About

Vriman is a boutique corporate law firm working together with clients on all aspects of corporate life, including structuring/incorporation, day-to-day business/contractual matters, mergers and acquisitions, (minority) investments, shareholders agreements, corporate governance, restructurings and corporate real estate transactions.

 

Vriman delivers first class legal advice for decent rates. We have a practical, efficient and commercial approach. We add “value” to the deals and successfully execute (international) transactions with the best result for our clients.

Vriman wins “Best Dutch M&A Law Boutique” award at M&A Awards 2016

 

According to mena.nl: “The annual award is granted to the Dutch M&A Law Boutique which has shown to meet the needs of their clients by offering the same and even better quality of advice as the top tier law firms.”

Mission / Approach

Mission

  • We stand for “Magic Circle Firm” quality
  • We stand for a value-focused practical approach
  • We stand for responsiveness
  • We stand for acceptable fees
  • We stand for our good reputation
  • We value long term relationships with our clients
  • We take pride in the services we provide

Approach

  • One point of contact
  • Transparency on fees and flexibility on fee arrangements
  • One shop: when required, we work together with lawyers from other fields of specialism or lawyers in foreign jurisdictions in a proven efficient and cost-effective manner
  • Solutions driven
  • Practice over theory
  • We get it done

What we do

Vriman advises a wide range of clients on both acquisitions and divestitures. Whether structured as a share deal or asset deal (or combination thereof), full exit or minority participation, legal merger or demerger – we have the legal experience and competence to get you there.

Vriman advises both investment funds as well as start-ups in early stage and follow-on investments. We have successfully completed multiple seed financings as well as Series A, B and C follow-on transactions to the satisfaction of our clients.

Vriman advises investment funds and family offices on corporate governance matters. We regularly advise with respect to directors duties and liabilities, transformations from two tier boards to one tier boards (and vice versa) and setting up of board regulations and committees.

Vriman advises companies on multiple restructuring scenarios. We have completed a number of restructurings for companies in financial distress situations or otherwise.

Vriman advises multiple clients on the setting-up or termination of joint venture cooperation structures. We have the experience and knowledge to best protect your deal specific interests as (minority, majority or 50/50) shareholder.

Team

Prior to the formation of Vriman, Jan, Bas, Marius and Menno practiced as attorneys with one of the world’s leading law firms, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Meltem previously worked as a corporate lawyer at Stibbe, a leading internationally oriented Benelux law firm. Jan, Bas, Marius, Menno and Meltem have together over 50 years of experience within the field of corporate/M&A law. They continue their proven successful teamwork within the entrepreneurial context of Vriman.

  • Jan D. Vriesendorp (LLM)
    Jan D. Vriesendorp (LLM)
Jan D. Vriesendorp (LLM)

Jan D Vriesendorp

Jan D. Vriesendorp (LLM)

  • Jan is a corporate lawyer with broad experience in M&A, joint ventures and contract law. Jan has successfully advised numerous clients in various (international) deal settings.
  • Jan was educated at Leiden University. After participating in a start-up and a short term engagement with a venture capital office, Jan started his legal career at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in June 2007.
  • Jan is fluent in Dutch and English. Jan is admitted to the The Hague Bar and is a member of the Dutch Bar Association.

 

T: +31 20 726 726 1
M: +31 6 53 173 301

E jan.vriesendorp@vriman.com

 

T:  +31 20 726 726 1
M: +31 6 53 173 301

E: jan.vriesendorp@vriman.com

  • Bas Mees (LLM)
    Bas Mees (LLM)
Bas Mees (LLM)

 
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Bas Mees (LLM)

  • Bas has a broad corporate practice and specializes in advising clients on M&A, including private equity transactions, as well as on restructurings, joint ventures and general contractual issues.
  • Bas was educated at Groningen University and Harvard (Corporate Finance). Bas started his legal career at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in February 2006.
  • Bas is fluent in Dutch and English. Bas is admitted to the Amsterdam Bar and is a member of the Dutch Bar Association.

 

T: +31 20 726 726 2
M: +31 6 1070 9142

E bas.mees@vriman.com

 

T:  +31 20 726 726 2
M: +31 6 10 709 142

E: bas.mees@vriman.com

  • Marius Ankum (LLM)
    Marius Ankum (LLM)
Marius Ankum (LLM)

 
Marius Ankum

Marius Ankum (LLM)

  • Marius is a corporate lawyer who has a strong focus on M&A, private equity, financial institutions and corporate real estate transactions.
  • Marius was educated at the Rotterdam University, the University of Hong Kong and the London School of Economics. Marius started his legal career at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in October 2006.
  • Marius is fluent in Dutch and English. Marius is admitted to The Amsterdam Bar and is a member of the Dutch Bar Association.

 

T: +31 20 726 726 3
M: +31 6 2049 5782

E marius.ankum@vriman.com

 

T:  +31 20 726 726 3
M: +31 6 20 495 782

E: marius.ankum@vriman.com

  • Meltem Koning-Gungormez (LLM)
    Meltem Koning-Gungormez (LLM)
Meltem Koning-Gungormez (LLM)

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Meltem Koning-Gungormez (LLM)

  • Meltem has broad experience in corporate law, with a focus on mid-market M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions. She has a particularly strong track record in the TMT, food, (on-line) retail and consumer goods sectors.
  • Meltem was educated at the Rotterdam University and attended INSEAD’s MBA Highlights Programme. She worked in the Amsterdam and New York offices of Stibbe from September 2006 until mid 2016.

