Investment funds in Netherlands

Allen & Overy LLP

The investment management team at Allen & Overy LLP is comprised of practitioners drawn from the firm’s corporate, tax and financial regulatory teams. The group has a core focus on advising pension funds as well as private debt, venture capital and private equity funds. The group is well placed to draw on the firm's strong international network to assist clients in the broader context of Dutch and European legislation, with the firm's position in key investment jurisdictions also allowing the team to handle cross-border fund structuring and international alternative asset investment. The team is led by Ellen Cramer-de Jong, an experienced funds practitioner with regulatory and corporate proficiency, and Rens Bondrager, who is sought out for his domestic and international tax specialism in the investment funds area.

Practice head(s):

Ellen Cramer-de Jong; Rens Bondrager

Key clients

EQT Life Sciences Partners

Vesteda Investment Management

M&G Luxembourg S.A.

MRMJ Management Group (previously named LSP Management Group)


Anterra Capital

Capza Atalanta SAS

PineBridge Investments Europe Ltd



Growth Orient Fund II

Atlantica Ventures

Work highlights

  • Advised on the sale of a life sciences management group to EQT AB.
  • Advising ILX Management B.V on its management/employee participation scheme, governance, AIFMD issues and Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation related issues in an SDG-focused emerging market private credit fund in the Netherlands.
  • Advised on the establishment and first and subsequent closing of LSP 7 and the admission of large Luxembourg investor EIF in LSP Dementia Fund.

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek’s investment funds team works closely with teams in related practice areas, including M&A, corporate advisory, tax and regulatory enforcement. The firm leverages its Best Friend network to provide an international breadth to its investment funds practice, covering strategic jurisdictions across Europe and the US. The team acts for major domestic and international clients including private equity funds, real estate, venture capital and infrastructure funds, and has close connections with industry bodies including the NVP and DUFAS; it also represents NL in the Invest Europe legal and regulatory committee. The practice is led by Kees Groffen who is sought after for his expertise in asset management regarding regulators, governance and fund structuring. Senior associate Mariska Enzerink has strong corporate and regulatory knowledge, and acts for leading asset management clients.

Practice head(s):

Kees Groffen

Other key lawyers:

Mariska Enzerink


‘De Brauw is excellent in the field of investment funds. Kees Groffen and the team oversee the full spectrum of regulated fund business in the Netherlands, with excellent knowledge of legislation and regulation, and outstanding capabilities to translate that in practical solutions.’

‘De Brauw’s international network ensures excellent services in other jurisdictions as well, coordinated  for their client as if it were one firm rendering advice.’

‘Kees Groffen is excellent, he is in a league of his own in the regulated investment fund environment. He combines outstanding levels of knowledge of the regulatory framework and in-depth understanding of the fund business with the capability to give highly practical advice, appreciated both by inhouse counsel, other professionals and board members of the client. Highly efficient and highly pragmatic. His diplomatic approach ensures good working relationships with counterparties and, where necessary, regulators.’

‘Senior associate, Mariska Enzerink, is outstanding.’

‘DBBW is an exceptional firm, that is committed to helping move the industry forward.’

‘Kees Groffen and Mariska Enzerink are pleasant, flexible and have thorough insider knowledge about the private equity and venture capital industry. Their personal commitment is essential in our industry’s effort to advance our industry.’

Key clients

Athora Netherlands

DIF Management

Waterland Private Equity Investments

NN Group

APG Asset Management

Bouwinvest Real Estate Investors

Work highlights

  • Acted as regulatory, corporate and strategic counsel for Athora Netherlands N.V. on its sale agreement of asset manager ACTIAM N.V. to Cardano Group.
  • Advised DIF Management on the structuring and fund raising of a large infrastructure fund, DIF Infrastructure VI, which was offered globally, and has been actively involved in the structuring and raising of various co-investment structures alongside DIF VI.
  • Acted as Dutch regulatory and legal counsel in the fundraising of Waterland’s eighth flagship fund, WPEF VIII, using fund vehicle structuring and had a significant role as both WPEF VIII and Waterland itself are governed by Dutch regulatory law under the AFM.

