Klaas de Vries

Partner

Office location
Amsterdam
Direct number
+31 20 577 1909
Direct fax
+31 20 577 1775
Mobile number
+31 6 5378 0947
E-mail
klaas.devries@debrauw.com

Profession
Advocaat, admitted to the Bar in 2003
Partner since
2011
Expertise
Corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate restructuring and corporate litigation
Languages
Dutch, English
Education
University of Groningen

As a corporate/M&A specialist, Klaas is the trusted adviser to a number of listed companies, large multinationals and private equity firms on a wide range of issues, including public and private M&A, joint ventures, restructurings, corporate law, corporate governance and listing rules in the Netherlands and abroad.

Klaas has considerable experience in cross-border M&A, assisting clients in their transactions outside their home country.

Klaas’s recent work includes advising:

  • HAL Investments on the sale of AudioNova to Sonova
  • Takeaway.com on its IPO on Euronext Amsterdam
  • Grontmij on the recommended public offer by Sweco
  • HAL Investments on its acquisition of Deli Building Supplies
  • Royal KPN on its acquisition of cloud services provider IS Group
  • RELX on a number of divestments including various publishing activities and Royal PBNA
  • Klépierre on the recommended public exchange offer for Corio
  • Royal Ahold Delhaize on the acquisition of SPAR’s Czech business
  • Royal Ahold Delhaize on the divestment of its Slovakian activities
  • Egeria on the sale of NRC Media to Mediahuis
  • Royal Ahold Delhaize on its acquisition of online retailer Bol.com

'Rising star Klaas de Vries is singled out by commentators for his M&A work.' - Chambers Europe