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

BarentsKrans

Michiel Martin is the lead partner at BarentsKrans who advised Zwanenberg Food Group acquiring the Oss-based meat, sauce, and soup factory from Unilever and the subsequent entering into a strategic alliance with Unilever. The highly experienced Harry Rek assisted engineering software provider Bentley Systems with its acquisition of 100% of the shares in Dutch geotechnical software provider Plaxis/Plaxinvest. Rhamsey Croes leads the team which was boosted with the arrival of Koen van Wijk who joined from Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV.

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

BarentsKrans

At BarentsKrans,¬†Rieme-Jan Tjittes successfully defended claims against BP by Ballast Nedama in a ‚ā¨3m construction dispute.¬†Martijn van Maanen is acting for litigation funding company, Cartel Damage Claims, in the sodium chlorate cartel, a Europe-wide cartel matter.¬†William Schonewille is also a name to note. The team saw a number of changes: Annelies van der Ploeg¬†was promoted to the partnership and Marjolein van Rest to senior associate. The group is also a key name for financial and Supreme Court litigation.

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Dispute resolution: arbitration
Dispute resolution: arbitration - ranked: tier 5

BarentsKrans

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 3

BarentsKrans

BarentsKrans‚Äô competition and public procurement team is noted for its ‚Äėefficiency and easy access to partners‚Äô and its 'strong and thorough knowledge of competition law'. It is headed by the ‚Äėpractical' and ‚Äėbusiness-minded‚Äô Joost Fanoy, who advises BCD Travel on all competition law aspects (behavioural and merger control) of the setup of a worldwide joint venture. Senior associate¬†Gijs van Midden¬†and cartel damage claims specialist¬†Martijn van Maanen¬†are also recommended.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

BarentsKrans

BarentsKrans is 'excellent on the knowledge and capabilities' fronts and 'is always on top of developments and will inform its customers of these'. Max Keulaerds and Caroline Van Gent head the team and Rogier Duk is the highly respected senior partner who has conducted numerous cases in the Supreme Court. Laurens De Graaf is also noted; 'he always knows what questions to ask and where the sore points are'. The team handles the full range of advisory and contentious matters; it is acting for several clients in relation to union actions; works council issues and dismissal matters. Peter Vas Nunes has retired from the practice.

Leading individuals

Rogier Duk - BarentsKrans

Next generation lawyers

Laurens de Graaf - BarentsKrans

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

BarentsKrans

Marleen Van Den Horst heads the practice at BarentsKrans which has 'respected lawyers with a broad network' and who 'go into depth in understanding technology and provide a strategy'. Van den Horst has decades of experience in relation to litigation over blockbuster drugs and regulatory proceedings; she is well assisted by senior associate Claudia Zeri. The team assisted Haaglanden Medisch Centrum on the formation of a joint venture as well as on competition and regulatory matters. It is also assisting Bayer/Van Beest on a major product liability case regarding a veterinary vaccine. The team also advises on real estate matters and Caroline Van Gent assists on employment work.

Leading individuals

Marleen van den Horst - BarentsKrans

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Intellectual property: Patents
Intellectual property: Patents - ranked: tier 3

BarentsKrans

The BarentsKrans team offers comprehensive IP expertise across mechanical engineering, electronics, telecoms, chemistry, and life sciences sectors and represents clients including Bayer, Nutrition Sciences, and Accord Healthcare. The team's lawyers are 'respected; have a broad network; and go into depth to understand technology'. Marleen Van Den Horst who heads the team 'is highly valued and driven but never loses oversight and focus'. Jaap Bremer and senior associate Claudia Zeri are key members. The team is assisting longstanding client Mylan in preliminary relief in patent infringement proceedings initiated by ICOS and Eli Lilly.

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

BarentsKrans

BarentsKrans is appreciated for 'being involved and determined' and for the 'excellent performance' of its lawyers. Jaap Bremer co-heads the group with Marleen van den Horst. The team's work includes acting for Lemax on the enforcement of its copyrights and design rights in the Netherlands, elsewhere in Europe, and mainland China.

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 5

BarentsKrans

Harry Rek leads BarentsKrans’ team, which focuses on domestic mid-market deals and is a popular choice for referral work from larger law firms. Civil law notary Robert-Jan Zwaan is another key name.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 3

BarentsKrans

Servicing a group¬†of clients ranging from housing corporations to investment funds, institutional and commercial investors and developers, the team at BarentsKrans¬†is 'powerful with broad knowledge and skills and a practical approach'.¬†Jesse Zijlma¬†and Jeffrey Koenecke, who 'know what they are talking about', head up a substantial and growing team whose clients include¬†Amvest,¬†Borealis Hotel Group, and¬†IKEA. In recent work,¬†Koenecke¬†and Joost Huijgen¬†advised Stichting Pensioenfonds Metaal enTechniek on the purchase and transfer of real estate in a variety of locations ‚Äď the Terra portfolio which included three shopping malls. Partner Remco B√§cker¬†and Nicole Soliana¬†joined the team in January 2018 from Loyens & Loeff.

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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 ‚ÄúCommission‚ÄĚ) 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

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    - 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