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Corporate/M&A lawyers

Meet our Corporate/M&A team

We advise on more deals than any other law firm in Europe. Do you wish to expand the growth potential of your organization? Do you consider a merger, an IPO or do you want to enter new markets? Or are you looking for financing by way of a private loan or the issuance of shares? At CMS we always offer the best approach and assistance. We don’t have a traditional way of looking at things and together with you we will lead you to success.

Whether you are planning a merger as part of your growth strategy, thinking about diversifying into new sectors or looking for new funding options such as non-bank lending or through equity investment, our experts offer you the right mix of legal and commercial advice. Having lawyers who think and act beyond their traditional role and seek to add value can help you secure the competitive edge you need in an ever-changing business environment. Our international team of more than 750 corporate lawyers in over 30 countries worldwide can assist you in all aspects of corporate law and M&A, both domestically and internationally.

Whatever your size, a large publicly listed company or a small privately owned business, we can deliver a tailored, commercial, cost effective solution for you, covering areas such as M&A, private equity, equity capital markets, outsourcing, group restructuring and privatisations. Our cross-border teams consist of experts from all practice areas and sectors such as banking, consumer products, energy, infrastructure, insurance, lifesciences, real estate and construction, hotels and leisure, technology and media. This allows us to understand your specific issues for a transaction and provide you with advice within context, saving time and money and allows us to pinpoint your real commercial issues and risks in a transaction.

Our Corporate Litigation group has extensive knowledge in the field of litigation. We advise a broad range of clients on corporate and commercial conflicts and routinely act before state courts.

Work highlights:

  • Acted for a consortium led by Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings on the acquisition of Dutch waste management company AVR Afvalverwerking from Van Gansewinkel.
  • Assisted Riverland with the acquisition of the Hotel Pulitzer in Amsterdam from Blackstone.

Significant clients: FD Media, Atos, Accor.

 
Erik Vorst
Erik Vorst
Managing Partner
Notaris
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Erik Vorst is a notaris and member of our corporate practice. He has a broad expertise and extensive experience in the areas of joint ventures, private equity, group structures, mergers and acquisitions...
Martijn Bie
Martijn van der Bie
Partner
Notaris
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Martijn van der Bie practices corporate law and his main areas of expertise are in the field of mergers and acquisitions, listings, restructuring, corporate governance, joint ventures, private equity...
Pieter Duijvenvoorde
Pieter van Duijvenvoorde
Partner
Advocaat
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Pieter van Duijvenvoorde is an advocaat and heads our Corporate/M&A Practice Group. He specialises in national and international mergers and joint ventures. Pieter has specific experience with private...
Aukje Haan
Aukje Haan
Partner
Head ESG | Global Co-Head Commercial
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Aukje Haan has been a qualified advocaat since 1990, and since then has been working for the Commercial section of CMS in Amsterdam. Aukje is chair of the CMS International Commercial Group. Aukje's specialist...
Anton Louwinger
Anton Louwinger
Partner
Belastingadviseur
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Anton Louwinger is a belastingadviseur in our Tax Practice Group.​ He advises the national and international business community on a variety of tax matters, such as (re)structuring, M&A and cooperation...
Bart-Adriaan Ruijter
Bart-Adriaan de Ruijter
Partner
Advocaat
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Array Bart-Adriaan is also experienced in corporate dispute resolution via arbitration (NAI and ICC). He is member of the Corporate Disputes Committee of the Dutch Arbitration Association and of the Dutch...
Reinout Slot
Reinout Slot
Partner
Advocaat
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Reinout Slot practices corporate and securities law, with particular expertise in completing deals that are affected by complex regulatory environments. ​ His expertise includes advising on acquisitions...
Roman Tarlavski
Roman Tarlavski
Partner
Advocaat
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Roman Tarlavski is an advocaat and his particular emphasis is cross-border M&A, structured joint ventures, public-private projects and private equity transactions. Roman joined CMS in 2002 as a partner...
Elmer Veenman
Elmer Veenman
Partner
Advocaat
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Elmer Veenman is a member of the Corporate/M&A practice group of our firm. Elmer is an experienced M&A lawyer with 15 years of experience in complex corporate transactions and corporate governance. He...
Cecilia Weijden
Cecilia van der Weijden
Partner
Advocaat | Head of Energy & Climate Change Group
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Cecilia van der Weijden is a partner in our Corporate/M&A Practice Group and heads the Dutch energy & climate change team at CMS. She has a strong focus on the energy industry. For more than fifteen...