‘A very professional, pragmatic and deal-oriented team.’

AKD’s Corporate M&A department specialises in complex cross-border transactions, strategic transactions, private equity buy-out and growth deals, venture capital, and public M&A.  

Our teams are small and flexible and stand out for our high partner involvement with the lead partner closely involved in the transaction. We are known for our pragmatic approach, and we keep our communication and transaction documents as clear and as simple as possible.

AKD is a full-service independent law firm in the Benelux. This enables us to advise clients on all legal and tax aspects of any transaction, domestic or cross-border, and to guide them throughout the entire process. Moreover, we can build upon our firm’s wide range of expertise, such as Competition and FDI, Banking and Finance, Employment and Pensions, Intellectual Property, and our notaries.

What clients say
Client feedback shows that clients appreciate our approach:

  • The team offers a clear and thorough analysis, is creative in problem solving and solution-oriented. The lawyers are fast learners and good listeners.
  • AKD offers intense partner involvement, which makes a deal more efficient.
  • Very good negotiation skills and they are very much prepared on the matter (both on legal aspects as well as from a business perspective). Good communicators and very involved. Work to obtain best result and insist on obtaining this.
  • A very professional, pragmatic and deal-orientated team.
  • The AKD team are nothing short of fantastic. We have a complicated group structure with shareholders all around the world, and AKD’s ability to consider multiple jurisdictions and multiple elements of a deal and propose a structure that works considering all elements is phenomenal. They always have the company’s best interest at heart which has made us a customer for life.

Independent recognition
We are ranked by leading international directories that rank firms and lawyers based on independent research, peer review and client feedback.

Renowned legal directory Chambers & Partners ranks us at the very top (Band 1) in its Global and Europe guides, with the editorial stating: ‘AKD offers a strong team advising clients on auction sales, shareholder squeeze-outs and recommended public takeover offers. As part of a well-known Benelux firm, the team has experience in domestic and cross-border transactions. The law firm also represents clients in investment rounds. AKD acts for private equity firms, shareholders and founders on M&A transactions.’

The Legal 500 identifies us as having ‘a strong reputation for advising on high-value and cross-border M&A deals and private equity matters’ and IFLR1000 acknowledges that we regularly offer ‘guidance on intricate acquisitions within prominent sectors’.

Moreover, several of our lawyers are individually recognised for their expertise and standing in the market.

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