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NautaDutilh

BEETHOVENSTRAAT 400, 1082 PR AMSTERDAM, PO BOX 7113, 1007 JC AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
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Netherlands

Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

NautaDutilh

The ‘outstanding’, ‘extremely knowledgeable’ Petra Zijp leads NautaDutilh’s department. Zijp and Christiaan de Brauw assisted Mylan with its inversion and IPO, giving it a $23.3bn market cap, as well as with a secondary public offering of shares worth $2.3bn.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

NautaDutilh

Sector specialisms for the highly regarded team at NautaDutilh include life sciences and financial services. Highlights in 2015 included advising Kite Pharma on its acquisition of T-Cell Factory, and FedEx on its takeover of TNT Express. Jeroen Preller is recommended. Christiaan de Brauw left the firm in January 2016.

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 1

NautaDutilh

NautaDutilh has been advising Ballast Nedam and BNG on the Hartvan Zuid project, a large integrated development in Rotterdam. The team also advised John Sisk & Sons on the expansion of Johnson & Johnson’s Leiden facility. David van Dijk heads up the team, which is ‘excellent in all areas’. David van Ee is highly recommended for his ‘strong knowledge of the sector’ and ‘ability to communicate’.

Leading individuals

David van Ee - NautaDutilh

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 2

NautaDutilh

With resources in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Brussels and Luxemburg, NautaDutilh is instructed by local and international clients in a broad range of competition matters. Practice head Herman Speyart is currently advising a private equity firm on administrative relief following a fine by the Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) concerning the flour cartel. Bart Gerretsen is active in cartel damages litigation.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

NautaDutilh

NautaDutilh’s ‘always accessible’ team is led by Homme ten Have, who acted for Nationale Spoorwegen on the high-profile dismissal of its CEO. The practice’s recently acquired clients include Shell and Morrison & Foerster. Warner Roeters van Lennep and senior associate Gijs van Nes are recommended.

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Environment and planning
Environment and planning - ranked: tier 1

NautaDutilh

Anne-Marie Klijn and Norbert de Munnik head the department at NautaDutilh and are advising the municipality of Amsterdam on the €4bn Zuidas Project, which includes a 2.5km² mixed-use development. The team’s other clients include OVG, Delta and McArthurGlen.

Leading individuals

Anne-Marie Klijn - NautaDutilh

Norbert de Munnik - NautaDutilh

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Fraud and white-collar crime
Fraud and white-collar crime - ranked: tier 1

NautaDutilh

NautaDutilh maintains strong relationships with leading financial institutions and audit firms in the Netherlands, which continue to instruct it in internal investigations. Joost Italianer and Rob van der Hoeven are highly recommended. Marike Bakker, who joined from Ploum Lodder Princen, is considered an ‘absolutely safe pair of hands’. She acts for individuals and companies, with a particular focus on the energy, infrastructure and financial services sectors.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 1

NautaDutilh

NautaDutilh’s department is led by Stijn Franken, who is commended for his ‘knowledge of the industry and of how insurers think’. He defended Eli Lilly on a product liability claim brought by a patient experiencing unintended side effects from an Eli Lilly product.

Leading individuals

Stijn Franken - NautaDutilh

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

NautaDutilh

NautaDutilh’s practice is headed up by Anne Marie Verschuur, who defended Global Bio-Chem Technology Group Company against claims of patent infringement brought by Ajinomoto. Nestlé, Tesla Motors and ASOS are among the practice’s recently acquired clients.

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 1

NautaDutilh

The ‘fast’, ‘reliable’ practice at NautaDutilh is led by ‘great communicator’ Larissa Silverentand, who advised Dutch Mortgage Funding Company on establishing a platform for institutional investors to invest directly in Dutch residential mortgage loans. Other clients include CBRE Global Investors and ABN Amro. The ‘incredibly knowledgeable’, ‘down-to-earth’ Frans van der Eerden is recommended.

Leading individuals

Larissa Silverentand - NautaDutilh

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 3

NautaDutilh

NautaDutilh provides advice across the whole range of issues affecting the industry, including tax and fund management matters. Joost den Engelsman advised Vista Equity Partners on its acquisition of TIBCO Software, while Lieke van der Velden acted for Chenavari Investment Managers on its acquisition of LaSer Nederland; both led cross-departmental teams.

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Project finance and PFI
Project finance and PFI - ranked: tier 2

NautaDutilh

Erik Geerling leads NautaDutilh’s ‘proactive’ practice, which is praised for its ‘elegant solutions to complex problems’. David van Ee, who is praised for his ‘business acumen’, ‘clear communication’ and ‘drive to support his clients’, advised Ballast Nedam and BNG on the Hart van Zuid project. Meridiam and Allianz Global Investors are among the team’s new clients.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

NautaDutilh

The ‘charming’ and ‘creative’ David van Dijk, who is praised for his accessibility, heads up NautaDutilh’s ‘very dedicated’ practice, which counts Woonstad, Q-Park Group and W.P. Carey among its clients. Anne-Marie Klijn joined from Boekel.

Leading individuals

David van Dijk - NautaDutilh

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 1

NautaDutilh

The ‘strategic’, ‘exceptional’ Robert van Galen leads the team at NautaDutilh, and is praised for his sense of humour and skilled litigation. Clients include OSX and Yukos. The ‘thorough’ Barbara Rumora-Scheltema is recommended.

Leading individuals

Robert van Galen - NautaDutilh

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

NautaDutilh

The ‘strong team’ at NautaDutilh is particularly active in corporate and securitisation transactions, where it assists financial institutions as well as Dutch and multinational companies. Frederike Manzoni-van de Kuilen is the key contact for VAT and customs queries, and Leon Wijsman maintains an active tax litigation practice. Nico Blom is recommended.

