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Mark Ziekman

Partner
Advocaat

CMS
Atrium - Parnassusweg 737
1077 DG Amsterdam
PO Box 94700
1090 GS Amsterdam
Netherlands
Languages German, English, Dutch

Mark Ziekman is the chair of our global Consumer Products Sector Group and a member of our firm's Corporate / M&A Practice Group. He is active in the field of company law and specialises in cross-border mergers and takeovers and joint ventures. He focusses on the Consumer Products industry, as well as on the Insurance industry. ​

He is recommended in the 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016 IFLR1000 as leading lawyer - highly regarded for M&A. Ranked in the 2018 Legal 500 for "Corporate and M&A", "Food and Beverages" and "Retail". Mark belongs to the top 100 M&A lawyers in the Netherlands (source: mena.nl).

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‘Mark Ziekman provides consistent high quality advice.’

The Legal500 EMEA, 2022

Mark Ziekman is recommended.

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2021

Mark Ziekman always does what he promises and always delivers. He knows our business and provides consistent quality.

IFLR1000, 31st edition

Solid negotiator and very pragmatic in his approach.

IFLR1000, 31st edition

Mark Ziekman is highly regarded.

IFLR1000, 30th edition

"He is a lawyer with great sector expertise. He is able to transfer the business demands into practical and excellent business solutions."

IFLR1000, 2020

Relevant experience

  • Assisted Boluda on the acquisition of all shares in Kotug Smit, becoming one of the biggest companies in Europe for Harbor Towage.
  • Assisted PKP Cargo on obtaining all shares from the other shareholder in JV company Advanced World Transport.
  • Assisted Latvian energy company on incorporation of Dutch HoldCo and structuring of transaction.
  • Advised Sucres et Denrees on its acquisition of Nedcofffee with activities in Europe, India, Indonesia, Vietnam and Singapore.
  • Assisted the Sellers on the sale of Gunters & Meuser to Grafton.
  • Advised on the establishment of the Ampere Equity Fund, a €320 million fund aimed at investments in sustainable energy projects throughout Western Europe. Investors include ABP, PGGM and Delta Lloyd.
  • Assisted American private equity company investing in infra and energy projects on incorporating Dutch HoldCo and structuring transaction.
  • Acted for Oaktree Capital on the sale of Dental Clinics to Nordic Capital.
  • Assisted Broekhuis Holding on its acquisition of automotive company Heron Automotive, from the listed company Stern.
  • Assisted Broekhuis Holding on its acquisition of automotive company Martin Schilder, including all approvals from inter alia Dutch regulator AFM for the related insurance business.
  • Assisted the Sellers on its sale of Misco by Computacenter.
  • Acting for the seller on the sale of its shares in Parkmobile to BMW.
  • Acquisition of the largest corporate real estate portfolio in Netherlands’ history (acting for purchaser). 
  • Assisted Galaren Invest on the acquisition of the operational business for thirteen hotels in the Netherlands and Germany.
  • Acted for Exter in the acquisition of a food ingredients division from H.J. Heinz
  • Acted for Volkswagen Pon Financial Services on the acquisition of several lease portfolio's.
  • Advised the Indian company Apollo Tyres Ltd. on the acquisition of Vredestein Banden B.V. from parent company Amtel-Vredestein N.V.
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Memberships & Roles

  • Head of China Desk
  • Corporate Litigation Association
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Education

  • Dutch Law (Commercial Law), University of Groningen
  • Dutch Law (Private Law), University of Groningen
  • Dutch Law (Social Economic Law), University of Groningen
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07/12/2021
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Top rank­ings CMS in Leg­al 500 EMEA 2021
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