About Luc Habets

Luc Habets specializes in M&A and private equity transactions.

Luc holds various teaching positions in these areas and has been nominated several times by his professional peers as a leading Dutch M&A lawyer. In 2016 he won the “Best M&A Lawyer Mid Market” award.

Luc has been with Lexence since 1998. He was admitted to the Dutch Bar in 1989.

Chambers (2020)
“Luc Habets is praised by private equity clients for his ``fact-based, open and smooth way of getting what he wants.`` He assists buyers, sellers and shareholders with transactions and restructurings.”
  • Chambers (2020): “Luc Habets is praised by private equity clients for his "fact-based, open and smooth way of getting what he wants." He assists buyers, sellers and shareholders with transactions and restructurings.”

  • Legal 500 (2019): "Lexence partners Luc Habets, Joost Houtman and Michiel van Schooten are commended for 'personal, communicative, and fast' service. The team is also 'able to think about pragmatic solutions which is often missing from other firms'. [...]"

  • Chambers (2019): "Luc Habets is particularly active in Dutch mid-market private equity matters, regularly acting for private equity houses. He also assists corporate clients with transactional mandates. According to a source, he is 'a charismatic and skilled lawyer', while another interviewee describes him as 'super pragmatic' and a lawyer who 'instils confidence in both parties at the negotiation table'."

  • Legal 500 (2018): "The 'supportive, dependable' Luc Habets has 'a high level of commercial flair' and 'ensures smooth negotiations'."

  • Chambers (2018): "Luc Habets regularly handles M&A and private equity transactions, acting for established private equity houses. He draws praise for his negotiation skills from clients, who say he "comes across as being very friendly and helpful but can be also be very tough in negotiations, but he doesn't create tensions in meetings, instead, he resolves tensions."

  • Legal 500 (2017): "Lexence’s 'trustworthy' department provides a 'seamless service' for its clients, 'excellent negotiator' Luc Habets co-heads the team."

  • Chambers (2017): "Luc Habets acts on private equity, mergers and takeovers. Clients describe him as 'a level-headed, extremely seasoned lawyer with the ability to steer discussions and negotiations in the right direction'."

  • In 2016 Luc won the “Best M&A Lawyer Mid Market” award.