Jones Day

Jones Day is renowned for its investment fund expertise; it advises domestic and international clients on fund formation, fund M&A, as well as related litigation and integrated tax and regulatory counsel. The firm’s global reach facilitates cross-border collaboration and assistance with multi-jurisdictional financial products, regulation and market movements. The funds team advises on mainstream investments as well as alternative asset classes including private equity, venture capital, hedge funds, infrastructure and real estate funds and the group ‘combines an excellent understanding of international market practice in fund documentation with excellent knowledge of local laws and practices'. Highly experienced practitioners Ate van IJlzinga Veenstra and Quirine Eenhorst co-lead the practice, which acts for a range of fund clients spanning a spectrum of industries. Associate Pim Stokman advises fund managers on formation, marketing, governance and regulatory matters.

Practice head(s):

Ate van IJlzinga Veenstra; Quirine Eenhorst

Other key lawyers:

Pim Stokman


‘Jones Days’ practice avails of some of the most experienced professionals in the Netherlands in fund formation, including the tax aspects. Highly knowledgeable, Quirine Eenhorst, worked for many of the most sizeable and reputable alternative investment fund managers in the Netherlands. Jones Day is also excellent in advising investors from other jurisdictions when making investments in Dutch funds; they combine an excellent understanding of international market practice in fund documentation with excellent knowledge of local laws and practices.’

‘Quirine Eenhorst is excellent in fund formation and in assisting investors with their commitments to alternative investment funds in the Netherlands, and certainly one of the most experienced lawyers in this fields. She combines excellent understanding of international market practices with particularities of Dutch law and local practices. Highly professional and pleasant to work with also for counterparties, with a diplomatic no-nonsense approach.’

‘Good team with knowledge required for our fund.’

‘Good deliverability and good quality of the work done. In addition, the team is also ‘fun’ to work with.’

‘Pro-active, experienced partners specialised in founding investments vehicles.’

‘Professional but also informal where possible.’

Key clients

Amvest REIM B.V.

AVerest Capital B.V.

Beaureale Group B.V.

BPD Europe B.V.

BSG Fund Management B.V.

Capital A Management B.V.

Climate Fund Managers B.V.

Dexteritas Investment Management B.V.

DM Capital Partners B.V.

Enterprising Finance B.V.

Frontclear Management B.V.

Gilde Healthcare Partners B.V.

Hartelt Fund Management B.V.

IBS Fund Management B.V.

Ice Lake Capital Management B.V.

Kempen Capital Management B.V.

Lion’s Head Group Limited

Nieuwgeluk Investments B.V.

NN Group N.V.

PGGM Vermogensbeheer B.V.

Privium Fund Management B.V.

Providence Capital N.V.

Rabo Fund Management B.V.

RI Investments Holding B.V.

Stichting IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative

The Currency Exchange Fund N.V.

VL&C Investment Management B.V.

Work highlights

  • Advised Gilde Healthcare, a specialised European healthcare investor, on the fundraising of EUR 517m for its fourth private equity fund, Gilde Healthcare Private Equity IV.
  • Advising Capital A Management, a specialised Benelux midmarket private equity investor, on the fundraising of EUR 350m for its ninth private equity fund, Capital A Fund IX.
  • Advising TCX Investment Management on a new funded guarantee structure to be provided by the European Commission under its EFSD program.

Loyens & Loeff

Loyens & Loeff fields a dedicated fund regulatory team to support its core investment funds practice. The firm is particularly active in the REIT market and has a strong cross-border presence within key investment jurisdictions in the Benelux region and Switzerland. The team is also active regarding fund-related industry bodies including DUFAS, INREV, EPRA and Invest Europe. The firm has regulatory strength and often advises on AIFMD requirements and licence applications, as well as compliance. The firm has seen an increase in instructions to act for renewable energy, infrastructure and real estate funds, as well as social impact funds and practice head Joep Ottervanger specialises in fund formation for international fund management companies. Marco de Lignie has expertise in both domestic and international tax advice related to fund formation and management participation. Vilmar Feenstra specialises in fund formation and investment, assisting private equity and venture capital funds. Roderik Boogaard and Robert Veenhoven have recently been promoted to partner in the investment management group, with the former also leading the fund regulatory team.

