Alexander Kaarls has a corporate practice, with particular emphasis on equity capital markets and (public and private) M&A work. In addition, he regularly advises on corporate governance, joint venture, securities regulatory compliance and general cross-border matters. OverFusies (the predominant Dutch M&A website and database) listed Alexander as the leading M&A lawyer in the Netherlands in terms of deal value for 2006 and 2010, and as one of the top three M&A lawyers in the Netherlands in terms of deal value in 2008 and 2012. Alexander graduated from Leiden University Law School in 1993 and was admitted to the bar in the Netherlands in 1993 and in California in 2002. He joined Houthoff Buruma in 2004, after practising for 10 years in the London, Brussels and Palo Alto (California) offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.