Marleen Wessel

Marleen Wessel

Counsel, Amsterdam

“I have over a decade of experience as a candidate civil law notary and corporate law specialist focusing on advisory work and transactions. I offer clients technical expertise, impartial judgment and practical solutions. Clients also benefit from my rigorous attention to detail, in depth knowledge of corporate law, and the fact that I always ensure that deals are executed to the very highest standards.”

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Published works

Overview

Marleen is a candidate civil law notary specialising in Dutch corporate law. She has significant corporate experience in both advisory and transactional work in cross-border or multi-jurisdictional settings and working for Dutch and international clients. Marleen advises on the full range of public and private corporate transactions, including private equity transactions, joint ventures, (cross-border) mergers, demergers and acquisitions, restructurings, buy-outs and management incentive plans.

She also advises multinationals, listed companies and other large and medium-sized companies on corporate governance and other corporate issues.

Marleen was based in London during a secondment for two and a half years.

Work highlights
  • A Global Retailer: advising a retailer on the sub-IPO and listing on a Stock Exchange of one of its wholly owned subsidiaries.
  • Cerberus: advising on its acquisition of the Australian mortgage lending and portfolio servicing operations from Bluestone Group.
  • ENGIE: advising on the US$1.4bn business combination of EV Box Group, a leading global provider of smart charging solutions for electric vehicles, with TPG Pace Beneficial Finance Corp , a SPAC sponsored by TPG.
  • Centerbridge Partners L.P.: advising on its €330m acquisition of Solidus Solutions.
  • Thyssenkrupp: advising on the envisaged merger with Tata Steel encompassing the European operations of both companies.
  • Cerberus: advising on its acquisition of World Flight Services from Platinum Equity.
 

Professional experience

Marleen joined the Linklaters Amsterdam office as Managing Associate in 2018 with over 8 years experience, after starting her career as a candidate civil law notary in one of the (other) global leading law firms. She worked in Amsterdam and London.

Marleen is a member of the Royal Dutch Notarial Association.

Education and qualifications

Marleen studied Dutch and notarial law at the Amsterdam University of Amsterdam (2009).

She completed the postdoc company and corporate law at Grotius Academy Nijmegen in 2017.

Published works

Marleen is co-author of “Corporate effect of shareholders’ agreements: führt jeder Konsequenz zum Teufel?”, on the corporate effect of shareholders’ agreements and the consequences for the validly of decision-making; co-author of “The main changes of the laws applicable to Dutch BVs under the Flex BV Act and the corresponding implementation Act”, containing a description of the main changes pursuant to the Flex BV Act and certain recommendations in this regard and; author of “Draft bill to amend the rules for the dissolution of shell entities by the Dutch Chamber of Commerce”, criticising proposed additional grounds for the Dutch Chamber of Commerce to dissolve shell entities.