BarentsKrans > The Hague, Netherlands > Firm Profile

BarentsKrans
Attn. Suzanne Pennington de Jongh
Lange Voorhout 3
2514 EA The Hague
Netherlands

Netherlands > Employment Tier 1

BarentsKrans fields ‘a very competent team, which is easy to reach and swift in its replies’. The team focuses on high profile contentious matters and handles litigation in the Appeals Court and Supreme Court. Max Keulaerds  and Laurens De Graaf  head the practice, with Keulaerds recommended for high stakes litigation and transfer of undertakings (protection of employment) (TUPE) matters. De Graaf handles a wide range of employment issues, including reorganisations and collective dismissals, works council negotiations and equal pay disputes, and acts for clients in the transport, banking, oil and gas, construction and software development sectors. Senior associate Frank Dekker  is also recommended.

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The practice distinguishes itself by thinking in solutions and not in problems’.

‘They are flexible and customer-oriented’.

‘In-depth knowledge of the sector, the issues affecting us, and how the legal issues they deal with could impact our business’.

‘Laurens de Graaf is a superb litigator, ever-prepared, razor sharp and fights to defend our company like its his own’.

‘Major experience in international schools’.

‘Up-to-date knowledge on the Covid-19 pandemic, related implications, plus newsletters with Covid regulations updates’.

‘The contact is very personal, open and strictly confidential’.

‘They have a true personal touch through their communication’.

Key clients

Deliveroo

ABN AMRO Bank

Ryanair

Selecta Netherlands B.V.

Canon Production Printing

SBM Offshore

Saudi Aramco

BASF Vegetable Seeds (Nunhems)

Technip Energies

McDermott

Remondis

VDL Nedcar

AEGON

Achmea

ARLANXEO

Work highlights

  • Representing Deliveroo in litigation at the Appeals Court and Supreme Court level, in relation to (i) employment status of riders, (ii) applicability of the CLA for Road Transport and (iii) mandatory participation in the Pension Fund for the Road Transport Industry.
  • Representing 116 Martinair pilots in a TUPE case against KLM, essentially challenging the basic premise of the ECJ Oy Liikenne case (C-172/99). After dismissal of the claims by the Lower Court and Appeals Court of Amsterdam, the Supreme Court reversed and ordered a retrial, which was recently ruled upon in favour of the pilots by the The Hague Appeals Court.
  • Representing FNV in the ECJ proceedings regarding the status of the Heiploeg group pre-pack takeover under the Acquired Rights Directive.

Netherlands > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 2

The Hague-based BarentsKrans is ‘very hands on and responsive, and proceeds by way of very deep analysis and research’. It focuses on corporate, commercial and financial litigation, and stands out for its track record of Supreme Court cases. The practice is headed by Martijn van Maanen , Rieme-Jan Tjittes  and William Schonewille ; with van Maanen recommended for M&A disputes, insolvency and fraud cases; Tjittes handling commercial litigation, arbitration and Supreme Court litigation; and Schonewille dealing with financial litigation for investors, consumers and financial institutions. Philip Fruytier joined from Houthoff in April 2021.

Practice head(s):

Martijn van Maanen; Rieme-Jan Tjittes; William Schonewille

Other key lawyers:

Roeland de Mol; Philip Fruytier

Testimonials

‘The team always provides a great knowledge of the law’.

‘The interaction with the various members of the team is very smooth’.

‘In terms of technology and IT, the team is young and very interactive, and shows a high level of practicality and knowledge in using and exploiting the technology tools’.

‘Roeland de Mol has a very pragmatic and solution-oriented approach’.

‘They understand without any difficulty very complex situations and subject matters’.

‘The team is very knowledgeable and experienced, and at the same time hands on and pragmatic’.

‘The whole process of co-operation is smooth and pleasant’.

‘The firm has a good track record on collective redress with William Schonewille and Martijn van Maanen leading the effort.’

