The transactions team focuses explicitly on mid-market mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions with a value up to € 250 million,. spin offs and joint ventures, as well as on commercial contracts. The team concentrates on a limited number of specialties in order to achieve optimal results.

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Chambers Europe (2016): 'Lexence supports us with our legal matters very well. The lawyers there are proactive, pragmatic and know how to cope with the deals that are coming up.' 'The lawyers are deal-savvy, legally informed, and also entrepreneurial.' 'The lawyers are very punctual, hard-working, can understand our needs very well, and can step into my shoes and negotiate for me.'


Legal500 (2016): 'Lexence continues to be instructed in mid-market transactions, and has a significant focus on private equity'.    


Chambers Europe (2015): 'Lexence thinks alongside our business and does not get lost in impractical and lengthy advice. The lawyers are absolutely responsive and available'.
'We get a great level of service. The team is always able to turn work around quickly, and is very commercially minded'.'The firm takes care to foster a personal relationship, it knows our business and style and is very efficient in getting the deal done'.


Legal500 (2015): 'Lexence’s sizeable team is able to handle a high volume of transactions, and is regarded as being ‘responsive’ and ‘professional. Department head Joost Houtman advised a Dutch client during its sale to a US-based software company. Michiel van Schooten is recommended'. 'Lexence’s sizeable team handles a high volume of mid-market deals, an area in which Luc Habets is well known. He recently advised a leading Dutch private equity group on its investment in a European company'.


Chambers Europe (2014): ‘Mid-market firm with a growing reputation in the corporate sphere. Offers transactional and non-transactional advice on M&A and private equity, with extensive real estate experience'. It is a nice informal relationship that I have with the lawyers - I can pick up the phone and bounce ideas off them'. ‘The team did a very good job as the go-between and negotiated in a very efficient way to find a compromise. ‘Well-respected domestic practice focused on the mid-market. Expertise covers MBOs, M&A and venture capital transactions. The lawyers know what we value in transactions. They know what we expect and what we are looking for, which makes drafting much faster'.  ‘The firm has a broad practice which is a strength as we often draw on the additional expertise available'.


Legal500 (2014): 'Lexence’s clients include Struckton, Flextronics, RTL Ventures and Hibernia. Joost Houtman heads the team, in which Luc Habets and Michiel van Schooten are also recommended'. 'Lexence is active in private equity deals for clients such as Vendis Capital, Waterland Private Equity and RTL Ventures. Practice head Michiel van Schooten has particular experience in TMT sector transactions'.