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Max Mayer

He is an extremely detail-oriented lawyer who offers a high level of service and quality to his clients.
Chambers Europe, 2023

Max Mayer is an English law qualified solicitor based in The Netherlands with experience on various lending products across the entire credit cycle, with a specific focus on acquisition and corporate finance arrangements.

Substantially all of Max's transactions involve international businesses and capital providers. Max's client base is balanced between borrower/sponsor mandates and lender side instructions. His practice has a strong focus on sponsor driven leverage finance transactions with private credit fund financing solution, in particular in a competitive bid auction context, refinancing opportunities (including dividend recapitalisations) and public-to-private takeovers.

Max joined DLA Piper in the Netherlands in 2018 as partner in the Finance and Project practice.

Areas of FocusFinance
Professional QualificationsSolicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
  • English
  • German
  • Dutch
  • University of Bristol

Awards and Recognitions

  • Max is ranked as a Next Generation Partner in Legal 500, 2020 for Banking and Finance. He is also ranked as a Leading Individual in Chambers Europe, 2020.
  • In Legal 500, 2020, he is referred to as a ‘‘individual to note’’ for Private Equity.
  • Chambers Europe, 2020: Clients laud Max for being ‘‘very responsive,’’ adding that ‘‘he really gets into the detail’’ and is ‘‘really good at taking a balanced approach that works for both sponsors and lenders.’’ Also, ‘‘he is really on top of where the market is as it changes’’.
  • Max is recommended by IFLR 1000 as highly regarded for Banking in the Netherlands.
  • In 2016 and 2017 Max was nominated as M&A Best Banking and Finance Lawyer of the year for the Dutch M&A Awards.

Prior Experience

Max previously worked for two different magic circle firms in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and London, UK.

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Registered as a European Lawyer with the Dutch Bar Association (NOVA)