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Experts in the legal complexities of business

De Brauw is known as the leading international law firm in the Netherlands.

Rooted deeply in the Dutch tradition of problem-solving and innovation, we offer high-end legal advice in corporate transactions, disputes and regulatory enforcement.

Our lawyers are widely recognised as leaders in their fields. Together, we form a strong collective, representing our clients, relentlessly pursuing excellence.

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25 November 2021

UNICEF and De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek enter pro bono partnership

We are delighted to announce our new pro bono partnership with UNICEF. With UNICEF as our partner, we can contribute towards meeting the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and help children survive and fulfil their potential.
25 November 2021

PSP makes strategic 50% investment in Hendrix Genetics

Paine Schwartz Partners, LLC (PSP), a US private equity firm and global leader in sustainable food chain investing, will make a strategic investment in Hendrix Genetics, a Netherlands-based multi-species animal genetics company. PSP and its affiliated co-investors will hold 50% ownership in Hendrix and investment firm NPM Capital, a shareholder in Hendrix since 2015, will sell its minority interest. Hendrix Genetics' Co-Founders, Thijs Hendrix and Antoon van den Berg, will also maintain a 50% ownership position in Hendrix.The transaction is expected to close by the end of the first quarter of 2022, subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions. De Brauw and Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as legal counsel to PSP.
25 November 2021

Westlake Chemical Corporation to Acquire Hexion’s global epoxy business

De Brauw assisted Westlake Chemical Corporation in its acquisition the global epoxy business of Hexion Inc. for approximately USD 1.2 billion. Based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Hexion’s epoxy business is an industry leader in the manufacture and development of specialty resins, coatings and composites for a variety of industries, including high-growth and sustainability-oriented end-uses such as wind turbine blades and light-weight automotive structural components. In the twelve months ended September 30, 2021, Hexion’s epoxy business had net sales of approximately USD 1.5 billion. With this transaction, which is anticipated to be completed in the first half of 2022 following customary closing conditions, Westlake will significantly expand its integrated business by adding a downstream portfolio of coatings and composite products to its leading chloro-vinyls businesses.

Much has changed in our 150 years as a firm, but De Brauw has always been a leading, unique and inspiring firm. It is built on the incredible people who delight in succeeding together: building relationships of trust and confidence with our clients and tackling complex matters, the world over.

Marnix LeijtenManaging Partner
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If you want to go far - go together

We are incredibly proud of our people, wherever they are. They create and define the culture of De Brauw. We all share the same core qualities: courageous team-players, passionate about what we do, with the grit and curiosity required to get to the best possible result for our client, together.

We continuously strive for diverse teams - it simply makes us better. Our unique personalities, experiences, and individual perspectives make us sharper and keep us humble. Many of our top business leaders and members of the judiciary come up through our own ranks, and pass our firm from one generation to the next.

Do you want to join us? We would love to hear from you.

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