Corporate Law

Corporate law touches the very heart of a company. In fact, corporate law plays a major part in every strategic decision, whether that decision involves a partnership or a merger, the reorganisation of a group of companies or perhaps a dispute concerning the direction the company is to take.


This year marks the 25th anniversary of our Corporate Law Department. To celebrate this anniversary, Pels Rijcken has published a volume entitled Innovatie in het ondernemingsrecht which addresses innovation in administrative law. 


Pels Rijcken's attorneys' and civil-law notaries' practice in this field meets the highest standards due to their superior knowledge of corporate law and the opportunities it offers for the best results. Their advice is solid and reliable, and they are used to act as a sounding board for companies facing decisions - both strategic ones and everyday decisions. Clients appreciate their legal integrity, their sound, practical advice and their extensive experience in court.

The attorneys and civil-law notaries specialising in corporate law apply their expertise to their advice and services for transactions and proceedings, for example in:  

  • judicial proceedings and arbitration; 
  • corporate governance;
  • mergers and takeovers;
  • reorganisations;
  • fund formation and financing arrangements;
  • trade relations;
  • public-private partnerships.

Pels Rijcken represents the State and local governments as well as multinational and national companies and not-for-profit-organisations. Many of these clients operate on regulated markets, such as the finance sector, the energy industry and the healthcare sector. Commercial clients benefit from Pels Rijcken's experience of dealing with government institutions, such as supervisory authorities and tender services, while government authorities appreciate Pels Rijcken's attorneys' and civil-law notaries' inside knowledge of the business community.

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Corporate Law

  • René van de KlashorstAttorney-at-law, partner
  • Luc DefaixAttorney-at-law, partner