Klaas de Vries


Office location
Direct number
+31 20 577 1909
Direct fax
+31 20 577 1775
Mobile number
+31 6 5378 0947


Advocaat, admitted to the Bar in 2003
Partner since
Corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate restructuring and corporate litigation
Dutch, English
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:

  • Takeaway.com on its merger with Just Eat
  • 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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