Practice head(s):

Joep Ottervanger

Other key lawyers:

Marco de Lignie; Vilmar Feenstra; Robert Veenhoven


‘They have very thorough insider knowledge of PE and VC fund structuring, including tax, regulatory and compliance issues.’

‘Marco de Lignie, Vilmar Feenstra, Robert Veenhoven and others at Loyens & Loeff always find interesting angles in the latest fund developments. They combine their thorough knowledge of complicated and sometimes niche information, with very clear presentation skills. Because of this, complex issues become easy to understand.’

Key clients

AlpInvest Partners

Active Capital Company

AM Investment Management

Bencis Capital Partners

CBRE Global Investors



ERES (Capreit)

Finch Capital


Gilde Equity Management

H2 Equity Partners

HighBrook Investors

Keen Venture Partners

Main Capital Partners


Parcom Capital

Rivean Capital (formerly known as Gilde Buy Out Partners)

Torqx Capital Partners

Waterland Private Equity Investments

Work highlights

  • Acted as legal and tax lead counsel and Dutch regulatory counsel to AXA Investment Managers in the formation of European Life Science Venture fund with a target fund size of approximately €1.9bn, for the purpose of making investments into real estate in the life sciences sector.
  • Assisted Main Capital Partners with its successful dual fundraise of Main Capital VII and Main Foundation funds which were both oversubscribed, raising €1.21bn in total.
  • Acted as tax, legal and regulatory counsel to Endeit Capital and assisted in respect of the formation Endeit Fund III Cooperatief U.A. with total capital commitments exceeding €300m.

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance fields a multi-disciplinary team that consists of corporate, tax and regulatory practitioners. The group advises both Dutch and international investment fund managers along with institutional investors, leveraging the firm’s global platform to offer an extensive network of resources. The firm’s tax practitioners offer specific asset management strategies in the context of funds and the group is a key reference point for industry-specific regulatory advice, particularly in relation to emerging markets and sustainability. Tjerk de Jonge, recently promoted to counsel, and Robert Smits are the practice heads. The latter is a key name in the Netherlands for advice relating to AIFMD and UCITS depositaries, advising global custodians and other depositary services providers on their business models and documentation.

Practice head(s):

Robert Smits; Tjerk de Jonge

Other key lawyers:

Marian Scheele; Michiel Sunderman


‘Clifford Chance has the ability to advise on multi jurisdictional and multi practice matters. The team is outstanding in terms of quality and pace. Lines are short and their management of complex transactions is great.’

‘They have in depth knowledge of the Private Equity industry and dedication to think & work with their clients.’

‘Tjerk de Jonge: very skilled & hands-on individual who has proven to be very helpful and constructive in his discussions with us as client.’

‘Marian Scheele is an exceptional lawyer. Great communicator and excellent lawyer.’

‘Great ability to deliver cross-border advice.’

‘Michiel Sunderman – excellent advisor for tax and structuring aspects of funds.’

‘The team at Clifford Chance stands out in their multi disciplinary approach. Various disciplines are always connected which gives us the comfort that all elements have always been taken into account.’

Key clients

Shamrock Ventures

Connected Capital & Partners

Medical Credit Fund

Nederlandse Financieringsmaatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V. (FMO)

Oman Investment Authority

Blue Sky Group



Athora Netherlands



APG Investment Management

Aegon Investment Management

Shell Asset Management

DREF Asset Management

DSM Pension Services

JP Morgan Asset Management

State Street Global Advisors

Wellington Asset Management

Millennium Europe

Neuberger Berman



MFS International


Partners Group


Circle Partners

EQIQ (formerly SSG)

Northern Trust

State Street

BNP Paribas

JP Morgan




The full-service investment fund practice at Houthoff is equipped to advise on fund formation, structuring and management of a range of fund types, including private equity, hedge funds, real estate and funds-of-funds, and has experience advising both institutional investors and asset/fund managers. The investment group is led by Oscar van Angeren; he focuses on the structuring and formation of different funds, advising asset managers, pension funds and other institutional investors on discretionary and fiduciary asset management. Sylvia Dikmans is specialised in tax matters relating to fund structuring. Associate Marthe Bollen recently re-joined the firm following her time at a Dutch asset management firm; she advises on a variety of investment funds, specifically pension funds.

