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Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V.


Netherlands

Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V.

Henk Arnold Sijnja leads the ‘very good, friendly’ team at Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V., for which recent clients include Daimler, Medtronic and Macquarie. Personnel changes saw senior associate Jason van de Pol hired from Loyens & Loeff, with Mike Jansen moving to Jones Day and Sophie Dingenen joining Bird & Bird LLP.

Next generation lawyers

Mohammed Almarini - Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 4

Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V.

Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V. maintains a focus on international trade and customs, where Jasper Helder is a key figure. The ‘reliable, knowledgeable and professionalChristiaan van der Meer was promoted to counsel in 2016; his practice spans the full range of contentious and non-contentious competition matters.

Next generation lawyers

Christiaan van der Meer - Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V.

The ‘remarkable’, sizeable full-service team at Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V. acts for clients such as Equinix and the works council of Propertize. ‘Very well-connected, creative and to-the-point’ partner Mirjam de Blécourt leads the practice.

Leading individuals

Ferdinand Grapperhaus - Allen & Overy LLP

Mirjam de Blécourt - Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 5

Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V.

Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V.’s department is led by IT expert Wouter Seinen, who is experienced in data protection and copyright infringement work. He also handles trade mark matters.

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 2

Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V.

Corinne Schot heads the team at Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V., which notably includes Kuif Klein Wassink and tax experts Juliana Dantas and Heico Reinoud. Schot has been advising clients such as Bain on Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) matters. Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund is also a client.

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 4

Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V.

Managing partner Casper Banz leads the team at Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V., with support from Mohammed Almarini and Kuif Klein Wassink. Clients include Macquarie, Apollo Global Management and Egeria.

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Project finance and PFI
Project finance and PFI - ranked: tier 3

Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V.

Praised for its response times, knowledge and ‘general service’, Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V.’s team is led by Marcel Janssen, with support from counsel Fedor Tanke. Janssen acted for Rabobank and Atradius Dutch State Business on the financing of two wind farms in western Finland.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V.

Deka Immobilien, BNP Paribas and Greystar are among Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V.’s clients. Frenk Huisman and the ‘highly professional, hands-onCynthia de Witt Wijnen lead the team.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 3

Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V.

Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V.’s practice head Robert van Agteren acted for L-3 Communications in relief proceedings against Deutsche Bank, lender to one of L-3’s suppliers. Fedor Tanke has ‘state-of-the-art knowledge’.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V.

Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V. has ‘excellent knowledge and experience’ across the gamut of tax law issues affecting its Dutch and multinational clients. ‘Well-rounded professionalAntonio Russo leads the highly regarded transfer pricing group, which fields tax lawyers and economists including practice head Margreet Nijhof. ‘Very dedicated’ international tax specialist Juliana Dantas is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Antonio Russo - Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V.

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Netherlands: Banking and finance

Asset finance and structured finance
Banking and finance: asset finance and structured finance - ranked: tier 2

Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V.

Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V. maintains a broad structured finance practice, where it acts for traditional lenders, alternative lenders and other players. Corinne Schot recently advised a leading bank on its derivatives contracts offered to clients in several jurisdictions. The team, which is led by Schot and Philippe Steffens, has a particularly good track record advising international banks on entering the Dutch mortgage market.

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

Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V.

Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V. represents major domestic and international companies in large transactions, often with cross-border elements. In one recent example, a multi-office team which included Marcel Janssen advised Acibadem Healthcare Group on the financing of its purchase of two hospital operators.

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

Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V.

Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V.’s broad office network ensures a strong flow of cross-border transactions for the Amsterdam finance group, which is led by Marcel Janssen. Janssen and a multi-office team advised three Dutch banks on a $90m borrowing base facility for the European subsidiary of a Latin American company.

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Netherlands: Capital markets

Debt
Capital markets: debt - ranked: tier 3

Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V.

The team at Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V. is headed by securitisation specialist Philippe Steffens and derivatives expert Corinne Schot. Steffens advised VW Financial Services on a €1bn ABS transaction. Other clients include ING Bank and Natixis.

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Netherlands: Dispute resolution

Arbitration
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V.

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Commercial litigation
Dispute resolution: commercial litigation - ranked: tier 3

Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V.

Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V. handles a broad range of corporate, commercial and competition litigation, and recently won several new clients across the TMT, manufacturing and consumer goods sectors. Itse Oosterhoff is highlighted for his ‘pragmatic and no-nonsense approach’.

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Netherlands: Industry focus

Energy
Industry focus: energy - ranked: tier 3

Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V.

Weero Koster leads the ‘responsive, knowledgeable’ team at Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V., which acted for the developers of the NOP Agrowind wind farm.

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IT
Industry focus: IT - ranked: tier 3

Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V.

Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V.’s department head Wouter Seinen is ‘very knowledgeable in IT and privacy’, and ‘ahead in many topics in which others are not’.

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