Ken Watanabe

Ken Watanabe is a partner and works out of the Amsterdam office. Ken is specialised in Company Law & Contract Law. He advises companies and investors in mergers & acquisitions and in the drafting and critical review of commercial contracts e.g. sales contracts, lease contracts, licencing agreements, finance contracts and franchise agreements. In addition, he represents clients in civil proceedings, among others, concerning contractual liability and disputes relating to mergers & takeovers. In the Netherlands, legally established Japanese companies frequently rely on his advice in many legal areas.

Function:
  • Dutch lawyer
  • Partner
Admission to practice law:
2000
Regional office:
Education:
  • Dutch Law – University of Brabant
  • Japanese in Tokyo (2 years)
  • Mergers & Takeovers - Grotius Academie
Notable cases:
  • Provided guidance for three Dutch TV Companies on the sale of shares to a Canadian entertainment company
  • Advised a company concerning a joint venture with the pension fund PGGM in its acquisition of the daughter company of Essent
  • Advised on shareholder financing on the activities of Sabon, a cosmetics company
  • Assisted in the split of a joint venture of two oil companies, brand holders of Texaco tank stations
  • Provided legal support to a company in the start of the production of motor boats by a Aston Martin licence holder
Memberships & other related activities:
  • DCFA
  • M&A Community
Languages:
Dutch, English, Japanese
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