Firms in the Spotlight Energy: transactional

Van der Feltz Advocaten

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Van der Feltz advocaten is an independent boutique law firm, based in The Hague, the Netherlands. The firm focuses on the Construction, Real Estate, Energy, Industrials, Government and Public sector.  The firm’s lawyers advise and litigate on both public and private law matters, often operating at the interface of the two. They focus on matters …

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Energy: transactional in Netherlands

Allen & Overy LLP

Allen & Overy LLP has a strong track record in transactional work and leverages its global network to act on high-profile energy deals and projects. It advises energy companies on conventional power plants and gas storage facilities, oil and gas projects, as well as renewables. The firm uses its alternative resourcing and legal technology capabilities (collectively known as its advanced delivery & solutions teams) to reduce costs and improve client experiences. Werner Runge co-heads the practice with Zeeger De Jongh and Marinus Winters.

Practice head(s):

Werner Runge; Zeeger de Jongh; Marinus Winters

Other key lawyers:

Grace McLeish; Soufjan El Baroudi

Key clients

Vopak

Fastned

Ionity

Yard Energy

Nuon / Vattenfall

Alfen

Work highlights

  • Advising Vier Gas Participation on the acquisition of a 25% stake from Synergy Solutions Group in Route4Gas, a Dutch company that has developed a new, innovative software solution for traders in the European gas market.
  • Acting as borrowers’ counsel in respect of the financing of the development and operation of three onshore wind farms in the Netherlands, each to be individually financed.
  • Acting as lender’s counsel in respect of the financing of the development and operation by Sunvest of eight solar farms in the Netherlands, each to be financed individually.

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek acts as lead counsel in high-end transactions, disputes and regulatory enforcement matters, both nationally and internationally. The firm covers the full spectrum of energy projects, including those in the oil and gas, nuclear and renewables industries. The team is now jointly led by Menno Stoffer and Nicolien  van den Biggelaar after former energy head Anja Mutsaers was promoted to the firm’s management board. Stoffer has over 20 years of experience in finance transactions and projects. Bernard Roelvink left the firm for an in-house role at COFRA Holding.

Practice head(s):

Menno Stoffer; Nicolien van den Biggelaar

Other key lawyers:

Michael Schouten; Bernard Spoor; Joël Erwteman

Key clients

TenneT

Porthos – consortium of Port of Rotterdam, EBN and Gasunie

Shell Malaysia

Port of Rotterdam

Kallista Energy

Shell International

GasTerra

Gasunie

Impax Asset Management Ltd

Ørsted Wind Power A/S (1)

Shareholders of Eneco

Westermeerwind – Wind farm managed by Ventolines

NEA / Gemeenschappelijke Kernenergiecentrale Nederland (GKN)

Stichting voorbereiding PALLAS reactor

Royal Vopak

Gate Terminal

Vestas Wind Systems A/S

Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A.

Ørsted Wind Power A/S (2)

Work highlights

  • Advising the consortium of the Port of Rotterdam, EBN and Gasunie (Porthos CC(U)S Project) on an energy transition project.
  • Acting for TenneT on large energy developments in Europe involving regulatory, planning and environmental matters as well as financing issues and extensive litigation.
  • Represent Shell in climate change litigation involving the first mass claim brought in the Netherlands.

NautaDutilh

NautaDutilh's dedicated multidisciplinary team has deep expertise in the regulatory environment and energy transition sector. The firm incorporates sustainability and soft laws into transactions, projects and regulatory challenges. Harm Kerstholt focuses on M&A, projects, energy contracting and energy regulations. Jaap Jan Trommel leads the energy and natural resources group. Senior associate Lisa Schoenmakers focuses on corporate matters in the renewables and traditional oil and gas spaces.

Practice head(s):

Harm Kerstholt; Jaap Jan Trommel; Lisa Schoenmakers

Other key lawyers:

David van Ee

Testimonials

‘Very dedicated in delivering materials, very proactive and resourceful in searching for common ground solutions’.

‘Worked seamlessly with other advisers’. 

