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Netherlands

Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 6

BarentsKrans

BarentsKrans’ β€˜efficient’ department provides β€˜well-tailored, no-nonsense advice’. β€˜Proactive, client-oriented’, β€˜ever-enthusiastic perfectionist’ Rhamsey Croes heads the practice, and is β€˜available 24/7’; he made partner in January 2017. Michiel Martin acted for KPN on its acquisition of Solcon, and Harry Rek assisted Wellpet with its purchase of Paragon Products Holding. Nick Surber and notary Robert-Jan Zwaan are also recommended.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 3

BarentsKrans

Clients consider BarentsKrans’ competition and public procurement team to be β€˜a very good choice for EU and competition law matters’. It is headed by the β€˜fantastic’, β€˜very intelligent’ Joost Fanoy, who advised Infotheek on the competition aspects of a number of acquisitions in 2017. Martijn van Maanen is also recommended.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

BarentsKrans

β€˜Easily available and quick to react’, the team at BarentsKrans acts for clients such as KPMG, ABN Amro and the municipality of Delft. Group head Caroline van Gent is an expert in civil service, non-profit and healthcare employment. The β€˜very smart, creative and proactive’ Laurens de Graaf is β€˜calm and mature’; β€˜down-to-earth litigator’ Max Keulaerds has β€˜a brilliant legal mind’; and Peter Vas Nunes is β€˜caring and intelligent’. Rogier Duk is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Rogier Duk - BarentsKrans

Next generation lawyers

Laurens de Graaf - BarentsKrans

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 5

BarentsKrans

Harry Rek leads BarentsKrans’ team, often advising foreign PE firms on their Dutch investments. Michiel Martin advised Hot ITem on the sale of most of its shares to De Hoge Dennen Capital. The β€˜practical, proactive’ Rhamsey Croes made partner in January 2017; civil law notary Robert-Jan Zwaan is also recommended.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 3

BarentsKrans

Jesse Zijlma and Jeffrey Koenecke lead the team at BarentsKrans, which has strong transactional and contentious capabilities. The pair assisted Amvest and Aegon with €300m-worth of acquisitions, including the €150m Glashaven redevelopment. Koenecke and development expert Joost Huijgen acted for ASR on its €275m purchase of Stationsportefeuille from NS Vastgoed.

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Netherlands: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation
Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation - ranked: tier 2

BarentsKrans

The β€˜very good, proactive’ team at BarentsKrans is often instructed in financial and Supreme Court litigation in addition to contentious commercial matters. Rieme-Jan Tjittes is representing Fox Networks in a dispute with Ziggo brought before the Amsterdam District Court regarding the distribution of national and international Premier League Soccer on Dutch television. Martijn van Maanen successfully defended Bank Indonesia in appeal proceedings brought by trustees before the Supreme Court regarding the bankruptcy of subsidiary Indover Bank. William Schonewille is also a name to note.

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Netherlands: Industry focus

Healthcare and life sciences
Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 2

BarentsKrans

Led by β€˜extremely personable’ regulatory and patents expert Marleen van den Horst, who has β€˜a depth of experience few can rival’, BarentsKrans’ team counts Focus Care, Accord Healthcare, Bayer and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries among its clients. Caroline van Gent is recommended for healthcare employment matters.

Leading individuals

Marleen van den Horst - BarentsKrans

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Netherlands: Intellectual property

Patents
Intellectual property: Patents - ranked: tier 3

BarentsKrans

The β€˜devoted, personable, well-connected’ Marleen van den Horst heads BarentsKrans’ team, which is active in pharmaceuticals, telecoms, electronics and mechanical engineering. Van den Horst and the β€˜comforting’, β€˜widely knowledgeable and very amicable’ Jaap Bremer acted for Sun Pharmaceutical Industries in nullity and infringement proceedings against Novartis.

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Trade marks, copyrights and design rights
Intellectual property: Trade marks, copyrights and design rights - ranked: tier 5

BarentsKrans

Praised for its β€˜outstanding knowledge of trade mark law and EU case law’, BarentsKrans’ department counts Heutink, Exterion Media and De Nederlandse Energie Maatschappij among its clients. The key contact is the β€˜eloquent, authoritative’ Jaap Bremer, who has β€˜the knowledge of a professor and the attitude of a lean, mean business lawyer’.

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Legal Developments in Netherlands

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  • New Late Payments Directive

    Despite the implementation of Directive 2000/35/EC on combating late payment in commercial transactions in 2002, the European Commission (the β€œCommission”) concluded in 2008 that late payments were still widespread in the EU. It also turned out that public authorities in certain Member States were stipulating unjustifiably long contractual payment periods for transactions.
  • Amendment of the Collective Redundancy Notification Act

    On 1 March 2012 the Collective Redundancy Notification Act (Wet Melding Collective Outslug, "WACO") will be amended. What changes does this involve?
  • New Corporate Law Legislation

    In the field of corporate law, there are four (coming) Acts that attract attention, namely the introduction of the tenth book of the Dutch Civil Code, the amendment of the Marital Property Act and, to conclude, the coming entry into effect of the Management and Supervision Act and the Flexibilization of BV Act. Please find below a short explanation of each Act.
  • Shipping & Transport - Netherlands

    Attaching maritime assets in insolvency
    - AKD
  • The employment of foreign workers. What issues do you need to be aware of as an employer?

    The employment of foreign workers regularly raises questions. A brief summary of the most important areas of attention will be dealt with in this article.
    - AKD
  • Non-solicitation agreement violated via LinkedIn

    A non-solicitation agreement usually restricts the ability of an employee - after an employment contract has ended - to approach the clients of the former employer. The former employee of a software company recently discovered that the scope of such an agreement can also include contacts made via LinkedIn.
    - AKD
  • NETHERLANDS AS A GLOBAL FINANCE CENTRE

    Few jurisdictions can boast a foreign direct investment record like the Netherlands. As the world's seventh largest inward receiver of investments, housing approximately 9000 foreign-owned companies, the country's dynamic business environment provides an invaluable insight into macro investment trends.
    - AKD
  • Forming a company in the Netherlands

    The Netherlands and Dutch law The Netherlands is a perfect business location for foreign entrepreneurs (2,000 subsidiaries in Amsterdam, 140,000 jobs). It is the gateway to densely populated Western Europe and has a well-developed logistic and technical infrastructure.
  • Leasing of commercial premises in the Netherlands

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  • Employment of foreign workers in the Netherlands

    The employment of foreign workers in the Netherlands regularly raises questions. What issues do you need to be aware of as an employer? A brief summary of the most important areas of attention will be dealt with in this article.
    - AKD