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.
Prior to joining Jones Day in 2018, 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.
PETRONAS Chemicals to acquire Da Vinci
Jones Day is advising PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG) in its acquisition of a 100 percent stake in Da Vinci Group BV from its shareholders including funds managed by Bencis Capital Partner for €163 million (US$182.2 million).
Garmin® acquires Tacx, the leading manufacturer of indoor bike trainers
Jones Day advised Garmin Ltd. in its acquisition of the Tacx group, a Dutch family business that designs and manufactures high end indoor bike trainers, tools and accessories, as well as indoor training software and applications.
Euricom acquires 100 percent of Marbour Group's European dry rice division
Jones Day advised Euricom S.p.A. on the acquisition of the private label dry rice business of Marbour Foods S.A.S. located in Italy, Poland, and the Netherlands.
- Utrecht University (LL.M. 1991)
Recommended for M&A and private equity, Legal 500 EMEA
Nominated by clients/peers for Best M&A Lawyer Award 2015 (M&A Community)
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," Chambers Europe
- Dutch and English