Practice head(s):

Oscar van Angeren

Other key lawyers:

Marthe Bollen; Sylvia Dikmans


‘Oscar van Angeren has a good knowledge of laws and regulations and of our business.’

‘The diversity within the team ensures there is a great fit for each problem. Regardless of if you need a pitbull or someone who brings parties closer together.’

‘Oscar van Angeren is an excellent match for our current case. He is very well-informed on all the ins and outs of the case. He is very good at reading people and he senses when to speak up and when to let the client do the talking.’

‘Marthe Bollen not only has tremendous added value, in this case, but she is also the lawyer a pension fund would benefit from working with, in every situation. Her experience at the other side of the table helps align the interest of the client and the firm seamlessly.’

We asked Houthoff to provide legal advice and notarial services with regard to asset management services and investment funds. The work was particularly difficult and complex and Houthoff provided a very good service. They outperform other Dutch law firms with regard to their knowledge on investment funds/entities.

Key clients

Man Group

CBRE Global Investors

Volt Investments


GLP Pte Ltd

Transport Industry Pension Fund




Architects Pension Fund

Pension Fund Smurfit Kappa

Pension Fund Atos

Painters Industry Pension Fund

Pension Fund Smurfit Kappa

Pension fund Huntsman

Retail Industry Pension Fund

Work highlights

  • Advising A.S.R. on a continuous basis on their Dutch real estate fund called A.S.R. Dutch Science Park Fund, set up as a Dutch fund for joint account and investing in properties on science parks in the Netherlands.
  • Advising Man Group on their Dutch flagship fund, Man AHL Diversified Markets EU, in particular the impact of the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (“SFDR”) and Taxonomy Regulation on their Dutch Fund and the various disclosure requirements pertaining to it.
  • Advised A.S.R. RE on the formation of a Dutch real estate fund, A.S.R. Dutch Farmland Fund, which will be formed as a Dutch fund for joint account, investing in farmland related real estate in the Netherlands.


NautaDutilh's team has a core focus on investment management, advising on fund formation, cross-border structuring, listings and asset pooling elements, with specific experience in real estate, mortgage and sustainable impact funds and AIFMDs. The firm is also notable for providing strong regulatory support to clients, particularly regarding SFDR and taxonomy, as well as on regulations and directives in the investment fund space. The multi-disciplinary practice is led by Larissa Silverentand, who specialises in providing regulatory advice relating to funds; Frans van der Eerden, who focuses on regulatory aspects as well as AIFMD and structuring matters; and Jasha Sprecher, who is experienced in regulatory matters and funds distribution issues.

Practice head(s):

Larissa Silverentand; Frans van der Eerden; Jasha Sprecher


‘Great knowledge of financial services acts, high quality, timely advice, and good knowledge of regulators. Good network abroad.’

‘Nauta has a fairly broad funds practice, with some excellent capabilities within the credit funds space in particular, combining the firm’s finance expertise with its funds expertise.’

‘The two senior individuals who I’ve worked with are both very commercially-minded, thinking not only about the application of legal and regulatory requirements, but how to best guide clients through those in a sensible and pragmatic way.’

The Nauta team works very well together. I do not have to worry about anything falling between the cracks.

Larissa Silverentand and Frans van der Erden are great – each is at the top of her/his game, and give practical advice that clients feel they can trust.