Key clients

Claims Funding Europe

Macedonian Thrace Brewery

Stichting Massaschade & Consument

LTO Nederland

Carlos Ghosn

The Office of the Public Prosecutor Saint Martin

ICL Group

Bosal

BMW

OmniBridgeway

Harbour

KPN

Jenda

BRAC International

RoyalFriesland Campina

Disney

Accor

Work highlights

  • Representing the interests of several hundred corporations, including multinationals (HP, Unilever, Novartis, Ericsson, Philips, Canon, Motorola, etc.) in seeking compensation from the members of the Air Cargo Cartel.
  • Acting as counsel for Fox Networks in a dispute with Ziggo about the distribution of Premier League Soccer (National and International) on TV in the Netherlands.
  • Commenced a multi-million euro class action for consumers of Airbnb aiming at a full refund of all service costs paid by consumers.

Netherlands > Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences Tier 2

The health care and life sciences industry group at BarentsKrans offers clients ‘dedication combined with exceptional knowledge of the field’. The Hague-based practice focuses on regulatory, transactional and IP issues, including disputes and litigation. It acts for a range of companies, from smaller domestic clients to global pharmaceutical firms, and also as local counsel to foreign law firms. Marleen Van Den Horst  heads the team and has notable experience in contentious and non-contentious patent, regulatory and product liability matters. Jaap Bremer  is recommended for patent and trade mark litigation.

Practice head(s):

Marleen van den Horst

Other key lawyers:

Jaap Bremer

Testimonials

‘As a client, you can be sure that your interests will be taken care of’.

‘Working with Marleen van den Horst is a pleasant experience’.

‘With enthusiasm and skill, Marleen van den Horst clearly shows why she rightly belongs at the top in the Netherlands’.

‘I think what makes this practice unique is their willingness to think like and for a business’.

‘They have deep knowledge of the corporate structure of a business, so they can easily manoeuvre themselves where necessary’.

‘The depth of experience makes this practice unique’.

‘Marleen van den Horst is very pragmatic and strong on regulatory issues’.

Key clients

Mylan (now: Viatris)

Nutrition Sciences

HMC

Insud Pharma (formerly Chemo Group)

Menarini Diagnostics

Bayer

NeoKidney Foundation and Dutch Kidney Foundation

Sun Pharmaceuticals

AET (Alfred E. Tiefenbacher)

Stichting Voedingscentrum

Fortimedix

Focus Care Pharmaceuticals

Consilient Health

Accord Healthcare

Stada / Centrafarm

Teva

Supergarant Zorg

Pharma Patent

Stichting Jeugdformaat

Medisch Specialisten Collectief RdGG UA

Work highlights

  • Advising Insud Pharma on the launch of various generic and biosimilar products in Europe and filing protective letters on its behalf. Instituting invalidity proceedings against a European patent blocking the production of a blockbuster drug.
  • Acting as trusted counsel for HMC, the largest hospital in The Hague region, in all legal matters.
  • Advising an internationally well-known biotech company in preparing for launch of a biosimilar in NL, including its litigation strategy.

Netherlands > Environment and planning Tier 3

BarentsKrans’ ‘partners and associates work together as a well-oiled machine’ to provide clients with a range of environment and planning expertise and considerable expertise in associated litigation. As part of its real estate offering, the practice group also has a strong focus on project development, along with zoning law, acting for both public and private clients, including central government and regional and local authorities. Nicole Soliana heads the team and focuses on private law as it relates to the public sector, while Remco Bäcker specialises in administrative and environmental law. Jan Baas  left for La Gro Geelkerken in July 2021.

Practice head(s):

Nicole Soliana

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

The legal advice is sound and professional as it should be, yet in discussing the issues where advice is needed with the lawyers, the tone is informal and down to earth.

‘Remco Bäcker and Nicole Soliana represent the firm in a positive way and I consider them to be proper ambassadors for both the legal business as a whole, as well as for the firm itself.

A strength of the team is that they combine their knowledge of environment and planning (public law) with with their knowledge of private law.

Nicole Soliana cares for her job and for her customers.

‘The team is pleasant and fast with very good expertise.

I work a lot with Remco Bäcker who is very experienced, has great knowledge and a good overview.

