Corporate M&A


Our team is specialized in M&A, Venture Capital and Private Equity transactions and strongly focuses on the “tech and innovation space”. Where needed interfacing with other disciplines of our full-service firm (like IP and GDPR).

We are new school to the bone, “user-friendly”, sharp and creative attorneys. Being excellent process managers, we go beyond merely legal analyses and deliver real solutions for which we take full responsibility.

Our practice has grown rapidly over the past few years and we can hold our own against both the big and the boutique firms active in the innovation space. We have a track record we are proud of. Recently, we have handled more than 100 transactions (deal values ranging between 500k and 230M) among which over 50 innovation-related ones, and made over 100 (mostly international) ventures “investment ready”.

Our clientele in the innovation field consists of corporates, investors (including VCs such as Rockstart Energy Fund, Triodos and the new state initiative Invest-NL) and a wide variety of promising start-ups and scaleups.

We have an extensive network and partner with incubators (like YES!Delft) and venture builders (like HealthInc. and Holland Startup) and more and more, we are involved in – or at least shortlisted for – all kinds of projects impacting the innovation space (like Jong Ondernemen’s Startup of the Year Contest and the Benvalor platform “Capital Waters”).

As global lawyers, we form part of an international best friends network, enabling us to deliver integrated legal and tax services as the client’s primary advisor and point of contact.

We pursue earning models that are progressive. In other words, no endless billing for hours worked, but always capped, fixed or success fees. And payment conditions hurting the venture as least as possible, such as payment at closing.





Antony Jonkman

T +31  (6) 2186 1114 |

Antony started his career at some big-name firms (like De Brauw and DeBreij) before joining LXA in 2016. He heads our Amsterdam office (currently six business law attorneys and two labour law attorneys).

Antony has a great deal of experience in business law and a laser focus on M&A and venture capital.

Since 1 January 2018, Antony has overseen more than 25 business law transactions

(mid-market, with deal values ranging from €5 million-€150 million).


Carel Henderson

T +31  (6) 542 22 962 |

Carel was co-founder of LXA Attorneys in 2011 and is leading the LXA Corporate/M&A team. He studied law in Utrecht and passed the post-academic studies Financing & Securities. Carel was previously associated to HVG Law (EY) and Banning.

Carel was admitted to the bar in 1995 and has a strong focus on corporate and contract law ever since, in particular in the field of acquisitions, participations, joint ventures and financing, as well as real estate transactions, including real estate development.

Carel handled numerous corporate transactions (M&A, private equity and real estate deals) for investors, corporates, family offices and real estate developers. As seasoned dealmaker he has built a substantial track record of more than 100 transactions.

Carel is furthermore a true company law consultant and in that capacity the regular lawyer for many clients.


Our attorneys are specialists in their fields. They know the legal obstacles, but focus their thinking on solutions. They are ambitious and strive to achieve the most. And LXA has access to a huge network of international law firms with which we collaborate extensively.


  1. Tech
  2. Life sciences
  3. Blockchain
  4. AI
  5. Crypto
  6. ICT



We pursue earning models that are progressive and put the minimum possible burden on the venture. That means no endless billing hours, but capped, fixed, and success fees.


Our team has an impressive track record, both nationally and internationally, and can measure up against the top law firms in the Netherlands. Customers describe our advising as creative, daring and leading-edge.