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Marcel Janssen

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Banking & Finance


Marcel heads the Banking and Finance practice in Amsterdam. His experience covers a broad range of finance and restructuring transactions. Marcel is a member of the Energy group and specializes in real estate finance, projects (energy and infrastructure), trade and commodity (including export) finance, cash management and acquisition finance. He acts for both lenders and borrowers on domestic and cross-border deals.


Norton Rose Fulbright: Senior Associate
Baker McKenzie: Partner
Dentons: Partner


Dutch, English, German


IPFA (International Project Finance Association)
Dutch Bar Association


Qualified: 2003, Master of Laws (LL.M.), Company Law


Banking and finance: Borrower side

Within: Banking and finance: Borrower side

Dentons Boekel strengthened its capabilities by hiring Marcel Janssen and a team of four associates from Baker McKenzie  in October 2017. Practice co-head Janssen and Eugenie Nunes advised KKR on its approximately €6.8bn financing to acquire the spreads business of Unilvever. Fellow practice head Jeroen den Hamer is assisting Aroundtown with its €56m financing of four properties for one of its portfolios. Senior associate Jack Schrijver is another name to note in the 'committed' team.

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Banking and finance: Financial services regulatory

Within: Banking and finance: Financial services regulatory

Dentons Boekel welcomed the arrival of Marcel Janssen and his team of four lawyers from Baker McKenzie in October 2017. Janssen and fellow practice head Jeroen den Hamer advised global private equity firm KKR on its acquisition of Unilever’s spreads business, and the €1.05bn bond issuance for the business.

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Banking and finance: asset finance and structured finance

Within: Banking and finance: asset finance and structured finance

Dentons Boekel’s structured and asset finance team was bolstered by the addition of five individuals from Baker McKenzie in October 2017, including Marcel Janssen, who is heading the practice. The group advised DBRS Ratings Limited on the Dutch aspects of a potential commercial mortgage-backed securities transaction regarding a €33m facility agreement between Goldman Sachs as lender and loan seller and Merin Property for the financing of a large Dutch commercial property portfolio.

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Banking and finance: lender or arranger side

Within: Banking and finance: lender or arranger side

Dentons Boekel's practice was bolstered by the arrival of Marcel Janssen and a team from Baker McKenzie in 2017. Janssen advises clients across the spectrum of real estate, project, acquisition, export, structured, trade and commodity finance. In recent work, the team is advising HSBC Bank plc on €635m-worth of real estate finance investment facilities to Chariot Top Group. Janssen and Jeroen den Hamer are the practice heads.

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Within: Construction

The practice at Dentons Boekel is led by Bas van Schouwenburg, who brings extensive international construction and real estate expertise to his clients, while associate partner Bram Braat is skilled in the area of procurement. This growing team also includes project finance expert Marcel Janssen, Jan Jakob Peelen, who joined from Norton Rose Fulbright in January 2018, and recently made up partner Dirk-Jan Gondrie. The team is acting on a number of high-value or high-profile disputes in the energy sectors and is also assisting a number of university clients on building or disputes issues. It is advising Klépierre, the European specialist shopping center on a range of matters including the construction and reconstruction of a retail and five storey underground parking facility as part of the Hoog Catharijne project in Utrecht.

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