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    • 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.

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