Key clients


Achmea Investment Management

Alliance Bernstein


Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Brand New Day

CarVal Investors

CBRE Global Investors

Credit Suisse

Delta Lloyd

Deutsche Bank

Dynamic Credit

IBS Capital Management

ING Bank



Morgan Stanley






Shell Asset Management Company

Sixth Street Partners

Société Générale

Stichting Stimuleringsfonds Volkshuisvesting Nederlandse Gemeenten (SVn)

Syntrus Achmea


Triple Jump

T Rowe Price

Van Lanschot



Wells Fargo

Work highlights

  • Assisted Syntrus Achmea with the creation of a EUR 2.3bn residential property fund from a merger between two existing funds, involving complex transaction structuring.
  • Advise on the set-up and restructuring of the Dutch “Warmth Fund”, a government initiative for a EUR 5bn fund to support sustainability initiatives by granting loans to consumers and businesses.
  • Assisted ASR with the setting up of a US sustainable equity fund, which allows ASR to invest in a globally diversified equity portfolio for its institutional client base, further permitting ASR to implement its ESG strategy also with a focus on the US market.

Orange Clover Law

Orange Clover Law provides investment management advice and related regulatory services, with the team further supported by the firm's corporate and notarial departments. The group advises sponsors and institutional investors, including pension funds, global asset managers, venture capitalists, private equity funds, ETFs and fund administrators. The practice is led by Marcel van den Nieuwenhuijzen, an experienced investment management practitioner, who advises on multi-jurisdictional investment structures, formation and marketing, and investment-related Dutch and EU regulatory issues. The firm is sought after for its specialist handling of cases relating to Dutch funds and regulatory law. Alex Gonzalez specialises in a broad range of financial markets regulation and investment management work, including advising funds, banks and asset managers.

Practice head(s):

Marcel van den Nieuwenhuijzen

Other key lawyers:

Duco Poppema; Alex Gonzalez


‘Marcel van den Nieuwenhuijzen showed a thorough understanding of the law and practice relating to Dutch investment funds and gave practical and commercial advice to the client.’

‘A responsive team that provides digestible advice.’

‘Marcel van den Nieuwehuijzen – smart, quick and to the point.’

‘Boutique Netherlands funds offering – very agile and helpful.’

‘The team is great for any investment funds and securitization vehicles related questions. They have the necessary technical knowledge and expertise to help clients on the set-up and also specific technical questions. They give practical advice, are efficient and responsive.’

‘The individuals have been very helpful during our work together as they were always keen to finalize all necessary procedures and liaise with our firm to complete the needed workload to successfully close transactions.’

‘Marcel van den Nieuwenhuijzen – always available for the hard problems. Duco Poppema – great communicator, trustworthy, reliable.’

‘Marcel and Duco deliver big law advice from a boutique setting. Plus they are very hands on, they deliver what they promise and they made our common client very happy.’

Key clients

MN Services

Pemberton Asset Management

APG Asset Management

New York Stock Exchange

Shape Q

Avedon Capital Partners

Stichting Pensioenfonds Achmea


NFA Management


Persépolis Investments


Secondstage Ventures

Nationaal Warmtefonds

Stichting Pensioenfonds Metaal & Techniek

Stichting Pensioenfonds van de Metalelektro

01 Ventures

Andreas Capital

Triodos Investment Management

Legal & General Investment Management

Urban Impact Ventures

Underline Ventures

CNBB Equity Partners

Acrobator Ventures

Catalyze Group

Work highlights

  • Acting as lead counsel to MN Services on behalf of Stichting Pensioenfonds Metaal & Techniek and Stichting Pensioenfonds van de Metalelektro on its joint €2.5bn investment in infrastructure debt.
  • Acting as Dutch counsel to Ibtikar, a Ramallah-based venture capital firm on the establishment of a Dutch fund manager and Ibitkar’s second fund based in the Netherlands.
  • Advising ABN AMRO Clearing Chicago on the regulatory requirements relating to offering certain regulated services to clients in the Netherlands.

Simmons & Simmons

Simmons & Simmons offers integrated legal and tax advice and has strong sector association connections including AIMA, DUFAS and EFAMA. Moreover, with a pan-European funds practice, the team is well-placed to offer advice across significant investment jurisdictions, and advises both domestic and international funds, institutional investors and pension funds. The practice is led by Iris Dingemans, who specialises in advising fund managers operating under AIFMD and UCITS on fund formation, structuring investments and marketing of funds, and René van Eldonk, who has expertise in transactional tax and planning related to investment funds and asset management. Counsel Harmen Wielens was a recent arrival from Jones Day.

