Our Practice

Corporate / M&A

We advise on the drafting and negotiation of M&A, joint venture and other strategic transactions. Our assistance further covers all elements of company law, including corporate decision making, corporate restructurings and corporate group reorganizations.

 

In addition, we have developed particular knowledge and skills in matters related to listed companies. In this context we advise both bidders and target companies on friendly and hostile takeover bids. We assist in drafting and negotiating transaction documentation, including the application of takeover defences. Our assistance extends to advising supervisory boards and defense foundations in public takeover situations.

Corporate Governance

Our advice and assistance on corporate governance (including the Dutch Corporate Governance Code) are aimed at providing sound and practical solutions for managing and mitigating risks that management boards and supervisory boards face nowadays.

 

We have particular expertise and track record in the structuring of takeover defences, board independence, board procedures in private and public takeover situations, designing governance structures for private and listed companies, insider trading issues, managing activist shareholders, shareholder information duties and analyzing corporate policies.

Corporate Litigation

We assist in shareholder and joint venture related disputes, shareholder buy-out procedures, M&A disputes and inquiry proceedings before the Enterprise Chamber of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal (Ondernemingskamer).

 

Also, combined with our extensive expertise in public takeover law, we have deep knowledge and skills in litigation and arbitration in the context of public offers, representing bidders, target companies and defence foundations.