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Jaap Willeumier

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Asset Finance and Structured Finance, Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Project Finance and PFI, Restructuring and Insolvency.


Jaap Willeumier is Head of Stibbe's Banking and Finance Practice. His expertise includes banking, securities, corporate and structured finance, asset finance, securitisation and debt capital markets transactions. In addition, his work encompasses the consolidation of stock exchanges and advising corporates and financial institutions on corporate and debt restructuring and on financial regulatory and securities matters.

Netherlands: Banking and finance

Asset finance and structured finance

Within: Asset finance and structured finance

Stibbe’s practice handles securities, structured finance and asset finance transactions for corporate clients and financial institutions, often with an international element. Headed by Jaap Willeumier, the practice includes Rogier Raas, who regularly assists financial institutions with regulatory and compliance matters.

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Borrower side

Within: Borrower side

The ‘loyal, hands-on’ team at Stibbe often acts for domestic and international corporate clients on acquisition finance, corporate lending and project finance matters. Co-head Maarten de Bruin led advice to Q-Park and KKR on all financing arrangements regarding KKR’s over €2.9bn acquisition of all of Q-Park’s outstanding share capital. Rein van Helden jointly heads the team, which includes Jaap Willeumier and the ‘reliable’, ‘hardworking’ Robert Steeg.

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Lender or arranger side

Within: Lender or arranger side

Stibbe’s ‘flexible’ and ‘responsive’ multi-disciplinary group has experience in handling cross-border financings across a broad range of sectors. Co-head Rein van Helden, Jaap Willeumier and Joannes de Bont led advice to European Investment Bank on a financing package of €350m for Schiphol Airport regarding an expansion. Maarten de Bruin is the practice co-head.

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Netherlands: Capital markets


Within: Debt

Especially active in acting for global corporates on note issuances, Stibbe’s practice also handles debt instrument restructuring. Rein van Helden and Jaap Willeumier assisted British American Tobacco with its approximately $17.2bn bond issuance, while Pieter Schütte advised Steinhoff International on an €800m bond issuance, constituting the company’s debut on the European bond market.

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