High standards of knowledge and direct contact between the client and the partners of this firm.

They are honest when something is not possible.

Key clients

AM

Amvest

APF International

a.s.r. real estate

Azon

Bosch Beton

Brookland

CBRE

Delfland Water Authority

Ducor Petrochemicals

Ecorus

EDCO

G&S Vastgoed

JP Van Eesteren

Kickersvoet

LSI Investments

KPN

Municipality of Dordrecht

Province of Zuid-Holland

Rabobank Nederland

Snowworld Leisure

Synchroon

Van Omme & De Groot

Work highlights

  • Advising Rabobank with regard to various aspects of zoning and environmental law, as well as with regard to the contrats required for the redevelopment of its site in Utrecht.
  • Advising KPN on various legal proceedings regarding the roll-out of the 5G-network.
  • Representing Daka Rotterdam Zuid and JPG Veranda in administrative law proceedings at the Council of State against the municipality of Rotterdam with regards to the “Feyenoord City” zoning plan and asscoatied environmental permit.

Netherlands > EU and competition Tier 3

BarentsKrans‘ practice, which is led by Joost Fanoy, is highly-reputed in matters involving the food and agriculture, construction and financial services industries. It is also increasingly sought after for advice on long-term sustainability initiatives. The firm has a particularly strong track record acting for claimants in multijurisdictional follow-on cartel damages actions. In addition, it is equally strong defending companies in ACM behavioural investigations. On the non-contentious side, key workstreams include merger control, compliance advice, cooperation agreements and vertical agreements. Elsewhere, the firm has a growing public procurement practice. Recent highlights included Fanoy and others representing Macedonian Thrace Brewery in follow-on litigation against Heineken and its Greek subsidiary Athenian Brewery, with Athenian Brewery having previously been fined by the Greek competition authority for an alleged abuse of dominance in the Greek beer market. Senior associates Stephanie Vreede and Sophie Gilliam joined from NautaDutilh and DLA Piper respectively.

Practice head(s):

Joost Fanoy

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘A team of very knowledgeable competition experts that translates the legal theory and nuances to lawyers and non-lawyers (including board room members) who are less knowledgeable. They keep up to date with the latest and greatest in competition law and give excellent training to in-house teams on compliance matters.’

‘Due to the longstanding relationship that is present between our company and BarentsKrans, it is always possible to exchange thoughts on business topics without a further introduction on the connected conditions. This makes for a great collaboration.’

‘Communication is one of Tim’s strengths. Tim is almost always available in case of ad-hoc questions and thinks on his feet. This flexibility, paired with exceptional knowledge on EU competition law, contributes to a great overall experience.’

‘Preeminent competition damages litigation group works in a very tight and seamless manner. Every team member has considerable individual merit and experience.’

Key clients

Exterion Media

Porthos Project

Visma Connect

Selecta

EBS

Amadys

Dura Vermeer

Macedonian Thrace Brewery

BMW

Finco Fuel

Claims Funding Europe

Canon

Heutink

Oshkosh Defense

Albron

BCD Travel

Dell

Jeugdformaat

CDC

Exterion Media

Porthos Project

Visma Connect

Selecta

EBS

Amadys

Dura Vermeer

Macedonian Thrace Brewery

BMW

Finco Fuel

Claims Funding Europe

Canon

Heutink

Oshkosh Defense

Albron

BCD Travel

Dell

Jeugdformaat

CDC

Work highlights

  • Acting as plaintiff counsel on cartel damage cases such as Air cargo, Trucks, Elevators, Sodium Chlorate, Paraffin Wax and MTB/Heineken.
  • Working with the Netherlands Agricultural and Horticultural Association (LTO Nederland) on competition law guidance for sustainability initiatives.
  • Acting as the regular sounding board for BMW’s legal department with regard to competition law matters.

