For over 20 years Johannes has been advising and assisting clients from various industry sectors on their key transactions. Matters on which Johannes frequently advises include national and cross border acquisitions and disposals both for corporates and for financial sponsors from the private equity and venture capital industry. Johannes stands out in transactions, which play out on the cross roads where corporate transactional issues meet commercial matters. This is often the case, where following completion of a transaction the parties continue co-operating with each other on commercial matters, for example, in outsourcing transactions.
He is able to help converting or translating specialist legal issues into relevant elements of the transactions at hand. In advising on matters Johannes builds on his wide and deep range of experience as a result of which he is able to bear in mind the interests of the transaction as a whole without losing eye for the relevant details.
Johannes takes pride in applying a no-nonsense practical approach and this is recognized by clients who characterize him as being a straightforward, experienced and transparent lawyer. He is praised for his proactivity and ability to organise transactions. While keeping transactions on course, Johannes' clients commend him for keeping their best interests in mind, adding that "he is a strong advocate with a balanced approach."
Grown up in Africa, studied in France and having spent professional time in New York and London, Johannes is a true international lawyer whose natural habitat is acting in culturally varied settings.
Areas of Focus
Advising Moor Park Capital Partners on the sale of a real estate portfolio, representing 86 hotels in Germany and the Netherlands to Accor Group.
Advising Loxam, the European leader of equipment rental for construction, civil engineering and industry, on its acquisition of the Workx Group from H2 Equity Partners.
Advising Schering-Plough on its acquisition of Organon BioSciences.
Advising Teradata in connection with its acquisition of New Frontiers Group and FlxOne.
Advising Teradata on its acquisition of NewFrontiers Group.
Advising Merck in connection with the outsourcing of its logistical services centre.
Advising Deutsche Beteiligungs AG on its acquisition of ICTS Europe Holdings B.V.
Advising ICTS Europe Holdings B.V. in connection with the disposal of its airport and airline security business in more than 15 countries.
Advising two multinational Japanese companies on their cross border legal mergers of various European subsidiaries.
Advising Gores in connection with their acquisition of Mexx.
Advising Actis on the acquisition of Vlisco from Gamma Holding.
Advising Illinois Tool Works on the acquisition of Stokvis Tapes Holding B.V. from Gilde.
Advising Illinois Tool Works on the acquisition of Gamko.
Advising AniCura in connection with their acquisitions of veterinary clinics in the Netherlands.
Advising Mitsubishi in connection with the sale of Nedcar, its Dutch production site in Born, to VDL Groep.
Advising a multi-national industrial group in connection with setting up a joint venture with a multinational industrial group.
Advising a multinational Foodware business on various commercial agreements.
Advising ADP in connection with its acquisition of All share personnel B.V.
Advising Rexel SA on the sale of Haagtechno BV, a Netherland based wholesale distributor of household electrical appliances to Panasonic Corporation.
Advising an international pharmaceutical company in connection with the outsourcing of its logistical distribution centre.
Advising a multinational company on various add on acquisitions in the Netherlands.
Advising a French logistical services company in connection with its acquisition/insourcing of a parking services company, of a Dutch municipality.
Advising Fonterra in connection with setting up its European headquarters in Amsterdam.
Advising an investment fund of a multi-national telecom service provider on its investment in Dutch start-up that builds and markets multiscreen development technology and products.
Deutsche Beteiligungs AG on its acquisition of ICTS Europe Holdings B.V.
Ordina on its sale of Ordina Technical Automation to Gilde Equity Investments.
ScheringPlough on its acquisition of Organon BioSciences.
SpePharm on its acquisition of Savene from TopoTarget.
GEM on several of its Equity Credit Lines including with Spyker Cars.
HgCapital on the acquisition of the Cordless Semiconductor Business from National Semiconductors.
A restructuring involving cross border legal mergers in five jurisdictions.
Illinois Tool Works on its acquisition of Stokvis Tapes Holding B.V. from Gilde Buy Out Partners.
Actis on the acquisition of Vlisco from Gamma Holding.
Rexel on the sale of Haagtechno to Panasonic.
HgCapital on the sale of Pharma BioResearch to PRA International.
Rotork on the acquisition of RSCM.
Advising Gores on the acquisition of Mexx.
Advising ICTS, provider of innovative security solutions to high-risk, customer-focused environments (such as international airports and airlines), on the sale of the ICTS Group.
Advising Loxam on acquisition of the Workx Group, one of the leading equipment rental companies on the Dutch market, from H2 Equity Partners.