Florian is a legal director within the Amsterdam Corporate M&A and Private Equity practice and concentrates in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other strategic partnerships, asset transactions and (leveraged) buy outs.
Before joining Baker McKenzie Florian worked for various international law firms and headed the M&A department of a national law. Before moving into private practice Florian worked in diplomacy as a (senior) legal counsel for the United Nations and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) for almost a decade. Considering his broad international experience, diplomatic skills and personal approach his clients appreciate him for being their stronghold during challenging and decisive negotiations.
He is a published author and was awarded personal recognition for his contribution to the OPCW winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 2013.
Florian is a specialist within industries characterized by heavy regulation, government interference, technological development and innovation such as healthcare, tech and agribusiness & food.
He represents a broad range of international clients include private equity firms, institutional investors, (privately held) multinationals, corporate and strategic parties, entrepreneurs and/or their stakeholders.
Representative Legal Matters
Advised Ellomay Capital Ltd. on the acquisition of a Dutch based renewable energy production facility
Advised LIVEKINDLY on the acquisition of LikeMeat
Advised Embracer Group AB with the purchase of Vertigo Games Holding B.V.
Advised Dätwyler on sale of the Distrelec and Nedis Group to Aurelius
Advised Hultafors with its Acquisition of Emma Safety Footwear
Acted for GSO Capital Partners in its backing of IBA Molecular when acquiring the Nuclear Imaging Business of Mallinckrodt.
Acted as lead counsel for Giesecke+DeVrient Currency Technologies in its acquisition of a Dutch based software company.
Acted as lead counsel for Speed InfoTech in establishing a joint venture with a large French industrial group.
Acted as Dutch lead counsel to Sunseeker International in setting up a joint venture with a Dutch ship yard for the design and construction of a series of tailor made yachts.
Acted as Dutch lead counsel for Rentokil Initial with setting up a joint venture together with Haniel & Cie to combine their workwear, cleanroom and hygiene services businesses in Europe.
Acted as Dutch lead counsel for ENI to assist with the acquisition of a minority share in a large renewal energy project located in Kazakhstan.
- Leiden University (Civil Law and Corporate Law)