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Loyens & Loeff

FRED ROESKESTRAAT 100, 1076 ED AMSTERDAM, PO BOX 71170, 1008 BD AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
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Amsterdam, Arnhem (Oosterbeek), Brussels, Dubai, Hong Kong, London and 7 more

Netherlands

Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Loyens & Loeff

Loyens & Loeff’s practice is headed by Harmen Holtrop, who recently advised Van Oers United on its sale to Agrial. Freek Jonkhart acted for Volkswagen AG and Global Mobility Holding on their disposal of LeasePlan Corporation to a consortium of Dutch and Danish funds.

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 2

Loyens & Loeff

The ‘commercial’, ‘well-connected’ practice at Loyens & Loeff is noted for its industry knowledge and dedication. Department co-heads Bram Linnartz and Timo Huisman ‘provide solid advice and are very responsive’. Clients include OVG Real Estate.

Next generation lawyers

Timo Huisman - Loyens & Loeff

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 2

Loyens & Loeff

The ‘strong antitrust department’ at Loyens & Loeff has ‘a pragmatic and solution-oriented approach’ with a deep pool of highly experienced associates. Maurice Essers and senior associate Robin Struijlaart are recommended along with senior associate Marc Custers, who represented two clients in the Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM)’s investigation into the ready-mix concrete sector.

Next generation lawyers

Marc Wiggers - Loyens & Loeff

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Loyens & Loeff

The ‘experienced, responsive and decisive’ Hermine Voûte leads Loyens & Loeff’s team, which has a broad skillset and includes the recommended Klaas Wiersma. Danieli, Brocacef Group and Aegon are representative clients.

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Environment and planning
Environment and planning - ranked: tier 1

Loyens & Loeff

At Loyens & Loeff, Henk Breeman represented Stable International Development and Kondon Wessels Projecten in proceedings against the zoning plan for their factory outlet development near Zevenaar. The team frequently handles contentious and non-contentious environment and planning work. Remco Bäcker is the other key partner.

Leading individuals

Henk Breeman - Loyens & Loeff

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Fraud and white-collar crime
Fraud and white-collar crime - ranked: tier 2

Loyens & Loeff

Loyens & Loeff continues to see significant growth, most recently with the hire of criminal defence lawyer David Emmelkamp from De Roos & Pen in 2016. Sidney Berendsen leads the team, which includes experienced senior associate Susanne van Breukelen.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 2

Loyens & Loeff

Banking and finance expert Kitty Lieverse heads the department at Loyens & Loeff, in which litigator Mijke Sinninghe Damsté is another name to note. Clients include Aegon.

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 1

Loyens & Loeff

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.

Leading individuals

Marco de Lignie - Loyens & Loeff

Mark van Dam - Loyens & Loeff

Next generation lawyers

Vilmar Feenstra - Loyens & Loeff

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 2

Loyens & Loeff

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.

Leading individuals

Herman Kaemingk - Loyens & Loeff

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 1

Loyens & Loeff

The ‘responsive, commercial’ team at Loyens & Loeff has ‘very reliable industry knowledge’. Wilfred Groen heads the practice; Bram Linnartz is ‘very knowledgeable’. Recently promoted partner Lonne Rooseboom advised Marathon Asset Management on its €380m purchase of the Maxima commercial property portfolio.

Leading individuals

Bram Linnartz - Loyens & Loeff

Wilfred Groen - Loyens & Loeff

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 2

Loyens & Loeff

Loyens & Loeff’s practice co-heads Vincent Vroom and Hendrik van Druten acted as Dutch counsel for Oi on the international €5bn restructuring of its parent company.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Loyens & Loeff

A leading law firm for tax-related issues in the Netherlands’, Loyens & Loeff has a team of specialists equipped to cover all fields, including direct and indirect taxation, transfer pricing, tax accounting, compliance and litigation. Guido Derckx is noted for his ‘excellent technical skills’ and ‘practical advice’. Joost van Helvoirt and Vincent van der Lans were recently promoted to partner in 2016.

Leading individuals

Maarten van der Weijden - Loyens & Loeff

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Transport
Transport - ranked: tier 2

Loyens & Loeff

The ‘practical, client-focused, problem-solving’ team at Loyens & Loeff has ‘a deep knowledge of the transport sector and its international legal context’. EU and competition specialist Maurice Essers heads the practice, with support from ‘smart, highly commercial’ finance expert Gianluca Kreuze.

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Netherlands: Banking and finance

Asset finance and structured finance
Banking and finance: asset finance and structured finance - ranked: tier 2

Loyens & Loeff

Loyens & Loeff’s multidisciplinary teams of finance and real estate experts frequently work together on high-value property finance transactions. RMBS deals are also mainstays for the team, which is led by Mariëtte van ‘t Westeinde; recent highlights include acting as transaction counsel to the vendor, Obvion, in three RMBS transactions. Asset finance expert Gianluca Kreuze is also recommended.