‘Harm Kerstholt and his team worked tirelessly and did a fantastic job to keep the momentum and provide a timely delivery’.

Key clients

Rooftop Energy

Neste Oil

ENGIE

Eneco

Nebras Power

Shell

Total

Chevron

Warmtebedrijf Rotterdam

Nouryon

Petrobras

PZEM

PensionDanmark

SHV Holdings (& subs) incl. NPM

Spirit Energy (Centrica)

Sonnedix

Alliander

Vopak

Siemens Energy

Work highlights

  • Assisted CrossWind, the joint venture between Shell and Eneco, with the tender for the offshore Windfarm at Hollandse Kust (Noord).
  • Advised Eneco’s Supervisory Board on the privatisation of Eneco.
  • Assisted NPM Capital N.V. with its acquisitions of majority stakes in both Greenspread and Solaris Industria, two renewable companies which develop, realise and operate major solar power systems on non-residential buildings and on the ground.

Stibbe

The energy and industry group at Stibbe advises energy companies and industrial businesses on commercial and corporate M&A transactions. It is adept at handling public and private buy and sell-side M&A in the power, oil and gas, chemicals and liquid natural gas (LNG) sectors. Practice head Martin In de Braekt handles business and finance matters for developers, contractors and lenders. Counsel Li Wee Toh is experienced in project development, with a focus on offshore and onshore wind, and energy transition projects.

Practice head(s):

Martin In de Braekt

Other key lawyers:

Li Wee Toh; Victor van Campen

Testimonials

‘Martin In de Braekt is the undisputed leader in his field: all-encompassing legal advice on energy and industry’.

‘Very strong, experienced, knowledgeable team with transactional, contract and regulatory know-how’.

‘Quality of partners and associates is outstanding.’

‘Martin In de Braekt always radiates positive energy, ambition and trust that he will defend your interests and will get the deal done’.

‘Li Wee Toh is very hands-on, pleasant, efficient, approachable and responsive’

‘Li Wee Toh understands the dynamics of an energy company’.

‘Li Wee Toh gives you the feeling she is always available for any matter’.

‘Involved somehow in almost every deal in NL, incomparable wealth of knowledge and knowledge of players in the market’.

Key clients

Air Liquide

EDF

Eneco

ENGIE

EPZ

Eurus Energy Europe

GE Renewable Energy

Gunvor Petroleum

innogy

Northland Power Inc.

Ørsted

RWE

SEGRO

Uniper

Westermeerwind

W2C (Waste-to-Chemistry) consortium (Air Liquide, Nouryon, Enerkem, Port of Rotterdam, Shell)

Windpark Fryslan

WPD

Work highlights

  • Advised the consortium of Air Liquide, Enerkem, Nouryon and the Port of Rotterdam in respect of the participation of Shell as equity partner in a waste to chemistry (W2C) project in Rotterdam.
  • Advising the management and supervisory board of Windpark Fryslân in respect of various matters in relation to a financial close, which took place on 1 October 2019.
  • Advising Eurus Energy Europe on the acquisition and development of various onshore wind farms in the Netherlands such as Deil, Vermeer, Mauve and Mondriaan including all regulatory aspects.

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird provides tailored and commercially-oriented advice to traditional energy companies, as well as new entrants to the renewable energy market. Corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs) are a particular area of expertise, and the firm is well-regarded for its international experience in this space. Sophie Dingenen, who is on the board of the Dutch Wind Energy Association (NWEA), heads up the team. She is noted for transactional and project development work, as well as developing innovative contract structures. Roger van Buuren joined from Bond Advocaten.

Practice head(s):

Sophie Dingenen

Other key lawyers:

Arnoud Knijnenburg; René Rieter; Margot Besseling; Roger van Buuren

Testimonials

‘The team is very flexible, approachable, professional and has a pleasant informal style of working’.

‘They really feel like an extension of our deal team, with no formalities or other thresholds in terms of communication’.

‘They really have a good feel for the needs of our company and every detail of the cooperation can be discussed openly without any difficulties’.

‘The wind energy team is unique as it covers jurisdictions that not any other law firms cover’.

