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Firms To Watch: International Business Reorganisations

Under the guidance of Alexander Spoor, Pinsent Masons LLP‘s growing business restructuring team acts for domestic and international clients, advising on the creation and winding up of corporate entities and joint ventures in addition to post-merger structuring.

International Business Reorganisations in Netherlands

Baker McKenzie

Under the guidance of practice head Kim Tan, Baker McKenzie assists a range of household names on pre- and post-merger restructuring and rationalisation measures, collaborating with the firm’s offices in North America to service multinational matters. Gillis Kempe focuses on post-merger integration, advising on the creation of new corporate structures and the optimisation of supply chains, with Laura Rietvelt handling post-merger spin-offs and carve-outs. Promoted to senior associate in July 2023, Kimberley Bloemhard oversees cross-border restructuring and simplification measures.

Practice head(s):

Kim Tan

Other key lawyers:

Gillis Kempe; Laura Rietvelt; Kimberley Bloemhard


‘A great team to work with, from junior associates to partners, they work seamlessly together in the Amsterdam office. Great team working efficiently on big projects.’

‘Laura Rietvelt has put together a great team that works well together. A pleasure to work with. Almost feels like part of our in-house team.’

‘The Baker Amsterdam team is one of the firm’s strongest groups and consistently provides very helpful and practical advice on a very timely basis.’


As part of the EY network, HVG Law LLP assists clients on international corporate reorganisations, advising on structural changes tied to tax efficiency measures, business integrations and carve-outs, with particular experience in taking on complex international re-domiciliations. Leading the team are Frank Zandee, who specialises in pre- and post-merger structuring and joint venture advice, New York-based Martijn Udo de Haes, whose practice focuses on clients based in the Americas, and rationalisation expert Scarlett Snethlage. Matters of initial corporate structuring and simplification of existing structures form the core of Freek Lugtigheid's practice.

Practice head(s):

Frank Zandee; Martijn Udo de Haes; Scarlett Snethlage

Other key lawyers:

Arnout Rodewijk; Freek Lugtigheid


‘Arnout Rodewjik and Frank Zandee are always one step ahead in delivering our needs.’

‘Great team with very efficient work practices and intimate knowledge of the matter at hand. Always thinking outside the box.’

‘Freek Lugtigheid is exceptional.’

‘The team is very professional and is capable of finding efficient solutions to every complex task. It is also good at working to tight deadlines when required.’

‘Frank Zandee and Arnout Rodewijk are true professionals in their field, always ready to assist and possess excellent soft skills.’

Key clients

3M Company



Core Laboratories

COUNT Energy










Primoris Services Corporation

Sally Beauty

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

Vermillion Energy

Work highlights

  • Advised Halliburton on a variety of matters, including a legal entity rationalisation project covering 95 legal entities and branches across 42 jurisdictions.
  • Assisted Core Laboratories with a global reorganisation, which included the redomestication of the parent company from the Netherlands via Luxembourg to the United States.
  • Assisted EdgeConnex with an optimisation of its group structure covering multiple jurisdictions in the EU, Latin America and the US.