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    • Menno Baks - Linklaters
    • Esther Griffioen - Clifford Chance
    • Jonathan Heeringa - Allen & Overy LLP

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Allen & Overy LLP’s department is led by securitisation expert Gerard Kastelein and Niels van de Vijver. The latter recently acted for J.P. Morgan Securities on two issuances of senior notes totalling $500m and €1bn, respectively. Other clients include ASR Nederland, RBS and Nationale-Nederlanden Bank.

The ‘top-notch, swift, very professional’ team at Clifford Chance counts ABN AMRO and ING Bank among its clients. Jurgen van der Meer advised the joint lead managers, which included Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs International, on SNS Bank’s €500m issuance. Frank Graaf and the ‘experienced, knowledgeable’ Pieter van Welzen are also names to note.

Jan Marten van Dijk leads De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek’s ‘very responsive, high-quality’ practice, with support from Niek Biegman and Ernest Meyer Swantée. Swantée acted for AkzoNobel on a €500m issuance of notes and advised Shell International Finance on numerous billion-dollar note issuances. Other clients of the team include Nomura Europe Finance, Schlumberger Finance and TenneT Holdings.

Linklaters’ department is headed by Pim Horsten, who advised ING Bank on its €1bn issuance of fixed-rate subordinated notes. He also acted for several dealers – including RBS, Barclays Bank and ABN AMRO – on the update of the global MTN programme of Koninklijke KPN. Clients on the issuer side include Bayer Capital Corporation.

Petra Zijp leads the team at NautaDutilh, with support from Arjan Pors and Walter Schellekens, who divides time between Rotterdam and London. Zijp acted for Airbus on its €1.08bn issuance of zero-coupon exchangeable bonds. Mylan and SNS Bank are also clients.

Loyens & Loeff’s ‘responsive’ practice has ‘deep market knowledge and experience’. It is led by ‘superstar’ Martijn Schoonewille, who advised Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on the update of its global medium term note programme. Other clients include Obvion and Ferrari. Mariëtte van ‘t Westeinde ‘understands clients’ needs’ and is recommended.

Simmons & Simmons LLP’s ‘proactive’ practice is headed by the US-qualified Peter Voorhees, who advised ING Bank on updating its €40bn global debt issuance programme. Marieke Driessen is another name to note along with the ‘brilliant’ Jeroen Bos, who joined from Allen & Overy LLP.

At Stibbe, department head Jaap Willeumier and Rein van Helden acted for British American Tobacco on bond issuances totalling €950m, as well as assisting it with updating its £15bn Euro medium term note (EMTN) programme. Other clients include ASM International, Barclays Bank, BNP Paribas and Goldman Sachs.

The team at Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V. is headed by securitisation specialist Philippe Steffens and derivatives expert Corinne Schot. Steffens advised VW Financial Services on a €1bn ABS transaction. Other clients include ING Bank and Natixis.

Mandeep Lotay and Thijs Flokstra jointly lead the ‘responsive’, ‘on-the-ball’ practice at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Flokstra acted for Enexis Holding on the update of its EMTN programme and subsequent issuances. Other clients include Morgan Stanley and Gas Natural Fenosa.

Hogan Lovells International LLP’s ‘proactive’ department is ‘good value for money’, and provides ‘in-depth, spot-on’ advice. The ‘brilliant’, ‘very practical’ Robert Masman leads the team with Wouter Jongen; Masman advised ING Bank on updating its €10bn soft-bullet covered bonds programme. Rabobank, Petrobras and Société Générale are other representative clients.

Jetty Tukker joined Houthoff’s department in August 2016 from Allen & Overy LLP. The team’s clients include Entertainment One and Petrobras. André de Neve and the ‘quick, practical, reliableJessica Terpstra are particularly active in the space; they spend half their time in London and New York, respectively.


Equity

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Allen & Overy LLP’s team head Tim Stevens recently advised Refresco Gerber on its €1.18bn IPO. Annelies van der Pauw assisted NL Financial Investment and the Dutch state with the IPO of ABN AMRO. Other clients include Deutsche Bank, ING Group and KPN.

Clifford Chance’s ‘very practical’ team ‘makes a great impression’ on clients and gives ‘top-notch, carefully tailored advice’. Hans Beerlage and Thijs Alexander are the key partners; ‘pragmatic, hands-on’ counsel Han Teerink has ‘a rare understanding of the industry’. The practice’s clients include Flow Traders, 3i and NLFI.

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek has a market-leading issuer-side practice. Team head Jan Willem Hoevers acted for ABN AMRO on its €3.8bn IPO – the Netherlands’ largest deal in 2015. He also advised Royal Philips on its €863m IPO. Other clients include Patheon, Altice and Royal BAM Group.

Senior counsel Alexander Harmse heads Linklaters’ department, which counts ABN AMRO, J.P. Morgan and Deutsche Bank among its underwriter clients. Harmse acted for Steinhoff International Holdings on its listings on the Frankfurt and Johannesburg stock exchanges. He also advised the global coordinators, bookrunners and lead managers on the re-IPO of Van Lanschot.

Derk Lemstra heads Stibbe’s ‘calm, understanding and very pragmatic’ team, which has ‘superior expertise’ and ‘a very direct approach’. The ‘highly experienced, very pleasantPieter Schütte advised Intertrust on its €1.5bn IPO. Other issuer-side clients include Basic-Fit and Ballast Nedam; underwriter or arranger clients include ABN AMRO, Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley.

Petra Zijp and Walter Schellekens lead the team at NautaDutilh. Zijp, who is strong in the insurance space, advised Delta Lloyd on its high-profile €650m rights issuance and acted for ASR Nederland on its €1.07bn IPO. Counsels Antonia Netiv and Paul van der Bijl are other names to note.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Dirk-Jan Smit, Jan Willem van der Staay and counsel Hanneke Rothbarth recently assisted NN Group with its listing and disclosure obligations. Other work included advising ar-GEN X on the issuance of shares that were subsequently listed on Euronext Brussels. Other clients include RELX.

Houthoff’s ‘very responsive’ department has ‘good industry knowledge’. ‘Quick, practical, reliable’ practice head Alexander Kaarls advised Piero Ferrari on Ferrari N.V.’s €866m IPO. He also acted for Freescale Semiconductor on the equity aspects of its $40bn merger with NXP Semiconductors. Jetty Tukker joined from Allen & Overy LLP in August 2016.

The ‘fantastic, responsive’ team at Loyens & Loeff is jointly led by Nelleke Krol, Mariëtte van ‘t Westeinde and Peter Corten. Krol recently advised Curetis on its IPO on Euronext Amsterdam, while Corten acted for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on its listings on the New York and Milan stock exchanges.

Esperite and Intertrust are clients of the team at Simmons & Simmons LLP, which is led by counsel Michiel Wurfbain and US-qualified partner Peter Voorhees. Recent work includes advising Kiadis Pharma on its €33m IPO and assisting Eurocommercial Properties with its €165m accelerated equity offering.


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