Netherlands > Intellectual property: Patents Tier 3

Based in The Hague, BarentsKrans undertakes complex litigation in addition to transactional work such as cross-border licences and joint development agreements. It also routinely assists clients with strategies to protect its key patents. Its deep knowledge of the pharma, life sciences, technology and agri-food sectors, includes mechanical engineering, electronics, telecoms and biotech. Clients also highlight an appreciation for the firm’s transparency and ‘excellent value‘ on the billing front. Jaap Bremer heads the IP and technology work, while Marleen Van Den Horst heads the healthcare and life sciences industry group. Both are highly rated talents for complex patent litigation and advisory work.

Practice head(s):

Jaap Bremer; Marleen van den Horst

Testimonials

‘The BarentsKrans team shows a great combination of a skilled and experienced team together with deep insights in the pharma patent litigation sphere.’

‘Marleen van der Horst and Jaap Bremer are in an excellent team and is really a go-to outfit for patent litigation in the Netherlands.’

‘Among the main strengths of the team by BK are dedication combined with exceptional knowledge of the field. As a client, you can be sure that your interests will be taken care of in the best possible way!’

‘Working with Marleen van der Horst is a pleasant experience. With enthusiasm and skill she clearly shows why she rightly belongs to the top in the Netherlands.’

‘Extremely capable and business savvy team that works to be in sync with the client’s business needs. They bring in experts where needed and work effectively well within the client budgets.’

‘Marleen van den Horst has been a pillar of support in devising ideas to get to market and to effectively derisk launches. She works on IP as well as business aspects to make sure that all areas are covered and effectively addressed.’

‘The team around our lawyer is well-motivated, skilled and the really act as a team to achieve deadlines and to provide the client with all necessary information.’

‘The firm has a long pedigree of acting in patent matters in the Netherlands.’

Key clients

Mylan (Viatris)

Nutrition Sciences

Teva

NeoKidney Foundation

Insud Pharma

InterDigital

Unilin

Stada / Centrafarm

Focus Care Pharmaceutical

Rollepaal (RPFlow)

Ciel et Terre

Mourik

Topa Thermal Packaging

Blommaert

Work highlights

  • Represented Ciel & Terre in enforcing its patent for floating solar systems against a Dutch infringer in preliminary injunction proceedings, eventually resulting in the Dutch competitor amending its system and the parties reaching a settlement.
  • Assisting Mourik in the negotiation of a number of complex licensing transactions with multinational energy companies regarding ground breaking new sustainable technology.

Netherlands > Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 4

Led by Jason van de Pol, the team at BarentsKrans handles domestic and cross-border transactions for corporate borrowers from sectors such as construction, food and agriculture, hotels and leisure, oil and gas and chemicals. The firm also has a particularly strong profile in the financial services sector, where it generates mandates from clients ranging in size from start-up companies to large multinationals. In a recent highlight, van de Pol led the advice to Zwanenberg Food Group on the financing aspects of its acquisition of Struik Foods Europe and its subsidiaries. The group also includes Michiel Martin.

Practice head(s):

Jason van de Pol

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Thorough legal knowledge applied to the case.’

‘The hands-on approach together with their up-to-date knowledge of the market.’

‘Their technical skills together with their accessibility.’

‘Easy access to the partner (not only at the start of the project, but throughout…).’

‘They were knowledgeable and responsive and readily able to handle English language documents and inquiries.’

Key clients

Ampleon

Borealis Hotel Group

BMW

BRAC International

Cornelder Holding

Dominion Colour Corporation

Ecorus

Saudi Aramco

Zwanenberg Food Group

Ducor Petrochemicals

Urban Gym Group

Huisman Equipment

Bosal

Mid Ocean Group

Quintes Holding

Amvest

Ecorus

MSA Safety

Altor

Amstelside

Work highlights

  • Advised Zwanenberg Food Group on its group financing with a consortium of banks.
  • Advised Borealis Hotel Group on its group financing with Three Hills Capital Partners and Rabobank.
  • Advising Ampleon on its group financing with a consortium of banks.

Netherlands > Intellectual property: trade marks, copyrights and design rights Tier 4

BarentsKrans covers a full range of contentious and non-contentious trade mark, copyright and design right matters, complemented by expertise in advertising, unfair competition and anti-counterfeiting actions. Jaap Bremer heads the IP and technology practice and is considered a ‘top expert in software related IP matters‘, and IP and technology specialist Marleen Van Den Horst  litigates multi-jurisdictional IP cases in addition to assisting clients in negotiating and drafting IP agreements. The firm is a partner with the start-up/spin off initiative Yes!Delft of Delft University and is also a member of Pro Bono Connect.

