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Firms To Watch: International Business Reorganisations

Having established its presence in the Netherlands in early 2021, the international reorganisations practice at Pinsent Masons LLP features a former Baker McKenzie team consisting of partner Alexander Spoor and legal director Frits Burg and has recently been further bolstered by the arrival of Joël Erwteman from De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek in early 2022.

International Business Reorganisations in Netherlands

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie advises its client roster of high-profile corporates on a wide variety of matters, ranging from post-acquisition integrations and pre-transaction separation projects to internal supply chain reorganisations and group structure reorganisations. Kim Tan, who heads up the practice, regularly advises multinational clients on cross-border corporate reorganisations, while Gillis Kempe counts post-acquisition integration and corporate clean-up among his areas of expertise. Laura Rietvelt was promoted to partner in July 2022 and is another key contact with a focus on global restructurings.

Practice head(s):

Kim Tan

Other key lawyers:

Laura Rietvelt; Gillis Kempe


‘Baker McKenzie provides good quality corporate legal services on a global scale either via its own offices or via associated firms.’

‘A closely-knit team that is able to stomach an impressive amount of work. They work very effectively with their international offices and other departments within the firm.’

‘Laura Rietvelt is fantastic to work with. Laura understands her clients needs and wishes and really tries to keep things as simple and practical as possible for her clients.’


International business reorganisations constitute one of the central practice areas for HVG Law LLP, where the firm advises clients on cross-border restructurings from inception to implementation. As part of the global EY Law network, the team can leverage strong international relationships and full-service capabilities in matters such as pre- and post-deal reorganisations, seat transfers and legal entity rationalisations. The practice is jointly headed by Frank Zandee and Scarlett Snethlage in the Netherlands, as well as New York-based Martijn Udo de Haes. Freek Lugtigheid specialises in planning and simplifying international corporate structures.

Practice head(s):

Frank Zandee; Martijn Udo de Haes; Scarlett Snethlage

Other key lawyers:

Freek Lugtigheid; Arnout Rodewijk

Key clients

3M Company


Baker Hughes

Coca Cola

Core Laboratories













Sally Beauty

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

Vermillion Energy

Work highlights

  • Advised Halliburton on a wide variety of legal matters and projects, including a legal entity rationalisation project and an optimisation and rationalization project of Halliburton’s global IP structure.
  • Advising 3M on the carve-out and spin-off of 3M’s food safety business to Neogen in 48 jurisdictions.
  • Advising Quaker with the integration of Houghton EMEIA entities into BPR 1 model, corporate restructurings and IP restructuring.