Mergers, acquisitions, restructuring, participating interests, employee incentive plans, corporate governance and boardroom advice. These are just a few of the areas in which the experienced and specialised lawyers of the Corporate/M&A offer expert advice. We know the ins and outs of corporate law and we are up to date on the latest developments. Our extensive transaction experience enables us to assist you like no other firm in a wide range of matters. We for instance recently advised KPN, GBCI, the shareholders of HCS, DNB and TNO.

Corporate/M&A areas of expertise


We are discrete. We also have an antenna for administrative and political issues. We understand what it means to work with complicated interests. We also believe in standing beside our clients as advisers. We enjoy investing in long-term relationships so that we can brainstorm with clients on operational and strategic issues, outside a specific legal framework or case. Relationships that thrive on mutual trust and respect. We aim for optimal cooperation with which we can achieve the best results. It is precisely this philosophy, combined with our broad social knowledge and extensive experience, that makes us unique in both the private and public Corporate/M&A markets.

M&A Awards

The M&A Awards are the highlight of the year for professionals in M&A, corporate finance and private equity. We are honoured to report that we have been elected Best Small Cap Deal for three years in a row.


  • "It is a full fledge team that has all we need.", "Great and highly qualified team to work with.", "Hands-on team. Very friendly and accurate to work with.", "Outstanding quality.", "Great team which thinks pragmatically and creatively which is important for us." -  The Legal 500, 2022
  • "Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV is described as an excellent team providing top-quality services from top-notch partners and is capable of turning true know-how into practical advice." - The Legal 500, 2019
  • "Het tijdig inwinnen van gedegen juridisch advies op hoog niveau is cruciaal; anders verlies je tijd aan het eind van de rit en krijg je gedoe.", Jaap Bierman, CEO, HTM
  • "Pels Rijcken is bij uitstek geschikt voor een transactie op het kruisvlak van het private en publieke domein: op beide terreinen hebben zij de specialisten in huis die samen optrekken als één team. Daardoor worden de behoeftes van de cliënt en de uitdagingen die bij een dergelijke transactie horen optimaal geadresseerd.", Anna Krasnova, general counsel, TNO