Herman Kaemingk
Partner - Attorney at law

Herman Kaemingk

Herman Kaemingk, attorney at law, is a member of the Corporate/M&A practice group in our Amsterdam office. He focuses on corporate M&A and private equity work and has built significant expertise and reputation in these areas in more than 25 years.

About Herman L. Kaemingk

Herman specializes in counselling clients, and negotiating for them, in mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and other strategic projects. He acts for corporate groups, private equity funds (including buyout, growth, and venture capital funds), family offices, entrepreneurs, management teams and (supervisory) boards. His expertise, experience, track record and reputation in these areas span more than 25 years. Herman values longstanding relationships with clients.

Herman is well known in the industry, and has received many awards, including the award for “Best M&A Lawyer Midmarket” in the Netherlands in each of the years 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Herman has shared his expertise and experience as a speaker and teacher, in particular in post-graduate educational programmes for the NVP (the Dutch private equity and venture capital association) (since 1997), the post-graduate course “M&A: Law Finance Skills” of the VU Law Academy (since 2002) and the Commissarissencyclus (a course for non executive board members) of Nyenrode Business University (since 2008).

In addition, over the years Herman has authored many publications on the areas of his expertise, including for Ondernemingsrecht (the leading law review on corporate law in the Netherlands).

In addition to his practice, since October 2018 Herman also serves as chairman of the board of Loyens & Loeff.

What others say about Herman

Legal 500: "Herman Kaemingk takes a diplomatic/mediator approach rather than a fighting dog approach to have parties reach a reasonable agreement. He is a truly gifted deal lawyer. None better-full stop." (2021)

Chambers Europe & Global: Herman Kaemingk is active on both the buy and sell sides of transactions for insurers, institutional investors and private equity firms. His solution-centred approach is emphasised by clients, one saying: "He is focused on getting the deal done." (2021)

Chambers Global: Herman Kaemingk represents clients in transactions involving both private equity houses and shareholders. He is active in the consumer goods and IT sectors. (2020)

Chamber Global:
"Herman Kaemingk is well reputed for his expertise in private equity, and is lauded as 'a very good name in the market'. He stands out to clients as an adviser who 'is knowledgeable and demonstrates a lot of experience' during transactions." (2019)

Chambers Europe & Global: "Herman Kaemingk represents venture capital investors, private equity firms and financial institutions in M&A and management and leveraged buyouts. He recently assisted Coolblue with the sale of 20% of its share capital to HAL Investments. He is regarded in the market as a leading lawyer in relation to the private equity sector, and described by interviewees as 'a true private equity lawyer' and one of 'the biggest names in the Netherlands' for that branch of work'." (2018)


  • Admitted to the Amsterdam bar as advocaat, since 1993


  • Dutch law, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 1993


  • Kaemingk, H.L. (2020). Hernieuwde aandacht voor private equity. Ondernemingsrecht, 2020/145, afl. 16, 811-812
  • Kaemingk, H.L. (2020). Aandeelhoudersleningen in buy-outs na PCM en Estro: een afweging van voor- en nadelen. Ondernemingsrecht, 2020/150, afl. 16, 849-856
  • Kaemingk, H.L. (2008). Private Equity in/na de kredietcrisis. Ondernemingsrecht, 2008 (108), 374-378.
  • Kaemingk, H.L. (2007). Op weg naar de exit: over desinvestering van private equity. Ondernemingsrecht, 2007 (62), 195-200.
  • Kaemingk, H.L. (2005). Private Equity en haar plaats in het Ondernemingsrecht. Ondernemingsrecht, 2005 (102), 572-580.


  • Dutch
  • English

T: +31 20 578 54 59
M: +316 54 20 32 50
E: [email protected]


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