Marieke Pols

Marieke Pols

Corporate Law

Partner | Attorney-at-law

Marieke Pols is an attorney-at-law specializing in corporate law. She leads a team within the corporate law department, advising on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), financing rounds, employee participation programs, and issues related to investments and governance. Her practice is focused on innovative companies and investors active in the transition towards renewable energy and sustainable infrastructure. She regularly advises spin-offs from technical universities and research institutions on obtaining private or public funding.

She contributed to the Legal Innovation for Sustainable Investments (LISI) initiative as a co-creator of LISI’s template term sheet for impact investments. She also regularly advises companies on diverse aspects of Steward Ownership.

Marieke received her master’s degrees in civil law and corporate law, both with honors, from Leiden University. Her career commenced in 2016 at NautaDutilh, focusing on corporate M&A and venture capital. She completed an M&A specialization course at the VU Law Academy and received an award for Best Young M&A Lawyer at the annual M&A Awards of the renowned M&A Community Alex van Groningen. Clients described her in the Legal500 as “highly qualified, efficient, and proactive, having an eye for details as well as for the big picture.”

Marieke’s work includes:

  • Counseling a renewable energy giant on its acquisition of a major refinery.
  • Facilitating a biotech spinout in securing funding from a premier venture capital firm.
  • Assisting a next-generation battery technology company in securing crucial funding.
  • Supporting a purpose-driven tech company propelling energy system transformation in securing crucial funding.
  • Guiding a key player in Artificial Intelligence image processing throughout its acquisition by a private equity firm.
  • Advising a leading online marketplace for pre-owned fashion on its acquisition of a significant competitor.
  • Guiding a pioneer in genomics data analysis and storage solutions throughout its acquisition by a global leader in genomics.
  • Advising a leading investment firm focused on innovative technologies on its acquisition of a developer of ultrasound technology.
  • Advising a global leader in medical technology on its acquisition of an innovator specializing in bioprocess equipment.
  • Guiding a Delft-based pioneer in structural health monitoring technology in securing equity funding.
  • Assisting an analytics startup specializing in business intelligence solutions in spinning out and securing funding.
Practice areas:
Marieke has registered corporate law as her legal practice area in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister), which requires one to obtain ten training credits annually in the registered legal practice area, in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.

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