AKD has appointed Laura de Jong, Erik Koster and Vivian van der Kuil as partners as per 1 June 2018. "AKD's international litigation and M&A practice is growing, as part of our Benelux strategy. The three new partners that we have appointed all have a strong international profile and proven track record. They are an excellent addition to our current team of partners," says managing partner Erwin Rademakers.
Laura de Jong (1982) is a lawyer at our M&A practice group. In particular, Laura assists foreign-based clients in strategic acquisitions in the Netherlands. Her expertise also covers other areas of law and regulatory matters within the context of corporate law, as well as matters related to the M&A practice in general. She focuses in particular on the hospitality, leisure and entertainment industries, and also concentrates on French and Spanish-speaking regions.
Erik Koster (1981) is an experienced litigator who focusses mainly on international litigation and arbitration. He litigates cases before Dutch courts and courts of appeal, and has considerable experience with complex international arbitral proceedings before various institutes (including the ICC, SCC and NAI). Erik advises and litigates in matters relating to corporate law and general contract law, mostly commercial and shareholder disputes.
Vivian van der Kuil (1975) is a litigation specialist at our Transport & Energy practice group. She has ample experience in dealing with complex proceedings before the Dutch civil and criminal courts as a former judge and public prosecutor. Vivian specialises in emergency response in the shipping and energy sectors, including collisions, salvage and wreck removal, with a special focus on limitation of liability. Vivian also assists clients in issues relating to public international law including the law of the sea (UNCLOS III).