Leo Groothuis is a 23 year veteran in NautaDutilh’s Corporate / M&A group. He advises the firm’s clients on public M&A deals and on a wide variety of other domestic and cross-border transactions, such as private share and asset acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, IPOs, inversions and other corporate restructurings, as well as take-over defenses and shareholder activism.
Recent transactions in which Leo was involved include the public offer of Saxo Bank for BinckBank, the public offer of Thales for Gemalto, the acquisition of Westfield by Unibail-Rodamco, the acquisition of CB&I by McDermott and the acquisition of Generali Netherlands by Dutch insurance company ASR.
Leo is regularly invited to teach at post-graduate courses or to present at domestic and international conferences.
Chambers & Partners ranks Leo Tier 1 for Corporate/M&A: High-End Capability (Netherlands). He is described as "one of the best strategic partners in the Dutch market. He is able to come up with creative solutions."
Leo studied law in Utrecht, The Netherlands and graduated in 1995; in 1996 he obtained a LL.M. from University College London, U.K.