Guus Kemperink

t: +31 (0)20 8546 153
m: +31(0)6 53 215 949

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

(EMEA Legal 500 2021)

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.

Sander Maarschalkerweerd

t: +31 (0)20 8546 152
m: +31 (0)6 11 388 562

Sander Maarschalkerweerd is a recognized specialist in mergers and acquisitions and joint-ventures. Over the past years he has worked on a large number of national and cross-border transactions and restructuring cases. In addition, Sander has deep expertise and a strong track-record in corporate litigation, where he assists both private and listed companies in relation to shareholder and joint-venture disputes, shareholder buy-out procedures, post M&A disputes and corporate inquiries and investigations. In this context, Sander was involved in landmark cases before the Enterprise Chamber of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal (Ondernemingskamer), such as the takeover battle on Telegraaf Media Groep, the rescue of Inter Access Group and the takeover dispute concerning ABN AMRO Bank.

‘Sander Maarschalkerweerd is experienced and calm in difficult times, responsive and available, committed, and solution orientated.’

(EMEA Legal 500 2020)

Sander is a versatile lawyer who is able to bridge the gap between corporate transaction work and corporate dispute resolution. He is highly recommended in The Legal 500 EMEA. Clients appreciate Sander’s commitment and responsiveness in combination with his pragmatic and solution-orientated advice.

Sander Maarschalkerweerd stands out. Strategic thinker with good client skills.’

(EMEA Legal 500 2021)

Sander received his master’s degree in Dutch law from the University of Groningen in 2000, which also included a fall semester at the University of Wisconsin Law School (Madison, USA). He subsequently worked for an NGO in the Niger Delta (Port Harcourt, Nigeria), before being admitted to the Amsterdam Bar in 2001.


Apart from his native language (Dutch), Sander is fluent in English and has a working knowledge of German and French.

Rob Wouters

t: +31 (0)20 8546 151
m: +31 (0)6 15 032 578

Rob Wouters specialises in corporate law and M&A, with broad experience and a solid track record in public and private M&A transactions, joint-ventures and corporate restructurings. Also, Rob has deep knowledge and experience in corporate governance issues, more in particular in relation to listed companies. Rob is a thorough and creative lawyer with an eye for the needs of his clients and for the challenges they face in complex transactions, both at national and international level. He is perceived by his clients as a domain expert who listens well and consistently adds value.

‘Rob Wouters is a very sharp, focused lawyer. He remains calm when the stakes are high. He has a sharp eye for potential risks and is focused on addressing them.’

(EMEA Legal 500 2020)

Rob is highly recommended in The Legal 500 EMEA. Clients describe him as ‘going the extra mile for his clients’, ‘very easy to approach’ and ‘excellent in working together’.

‘Rob Wouters has vast knowledge and experience on corporate governance.’

(EMEA Legal 500 2021)

Rob was admitted to the Amsterdam Bar in 2005. Also, Rob worked in 2017 and 2018 as senior legal counsel at ABN AMRO on M&A and corporate governance matters. This position allowed him to gain valuable and unique knowledge and expertise about the needs and challenges of large publicly listed corporates in today’s international legal world.


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