Mr. H.J. Lakens


Managing Partner

Humphrey Lakens is a highly experienced M&A attorney who has been involved in several hundred M&A cases in the Dutch business sector over the past 20 years. Humphrey started his legal career in 1997.

Humphrey’s extensive experience means that he speaks the same language as the M&A world's various players, from directors and major shareholders to investment companies, and from corporate finance advisers to banks. He knows the do’s and don’ts of a transaction and is able to offer added value at every phase of the transaction process. Humphrey always strives to achieve the best possible result for his clients, while at the same time being aware of his role as a ‘dealmaker’.


  • Grotius Academy, specialist programme in Corporate Litigation (2005)
  • Postgraduate programme in Corporate Law (mergers and acquisitions) (2001)
  • Dutch Law, Utrecht University (1996)


Humphrey has registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):

  • Corporate law (Merges and acquisitions, Corporation law)

Based on this registration, he is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.

Cases van Humphrey Lakens

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