Paul van der Bijl


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Paul van der Bijl specialises in ECM transactions, public M&A (including de-SPACs), corporate governance of listed companies, anti-takeover defences and other complex cross-border transactions.
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He is the market leader in the Netherlands for Dutch companies seeking a listing or a capital raise in the U.S., having been involved in over two-thirds of all recent IPOs/listings/de-SPACs of Dutch companies in the U.S. and representing a majority of all Dutch companies with only a U.S. listing as a trusted advisor.

  • Work highlights

    Paul has acted as issuer’s counsel in the Nasdaq IPOs of Sono Motors, LAVA Therapeutics, Pharvaris, CureVac, Pharming, Centogene, InflaRx, trivago, Playa Hotels & Resorts, Mylan, ProQR Therapeutics and Cnova, the Euronext Amsterdam IPOs of Onward Medical, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, ASR Nederland, ForFarmers, Sif and Cnova and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange IPO of Instone Real Estate. He has also advised on the Nasdaq IPOs of ATAI Life Sciences, Merus and Affimed and the Euronext Amsterdam IPOs of Basic-Fit and Kiadis Pharma.
    Paul has also represented e.Go in its pending $913mn de-SPAC transaction, NewAmsterdam Pharma in its $560mn de-SPAC transaction, Allego in its $3.1bn de-SPAC transaction, Signa Sports United in its $3.2bn de-SPAC transaction, Frank’s International in its $2.2bn merger with Expro, AerCap in its $30.5bn acquisition of GE Capital Aviation Services and Mylan in its $22bn business combination with Pfizer's Upjohn division and in its $7.2 billion offer for Meda.

  • What others say
    • ‘Absolutely extraordinary is the collaboration with Paul van der Bijl. He is always very fast, solution-oriented and makes great suggestions. He always takes the right specialists into the team and makes sure that you succeed.’
      The Legal 500 2024
    • 'Paul van der Bijl is outstanding. Very knowledgeable and focused on providing clear advice in exactly the format needed by the client.'
    • 'Paul van der Bijl and his team stand out because they are absolute experts and also know the latest developments.'
      The Legal 500 2022
    • ‘I’ve worked with several individuals at NautaDutilh (partners Antonia Netiv, Petra Zijp and Paul vander Bijl and associate Sabrina Legerstee in particular) who are all excellent. They’re very responsive, diligent and helpful.’
      The Legal 500 2021
  • Qualifications

    Paul received his LL.M. from the University of Amsterdam in 2003 and he regularly lectures on anti-takeover defences at the postgraduate specialization course of the Radboud University (Grotius).

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