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Stibbe

BEETHOVENPLEIN 10, 1077 WM AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
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Netherlands

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

Stibbe

Stibbe’s ‘excellent’ practice is led by Allard Metzelaar, who advised Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division on the buyout of Vurense Snack Industrie and Continental Bakeries from NPM Capital. Corporate clients include Sonova, Qorvo and Panasonic Healthcare. Duco de Boer and Björn van der Klip are recommended.

Leading individuals

Allard Metzelaar - Stibbe

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 1

Stibbe

The team at Stibbe is led by David Orobio de Castro, who acted for Ballast Nedam on the design and construction of the €250m Butendiek offshore wind farm in the North Sea. Ingmar de Groot is also recommended.

Leading individuals
Next generation lawyers

Ingmar de Groot - Stibbe

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 1

Stibbe

An ‘excellent firm’ at the ‘top of the Dutch market’, Stibbe is equally experienced in merger control and behavioural work. Among the many matters keeping the team busy in 2016 was its representation of a financial institution in a state aid case before the Court of Justice of the European Union. The ‘very experiencedRein Wesselingthinks beyond the legal question alone’, Jeroen Kortmann is ‘a brilliant litigator’, and Christof Swaaknever loses sight of the commercial angle’.

Leading individuals

Christof Swaak - Stibbe

Rein Wesseling - Stibbe

Next generation lawyers

Floris ten Have - Stibbe

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Stibbe

Stibbe’s team gives ‘high-quality, creative’ advice. ‘Calm, confident and very analytical’ practice head Jaap van Slooten represented KLM in litigation against FNV regarding a collective labour agreement. Other strengths include collective dismissals, works council matters and remuneration regulation, the latter specialism being an area of expertise for Astrid Helstone.

Leading individuals

Jaap van Slooten - Stibbe

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Environment and planning
Environment and planning - ranked: tier 1

Stibbe

Aaldert ten Veen and public law specialist Jan Reinier van Angeren head the practice at Stibbe, which counts Ahold and DSM among its clients. Ten Veen assisted Windpark Krammer and Windpark Wieringermeer with obtaining permits for wind farm construction. Anna Collignon made partner in January 2017.

Leading individuals

Aaldert ten Veen - Stibbe

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

Stibbe

The corporate criminal law department at Stibbe is led by Daan Doorenbos, a ‘well-reputed attorney, especially recommended in the field of financial crime, front running and insider trading’. Muriël Rosing is also singled out for praise. Clients span several industries, including financial services, telecoms and transport.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 5

Stibbe

Judica Krikke and senior associate Janna van Olst jointly lead Stibbe’s team, which mainly handles standalone soft IP matters and transaction-related IP. Clients include Mars Nederland and AMPAS.

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 1

Stibbe

Stibbe’s ‘top-notch’ practice includes Paul Quist, the ‘technically strongRogier Raas and Jeroen Smits, who together advise Blackstone on all aspects of investment fund structuring. Other clients include APG and Egeria. Michael Molenaars is another key figure.

Next generation lawyers

Suzanne Kröner-Rosmalen - Stibbe

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 2

Stibbe

The team at Stibbe is led by Björn van der Klip, with support from Duco de Boer and London-based partner Hans Witteveen. De Boer advised Egeria on its buyout of Imtech Traffic & Infra from Royal Imtech.

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

Stibbe

VolkerWessels and Ballast Nedam are clients of Stibbe’s ‘very efficient, business-focused’ and ‘always available’ team. David Orobio de Castro, who has ‘significant knowledge and broad experience’, heads the practice alongside Ingmar de Groot, who advised 3i, Heijmans and Fluor on the DBFM aspects of the A27/A1 motorway project.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

Stibbe

Knowledgeable, fun to work with and available when necessary’, Stibbe’s broad practice counts DBRS and Accor among its clients. David Orobio de Castro and Maarten de Bruin lead the team.

Leading individuals
Next generation lawyers

Boris Cammelbeeck - Stibbe

David Meijeren - Stibbe

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 1

Stibbe

Toni van Hees heads Stibbe’s department, which was appointed as bankruptcy trustee of Unlimited Sports Group and Valbonne Real Estate 2. ‘Excellent’ commercial litigator Tim de Greve is ‘a real pitbull’; fellow litigator Job van Hooff is ‘pragmatic and hands-on’.

