Georges de Méris new partner at Joanknecht


On 1 May 2018, mr. drs. G.H.C. (Georges) de Méris FCA will be joining Joanknecht as an accountant. Georges covers the Corporate Finance and Forensics & Recovery disciplines, where he is specifically involved in advising medium to large enterprises. We wish Georges a great deal of success and enjoyment in his new role as associated partner at Joanknecht.


As an advisory accountant and lawyer, Georges de Méris (57) has experience of listed, private and public companies, including (family) firms, associations and cooperatives operating nationally and internationally. His expertise relates to supporting and advising medium-sized to large enterprises with regard to acquisitions, restructuring and special investigations. He is easily capable of combining business economic and legal options into the most practical solution for the client. Georges has experience of several sectors: trading companies, construction companies, manufacturers, investment institutions and companies in the financial sector.

His style of service is characterised by close involvement with the client, multidisciplinary collaboration and delivering added value by formulating surprising and practical solutions.

Georges studied business economics and law at the Free University, where he also graduated as a Chartered Accountant (RA). He is also qualified as a Chartered Accountant in London, a lawyer with the Netherlands Bar Associations and a mediator with the Netherlands Federation of Mediators. Previously, Georges was a partner at EY and lawyer at Holla Advocaten. In his free time Georges enjoys travel, running and playing golf. Georges is also a board member of the ’s-Hertogenbosch Rotary Club and Boulevard Theatre Festival.

Corporate Finance and Forensics & Recovery

Every year, Joanknecht is involved in assisting dozens of merger and acquisition transactions. We work for the Executive and Supervisory Boards of (medium to) large enterprises, venture capital companies and public institutions, alternatively acting as advisers to the acquiring and selling parties. We also have experience of establishing investment funds. We operate on the basis of specialist knowledge, extensive experience and an outstanding network.

We are also a strong link between entrepreneurs, lawyers and administrators. We translate legal frameworks into specific situations in your business. In complex legal subjects we distinguish main financial points from minor financial points.

On the basis of this approach we collaborate with multiple disciplines and external experts such as lawyers and technical experts. The aim is to provide fast and effective clarity and to offer options for a transaction or the solution to a problem. We are also happy to elaborate further and implement our recommendations if required.