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Commercial, corporate and M&a
Commercial, corporate and M&a - ranked: tier 6

Greenberg Traurig LLP

The Greenberg Traurig LLP practice has an established client roster of domestic and international listed and private companies, start-ups, and government bodies. Thédoor Melchers advised the Nordic group BEWI on the purchase of Synbra Holding, the Netherlands-based manufacturer. Martijn Hermus acted for Bunzl on the purchase of 85% of the shares from JéTé Holding in QS Nederland. Other team members include Jan Kees Brandse, who advised the Toronto-based Dream Global REIT on its investment in Merin, one of the largest commercial real estate platforms in the Netherlands.

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Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation
Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation - ranked: tier 5

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Industry focus: Media and entertainment
Industry focus: Media and entertainment - ranked: tier 4

Greenberg Traurig LLP

The Greenberg Traurig LLP media and entertainment practice is led by Radboud Ribbert whose expertise spans IP as well as broader entertainment law where he takes on both transactional matters and disputes. Clients range from international performers and theatres to TV companies on matters including brand protection and corporate transactions.

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Intellectual property: trade marks, copyrights and design rights
Intellectual property: trade marks, copyrights and design rights - ranked: tier 4

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Greenberg Traurig LLP 'distinguishes itself through great skill handling complex international IP litigation'. 'Outstanding litigator and fast thinker' Radboud Ribbert, who heads the team, 'always has a pragmatic solution at hand' and offers a blend of IP and entertainment law expertise. Ribbert is acting for Spirits International in ongoing litigation relating to Benelux trade marks Stolichnaya and Moskovskaya; the matter is pending at the Supreme Court. The team also represents a number of well-known entertainers on trade mark protection matters. The department has been enhanced with the arrival of  Willeke Kemkers from Van Kaam IP & Media and Nini Blom is one of several experienced associates.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 4

Greenberg Traurig LLP

The team at Greenberg Traurig LLP serves both local and international clients who benefit from access to its global network. The group advises investors and asset managers as well as developers and corporate owners. In a recent highlight, it acted for Amundi on its acquisition of the Atrium office building, thought to be one of the most valuable properties in the Netherlands. Peter Jansema and Jan Kees Brandse are the key contacts.

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Tax - ranked: tier 4

Greenberg Traurig LLP

The key contacts at Greenberg Traurig LLP are managing partner Thomas van der Vliet, Alex Westerman and Reinier van de Steenoven. The practice is experienced in corporate tax and tax advice related to M&A deals. Other areas of focus include tax litigation, VAT and customs matters, the structuring of investments and funds, transfer pricing and real estate transactions.

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Legal Developments in Netherlands

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  • Dynamic Contracts: Changing employment practices in the digital era

    Digital platforms designed to deliver professional services are changing the European employment landscape as both employers  and workers look for more flexible ways to work.
  • 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 ‚ÄúCommission‚ÄĚ) 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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