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Albert Wiggers

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Partner/Lawyer, Areas of expertise: Corporate law, Transactions, Contracting, Energy law.


Albert specializes in transactions, Dutch corporate law and contracting. Albert has assisted many national and international clients on such matters as setting up business in the Netherlands, acquisitions in the Netherlands, setting up and exiting joint ventures, claims & disputes and general Dutch corporate and contracting law. Albert has particular experience in transactions in the energy & utilities sectors, the waste management sector and the transport sector.


Dutch, English


Nederlandse Vereniging voor Energierecht (NeVER), American Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands.


Albert graduated from law at the Erasmus University Rotterdam in 1995. From 1995-2015, he worked as a corporate and M&A lawyer at Simmons & Simmons, including as partner from 2008-2015. Per 1 March 2015 Albert joined Ploum Lodder Princen as partner. Albert is a member of the Rotterdam Chapter of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands.


Commercial, corporate and M&a

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&a

'Highly skilled, knowledgeable and experienced', Ploum lawyers 'are involved at all levels and available at all times'. The key partners include 'excellent transactional lawyer' Tom Ensink, 'who is noticeably comfortable in complicated cross-border transactions' and 'equally brilliant transactional lawyer'  Stephan Sluijters, who has a focus on the energy, transport, and logistics sectors. Partner and notary Jolande van Loon specialises in real estate-related deals. Senior partner Albert Wiggers 'is a strong negotiator, technically advanced, and incredibly fast'. The team advised BayWa Renewable Energy on the establishment of a joint venture with the shareholders in Groen Leven, through which it will own and operate a significant number of solar projects in the Netherlands.                    

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