Corporate and M&A

Our Corporate and M&A specialists combine local knowledge with international expertise, creating practical solutions for the most complex issues and providing legal advice to clients on the full range of corporate transactions.

Our leading corporate law practice acts on a wide variety of national and cross-border matters, including mergers and acquisitions of listed and private companies, governance issues, divestments and corporate restructurings, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, and venture capital transactions.

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Stibbe advises Intervest Offices & Warehouses on its first ABB

Stibbe assisted Intervest Offices & Warehouses on its first capital increase through an accelerated book building.

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Stibbe advises Vereniging Aegon on the combination of Aegon’s Dutch operations with a.s.r.

Stibbe advises Vereniging Aegon on the combination of Aegon’s Dutch operations with a.s.r. The combination creates a leader in the Dutch pension, life, and non-life insurance markets.

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Stibbe advises VCK

Stibbe advises VCK on the sale of VCK Logistics to Janssen.

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Stibbe advises the underwriters on the capital increase of WDP

Stibbe successfully advised the underwriters on the EUR 300 million capital increase of WDP, by means of accelerated book building.

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Services

M&A transactions - Our international reach, expertise and comprehensive service enable us to assist global corporations and financial institutions in their role as sellers, purchasers or lenders with the entire spectrum of sophisticated M&A transactions. As such, we act on headline public takeovers, mergers and acquisitions of private companies, joint ventures, buyouts, divestments, and auctions.

Public takeovers - We have unique public takeover/going private experience, guiding clients in their strategic choices and providing specialist expertise in governance and structuring issues.

Private equity / venture capital - Combining our expertise in mergers and acquisitions, finance and equity capital markets, we handle all private equity and venture capital investments, both domestic and cross-border.

We assist our clients in all phases of the investment process, from structuring and organising the fund and its management vehicle, to assisting and documenting the fund-raising process with private, institutional and fund-of-fund investors.

Corporate Governance - We have extensive experience advising listed companies on governance issues, such as drafting and reviewing corporate governance charters and statements, corporate governance codes, following up on intra-group transactions, internal regulations, one and two-tier board structures, and preparing general meetings of shareholders. Furthermore, we are frequently consulted on disputes and directors’ conflicts of interest.

ESG Integrating ESG and sustainability goals in strategy, decision-making, operations and transactions can be a challenging task, as it impacts the core of organisations. Our dedicated ESG team is well-positioned to assist you with the identification, analysis and integration of your ESG ambitions.

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Recognition & Awards

One client highlights the firm's "knowledgeable advisers, who are client-oriented and available when needed, and provide strong and helpful advice." Another client enthuses that "Stibbe is responsive, on the ball, and takes the lead towards finalising the transaction."

Chambers Europe
2022
Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability

"I think that the team was excellent all the way along the complex process we were engaged in. Sizing of the team was perfect, with a collective strong engagement. The experience was flawless from an administrative or technology standpoint."

The Legal 500
2022
Commercial, Corporate and M&A

"People were excellent in my view because of a mix of top technical skills, knowledge of the market, commitment to the project and more unusually a great sense of pragmatism."

The Legal 500
2022
Commercial, Corporate and M&A

"The team is very focused, has great attention to detail, strong creativity and the ability to drive constructively all party meetings in the interest of the client, but more importantly of all parties around the table."

The Legal 500
2022
Commercial, Corporate and M&A

"The Stibbe team is quick in its analysis, proactive, pragmatic and always ready to answer questions."

Chambers Europe
2022
Corporate and M&A

"The team is highly dedicated to delivering high-quality work on short notice."

The Legal 500
2022
Commercial, Corporate and M&A

"They have never failed to provide the highest level of output."

The Legal 500
2022
Commercial, Corporate and M&A

"Stibbe is one of the outstanding law firms in Luxembourg with excellent quality and dedicated and committed people with a best-of-class customer orientation."

The Legal 500
2022
Commercial, Corporate and M&A

"The team is very knowledgeable, always providing practical and pragmatic advice."

The Legal 500
2022
Commercial, Corporate and M&A

"Stibbe’s very reliable team is not afraid of engaging in creative structuring and execution of projects to meet client objectives, while providing solid legal advice."

The Legal 500
2021
Corporate and M&A