Practice head(s):

Jaap Bremer

Other key lawyers:

Marleen van den Horst; Nuray Arslan

Testimonials

‘Marleen van der Horst and Jaap Bremer always provides excellent advice and are very knowledgeable in certain branch segments.’

‘Jaap Bremer in particular stands out.’

‘Highly qualified lawyers, very efficient. Good communication and availability. Good standing in the Netherlands.’

‘Marleen van den Horst has an excellent standing. Very efficient, high quality legal advice. Nuray Arslan is also highly recommended, one of the up-and-coming lawyers at BarentsKrans.’

Jaap is an outstanding IP lawyer and a top expert in software-related IP matters. He has always achieved excellent results for us. He has always demonstrated the utmost professionalism, dedication and commitment to the client. He is extremely strategic, sophisticated and business-oriented and has always taken the time to fully understand our business goals, objectives, products and strategy. In summary, Jaap is a top-notch IP lawyer and a trusted advisor with an outstanding track record. The level and quality of his legal services are unmatched and he is a pleasure to work with.’

‘We have worked with Mrs van den Horst on a very specific and tricky IP case. In-depth knowledge and a courageous approach are the key differences.’

‘It was with little background information and knowledge of our business that this team was able to provide spot-on and high quality advice. With the help of this team, we were able to take strategic decisions, not limited but strengthened by legal advice.’

‘BarentsKrans is a full service law firm but manages to keep its IP practice working as a boutique firm. Strong practice in patents but certainly in soft IP issues as well.’

Key clients

Exterion Media

Epic Games

Heutink

Koninklijke KPN (Royal KPN)

RPFlow R&D

Grohe

Vacu Vin

Facebook

Work highlights

  • Advising and representing a major supermarket purchasing organisation in a dispute with a well-known brand owner concerning alleged trade mark infringement and unfair competition.
  • Representing a world-renowned IT company in trade mark enforcement action in the Netherlands against a major IT hardware supplier.
  • Representing a leading multinational software company in a copyright ownership and licensing dispute with the State of the Netherlands.

Netherlands > Private equity Tier 4

BarentsKrans is noted for its work for regional development companies targeting start-ups and innovative SMEs. The practice also represents a number of international private equity funds, often in respect of inbound investments, and is especially well-versed in industries including technology, biotech, safety and security. Harry Rek is the practice head.

Practice head(s):

Harry Rek

Other key lawyers:

Rhamsey Croes

Testimonials

‘Senior partner dedication, sector expertise and technical skill.’

‘Senior but down to earth and hands-on involved.’

Harry Rek is especially skilled.’

‘Partner involvement, all areas in-house, professional juniors.’

‘Partner involvement and commercial focus/ negotiating. Our partner Rhamsey Croes always helps us evaluating things and is not just merely a lawyer but a commercial partner.’

‘They have a perfect size set up, big enough with all practices and international network and still small enough for personal attention.’

‘They are always there when you need them, especially Rhamsey Croes.’

‘Profound knowledge. Pragmatic approach. Pleasant to work with.’

Key clients

InnovationQuarter

ENERGIIQ

ROM Utrecht

Foreman Capital B.V.

Bonichestone B.V.

MVGM Vastgoedmanagement B.V.

Wagram Private Equity (shareholder of MVGM)

Vehold B.V.

JHM Capital B.V.

Quintes Holding B.V.

New Compliance B.V.

Kimo B.V.

Cryptomatica B.V.

Skyberate Investment B.V.,

Work highlights

  • Advising state-funded renewable energy investment company Energiiq in connection with various investments.
  • Advising JHM Capital in connection with the sale of digital strategy agency Burst Mothership B.V. to Intracto (a portfolio company of PE firm Waterland).
  • Advised investment company Vehold in connection with its acquisition of 100% of shares in carriage builder Burgers Carrosserie B.V. from Chinese conglomerate CIMC.