‘Of all the cross-border teams within law firms we worked with, I found B&B’s team most seamless’.

‘All team members in all jurisdictions were up to date where the project stood and knew very well what their task was’.

‘Sophie Dingenen is an extremely good manager, very flexible, hands-on, informal and honest’.

‘ The team, especially Sophie Dingenen, is highly capable with all aspects of solar PV projects’.

Key clients

Eurus Energy Europe

BayWa

Lagerwey

Enercon

Canadian Solar

Unisun

Borealis

Urenco

Visser & Smit Hanab

ConceptNSolutions

Innogy

Pacifico Energy

Vestas

Work highlights

  • Acting as lead counsel to Eurus Energy Europe on the development, structuring and financing of a 55 MW Finnish wind farm consisting of Vestas Wind turbines (to be financed by SMBC).
  • Acting as lead counsel to Unisun Group on the development, structuring and financing of several solar parks in the Netherlands (including at the airport in Rotterdam, Project Landgraaf and Project Rilland), as well as the sale of several solar parks in Poland. The firm is also assisting the client with the auction process for development of solar parks in Portugal, and also the global restructuring of the Unisun Group.
  • Advising Borealis Group on several corporate PPAs.

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance draws on expertise from its corporate, finance, notarial and tax lawyers to provide a holistic approach to transactional matters in the energy sector. With it having Dutch and English law capabilities, the firm is well-placed to handle innovative cross-border finance transactions and M&A. The group is jointly led by Hein Tonnaer, recently promoted partner Liesbeth Buiter and counsel Nanette Rutgers. Tonnaer focuses on project finance and is noted for his deep knowledge of the renewables sector, including offshore, onshore, solar, wind and battery storage.

Practice head(s):

Hein Tonnaer; Liesbeth Buiter; Nanette Rutgers

Other key lawyers:

Angela McEwan; Thomas Heijerman; Mike Niekoop; Lotte de Bruin; Philip Walsh

Testimonials

‘Good availability and reactivity’.

‘Most importantly out-of-the-box thinking’.

‘They seem to actively try to avoid being rigid in thinking about structures’.

‘Hein Tonnaer and Nanette Rutgers have gone the extra mile on several projects I worked with them; they have a calm and clear way of explaining complex topics’

‘Great track record in financing renewables’

‘Hein Tonnaer is very approachable, smart and flexible in finding ways to bring diverging interests together’.

‘Nanette Rutgers has a very good grasp of the details, as well as keeping focus on the big picture’.

‘Knowledgeable, solution-focussed, fast and client-oriented.’

Key clients

Rabobank

Eurus Energy

YARD ENERGY

Windpark Fryslân

EAIF

Mitsubishi Corporation

BEEGO/Blue Elephant Energy AG

Encavis

Deutsche Bank AG

ABN AMRO Bank N.V.

ING Bank N.V.

Banco Santander S.A.

Natixis

ASN Bank

BNG Bank

Triodos Bank

Triodos Groene Funds

NIBC Bank N.V

Nomura

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Sociéte General

FMO (NEDERLANDSE FINANCIERINGS-MAATSCHAPPIJ VOORONTWIKKELINGSLANDEN N.V.)

Work highlights

  • Advised Rabobank on the €500m project financing of Windpark Zeewolde.
  • Advised Rabobank on the €100m project financing of the 68.4MW Small Zlatan wind farm in Sweden.
  • Advised Windpark Fryslân since 2017 on the corporate structuring, development financing, project development and project financing of its nearshore wind farm, located in in the northern part of the IJsselmeer.

Houthoff

Houthoff has a full-service energy and utilities practice, which includes energy sector transactions, regulatory matters and dispute resolution. It has a focus on M&A transactions and restructurings in the oil and gas and renewables sectors, and is also active in the niche area of waste to energy. The team leverages mandates from energy companies and their shareholders, project companies, suppliers, producers, investors, consumers, banks and government bodies. Practice head Kirsten Berger advises clients on projects, transactions, joint ventures and financial matters.

