About Guido Vergouwen

Guido Vergouwen is a lawyer and partner at AKD who represents larger companies in (inquiry) proceedings and arbitrations. Guido mainly deals with complex disputes such as acquisition claims, disputes relating to discontinue negotiations, disputes between shareholders, the liability of directors and supervisory directors and (international) trade disputes.

Guido has litigated before almost all legal bodies both nationally and internationally. He is a member of the Civil Law committee of the district court of East Brabant and also acts as a binding third party ruler and arbitrator.

In his work Guido combines sound legal knowledge with strategic insight and a high degree of empathy. Clients appreciate him for his resolute, personal approach and focus on results.

Guido is a lecturer in corporate law at the Nyenrode Business University. He is also a permanent annotator of Sdu’s Jurisprudence in the Netherlands and co-author of the book 'Guarantees in legal practice' [Garanties in de rechtspraktijk].

Guido’s approach is calm but decisive. If relationships become pressurised and substantial interests are at stake, he knows how to de-escalate and instil confidence. The basis for this is his experience as a negotiator during acquisitions.

Guido is not deterred if consultations grind to a halt. A possible dispute can quickly be prevented by interim injunction proceedings, for example via a court judgement or order.

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More about

  • Radbout University Nijmegen: Master of Laws - Civil law
  • ESM Roma:  Philosophy and Religion
  • Grotius Academy: (post-doc) Corporate Law, M&A/Litigation
Admitted to bar
  • The Netherlands
  • Member of the Civil Law committee of the district court of East Brabant

Guido Vergouwen 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, Guido 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.