Summary

Due to his in-depth multidisciplinary expertise – bridging corporate advisory, M&A and real estate law – Mark is frequently involved in complex international transactions.

Mark advises clients ranging from multinational companies to private equity firms, on joint ventures, acquisitions, divestments, governance matters, corporate structuring, real estate transactions and contract law. In addition, he often coordinates and works closely with other specialist De Brauw teams when vision and know-how are required in a broader spectrum of legal issues. Mark is a member of our dedicated team working on infrastructure and energy projects, where his combination of skills and expertise is invaluable.

Mark’s recent work includes advising:

  • HEMA on the sale of its bakeries to Bacu
  • Ørsted in the sale of its 50% stake in the 752 MW Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm to Norges Bank Investment Management
  • Egeria on its takeover of Fletcher Hotels from NIBC and Xead
  • Tata Steel on various corporate matters, including its contemplated joint venture with ThyssenKrupp
  • Bunge on the sale and lease back of its Rotterdam refinery to Neste
  • Multiple private equity firms on the closing of their acquisitions and divestments and related structuring
  • Mollie on its series C funding round
  • Intergamma on the buy-out of its largest franchisee, CRH/Van Neerbos, and on the related corporate restructuring
  • Host Hotels & Resorts on the sale of a 1/3rd stake in a major European hotel joint venture to its partners
  • Allianz and Elo on their acquisition of a 50% stake in a shopping center portfolio from APG and Sonae
  • Unilever on the sale of its factory in Oss to ZFG
  • Bouwinvest on various Dutch real estate transactions
  • Klepierre on various Dutch real estate transactions
  • Shell on the sale and transfer of its former office and R&D location, Kessler Park in Rijswijk

Mark has a strong commercial insight – a trait that typifies that culture of the firm

Chambers Europe

Qualifications

  • Profession

    Notaris (Civil Law Notary, appointed in 2007)

  • Languages

    Dutch, English

  • Education

    Erasmus University Rotterdam

    Utrecht University

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