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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.



Allen & Overy LLP
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

News & insights


Publications: 30 NOVEMBER 2021

2021/2022 – Another eventful year for Thai competition law

While the ongoing global pandemic has had a temporary braking effect on some business sectors and international travel, Thai competition law has continued to develop at pace in an attempt to catch up…

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Publications: 29 NOVEMBER 2021

New Federal Law By Decree No.32 of 2021 on Commercial Companies

Introduced yesterday, The New Companies Law brings a number of amendments, most notable of which is the introduction of special purpose acquisition companies and special purpose vehicles.

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view of Berlin - new coalition agreement

Publications: 29 NOVEMBER 2021

Germany's new coalition agreement: Change is afoot for the financial services industry?

The three political parties set to form the next German government published a coalition agreement on 24 November. Its part on the German and European financial market in most respects seems to…

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digital transformation concept

News: 29 NOVEMBER 2021

Allen & Overy advises Avenga on the acquisition of Perfectial Group

Allen & Overy has advised Avenga, an international IT and digital transformation technology group, on the acquisition of Perfectial Group.

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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