The structuring of businesses is an essential part of our corporate practice and requires expert legal guidance. Our clients are given expert strategic legal advice about establishing, changing and maintaining their corporate governance structures and business structures. We have all the tools available to implement the advised structures in an efficient and pro-active way in connection with:
- The incorporation of Dutch legal entities and partnerships;
- Designing your governance structure according to your wishes;
- Amending the articles of association of legal entities;
- Converting legal entities into different legal forms;
- Financial, tax-related or legal reorganizations of the corporate structure;
- Joint ventures, investments, shareholders’ agreements, implementation of stock option plans;
- The realization of cross-border mergers, demergers and conversions;
- Financing and security;
- Mergers and acquisitions.
Chambers Europe 2017 – Corporate and M&A – Band 5
What the team is known for Highlighted for its M&A expertise in the technology and health sectors in addition to its broader full-service corporate offering. It is also called upon for advice on cross-border aspects of transactions for international clients. Regularly advises domestic TMT clients on inbound investment matters.
Strengths One source describes Kennedy Van der Laan as “a firm of approachable, technically strong and reliable lawyers.”
Another source identifies the firm’s “full-service offering, including its notary department which is a big asset, its client focus and its drive for solutions” as key strengths.
Work highlights Advised Accenture on its acquisition of Total Logistics.
Acted for Façade Access on its acquisition of all shares in the Manntech Group.
Significant clients SIG, Nike, Highwinds, DCC Energy, InShared.
Chambers Europe 2016 – Corporate and M&A – Band 5
What the team is known for Highlighted for its M&A expertise in the technology and health sectors. Regularly advises domestic TMT clients on inbound investment matters.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
“The quality of work delivered by the firm is very high, and the team involved is very relaxed, hands-on and responsive.”
“The team performed tasks in a precise and timely manner, and the quality of advice was good.”
What’s new? Recent client wins for the firm include Heisterkamp Transport and Westcoast.
Work highlights Assisted Blippar with its acquisition of Layar.
Advised Lifetime Brands on its acquisition of assets of La Cafetière from The Greenfield Group.
Louis Bouchez assists foreign clients with inbound investments in the technology sector, and is also active in healthcare M&A transactions. Clients say: “He can give clear answers to questions, which is helpful especially if you are working in a foreign jurisdiction.” Sources also appreciate his “quick turnaround and willingness to put in that extra bit of effort to make things happen.”
Significant clients Anteryon, Nike, DCC Energy, Highwinds, InShared.
Chambers Global 2016 – Corporate and M&A – Band 5
Louis Bouchez assists foreign clients with inbound investments in the technology sector, and is also active on healthcare M&A transactions. Clients say: “He can give clear answers to questions, which is helpful especially if you are working in a foreign jurisdiction.” Sources also appreciate his “quick turnaround and willingness to put in that extra bit of effort to make things happen.”
Frans-Jozef Crousen leads the firm’s German desk. The team consists of six fluent German-speakers who advise German clients on corporate transactions and investments into the Netherlands.
Legal 500 EMEA 2017 – Commercial, Corporate and M&A – Tier 5
Jan Schouten heads Kennedy Van der Laan’s department; he is noted for his ‘broad experience in cross-border matters’. The ‘very responsive, pragmatic’ Louis Bouchez advised Unique Group on its purchase of Oceanwide Safety At Sea.
Legal 500 EMEA 2016 – Commercial, Corporate and M&A – Tier 5
Kennedy Van der Laan retains a focus on the TMT and healthcare sectors, and recently advised Blippar on the acquisition of an augmented reality platform; Fenna Van Dijk led the advice. Frans-Jozef Crousen and Louis Bouchez are recommended.
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