Humphrey Lakens has been a practicing attorney since 1997 and a partner since 2016. He is a seasoned M&A attorney who has been involved in several hundred domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

Added Value at Every Transaction Stage
Humphrey is a driven dealmaker who looks out for the interests of all stakeholders. Well-versed in the do’s and don’ts of M&A transactions, he has the ability to offer valuable legal expertise - quickly and practically where possible - at every stage of the transaction process without compromising on quality. “It’s always an interesting challenge to see how you can get an M&A transaction to the finish line in the best way possible. My main objective is to provide added value for our clients.”

Engaged Legal Partner
Humphrey’s vast experience gives him the ability to speak the same language as the various players in the M&A world, from directors and major shareholders to investment companies, and from corporate finance advisors to banks. Consequently, he knows how to build bridges and clients enjoy working with him.

Academic Background

  • Corporate Litigation, specialist program, 2005, Grotius Academy
  • Corporate Law (mergers and acquisitions), postgraduate, 2001
  • Dutch Law, 1996, Utrecht University

Bar register of legal practice areas
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, Company 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.