Corporate Advisory & Corporate Governance

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Specialists in corporate advice

... with unrivalled expertise across the full spectrum of corporate matters. We handle complex national and cross-border transactions and are a trusted adviser for both private and public clients.

We advise on the response measures and corporate governance aspects of shareholder activism or hostile takeovers, restructuring, joint ventures, the corporate governance aspects of an upcoming IPO, and much more. We are the principal corporate legal adviser for many publicly listed clients on Euronext Amsterdam and abroad, and are equally proud to assist start-ups with the experience we have in both mature and new or developing markets.

Our experts repeatedly contribute to initiating, shaping and acting at the forefront of major new corporate law developments, and take pride in going the extra mile to find creative solutions for our clients, understanding their business context and the jurisdictions in which they operate. Our Corporate Advisory experts are at the heart of what we do as a firm and their expertise permeates throughout our complex matters across all areas of expertise.

Recent Matters

19 January 2023

Flow Traders announces update of holding structure

On 21 October 2022, Flow Traders announced the proposal to update its holding structure. The update of the holding structure enables Flow Traders to become more competitive as a global, next generation liquidity provider, particularly in relation to regulatory capital management. Different capital requirements will apply following the update of the holding structure, which are expected to expand Flow Traders' strategic growth options. The update of the holding structure will also create a more level playing field with global peers with respect to the regulatory capital framework.
20 December 2022

De Brauw advises Thomas H. Lee Partners on its acquisition of Bynder, a leading global digital asset management platform

De Brauw advised Thomas H. Lee Partners ("THL") on the acquisition of Bynder from multiple sellers including Insight Partners.THL, based in Boston, is a premier private equity firm investing in growth companies. Bynder is a global leader in Digital Asset Management (DAM), headquartered in Amsterdam and with major office hubs in the United States, Spain, UK, Australia, and UAE. Bynder's powerful, intuitive, and deeply integrated DAM platform unifies and transforms the creation, management, and distribution of marketing assets. The partnership will accelerate Bynder’s ability to help brands overcome the complexity of proliferating content, enabling delivery of exceptional content experiences and unlocking revenue growth.
30 November 2022

Redomiciliation of Collibra to the Netherlands

De Brauw has advised Belgian tech unicorn Collibra on its move to the Netherlands through a cross-border merger.

Insights

21 December 2022

The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive: raising the bar on transparency

The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) was published in the Official Journal on 16 December 2022. Member states will have to now implement the CSRD in their national laws. The CSRD's key element is the introduction of significant – and significantly expanded – EU-wide reporting obligations on sustainability matters. This includes the development of Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS), which set out the detailed information that in-scope companies must provide in their management reports. Globally, these standards are unique in type and scope. We will briefly touch upon the ESRS further on in this article.
21 December 2022

2022 Dutch Corporate Governance Code published

On 20 December 2022, the Monitoring Committee presented an update of the Dutch Corporate Governance Code. The 2022 Code:
20 December 2022

Paving the way for virtual general meetings

On 7 December 2022, the Dutch government published a draft bill permanently enabling Dutch companies and associations to hold their general meetings in a virtual-only format. The proposed bill would offer a permanent basis for such virtual general meetings, replacing the temporary solution provided by the Covid-19 Emergency Act. Companies and associations would be able to choose between three meeting formats: fully in person, fully virtual or a hybrid option. Under the draft bill, requirements for hybrid meetings would be aligned with those of virtual meetings. The draft bill would also expand the existing options for companies and associations to convene their general meetings electronically.