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NautaDutilh

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

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

NautaDutilh

NautaDutilh is commended for its cross-border capabilities, including its ‘very helpful’ New York office. Lieke van der Velden acted for NLFI on one of the largest domestic deals of the year: the Dutch state’s €895m sale of Propertize to Lone Star and JPMorgan Chase. Teska van Vuren heads the department.

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 2

NautaDutilh

David van Dijk leads the team at NautaDutilh, which acted for the lender, BNG, on the financing of the Hart van Zuid development in Rotterdam. David van Ee provides ‘excellent service and invaluable advice around the clock’.

Leading individuals

David van Ee - NautaDutilh

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 2

NautaDutilh

Herman Speyart oversees the sizeable competition practice at NautaDutilh, which has resources in several cities across Europe and is especially strong in regulated sectors. It continued to receive instructions from its well-established clients and also picked up several new clients such as GE and Wolters Kluwer.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

NautaDutilh

FedEx and Delta Energy are among the clients of NautaDutilh’s ‘communicative, knowledgeable and no-nonsense’ full-service department, which is headed by Homme ten Have. Warner Roeters van Lennep is ‘very articulate and focused’.

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Environment and planning
Environment and planning - ranked: tier 1

NautaDutilh

Anne-Marie Klijn at NautaDutilh assisted the municipality of Amsterdam with the environmental, planning and zoning aspects of the €4bn development of the Zuidas area. Other clients include OVG Real Estate, Decathlon and WWF. The ‘punctual, creative’ team is headed by ‘proactive expert’ Norbert de Munnik.

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 has the size and resources to put together multidisciplinary teams to handle complex investigations spanning fraud, bribery, tax, customs and competition issues. It is particularly active in the financial services space. Rob van der Hoeven and Marike Bakker are recommended.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 1

NautaDutilh

The team at NautaDutilh recently acted for insurers including ASR Nederland, Achmea, SNS and Aegon in mass proceedings relating to mis-sold unit-linked life insurance products. Stijn Franken leads the group, with support from ‘sharp analyst’ Sjoerd Meijer.

Leading individuals

Stijn Franken - NautaDutilh

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

NautaDutilh

NautaDutilh’s clients include Medac, PK Benelux, and, on the soft IP side, Lacoste. ‘Excellent’ litigator Anne Marie Verschuur and counsel Charles Gielen are recommended.

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 2

NautaDutilh

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.

Leading individuals

Larissa Silverentand - NautaDutilh

Next generation lawyers

Frans van der Eerden - NautaDutilh

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 2

NautaDutilh

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.

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

NautaDutilh

Erik Geerling heads the ‘friendly, knowledgeable’ team at NautaDutilh, which is ‘good value for money’. The ‘communicative and convincing’ David van Ee is ‘a good listener’; ‘very pleasant, analytical and pragmatic’ associate partner Jaco Belder is also a team player. Clients include BNG, EBRD and European Investment Bank.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

NautaDutilh

The ‘impressive’ team at NautaDutilh is headed by David van Dijk, who is ‘one of the country’s best for real estate transactions’. David van Ee and counsel Marianne Evers are recommended.

Leading individuals

David van Dijk - NautaDutilh

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 1

NautaDutilh

ABN AMRO, Rabobank, Propertize and Spicers Australia are among the clients of NautaDutilh’s ‘knowledgeable’ team, which is led by Robert van Galen. Litigator and arbitrator Barbara Rumora-Scheltema has ‘a sound commercial approach to complex matters’.

Leading individuals

Robert van Galen - NautaDutilh

Next generation lawyers

Barbara Rumora-Scheltema - NautaDutilh

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

NautaDutilh

Taxation constitutes a key focus area at NautaDutilh, which advises on Benelux law in regional transactions. Chris Warner handles tax issues in the context of M&A and IPOs, and Nico Blom has an active practice advising on the tax aspects of a range of financing transactions. Tax litigator Léon Wijsman is another name to note.

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Transport
Transport - ranked: tier 2

NautaDutilh

Noted for its excellent notarial team, NautaDutilh’s ‘well-prepared, organised and focused’ department is strong in shipbuilding, ship financing and maritime asset transactions. Erik Geerling heads the practice; senior associate Jesler Hartman Kok 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

The securitisation team at NautaDutilh is led by Arjan Scheltema and has had a hand in several of the most significant and innovative RMBS transactions in the market. It also has experience in asset portfolio acquisitions and transfers. Michaëla Ulrici attracts strong praise.

Leading individuals

Michaëla Ulrici - NautaDutilh

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

NautaDutilh

David Viёtor heads the ‘fantastic’ team at NautaDutilh, which gives ‘practical and to-the-point advice’ and has ‘deep familiarity with products across banking and acquisition financing’. The multi-office practice includes Arjan Pors in London and Rotterdam-based Walter Schellekens.

Leading individuals

Walter Schellekens - NautaDutilh

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Lender or arranger side
Banking and finance: lender or arranger side - ranked: tier 2

NautaDutilh

The ‘highly professional’ banking department at NautaDutilh has a longstanding reputation in the market and can leverage its offices in London and New York on cross-border transactions. Jaco Belder recently advised ING and ABN AMRO on a €240m senior secured term loan facility for Merin. David Viëtor heads the ‘reliable and efficent’ team, which includes the ‘very responsive, flexible and focused’ Arjan Pors.

