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Allen & Overy LLP’s clients include Parcom Capital, Infestos Holding and Bencis Capital Partners. Annelies van der Pauw and Karine Kodde lead the team; the latter worked alongside recently promoted partner Sophie Roozendaal to advise 3i on divesting Element Materials Technology Holding to Bridgepoint. Justin Steer and Jan Louis Burggraaf are also recommended.

Clifford Chance advised CVC Capital Partners on selling Raet to HgCapital and acted for a subsidiary of Gilde Buy Out Partners on its €714m purchase of Koninklijke Ten Cate. Other clients include Arle Capital Partners, Egeria and KKR. Thijs Alexander leads the team, in which Gregory Crookes, Hans Beerlage and Jeroen Thijssen are recommended.

The five-partner department at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek is ‘committed, responsive and high-quality’. Ton Schutte, Reinier Kleipool and Arne Grimme lead the team jointly with the ‘very experienced’ Paul Cronheim and the ‘mature, knowledgeable and commercial’ Klaas de Vries.

Jan-Paul van der Hoek heads Houthoff’s practice; he advised Active Capital Company on its purchase of a majority stake in Amphitec. Michiel Pannekoek and counsel Bram Caudri are ‘great negotiators, and creative in their solutions’.

Loyens & Loeff’s ‘very good’ practice is headed by Herman Kaemingk and Harmen Holtrop, both of whom are recommended by clients. Kaemingk acted for Coolblue on the sale of 20% of its shares to HAL Investments. Other clients include Egeria and KKR.

NautaDutilh’s ‘greatly flexible’ five-partner department is headed by Joost den Engelsman and Gaike Dalenoord. The ‘always available’ den Engelsman provides ‘sensible, commercial advice’; Jeroen Preller is ‘seasoned, quick and practical’. Clients include Carlyle and GIMV.

The team at Stibbe is led by Björn van der Klip, with support from Duco de Boer and London-based partner Hans Witteveen. De Boer advised Egeria on its buyout of Imtech Traffic & Infra from Royal Imtech.

The ‘very responsive, client-oriented’ team at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer counts Blackstone, Bencis Capital Partners, Warburg Pincus and PGGM among its clients. Shawn der Kinderen heads the ‘high-quality’ department, with support from the ‘hardworking’ Alexander Doorman.

Nimbus and Refresco Gerber are among Simmons & Simmons LLP’s clients. Practice head Leo Verhoeff advised Gilde Equity Management Benelux on its sale of Banketgroep to Poult. Managing associate Gijs ter Braak joined from NautaDutilh in March 2016.

AKD advises clients such as BioGeneration Ventures, Inkef Capital, Newion Investments and Value Enhancement Partners. ‘Accessible’ practice head Nathalie van Woerkom assisted De Hoge Dennen Capital with selling Robidus to Avedon Capital.

Managing partner Casper Banz leads the team at Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V., with support from Mohammed Almarini and Kuif Klein Wassink. Clients include Macquarie, Apollo Global Management and Egeria.

Daphne Bens and Casper Hamersma lead the team at DLA Piper. Barbara van Hussen acted for Lone Star Funds on its €3.4bn acquisition of Propertize. Other clients include KKR, H.I.G. Capital and Carlyle.

Corporate boutique De Breij Evers Boon acts for GIMV and O2 Capital Partners. ‘Likeable, strong negotiatorDennis de Breij heads the team, which includes the ‘pragmaticJoris Boon and Laura Overes, who is ‘well prepared and communicative’.

Jones Day’s new practice head Mike Jansen joined from Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V.. Floris Pierik acted for shareholders including GIMV on their sale of GreenPeak Technologies to Qorvo.

Lexence’s ‘very pragmatic’ department is jointly led by Michiel van Schooten and ‘experienced negotiatorLuc Habets. Clients include Avedon Capital Partners and Waterland Private Equity Investments. The ‘hands-onWouter Helder is ‘knowledgeable and very experienced’.

Linklaters’ clients include KKR, HgCapital and recent addition Cerberus Capital Management. Guido Portier advised Rhône Capital on its €470m sale of Eden Springs to Cott Corporation. Jan Willem de Boer leads the team.

Stek’s ‘proactive, pragmatic’ and ‘highly knowledgeable’ team acts for clients such as Baird Capital, Bancroft Private Equity and Bencis Capital Partners. Eelco Bijkerk, Dierik Cras, Maarten van der Graaf and Reijnoud Homveld are the key partners.

The ‘excellent’ seven-partner practice at Van Doorne is headed by Onno Boerstra, who advised Bioderij Group’s shareholders on their sale of the company to Osiris SAS. The ‘commercial, responsive’ Jeroen Sombezki made partner in January 2016.

BarentsKrans’ practice head Harry Rek assisted InnovationQuarter with its investment in Munisense; Michiel Martin advised Fruity Line’s founders on their sale of the company to Gilde Equity Management. Total Specific Solutions and Aegon Investments are also recent clients.

Clients of ‘well-connected’ corporate transactions boutique Ingen Housz include Naspers, Thuja Capital and PPM Oost. ‘Experienced, practical and solution-oriented’ venture capital specialist Matthijs Ingen-Housz leads the team, which includes Patrick Munk.

Roman Tarlavski heads the practice at CMS, which is praised for its ‘shared knowledge and efficiency’. Pieter van Duijvenvoorde and senior associate Herman van Aerts are recommended. Clients include Advent International, Karmijn Capital and Oaktree Capital.

Eversheds Sutherland B.V.’ practice is led by ‘pragmatic, proactive and knowledgeable’ life sciences specialist Tom van Wijngaarden, with support from Rob Faasen, who handles ‘difficult corporate litigation’. Sovereign Capital, Oaktree Capital and Merus are clients.

Norton Rose Fulbright’s department is headed by Saskia Blokland, with support from Ep Hannema, Heimon Smits and banking and finance expert Wouter Hertzberger. Anterra Capital, Appian Capital and GreenWish Capital are new clients.

The ‘no-nonsense’ Pien van Veersen leads Orange Clover Law’s team. The ‘dedicated’ Machiel Galjaart assisted Carlyle Asia Partners with reorganising its investment portfolio and advised Andlinger & Company on its public offer for Crown Van Gelder.

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