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Michiel Sunderman

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Michiel Sunderman

Michiel Sunderman specialises in corporate tax and assists on cases involving M&As, cross-border transactions and structured finance transactions.

Michiel has advised a diverse range of clients from the Sanoma media group, various private equity houses such as Waterland, CVC and Gilde to leading financial services institutions including Barclays, Rabobank and RBS.

  • Advising AMC Networks on the acquisition of substantially all of Chellomedia, the international content division of Liberty Global, for EUR€750 million
  • Advising Staples Inc, on the sale of its Printing Systems Division to CoBe Capital
  • Advising Gamma Holding on the sale of Clear Edge Filtration to the Filtration Group Corporation
  • Advising Montague Private Equity LLP on the acquisition of DORC Holding B.V., a surgical ophthalmic disposables and equipment platforms manufacturer and developer
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Career and qualifications

  • University of Groningen (Economics and Econometrics) 1996
  • University of Groningen (Law) 1996
  • New York University (Master of Laws, Taxation) 1997
  • Freshfields, Amsterdam and London 2000
  • De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Amsterdam 2004
  • Admitted as an advocaat in Netherlands 2006
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2007
  • Partner since 2014

Professional bodies

  • Dutch Association of Tax Advisers

Awards and citations

  • Michiel is recognised as a "leading lawyer'" by Legal 500 which states that Michiel is "pragmatic, business-driven, accurate" and can "play” with the technicalities of complex deals
  • Chambers mentions that "he has excellent knowledge and the ability to adapt and think on his feet" and "he offers a lot of alternative solutions"