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Hogan Lovells International LLP


Netherlands

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

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP’s ‘excellent’ department is headed by Johannes Buntjer; most of its work is multi-jurisdictional. Victor de Vlaam and senior associate Aafke Pronk are ‘practical, helpful and pleasant to work with’; de Vlaam advised Macquarie and GIC on their $1.3bn offer for a 30% stake in Energy Development Corporation. Senior counsel Johan Kleyn joined from Jones Day in September 2017.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 4

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Anita de Jong leads Hogan Lovells International LLP’s practice; experienced in cross-border mandates, she advised Ball Packaging Europe Oss on works council and trade union negotiations in connection with the carve-out of the company’s Dutch production and sales activities. Senior associate Maria Benbrahim is also recommended.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Victor de Vlaam leads the team at Hogan Lovells International LLP; he and senior associate Aafke Pronk are ‘highly competent, practical and pleasant to work with’. De Vlaam advised Hamilton Re on its reinsurance operations in the Netherlands. UnitedHealth is another client.

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP’s ‘outstandingly knowledgeable’ practice is led jointly by Victor de Vlaam and Maarten Schellingerhout, who is UK- and Netherlands-qualified. Both partners acted for Macquarie Infrastructure Management (Asia) on the corporate, fund regulatory and AIFMD compliance aspects of its tender offer for a third of the shares in Energy Development.

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Tax
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP

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Netherlands: Banking and finance

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

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Regarded for its ‘expertise in the industry, response time, dedication and precision’, Hogan Lovells International LLP’s finance and capital markets group often acts for Dutch and international financial institutions and corporate clients on complex structured finance transactions and securitisations. The ‘excellentRobert Masman, who is ‘well-known in the Dutch market’, advised ABN Amro and HSBC as joint lead managers on a €574m securitisation transaction by LeasePlan. Masman also led advice to Volkswagen Financial Services on the Dutch aspects of an update of a €1bn asset-backed securities transaction. Masman leads the group jointly with Wouter Jongen, who is English- and Dutch-qualified.

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Borrower side
Banking and finance: Borrower side - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP’s team is known to ‘deliver seamless service’ across a broad range of financing matters, including corporate lending. ‘Pleasant’ co-head Wouter Jongen is advising Terberg Ros Roca Group on the syndicated financing of its acquisition of Ros Roca Environment, including subsequent corporate restructuring matters. The team is also led by Robert Masman, who specialises in real estate finance transactions.

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

Hogan Lovells International LLP

The team at Hogan Lovells International LLP is jointly led by Wouter Jongen, who has particular expertise in acquisition financing and debt capital market transactions, and Robert Masman, who specialises in asset-backed structured and real estate financing matters. Jongen acted for Goldman Sachs on the refinancing of US private equity firm Paine Schwartz Partners’ acquisition of Suba Seeds Group. Other clients include ING, ABN Amro and Rabobank.

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Netherlands: Capital markets

Debt
Capital markets: Debt - ranked: tier 4

Hogan Lovells International LLP

The ‘dedicated, precise’ team at Hogan Lovells International LLP has cross-border capabilities, and acts mostly for financial institutions. Robert Masman, who is ‘easy to work with’ and has ‘good market understanding’, leads the team jointly with Wouter Jongen; Masman advised ABN Amro and HSBC as joint lead managers on a €574m securitisation by LeasePlan Nederland.

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Netherlands: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP

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Netherlands: Industry focus

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

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Patents and regulatory work are the core pillars of Hogan Lovells International LLP’s department, which counts Zimmer Biomet, Eli Lilly and Sanofi among its clients. Patent expert Bert Oosting heads the team jointly with counsel Hein van den Bos, a regulatory specialist.

Leading individuals

Bert Oosting - Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hein van den Bos - Hogan Lovells International LLP

Next generation lawyers

Ruth Franken - Hogan Lovells International LLP

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IT
Industry focus: IT - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Netflix, Vodafone and Fujitsu Technology Solutions are among the clients of Hogan Lovells International LLP’s ‘quick, pragmatic, deeply knowledgeable’ team. Klaas Bisschop, Anita de Jong and of counsel Marc Wallheimer head the practice; senior associate Joke Bodewits is widely recommended.

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Netherlands: Intellectual property

Patents
Intellectual property: Patents - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP’s ‘outstanding’ department provides ‘well-reasonsed, insightful advice’ and has excellent regulatory capabilities. The ‘extremely knowledgeableBert Oosting and Ruud van der Velden assisted Nikon with bringing 11 separate patent infringement claims against ASML. Of counsel Marc Wallheimer leads the group; Klaas Bisschop is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Bert Oosting - Hogan Lovells International LLP

Next generation lawyers

Ruud van der Velden - Hogan Lovells International LLP

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

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Led by of counsel Marc Wallheimer, Hogan Lovells International LLP’s team counts Ferring, Caterpillar and Dell among its clients. Wallheimer continues to manage Asahi Europe’s Grolsch Benelux trade mark portfolio, and assisted Deutsche Telekom with launching several trade mark opposition proceedings.

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  • Leasing of commercial premises in the Netherlands

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