Irene H.Vermeeren-Keijzers


阿姆斯特丹 + 31.20.305.4251

Irene Vermeeren has more than 20 years of experience counselling and representing employers on employment and employee benefits issues, with a strong focus on Dutch and European pension law. Her experience includes involvement in several international pension redesign processes, M&A transactions and benefits harmonization and integration processes, pension disputes, and landmark cases in pension litigation. She has arranged and participated in international compensation benefits projects as well as conducted and advised on several worldwide pension restructurings for multinational clients. Irene has significant experience representing clients in consultation and negotiation procedures with unions and works councils. She also has broad experience on buy-in and buy-out of pension benefits and European pension vehicles (IORPS).

Irene has published widely on matters involving pension law and lectures on ethics and compliance. She is a frequent speaker at international conferences and seminars and lectures at Nyenrode University. She is active in NIMF, IPEBLA, KPS, and the Association of Pension Lawyers. Irene is chair of the Pension Advisory Committee of the Dutch Bar Association and board member of VIIP, a professional network for women in financial (pension) institutions.


  • Scotch & Soda sold to Bluestar AllianceJones Day acted as administrator to Amsterdam-based Dutch fashion brand Scotch & Soda in its sale to Bluestar Alliance, a New York-based brand management company.
  • Eurobio Scientific acquires GenDxJones Day advised Eurobio Scientific SA in the acquisition and financing of the Dutch company Genome Diagnostics BV (GenDx) from its founder and its shareholders for €135 million (net of adjusted cash).
  • Aurelius acquires three European paper mills from Sappi Limited in complex pan-European carve-out transactionJones Day is advising Aurelius in the acquisition of three European paper mills from Sappi Limited.
  • Avient acquires DSM Protective Materials businessJones Day advised Avient Corporation (NYSE: AVNT), a leading provider of specialized and sustainable material solutions, in the $1.485 billion acquisition and financing of Koninklijke DSM N.V.’s protective materials business, a leading specialty engineered materials business built around the invention of Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber.
  • Eastman sells adhesives resins business product lines for $1 billionJones Day advised Eastman Chemical Company in the $1 billion sale of its adhesives resins assets and business to Synthomer plc.
  • Arsenal Capital Partners' portfolio company Fenzi Holdings acquires Advanced Glass Technologies business of Johnson Matthey PLCJones Day represented Arsenal Capital Partners' portfolio company, Fenzi Holdings SPV S.p.A., in the acquisition and financing of the Advanced Glass Technologies business of Johnson Matthey PLC, which manufactures advanced glass enamels, precious metal pastes and conductive inks for use in automotive glass and other industry applications.
  • PTTGC acquires allnex from AdventJones Day advised PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited in the €4 billion acquisition of allnex Holding GmbH from Advent International.
  • Aurelius sells remaining Office Depot Europe business to strategic buyer RAJA GroupJones Day advised AURELIUS Equity Opportunities in the sale of Office Depot Europe, which includes the remaining Viking and Office Depot Europe activities to strategic buyer RAJA Group.
  • Cardinal Health sells its Cordis business to Hellman & Friedman for approximately $1 billionJones Day advised Cardinal Health in connection with the divestiture of its Cordis business to Hellman & Friedman for approximately $1 billion.
  • 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.
  • Solmax acquires TenCate GeosyntheticsJones Day advised Groupe Solmax Inc. (Solmax), the global leader in the production of high-quality polyethylene geomembranes for industrial and environmental applications, and its shareholders (including institutional investors Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec and Fonds de Solidarité FTQ), in connection with Solmax’s acquisition of TenCate Geosynthetics Holding B.V., a global provider of geosynthetics and industrial fabrics, from Dutch conglomerate Koninklijke Ten Cate (Royal Ten Cate, the Netherlands), and advised on the related senior secured financing to support the acquisition.
  • SUEZ sells its SUEZ Recycling & Recovery operations to PreZeroJones Day advised the French listed company SUEZ SA in its largest sale of SUEZ Recycling & Recovery operations - excluding plastic recycling and hazardous waste treatment activities - in four continental Europe countries: the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany, and Poland to PreZero, the environmental division of Schwarz Group.
  • Catawiki raises €150 million investment led by PermiraJones Day advised Catawiki B.V., Europe's leading curated online marketplace for special objects, on a €150 million investment, led by Permira through its Growth Opportunities Fund.
  • Seal for Life acquires CanusaJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners in the acquisition by portfolio company, Seal For Life Industries, of the Canusa-CPS and Dhatec businesses from Shawcor.
  • Careerbuilder sold Textkernel to Main Capital PartnersJones Day advised Careerbuilder, LLC in the sale of AI technology provider Textkernel to Main Capital Partners.
  • OmniMax sells Euramax Coated Products to ParcomJones Day advised OmniMax International, Inc. in the sale of its Euramax Coated Products Business, a provider of aluminum coil coating services to the architectural products, recreational vehicles, and transportation markets, to Parcom Capital.
  • Pandox AB purchases two hotel properties in Hanover and The Hague (Netherlands)Jones Day advised Pandox AB on the €83 million purchase of two hotel properties and the respective hotel operations in Hanover and The Hague (Netherlands) from Grape Hospitality.
  • 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.
  • AURELIUS sells Solidus Solutions for €330 million (US$375.6 million)Jones Day advised AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA on the full shop auction sale of the Solidus Solutions group to funds advised by Centerbridge Partners, L.P.
  • Arsenal Capital Partners acquires Seal for Life Industries from Berry Global Group Inc. for $328 millionJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners on the $328 million acquisition of Seal for Life Industries from Berry Global Group Inc.
  • 著作

    Publications Prior to Jones Day

    November 2015
    Pension and Care & Mortages, Pensioen Pro / Financieel Dagblad

    October 2015
    APF (General Pension Fund), Pensioen Pro / Financieel Dagblad

    June 2015
    The future of pensions, Financial Investigator

    June 2015
    EC's say-on-pay proposal is flawed, International Financial Law Review

    May 2015
    Vision on European pension, Investments & Pensions Europe (IPE)

    June 2014
    Publication book on 'Joint venture & Pension Funds'

    Pension Advisory Committee of Dutch Bar Association

    April 2016
    Publication advice "Pension & Dutch works Council Act"

    September 2015
    Publication advice 'APF & Joint venture'

    March 2015
    Publication advice 'Legislative proposal works council and pension'

    February 2015
    Publication advice 'Collective & Individual transfer of pension rights & benefits'

    January 2015
    Publication advice 'Legislative proposal Communication'

    December 2014
    Publication advice 'Legislative proposal APF'


    • September 28, 2017
      Client Roundtable Series: Litigation, Pensions and Employment. The legal framework and recent developments in directors' liability
    • 18 mai 2017
      Conférence Droit du Travail en Europe - 2017
    • June 30, 2016
      Client Pensions & Benefits Roundtable Series

    Speaking Engagements Prior to Jones Day

    April 2016
    Pension & Compliance, Nyenrode University Pension Executive Program

    February 2016
    Consolidation Dutch Pension Fund, Investments & Pensions Europe (IPE)

    March 2015
    Pension & Compliance, Nyenrode University Pension Executive Program