Martijn Schoonewille, Capital Markets partner: "Our Capital Markets practice has been growing very quickly as evidenced by our recent assistance on the listings of Universal Music Group, Wallbox and Procaps Group, but also on multiple bonds issuances like those of Mondelez and Stellantis and various SPAC and DE-SPAC transactions. We are delighted to have these two very talented legal minds join our multi-jurisdictional capital markets team, taking it to an even higher level.”

“Noémi Gémesi will form a fantastic combination in Luxembourg in the field of Capital Markets with Ana Andreiana. For the Netherlands, Menno Baks will become instrumental in our capital markets efforts. Both are a very welcome addition to our multi-disciplinary team which covers tax and legal. As a firm, we are always looking for people who want to grow with us, and both Menno as well as Noémi fit in perfectly with that objective. Our warmest congratulations to both on their appointment as counsel,” commented Michel van Agt, Capital Markets partner.

Noémi Gémesi completed her education at the University of Eötvös Lorand (Hungary) and Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas (France). She was admitted to the Luxembourg Bar in 2014 and was previously at Arendt & Medernach SA in Luxembourg, where she was involved in setting up the first Luxembourg SPAC, establishment of debt issuance programme and standalone debt issuances, initial public offerings and takeovers securities offerings.

Menno Baks completed his education at the Utrecht University in 2009 and was admitted to the Dutch Bar in 2010. In 2009, he joined Linklaters where he was promoted to Counsel in 2021. Menno has advised both issuers and banks on various equity(-linked) and debt capital markets transactions and has been consistently recognised as a “rising star” in the Dutch market for the last few years. His recent experience includes advising the underwriters on various SPACs and regular IPOs.

Each of them has extensive experience in both debt and equity(-linked) capital markets, including IPOs, SPACs, placements and buybacks of debt and equity securities, consent solicitations and exchange offers.

Both Noémi and Menno will join an already strong and dedicated capital markets teams, both in the Netherlands and Luxembourg including partners Martijn Schoonewille, Michel van Agt, Frederic Franckx, Guy Palmaers, Willem Bon, Marcel Buur, Louis Lutz and associates Bastiaan Kemp, Eline Viersen, Rik Walschot, Ingrid Hijdra, Philippe Hezer, Bart Wingen, Anne Remmers, Marjolein Rekelhof, Ana Andreiana, Sixtine Auguet, Richard Steichen, Ignacio Jimenez Guardiola and Aline Nunes.