European firms in London: Benelux in London
The London office of Luxembourg-based law firm Arendt & Medernach is 'outstanding; the team is very responsive and has strong expertise across several areas'. The office advises exclusively on Luxembourg legal, tax and regulatory matters, with the client base including banks, insurance companies, retail fund managers, private equity and hedge funds, multinational companies and high-net-worth individuals. London office head Camille Bourke is a partner in the private equity and real estate practice, and specialises in the formation of alternative investment funds and private equity transactions.
‘Camille Bourke is a pleasure to work with, she has high-quality, strong market knowledge and is always responsive‘.
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek was the first Dutch law firm to open in London. Headed by corporate finance specialist Niek Biegeman, the office advises London-based clients doing business in the Netherlands. It focuses on corporate law matters, banking, M&A and related financing, and debt and equity financing; the client base includes investment banks, financial institutions, private equity, and private and public companies. The current London senior associates are Olav Klaver and Laurens Peters.
Houthoff's Jessica Terpstra and investment management practice group head Oscar van Angeren divide their time between the firm's London and Amsterdam offices. Terpstra specialises in international financial transactions, particularly in relation to project and real estate financing; she also advises clients on banking and securities law. Van Angeren is focused predominantly on the establishment of investment institutions, including private equity, hedge, real estate and retail funds, as well as funds of funds. Asset management expert Parmiss Mirshekar and banking and finance lawyer Anne Van Heijningen are experienced associates.
Jessica Terpstra; Oscar van Angeren
Loyens & Loeff
Loyens & Loeff's London office has highly regarded specialists in Benelux tax, corporate restructuring and insolvency, investment management and banking law. Marc Klerks has returned to the London office to head its tax practice, and has extensive experience advising on a range of complex corporate and commercial tax matters. Former London office corporate practice head Vincent Vroom relocated to the firm's Amsterdam office in 2018.
NautaDutilh's London office is recommended for its advice on the Dutch and Luxembourg law aspects of finance deals, debt capital markets and restructurings. Managing partner of the firm's London office, Walter Schellekens has broad experience as counsel on both the borrower and lender side of syndicated credit facilities with Dutch borrowers and matters involving Dutch security; he also assists with public offerings in - or from - the Netherlands. Marc Orval focuses on financing transactions and restructurings, which usually have cross-border elements.
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Stibbe's London office acts for a wide range of multinational corporations, private equity funds, financial institutions and private businesses on Dutch corporate, finance, securities and tax matters. Hans Witteveen is the resident partner in London; practicing Dutch law only, Witteveen is part of the M&A group and specialises in Dutch corporate law. His experience includes cross-border M&A, private equity and corporate finance transactions.
Luxembourg law firm Wildgen opened its first representative office in London in 2018; it advises on Luxembourg law in relation to international transactions, including cross-border mergers, employee expatriation, passporting issues, litigation, tax and investment fund vehicles. Mark Shaw joined the firm from Chenavari Financial Group as partner to head the London representative office.