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Allen & Overy LLP’s funds team provides ‘good service at a reasonable cost’ and is ‘very well coordinated’. ‘Very helpful’ department head Ellen Cramer-de Jong is ‘pragmatic and always available’; she acted for Arise on the restructuring of its international investment portfolio. Other new clients include 5Square, Aermont and Booking.com. Tax specialist Godfried Kinnegim is ‘excellent’.

PGGM, Waterland, Blue Sky Group and Amvest are among the clients of Clifford Chance’s ‘very knowledgeable’ practice, which is noted for its cross-border capabilities. The team is jointly headed by the ‘extremely smart and creative’ Ate van IJlzinga Veenstra and the ‘hardworking’ Quirine Eenhorst. ‘Client-oriented’ senior counsel Marian Scheele has ‘great regulatory knowledge’.

Reliable, top-quality’ partner Kees Groffen at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek advised Syntrus Achmea Vermogensbeheer and Achmea Beleggingsfondsen Beheer on their merger. Bernard Spoor, pensions specialist René Maatman and ‘swift but thorough’ tax expert Wiebe Dijkstra are also recommended along with Francine Schlingmann, who is ‘very devoted, skilled and knowledgeable’.

Loyens & Loeff excels at the tax aspects of funds work. The six-partner practice is led by the ‘very responsive, knowledgeable’ Marco de Lignie, who acted for Gilde Buy Out Partners on formation of the €1.1bn Gilde Buy-Out Fund V. He and Mark van Dam advised Endeit Capital on establishing the €125m Endeit Fund II.

Stibbe’s ‘top-notch’ practice includes Paul Quist, the ‘technically strongRogier Raas and Jeroen Smits, who together advise Blackstone on all aspects of investment fund structuring. Other clients include APG and Egeria. Michael Molenaars is another key figure.

Corinne Schot heads the team at Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V., which notably includes Kuif Klein Wassink and tax experts Juliana Dantas and Heico Reinoud. Schot has been advising clients such as Bain on Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) matters. Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund is also a client.

CMS’ department is headed by ‘EU regulatory expert’ Reinout Slot, who advised the manager of Investment Funds for Health in Africa on the establishment of IFHA-II. Clair Wermers is ‘very responsive, dedicated and knowledgeable’; Roman Tarlavski and civil law notary Martijn van der Bie are also recommended.

Clients of financial regulatory boutique Finnius include Momentum Capital and Juno Investment Partners. Practice head Rosemarijn Labeur advised Farringdon Capital Management on its establishment of two Luxembourg investment funds and assisted Independent View with obtaining an AIFMD licence.

Counsel Maarten Schellingerhout joined Hogan Lovells International LLP from in-house at PGGM Investments in February 2016; he heads the practice with Victor de Vlaam. De Vlaam advised Threadneedle Asset Management on launching four pledge funds in the real estate sector, together worth €450m.

Houthoff’s practice head Oscar van Angeren is ‘a really good negotiator’, who has ‘good regulatory and business knowledge’. Counsel Daan Horsthuis is ‘thorough, clear and responsive’. Clients include Man Group, CBRE Global Investors and Candriam Asset Management.

Linklaters’ department is led by managing associate Marcel van den Nieuwenhuijzen, who advised various lenders – including Rabobank – on several Norwegian wind farm investments by Blackrock-managed funds. Other clients include Aviva Investors, KKR, Ashmore and Orix.

Larissa Silverentand heads the practice at NautaDutilh, whose longstanding clients include ABN AMRO and Syntrus Achmea; Sonae Sierra and Johnson & Johnson are recent client wins. The ‘very helpful, practical’ Frans van der Eerden provides ‘prompt answers’; he assisted CBRE with the restructuring of its Dutch Retail Fund.

Tax expert Remco Smorenburg heads the team at Norton Rose Fulbright, with support from financial services specialist Floortje Nagelkerke. Clients include Northern Trust Global Services, Lyxor International Management and Morgan Stanley Investment Management.

High-end’ corporate and finance boutique Orange Clover Law provides a ‘very hands-on service’; the ‘outstanding’ Alex Gonzalez heads the ‘very impressive’ practice. Clients include LGIM, Credit Suisse and the New York Stock Exchange. Corporate specialist Machiel Galjaart is also recommended.

Simmons & Simmons LLP’s practice is led by tax specialist René van Eldonk, who advised Redbird Capital Partners on a $400m shipping fund. Rezah Stegeman is also recommended along with counsel Joyce Kerkvliet, who is a financial markets regulatory expert.

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