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 firm. 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
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)