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Borrower side
Banking and finance: borrower side - ranked: tier 2

Loyens & Loeff

Loyens & Loeff provides an ‘excellent level of service’ to its corporate clients in a range of financing transactions, with recent mandates including acquisition finance, real estate finance and refinancings. A multidisciplinary team that included Sietske van ‘t Hooft advised Patrizia Immobilien on the financing of its purchase of two real estate portfolios.

Next generation lawyers

Kim Koops - Loyens & Loeff

Sabine Schoute - Loyens & Loeff

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Lender or arranger side
Banking and finance: lender or arranger side - ranked: tier 3

Loyens & Loeff

The ‘hands-on and solution-oriented’ banking group at Loyens & Loeff regularly acts for financial institutions and, in 2016, a team led by Sietske van ‘t Hooft advised JPMorgan Chase as arranger of an asset-based lending facility for GoPro. Kitty Lieverse heads the practice, which includes the ‘extremely knowledgeable’ and ‘deal-driven’ Gianluca Kreuze.

Next generation lawyers

Kim Koops - Loyens & Loeff

Sabine Schoute - Loyens & Loeff

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Regulatory
Banking and finance: regulatory - ranked: tier 2

Loyens & Loeff

A broad range of banks, investment funds, pension funds and insurance companies turn to the experienced regulatory department at Loyens & Loeff. The well-regarded Kitty Lieverse heads the department, which includes recommended of counsel Bart Joosen and ‘a strong team of junior associates’, as well as the ‘excellent’ Martijn Schoonewille, who made partner in 2017.

Leading individuals

Kitty Lieverse - Loyens & Loeff

Next generation lawyers

Martijn Schoonewille - Loyens & Loeff

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Netherlands: Capital markets

Debt
Capital markets: debt - ranked: tier 2

Loyens & Loeff

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.

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Equity
Capital markets: equity - ranked: tier 3

Loyens & Loeff

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.

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Netherlands: Dispute resolution

Arbitration
Dispute resolution: arbitration - ranked: tier 3

Loyens & Loeff

Loyens & Loeff maintains a busy arbitration practice, handling a range of ICC and NAI proceedings for Dutch and multinational clients. Tom Claassens and practice head Jeroen van den Brande are recommended.

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Commercial litigation
Dispute resolution: commercial litigation - ranked: tier 2

Loyens & Loeff

The ‘helpful, responsive and knowledgeable’ team at Loyens & Loeff is active in the field of litigation, with recent cases spanning fraud, contract and competition litigation and disputes arising in the context of bankruptcy and liquidation. Corporate and securities litigation specialist Mijke Sinninghe Damsteì made partner in 2016. Tom Claassens and Sidney Berendsen receive strong praise.

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Mediation
Dispute resolution: mediation - ranked: tier 1

Loyens & Loeff

The mediation and ADR department at Loyens & Loeff consists of numerous mediators across its offices. Amsterdam-based Jurgen Kuiper is the key contact.

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Netherlands: Industry focus

Energy
Industry focus: energy - ranked: tier 2

Loyens & Loeff

Loyens & Loeff’s clients include ConocoPhillips and Eneco. Max Oosterhuis, Waldo Kapoen and senior associate Roland de Vlam head the four-partner team.

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Food and beverages
Industry focus: food and beverages - ranked: tier 1

Loyens & Loeff

The ‘very responsive, client-focused’ team at Loyens & Loeff provides ‘top-class know-how and skill, and a good balance of business and legal advice’. Recent work includes assisting dairy producer Hoogwegt Groep with financing, handling corporate work for G. Kramer & Zonen and Intersnack Group, and representing Dawn Foods and Sligro Food Group in contentious matters. Remco Bäcker and tax adviser Joost van Helvoirt head the group.

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Healthcare and life sciences
Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 1

Loyens & Loeff

Nelleke Krol is the life sciences partner to contact at Loyens & Loeff; Tom van Helmond heads the healthcare side. The team is active in numerous areas, including litigation, competition and M&A. Clients include Pfizer and VGZ.

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IT
Industry focus: IT - ranked: tier 3

Loyens & Loeff

Loyens & Loeff’s practice head Serge Zwanen recently advised Jaguar Land Rover on the data protection aspects of intelligent cars. Other clients include Acer and Arthrex.

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Retail
Industry focus: retail - ranked: tier 1

Loyens & Loeff

Loyens & Loeff’s department ‘provides pragmatic solutions, mitigates risks and thinks outside of the box’. Real estate specialist Bram Linnartz heads the practice and recently acted for Union Investment Real Estate on its €118m purchase of De Klanderij shopping centre in Enschede; Sofidy is another real estate client. Herman Kaemingk advised Coolblue on selling 20% of its shares to HAL Investments.

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Telecoms
Industry focus: telecoms - ranked: tier 3

Loyens & Loeff

Tata Communications and Jaguar Land Rover are among clients of Loyens & Loeff’s ‘very knowledgeable’ team. Serge Zwanen heads the practice, with support from Kim Lucassen.

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