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Private equity

Within: Private equity

Norton Rose Fulbright’s department is headed by Saskia Blokland, with support from Ep Hannema, Heimon Smits and banking and finance expert Wouter Hertzberger. Anterra Capital, Appian Capital and GreenWish Capital are new clients.

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Project finance and PFI

Within: Leading individuals

Wouter Hertzberger - Norton Rose Fulbright

Within: Project finance and PFI

Norton Rose Fulbright’s practice head Wouter Hertzberger has ‘a thorough understanding of finance documents’ and is ‘a good person to work with’. The ‘agile, widely knowledgeable’ and ‘flexibleDaphne Broerse is ‘a good listener to clients’ needs’, who ‘thinks critically about all solutions’. Clients include Ballast Nedam, Fluor Infrastructure, Heijmans Capital and Meridiam.

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Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

Wouter Hertzberger and Yke Lennartz lead the team at Norton Rose Fulbright, which includes ‘pragmatic, commercial and hands-on’ banking partner Paul Vine. Clients include ABN AMRO and AIG.

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Within: Transport

Norton Rose Fulbright’s practice head Wouter Hertzberger is strong in ship finance. Tax experts Bart Le Blanc and Remco Smorenburg and asset finance specialist Gijs van Leeuwen are also recommended.

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Netherlands: Banking and finance

Asset finance and structured finance

Within: Asset finance and structured finance

Norton Rose Fulbright has longstanding expertise in the transport sector and regularly handles ship and aviation financing. The department also continued to see an increase in asset-based lending deals involving North American lenders. Wouter Hertzberger is the key figure in the team.

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Lender or arranger side

Within: Lender or arranger side

The ‘very experienced’ team at Norton Rose Fulbrightgoes the extra mile’ for its clients. It has a particularly active practice advising on the financing of transportation assets and projects, with recent highlights including Wouter Hertzberger’s advice to Crédit Agricole and Société Générale on a financing of railway stock. Paul Vine is ‘a very flexible and innovative partner’.

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Netherlands: Industry focus


Within: Energy

Norton Rose Fulbright’s practice head Wouter Hertzberger has ‘a thorough understanding of finance documentation’. He, Daphne Broerse and Jan Jakob Peelen regularly advise high-profile clients. Other experience includes project development, energy supply arrangements and environmental litigation.

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  • New Late Payments Directive

    Despite the implementation of Directive 2000/35/EC on combating late payment in commercial transactions in 2002, the European Commission (the “Commission”) concluded in 2008 that late payments were still widespread in the EU. It also turned out that public authorities in certain Member States were stipulating unjustifiably long contractual payment periods for transactions.
  • Amendment of the Collective Redundancy Notification Act

    On 1 March 2012 the Collective Redundancy Notification Act (Wet Melding Collective Outslug, "WACO") will be amended. What changes does this involve?
  • New Corporate Law Legislation

    In the field of corporate law, there are four (coming) Acts that attract attention, namely the introduction of the tenth book of the Dutch Civil Code, the amendment of the Marital Property Act and, to conclude, the coming entry into effect of the Management and Supervision Act and the Flexibilization of BV Act. Please find below a short explanation of each Act.
  • Shipping & Transport - Netherlands

    Attaching maritime assets in insolvency
    - AKD
  • The employment of foreign workers. What issues do you need to be aware of as an employer?

    The employment of foreign workers regularly raises questions. A brief summary of the most important areas of attention will be dealt with in this article.
    - AKD
  • Non-solicitation agreement violated via LinkedIn

    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.
    - AKD

    Few jurisdictions can boast a foreign direct investment record like the Netherlands. As the world's seventh largest inward receiver of investments, housing approximately 9000 foreign-owned companies, the country's dynamic business environment provides an invaluable insight into macro investment trends.
    - AKD
  • Forming a company in the Netherlands

    The Netherlands and Dutch law The Netherlands is a perfect business location for foreign entrepreneurs (2,000 subsidiaries in Amsterdam, 140,000 jobs). It is the gateway to densely populated Western Europe and has a well-developed logistic and technical infrastructure.
  • Leasing of commercial premises in the Netherlands

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  • Employment of foreign workers in the Netherlands

    The employment of foreign workers in the Netherlands regularly raises questions. What issues do you need to be aware of as an employer? A brief summary of the most important areas of attention will be dealt with in this article.
    - AKD