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Laura joined AKD in 2008 shortly after graduating from Utrecht University. She has since then been working at our Corporate Law | M&A department and was promoted to Associate Partner of our firm effective as from 1 June 2018. In the press release regarding Laura’s promotion, AKD’s Managing Partner Erwin Rademakers refers to a “strong international profile and proven track record” and “an excellent addition to our current team of partners”. Laura is fluent in Dutch, English, Spanish and French. She mainly advises foreign (listed) multinationals on all aspects of strategic acquisitions in the Netherlands or in connection with global strategic transactions involving Dutch companies. Her scope of work includes (cross-border) due diligence operations, drafting and advising on shareholders' or joint venture agreements and a variety of other agreements ancillary to the M&A practice, while her expertise also covers related areas of law and regulatory matters within the context of Dutch M&A (e.g. employee co-determination, transfer of undertaking, financing and security, ancillary restrictions). Laura focuses in particular on the hospitality, leisure and entertainment industries, while also dedicating herself to French and Spanish speaking regions. Clients describe Laura as “very responsive and flexible with good technical knowledge”, as well as “communicative, active and dynamic, especially providing good solutions for the company”. Education: • Utrecht University, the Netherlands (civil law and corporate law) • Compulsory Professional Education Programme of the Netherlands Bar Association and subsequent Bar Exam • Post-graduate M&A curriculum (Leergang Fusies & Overnames) at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam • Various extension courses and Education Permanente in the field of Dutch corporate law and M&A Miscellaneous: • Winner of the “Best Dutch Young M&A Talent” award 2013 • Listed as 'key associate' in The Legal 500 EMEA, Ed. 2015 • Member of AKD's Spanish&LatAm Desk • Member of AKD's French Desk • Member of AIJA (International Association of Young Lawyers)

Laura de Jong

Laura de Jong





Lawyer; Partner

+31 88 253 5327


+31 6 52 63 55 91




Corporate / M&A; Corporate / Structuring








Corporate / M&A

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AKD advises Strömma & Sjöfart

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