Ton Schutte is a transactional lawyer with extensive experience in negotiating, structuring, and closing cross-border transactions for Dutch and global corporate and financial clients. He has a proven track record in public M&A, cross-border M&A, and corporate advisory services.
Ton assisted Petronas, a Malaysian oil company, in the acquisition of the Dutch specialty chemicals company Da Vinci from Bencis and advised Garmin on the acquisition of the Dutch-based indoor sports company Tacx. He also advised FrieslandCampina in forming its joint venture with United Dairymen of Arizona (UDA) to produce lactoferrin, a multifunctional protein. Recently, Ton led a team assisting JBS S.A. in the €341 million acquisition of Vivera, a Dutch manufacturer of plant-based meats.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Ton worked in the Amsterdam and New York offices of an international law firm. During this time he advised: Avast on the $1.3 billion acquisition of AVG Technologies; FrieslandCampina on the joint venture with Engro Foods, Pakistan; NXP on the $2.75 billion divestment of its standard product business; KBL European Private Bankers on the acquisition of Bank Insinger de Beaufort; Royal Ten Cate on the €675 million recommended cash offer by a consortium led by Gilde Buy Out Partners; AkzoNobel on the joint venture agreements with ICL for the production of salt and white potash in Spain; and Heineken on the €114 million acquisition of a majority stake in Slovenian brewer Pivovarna Laško.
Ton has been recognized as a market leader by numerous legal publications, including described as "a responsive lawyer with good support team" and "pleasant to work with" by the IFLR1000.
"A very skilled lawyer who approaches the case calmly and clearly."Chambers Europe
- Utrecht University (LL.M. 1991)
Recommended for M&A and private equity, Legal 500 EMEA
Clients say he is "very valuable in the structuring of the transactions and in final negotiations," recognized as a "household name in M&A," "smart and intelligent," Chambers Global
Described as "smart, fun to work with" and praised for his "understanding of our business dynamics" and for his level-headed style, Chambers Europe
- Dutch and English