We are once again seeing a positive mood on the global merger and acquisitions market. Expectations suggest that 2017 will even outperform the record years 2006 and 2007, both in terms of numbers of mergers and acquisitions and in the size of individual deals. Our attorneys assist in mergers, acquisitions and collaborative ventures in all sectors.

Our attorneys have a great deal of knowledge and experience of (supervising) mergers and acquisitions. We act on behalf of both (national and international) buyers and sellers. Advice is also offered on financing constructions. In every case, speed, effectiveness, approachability and ‘a deal is a deal’ are essential working principles.

Corporate governance is occupying an increasingly prominent position within the (inter)national business community. The field focuses on the checks and balances in business. Stock exchange-quoted companies in the Netherlands are required to operate according to the corporate governance code. There are also a number of sector-specific governance codes in operation in the Netherlands. However, the structuring and distribution of authority, responsibilities and governance are of essential importance for any business.

Our attorneys at law have all the tools they need to draw up a tailor-made corporate structure, also for family businesses, where problems often arise in terms of business succession. Ensuring the acceptance and implementation of new structures is another field of practice for our attorneys. Our attorneys at law are also in a position to advise on reporting obligations in respect of corporate governance.