Luke van de Laar


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Luke van de Laar specializes in (cross-border) M&A, including corporate takeovers, joint ventures and private equity investments, and corporate governance related matters. With extensive experience in executing and managing (international) transactions and corporate governance related projects, Luke has successfully advised clients in technology, healthcare, (agri) food and manufacturing industries. His clientele includes both include privately and publicly held corporates as well as financial sponsors.


He has assisted numerous private equity funds through the acquisition of new (platform) portfolio companies, structuring (management) incentive schemes, add-on transactions and exits.

Prior to joining KMW in 2022, Luke worked at the M&A /private equity-team of Houthoff for over 9 years.


Luke obtained his LL.M. degree from Maastricht University in 2013 and completed the VU Law Academy postgraduate specialization course in M&A in 2017. In 2011, he attended Washburn School of Law in Topeka, Kansas. Luke is a member of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA).


Apart from his native language (Dutch), Luke is fluent in English.