Practice head(s):

Kirsten Berger

Other key lawyers:

Jacques Kröner; Marc van Beuge

Testimonials

‘Seasoned team, holding strong industry wide expertise providing support in all dimensions’.

‘Speedy product delivery, good availability, accuracy, solution-driven, understand clients’ desires and excellent tactical skills’.

‘Houthoff’s team that supports our business is of excellent quality’.

‘They respond quickly, are hands-on and absolute experts’.

‘Jacques Kröner is devoted, pragmatic and has a great understanding of our business’.

‘Jacques Kröner is a great support to our business in complicated transactions’.

‘Jacques Kröner has a pragmatic approach and is also very pleasant to work with’.

Key clients

Heineken

Petrogas

ENGIE

Port of Rotterdam

Corre Energy

Plastic Energy

DCC

Twence

Van Oord

Huntsman

Uniper

Work highlights

  • Advising Corre Energy (jointly with Arthur Cox, a leading Irish firm) on the development of the first large scale electricity storage facility, a highly innovative project will allow a new, 100% renewable large-scale energy storage technology to be replicated across Europe and worldwide.
  • Advising Heineken on various individual projects worldwide to support its ‘drop the C programme’, including on the negotiations with Iberdrola in respect of a dedicated solar installation to be constructed by Iberdrola for exclusive supply to Heineken in Spain, including the drafting of the PPA.
  • Assisting Plastic Energy with the realisation of a new plastic recycling factory in the Netherlands.

Loyens & Loeff

The full-service transactional practice at Loyens & Loeff includes in-house tax expertise which supports M&A transactions. The multidisciplinary team also includes experts in structured finance, private equity funds and investment management, notarial and regulatory issues. Practice head Jan-Willem van Rooij is well-connected in the industry and is adept at handling international mandates in the oil and gas, power and utilities, and renewables sectors. Roland de Vlam co-heads the team with van Rooij.

Practice head(s):

Jan-Willem van Rooij; Roland de Vlam

Other key lawyers:

Max Oosterhuis; Victor van Nuland; Michiel Schul

Testimonials

‘The team combines knowledge and practical advice with good social skills’.

‘They honestly put the clients’ needs first and skip on information that is already known or is otherwise available’.

‘The first meeting with the partner was informative and gave a good start for further advice’.

‘The associate was outstanding and available when needed’.

‘The first-hand knowledge, combined with experience made a good working combination which helped our company in achieving its goals’.

‘All the lawyers we worked with were of excellent quality’.

‘Punctual, skilful, delivering with speed, and very pleasant to work with’.

‘Victor van Nuland is accurate and always available’.

Key clients

Alliander N.V.

AG Real Estate SA

Heylen Energy

Belfius

EBN

Province of Fryslân

Sunrock Investments B.V.

Astronergy / Chint

Lightsource BP

ONE-Dyas

OCI

Fugro

Vermillion

Yara

Riverstone

ConocoPhilips

Pure Energie (formerly Raedthuys)

Macquarie

KKR

Hess Corporation

ENI

ENGIE

Blackrock

BASF

Work highlights

  • Advised the Province of Fryslân on its contemplated €100m participation in a planned 320-350MW on-/nearshore wind farm.
  • Advised Lundin Mining Corporation on the €1bn acquisition of Chapada Copper mine.
  • Advised Petrobras Oil and Gas B.V. on its sale of 50% interest in the company to Africa Oil Corp.

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright excels in the renewables space, including waste to energy, solar, geothermal and the financing and operation of onshore and nearshore wind farms. It is also active in traditional upstream oil and gas projects, as well as energy infrastructure developments. The multidisciplinary team includes experts in project finance, corporate and M&A, tax, environment, safety and planning, and litigation. Wouter Hertzberger heads up the practice.

