Mergers and Acquisitions

“Customized Services in the Broad Area of Mergers and Acquisitions. ”

The Mergers and Acquisitions team of Kennedy Van der Laan is internationally acknowledged by leading handbooks such as Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, the European Legal 500 and the Global Counsel 3000. The team handles the broad spectrum of corporate transactions:

Customized Advice and Solutions

The Mergers and Acquisitions team consists of attorneys and civil-law notaries fully devoted to the transactions practice. Other teams of Kennedy Van der Laan support the Mergers and Acquisitions team in sub-areas like employment law or intellectual property law. This way we can provide you with customized services. The team is mostly active in the technology, energy, healthcare and real estate sectors. Our clients are national, international and often listed enterprises, as well as investors, both formal and informal.

Specialized in Private Equity

The Mergers and Acquisitions team has extensive experience in supporting private equity funds in new investments, venture capital, the restructuring of existing investments, and exits. Furthermore, the team provides guidance to target companies, their incorporators and management teams in attracting private equity funding. We help you to consider your problems not only from a legal and technical perspective, but also strategically and pragmatically.

Legal 500 EMEA 2015 – Corporate and M&A

Kennedy Van der Laan’s ‘proactive, professional and courteous’ team is well versed in corporate transactions in the TMT and healthcare sectors. Recent standout work includes Louis Bouchez’s advice to Viacom on its joint venture with Discovery. Frans-Jozef Crousen and the ‘well-respected’ Floor Veltman are also recommended.

Chambers Global 2014 – Corporate/M&A

Department head Louis Bouchez is described as “very knowledgeable and able to turn things around quickly.” He recently assisted DCC with its acquisition of BP Gas Nederland.

Foreign Desks This firm’s Germany desk includes a number of German speakers and handles transactional and regulatory issues in areas including real estate, IT and media. Its clients include groups from, or with interests in, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Partner Marcel Willems is a contact for the desk.

Chambers Europe 2014 – Corporate/M&A

What the team is known for Growing team with considerable experience supporting foreign companies seeking to enter the Dutch market. Acts as board adviser to clients as well as assisting with transactions.

Work highlights Advised Nike on the Dutch aspects of its partnership with textile company DyeCoo.

Notable practitioners Department head Louis Bouchez is described as “very knowledgeable and able to turn things around quickly.” He recently assisted DCC with its acquisition of BP Gas Nederland.

Significant clients Anteryon International, Port of Amsterdam, PPG.

Legal 500 EMEA 2014 – Corporate and M&A

Kennedy Van der Laan advises on inbound transactions, with a focus on the technology and healthcare sectors. Team head Louis Bouchez assisted DCC with its acquisition of BP’s Benelux-based liquid petroleum gas distribution business. The practice also advised VU university medical center and GGZ inGeest on corporate governance.

The Legal 500 rankings 2015

The Legal 500 has published its rankings for 2015. On the basis of annual extensive research on the market and among clients, The Legal 500 compiles...

16 april 2015 

As of January 2015 Fenna van Dijk partner Healthcare Team Kennedy Van der Laan

As of 1 January 2015, Fenna van Dijk will be named partner at Dutch law firm Kennedy Van der Laan. Fenna practices law in the corporate law group as...

18 december 2014 

Making business decisions in a growing company

The process of making business decisions is simple as long if you only have to deal with yourself and your co-founder(s). As soon as your business...

04 november 2013 

Supreme Court Confirms Rights of Employees in Transfer of Undertaking

The die is cast. On 5 April 2013, the Dutch Supreme Court rendered the long-awaited judgment in the case of Albron Nederland / FNV Bondgenoten et al....

24 april 2013 

More Possibilities for Division of Powers of Shareholders

An interesting change that will perhaps be overlooked at first is the possibility to divide voting rights of shareholders. Such a division is...

23 april 2013 

Adieu Nachgründung: What Now? Important Transitional Arrangements Within the Scope of the New Flex–Wet

Introduction The general transitional rules within the scope of the Flex-Wet are based on the New Civil Code Transition Act of 28 November 1991...

28 march 2013 

Amendments to the Act on the Prevention of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism as of 1 January 2013.

The Dutch Act on the Prevention of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (Wet ter voorkoming van witwassen en financieren van terrorisme,...

21 february 2013 

Kennedy Van der Laan Extends its Corporate Transactions Practice

Frans-Jozef Crousen and Hans van Ramshorst joined the corporate transactions practice of Kennedy Van der Laan on 1 October 2011. With their arrival,...

06 december 2011 

Reduction of Reporting and Documentation Requirements and Alternative Disclosure in Mergers and Divisions

On 1 July 2011, for purposes of implementing some European Directives, various procedural rules in Book 2 of the Dutch Civil Code relating to mergers...

28 october 2011 

Kennedy Van der Laan Extends its Corporate Transactions Practice

AMSTERDAM, 3 October 2011 – With Frans-Jozef Crousen and Hans van Ramshorst joining the corporate transactions practice of Kennedy Van der Laan,...

03 september 2011 

Update and trends on private equity in the Netherlands

Lately it seems that strategic buyers in mid market transactions have an advantage in attracting acquisition financing compared to private equity...

29 april 2011 

Private equity in 33 jurisdictions worldwide 2010 - fund formation

Read the article in PDF: Private equity in 33 jurisdictions worldwide 2010 - fund formation Authors Louis Bouchez, Floor Veltman and Maurits...

14 september 2010 

Private equity in 33 jurisdictions worldwide 2010 - transactions

Read the article in PDF: Private equity in 33 jurisdictions worldwide 2010 - transactions Authors Louis Bouchez, Fenna van Dijk, Floor Veltman and...

14 september 2010 

Getting The Deal Through - Private Equity - Transactions

The term private equity is used to describe leveraged investments in more mature companies; transactions include both private-to-private and...

01 january 2009 

Getting The Deal Through - Private Equity - Fund Formation

Currently only the BV, the NV and the cooperative society have corporate personality. However, pursuant to the proposed Partnership Act, which is...

01 january 2009 

Permanent Secondment in a Group of Companies

Permanent Secondment in a Group of Companies and Transfer of Undertaking Is an employee who is employed by a staff entity and seconded to an...

19 december 2008 

Energy and utilities in the Netherlands

The Netherlands energy market is in turmoil. Regulations seem to lack clarity and direction, and often work at cross purposes. Domestic players...

01 november 2007 

Cross-Border Merger Valid

On 29 January 2007 the Subdistrict Court of Amsterdam has ruled that a cross-border merger between a German acquiring GmbH and a Dutch BV ceasing to...

01 june 2007 

Recent developments in the Netherlands energy market

On 21 November 2006 the Unbunding Act, changing the Electricity Act 1998 and the Gas Act, was adopted in the Senate. The Second Chamber had voted in...

01 january 2007 
Frans-Jozef Crousen

Frans-Jozef Crousen

Attorney, Partner

  • Frans-Jozef Crousen http://kvdl.nl/en/our-people/frans-jozef-crousen/ Attorney, Partner +31 20 5506 614 frans-jozef.crousen@kvdl.nl http://nl.linkedin.com/pub/frans-jozef-crousen/3/51/955
  • Louis Bouchez http://kvdl.nl/en/our-people/louis-bouchez/ Attorney, Partner +31 20 5506 692 louis.bouchez@kvdl.nl http://www.linkedin.com/pub/louis-bouchez/5/382/b7
  • Fenna van Dijk http://kvdl.nl/en/our-people/fenna-van-dijk/ Attorney, Partner +31 20 5506 680 fenna.van.dijk@kvdl.nl http://www.linkedin.com/pub/fenna-van-dijk/9/624/749