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About Wouter

Wouter Helder specializes in corporate law, M&A and private equity transactions. He also advises on fund structuring and management buy-outs. His clients include corporates, national and international private equity funds, family offices, management teams and large family businesses.

Wouter guest lectures on the M&A process, corporate structures and joint ventures.

Wouter has been with Lexence since 2000 and became a partner in 2008. He received a master’s degree in Dutch law from University of Amsterdam in 1999 and completed a MBA (mini) strategic management at the Erasmus University in 2014. Between 2018 and 2021 he was member of the management board of Lexence.


International listings

Legal 500 (2022): "Skilled professional dedicated team with good communication skills. Direct professional communication with a dedicated team which knows the specifics of our company and our market."
Legal 500 (2021): "Hands-on team that understands the complexities and practicalities of day-to-day business operations. Their work is almost always ‘right first time right’ and their advice is both practical and well-thought out."
Chambers (2021): "A client acknowledges the team for its business understanding, calling it 'commercially minded' and particularly highlighting that the lawyers give 'forward-looking advice'"
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