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Banking and finance: Borrower side
Banking and finance: Borrower side - ranked: tier 4


Heussen has steadily grown its banking and finance practice in recent years advising on numerous cross-border transactions. Led by Martijn Koot, the practice assisted Agnico Eagles Mines Limited, a Canadian-based gold producer, as Dutch legal counsel with a third amendment and restatement of a $1.2bn credit agreement. Senior associate Sandy van der Shcaaf and Tim Schreuders make up the team.

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Commercial, corporate and M&a
Commercial, corporate and M&a - ranked: tier 5


In addition to being 'very responsive, pragmatic, and deal-driven', Heussen is identified as 'a very internationally oriented law firm working to the highest quality standards' and its foreign desks are considered 'a big plus' by clients. 'Energetic dealmaker' Paul Josephus Jitta and Suzanne Beijersbergen are recommended; Tim Schreuders 'is always available and provides great support on transactions', while Stan Robbers is highlighted for his 'successful Chinese practice and excellent network'. The team acted for US-based energy and natural resources private equity firm Denham Capital on the setting up of a partnership with Pembroke Resources through a Dutch company to acquire and develop a portfolio of metallurgical coal assets in the Asia Pacific region.

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Employment - ranked: tier 5


The team at Heussen 'distinguishes itself by the no-nonsense culture with which cases are handled'. The group has international capabilities and a number of foreign desks. Nils E. W. van Dijkman 'gives his full attention, even on short notice, to every problem put before him'. The team acted on behalf of the shareholders of Kijkshop in a dispute related to the dismissal of the managing director which included litigation. Niels van Gelder, who has a focus on Japan-related work, advised Kobelco on the employment issues that arose from a merger.

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