Luc Defaix joined Pels Rijcken in June 2016 and leads the firm's M&A practice. Luc has a track record in national and international M&A deals and related auction processes. He also advises on - cross boarder - joint ventures, restructurings, investments and governance issues. His clients include corporates, family owned businesses, private equity firms and groups of informal investors. Between 2006 and 2010, Luc made a side step from the legal practice to the private equity. As managing partner, Luc was primarily responsible for the investments and divestments of the private equity firm. In this period he also gained operational experience in the various industrial portfolio companies. It is such broad experience that Luc's clients recognise and appreciate so much.

Luc studied Business Economics at the HEAO in Utrecht and civil law at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Before he made the move to Pels Rijcken, he was a partner at AKD.

Additional Information

  • International Bar Association

Practice Area


  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private equity
  • Corporate governance
  • Commercial contracting
  • Joint ventures
  • (Werknemers)participaties
  • Family offices