Member Details

  • Netherlands

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  • Mergers & Acquisitions
Oosteinde 27, 1017 WT
Amsterdam Netherlands

Committee Member

Shai is a steering committee member for our M&A Group 2018.

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Shai Kuttner studied law at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and qualified as a lawyer in 1984. He worked as a lawyer in the United States from 1986 to 1991. Shai came to the Netherlands in 1992 and studied European law and tax law at the University of Amsterdam. Shai speaks fluent Hebrew and English, and he is a member of the New York Bar Association and the Israeli Bar Association.

Shai was the founding partner of a midsize international law firm in Amsterdam in 1994. He and a team of his colleagues joined forces with BWK Partners in 2014. Shai is the international practice coordinator at BWK Partners and he is also managing partner of the firm’s branch office in Israel. Shai’s practice mainly concentrates on international structuring, mergers & acquisitions, and related legal matters.

Shai has extensive experience in cross-border mergers & acquisitions as well as finance and  investments transactions. He has close ties with multinational companies in Europe, Israel and the United States and with large private companies and investors operating in a number of sectors including high-tech and medical equipment, energy, manufacturing and real estate.  

Firm Description

BWK Partners is a corporate law firm based  in Amsterdam, that specializes in Dutch and cross-border M&A, finance, investments, cross border trade, (corporate) litigation and employment law. Our specialists combine a high work standard with the personal commitment of a trusted advisor. Ambitious, accessible and a problem solving approach is our culture.

BWK Partners has a solid corporate transactions practice with a strong track record. We assist with mergers, acquisitions, investments, reorganizations and joint ventures of all sizes. We act for international and national companies, management, shareholders, private equity and venture capital investors and for informal investors.

We have broad in-house experience in the different disciplines for due diligence inquiries and the drafting of transaction documents, such as share purchase agreements, asset/liability transaction documents and shareholders’ agreements.

At BWK Partners, we constantly strive for a sustainable  and constructive working relationship with our clients. One that is based on trust and professionalism. Such a relationship can only exist through an intimate understanding of our client’s business. That is why the attorneys at BWK Partners are committed to understanding our clients’ business operations. At BWK Partners, we believe that today’s attorneys must be readily approachable. Our IT-systems enable us to serve our clients everywhere, anytime.

In general, BWK Partners uses several fee structures allowing flexibility, depending on the type of engagement and the client’s preferences. We believe in serving our clients in a cost-efficient manner.