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Laura Smit

She/herSenior Associate
Laura Smit was instrumental to our ability to close our deal. She demonstrated great attention to detail, high-quality work product, an ability to quarterback the transaction, and overall poise under pressure.

Laura Smit is a Corporate M&A lawyer with over 10 years experience advising national and international clients on domestic and cross-border M&A transactions. She is involved in strategic mergers and acquisitions, private equity, management buy-outs, joint ventures, reorganisations and general corporate law. Laura has a specific focus on transactions within the technology and media/advertising spaces.

In 2016 Laura was seconded at DLA Piper London for six months, where she worked extensively on UK law governed M&A transactions and private equity. In 2022 Laura was seconded to the legal team of FedEx Express' headquarters in the Netherlands for five months where she advised on and negotiated a variety of commercial contracts for the business.

She has a leading role in DLA Piper's Netherlands Tech Sector Group and is part of the Retail Sector and Private Equity Groups.

Professional QualificationsAdvocaat admitted with the Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten


  • Advising Box Inc., a cloud content management services company, on its acquisition of SignRequest, a cloud-based electronic signature company.
  • Advising Ocean Outdoor on the acquisitions of leading DOOH-companies in the Netherlands (including Interbest, Ngage Media and Beyond Outdoor).
  • Advising The Carlyle Group on various acquisitions, including Dept Agency and several hotel portfolio’s.
  • Advising Chinese Eastern Airlines on its investment in Air France-KLM.
  • Advising ForFarmers on various transactions.
  • Advising UGI Corporation on the acquisition of De Vrije Energie Producent.
  • Advising NPM Capital on its investment in Suitsupply.
  • Advising Perusa Partners on the acquisition of Xindao Group.
  • Advising Synergia Capital on various investments and exits, including the sale of The Artisan Food Company (Boboli) to Gilde Equity Management.
  • Advising a major international bank and Rabo Investments on the sale of INVE Aquaculture to Benchmark.
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Czech
  • Women Leadership Programme 2019
  • Grotius Academy, Corporate Law, 2017
  • Law Firm School, 2013

    Leiden University, LL.M. Corporate law and Intellectual Property, 2011