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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.


  • JBS acquires ViveraJones Day advised Brazilian JBS S.A., the world's largest protein company and second-largest food producer, in its acquisition of Vivera, Europe’s third-largest manufacturer of plant-based food, for an enterprise value of €341 million.
  • Careerbuilder sold Textkernel to Main Capital PartnersJones Day advised Careerbuilder, LLC in the sale of AI technology provider Textkernel to Main Capital Partners.
  • FrieslandCampina partners with United Dairymen of Arizona in dairy ingredientsJones Day advised FrieslandCampina in forming a joint venture with United Dairymen of Arizona to bring lactoferrin to the market.
  • PETRONAS Chemicals acquires Da Vinci Group B.V. for €163 millionJones Day advised PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG) in its acquisition of a 100% stake in Da Vinci Group B.V. from its shareholders including funds managed by Bencis Capital Partners for €163 million.
  • Goldman Sachs acquires portfolio of secured and unsecured financial leasing originated by ING BankJones Day represented Goldman Sachs International in connection with the acquisition of a portfolio of secured and unsecured financial leasing originated by ING Bank N.V.
  • Garmin® acquires Tacx, the leading manufacturer of indoor bike trainersJones 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% of Marbour Group's European dry rice divisionJones 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.