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Erwin Rademakers joined AKD in 1996. Since then he has been a member of the Corporate Law/M&A practice group, which he chaired from 2010 to 2014. His chief focus is on corporate restructurings and mergers & acquisitions. Erwin operates mainly in the international arena, particularly with regard to Japan, Korea and China, but he also has many Dutch, American and German clients. His German is fluent. His clients are frequently involved with holding and operating companies in the Netherlands. Erwin specialises in cross-border restructuring projects and large- and medium-scale mergers & acquisitions. In addition, he regularly represents clients in small and medium-sized strategic transactions. His clientele includes large, international companies with offices all over the world, such as Fortune 500 as well as private equity and venture capital companies, state-owned enterprises, and many large- and medium-sized national businesses and organisations. Clients value Erwin’s straightforward, direct approach to cases, his dedication and, most of all, his clear perception and unwavering grasp of the big picture during difficult negotiations. Achieving the right result for the client is paramount. Erwin was a member of AKD’s executive board from 2006 to 2010. In September 2014, he was appointed as AKD’s CEO. He is also on the boards of various bodies and organisations, including Dujat (the Dutch Japanese Trade Federation). Erwin’s expertise is recognised by various leading guides, including IFLR 1000, Chambers Global and Legal 500.

Erwin Rademakers

Erwin Rademakers





Managing partner

+31 88 253 5580


+31 6 21 27 29 59




Corporate / M&A








Corporate / M&A

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Erwin Rademakers, Managing partner of AKD discusses how the firm is adapting to clients' changing needs.

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