Arne Grimme

Arne Grimme
Claude Debussylaan 80
1082 MD
+31 20 577 1421
+31 88 888 1889


Who's Who Legal Corporate: Merger & Acquisition

Arne Grimme heads De Brauw's corporate/M&A practice. He advises on public and private transactions, leveraged buyouts, complex cross-border transactions and corporate restructurings.

Arne has been repeatedly recognised as a leader in his field, winning Best M&A Lawyer at the M&A Awards in the Netherlands, every year from 2013 to 2017. The Legal 500 EMEA has also consistently named him a leading individual since 2009. Moreover, IFLR1000 has recognised Arne as one of the leading practitioners in M&A every year since 2006. Arne was named “lawyer of the year” in Best Lawyers 2014–2015 (Netherlands) in corporate, M&A and private equity. In 2018, he was inducted into The Legal 500 “hall of fame”.

Arne is a trusted adviser to many clients, including Philips, AkzoNobel, NXP, Rabobank, BAM, Corbion, Arcadis, Bain Capital, Gilde, CVC Capital and Schiphol Airport. He also possesses vast experience in dealing with Chinese parties in cross-border transactions.

Notable transactions include representing AkzoNobel on the unsuccessful hostile public offer by PPG Industries, and advising in its dealings with activist shareholder Elliott Advisors, and successfully defending AkzoNobel in court cases initiated by Elliott Advisors. Arne has also acted for Philips on numerous M&A transactions, including the €862 million IPO of Philips Lighting and the sale of Philips' 80.1 per cent interest in Lumileds to Apollo; and for NXP on numerous strategic transactions, including the US$11.8 billion merger with Freescale, the €2.75 billion sale by NXP of its standard products division to JAC Capital and the US$47 billion public offer by Qualcomm. He also advised Bpost on the unsuccessful public offer on PostNL and Bain Capital Private Equity on the acquisition of Bugaboo.

WWL says: Arne Grimme stands out in the Dutch market as one of the leading names in public and private M&A.

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