Netherlands > Real estate Tier 4

BarentsKrans fields a team with ‘excellent knowledge of the real estate business’ under the leadership of Nicole Soliana and Jeffrey Koenecke . Its broad expertise includes experience in transactional work, financings, disputes, and environmental and zoning law. Koenecke has over 20 years’ experience in notarial matters pertaining to commercial real estate transactions and Soliana is a name to note for contract and liability work.

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Tough negotiators, but fair and practical’.

‘The most important thing is their way of solving problems in a personal manner’.

‘High level of knowledge and service’.

‘Jesse Zijlma is able to address solutions in new situations and can oversee complex projects’.

‘Jeffrey Koenecke offers a high level of quality and is consistent in advice’.

‘Direct, in-depth knowledge of market conditions and practical advice on how to handle cases’.

‘No-nonsense people that are always available to give us good advice’.

‘Nicole Soliana is all round, very sharp, and always sees the connection with other parts of the project, and works very hard’.

Key clients

AM

Amvest Residential Core Fund (Amvest RCF)

a.s.r. real estate

CBRE

Ecorus

Kwantum

Pensioenfonds Rail & Openbaar Vervoer

KPN

MN Services

Stichting Vestia

Daka Rotterdam Zuid

JPG Bouw

Brookland

Synchroon

Boon Food Group

J.P. van Eesteren

Meerdervoort Group

Rabobank Nederland

Blauwdruk Investeringen

Bouw- en Aannemingsbedrijf Van Omme & De Groot

Stadkwadraat

Van der Vorm Vastgoed

Neptune Energy Netherlands

Rivièra Maison

Work highlights

  • Advised Ecorus regarding the sale and realisation of several projects in 2020, including the solar park for aluminium producer Aldel in Farmsum, project Next Level II (the purchase of shares in Next Level Solar II and III B.V.) and one of the largest solar parks in the Netherlands, Fledderbosch in Ten Boer, with a surface area of 106 hectares.
  • Advised Amvest RCF on the purchase and realisation of seven apartment complexes of in total 552 apartments and penthouses in Amstelveen (project Olympiade) and of 203 apartments in a former postal office on the Coolsingel in Rotterdam (project The Post).
  • Advised Amvest RCF on the transaction ‘Project Docks’ involving the sale and transfer of a portfolio covering three cities: Amsterdam (complex ‘Terrazze and ‘Mura’), The Hague (complex ‘Vroondaal’) and Leeuwarden (complex ‘De Regent’), including in total 179 properties, consisting of residential units, commercial units, ancillary units and parking spaces.

Netherlands > Commercial, corporate and M&a Tier 5

BarentsKrans is predominantly instructed for buy-side representation though it is also proficient in sell-side representation which forms approximately a third of its recent caseload. The practice counts the trade and services, technology, production and construction industries as its most fruitful sectors of activity and is jointly led by Rhamsey Croes, who has considerable experience serving as lead counsel in cross-border deals, and Lisanne Vissers.

Practice head(s):

Rhamsey Croes; Lisanne Vissers

Other key lawyers:

Michiel Martin

Testimonials

‘Mid-sized transaction forums with true senior dedication to the client on transactions. Value for money.’

‘Down to earth and pragmatic, but high technical expertise.’

‘BK delivers high quality and reliable services, a full services firm.’

‘Very business oriented, interesting variety/mix of practices.’

‘Rhamsey Croes: very pragmatic, thinks together and for the client.’

‘Rhamsey Croes is a true expert in his field and always puts the client first.’

‘Rhamsey Croes – fantastic lawyer and partner – very good managerial skills, excellent knowledge of client’s needs, very business oriented advice.’

‘The team is very involved with the customer, knows what is important for the customer.’

