Freshfields appoints two new partners
With effect from 1 May 2022, Saloua Ouchan and Menno Verboom have been appointed partners at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP.
Both Saloua as well as Menno become a partner within the Freshfields’ Corporate/M&A practice.
Saloua is specialised in M&A, private equity, growth equity, funding rounds, carve-outs and joint ventures. As part of her practice, Saloua has a strong focus on technology and media and has worked on many transactions involving IP, data and content aspects. She also advises a broad range of corporate clients, financial sponsors and pension funds.
Saloua started her career in the judiciary and decided to make the switch to private practice in 2009. As a lawyer, she gained (international) experience in various areas of the corporate law practice and has worked in Singapore for 4 years. As well as being registered as a lawyer in the Netherlands, she is also registered as a solicitor in England.
Menno is an all-round M&A lawyer with a strong focus on private equity. He has experience with a wide range of transactions and investment structures, competitive auction processes and management incentive plans, whereby he advises both Dutch and international clients. As well as being a lawyer, Menno is also an economist, and therefore ideally placed to understand and handle commercial opportunities and risks in transaction negotiations and documentation.
Over the last 5 years, Menno has built his own successful practice as one of the leading partners at the boutique M&A law firm Vriman. For the first 12 years of his career up to 2017, Menno was a lawyer at Freshfields in Amsterdam and in London.
Dirk-Jan Smit, Amsterdam office managing partner:
“We are delighted to add Saloua and Menno to our corporate partner team in Amsterdam.
With her energy, drive, modern leadership qualities and cutting edge legal skills, Saloua is the lawyer of choice for many clients and is an inspiring example for young lawyers.
Menno's return to our office underlines the successful growth of our M&A practice. We know Menno as a strong M&A lawyer and a very collegial team player. He is a true client lawyer, with an impressive track record.
Saloua and Menno will play an important role in the further expansion of our Dutch and international M&A and private equity practice.”
An overview of all partners appointed worldwide at Freshfields can be found here.
About Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP is a global law firm with a long track record of successfully advising leading Dutch and multinational corporations and financial institutions on ground-breaking and business-critical challenges. Our team of more than 2,800 lawyers and notaries delivers global results from our 28 offices worldwide. Our commitment, local and multinational expertise and business know-how means our clients can rely on us when it matters most.