Leading individuals

Toni van Hees - Stibbe

Next generation lawyers

Job van Hooff - Stibbe

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Stibbe

The ‘very responsive’ tax specialists at Stibbe are ‘well versed in complex issues relating to multi-jurisdictional structuring and Dutch tax practice and procedure’. The team attracts a steady flow of mandates involving M&A, finance and real estate. Maarten de Bruin and Michael Molenaars are recommended.

Next generation lawyers

Johan Vrolijk - Stibbe

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Netherlands: Banking and finance

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

Stibbe

Stibbe’s clients include domestic and international financial institutions and corporates, which turn to it in a range of asset finance and securitisation transactions in the Benelux region. Jaap Willeumier heads the department; Rogier Raas is recommended.

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

Stibbe

Stibbe advises its corporate clients on high-value financing matters and recently picked up several new mandates in the healthcare and real estate sectors. A team which included Jaap Willeumier advised Intertrust on its €515m and $100 term and revolving facilities agreement in the context of its IPO. Maarten de Bruin is also recommended and Rein van Helden made partner in 2016.

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

Stibbe

Jaap Willeumier heads the ‘very efficient’ and ‘professional’ team at Stibbe, in which recently promoted partner Rein van Helden advised Deutsche Bank on the debt financing provided to Cision for its acquisition of PR Newswire.

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Regulatory
Banking and finance: regulatory - ranked: tier 2

Stibbe

Very knowledgeable and clear in its advice and expertise’, the team at Stibbe handles a range of advisory and transaction-related regulatory work and enforcement. Practice head Rogier Raas is ‘an excellent lawyer, litigator and adviser’. He is currently representing a European insurance company in regulatory litigation against the Dutch Central Bank.

Leading individuals

Rogier Raas - Stibbe

Next generation lawyers

Roderik Vrolijk - Stibbe

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Netherlands: Capital markets

Debt
Capital markets: debt - ranked: tier 2

Stibbe

At Stibbe, department head Jaap Willeumier and Rein van Helden acted for British American Tobacco on bond issuances totalling €950m, as well as assisting it with updating its £15bn Euro medium term note (EMTN) programme. Other clients include ASM International, Barclays Bank, BNP Paribas and Goldman Sachs.

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Equity
Capital markets: equity - ranked: tier 1

Stibbe

Derk Lemstra heads Stibbe’s ‘calm, understanding and very pragmatic’ team, which has ‘superior expertise’ and ‘a very direct approach’. The ‘highly experienced, very pleasantPieter Schütte advised Intertrust on its €1.5bn IPO. Other issuer-side clients include Basic-Fit and Ballast Nedam; underwriter or arranger clients include ABN AMRO, Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley.

Leading individuals

Derk Lemstra - Stibbe

Pieter Schütte - Stibbe

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Netherlands: Dispute resolution

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

Stibbe

Stibbe’s litigation team ‘conveys and instils confidence’; it has strong experience in domestic and cross-border disputes, as well as a notable track record in antitrust damages litigation. Recent cases include Jeroen Kortmann leading representation of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Martinair in a follow-on cartel damages case. Tim de Greve represented a major bank in multiple cases surrounding the alleged mis-selling of interest rate swaps. Matthijs Kuijpers is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Fons Leijten - Stibbe

Next generation lawyers

Simon Boersen - Stibbe

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Netherlands: Industry focus

Energy
Industry focus: energy - ranked: tier 2

Stibbe

Stibbe’s department acts for clients such as Air Liquide, Chevron and Engie. Martin In de Braekt heads the team, which includes ‘good negotiatorKirsten Berger.

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

Stibbe

Stibbe excels at IT-related apects of healthcare; clients include VUmc and Erasmus MC. Judica Krikke heads the team, which also handled competition and M&A work for Mylan and Sonova, respectively.

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IT
Industry focus: IT - ranked: tier 2

Stibbe

Stibbe’s department head Judica Krikke acts for Erasmus MC and the Dutch government. The team advises on cloud services, licensing disputes and outsourcing, among other things.

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

Stibbe

Stibbe’s practice head Judica Krikke assisted Omroep MAX with initiating widespread objections to the Media Act, leading to the Act being modified by ministers. Other clients include Vigour.

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Telecoms
Industry focus: telecoms - ranked: tier 3

Stibbe

Stibbe’s department head Judica Krikke advised Vigour.io on contract negotiations with Viacom. The team also advises BT, Ziggo, Vodafone and new client Omroep MAX.

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