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René Rieter

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Corporate and M&A, Real Estate, Telecoms, Energy


René is a partner in the Corporate Practice of Bird & Bird. He leads the Notary department and co-heads the Real Estate Practice in the Netherlands, and is based in The Hague. In the Netherlands, Notarial deeds are compulsory in (i.a.) the transfer of shares and pledge thereof, the incorporation of companies the alteration of their articles of association, the merger and demerger of companies and the transfer and mortgaging of real estate. Having both lawyers and notaries in-house provides clients with an integrated, multidisciplinary team for a coordinate delivery of services. In his corporate practice he advises on corporate matters, corporate finance and commercial transactions. This includes the structuring of partnerships and the formation of companies and other legal entities. Other aspects of his practice include national and international cross border mergers and demergers and advice on joint ventures, takeovers, strategic alliances and complex multi-jurisdictional corporate restructuring projects. René regularly advises on Corporate Governance and the Large Companies Regime ("structuur regime") and also has broad experience in setting up employee participation structures (ESOP's) and tax efficient structures for IP rights. Also being a part of the Real Estate team, René advises clients on acquisition and finance of real estate and has experience in commercial real estate transactions, urban development and re-development and complex real estate structuring. René and his team have a special focus on infrastructural real estate related to the Communications and Energy & Utilities sectors. This includes the registration and transfer of cable networks, and special projects for solar and wind energy.


René joined Bird & Bird in 2008.


Dutch, German and English


René was appointed as a Civil Law Notary ("Notaris") by the Crown in 1995.


Commercial, corporate and M&a

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&a

Bird & Bird LLP partners are 'super hands-on and proactively involve the right specialists within the firm, drafting side documents, and proposing alternative solutions to concerns'. Practice head Pauline Vos 'proposes solutions that always take account of the bigger picture and the deal specifics'. Sophie Dingenen and René Rieter are also noted. Vos and Rieter advised Telindus Netherlands on its acquisition of Umbrio Group, a leading specialist in IT and network operations, monitoring, and analytics. They also advised Riverside Partners, the Boston-based private equity firm, and portfolio company Calero Software on the acquisition of A&B Groep and cMerge IT.

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