Mr. H.J. Lakens



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, who began his legal career in 1997, previously worked at CMS Derks Star Busmann and BDO. In 2006, he was one of the two founders of JLS Advocaten, a niche law firm specialising in mergers and acquisitions. He worked at this firm until joining Wijn & Stael Advocaten in 2016.

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 Lakens's cases

Cases Humphrey Lakens

Enkele recente transacties waarbij Humphrey Lakens heeft geadviseerd: Januari 2019: Advisering van Anteryon bij de verkoop van Anteryon aan het Chinese Jingfang Optotelectronics. Anteryon is een in Ei...

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