VIOTTA’s lawyers have extensive experience in assisting companies with an initial public offering (IPO) and have advised both Dutch and foreign companies on their listing on Euronext Amsterdam, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the NASDAQ.

Tom de Waard  has advised various listed companies, private equity firms and financial institutions, technology, media, telecom (TMT) and electronics companies on mergers and acquisitions. He has also advised them on tender bids and private placements, public bids, capital market transactions, technology-based transactions, strategic partnerships and financing transactions, often in cross-border situations. Tom also focusses on company formation, corporate governance and private and public financing. Some of Tom de Waard’s equity capital market transactions are:

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VIOTTA advises the management of listed public limited liability companies on all relevant corporate and securities law matters, including corporate governance, protective structures, insider trading and market abuse and issues relating to directors’ remuneration. VIOTTA’s lawyers are members of the Supervisory Board of various listed companies. Tom de Waard has been:

  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BE Semiconductor Industries N.V. (BESI) and member of the Audit and Remuneration Committee of BESI for 19 years.
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of STMicroelectronics and a member of the Audit Committee, the Corporate Governance Committees and the Remuneration Committee of STM for 17 years.
  • A member of the Supervisory Board of Nuon Energy N.V. and chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Nuon.
  • Chairmain of the Stichting Administratiekantoor of Telegraaf Media Groep N.V. shares.
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VIOTTA is a law firm based in Amsterdam, specialising in providing advice in the areas of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, contract law and corporate & commercial dispute resolution. We advise in transactional matters and litigate in commercial disputes. VIOTTA provides legal advice to its clients on Dutch corporate law matters, such as corporate governance, board structures, directors’ duties and liabilities, joint ventures and other collaborations. VIOTTA advises purchasers, sellers, management and other stakeholders in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A).


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