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Mark Ziekman


Atrium - Parnassusweg 737
1077 DG Amsterdam
Postbus 94700
1090 GS Amsterdam
Talen Duits, Engels, Nederlands

Mark Ziekman maakt deel uit van de Praktijkgroep Corporate/M&A van ons kantoor. Hij is werkzaam op het gebied van ondernemingsrecht en is gespecialiseerd in grensoverschrijdende fusies en overnames en joint ventures. Daarnaast focust hij zich op de Consumer Products industrie, alsmede de Verzekeringssector. Mark is tevens voorzitter van onze China Desk in Nederland.

In de IFLR 207, 2016 en 2015 wordt Mark erkend als 'leading lawyer in M&A'. In de 2018 Legal 50 wordt hij aanbevolen voor "Corporate and M&A", "Food and Beverages" and "Retail". Mark behoort tot de top 100 M&A advocaten in Nederland (bron: mena.nl).

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

IFLR1000, 2020

"Corporate specialist Mark Ziekman has a focus on cross-border mergers, takeovers and joint ventures, especially in the insurance and consumer products industries, and is the chair of the firm's consumer products group."

The Legal 500, 2019

CMS’ team is led by corporate expert Mark Ziekman, and is especially active in M&A, competition and IP matters.

The Legal 500, 2018

Based across Amsterdam and Utrecht, CMS’ department is headed by corporate expert Mark Ziekman

The Legal 500, 2018

Relevante ervaring

  • 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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  • Nederlands recht (ondernemingsrecht), Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
  • Nederlands recht (privaatrecht), Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
  • Nederlands recht (sociaal economisch recht), Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
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  • Voorzitter China Desk
  • Vereniging Corporate Litigation
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