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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 7


The eight-partner team at HVG Law LLP is based across Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Eindhoven; the latter office is particularly active in technology, agribusiness and food M&A. Sijmen de Lange and Rutger Lambriex head the M&A and commercial groups respectively; de Lange advised Schouten Zekerheid Holding on its purchase of Boelaars & Lambert.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 4


As part of EY’s integrated multi-disciplinary platform, HVG Law LLP’s practice has notable expertise handling cross-border contentious and non-contentious matters for foreign clients. It is led by Misha Lutje Beerenbroek and includes state aid expert Steven Verschuur.

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Employment - ranked: tier 5


With offices in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Eindhoven, Utrecht and The Hague, HVG Law LLP’s practice is frequently active in collective bargaining agreements, outsourcings, restructurings and executive dismissals. Department head Joost van Ladesteijn advised Infosys on its employee compliance framework, and assisted ITW with cross-border restructurings. Executive directors Nicky ten Bokum and Huub van Osch are also recommended.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 4


HVG Law LLP’s department is especially strong in court-appointed administrations. Jan Padberg and Johan Westerhof, based in Amsterdam and Utrecht respectively, head the practice; Padberg and Robin de Wit acted as the administrators of BAS Group.

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