Klaas de Vries

Partner

Office location
Amsterdam
Direct number
+31 20 577 1909
Direct fax
+31 20 577 1775
Mobile number
+31 6 5378 0947
E-mail
klaas.devries@debrauw.com

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Profession
Advocaat, admitted to the Bar in 2003
Partner since
2011
Expertise
Corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate restructuring and corporate litigation
Languages
Dutch, English
Education
University of Groningen

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.

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

Klaas’s recent work includes advising:

  • GrandVision in connection with the transfer of 76.62% of GrandVision’s shares from HAL to EssilorLuxottica
  • Takeaway.com on the acquisition of Delivery Hero’s German food delivery operations and on the acquisition of the Israeli B2B food delivery platform 10bis
  • Ramphastos on the acquisition of HEMA from Lion Capital
  • Intergamma on the buy out of its largest franchisee CRH/Van Neerbos
  • ING Group on the acquisition of a 75% stake in Payvision
  • HAL Investments on its acquisition of Deli Building Supplies, the sale of AudioNova to Sonova, and the acquisition of a 25% stake in Dutch Mortgage Funding Company
  • NN Group on the sale of Mandema & Partners
  • Grontmij on the recommended public offer by Sweco
  • Klépierre on the recommended public exchange offer for Corio
  • Royal Ahold Delhaize on the acquisition of SPAR’s Czech business and the divestment of its Slovakian activities
  • Royal Ahold Delhaize on its acquisition of online retailer Bol.com
  • Egeria on the divestment of NRC Media to Mediahuis Nederland and AXENT NabestaandenZorg to a.s.r.
  • RELX on a number of divestments including Elsevier and various other publishing activities

Chambers says: "Klaas de Vries is highlighted by sources as an increasingly prominent adviser in the market, (…) seasoned in M&A matters."

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