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Paul van der Bijl Partner

Paul van der Bijl focuses on IPOs, follow-on offerings, public M&A, anti-takeover defenses, corporate governance and complex cross-border transactions. 

Notable transactions that Paul has been involved in include: the NASDAQ IPOs of InflaRx, trivago, Playa Hotels & Resorts, Merus, Affimed, ProQR Therapeutics and Cnova; the Euronext Amsterdam IPOs of ASR, Basic-Fit, ForFarmers, Sif, Kiadis Pharma and Cnova; the Frankfurt Stock Exchange IPO and subsequent cross-border conversion of Instone Real Estate Group; the reverse listing on Euronext Amsterdam and subsequent cross-border conversion of FNG; Unibail-Rodamco's €22 billion offer for Westfield and the subsequent listing of stapled securities in the business combination; ThermoFisher's $7.2 billion offer for Patheon; McDermott's $6.1 billion offer for Chicago Bridge & Iron Company; Thales' €4.6 billion offer for Gemalto; and Mylan's inversion to the Netherlands and its subsequent $26 billion and $9.9 billion offers for Perrigo and Meda. 

The Legal500 recommends him for public M&A .

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