Jones Day welcomes two new partners in Amsterdam as office officially opens

15 Feb, 2013

The global law firm Jones Day has announced that its Amsterdam Office opened February 1 and will move to its offices at Museumplein 17 from its current temporary offices in April. As part of Jones Day Amsterdam’s official opening, the Firm also announced that Marcel van de Vorst and Marc Rijkaart van Cappellen have joined the new office as M&A partners. 

Mr. Van de Vorst has a broad transactional and corporate advisory practice involving technology, life sciences. and growth businesses at all stages of development. He has represented global companies, venture capital and private equity firms, investment banks, and other institutions that fund the sector. Mr. Van de Vorst’s experience includes transatlantic deals involving Asia and the United States. He is recognized as a leader in his field by Chambers and Partners and Legal 500, which cite him as “an absolute star who is in a class of his own.”. Mr. Van de Vorst earned his law degree at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. 

Mr. Rijkaart van Cappellen has a broad transactional and corporate advisory practice that includes capital market transactions, corporate governance, joint ventures, public and private M&A, and restructuring. He also has extensive experience in cross border equity offerings and structuring of international deals with a focus on the United States and Latin America. Mr. Rijkaart van Cappellen has been appointed by Her Majesty the Queen of the Netherlands as civil-law-notary (“notaris”). Mr. Rijkaart van Cappellen earned his (notarial) law degree at the University of Amsterdam. 

“As we are now officially open for business in Amsterdam, Marcel and Marc reflect the type of lawyers we seek to attract as we expand our service to Dutch enterprises, and global companies doing business in the Netherlands,” said Luc Houben, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day’s Amsterdam Office. “We are delighted to have them with us from the very beginning. They are well-known and respected throughout the Dutch market, with a well-deserved reputation for leading clients through a variety of complex cross-border transactions. Although they are among the first, they surely will not be the last. There will be others joining in a variety of different practices in the coming months.” 

Jones Day is a global law firm practicing in the major centers of business and finance throughout the world. Ranked among the world’s best and most integrated law firms, and perennially ranked among the best in client service, Jones Day acts as principal outside counsel to, or provides significant legal representation for, approximately half of the Fortune500, Fortune Global 500, and FT Global 500.

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