Summary

Martin is acclaimed in the Netherlands for his expertise in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. He has advised in virtually all recent contested takeovers in the Netherlands, assisting in developing and implementing defence strategies and negotiating settlement agreements. Martin acts as trusted adviser to Netherlands’ largest retail company, to Netherland's largest retail banks, and to some of Netherland's largest industrial companies.

Martin’s recent work includes advising:

  • Altice on the spin off of Altice USA
  • Signify on its IPO
  • Heineken Holding on the amendment of its corporate governance, including the abolishment of priority shares
  • AkzoNobel on its demerger of the Specialty Chemicals Business
  • Ahold on its merger with Delhaize
  • ABN AMRO on its IPO
  • Rabobank on the restructuring of more than 100 banks into one Rabobank
  • ING on the amendment of its corporate governance, including the abolishment of depositary receipts for shares
  • Royal Reesink on the recommended public offer by Gilde
  • Ten Cate on the recommended public offer by Gilde


Legal 500 lauds Martin and the corporate practice for “speed of delivery and knowledge”.

Qualifications

  • Profession

    Notaris (Civil Law Notary, appointed in 1994)

  • Languages

    Dutch, English, German

  • Education

    University of Leiden (Ph.D)

  • Additional positions

    Professor of law at the University of Nijmegen

    Regular speaker at national and international conferences

    (co-)authored several books and numerous articles on corporate law

    Board member of some (charity) foundations

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