Guus Kemperink

‘Guus Kemperink is a seasoned advisor, stays calm, steady and consistent. Deep and broad experience in corporate governance.’

(EMEA Legal 500 2021)


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Guus Kemperink specializes in mergers and acquisitions and joint-ventures, both in relation to private and listed companies, including hostile and contended takeovers. His practice includes corporate governance matters, where he advises on board governance structures and defence structures against hostile bids and activist shareholders. Moreover, he advises supervisory boards and defence foundations in the context of public takeover situations and hedge fund activism. Guus is appreciated for his diplomatic, though effective negotiating skills and for his talent for finding practical and realistic solutions in tense and critical situations with which private and listed companies may be faced.

‘Guus Kemperink is a seasoned and convincing corporate counsel. In particular Boards and Supervisory Boards benefit from the mild but clear advice he gives them in stressful situations’
(EMEA Legal 500 2020)

Guus is highly recommended in The Legal 500 EMEA. Clients describe him as ‘a very experienced lawyer with unique expertise, notably in tailored bids/M&A’ and ‘a seasoned and determined lawyer and where necessary a fighter’.


Guus was admitted in 1984 to the Amsterdam Bar. In 2013, he was a awarded a Ph.D. from Erasmus University Rotterdam for his thesis on the supervision of the target company by the supervisory board in the situation of both a friendly bid and a contested and hostile bid. Guus Kemperink publishes regularly in academic journals on corporate law, takeover law and corporate governance.


Apart from his native language (Dutch), Guus is fluent in English, French and German.