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Stibbe

BEETHOVENPLEIN 10, 1077 WM AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
Tel:
Work +31 20 546 06 06
Fax:
Fax +31 20 546 0123
Email:
Web:
www.stibbe.com
Amsterdam, Brussels, Dubai, London, Luxembourg, New York

Maarten de Bruin

Tel:
Work +31 20 546 03 80
Email:
Web:
www.stibbe.com/en/people/m/maarten-de-bruin
Stibbe

Work Department

Asset Finance and Structured Finance, Banking and Finance, Project Finance and PFI, Tax.

Position

Maarten is member of the practice groups Tax Law and Finance. His areas of expertise include mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, private equity, fund structuring and (structured) finance and securitisation. Maarten has a special focus on the real estate industry.

Languages

Dutch, English, German, French


Netherlands

Banking and finance: Borrower side

Within: Banking and finance: Borrower side

Stibbe's ‘trustworthy and efficient’ team frequently acts for domestic and global corporate clients on a range of financing mandates. Co-head Maarten de Bruin advised Dossche Mills on the financing of the acquisition of Meneba from Dutch private equity firm Nimbus. Fellow practice head  Rein van Helden is acting for Advent International on the financing of its acquisition of General Electric‘s distributed power business. Recent promotions include Robert Steeg to counsel and Suzanne van Boheemen to senior associate. Joannes de Bont has left for Bond Advocaten.

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Banking and finance: asset finance and structured finance

Within: Banking and finance: asset finance and structured finance

The structured and asset finance team at Stibbe is led by Maarten de Bruin and Rein van Helden. Van Helden has expertise in cross-border leveraged finance transactions, syndicated lending, restructurings and bond transactions. The duo advised Goldman Sachs International and commodities trading firm J. Aron & Company on the asset/commodity finance transaction with Damco Aluminium Delfzijl Coöperatie. Robert Steeg was promoted to counsel and Suzanne van Boheemen was promoted to senior associate. Joannes de Bont departed to Bond Advocaten.

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Banking and finance: lender or arranger side

Within: Banking and finance: lender or arranger side

Stibbe’s group has been particularly active recently in the areas of acquisition finance, corporate lending, real estate finance, structured finance, commodity finance and project finance. Practice co-head Rein van Helden advised BlackRock on providing unitranche financing to Summit Partners pertaining to its acquisition of Normec. Fellow practice head Maarten de Bruin is also noted. Robert Steeg and Suzanne van Boheemen were promoted to counsel and senior associate respectively. Joannes de Bont is now with Bond Advocaten.

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Tax

Within: Tax

Stibbe’s group is a popular choice for corporate clients, particularly private equity houses, on transactional tax matters. In an illustration of its strength in this area, Jeroen Smits advised Bain Capital Private Equity on its acquisition of Consolis. Maarten de Bruin is assisting Carlyle Group with the tax aspects of its $3.2bn acquisition of Atotech from Total, including cross-border issues. Michael Molenaars and Reinout de Boer are other key names. Johan Vrolijk is now counsel.

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