Tele2 Netherlands’s merging with T-Mobile Netherlands


Clifford Chance advised Tele2 on its agreement with Deutsche Telekom to combine Tele2 Netherlands and T-Mobile Netherlands.

Tele2 will hold a 25% share in the combined company and receive a cash payment of EUR 190 million upon closing.

Based on current numbers, the company will have around 5 million mobile pre- and post-paid customers, combined revenues of around EUR 2 billion.

The establishment of the combined company is subject to regulatory approval by the relevant competition authorities. The transaction is therefore expected to close in the second half of 2018.

The Clifford Chance team in Amsterdam was led by Joachim Fleury (picture) and Line Poliquin and furthermore consisted of Quirine van Maanen, Evert van der Kaa, Sebastiaan Witkam, Sophie Herweijer, Celine Vermeulen and Bart van Hattum, complemented by a combined Amsterdam/London antitrust team headed by Jenine Hulsmann and furthermore consisting of Frans Muller and Jurre Jurriens (Amsterdam), as well as Elie Yoo, Laila Wood, Brian Quinn (London), the IP/regulatory team consisting of Alvin Khodabaks, Jaap Tempelman, Andrei Mikes and Sanne Blankestijn, the employment team consisting of Floris van de Bult, Wijnanda Rutten and Willemijn de Wit, in addition to Liesbeth Buiter and Kiki Molewijk-Grooss for real estate, Michiel Sunderman and Pascal Borsjé for tax, Folko de Vries for finance and Serkan Özel for notarial advice.

Involved fees earner: Joachim Fleury – Clifford Chance; Line Poliquin – Clifford Chance; Quirine van Maanen – Clifford Chance; Evert van der Kaa – Clifford Chance; Sophie Herweijer – Clifford Chance; Sebastiaan Witkam – Clifford Chance; Celine Vermeulen – Clifford Chance; Bart van Hattum – Clifford Chance; Serkan Özel – Clifford Chance; Jenine Hulsmann – Clifford Chance; Frans Muller – Clifford Chance; Jurre Jurriens – Clifford Chance; Elie Yoo – Clifford Chance; Laila Wood – Clifford Chance; Brian Quinn – Clifford Chance; Alvin Khodabaks – Clifford Chance; Jaap Tempelman – Clifford Chance; Andrei Mikes – Clifford Chance; Sanne Blankestijn – Clifford Chance; Floris van de Bult – Clifford Chance; Wijnanda Rutten – Clifford Chance; Willemijn de Wit – Clifford Chance; Liesbeth Buiter – Clifford Chance; Kiki Molewijk-Grooss – Clifford Chance; Michiel Sunderman – Clifford Chance; Pascal Borsjé – Clifford Chance; Folko de Vries – Clifford Chance;

Law Firms: Clifford Chance;

Clients: Tele2;

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