Practice head(s):

Wouter Hertzberger

Other key lawyers:

Matthijs van Leeuwen

Key clients

Ballast Nedam

BritNed

British Petroleum

Bluescape Resources

Denham Capital

DNV-GL

ENGIE

HSBC

IBVogt GmbH

ING Bank

NOP Agrowind

Orsted

RWE/Essent

Sete Brasil Participacoes SA

Westermeerwind

Windpark Krammer BV

World Fuel Services

Energy Storage Netherlands

In Credible

Kroningswind

Ventolines

Green investment fund Ltd

Rabobank

Work highlights

  • Advised Rabobank UA, De Nederlandse Waterschapsbank NV and BNG Bank NV on the construction of onshore windfarm Drentse Monden en Oostermoer (the DMO Project).
  • Advised DNV GL on the sale of its Power TIC Business, consisting of the Kema Laboratories to CESI in a controlled auction process.
  • Advised the lenders to HES Hartel Tank Terminal B.V. on the financing arrangements and project documents for the realisation of a new tank terminal in the Port of Rotterdam.

Ploum

Rotterdam-based Ploum is noted for its expertise in the oil and gas sector. It draws on strength from its public and environmental law, and commercial and corporate law experts, to provide advice on midstream and downstream activities. Its team also has experience of mandates in the upstream sphere. Stephan Sluijters has over 20 years of experience in energy transactions and continues to add renewables companies to his client roster. Maayke Maas-Cooymans handles public law matters for energy companies. Jeroen Terstegge is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Stephan Sluijters; Jeroen Terstegge

Other key lawyers:

Jolande van Loon; Maayke Maas-Cooymans; Stephan Sluiter; Jacob Henriquez

Testimonials

‘The client service from the energy transactional practice is always excellent’

‘The quality of the advice and deep energy sector knowledge is not only seen by clients but also recognised by competitors in the market’.

‘Client-driven and very easy to work with’.

‘Truly first class, due to a combination of consistent high-quality advice, partner attention, commitment and team continuity’.

‘Stephan Sluijters is a respected and recognised dealmaker’.

‘Stephan Sluijters is very easy to work with and is hands-on’.

‘The energy transactional practice is very strong and has an outstanding track record’.

‘A great combination of experienced partners and more junior lawyers’.

Key clients

BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH

BP

COVA – The Netherlands Petroleum Stockpiling Agency

Eneco N.V.

GroenLeven B.V.

One-Dyas B.V.

VTTI

VNPI / VOPAK

Vattenfall

Social Investment Managers and Advisors, LLC (SIMA) and Angaza (Angaza)

Orgaworld Nederland B.V.

CrossWind – Joint Venture of Shell and Eneco

Renewable Energy Factory B.V.

Work highlights

  • Advised BayWa r.e. / GroenLeven on the sale of the largest floating solar park in Europe to Energiefons Overijssel and Blauwvinger Energie.
  • Advised BayWa r.e. on the divestment of 7 Solar Parks to Encavis.
  • Advised CrossWind – a consortium of Shell and Eneco, on its successful participation in the tender for Hollandse Kust (noord).

Simmons & Simmons

Simmons & Simmons has a strong profile among energy and utilities companies, leading financial institutions and government entities. In the energy sphere, its areas of focus include development, M&A and finance transactions. Marieke Driessen has over 22 years of experience advising banks and corporates on financial transactions in the energy and natural resources sector. Luc Cohen, Rob Hendriks and Andrea Chao are also key practitioners.

Practice head(s):

Marieke Driessen; Luc Cohen; Rob Hendriks; Andrea Chao

Key clients

Macquarie

Centrica

EAM Solar

ABN AMRO Bank

Intergas N.V.

RE-N Produktion ApS/RE-N

Shareholders of Eneco

PfalzSolar GmbH

NIBC Bank N.V.

Nedstack

90 North Real Estate Partners LLP

Danone

Hines

Movement Real Estate / Van Deursen Group

ING Bank N.V.

The State of the Netherlands

Vopak/Gasunie

Work highlights

  • Advised German solar company PfalzSolar GmbH on the development of multiple rooftop and greenfield solar PV projects in the Netherlands.
  • Advised Danone on project development and contract management of its largest production facility for early life nutrition.
  • Advised RE-N Produktion ApS/RE-N Technology BV on the development of a renewable power plant.

