About Erwin Rademakers

Erwin Rademakers is managing partner at AKD. He also advises clients on company law restructurings and mergers and acquisitions. Erwin operates mainly in Japan, Korea and China, but he also acts for many Dutch, American and German clients. His clients are frequently involved in holding and operating companies in the Netherlands. Erwin specialises in cross-border restructuring projects and large and medium-scale mergers and acquisitions.

Erwin's clientèle includes large, international companies with branches all over the world, such as Fortune 500, private equity and venture capital companies and state-owned enterprises. Erwin also advises numerous large and medium-sized national businesses and organisations.

Clients appreciate Erwin's no-nonsense views, his involvement and direct approach and, above all, his clear insight during difficult negotiations.

Erwin is leading AKD's successful Benelux strategy with which the firm made a transition from being a purely Dutch firm to a full-service organisation that is the gateway from, to and in the Benelux. This strategy has turned out to be extremely successful in terms of both turnover and reputation in the market.

Erwin was a member of AKD’s executive board from 2006 to 2010. In September 2014 he was appointed managing partner. He is and was a board member of various organisations and institutions, including Dujat, the Dutch Japanese Trade Federation.

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More about

  • Harvard Business School: Leadership in Law Firms
  • Grotius Academy: Corporate Law
  • Leiden University: Corporate Law
Admitted to bar
  • The Netherlands
  • Dujat  (the Dutch Japanese Trade Federation)

Erwin Rademakers has registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):


  • Corporate law


Based on this registration, Erwin is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.