and defence structure (before its delisting)

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CB (formerly Centraal Boekhuis), a leading Benelux logistics service provider, on the revision of its governance in relation to its shareholder base, formed by the Dutch publishers and the Dutch booksellers association

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The defence foundation of Grontmij NV, a leading engineering consultancy company in Europe, on the corporate governance structure of Grontmij

Corporate
Litigation
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Global Publishing Group BV, the Dutch holding company of Grupo LeYa (the Portuguese multinational book publishing company), in inquiry proceedings before the Enterprise Chamber of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal

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Aspria, operating exclusive wellness clubs on the European mainland, in the buy-out proceedings against minority shareholders before the Enterprise Chamber of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal

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The supervisory board of Telegraaf Media Group NV, the leading Dutch media company, in the inquiry proceedings before the Enterprise Chamber of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal relating to the competing public bids by Mediahuis/VP Exploitatie and Talpa

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WIF (Wooninvesteringsfonds), a Dutch real estate investment fund, in relation to complex consecutive multi-party corporate governance disputes in the context of the sale of WIF’s real estate portfolio for EUR 365 million to US/UK investment fund Round Hill Capital

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Deutsche Bank AG in the context of the extensive litigation before the Dutch courts resulting from the fall of Fortis Bank SA/NV (now Ageas)

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Dufry AG, the Swiss based global travel retailer, in the inquiry proceedings before the Enterprise Chamber of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal against a group company of Vomar, the Dutch retail chain

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Pininfarina SpA in the ICC arbitration procedure against Mitsubishi Motors Europe, relating to the development and production a roadster derivative of the Mitsubishi Colt