Key clients

Quintes

Daily Logistics Group

KPN

Aegon

Borealis Hotel Group

MVGM

Monuta

Angelini Pharma

Vekoma Rides

Urban Gym Group (TrainMore)

Rotla (Centralpoint)

Zwanenberg Food Group

IHS Towers / Centennial Towers

Addtech Nordic

White & Case LLP (referral firm)

BMW

Huisman Equipment

Technolution

Snowworld

Boehringer Ingelheim

Mourik

VanderSat

Indu-Tools Group

P. Van De Velde Group

Foreman Capital

Craftview Software

Horticoop

Work highlights

  • Assisted Zwanenberg Food Group with the acquisition of Struik Foods Europe.
  • Advised Angelini Pharma as local counsel (White & Case LLP acted as lead counsel) on the acquisition of the shares in Arvelle Therapeutics.
  • Acted for Foreman Capital on the takeover of Fixami, a B2B and B2C e-commerce platform that sells tools and hardware in the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Spain.

The firm : BarentsKrans is an independent Dutch law firm located in The Hague with approximately 90 lawyers and civil-law notaries. The firm has an excellent reputation in dispute resolution and M&A, real estate and finance transactions. BarentsKrans offers dedicated service with a keen eye for its clients’ business goals. Through the firm’s strong referral practice, it has internationally active companies in addition to its domestic clientele in various sectors. BarentsKrans’ lawyers are regularly involved in ground-breaking cases and complex transactions, and are used to work in multi-jurisdictional teams.

Areas of practice
Corporate and commercial litigation: the firm’s corporate and commercial litigation specialists are recognised as leaders in this area. They advise and represent international and national clients in court proceedings and arbitration. The firm is involved in some of the most prominent international commercial and corporate disputes pending in the Netherlands, including cartel damages litigation (eg Air Cargo cartel and Paraffin wax cartel).

Commercial contracts: the firm has a number of recognised specialists in (international) contract law, who are able to act for companies and clients throughout the life cycle of a commercial contract: from the negotiation stage through to the contract termination. They work for both national and international companies, as well as advising renowned law firms that need extra expertise in the field of (international) contract law.

Banking and finance: BarentsKrans’ banking and finance team has many years of experience in advising and assisting clients with their entry into finance arrangements and on other complex finance issues, including financial regulatory and financial litigation matters. The lawyers of this team provide services to domestic and foreign banks, investors, other financial institutions, large companies, SMEs and high-net-worth individuals. This can involve syndicated or bilateral loans (LMA and other recommended forms), project finance, real estate (development finance), direct lending, asset based finance, trade finance and restructurings. Clients include: Huisman Equipment, Zwanenberg Food Group, Quintes, TINC Development Partners, Landesbank Hessen – Thüringen Girozentrale and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB), BNG Bank, Triodos Bank and MVGM.

IP and technology: BarentsKrans’ leading experts in this area deal with (multi-jurisdictional) disputes regarding infringement and validity of intellectual property rights as well as disputes regarding licences and exploitation of technology. The firm has extensive experience in representing clients before various national and European courts and institutions, including the Dutch Supreme Court, the Court of Justice and the EUIPO and has been involved in many prominent and pioneering cases.

EU and competition: the firm has broad experience in EU law and competition/antitrust law, including cartels, merger control, private enforcement and state aid. The BarentsKrans’ lawyers also specialise in public procurement law and can advise tenderers or contracting authorities before, during and after the tendering process.

Life sciences: the distribution of patented medicines often leads to proceedings. The firm’s life sciences team has been involved in many of these proceedings. In the sector, short and mid-term capital requirements remain a constant challenge. The firm has a proven track record in assisting in venture capital, private equity, MBO and MBI transactions, setting up joint ventures and financing agreements.

Supreme Court litigation: BarentsKrans belongs to a select group of firms with a traditionally large and highly regarded cassation practice. The supreme court litigation lawyers advise lawyers and their clients and conduct cassation proceedings covering the entire field of civil law. The firm has been involved in numerous landmark cases (eg Samsung/Apple, KPN/Staat, Delta/Staat).

Corporate/M&A: BarentsKrans corporate specialists, including civil law notaries, have a lot of experience in the field of corporate law. They service a broad range of national and international clients on all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions. Clients value the team for their efficient and problem solving approach.

