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Luxembourg-based law firm Arendt & Medernachclearly has a very good understanding of Luxembourg law issues, which they explain clearly to both the client and non-Luxembourg-qualified lawyers’. Others praise the practice for ‘taking a very commercial approach to issues and staying on top of the whole process, and its understanding of the wider dynamics and objectives is impressive’. The firm’s representative office advises exclusively on Luxembourg legal, tax and regulatory matters; it assists a large number of clients active in the financial sector, including banks, insurance companies, retail fund managers, private equity and hedge funds, multinational companies, and high-net-worth individuals. Camille Bourke is the resident partner.

The first Dutch law firm to open a London office, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek advises London-based clients wishing to conduct business in the Netherlands; it focuses on banking and finance, capital markets, and corporate and M&A work. Office head Niek Biegman is particularly noted for banking, restructuring, capital markets and hybrid instruments; he advised Fugro on its placement of €190m subordinated convertible bonds.

Houthoff Buruma’s Jessica Terpstra works from both the London and Amsterdam office and is recommended for cross-border project financing and property financing transactions, and financial supervision regulations. Terpstra recently advised Zobele Group on a refinancing-related credit facility. Oscar van Angeren, who divides time between London and Amsterdam, leads the firm’s investment management practice group.

Loyens & Loeff fields practitioners who are specialists in Benelux tax, corporate restructuring and insolvency, investment management, and banking law. The clients of the London office are predominantly UK-based multinational enterprises, banks, private equity, and real estate funds. Vincent Vroom heads the London corporate practice.

Established in 1996, NautaDutilh’s London office assists UK and US law firms, as well as investment banks and other organisations; it advises on the Dutch and Luxembourg legal aspects of debt capital markets, finance and restructuring transactions.

Stibbe provides Dutch corporate, finance, securities and tax advice to multinational corporations, private equity funds, financial institutions and private businesses from across the world. Hans Witteveen is highly rated.

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