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Lieke van der Velden Managing Partner

Lieke van der Velden is managing partner at our firm, together with Sjoerd Meijer and Chris Warner. Lieke combines her management tasks with her Corporate M&A practice in which she focuses on the financial sector. She advises international and domestic clients on corporate transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and management buy-outs.

Recent representative transactions include advising:

  • Blackfin Capital on a variety of transactions, including its sale of the CED Group (tech enabled insurance services and solutions platform) to Rivean Capital (2023)
  • a.s.r. on its EUR 4.9 billion acquisition of Aegon Netherlands (announced in October 2022)
  • Waard Verzekeringen on its acquisition of Conservatrix (life insurer) out of its bankrupt estate (2022)
  • ABN AMRO on a variety of transactions, including the sale of its PPI (pension premium institute) to Achmea (2022), the sale of its escrow business to Intertrust (2019), and the acquisition of the Belgian private banking business of Sociéte Générale (2018/2019)
  • Campofrio Food Group on its sale of its Dutch and Belgian businesses to Ter Beke (2022)
  • Blackstone on its investment in payment services provider Mollie (2021)
  • Pollen Street on the merger between Capitalflow and payment services provider bunq, in consideration of which Pollen Street acquired just below 10% in bunq (2021)
  • PLUS on its merger with Coop, resulting in a leading supermarket chain in the Netherlands (2021)
  • Entrust Global on the acquisition of Maas Capital (maritime investments) from ABN AMRO (2021)
  • Van Wijnen, one of the largest Dutch construction companies, and its shareholders on the sale of Van Wijnen to HAL Investments (2020) 

  • Leading Dutch retail chain Blokker on its management buy-out (2019)

What others say

"She has years of transactions behind her and that makes her really pragmatic and effective." (Chambers Global)

Lieke is "very experienced, very helpful and creative" and "attracts praise for her excellent technical knowledge and her ability to determine when scoring a legal point is not commercially effective." (Chambers Europe)  

Lieke has "a good eye for the interests of the client. Good level of innovative thinking." (IFLR1000)

More about Lieke

Lieke graduated from Utrecht University in 1995 and joined NautaDutilh in the same year. She became partner in 2005. In 1999 Lieke was seconded to Slaughter and May in London. Before becoming one of the firm's managing partners in 2022, Lieke headed our global M&A team between 2017 and 2022.

 

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