Margaretha Wilkenhuysen is a partner and heading NautaDutilh's Luxembourg corporate practice. She is specialised in cross-border corporate transactions with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and international corporate restructurings. Margaretha also works extensively in corporate finance and provides corporate governance advise to listed companies. Her clients include major international corporations and she represents both domestic and international clients in a variety of high-end transactions.
Prior to joining NautaDutilh in 1997, Margaretha practiced law for several years at another well respected law firm in Brussels.
Margaretha is a frequent writer and speaker and has published various books and articles including "The Shareholders Rights & Activism – Edition 3" (The Law Reviews, 2018) and the Luxembourg chapter of the “Corporate Governance Review” (Law Business Research, editions 2012-2019).
She is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (ECVA) and the Duke Alumni Association.
Her extensive experience and knowledge resulted in her nomination as a ‘Leading Lawyer’ by the IFLR1000 directory since 2011 and as the Women Leader since 2018 by the same legal guide. Margaretha is regularly quoted in legal directories. She is described as “authoritative, organised and forward thinking” in Legal 500, and praised by a client in Chambers: "She always suggests more efficient solutions when we find ourselves in tricky situations. We are sure that we are in a steady pair of hands."
Margaretha obtained her law degree from the University of Leuven (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 1991), a Master degree in Business and Tax Law from the University of Brussels (Université Libre de Bruxelles, 1993) and an LL.M. from the Duke Law School in North Carolina (United States, 1996).
Margaretha was admitted to the Brussels Bar in 1993 and to the Luxembourg Bar in 2007.
Margaretha is a native Dutch speaker, fluent in English, French and German.