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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Dentons Boekel

At Dentons Boekel, the ‘strategic, approachableMarc Elshof leads the commercial team while Casper Haket is head of corporate and M&A; clients include General Electric and Johnson Controls. ‘Very knowledgeable’ notary Jan-Mathijs Hermans joined from Simmons & Simmons LLP in January 2016 and Ines van Dijk, the country’s youngest civil law notary, is now a partner.

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Construction - ranked: tier 3

Dentons Boekel

Dentons Boekel’s ‘highly professional’ team recently assisted Du Prie Bouw & Ontwikkeling with a 24,000sqm redevelopment in Leiden. It is also strong in contentious matters. Hans Nicaise leads the practice, which includes recommended senior associate Henrieke Slaar.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 2

Dentons Boekel

The ‘effective, experienced and pragmatic’ team at Dentons Boekel has a busy practice in cartel investigations and follow-on damages litigation. The ‘creative and solution-drivenFrederieke Leeflang and Marc Kuijper jointly head the team, which also includes litigation expert Michel Deckers.

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Employment - ranked: tier 3

Dentons Boekel

Dentons Boekel’s ‘exceptional, insightful’ department head Eugenie Nunes assisted Tech Mahindra with the employment aspects of various outsourcings. Epke Spijkerman made partner in January 2016.

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Environment and planning
Environment and planning - ranked: tier 3

Dentons Boekel

Public law expert Valentijn Leijh heads Dentons Boekel’s practice; he advised Strawinskyhuis on the proposed redevelopment of its offices. Associate Dieuwke Kist represented Stichting Stadgenoot in litigation against its tenants regarding local zoning regulations.

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Insurance - ranked: tier 3

Dentons Boekel

Dentons Boekel’s clients include AIG, Zurich and the Van Gogh Museum. Real estate specialist Cornélie Arnouts is a key figure along with ‘versatile geniusPaul Wanders and the ‘practical and reliableKrijn Hoogenboezem. The team handles regulatory and contentious matters.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 5

Dentons Boekel

Dentons Boekel’s team is headed by soft IP expert Marc Elshof, who defended Unibail-Rodamco in trade mark proceedings brought by a Dutch subsidiary of Klépierre. Other clients include Mercer.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

Dentons Boekel

Dentons Boekel’s team is ‘very good on every level – fast, client-oriented and solution-driven’; it handles large-scale property transactions, high-profile developments, leasing issues and dispute resolution. Jan-Mathijs Hermans joined from Simmons & Simmons LLP and Ines van Dijk made partner.

Leading individuals

Hans Nicaise - Dentons Boekel

Paul Wanders - Dentons Boekel

Wendela Raas - Dentons Boekel

Next generation lawyers

Ines van Dijk - Dentons Boekel

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 3

Dentons Boekel

Very experienced’ court-appointed administrator Wouter Jongepier leads Dentons Boekel’s ‘no-nonsense, reliable and internationally focused’ team, which mostly acts for debtors. Jongepier acted for Estro and Ciccolella Holding International as bankruptcy trustee. The ‘very responsiveKrijn Hoogenboezem is recommended.

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Netherlands: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation
Dispute resolution: commercial litigation - ranked: tier 4

Dentons Boekel

The ‘professional and well-prepared team’ at Dentons Boekel is led by the highly regarded Michel Deckers, and handles corporate and commercial litigation, often with a cross-border element.

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Dispute resolution: mediation - ranked: tier 1

Dentons Boekel

Michel Deckers is the key contact at Dentons Boekel; he has a broad dispute resolution practice that spans litigation, arbitration and mediation.

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Netherlands: Industry focus

Industry focus: IT - ranked: tier 4

Dentons Boekel

The ‘helpful, approachable and very well informedMarc Elshof leads Dentons Boekel’s team, whose work includes advising clients such as Unibail-Rodamco and Hyatt on data protection.

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Industry focus: retail - ranked: tier 1

Dentons Boekel

The main focus of Dentons Boekel’s retail group is real estate, in addition to which it also has been active in areas such as IP and restructuring. Sonja van der Kamp heads the team, which includes Wendela Raas and Paul Wanders, who are ‘pragmatic and friendly’; Raas advised Unibail-Rodamco on the €300m redevelopment of Leidsenhage shopping centre and Wanders assisted Plaza West Haarlem with its €43m purchase of land from Cobraspen Beheer. Ahold is also a client.

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