 

T: +31 20 726 726 4
M: +31 6 14 46 85 03

E meltem.koning@vriman.com

 

T:  +31 20 726 726 4
M: +31 6 14 468 503

E: meltem.koning@vriman.com

  • Menno Verboom (LLM, Msc)
    Menno Verboom (LLM, Msc)
Menno Verboom (LLM, Msc)

Menno Verboom

Menno Verboom (LLM)

  • Menno is an M&A transactional lawyer who has a strong focus on MBOs/LBOs, buy- and sell side as well as management side, and acts for both corporates and private equity.
  • Menno has obtained his master degree in Business Economics (Msc) as well in Laws (LLM) at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. He was also educated at the BI Norwegian Business School of Oslo and the London Business School. Menno started his legal career at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in February 2005.
  • Menno is fluent in Dutch and English. Menno is admitted to The Amsterdam Bar and is a member of the Dutch Bar Association.

 

T: +31 20 726 726 5
M: +31 6 13 512 520

E menno.verboom@vriman.com

 

T:  +31 20 726 726 5
M: +31 6 13 512 520

E: menno.verboom@vriman.com

Clients/Experience

Vriman advises a wide range of clients including large corporations, private equity houses, investment funds, family offices and start-ups. For an overview of our recent deals please see below. or visit:

 

Jan D. Vriesendorp: see mena.nl
Bas Mees: see mena.nl
Marius Ankum: see mena.nl
Meltem Koning-Gungormez: see mena.nl

Date Deal Value €
27-01-2017 Avantage (IT solutions and outsourcing) acquires Dutch ICT 5 -50 million
26-01-2017 Anders Invest acquires Lagersmit Sealing Solutions from Rabobank Participaties 5 - 50 million
17-01-2017 Anders Invest acquires majority stake in Kiekens 5 - 50 million
02-12-2016 Equipe Zorgbedrijven acquires Hand Therapy 5 - 50 million
22-11-2016 Baywa acquires Thegra Tracomex Undisclosed
17-11-2016 Anders Invest acquires Bos Machines Undisclosed
04-10-2016 Infineon Technologies acquires Innoluce (laser scanning technology) 5 – 50 million
08-09-2016 Varo Energy acquires FIWADO from Total Netherlands Undisclosed
01-09-2016 Stichting DOEN and other investors invest in BBOXX 5 – 50 million
22-08-2016 AutoForm acquires majority stake in TriboForm < 5 million
02-08-2016 EQT Ventures, Balderton Capital and Stichting DOEN invest in 3D Hubs 7 million
01-08-2016 E-Luscious, a portfolio company of Gilde Equity Management, acquires
Wijnoutlet.nl
< 5 million
30-06-2016 Thule Group acquires GMG (Yepp bicycle seats) 5 - 50 million
16-06-2016 Foreman Capital acquires a majority stake in the Quoratio/Arvode
group
5 - 50 million
08-06-2016 Anders Invest acquires majority stake in gAvilar 5 - 50 million
18-05-2016 MBO Groeifonds invests in Le Credit Group < 5 million
17-05-2016 Breed Reply invests in Connecterra (minority investment) 1.6 million
23-03-2016 Stichting DOEN (Postcode Loterij) invests in start-up accelerator Rockstart Enterprises < 5 million

Media

  • Gepubliceerd op M&A.nl Wie hebben zich mogen kronen tot dé M&A- en private-equitywinnaars van de Nederlandse fusie en overnamewereld van dit moment? De in de prijzen gevallen uitverkorenen uit...

  • Gepubliceerd op M&A.nl en FD. Felicitaties aan alle genomineerden voor de M&A Awards 2016. Wat is de shortlist van dé experts in M&A en Private Equity in Nederland? Bekijk alle genomineerd...

  • Gepubliceerd op: elsevier.nl Themamonitor juridische sector Op deze pagina presenteert TerZake een selectie van advocatenkantoren en dienstverleners. De professionals en firma’s zijn thematisch gerang...

  • Gepubliceerd op: advocatiemagazine.nl ‘Meer regie krijgen over het leven’, dat vatte de motivatie samen voor voormalig Freshfields-advocaten Jan Vriesendorp, Bas Mees en Marius Ankum om begin 2016 hun...

  • Gepubliceerd op: MenA.nl   Jan Vriesendorp, Bas Mees en Marius Ankum, voorheen werkzaam bij Freshfields, leggen aan de M&A Community uit waarom zij dit jaar hun eigen legal boutique zijn gest...

  • Gepubliceerd in: fd.nl Per februari zijn Jan Vriesendorp, Bas Mees en Marius Ankum (allen afkomstig van Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer) gestart met het boutique advocatenkantoor Vriesendorp Mees Ankum...

  • Gepubliceerd op: advocatie.nl NautaDutilh heeft een nieuwe partner benoemd voor het litigation-team: White Collar Crime-specialiste Marike Bakker (foto), die overkomt van Ploum Lodder Princen. Daarnaa...

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Vriman Office Amsterdam

Vriman (Vriesendorp Mees Ankum)

Rubensstraat 71

1077 MK Amsterdam

Phone: +31 20 726 726 0

 

Chamber of Commerce: 63644606

VAT: NL855331446B01

Email:  info@vriman.com

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