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Firm Profile

Van Campen Liem

Firm Profile


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  • J.J. Viottastraat 52
  • 1071 JT Amsterdam
  • Amsterdam
  • North Holland
  • Netherlands

Firm profile submitted by Van Campen Liem

Number of partners: 17
Number of lawyers: 50
Languages: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Luxembourgish, Russian, Spanish and Turkish

Van Campen Liem was formed in February 2012, and has become within a few years the largest corporate/M&A boutique firm covering the Netherlands and Luxembourg. The firm houses experienced (and sophisticated) lawyers and notaries that for many years have been leading partners and advisers at reputable international law firms. The firm has a top quality client base, serving some of the Fortune 500 clients and investment funds for more than 20 years. In particular, it has a strong US client base with large multinationals in the energy, asset management, private equity, medical equipment, pharma, offshore industry and biotech sector. In addition, the firm has unique experience in the emerging markets arena, and has built a solid Turkey and CEE practice over the years, with a team of Russian and Turkish natives who are also qualified Dutch lawyers. As a ‘one-stop shop’ with recognised experts in the field of tax, private equity, fund formation and corporate M&A, Van Campen Liem offers integrated high level advice, with the firm’s strongest focus areas being M&A, private equity, venture capital, investment funds and corporate restructurings.

Practice Areas:
■ Corporate
■ M&A
■ Private Equity
■ Venture Capital
■ Investment Funds

Corporate & M&A:
Corporate work is at the heart of the firm’s practice and forms the basis of the core practice areas. The firm’s main client focus is on cross border, private equity and M&A transactions.
Representative Deals:
■ Assisted General Electric Company in connection with its combination of GE’s oil and gas business with Baker Hughes. The combined company will have a USD 23 billion annual revenue
■ Assisted Temasek Holdings Ltd’s Dutch subsidiary in connection with the initial public offering of shares in the capital of Burger King Brazil on the São Paulo Stock exchange raising approximately USD 580 million
■ Assisted Oceanteam ASA in connection with the sale of all of the outstanding shares in the capital of Oceanteam’s Dutch based engineering and consultancy company KCI the engineers
■ Assisted Frank’s International N.V. in connection with its acquisition of Blackhawk Group Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of well construction and well intervention services and products, for a consideration of approximately USD 294.4 million
■ Assisted Netlog Logistics Group, a Turkey based logistics conglomerate, in connection with the sale of a significant minority stake in Netlog Lojistik Hizmetleri AS to the Abraaj Group
Contact Partners: Edwin Liem, Tom Mitchell, Arjen Mulderije, Cees Kersten and Bart Wehmeijer

Private Equity & Venture Capital:
Van Campen Liem’s expertise also includes acting for private equity investors, fund managers and founders of companies who are taking private equity on board. The firm’s lawyers advise on the full range of transactions from venture capital investments to larger cross-border PE deals and from the initial setting up of a fund and setting up of the investment structure all the way through to exit.
Representative Deals:
■ Acted as Dutch tax and legal counsel to Mobileye in respect of its acquisition by Intel. Value of this deal was approximately USD 15 billion
■ Assisted Peninsula Investments in the possible acquisition of a majority stake in Aernova in consortium with TowerBrook
■ Advised Akina Partners and its shareholders in the acquisition of the Akina Group on behalf of Unigestion SA and the merge of their private equity operations to create a USD 6 billion AUM market leader in global small and mid-market private equity
■ Advised Orolia and the leading French PE asset manager Eurazeo on the acquisition of 100% of the shares in NetWave systems
Contact Partners: Marc van Campen, Edwin Liem, Tom Mitchell and Marcello Distaso

Investment Funds:
The firm’s investment funds practice focuses on private equity and venture capital funds, real estate funds and hedge funds as well as renewable energy and impact investments funds. Van Campen Liem advises fund managers in fund structuring and formation projects as well as LPs and institutional investors when negotiating their participations into funds. They have a specific expertise in funds secondary and secondary direct deals.
Representative Deals:
■ Assisted as a lead counsel on the structuring, formation and interim closings of three Akina advised private equity funds: Euro Choice VI, Euro Choice Direct Fund & Euro Choice Secondary II
■ Assisted as lead counsel on the structuring, formation, extensive negotiations and closing of Peninsula Investments II SCA, a mandate fund set up for one of the most reputable institutional investors in Abu Dhabi
■ Assisted as lead counsel on the structuring, formation and initial closing of CCL SEE Turkey SME Lending Facility (set up jointly by CL Capital)
■ Assisted as lead counsel on the structuring and formation of CryptoCrunch Blockchain Fund, a hedge fund focused on investments revolving around crypto currencies, (digital) tokes, shares and other assets that exist on any blockchain
■ Assisted as Dutch counsel in relation to purchase by Lexington Partners of private equity fund stakes from Assicurazioni Generali SPA
Contact Partners: Maurits Tausk, Marcello Distaso and Liza Mamtani

The firm’s tax expertise focuses on Dutch and international tax planning and complex structuring advice. The tax team advises on a broad range of corporate transaction work and is specialised in the M&A, private equity, venture capital and investment funds marketplace.
Representative Deals:
■ Assisted Oceanteam ASA in connection with the sale of all of the outstanding shares in the capital of Oceanteam’s Dutch based engineering and consultancy company KCI the engineers
■ Acted as Dutch tax counsel for Perrigo in a complex restructuring of the Intra-group financing of the Irish operations
■ Advised Aduro Biotech on the tax aspects of its acquisition of BioNovion
■ Assisting Turkven and their co-shareholders in Mavi Jeans in the IPO on the Istanbul stock exchange
Contact Partners: Gesina van de Wetering, Marc van Campen, Marcello Distaso, Piet Boonstra and Andrew de Vries


  • 23 Boulevard Joseph II,
  • 1840 Luxembourg,
  • Grand Duchy of Luxembourg,
  • Luxembourg,
  • Luxembourg
  • Tel +352 278 60 668
  • Fax +352 286 69 396
  • Email : [email protected]