Stek

Stek’s energy and utilities team offers a mix of regulatory, transactional and project finance capabilities. It is well-placed to handle M&A and energy contracts. The group is also sought out in energy projects, and has recently been involved in a variety of renewables projects, in particular; the scope of its experience includes solar, wind, biomass and geothermal developments. Reijnoud Homveld acts for energy companies, financial institutions, and equity funds and investors, on transactions, joint ventures and projects. Herman Wamelink and Sharon Kaufmann handle financing matters. Jeroen Timmermans is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Jan Erik Janssen; Reijnoud Homveld; Jeroen Timmermans ; Herman Wamelink; Sharon Kaufmann

Other key lawyers:

Claudia Beele

Testimonials

‘The team is highly experienced and very knowledgeable, but can be very pragmatic when needed’.

‘They are very communicative, proactive and put a lot of effort in to serve their client’s interests best’.

‘Reijnoud Homveld delivers high-quality work and is very involved in all aspects the transaction so he is always on top of what is happening in any stage of the deal’.

‘Claudia Beele is not only a good lawyer but a pleasure to work with’.

‘Claudia Beele is solution-oriented and has the ability to keep negotiations going in the right direction when it gets tough’.

‘Claudia Beele wants to know and understand every last relevant fact or detail of the transaction so everything is covered in due diligence reports and contracts’.

Key clients

Alliander

EBN

Vattenfall

Eneco

Enexis

Liander

PZEM

Stedin

Enercon

ASN Bank

YARD Energy

Total Carbon Neutrality Ventures Europe

Asper

Gasunie

Siemens Gamesa

Klimaatfonds Nederland

Eneco eMobility

IX Zon

Dana Petroleum

Rabobank

Budget Energie

BNG

Limburgs Energie Fonds

Nationaal Groenfonds

Deon

Inditex

Total Nederland

Windunie

MHI Vestas

Zenith Energy

IGES

Duurzaaminvesteren.nl

Work highlights

  • Advising Eneco and Gasunie on the cooperation and subsequently the sale by Eneco to Gasunie of a high profile transport pipeline project in order to realise reliable and sustainable heat delivery from the Rotterdam harbour area to The Hague.
  • Advised 3i Infrastructure and its portfolio company Joulz on the acquisition of the electric charging and e-mobilty service provider business of GreenFlux.
  • Advising Rabobank and BNG on the project financing of the expansion of a geothermal project called Trias.

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie has a varied workload, including corporate investments, acquisitions and divestments, commercial project development and project finance. Its team's excellent reputation sees it act for companies, governments, public authorities and financiers. The group handles mandates connected with the power, renewables, climate change, oil and gas, and infrastructure industries. The team is jointly led by John Paans and Juliana Dantas, who specialise in corporate law and international tax respectively.

Practice head(s):

John Paans; Juliana Dantas

Other key lawyers:

Frank Kroes; Koen Bos; Valérie van den Berg; Lin Yuen; Adinda Karperien; Wouter Diederen

Key clients

Egeria

Shell

Schneider

Gazprom Neft

ENGIE

Intrum Nederlands

Koolen Industries

Work highlights

  • Advised Koolen Industries on a multi-million-euro investment in Hardt Hyperloop.
  • Advising Schneider Electric  on its dispute against electrical grid manager Westland Infra Netbeheer.
  • Advising Shell on a dispute over road bitumen with the Dutch state.

Biesheuvel Jansen advocaten

Biesheuvel Jansen advocaten is well-regarded for its transactional expertise in the onshore and offshore wind park, solar park, and biomass and biogas plant spheres. Led by Rutger Jansen, the firm handles a range of M&A, project financing and regulatory matters across the energy industry. Inge Timmerman is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Rutger Jansen

Other key lawyers:

Inge Timmerman

Key clients

ENGIE

BayWa r.e.

OrangeGas

Prowind

EPICo

Solaris

Rooftop Energy

Windpark Koningspleij

Zonnepark Broekstraat

Work highlights

  • Advising Windpark Koningspleij on the development, financing and construction of a 13 MW wind park in the Netherlands.
  • Advising BayWa r.e. in respect of entering into a pipeline partnership with Edelweiss, a developer of onshore wind parks in the Netherlands.
  • Advising Prowind and Zonnepark Broekstraat in respect of the development, financing and construction of a 19 MWp solar park in the Netherlands.

