Corporate Law

Entrepreneurship is in our DNA

We believe that corporate law facilitates business practice, rather than the reverse. We focus on opportunities rather than impossibilities. Entrepreneurship is in our DNA. We are not only legal specialists, but also appreciate the impact that a transaction, restructuring or legal dispute may have on a business owner. Our advice therefore also takes the context into account.

We are specialists in the fields of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), venture capital and private equity transactions, and various types of strategic alliances, such as joint ventures. In addition, we have lawyers who are intensively involved in corporate litigation. Furthermore we advise you on corporate governance and commercial contracts.

M&A / Venture Capital

Our transaction lawyers have extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions and in venture capital and private equity transactions. We advise investment companies, large companies and their shareholders. We also regularly represent start-ups and growth companies. We can advise on all changes in ownership structures, from the first seed financing until the ultimate exit. We have in-depth knowledge of the processes. To ensure that they run smoothly, we like to play a leading role. That allows us to provide you with clear analyses and practical advice.

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Management buy-ins/buy-outs
  • Financing
  • Participation/shareholder agreements

About to negotiate with possible investors in your company? Contact:

M&A / Venture Capital

Our transaction lawyers have extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions and in venture capital and private equity transactions. We advise investment companies, large companies and their shareholders. We also regularly represent start-ups and growth companies. We can advise on all changes in ownership structures, from the first seed financing until the ultimate exit. We have in-depth knowledge of the processes. To ensure that they run smoothly, we like to play a leading role. That allows us to provide you with clear analyses and practical advice.

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Management buy-ins/buy-outs
  • Financing
  • Participation/shareholder agreements

About to negotiate with possible investors in your company? Contact:

Corporate Governance

Companies are in a permanent state of flux. The same applies to legislation and regulations. We can help you set up and maintain a corporate structure that is in keeping with your wishes and with corporate law. We also have broad experience with restructurings and with keeping the corporate governance of your company up to date.

  • Corporate structures
  • Restructuring

Looking for a sparring partner to discuss the structure of your company? Contact our corporate lawyers.

Corporate Governance

Companies are in a permanent state of flux. The same applies to legislation and regulations. We can help you set up and maintain a corporate structure that is in keeping with your wishes and with corporate law. We also have broad experience with restructurings and with keeping the corporate governance of your company up to date.

  • Corporate structures
  • Restructuring

Looking for a sparring partner to discuss the structure of your company? Contact our corporate lawyers.

Corporate Recovery

A company can be in dire straits with the threat of bankruptcy. We help entrepreneurs to restructure or restart their business for the purpose of maintaining (part of) the business. With their assistance, we map out which creditors there are and what their possible claims and rights are. It is not uncommon for us to enter into negotiations with these creditors and other stakeholders in order to ensure the preservation of the business. Often there is also an personnel reorganization involved that the lawyers in the corporate law department will undertake together with their colleagues in the employment law department.

  • Restructuring
  • Turnaround scenarios
  • Reorganisations
  • Director’s liability

If your company is in dire straits, contact:

Corporate Recovery

A company can be in dire straits with the threat of bankruptcy. We help entrepreneurs to restructure or restart their business for the purpose of maintaining (part of) the business. With their assistance, we map out which creditors there are and what their possible claims and rights are. It is not uncommon for us to enter into negotiations with these creditors and other stakeholders in order to ensure the preservation of the business. Often there is also an personnel reorganization involved that the lawyers in the corporate law department will undertake together with their colleagues in the employment law department.

  • Restructuring
  • Turnaround scenarios
  • Reorganisations
  • Director’s liability

If your company is in dire straits, contact:

Corporate Litigation

Companies and institutions have different stakeholders: the management board, the supervisory board, the shareholders, but also the customers and suppliers. Unfortunately, their interests and objectives do not always coincide, so that sometimes litigation is unavoidable to solve a conflict. Within our corporate litigation practice group we litigate a wide range of disputes, such as court proceedings on acquisition disputes, officers’ and directors’ liability, and disputes between shareholders. We do so for Dutch and international companies and their stakeholders. As such, we litigate before the civil courts and the Enterprise Chamber of the Court of Appeal of Amsterdam and also have a great deal of experience with international disputes. If necessary, we levy attachment or institute preliminary relief proceedings. We do not shy away from confrontation and always focus on the best possible outcome. But we always investigate whether a settlement might be better. Not only before, but also during legal action. Litigation is a means, not an end on itself.

  • Shareholder disputes
  • Cooperation disputes
  • Acquisition disputes
  • Officers’ and directors’ liability

Has a dispute arisen within your company between shareholders, partners, managing directors or supervisory directors? Contact:

Corporate Litigation

Companies and institutions have different stakeholders: the management board, the supervisory board, the shareholders, but also the customers and suppliers. Unfortunately, their interests and objectives do not always coincide, so that sometimes litigation is unavoidable to solve a conflict. Within our corporate litigation practice group we litigate a wide range of disputes, such as court proceedings on acquisition disputes, officers’ and directors’ liability, and disputes between shareholders. We do so for Dutch and international companies and their stakeholders. As such, we litigate before the civil courts and the Enterprise Chamber of the Court of Appeal of Amsterdam and also have a great deal of experience with international disputes. If necessary, we levy attachment or institute preliminary relief proceedings. We do not shy away from confrontation and always focus on the best possible outcome. But we always investigate whether a settlement might be better. Not only before, but also during legal action. Litigation is a means, not an end on itself.

  • Shareholder disputes
  • Cooperation disputes
  • Acquisition disputes
  • Officers’ and directors’ liability

Has a dispute arisen within your company between shareholders, partners, managing directors or supervisory directors? Contact:

Commercial contracts and litigation

Commercial contracts are necessary in order to soundly record a relationship and both parties’ obligations and expectations. Numerous problems and conflicts can be avoided by making clear agreements beforehand. If a conflict nevertheless arises, the contract primarily determines the parties’ positions. Our contract law specialists have broad experience in both drawing up and reviewing, as in negotiating and litigating on a wide range of often complex Dutch and international contracts. They do so both in arbitration and before the government courts. We will be pleased to help you record an agreement and to represent you if it is necessary to litigate on a contract.

  • Cooperation agreements
  • Commercial contracts
  • General conditions
  • Contractual disputes
  • Commercial liability
  • Arbitration proceedings before the NAI

For assistance in drawing up or reviewing a contract or general conditions, contact:

Commercial contracts and litigation

Commercial contracts are necessary in order to soundly record a relationship and both parties’ obligations and expectations. Numerous problems and conflicts can be avoided by making clear agreements beforehand. If a conflict nevertheless arises, the contract primarily determines the parties’ positions. Our contract law specialists have broad experience in both drawing up and reviewing, as in negotiating and litigating on a wide range of often complex Dutch and international contracts. They do so both in arbitration and before the government courts. We will be pleased to help you record an agreement and to represent you if it is necessary to litigate on a contract.

  • Cooperation agreements
  • Commercial contracts
  • General conditions
  • Contractual disputes
  • Commercial liability
  • Arbitration proceedings before the NAI

For assistance in drawing up or reviewing a contract or general conditions, contact: