Corporate Law , Company Law
Evert-Jan graduated in Dutch law in 1995. He also studied at Cambridge University, and in 2002 he completed the postgraduate specialist course in ‘Financing & Security’ of the “Grotius Academie”.
As a lawyer, he specialises in business law, focusing on commercial law, company law, national and international mergers, acquisitions, management buy-in/buyout, restructuring, joint ventures, participating interests and the other aspects of the transaction and financing practice.
Evert-Jan has wide experience at various firms. From 1995 to 2010 he worked at large multidisciplinary firms such as EY Law, and from 2010 to 2020 inclusive he was a senior partner at Taylor Wessing in both Eindhoven and Amsterdam, where he was in charge of the Corporate / M&A practice group.
He set up his own firm in 2021. In addition to listed companies, his client portfolio also includes many family businesses. Giving advice is second nature to him. As a dealmaker, he successfully completed many complicated mergers and acquisitions, because in addition to his experience and professional knowledge he also used his common sense and practical can-do mentality. That combination is his strength.
Evert-Jan has been a member of the Dutch Accounting Law Association, the Dutch Commercial Law Association and the Dutch Corporate Litigation Association for many years. In addition, he fulfils a number of supervisory roles in manufacturing companies, and he regularly gives lectures on his area of expertise to entrepreneurs.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Osnabrugge Advocatuur & Advies has more than 25 years of experience in the area of mergers and acquisitions, both nationally and internationally. The firm regularly acts on behalf of both buyers and sellers, and will be pleased to give you advice on the entire acquisition process. From setting up the data room to drafting and negotiating the transaction documentation and coordinating between the tax consultants and financial consultants involved in the process. From beginning to end. Osnabrugge Advocatuur & Advies is there for you. The firm knows about the interests involved for buyers and sellers, and is familiar with the pitfalls. Whether a straightforward acquisition or a complicated merger such as a controlled auction is concerned, it still requires a tailored approach. A practical approach is important in that respect. That is what Osnabrugge Advocatuur & Advies offers. Getting the deal done!
Devising and setting up a legal structure that is in line with your specific situation is among the specialities of Osnabrugge Advocatuur & Advies, whether it concerns NVs, BVs, foundations or associations. Where necessary, the firm is pleased to do so in consultation with your accountant and tax consultant. Company law offers many possibilities. Osnabrugge Advocatuur & Advies helps you make the most of them. With advice about business succession within a family business or decision-making and representation, and shareholders’ agreements. From disputes between shareholders before the Netherlands Enterprise Court at the Amsterdam Court of Appeal to directors’ and officers’ liability. Osnabrugge Advocatuur & Advies seeks and finds the best solution to your questions in this respect.
Osnabrugge Advocatuur & Advies gives you advice in advance on the incorporation and financing of your company, but the firm is also there for you if your company should unexpectedly be in payment difficulties or other difficulties. As an entrepreneur, you aim for your company’s long-term profitability. Continuity. However, sometimes luck is not on your side or even against you. Your company finds itself in a difficult phase. Taking risks is part of doing business, but you do not want to run unnecessary risks with your carefully accrued private assets, for example. In case of a suspension of payments or liquidation, Osnabrugge Advocatuur & Advies assists you with your contacts with the administrator, receiver and the bank about matters such as security, pledge and mortgage, liability and any relaunch.
Law of contracts
It is important to you that the long-term collaboration with other parties in the Netherlands and abroad is well organised. Osnabrugge Advocatuur & Advies specialises in giving advice, negotiating and drafting national and international commercial contracts such as distribution agreements, agency agreements, and franchise agreements, general terms and conditions of purchase and sale, purchase agreements and supply agreements. Do you have a commercial dispute about the performance of an agreement and/or its formation? Osnabrugge Advocatuur & Advies will be pleased to provide assistance and advice. Also if litigation turns out to be unavoidable.
Procedural law and dispute resolution
Conducting legal proceedings before the court is part of a lawyer’s trade. What if your trading partner does not adhere to the arrangements laid down in the contract, for example on quality, payment or other terms of delivery? You first try to settle things in joint consultation, but if that is unsuccessful you may perhaps want to obtain justice by means of legal proceedings. A difficult consideration given the costs and time involved in proceedings. The firm can also assist you at law if you have a legal dispute with a shareholder, director or supervisory director, and will prepare an estimate of the feasibility of proceedings compared to the – often financial – interest. Osnabrugge Advocatuur & Advies always provides you with strategic and tactical pre-litigation advice in advance. Whether it concerns proceedings before the court or court of appeal, or arbitration proceedings or disciplinary proceedings: if things come to a head Osnabrugge Advocatuur & Advies will fight to obtain justice for you. The firm also gives advice on attachments or taking other protective measures.
In addition to good asset planning, a good legal structuring of your company or family business is of great importance. This concerns the combined action of a lawyer, civil-law notary, tax consultant and accountant. Osnabrugge Advocatuur & Advies understands what it is all about for you. Protecting your company and your assets. But has the management and supervision of your company and the management of your other valuable possessions been properly taken care of? How do you protect your privacy in addition to your assets? How does business succession by and for the next generation take place? Osnabrugge Advocatuur & Advies has the right experience, and will be pleased to assist you in these and other issues.