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Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Luxembourg, New York, Rotterdam


The firm

NautaDutilh is an international law firm practising Dutch, Belgian, Luxembourg and Dutch-Caribbean law. The firm was founded in 1724 and is one of the largest in the Benelux region, with offices in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Brussels and Luxembourg as well as in London and New York.

NautaDutilh places particular emphasis on combining expertise in those practice areas which are relevant to clients’ business with an understanding of the underlying industries, and their strategic and economic drivers. This approach defines NautaDutilh’s organisation with its dedicated teams for particular sectors, including financial institutions, real estate, investment funds, private equity, life sciences, healthcare and energy and utilities. These teams are all multidisciplinary, combining deep sector knowledge with the highest level of legal expertise.

While its practice is anchored in the jurisdictions of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, NautaDutilh works with a substantial number of clients involved in cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions and proceedings. The firm works on a non-exclusive basis with leading law firms throughout the world.

Areas of practice

NautaDutilh is characterised by its significant banking and finance, corporate and M&A, and dispute resolution capabilities, strengthened by extensive other practice areas including competition, employment and pensions, insurance, taxation, real estate and infrastructure.

Banking and finance: NautaDutilh fields the largest acquisition finance, structured finance and general bank lending team in the Benelux region, advising on complex, one-off financing arrangements as well as on mainstream financing arrangements, both on behalf of issuers and debtors. In addition, NautaDutilh advises on derivatives, financial services and regulatory matters to almost every major domestic or international bank, financial institution and regulatory body with interests in the Benelux region.

Capital markets: the capital markets team advises on a range of equity offerings including IPOs, secondary offerings and rights issues. Their debt capital markets expertise includes MTN and commercial paper programmes, notes issues, repackagings and the emerging markets segment of the Eurobond market. Securitisations are an additional focus area within NautaDutilh both for the domestic market and for pan-European transactions, with particular expertise in relation to RMBS and covered bond programmes.

Corporate and M&A: NautaDutilh has a significant public M&A capability having advised on almost all transactions involving competing public offers for companies listed in the Netherlands. The team also advises on the buying and selling of domestic and international private companies and businesses. A specific area of expertise is supporting private equity transactions. The corporate team also provides a broad range of advice on corporate and commercial matters with particular emphasis on corporate governance, reorganisations and international joint ventures.

Dispute resolution: NautaDutilh handles a broad range of litigation and arbitration relating to securities, transactions, insolvency and restructuring, officers’ and directors’ liability, insurance, IP, employment, regulatory, fiscal and administrative law related issues and commercial cases. This focus enables the firm to maintain the only true stand-alone arbitration team in the Benelux market. The firm is a leading player in class actions, having acted in the ground-breaking Converium case.

Intellectual property: NautaDutilh specialises in patent and trade mark litigation, but also enjoys considerable expertise in the areas of copyright, designs, and neighbouring and database rights, as well as advertising and domain name disputes.

Restructuring and insolvency: the team advises on financial restructurings as well as on insolvency related litigation and specialises in cross-border cases or cases with an international component. 80% of its cases are carried out in cooperation with foreign law firms.


  • Contact
  • Dirk Van Gerven (managing partner)
  • Other offices
  • Amsterdam
  • London
  • Luxembourg
  • New York
  • Rotterdam
  • Number of lawyers: 433
  • at this office: 65
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • Dutch

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