Adam Kiolle


Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish

Adam is an English speaking lawyer practising (international) commercial law in the Netherlands. He is an Australian solicitor (admitted as a lawyer of the Supreme Court of Queensland), who has been practising in the Netherlands since 2016. Adam’s knowledge of both Dutch law and Australian law/common law puts him in a unique position to assist clients with cross-border matters.

Adam heads Blenheim’s international commercial practice.

Areas of practice

Adam advises on, drafts and negotiates international commercial contracts, works on domestic and complex cross-border corporate transactions (advising buyers, sellers and private equity or venture capital investors) and advises on and represents clients in international commercial arbitration.

His specialisations include:

  • Corporate transactions / mergers / acquisitions / joint ventures / partnership agreements / shareholders agreements / investment agreements
  • Commercial contract law / agency agreements / distribution agreements / franchise agreements / licensing agreements
  • International dispute resolution / commercial arbitration / private international law

Adam advises clients on both Dutch law and Australian law.

Memberships / board positions

Adam is a member of:

  • The Queensland Law Society
  • The International Bar Association
  • The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (associate member)
  • The Netherlands Arbitration Association’s young practitioners group NAI Jong Oranje

Adam sits on the board of:

  • The Dutch Association for Distribution, Franchise and Agency Law
  • The Amsterdam American Business Club

Adam is a native English speaker, but is also fluent in Dutch, German and French. Adam also has a working knowledge of Spanish.

Track record

Notable matters include:

  • Assisting a client with the expansion of its Dutch business networking concept to Asia through the establishment and roll-out of a franchising system.
  • Advising on the sale of the foremost online recipes business in Netherlands to Dutch supermarket chain, Jumbo Supermarkten B.V. by means of an asset purchase.
  • Successfully representing a Dutch civil engineering company in a € 20 million Dutch law governed construction dispute under the NAI Arbitration Rules.
  • Advising a foreign investor on the acquisition of a European industrial group with 16 factories based across five European countries and employing 2,800 staff in a Dutch law governed share purchase transaction.
  • Negotiating and establishing a multimillion euro joint venture on behalf of a Dutch medical equipment and infrastructure manufacturer in relation to the EMEA-wide roll-out of its treatment solutions.
  • Advising the selling shareholders on the sale of a Dutch architectural and project management firm to multinational commercial real estate company Cushman & Wakefield.
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