Margaretha (Greet) Wilkenhuysen is a partner with the firm and the head of NautaDutilh's Corporate practice in Luxembourg. She specialises in cross-border corporate transactions, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and international corporate restructuring. Margaretha also has extensive experience in corporate finance and the provision of corporate governance advice to listed companies. She represents both domestic and international clients in a wide range of high-end transactions.
Prior to joining NautaDutilh in 1997, Margaretha practiced law for several years with another well-known law firm in Brussels.
Margaretha publishes and speaks regularly on selected topics of corporate law. Recent publications include a contribution to the third edition of The Shareholder Rights & Activism Review (The Law Reviews, 2019) and the Luxembourg chapter of The Corporate Governance Review (Law Business Research, 2012-2019 editions).
She is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (ECVA) and the Duke Alumni Association.
Margaretha has been named a ‘Leading Lawyer’ by the IFLR1000 since 2011 and a Women Leader since 2018 by the same directory. The Legal 500 describes her as “authoritative, organised and forward thinking”, and she is praised in Chambers for the fact that "[s]he 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 (KUL) in 1991. She also holds a master's degree in business and tax law from the University of Brussels (ULB, 1993) and an LL.M. from Duke Law School in North Carolina (1996).
Margaretha was admitted to the Brussels Bar in 1993 and to the Luxembourg Bar in 2007.
She is a native Dutch speaker and is fluent in English, French and German.