Mathijs Arts

Mathijs has been a lawyer at La Gro Geelkerken since 2012. He frequently assists entrepreneurs in successful mergers, takeovers, or company sales. Aside from that, he regularly litigates in cases on disputes relating to business law or corporate law, either in preliminary relief proceedings or before the Netherlands Enterprise Court at the Amsterdam Court of Appeal by invoking the right of investigation. Mathijs prefers an informal approach, is pragmatic, flexible, analytical, and quickly gets to the point. Mathijs is actively involved in his cases and never shies away from creative solutions. He focuses on creating value for his clients and their businesses. He is a team player, both in his work and in his private life. Together with his clients, he charts the most suitable legal strategy. On weekends, you can often find him on a football pitch somewhere.

Specialist areas

  • Business and corporate law
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Corporate Governance / Corporate Housekeeping

Background and other work

  • Master’s degree in Business Law (Radboud University Nijmegen, 2011)
  • Grotius Specialisation Programme in Business Law and Corporate Law (2016-2017, Distinction)
  • Grotius Specialisation Programme in Mergers and Acquisitions (2021-2022*)
  • Member of the Corporate Litigation Association;
  • Member of M&A Professionals The Hague
  • Member of the Young Bar at the Supreme Court of the Netherlands;
  • Young Management (VNO-NCW Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers)
  • Member of the business club of Royal HCVV

Recent cases

  • Advising CarePack on its integration into Bark Packaging Group
  • Sale of multiple veterinary practices to an international player
  • Assisting in the merger of the Cordaid and ICCO charities
  • Legal merger of two housing corporations
  • Termination of a partnership of dental practices
  • Successful shareholder buy-out in the context of a dispute settlement
  • Successful claim in directors’ liability proceedings based on unlawful acts
Contact details
M.A. (Mathijs) Arts

Specialist Commercial contracts and commercial litigation & Corporate law

It energises me when I can help a client reach a new milestone in his or her life as an entrepreneur.
Mathijs Arts
Lawyer, Partner

Call: +31 172 530 250