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Blog | 27 Oct 2020

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AKD advised Tokyo-based Metawater on acquiring a leading water treatment engineering company

"This transaction is a great example of our strategy to be the leading legal gateway from, to and in the Benelux".

AKD has advised Japanese company Metawater on its acquisition of RWB Water, a water treatment engineering company in the Netherlands. Metawater strengthens its business base in Europe and promotes its expansion of its international business.

“This transaction is a great example of our strategy to be the leading legal gateway from, to and in the Benelux. Together with one of Japan’s leading law firms, Mori Hamada Matsumoto, we advised Metawater on a broad range of expertise. From Corporate and Financing to Employment law and Notarial Services, following our firm’s full-service approach”, confirms Erwin Rademakers, lead partner and managing partner of AKD.

This transaction was a team effort by Erwin Rademakers (lead partner), Jeroen Pop, Lars Subnel, Pascal van Schaik, Angelique Martens and Evelien Baas.

Marc Wintgens AKD's Head of Diversity & Inclusion

Marc Wintgens, board member at AKD, has been appointed Head of Diversity & Inclusion of the firm. His appointment is part of AKD's mission to create a firm-wide long-term diversity and inclusion plan.  "Diversity and Inclusion must become ingrained in our firm's culture and in the choices we make", according to Marc.

More than just a fancy text on our website

We are putting a lot of effort into making our firm more diverse and inclusive, which is far from an easy job”, according to Marc. He continues: “Diversity & Inclusion is more than just a policy document and a fancy text on our external website. We feel that what we are currently doing is not enough. Diversity and Inclusion must become ingrained in our firm’s culture and in the choices we make”.