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Hans Beerlage

Hans Beerlage


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Hans Beerlage

Hans Beerlage specialises in corporate finance, M&A, corporate governance and equity capital markets.

Hans regularly advises private equity firms, publicly listed companies and bidders or target companies in public acquisitions.

Hans heads the Amsterdam corporate group.

Hans also heads the Amsterdam’s equity capital markets group and advises underwriters and issuers on international and domestic equity capital market transactions.

  • Advised Telegraaf Media Groep N.V. on the sale of its stake in ProSiebenSat1.Media AG
  • Advised América Mόvil in relation to Koninklijke KPN N.V., including its public offer and participation in rights issue and relationship agreement with KPN
  • Advised Cinven and Warburg Pincus on the IPO of Ziggo N.V.
  • Advised CVC Capital Partners on the sale of C1000 B.V.
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Career and qualifications

  • Erasmus University Rotterdam (Economics) 1997
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam (Law) 1997
  • Admitted as an advocaat in Netherlands 1997
  • Joined Clifford Chance 1997
  • Seconded to Clifford Chance London 1999-2000
  • Partner since 2006

Professional bodies

  • The Dutch Association for Securities Law
  • The Dutch Association for Corporate Litigation

Awards and citations

  • Hans is praised by clients as "a guy you can really depend on". 
    Chambers Global 2013
  • He is recommended by IFLR 1000 as a leading lawyer both for M&A and ECM
  • Hans was nominated "Best M&A Lawyer" for the Dutch M&A Award  in 2013, 2012 and 2011