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Hogan Lovells International LLP


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

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Wouter Jongen and Robert Masman head up the borrower side practice at Hogan Lovells International LLP, which has particular expertise in unitranche debt. The team has worked extensively with private equity client Egeria, including handling the refinancing of three of its portfolio companies; Jongen led the advice. In other work, Masman assisted Struik Foods with arranging its club financing. Senior associate Carola Houpst and associate Siddharth Saxena  joined from NautaDutilh and Allen & Overy's Singapore office respectively.

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Banking and finance: asset finance and structured finance
Banking and finance: asset finance and structured finance - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP‚Äôs ‚Äėextremely knowledgeable‚Äô practice is headed by Robert Masman¬†and¬†Wouter Jongen. The team¬†specialises in structured finance work, including securitisation, covered bonds, trade receivables financing, asset-based finance and real estate finance and finance linked-derivatives. Masman is acting for ABN Amro Bank as issuer on the establishment of its second retained covered bonds programme.

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Banking and finance: lender or arranger side
Banking and finance: lender or arranger side - ranked: tier 4

Hogan Lovells International LLP

At Hogan Lovells International LLP, Wouter Jongen advised Intermediate Capital Group on the refinancing of Bergman Clinics. Jongen jointly heads the practice with Robert Masman, who has notable expertise in real estate and asset-backed structured financing matters. Senior associate Carola Houpst is also noted.

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Capital markets: debt
Capital markets: debt - ranked: tier 4

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP's team, which is a popular choice for financial institutions, is led by Robert Masman¬†and Wouter Jongen. Masman advised ABN Amro as issuer counsel on its ‚ā¨40bn retained covered bonds programme backed by residential mortgage loans. Together with Jongen, he also assisted Petrobras Global Finance, the Dutch financing vehicle of Petr√≥leo Brasileiro, with various multibillion-dollar debt raisings in the debt capital markets.

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Commercial, corporate and M&a
Commercial, corporate and M&a - ranked: tier 4

Hogan Lovells International LLP

The lawyers at Hogan Lovells International LLP are commended for being 'very hands-on and accessible' and for being 'solution finders'. The practice is also highlighted for its 'great international expertise'. Department head Victor de Vlaam and senior counsel Johan Kleyn are noted practitioners. Together with a cross-practice team, Johannes Buntjer, who covers M&A and private equity matters, advised Daimler on the creation of a joint venture with BMW to form innovative future mobility services. In other work, the practice assisted Kuala Lumpur Kepong on the sale of its surfactants business in the  Netherlands to a Swiss-headquartered chemical producer.

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Employment - ranked: tier 4

Hogan Lovells International LLP

As part of an international network, Hogan Lovells International LLP has a focus on cross-border work for international clients which is often connected with M&A and reorganisations. It is advising Astellas regarding the employee consultation process with the works council on the proposed restructuring of some of its businesses which would involve redundancies and transfers of employees to the US and Japan. Anita de Jong is the team head and senior associate Maria Benbrahim is also recommended.

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Industry focus: Information technology
Industry focus: Information technology - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Klaas Bisschop and Marc Wallheimer head up a substantial team at Hogan Lovells International LLP that draws on IP, employment, and corporate expertise in relation to IT mandates and counts Merck, Sensata Technologies, and Uniface among its clients. Counsel Joke Bodewits leads on data privacy and cybersecurity matters and is assisting a number of well-known, international clients on the implementation of GDPR compliance projects. Other current work includes advising on data disclosure orders and data breach response procedures.

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Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences
Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP's life sciences and healthcare regulatory practice works in conjunction with its patent practice, especially in connection with multi-jurisdictional patent litigation. Hein Van den Bos and Bert Oosting head a large group of specialists covering areas including regulatory compliance on drugs, medical devices, veterinary, products and new technologies, as well as clinical trials. Senior associate Ruth Franken is noted for her extensive experience in EU and Dutch regulatory, pricing, and reimbursement matters. The practice advises major European and international clients including Merck Sharp & Dohme, Intervet, and Lilly.

Leading individuals

Bert Oosting - Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hein Van den Bos  - Hogan Lovells International LLP

Next Generation Partners

Ruth Franken - Hogan Lovells International LLP

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Insurance - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Victor de Vlaam and senior associate Aafke Pronk are the main contacts at the Hogan Lovells International LLP team handling work for major insurance and reinsurance clients and which focuses on corporate transactions and regulatory advice. The team advised a life insurance client on a complex, cross-border merger and the regulatory aspects and the transfer of the insurance portfolio. Other clients include Reinsurance Group of America, AXA, and United Health.

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Intellectual property: Patents
Intellectual property: Patents - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Ruud van der Velden heads the team at Hogan Lovells International LLP and together with Bert Oosting and Klaas Bisschop attracts complex patent infringement work in the pharma, chemicals and electronics arenas together with regulatory matters. The team acted for Merck Sharp & Dohme in a landmark case against Teva that went to the Supreme Court and concerned a second medical use patent protecting a combination therapy for the treatment of hepatitis C.

Leading individuals

Bert Oosting  - Hogan Lovells International LLP

Next Generation Partners

Ruud van der Velden - Hogan Lovells International LLP

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Intellectual property: trade marks, copyrights and design rights
Intellectual property: trade marks, copyrights and design rights - ranked: tier 5

Hogan Lovells International LLP

The Hogan Lovells International LLP team is headed by IP litigator Marc Wallheimer who, along with senior associate Win Yan Lam, assists clients including Mars and Pepsi-co with their Benelux trade marks clearances, prosecution, and enforcement issues. The team also acts for Dell on a range of trade mark and domain name matters as well as a dispute with the Dutch state and national collecting society on copyright levies.

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Victor de Vlaam and Maarten Schellingerhout, who is UK- and Netherlands-qualified, lead the team at Hogan Lovells International LLP. The duo are advising Prologis, one of the largest US real estate investment trusts, on its of 91 industrial properties in the US and six European countries.

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    A non-solicitation agreement usually restricts the ability of an employee - after an employment contract has ended - to approach the clients of the former employer. The former employee of a software company recently discovered that the scope of such an agreement can also include contacts made via LinkedIn.
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  • Forming a company in the Netherlands

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  • Leasing of commercial premises in the Netherlands

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