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 Swiss investor group Ufenau Capital Partners and its portfolio company Swiss IT Security AG on the acquisition of Traxion B.V.
Advised Marel hf. on the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of PMJ.
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.
- Leiden University (Civil Law and Corporate Law)
- Leiden University (Bachelor in Business Management)