Practice head(s):

Iris Dingemans; René van Eldonk

Other key lawyers:

Pim Duteweert; Harmen Wielens


‘Simmons has a lean and agile team, that is very able, flexible and client-focused. There is not a matter they cannot assist on expertly. They go the extra mile and – through their industry knowledge – stand out as real partners rather than just advisors. There are few firms in the Netherlands like them.’

‘Iris Dingemans is a highly experienced, all-round partner in the field of asset management, who is able to advise on all relevant topics and is is at the forefront of new industry and regulatory developments. Newly joined Harmen Wielens is one of the asset management lawyers to watch and a great catch for Simmons.’

‘What stands out is the level of knowledge and experience of the team. Not only the team I am dealing with, but also other partners of this firm. They understand the legislation in combination with business and setting/ industry and how it works in practice, and finally what supervisors would or could appreciate.’

Key clients

AEGON Asset Management

Achmea Investment Management

Arcus Infrastructure Partners

Atream SAS

AXA Investment Managers


Avenue Capital


BlueBay Asset Management


BMO Global Asset Management

British Land


Cambridge Associates

Carican Group

CBRE Investment Management

DIF Capital Partners

Franklin Templeton

Kempen Capital Management

IFM Investors

Insight Investment

Legal & General Investment Management

MN Services

NN Investment Partners


Nova Capital

Abu Dhabi Investment Council


PGGM Vermogensbeheer B.V.



Redbird Capital LLC



Stichting Pensioenfonds van ABN AMRO N.V

Surmount Ventures

Stichting Pensioenfonds Heineken


Triodos Investment Management

Work highlights

  • Acted as legal and tax counsel in respect of the set-up and design of Arcus Infrastructure Partner’s Dutch alternative investment fund manager, including without limitation assisting with the license application at the AFM.
  • Advising a Dutch based investment manager with the implementation of SFDR/taxonomy into its Dutch and Luxembourg funds range.
  • Advising a Dutch based investment manager with respect to its current and future service offering to Dutch pension funds in light of the Dutch pension reform.


The asset management team at Finnius is skilled at assisting the full range of fund managers on financial regulatory issues. This specialist regulatory expertise sees the team sought after to act as co-counsel on a cross-firm basis in larger matters where this proficiency is required. Practice heads Rosemarijn Labeur and Tim de Wit are experienced in financial regulatory issues relating to investment funds including AIFMD and UCITS, and often assist clients with navigating the highly regulated asset management landscape.

Practice head(s):

Rosemarijn Labeur; Tim de Wit

Other key lawyers:

Marieke Spee


‘Rosemarijn Labeur has knowledge of all relevant details and is able to explain this to non-legal people in clear formats. Practical approach without compromising to current law. Always on, and quick responses.’

‘Finnius is very knowledge driven. They for example publish a document with all relevant developments in thier fields of expertise. They are genuine experts with a practical approach if needed.’

‘Tim is very hands-on, easy going, reactive and proactive and basically fun to work with.’

Key clients



Blackfin Capital Partners

Cardano Risk Management


Ownership Capital


Vesteda Investment Management

Alt Investments

Blauwhoed Investments

Certitudo Investment Management

Commodity Discovery Fund

Duinweide Investeringen


FMO Investment Management

Frontclear Management

Hanzevast Capital

IBS Fund Management

Juno Investment Partners

Klaverblad Verzekeringen

Kwynt Management


Meesman Index Investments

Momentum Capital

NLC Fund Management

OBAM Investment Management

Privium Fund Management

Quadrum Beheer

Sentinel Real Estate

Veris Investments

Wire Group

Work highlights

  • Advised private equity fund Blackfin Capital Partners on the acquisition of the Blauwtrust Groep, a Dutch mortgage servicer and distributor.
  • Assisted Quadrum Beheer with obtaining a second EuVECA label for managing a private equity fund.
  • Assisted Privium Fund Management with the notification and approval of a new alternative investment fund (Aescap Genetics Fund) with the AFM.