CMS

At CMS, the energy and climate change group handles the acquisition, development and financing of renewable energy projects. Its sector expertise includes biomass, onshore and offshore wind and solar PV projects. Practice head Cecilia van der Weijden has over 20 years of experience advising on commercial, contractual and contentious issues, and is noted for her expertise in power purchase agreements (PPAs).

Practice head(s):

Cecilia van der Weijden

Other key lawyers:

Martika Jonk; Arno Moret; Femke Stroucken; Simon Sanders

Testimonials

‘Cecilia van de Weijden is the strength of the energy practice with CMS’.

‘Excellent expertise of the staff; highly-qualified and elaborate advice and quick response times to our requests’.

‘Perfect commitment to our individual requirements’.

‘Solid interexchange and continued assistance in a persisting lawsuit despite obstacles’.

‘Cecilia van der Weijden stands out due to her in-depth knowledge, her professionalism and her exquisite communication and language skills’

Key clients

Microsoft

Essent/Innogy

Vattenfall

Allego

Tesla

SUSI Partners

Eni

AEB (Afval Energie Bedrijf Amsterdam)

Aquila Capital

Enercon GmbH

NextGen

Ford

BAM

Enercon

GroenLeven

Aroundtown

Wircon

Lukoil

Maersk

De Meerlanden

Ymere

Synchroon

SaarLB

TRMEW Obron

Trio Investment

Work highlights

  • Advised Essent on the acquisition of Vandebron.
  • Advised a commercial real estate investment company Aroundtown on making its Dutch real estate portfolio sustainable.
  • Advised Allego on the expansion of its infrastructure of charging points for electric vehicles in and beyond the countries in which it is currently active.

Dentons

The energy team at Dentons is made up of experts in corporate, project finance, projects, environmental, regulatory, construction and tax. It is particularly experienced in the renewables sector, where it advises on wind, solar and biomass projects. Jan Jakob Peelen leads the practice, which was strengthened by Jacqueline Bell's arrival from Allen & Overy LLP. David Griston left for an in-house role at Bouncebackability.

Practice head(s):

Jan Jakob Peelen

Other key lawyers:

David Shearer; Jacqueline Bell

Key clients

BNG Bank

Bluefield Partners

BECC B.V.

Eurus Energy

Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA)

RWE

Sev.en Energy Group

Shell

Stichting Groenfonds

Tamoil Nederland

TAQA

Total

Triodos Investment Management

Veolia

Work highlights

  • Advising Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) on upstream asset and joint venture matters in Venezuela and the Netherlands, including the restructuring of ownership of Nynas, a Swedish oil refining company.
  • Advised BNG Bank on a range of wind and biomass projects. Our ongoing role for BNG showcases our capabilities to successfully act as lead and lender’s counsel in renewable energy projects under Dutch law.
  • Advising Eurus on the acquisition of a wind farm from Yard and on a cooperation agreement with IXZon.

Eversheds Sutherland (Netherlands) B.V.

Eversheds Sutherland (Netherlands) B.V.'s group is particularly active in the renewables space and has noted experience of a variety of technologies, including wind, solar, heating, cleantech and biomass. It handles the development, construction, structuring and financing of projects, and also energy-related M&A. Miriam van Ee and Michel Chatelin co-head the team, which was strengthened by Pim van Leersum joining from De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek. The team also gained Max van Drunen, who has expertise advising real estate energy clients, from DLA Piper in April 2021.

Practice head(s):

Miriam van Ee; Michel Chatelin

Other key lawyers:

Pim van Leersum

Key clients

Energiefonds Overijssel

United Momentum, Clean Electricity Generation

Shell

ib vogt

Solarfields Projecten

Solarcentury

Iron Mountain

Infinergy

Glennmont

Klimaatgarant

BlueSphere

City of Amsterdam

TBM Europe

Zonel

Work highlights

  • Advising Blue Sphere on several biogas projects in the Netherlands.
  • Advising Zonnepark Hijken B.V. on the development of a ground mounted solar farm.
  • Representing BronnenVanOns with regards to the development of a 14Mw solarpark in Gasselternijveen.

