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Energy: transactional

Within: Energy: transactional

In addition to its leading financing expertise, Clifford Chance offers extensive transactional skills led by Jaap Koster and counsel Liesbeth Buiter. Finance expert Hein Tonnaer is a key advisor with extensive energy expertise; he led a team which advised Shell, Diamond Generating Europe (a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation), and Eneco as sellers on the sale of a 45% stake in the offshore wind farm project Borssele III/IV to Partners Group funds. He also assisted Blue Elephant with acquisitions and project financings on a number of solar parks.

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Project finance and PFI

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JaapKoster - Clifford Chance

Within: Project finance and PFI

Well known for its banking and finance abilities, Clifford Chance offers top-flight project finance and related skills to sponsors, lenders, ECAs, and investors. Hein Tonnaer, Nanette Rutgers, and Liesbeth Buiter are advising Blauwwind, acting as sponsor and project counsel on the €900m offshore wind farm. Leading lawyer Jaap Koster advises on high-value project financing in the energy and transportation sectors. Rabobank, ABN AMRO, and Dura Vermeer are among its client list.

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Real estate

Within: Real estate

Real estate funds, investments, financings, and related tax are core specialisms of Clifford Chance's real estate practice. Highlight work includes advising ING Bank on the financing of a mixed student and residential housing development in the former Oudenrijn hospital building in Utrecht which had been acquired by KKR and Round Hill Capital through a joint venture. With a value of €33m, Liesbeth Buiter advised Credit Suisse on the acquisition of two properties from the Atrium Group. Jaap Koster and financing expert Hein Tonnaer are also core team members.

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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 “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

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    - AKD
  • Forming a company in the Netherlands

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  • Leasing of commercial premises in the Netherlands

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