About David Molenaar

David Molenaar is a attorney-at-law at AKD. He specialises in (international) mergers and acquisitions and in corporate law in the broadest sense. He advises and represents clients in, for example, shareholder agreements, joint ventures, and other cooperation agreements.

In addition to his work in corporate law, David carries out work in the field of sport and entertainment. He is part of AKD’s Sports & Entertainment team and he combines his passion for sports and entertainment with ample knowledge of applicable law, making him the advisor of choice for athletes, artists, sports clubs, and sports federations.

David’s clients include (strategic) investors, private equity funds and financial institutions, as well as sportspeople, artists, sports clubs, and sports federations. His clients appreciate his efficiency and the way in which he brings matters down to the core without losing sight of the details.

David won the Best Young Talent Award 2018 at the 13th edition of the Gouden Zandloper Awards.

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  • Tilburg University: master Business Law
  • Tilburg University: master International Business Law (Cum Laude)
  • Kyushu University: Corporate Law & International Sports Law
Admitted to bar
  • The Netherlands
Legal practice areas the Netherlands Bar’s register

David Molenaar has registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):


  • Corporate law


Based on this registration, David is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.

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Foreign Direct Investment Regimes

14 Nov 2019 | News

Carlos Pita Cao and David Molenaar published the Dutch chapter ‘Foreign Direct Investment Regimes’ 2020.

David Molenaar wins Best Young Talent Award 2018

30 Mar 2018 | News

The jury praised David for his talent to act as a true team player in M&A transactions.

Plato Groep acquires majority interest in Compacon

13 Jan 2017 | News

AKD acted as advisor to the selling shareholders.