Reinier de Groot


Reinier is an associate within the Corporate and M&A department in Amsterdam. He advises clients on the full range of Corporate (M&A) transactions, with a focus on transactions involving public companies. After obtaining his LLM degree in Corporate law from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Reinier joined Allen & Overy in 2020. He has also gained experience in the competition law department, where he primarily focused on merger control proceedings before the Dutch Competition Authority and the European Commission.


Representative matters

Royal DSM on its EUR 25 bn cross-border merger of equals with Firmenich International.

Infestos on its EUR 178 mn public takeover of Neways Electronics International.

NPM on its EUR 141 mn public takeover of ICT Group.

Teslin on its EUR 1.5 bn consortium public takeover with KKR for Accell Group.

GE on its EUR 25 bn sale of its Aircraft leasing activities to Aercap Holdings.

Altice’s non-executive board on the EUR 6.4 bn public takeover by Next Private.

NIBC Holding on the EUR 1 bn public takeover by Blackstone.



Admitted as advocaat, Netherlands, 2020

Listed in the register of legal practice areas of the Dutch Bar Association for Company Law.


LLM, Corporate Law, VU University, 2020
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.