Employment: the firm’s highly experienced specialists are known for their excellent service. They have been on top of the latest developments for well over a quarter of a century. BarentsKrans’ lawyers can assist with any employment law issue such as civil servants law, co-determination and pensions. All attorneys are members of relevant associations of employment law specialists.

Real estate: the firm consists of a large number of lawyers and civil law notaries with expert knowledge of and experience with real estate. Because the lawyers and civil law notaries work together closely, they are able to assist clients from the first negotiations through to the end result envisaged.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Corporate and commercial litigation Roeland de Molroeland.demol@barentskrans.nl
Commercial contracts Rieme-Jan Tjittesriemejan.tjittes@barentskrans.nl
Supreme Court litigation Jan-Paul Heeringjanpaul.heering@barentskrans.nl
Employment law Laurens de Graaflaurens.degraaf@barentskrans.nl
IP and technology Jaap Bremerjaap.bremer@barentskrans.nl
EU and competition Joost Fanoyjoost.fanoy@barentskrans.nl
Real estate Nicole Soliananicole.soliana@barentskrans.nl
Corporate and M&A Rhamsey Croesrhamsey.croes@barentskrans.nl
Life sciences Marleen van den Horstmarleen.vandenhorst@barentskrans.nl
Notary Jeffrey KoeneckeJeffrey.Koenecke@barentskrans.nl
Notary Robert-Jan Zwaanrobertjan.zwaan@barentskrans.nl
Banking & Finance Jason van de Poljason.vandepol@barentskrans.nl
Arbitration Rieme-Jan Tjittesriemejan.tjittes@barentskrans.nl
Public law & regulatory Remco Bäckerremco.backer@barentskrans.nl
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Mr Remco Bäcker photo Mr Remco BäckerRemco has worked as a lawyer in project development and public sector…
Mr Jaap Bremer  photo Mr Jaap Bremer Jaap’s practice focuses on Intellectual Property litigation, in particular with respect to…
Mr Rhamsey Croes  photo Mr Rhamsey Croes Rhamsey Croes is a lawyer since 2004 and joined BarentsKrans in 2015,…
Mr Laurens De Graaf  photo Mr Laurens De Graaf Laurens de Graaf is a partner in the employment law department. Laurens’ clients are…
Mr Roeland De Mol  photo Mr Roeland De Mol Roeland de Mol joined BarentsKrans in 2009 and is partner of the Corporate…
Mr Frank Dekker  photo Mr Frank Dekker Frank is an attorney at law at our Employment Law department. He advises…
Mr Max Keulaerds  photo Mr Max Keulaerds Max Keulaerds works for BarentsKrans since 1983 (partner since 1986) and he…
Mr Jeffrey Koenecke  photo Mr Jeffrey Koenecke Jeffrey has over 20 years of notarial experience in commercial real estate.  Jeffrey and…
Mr Harry Rek  photo Mr Harry Rek Harry Rek started his career as a lawyer in 1985 and was…
Mr William Schonewille  photo Mr William Schonewille William has been practising law since 1996 and had been a partner…
Mrs Nicole Soliana photo Mrs Nicole SolianaNicole Soliana has worked as an attorney in contract law and liability…
Mr Rieme-Jan Tjittes  photo Mr Rieme-Jan Tjittes Rieme-Jan is a very experienced litigation and arbitration attorney (‘advocaat’). He is…
Mrs Marleen Van Den Horst  photo Mrs Marleen Van Den Horst Marleen van den Horst is partner in the IP and Technology practice group and…
Marleen Van Den Horst  photo Marleen Van Den Horst Marleen van den Horst is partner in the IP and Technology practice group and…
Lisanne Vissers  photo Lisanne Vissers Lisanne has broad experience in Dutch corporate and company law. Her expertise…
Mr Martijn van Maanen  photo Mr Martijn van Maanen Martijn van Maanen heads the Corporate Litigation practice group. His practice covers the…
Ms Marjolein van Rest  photo Ms Marjolein van Rest Marjolein has been working with BarentsKrans as a lawyer since April 2012.…
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