Karine specialises in corporate law with a strong focus on private equity. Karine represents a number of private equity providers on a regular basis, such as 3i, EQT, Advent and NPM. Karine was voted best M&A lawyer of the Netherlands 2008. Before becoming a partner at Allen & Overy, she spent one year at Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett in New York.
The 2014 edition of Chambers Global describes Karine as follows: “Karine Kodde is highly respected for her private equity expertise, and is described by a client as “very experienced and talented. Her key strength is her ability to deal with very difficult negotiations in a friendly manner – she keeps cool and focuses on getting the deal done.”
The 2014 edition of Chambers Europe ranks Karine a star individual for private equity and describes her as follows: “Karine Kodde is described as “the best” when it comes to her expertise and experience in private equity deals. Clients sum Kodde up as “a skilled legal expert, a good negotiator and hands-on to work with.
Private Equity Law Practice:
With the increasing sophistication and complexity of private equity transactions, the role of specialist advisers has become increasingly important in this field.
Allen & Overy is a market leader in the private equity sector, with extensive experience advising private equity investors, arranging banks, management teams and investee companies on the full cycle of private equity matters. We regularly advise a number of the leading private equity houses in the world.
Our comprehensive approach to private equity has seen us work on everything from structured acquisitions and financings and some of the largest cross-border buy-outs seen in the market, to the provision of venture capital to start-up businesses. The combination of our multi-jurisdictional corporate, leveraged finance, high yield, securitisation and investment funds expertise and full range of complimentary practices such as tax, employment and benefits and real estate makes us stand out in the market.
This offering is truly global. Our spread of offices covers each of the key financial markets across the world, enabling us to work on private equity transactions and give specialist advice to clients wherever and whenever it is required. As such, our Private Equity group exhibits the market knowledge, timeliness and efficiency we as a firm take pride in.
Allen & Overy:
We’ll do that by staying one step ahead and by constantly challenging ourselves to bring new and original ways of thinking to the most complex legal challenges our clients face.
Over the past year we have worked with some of the world’s most sophisticated businesses on market-leading transactions that have changed their industries. This includes, advising on the largest oil refinery project in Vietnam (Nghi Son) and the joint venture between H.C. Starck and Vietnam’s largest private sector company, Masan Group; the ground-breaking creation of Abu Dhabi’s first Financial Free Zone, the Abu Dhabi Global Market; and representing Novartis in its successful patent battle with MedImmune over Novartis’s blockbuster drug Lucentis – to name just a few achievements.
We are able to build on the foundations of our long heritage to attract the most talented people and develop the high-performance culture necessary to innovate and change the face of business.
Our commitment to help our clients deliver their global strategies has seen us build a truly global network now spanning 46 offices in 32 countries. We have also developed strong ties with relationship law firms in more than 100 countries where we do not have a presence.
This network has allowed us to become one of the largest and most connected law firms in our peer group with a global reach and local depth that is simply unrivalled.