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Hans Beerlage

Hans Beerlage


Hans Beerlage

Hans Beerlage specializes in mergers, acquisitions, takeovers and other corporate finance transactions and regularly advises private equity firms, other financial investors, corporate enterprises and financial institutions. He regularly advises bidders, target companies or shareholders in relation to public takeovers. Hans also advises corporate enterprises and financial institutions on joint ventures, corporate governance, equity capital market transactions and compliance with public company rules and regulations.

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  • 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 Beerlage offers expertise assisting leading Dutch-based businesses with equity matters in connection with IPOs and share capital transactions. He is recognised in the market as a key figure with a substantial corporate client base.
    Chambers Europe 2020
  • Hans is recognised as "a senior lawyer with long deal experience and a specialist in the area"
    Chambers Europe 2019
  • 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