The Benelux team is recommended by Chambers, The Legal 500 and IFLR.

Our small and flexible teams in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg work successfully for domestic and foreign companies on strategic transactions, private equity deals, venture capital investments, restructurings and distressed M&A. This last item is frequently done in collaboration with our Restructuring & Insolvency team. Our team's expertise extends to other areas of law and supervisory regulations relating to mergers and acquisitions, such as employee co-determination, transfer of undertaking, financing, security and ancillary restrictions.

The lawyers, civil-law notaries and tax advisers in our teams have a thorough understanding of the sector in which your company is active, collaborating closely in order to achieve the best result and get the deal done. AKD's full-service approach and extensive international network enables the team to advise on all legal and tax aspects of any - national or international - transaction. With our in-house civil-law notaries standing by, we are able to provide assistance from the start and work towards an effective closing.

Our long-standing, close collaboration with other business service providers, including corporate finance advisers, banks and W&I insurers, equips our lawyers, civil-law notaries and tax advisers with a unique skill set to communicate with other advisers involved. We are in consequence fully familiar with the jargon used by financial or operational parties involved in the transaction.

Impartial appreciation
AKD's M&A team enjoys a strong reputation in the market, and clients and peers alike recognise the quality of our services in both domestic and cross-border deals.

The team is recommended by Chambers Europe,  Chambers Global, Legal500 and IFLR and has won several awards over the years, as have many of our partners and associates.

IFLR identifies AKD's M&A team as:

''Close involvement of the partners combined with small dedicated teams enhance the decision-making process and ensures that deadlines are met.''

''The firm had proven to be extremely responsive and have been hands on with a high level of competence. The cooperation between their Amsterdam and Luxembourg office is seamless.''

''Very satisfied with the overall involvement and services provided by the firm. We will certainly go back in any future deal.''

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