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David Orobio de Castro

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Construction, Project Finance and PFI, Real Estate.


David heads Stibbe's Real Estate Practice. He has extensive experience in real estate transactions, project development and project finance (PPP/PFI). He has acted for investors, developers, contractors, financiers and end users in transactions in the Netherlands.




Dutch, English



Within: Construction

The team at Stibbe provides a comprehensive service in respect of major construction projects from the bidding process and financing through to disputes and includes areas such as zoning and environmental issues. The group advises on major transport, industrial, and commercial projects including advising a consortium on the procurement law and contractual issues prior to its winning bid in relation to a major transport infrastructure project; it is also advising a well-known technology company on all aspects of a new data center project. David Orobio de Castro heads the practice; partner Ingmar De Groot led the advice to Holland Casino on the development of a new casino in Amsterdam; senior associates Erik Verweij and Iris Hendriksen are key members of the team.

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Project finance and PFI

Within: Project finance and PFI

David Orobio de Castro and Ingmar De Groot are the senior members of the team at Stibbe and are assisted by Martin In de Braekt who leads the energy and industry group. The team serves international and domestic clients in the banking, infrastructure, public transport, and technology sectors; it is acting for the Connect Rotterdam consortium as lenders' counsel in connection with its bid for the DBFM contract and also advised Syntus and its shareholder Keolis in connection with the tender of the concession and the purchase and financing of 16 trains. This complex matter involved finance structured as an 'off balance' operating lease. The practice also advised on the interest rate swap entered into in connection with the financing.

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Real estate

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David Orobio de Castro - Stibbe

Within: Real estate

Stibbe offers a comprehensive range of expertise in conjunction with its real estate skills including finance, tax, construction, planning, and procurement law. The team continues to assist Aedifica on all its acquisitions of care and nursing homes in the Netherlands and it advised Blackstone on all aspects of the sale of the Sheraton Amsterdam Airport Hotel and Conference Center to InterGlobe. David Orobio de Castro heads the group and counsels David Meijeren and Boris Cammelbeeck are also noted practitioners.

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