Osborne Clarke

The funds team at Osborne Clarke sits within the firm's wider financial regulatory department. The practice, led by Johannes de Jong, has experience advising fund managers, specifically retail and fintech investment funds, on the structuring and formation of listed funds as well as licence applications, including UCITS and AIFMD. The group frequently works in conjunction with tax, banking and corporate teams in the Amsterdam office and also leverages the firm's international reach to support its Dutch fund clients.

Practice head(s):

Johannes de Jong


‘Very strong experience in the regulatory and financial law space. Above par for Dutch law firms.’

‘Johannes the Jong is a stand out partner. He is very knowledgeable of the law, the workings of the regulator and the practical aspects of the business.’

Key clients

ASN Impact Investors (ASN Bank)

Real Estate Fund Management B.V.

Schroders Plc.

OHV Institutional Asset Management B.V.

Mint Tower Capital Management B.V.

Van Eck Asset Management B.V.

Intertrust Depositary Services B.V.

Icoinic B.V.

Caplins Investment Management B.V.

CL Venture Partners B.V.

Work highlights

  • Assisted ASN in restructuring 4 retail Euronext Amsterdam listed open-end sub-funds (part of a umbrella AIF managed by ASN Impact Investors) into 4 newly created UCITS investment funds.
  • Assisted ASN with structuring and forming a new Euronext Amsterdam traded retail open-end biodiversity impact fund, a Biodiversity fund in Europe.
  • Structured and formed a new EUR 50m full scope AIFMD closed-end investment fund with a 100% SME debt investment strategy with the European Investment Fund (EIF) as cornerstone investor.

Van Doorne

The investment management team at Van Doorne has rapidly developed with the arrival of practice heads Daan Horsthuis and Harm-Paul Plas from Houthoff, and more recently senior associate Elise Stormmesand. The team now offers fund structuring and investment management services as well as related tax advice, specifically on private equity and venture capital funds, hedge funds, real estate and funds-of-funds, and has experience representing both institutional investors and fund/asset managers.

Practice head(s):

Daan Horsthuis; Harm-Paul Plas

Other key lawyers:

Elise Stormmesand


‘The ‘new’ investment management team of Van Doorne has all the relevant knowledge at hand to address any regulatory concerns that we may have as a large asset and fund manager in the Dutch market, and therefore under strict supervision by the Dutch regulators. Their up-to-date knowledge of the industry and any new regulatory requirements together with their proactive approach is much appreciated by our organisation. Furthermore, their services are rendered at competitive prices.’

‘Daan Horsthuis is very skilfull, has detailed knowledge of financial law applicable to, inter alia, Dutch fund and asset managers, and uses his knowledge in a very pragmatic and ‘client-friendly’ way. We feel in very good hands knowing that Daan is always available for any urgent issues we may face.’

‘Harm-Paul Plas has great knowledge of transition- and asset management services and accommodates our organisation by drafting and negotiating state-of-the-art agreements. Furthermore, we experience our day-to-day relationship with both Daan and Harm-Paul as very pleasant and informal. We could not wish for any better legal advisors.’

‘I have worked with Van Doorne on finalising a fiduciary management agreement and I was impressed by their up to date knowledge of the industry in general and on specific rules and regulations in particular.’

‘Harm-Paul has the unique combination of being commercial and practical when possible and being firm and determined when necessary.’

Key clients

Candriam Asset Management (previously Dexia Asset Management)

Mogelijk Fondsenbeheer

Synergia Capital Partners

Rubio Impact Ventures

Work highlights

  • Advising Candriam, an asset manager in Europe, on all Dutch regulatory matters and the set-up of its investment/fund management structure in the Netherlands and the registration, marketing and distribution of investment funds in the Netherlands.
  • Drafting and negotiating fund documentation for newly established (private equity, venture capital, real estate, loan etc.) investment funds for both licensed and sub-threshold managers.
  • Advising one of the largest pension funds in the Netherlands in relation to its investments in various investment fund structures as well on drafting and negotiating the legal documentation of its outsourced asset management, fund management and fiduciary and other advisory services.