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Transport
Transport - ranked: tier 3

NautaDutilh

NautaDutilh’s practice, headed by Erik Geerling, counts ABN Amro, ING, Rabobank and Jumbo among its client roster; it often acts as lender’s counsel. Geerling advised on two shipping finance restructurings, one of which was valued at €500m. Arjan Pors is recommended.

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Netherlands: Banking and finance

Asset finance and structured finance
Banking and finance: asset finance and structured finance - ranked: tier 1

NautaDutilh

Noted for its ‘good mix of business savviness and legal robustness’, the ten-lawyer team at NautaDutilh is a key player in both asset finance and securitisation. Highlights included Michaëla Ulrici’s advice to Dynamic Credit Partners on a new Dutch mortgage loan product, and Arjan Scheltema’s advice to NIBC Bank on its swapless €730m securitisation transaction. Other recent work includes advising clients on the acquisition and transfer of asset portfolios. Senior associate Marijke Kuilman is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Michaëla Ulrici - NautaDutilh

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Commercial lending
Banking and finance: commercial lending - ranked: tier 2

NautaDutilh

NautaDutilh has a strong offering across the full remit of banking and finance matters, with particular expertise in financial markets regulation, where Larissa Silverentand is a leading name. It continued to be instructed in high-profile deals, including acting for the lenders on the financing of the merger between D.E Master Blenders 1753 and Mondelēz’s coffee unit; David Viëtor led the team. Arjan Pors continued to advise Damen Shipyards on its €1.37bn refinancing, working alongside New York-based Elizabeth van Schilfgaarde.

Leading individuals

Walter Schellekens - NautaDutilh

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Netherlands: Dispute resolution

Arbitration
Dispute resolution: arbitration - ranked: tier 2

NautaDutilh

NautaDutilh’s Gerard Meijer is highly regarded for his arbitration expertise, and is also ‘one of the best authorities on enforcement in the Netherlands’. He is regularly instructed by domestic and international companies and leading foreign law firms in high-value proceedings. Toon van Mierlo is the key contact for construction arbitration.

Leading individuals

Gerard Meijer - NautaDutilh

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Commercial litigation
Dispute resolution: commercial litigation - ranked: tier 1

NautaDutilh

NautaDutilh has longstanding expertise in dispute resolution, where it is recognised for its litigation, arbitration and mediation practices. Paul Olden is a key contact for corporate litigation; he and Supreme Court litigator Freerk Vermeulen are currently representing Delta in proceedings against a former joint venture partner. Daan Lunsingh Scheurleer heads the financial litigation department and is regularly instructed by Dutch and international financial institutions.

Leading individuals

Bart Gerretsen - NautaDutilh

Paul Olden - NautaDutilh

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Mediation
Dispute resolution: mediation - ranked: tier 1

NautaDutilh

NautaDutilhpays special attention to the trend of ADR in corporate litigation’. Paul Olden and Geert Raaijmakers are recommended.

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Netherlands: Industry focus

Energy
Industry focus: energy - ranked: tier 1

NautaDutilh

NautaDutilh’s department is headed by Harm Kerstholt and Jaap Jan Trommel; they are recommended for their ‘huge experience’ and ‘fully up-to-date’ knowledge. The team advised Delta on the sale of all Windpark Kreekraksluis’ shares to TINC and DG Infra Yield. Other clients include ENGIE and Chevron.

Leading individuals

Harm Kerstholt - NautaDutilh

Jaap Jan Trommel - NautaDutilh

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

NautaDutilh

NautaDutilh’s Stijn Franken, ‘one of the leading lawyers in product liability law’, advised HDI-Gerling Verzekeringen on the insurance coverage regarding a silent recall of untested meat; the total insured sum was €5m. Joost den Engelsman acted for Pamplona Capital Management on its €315m purchase of Partner in Pet Food, one of Europe’s leading pet food producers. Norbert de Munnik heads up the practice.

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Healthcare and life sciences
Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 2

NautaDutilh

NautaDutilh’s team is led by Christiaan de Brauw, who advised Mylan on its voluntary public offer for Perrigo Company. Anne Marie Verschuur is recommended; Wijnand Bossenbroek is ‘intelligent and very pleasant’.

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IT
Industry focus: IT - ranked: tier 3

NautaDutilh

NautaDutilh’s department is headed up by Tycho de Graaf. Paul Waszink assisted Achmea with the large-scale revision of its privacy policy. Other clients include Groupon, Infor and Mediq. Piet Sippens Groenewegen is recommended.

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Media and entertainment
Industry focus: media and entertainment - ranked: tier 1

NautaDutilh

NautaDutilh’s team is led by Piet Sippens Groenewegen, with support from Paul Waszink and Anne Marie Verschuur. The team acted for Ziggo in a landmark case against BREIN Foundation; the latter unsuccessfully demanded that Ziggo block its subscribers’ access to The Pirate Bay.

Leading individuals

Piet Sippens Groenewegen - NautaDutilh

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Retail
Industry focus: retail - ranked: tier 2

NautaDutilh

The ‘excellent’ Jeroen Preller of NautaDutilh advised Mediq Concern on the sale of Mediq Apotheken Nederland to Brocacef Groep. Elke Janssens acted for FNG Group on the acquisition of several of Dutch Coltex Retail Group’s brands. Other clients include Burberry, Aprisco, Giorgio Armani and L’Oréal. Jaap Stoop leads the practice.

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Telecoms
Industry focus: telecoms - ranked: tier 2

NautaDutilh

Piet Sippens Groenewegen heads up NautaDutilh’s department. Alongside Paul Waszink, he is representing Vodafone Libertel in 68 appeals against the state regarding the 2012 multiband frequency auction; €1.35bn is at stake. Ziggo, Sungevity and Yext are also among the team’s clients.

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