Leading individuals

Walter Schellekens - NautaDutilh

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Regulatory
Banking and finance: regulatory - ranked: tier 1

NautaDutilh

The success of NautaDutilh’s busy bank regulatory practice is thanks in large part to highly regarded practice head Larissa Silverentand, who has devoted several years to the financial regulatory field, both in practice and academia. The team is a popular choice among major Dutch and international financial institutions, many of which it is currently advising on the implementation of MiFID II. Recently promoted partner Frans van der Eerden is praised as showing ‘flexibility’ and ‘an open mind’.

Leading individuals

Larissa Silverentand - NautaDutilh

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Netherlands: Capital markets

Debt
Capital markets: debt - ranked: tier 1

NautaDutilh

Petra Zijp leads the team at NautaDutilh, with support from Arjan Pors and Walter Schellekens, who divides time between Rotterdam and London. Zijp acted for Airbus on its €1.08bn issuance of zero-coupon exchangeable bonds. Mylan and SNS Bank are also clients.

Leading individuals

Petra Zijp - NautaDutilh

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Equity
Capital markets: equity - ranked: tier 2

NautaDutilh

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.

Leading individuals

Petra Zijp - NautaDutilh

Next generation lawyers

Paul van der Bijl - NautaDutilh

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Netherlands: Dispute resolution

Arbitration
Dispute resolution: arbitration - ranked: tier 1

NautaDutilh

One of the few top players in arbitration in the Netherlands’, NautaDutilh is held in high regard, thanks in part to the reputation of practice head Gerard Meijer, who has ‘enormous knowledge of, and great experience in, international arbitration’. Counsel Bastiaan Assink is another key member of the team, and is ‘quickly making his mark in the arbitration market’.

Leading individuals

Gerard Meijer - NautaDutilh

Next generation lawyers

Bastiaan Assink - NautaDutilh

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

NautaDutilh

NautaDutilh expanded its litigation, arbitration, fraud and white-collar criminal defence capabilities with several new hires and also promoted securities litigation expert Allart Haasjes to partner in 2016. He is currently working alongside Daan Lunsingh Scheurleer and Frank van der Leeuw to defend three major banks in litigation concerning interest rate derivative agreements. Paul Olden heads the department.

Leading individuals

Paul Olden - NautaDutilh

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Mediation
Dispute resolution: mediation - ranked: tier 1

NautaDutilh

Paul Olden and Geert Raaijmakers lead the well-established mediation practice at NautaDutilh; aside from acting as counsel in mediation procedures, they are also CEDR accredited mediators.

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Netherlands: Industry focus

Energy
Industry focus: energy - ranked: tier 1

NautaDutilh

NautaDutilh’s practice is jointly led by Harm Kerstholt, who advised energy supplier and digital service provider Delta on the unbundling of its network and commercial businesses, and Jaap Jan Trommel, who assisted Carlyle with its investment in Mazarine Energy.

Leading individuals

Harm Kerstholt - NautaDutilh

Jaap Jan Trommel - NautaDutilh

Next generation lawyers

Lisa Schoenmakers - NautaDutilh

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

NautaDutilh

Nestlé, Unilever and Danone are among the clients of NautaDutilh’s practice, which is led by public law specialist Norbert de Munnik. Petra Zijp advised Coca-Cola Enterprises on the €14.9bn merger to create Coca-Cola European Partners, as well as the new entity’s €16.5bn IPO. Associate Silvia Gawronski is ‘insightful and efficient’.

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

NautaDutilh

NautaDutilh’s practice is led by ‘communicative’ corporate partner Ruud Smits and IP specialist Anne Marie Verschuur. Smits advised Acerta Pharma on AstraZeneca’s €4bn purchase of a 55% stake in Acerta Pharma – the largest-ever Dutch pharmaceuticals deal.

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IT
Industry focus: IT - ranked: tier 3

NautaDutilh

NautaDutilh represented Ziggo in a case against Brein Foundation regarding the client’s subscribers having access to The Pirate Bay. Piet Sippens Groenewegen and Tycho de Graaf head the practice.

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Media and entertainment
Industry focus: media and entertainment - ranked: tier 2

NautaDutilh

Piet Sippens Groenewegen leads the team at NautaDutilh, with support from IP specialist Anne Marie Verschuur and corporate partner Geert Raaijmakers. Clients include Ziggo, Indeed and Vodafone.

Leading individuals

Piet Sippens Groenewegen - NautaDutilh

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Retail
Industry focus: retail - ranked: tier 1

NautaDutilh

Jaap Stoop and the ‘seasoned, practical’ Jeroen Preller lead the team at NautaDutilh, which mainly handles corporate work. The practice advised The Carlyle Group on its buyout of Hunkemöller from PAI Partners and assisted HAL Investments with its purchase of a 20% stake in Coolblue. Anne-Marie Klijn acted for Decathlon and VolkerWessels Vastgoed on a contentious zoning matter. Other clients of the practice include HEMA and MediaMarkt-Saturn.

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Telecoms
Industry focus: telecoms - ranked: tier 2

NautaDutilh

NautaDutilh’s practice advised flagship client Vodafone on a joint venture between Vodafone Libertel and Liberty Global; it also represented the same client in various unrelated appeal proceedings. Piet Sippens Groenewegen heads the department.

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