We advise on the drafting and negotiation of M&A, joint venture and other strategic transactions. Our services also cover all aspects of corporate law, including corporate decision-making, corporate restructurings and corporate group reorganisations. The firm has a one-stop shop approach. Where required, we engage other high-end specialised firms for areas of law outside our own expertise, guaranteeing seamless high-quality service.
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 unsolicited takeover bids. We assist in drafting and negotiating transaction documentation, including the application of takeover defences. Our services extend to advising supervisory boards and defence foundations in public takeover situations.
We also assist in shareholder and joint venture related disputes, shareholder buy-out procedures, M&A disputes and inquiry proceedings before the Enterprise Chamber in Amsterdam.
Our advice and services in the field of 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 understand the dynamics between the various stakeholders in private and listed companies and provide guidance on how to manoeuvre in sensitive situations, with the right blend of diplomacy and determination. In this context we also assist in litigious situations, such as shareholder disputes and inquiry proceedings before the Enterprise Chamber in Amsterdam.
In addition, we have specific expertise and a sound 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 analysing corporate policies. We combine this expertise with a thorough understanding of and excellent skills in dispute resolution in the context of public offers, representing bidders, boards of target companies and defence foundations.