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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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