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Stefan Spaans

Legal Director

Stefan Spaans has over 10 years’ experience advising on (cross border) M&A transactions, joint ventures and other matters of corporate law. His experience covers advising international and local private equity firms and (multi)national corporations, including advising clients on many sell and buy-side controlled auctions.

Stefan has a specific focus on private equity and is member of DLA Piper’s dedicated team. He also regularly acts for clients on real estate transactions.

Professional QualificationsAdvocaat admitted with the Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten


    Selected M&A experience includes:

    • Advising Oaktree Capital on the acquisition of The Specialist Group from Parcom.
    • Advising Sun Capital on the acquisition of CNC from Cooperatieve Nederlandse Champignonkwekersvereniging UA.
    • Advising Nordian Capital on the auction sale of De Jong to Rheem Manufacturing.
    • Advising Bencis Capital Partners on the acquisition of Nooteboom Textiles from Egeria.
    • Advising EMK Capital on the acquisition of an interest in EyeCare Group.
    • Advising CRH on the over EUR300 million sale of its shutters and awnings platform to PAI Partners/Stella.Group.
    • Advising Naspers on the USD3.25 billion sale of Allegro to a consortium comprising Cinven, Permira and MidEuropa.
    • Advising De Persgroep on its approx. EUR150 million acquisition of from Achmea.
    • Advising Wolters Kluwer on the sale of its global transport services business to Castik Capital.


  • Dutch
  • English
  • Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Corporate law, LLM, cum laude, 2011
  • Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Dutch law, LLB, 2010

Prior Experience

Stefan joined DLA Piper in 2019, having previously worked as a senior associate for a magic circle law firm in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and London, UK.