Luc Defaix

My Services

Experienced Partner: I have been a lawyer since 1992 and have subsequently worked for several law firms as a Dutch qualified lawyer. In 2002 I joined AKD's Corporate Law /M&A practice group as a partner, meanwhile responsible for the Utrecht office of AKD. I have a wide range of experience in transactions including (international) mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings, venture capital en related auction processes. My clients are medium and large sized companies, as well as private equity parties and informal investors. Entrepreneur: From 2007 until mid 2010 I made a sidestep to management investment company Penguin Ventures. As managing partner I also gained a lot of operational experience within the mainly technical-industrial portfolio companies. It is this entrepreneurial experience which clients valuate so highly. Empathic Leader: Together with my team I make sure that we solve your problems. Understanding our clients' businesses, creativity and a sharp mind form the basis of our work.

Advisory type

Legal (& Notary)

Service line

Commercial Contracts, Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity


Business Reorganizations Buyouts Company Acquisitions Corporate Governance Corporate Law Corporate Turnarounds International Acquisitions Joint Ventures Legal Advice Legal Documentation Mergers Reorganization Restructuring Shareholder Disputes Spin-offs Supply Chain Venture Capital Private Equity Negotiating Contracts Legal Assistance Mergers & Acquisitions Shareholder Contract Negotiation Corporate Actions M&A experience Turn Around Management Strategy Acquisitions Contract Law Entrepreneurship Corporate Finance Intellectual Property Cross-border Transactions Investments Commercial Litigation International Law Legal Compliance

College / University Degrees


Erasmus University Rotterdam

My Snapshot

  • # Peer recommendations: 0
  • Rate/hour ($): 400-600
  • Experience level (yrs): expert
  • Size of typical clients: Fortune