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Determining and executing the strategy that helps your business succeed in a listed environment requires high-stakes decisions in an increasingly complex regulatory landscape. Our Listed Companies team provides the tailored, practical advice companies require to achieve their financing and strategic goals.

Our multidisciplinary Listed Companies team guides clients through the full spectrum of securities offerings and transactions, from IPOs, direct listings and de-SPAC transactions to public-to-private transactions and de-listings, covering everything in between such as debt and equity follow-on offerings, rights issues and hybrid offerings. We further assist clients on M&A transactions, including divestments, spin-offs, and joint ventures.

We also advise clients on an ongoing basis on corporate governance and strategic matters, including IPO readiness, activism and hostile takeover defence, regulatory and disclosure requirements, tax aspects, executive compensation and compliance. Our Listed Companies team seamlessly cooperates with other specialists from across our full-service firm, including our market-leading financial regulatory team, to address our clients' needs efficiently at every stage of their company life cycle. Clients benefit from our close relationships with the Dutch regulators and stock exchanges.

The team has consistently shown to deliver practical and innovative insights for a results-oriented approach. Listed company status entails specific corporate governance, ESG, reporting and stakeholder engagement requirements. Our commitment to finding solutions for our clients' business needs goes beyond advising on specific obligations in individual situations or transactions. We also regularly work with boards of directors and management to determine the futureproof organisational structure for their business that takes into account both strategic objectives as well as the legal or regulatory changes on the horizon.

Highlighted work

Our client base includes listed companies, private equity funds and other investors, emerging companies, selling shareholders, bidders and underwriters.

Recent examples include advising:

  • a.s.r. on its EUR 593 million accelerated bookbuild offering to partly finance the cash consideration for its acquisition of Aegon Nederland
  • a.s.r. on its proposed business combination with Aegon Nederland
  • FEMSA on the EUR 3.2 billion divestment of its stake in Heineken
  • Accell Group on the EUR 1.6 billion public offer by a consortium led by leading global investment firm KKR
  • ALD and Société Generale on its EUR 4.9 billion acquisition of Leaseplan
  • HAL on its public offer for Boskalis
  • Pegasus Entrepreneurs on its proposed EUR 7.2 billion business combination with FL Entertainment
  • BenevolentAI on its EUR 1.5 billion business combination with a SPAC, the largest European de-SPAC transaction to date and one of Amsterdam’s biggest biotech listings
  • Grubhub on its USD 7.3 billion combination with Just Eat
  • Sanofi on its public offer for Kiadis Pharma N.V.
  • JC Flowers on the sale of its 60% ownership in Dutch bank NIBC as part of Blackstone's public offer
  • HAL on the sale of its 76.72% ownership interest in GrandVision N.V.
  •'s board on the company's GBP 6 billion all-share offer for Just Eat plc
  • The underwriters on its EUR 175 million SPAC IPO Energy Transition Partners B.V. (ENTP) on Euronext Amsterdam
  • The underwriters on its EUR 190 million SPAC IPO of Climate Transition Capital Acquisition I on Euronext Amsterdam
  • Hedosophia European Growth Limited on its EUR 460 million SPAC IPO on Euronext Amsterdam
  • Pegasus Acquisition Company Europe on its EUR 484 million SPAC IPO on Euronext Amsterdam

What others say

Clients, peers and the leading independent legal directories highly recommend our Listed Companies team for its technical excellence, creativity and pragmatic approach. Recent recognition includes:

  • Clients praise the team's "strong technical knowledge and responsiveness". (Chambers, 2022)
  • The team is "fast and effective and understands the client's needs." (Chambers, 2022)
  • "The team is very responsive and very easy to work with." (Legal500, 2022)
  • "In-depth knowledge of the laws and regulations combined with pragmatism and business acumen." (Legal500, 2022)

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