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Gaike Dalenoord Partner

Gaike Dalenoord specialises in corporate and securities law, with a particular focus on private equity. He has extensive experience in international mergers, acquisitions, capital markets and restructurings, acting for companies active in the chemicals sector and hydrogen developments in Europe in particular. An interview in our own CSR Report 2022 illustrates our contribution to the hydrogen mission he stands for.

Highlights of his practice include the reversed merger/listing by EV-charging company Allego into a US SPAC, Air-France merger with KLM, Bain Capital's acquisition of DSM Sinochem Pharmaceuticals, Toray's acquisition of TenCate Advanced Composites, Intel Capital's €3.3bn investment in ASML and in HERE (Joint venture of Audi, BMW and Daimler Technology).

In the field of chemistry and hydrogen, he acts, among others, for Nouryon, Vopak and Nobian. For the latter, he assisted in setting up HyCC, the hydrogen joint venture with Macquarie's Green Investment Group. HyCC is well known in almost all projects around building large electrolyzers in the Netherlands and beyond. Gaike's team participated in the public consultation regarding the design of the Dutch Hydrogen market. Another example is the early stage investment by Vopak in Hydrogenious, a corporate venture transaction structured by Gaike and his team.

What others say
Chamber & Partner edition 2018 refers to Gaike as an "eminent practitioner" in the field of private equity with "an extensive network and impressive roster of clients, having forged a respected name within the private equity market". Legal500 calls him "very smart, proactive, solutions-driven and commercially focused".

More about Gaike
For several years Gaike was managing partner at NautaDutilh. Within and outside the firm he is an enthusiastic advocate for inclusion and more in particular actively supports neurodiversity. He completed postgraduate programs in corporate law and securities law (cum laude) and spent almost three years at NautaDutilh's former offices in Singapore and Jakarta. He was also managing partner of our London office for over four years. Gaike graduated from the University of Groningen in 1995 and joined NautaDutilh that same year.

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