DLA Piper

DLA Piper has a strong focus on renewables and is very active in the solar sector. M&A and project finance are key areas of focus for the multidisciplinary group, which is also sought out for advice on project contracts, permits, subsidies, real estate and tax issues. Gerard Kneppers and Pieter Paul Terpstra are the joint heads of the team. Janet Meesters made partner. Max van Drunen, who has particular expertise advising real estate energy clients, left for Eversheds Sutherland (Netherlands) B.V. in April 2021.

Practice head(s):

Gerard Kneppers; Pieter Paul Terpstra

Other key lawyers:

Richard Fens; Arjen de Snoo; Jaap Lameijer; Stefanie Postema; Janet Meesters

Key clients

Hamburg Commercial Bank

FMO (Nederlandse Financieringsmaatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden)

Rabobank

ING Bank

Triodos Bank

Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten (BNG)

Chint Solar / Astronergy

SABIC

GPS Group

Orange Clover Law

Independent boutique Orange Clover Law handles banking, finance and regulatory services for energy clients. With the group being equally adept in acting for both borrowers and lenders, its areas of focus include asset finance, structured finance and project finance . Kees Hooft and Mark Loefs jointly lead the team.

Practice head(s):

Kees Hooft; Mark Loefs

Key clients

Zonneakker Voorst

BNG Bank

Stichting Voorbereiding Pallas Reactor

Woonpas

Stichting Warmtefonds

Triton (PE)

Avedon Capital Partners

Work highlights

  • Advising Zonneakker Voorst in respect of a large scale solar panel development.
  • Advising Stichting Voorbereiding Pallas Reactor on the realization of a nuclear reactor for medical isotopes and nuclear technology research, including as to the equity and (project) financing required.

Van Doorne

Van Doorne’s full-service practice handles a broad range of transactional and contentious matters. The team has undergone significant expansion, with Rogier Schellaars joining with his team from Simmons & Simmons and Léone Klapwijk arriving from Loyens & Loeff. Hugo Reumkens jointly leads the group with Schellaars.

Practice head(s):

Hugo Reumkens; Rogier Schellaars

Other key lawyers:

Léone Klapwijk

Testimonials

‘Roger Schellaars is the litigator and advisor you want to have on your side’.

‘Roger Schellaars is a highly committed individual with the experience, in-depth knowledge, strategic thinking and board room credibility that will assist you as client in managing your risks’.

‘An enthusiastic and highly skilled team, with excellent knowledge of the law and good insights in the interactions between law and practice’.

‘Hugo Reumkens is an excellent lawyer with detailed knowledge of the law and he frequently acts as a public speaker and is an excellent and passionate lecturer’.

Key clients

AEB

Akzo Nobel

Alliander

Artic Terminals

Caratube International Oil LLP

China CEFC Energy Company

Delta

De Meerlanden

Development consortium Zalmhaven CV

ELIREF Holding SARL

Eneco

Enercon

Energie Data Services Nederland (EDSN)

Enexis

Exem Energy B.V.

Fortum Holding B.V.

Friesland Campina (mandate)

Groenleven

Ingka Investments B.V.

Lagerwey

Lukoil

Management Royal Vopak terminals

Prinses Amalia Windpark

Puma Energy Americas Holding B.V.

Renewi Nederland B.V.

Sumitomo Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advised management of Royal Vopak terminals Amsterdam, Hamburg and Algeciras with respect to the sale of the terminals to First State Investments.
  • Advised Caratube International Oil alongside Paris-based Derains & Gharavi in securing the enforcement of an arbitral ICSID award against the Republic of Kazakhstan, representing the client in exequatur proceedings in the Netherlands and levying attachments.
  • Acting as legal advisor to Puma Energy in The Netherlands in the sale of its Paraguay business to Impala Terminals.