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E.D. Smit (Eelko)

Civil law notary


  • Post-graduate specialist programme: corporate transactions, Grotius Academy, 2005
  • Notarial and Dutch law, Leiden University, 1992

Professional experience

  • De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek 1992-1994
  • Hoevenaars Van Velzen Van 't Hoff notarissen 1995-1999
  • Buren advocaten notarissen belastingadviseurs 2000-2014

Specialises in:

International corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, reorganisations, financing and refinancing, advising management and directors and major shareholders, business successions, management buyouts, corporate finance, joint ventures and (employee) participations.

Eelko’s area of expertise further extends to (corporate governance in) the healthcare industry and providing advice to franchise organisations.

Eelko’s board positions include:

  • Chair of the working party on corporate law of Network of Civil Law Notaries
  • Lecturer of corporate law at Stichting Beroepsopleiding Notariaat

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F. Ouahoud (Farah)

Candidate notary


  • Notarial law, Leiden University, 2016

Professional experience

  • Lexence N.V. (Professional Support Lawyer)

Specialises in

Advising on and implementing restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, incorporations, amendments of articles of association, liquidations and emissions, for Dutch and international companies and (non) profit organisations.