Firm profile

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We are a boutique law firm founded in 2013 and focusing on corporate & (alternative) finance from a transaction, advisory and litigation perspective. Both the founding partners, Jan Paul Franx and Gijs Gerretsen, and Frits Oldenburg who joined subsequently as of counsel , were for many years partners at NautaDutilh and each of them have more than 25 years experience as lawyers and civil law notary respectively. Anne Hakvoort, who joined as a partner in 2015, also spent the first six years of her legal career at NautaDutilh. Before joining FG Lawyers, Anne broadened her expertise at international firm Eversheds.

Besides working in Amsterdam, each of us have also practiced or studied law abroad (London and New York). We have a proven track-record acting as advisors for a wide variety of enterprises in a number of industry sectors, ranging from small businesses to multinationals and from family owned companies to financial institutions.

We advise – both national and cross border – on M&A, private equity, joint ventures, capital markets transactions and related securities law issues, corporate governance, bank financing, alternative financing such as crowdfunding and credit unions, debt sale and financial and regulatory issues affecting your business. We can assist you in your transactions, advise on the best legal structure to suit your strategy and vision, and can support you when you or your business face litigation. We often represent our clients in court proceedings or arbitration proceedings.

Where necessary we work closely with boutique firms focusing on other areas of law. In this way we are able to provide a full service.. We act as your main contact party; we take care of the rest behind the scenes, whilst ensuring that you are able to keep track of the fees involved. The professional background of the partners means that we have a wide network of contacts with foreign law firms. As we are not a member of any international association of law firms, we can, in a cross border matter, choose a firm from within our extensive network which is most suitable for the job at hand.

We are a specialist firm without any fuss or strings attached: your interest is our priority and we can help you achieve an optimal legal solution. In doing so we offer reasonable fees and a flexible fee structure. Solution driven, pragmatic, open-minded, personal and good quality: that is what we stand for.

In 2015 FG Lawyers obtained the recognition ‘Recommended Law Firm’ from Global Law Experts, ‘Excellence in securities laws’ from Corporate LifeWire and ‘Securities Law firm of the year in the Netherlands’ from Corporate Intl. Anne Hakvoort was specifically named as a ‘Recommended Attorney’ for Dutch securities laws by Global Law Experts.