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Joyce Leemrijse



Leemrijse Joyce
Joyce Leemrijse



Joyce specialises in various aspects of (notarial) corporate law such as mergers and acquisitions, joint-ventures, demergers, spin-offs, corporate restructurings and reorganisations. She advises (inter)national listed companies on their Dutch structure and Dutch corporate governance.

Joyce is also often involved in private equity transactions, management buy-outs, buy-ins and IPO's. Prior to joining Allen & Overy, Joyce was the managing partner for the Amsterdam office of AKD Prinsen Van Wijmen. She has experience of working in New York, where she mainly focussed on US international clients doing business in Europe via the Netherlands.



Apollolaan 15
1077 AB Amsterdam

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Registered foreign lawyer, England and Wales, 2009

Notaris, Netherlands, 2006


Notarial Law, Rijksuniversiteit Leiden, 1995

Tax Law, Rijksuniversiteit Leiden, 1995

Published work

Capital duty: conversion of share premium caused by mergers (“Kapitaalsbelasting: conversie van fusie-agio”), with Mr. Magnin, published in: WPNR 94/6145

Protection of corporate details (“Bescherming van vennootschappelijke gegevens”), published as Volume 25 of The Director (De Directeur), September 2000

“Due Diligence in International M&A Transactions, The Team of Experts”, with Jon Grouf, Scott Newman and Mark Doets; published in: Business Law International, Issue 1, January 2002

The triangular demerger and parent subsidiary relationships (“De driehoekssplitsing binnen moeder-dochterverhoudingen”), published in V&O, November 2003, Issue 11

The cross border merger in more detail (“De grensoverschrijdende fusie nader uitgewerkt”), and The SE as a party to a Dutch statutory merger or demerger (“SE als partij bij een nationale juridische fusie of splitsing”), and the Overview of B.V., N.V. and SE (“Overzicht B.V., N.V., en SE”), as chapters of The Societas Europea, Dutch corporate and tax law aspects (“De Europese Vennootschap (SE), Nederlandse civiel- en fiscaalrechtelijke aspecten”), published by SDU

The Societas Europea, an overview of its characteristics and manners of creation (“De Europese vennootschap, een overzicht van haar kenmerken en ontstaanswijzen”), published in: Onderneming & Financiering, May 2004, Issue 61

The Societas Europea, a uniform legal entity (“De Europese vennootschap, een uniforme rechtsvorm?”), published in Accountant Adviseur, monthly magazine for accountants of the NOvAA, May 2004, Issue 5

The first tranche of the new simplified and flexible laws on private limited liability companies (“De Eerste Tranche van het vereenvoudigd BV-recht”), published in: Tijdschrift voor Ondernemingsbestuur TvOB, April 2005, Issue 2