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Carel van Swaay

Attorney-at-law • Partner

Carel van Swaay advises corporates and financial sponsors on national and cross border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructurings and corporate governance matters. He has extensive experience with controlled auctions and national and cross border M&A transactions. Carel also regularly advises the Dutch government on state owned enterprises.

He received his master’s degree in Financial Law from Erasmus University Rotterdam and completed a postgraduate programme in mergers and acquisitions at VU Amsterdam. He is fluent in English and French.


  • "Carel van Swaay misses nothing and is clear in what he sees and on recommending the best course of action therein. A perfect advisor." - The Legal 500, 2024
  • "Carel van Swaay is very pleasant and very competent." - The Legal 500, 2024
  • "Carel van Swaay is a highly experienced senior lawyer, combines excellent legal advice with great transactional and client management skills, especially on deals with a cross-border element." - The Legal 500, 2023
  • "Carel van Swaay is perfect in negotiations and doesn’t give up before he has what he wants." - The Legal 500, 2023
  • "Carel van Swaay stands out from the crowd for his broad oversight, flexibility and his loyalty." - The Legal 500, 2023