Klaas makes up the Management Board, together with Dorothee van Vredenburch and Dennis Horeman.

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

Klaas’s recent work includes advising:

  • Just Eat on the sale of its iFood stake to Prosus, its commercial partnership with Amazon, the acquisition of Grubhub, the merger between and Just Eat, the acquisition of Delivery Hero’s German food delivery operations, and on the acquisition of the Israeli B2B food delivery platform 10bis
  • Backbase on its Series A funding round
  • Société Anonyme des Bains de Mer in an announced business combination between FL Entertainment Group and Pegasus Entrepreneurs
  • G-III Apparel Group Ltd on its acquisition of Karl Lagerfeld
  • COFRA on its acquisition of Dalsem
  • Royal Ahold Delhaize, on the acquisition of DEEN Supermarkets, on its acquisition of online retailer, on the acquisition of SPAR’s Czech business and the divestment of its Slovakian activities
  • Egeria on its acquisition of Fletcher Hotels from NIBC and Xead
  • NN Group on its acquisition of Dutch insurance broker Heinenoord
  • ICT Group on the recommended public offer by NPM Capital and Teslin
  • GrandVision in connection with the transfer of 76.62% of GrandVision’s shares from HAL to EssilorLuxottica
  • Ramphastos on the acquisition of HEMA from Lion Capital
  • Intergamma on the buy out of its largest franchisee CRH/Van Neerbos
  • HAL Investments on the acquisition of Van Wijnen, the acquisition of Deli Building Supplies, the sale of AudioNova to Sonova, and the acquisition of a 25% stake in Dutch Mortgage Funding Company
  • Grontmij on a recommended public offer by Sweco
  • Klépierre on a recommended public exchange offer for Corio
  • Egeria on the divestment of NRC Media to Mediahuis Nederland and the divestment of AXENT NabestaandenZorg to a.s.r.
  • RELX on a number of divestments including Elsevier and various other publishing activities

Klaas de Vries is very knowledgeable and pleasant to work with. He does not shy away from engaging in a difficult discussion.

Chambers Global 2024


  • Profession

    Advocaat, admitted to the Bar in the Netherlands in 2003

  • Languages

    Dutch, English

  • Education

    University of Groningen

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