Marieke Pols was named Best Young M&A Lawyer. In addition, DSM's acquisition of CSK was voted Best Mid-Cap Deal 2020.
'Marieke is a critical thinker who is wise beyond her years. She respects conventions but is unafraid to challenge them when necessary or when there may be a better or simpler way. She is able to empathise with the client, not only in person but also in the virtual environment in which we are now mainly working. This means she can anticipate their questions and needs. Clients appreciate her pro-activeness and legal acuity, as this award demonstrates', says Ruud Smits, co-head of NautaDutilh’s Life Sciences team.
The merger of Takeaway and Just Eat was voted Best Deal 2020. NautaDutilh advised Takeaway.com on the acquisition of Just Eat for around EUR 7.2 billion. On behalf of NautaDutilh, Leo Groothuis was one of Takeaway's advisors.
DSM's acquisition of CSK was voted Best Mid-Cap Deal 2020. NautaDutilh assisted the shareholders of Koninklijke CSK Food Enrichment C.V. with the sale of CSK to Royal DSM. Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in the fields of nutrition, health and sustainable living, reached an agreement with the shareholders of CSK, a specialty dairy solutions provider, on the acquisition of a 100% interest in CSK.
On behalf of the board, Petra Zijp says: "We are proud to see our young talent as well as our M&A team recognised for their outstanding work. The past year required our clients and us to adapt to a largely remote reality. These awards mean a lot to us because they show that, despite unprecedented challenges and ever-changing circumstances, our M&A team was able to continue to provide top-flight service to our clients."