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Adriaan de Buck

Adriaan (partner) specializes in corporate law. Adriaan has worked with renowned law firms in the Netherlands and Curaçao. He has gained broad experience in (international) transaction practice in the area of mergers and acquisitions and in corporate law litigation.
Adriaan handles a wide range of cases for a variety of clients, from SMEs to private equity parties and multinationals. He supervises both transactions and legal actions, which enables him to evaluate contract clauses as to their enforceability in the event they are presented to a court. Clients and colleagues describe Adriaan as a skilled lawyer and a critical, engaged sparring partner. Adriaan tries to get completely involved in the cases entrusted to him and at the same time to give realistic, to-the-point advice, so that the client knows where he or she stands.

Clients about Adriaan de Buck:

Erik-Jan Dekker, Director of IJsselborgh Investments
“Adriaan assisted us in the sale of the shares in our telecom company to a major player. I found Adriaan to be a knowledgeable and committed lawyer. He is a team player who keeps a close eye not just on the legal ins and outs but also the main commercial aspects of the transaction. We therefore had no worries entrusting Adriaan with our legal interests.”

Albert Jagt, Chief Technology Officer, The Learning Network (formerly Van Dijk Educatie)
“Adriaan guided us successfully through various takeover processes. He is an enthusiastic adviser and perceptive sparring partner who is personally very committed; kind on the person, sharp on the content. We did a lot of hard, serious work with Adriaan but also enjoyed many a laugh. I can therefore recommend Adriaan wholeheartedly as a lawyer.”

Practice groups
Corporate Law
Sports Law

Contact
Adriaan de Buck
E: buck@ekelmansenmeijer.nl
M: +31 6 22 04 16 82
P: +31 70 374 64 34
Adriaan handles a wide range of cases for a variety of clients, from SMEs to private equity parties and multinationals. He supervises both transactions and legal actions, which enables him to evaluate contract clauses as to their enforceability in the event they are presented to a court. Clients and colleagues describe Adriaan as a skilled lawyer and a critical, engaged sparring partner. Adriaan tries to get completely involved in the cases entrusted to him and at the same time to give realistic, to-the-point advice, so that the client knows where he or she stands.
 
In addition to a passion for advocacy, Adriaan has a special love of teaching. He has taught corporate law at the University of the Netherlands Antilles and regularly gives practical courses for, inter alia, attorneys, accountants and tax advisers. He also has a number of publications to his name.

Clients describe Adriaan as a skilled, engaged lawyer and a team player. Adriaan does not avoid legal discussions of even the smallest details of a case, while always keeping track of the big picture and the commercial interests of his clients. Adriaan is very service-oriented and his direct communication style is appreciated. Adriaan tries to empathize with the emotions which are involved in a case and at the same time give realistic and to-the-point advice, so that the client knows where he or she stands.

Clients about Adriaan de Buck:

Erik-Jan Dekker, Director of IJsselborgh Investments
“Adriaan assisted us in the sale of the shares in our telecom company to a major player. I found Adriaan to be a knowledgeable and committed lawyer. He is a team player who keeps a close eye not just on the legal ins and outs but also the main commercial aspects of the transaction. We therefore had no worries entrusting Adriaan with our legal interests.”

Albert Jagt, Chief Technology Officer, The Learning Network (formerly Van Dijk Educatie)
“Adriaan guided us successfully through various takeover processes. He is an enthusiastic adviser and perceptive sparring partner who is personally very committed; kind on the person, sharp on the content. We did a lot of hard, serious work with Adriaan but also enjoyed many a laugh. I can therefore recommend Adriaan wholeheartedly as a lawyer.”
 
Education
Adriaan graduated in Dutch Law at the University of Leiden in 1991 and in addition studied a range of optional courses at Institut d’études politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris.
 
Work Experience
Adriaan had been affiliated as a partner with a large firm of attorneys and notaries in the east of the Netherlands since 2008. In this role he regularly supervised Dutch and foreign clients (including multinationals, private equity and venture capital parties and industrial companies) in the purchase and sale of companies.

Adriaan joined the firm of Ekelmans & Meijer Advocaten in November 2015. Adriaan will continue his corporate law transaction and litigation practice at Ekelmans & Meijer. Adriaan is a member of the Corporate Litigation Association and the Dutch Corporate Finance Association.