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Loyens & Loeff

FRED ROESKESTRAAT 100, 1076 ED AMSTERDAM, PO BOX 71170, 1008 BD AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
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Netherlands

Banking and finance: Borrower side
Banking and finance: Borrower side - ranked: tier 3

Loyens & Loeff

Loyens & Loeff¬†fields a¬†‚Äėresponsive and collaborative‚Äô team that has notable experience in cross-border transactions. ‚ÄėOut of the box thinker‚Äô¬†Gianluca Kreuze¬†and Martijn Schoonewille¬†assisted PAI Partners with its public offer, together with British Columbia Investment Management Corporation, for all listed shares in Refresco Group. Practice head Kitty Lieverse¬†led the advice to Carval and its portfolio company RNHB on the acquisition of the entire Roparco mortgage loan business unit of Rabobank. ‚ÄėCommercially strong‚Äô senior associate¬†Kim Koops,¬†Sietske van ‚Äėt Hooft¬†and senior associate¬†Sabine Schoute¬†are also recommended.

Next Generation Partners

Kim Koops - Loyens & Loeff

Sabine Schoute - Loyens & Loeff

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Banking and finance: Financial services regulatory
Banking and finance: Financial services regulatory - ranked: tier 2

Loyens & Loeff

Loyens & Loeff has considerable experience acting for investment funds. In one recent highlight, practice head Kitty Lieverse¬†led advice to BlackFin Capital Partners on the regulatory issues regarding its acquisition of all issued and outstanding shares in Buckaroo from Intrum Justitia;¬†Lieverse¬†is¬†'very knowledgeable and experienced in advising on regulatory implications and dares to think out of the box bearing in mind both the regulatory requirements as well as the client's preferences'. In other work, the ‚Äėexperienced, hands-on‚Äô Martijn Schoonewille¬†is assisting Stichting Continu√Įteit Delta Lloyd with the regulatory aspects of its sale of shares to NN Group, as well as obtaining a declaration of no-objection from the Dutch Central Bank and European Central Bank. Of counsel Bart Joosen is also recommended. Other clients include¬†pension funds and insurers.

Leading individuals

Kitty Lieverse - Loyens & Loeff

Next Generation Partners

Martijn Schoonewille - Loyens & Loeff

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Banking and finance: asset finance and structured finance
Banking and finance: asset finance and structured finance - ranked: tier 2

Loyens & Loeff

Loyens & Loeff‚Äôs team has core strengths in residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) car lease and trade receivables transactions. A major client is Obvion, which the firm acted for on all five of its new RMBS transactions. The team, which is headed by the ‚Äėstand-out and unrivalled‚Äô MarieŐątte van ‚Äėt Westeinde¬†and Willem Jarigsma, includes senior associates Evelien Bougie, and Marijke van der Weide. Jarigsma recently re-joined the team in April 2018, having been head of the firm‚Äôs management.

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Banking and finance: lender or arranger side
Banking and finance: lender or arranger side - ranked: tier 3

Loyens & Loeff

At Loyens & Loeff, the ‚Äėstrong, collaborative‚Äô department regularly acts for financial institutions and corporations on domestic and international financing matters. Sietske van ‚Äėt Hooft¬†advised the European Investment Bank on the¬† ‚ā¨100m financing of the new Amphia Hospital in Breda. The team, which is headed by Kitty Lieverse, also includes Gianluca Kreuze¬†and senior associates¬†Kim Koops¬†and¬†Sabine Schoute.

Next Generation Partners

Kim Koops - Loyens & Loeff

Sabine Schoute - Loyens & Loeff

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Capital markets: debt
Capital markets: debt - ranked: tier 2

Loyens & Loeff

Loyens & Loeff‚Äôs Martijn Schoonewille¬†advised Bacardi on the Dutch corporate, financial regulatory and tax law aspects of a ‚ā¨6.4bn debt refinancing, partially conducted to finance the acquisition of Patr√≥n Spirits International, using a series of credit facilities, note issuances and bridging loans. He also assisted Capital Stage with the placement of perpetual subordinated bonds of ‚ā¨97.3m.

Leading individuals

Martijn Schoonewille - Loyens & Loeff

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Capital markets: equity
Capital markets: equity - ranked: tier 2

Loyens & Loeff

Loyens & Loeff‚Äôs practice head Martijn Schoonewille¬†advised Index Ventures and General Atlantic on the IPO at Euronext Amsterdam of Adyen, a payment platform, valued at ‚ā¨7.1bn. Jelmer Kalisvaart¬†is another key name; he handled real estate company Griffin Premium's IPO on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, valued at ‚ā¨206m.

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Commercial, corporate and M&a
Commercial, corporate and M&a - ranked: tier 3

Loyens & Loeff

Loyens & Loeff¬†attracts large and mid-market deals, especially those involving private equity, and is highlighted for its 'in-depth knowledge of the M&A market and its truly client first approach.' The 'proactive' Harmen Holtrop¬† heads the group and is valued for 'knowing exactly the approach the client wants to take'. He assisted the Carlyle Group on its acquisition with GIC, the Singapore-based sovereign wealth fund, of the special chemicals division of Akzo Nobel. The matter had an enterprise value of¬†‚ā¨10.1bn. Other noted team members include Herman Kaemingk, who has a focus on management and leveraged buyouts, and Jan-Willem van Rooij¬†whose international practice includes energy market transactions.

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 2

Loyens & Loeff

The Loyens & Loeff¬†team is noted for its 'effective communications' and¬†always 'get the job done'. Jurriaan vd Stok¬†'takes the time for critical thinking', while lead partner Bram Linnartz¬†'is dedicated, critical, and provides solutions'.¬†Timo Huisman¬†is another noted practitioner. The group brings together real estate and tax expertise on substantial development projects in the residential, commercial, and energy sectors ‚Äď it advised Astronegy on the development of a large-scale solar park including contractual and permitting issues. The group also assisted a joint venture client on a development comprising office, residential, and commercial buildings.

Next Generation Partners

Timo Huisman - Loyens & Loeff

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

Loyens & Loeff

Loyens & Loeff¬†fields a team of¬†‚Äėsmart and practical practitioners‚Äô who 'think on their feet'.¬†Complex banking litigation, securities litigation and shareholders‚Äô and joint-venture related disputes are core strengths. ‚ÄėTop litigator‚Äô Jeroen van den Brande¬†and Mijke Sinninghe Damst√©¬†are¬†key names in Hendrik van Druten's¬†practice.

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Dispute resolution: Mediation
Dispute resolution: Mediation - ranked: tier 1

Loyens & Loeff

At Loyens & Loeff, Jurgen Kuiper is a name to note. Core strengths include disputes with governing bodies, as well as commercial, corporate and tax disputes.

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Dispute resolution: arbitration
Dispute resolution: arbitration - ranked: tier 3

Loyens & Loeff

Loyens & Loeff’s arbitration practice regularly represent clients in domestic arbitration concerning oil and gas, onshore and offshore facilities, power generation, construction and engineering. The team frequently acts in disputes concerning joint ventures, partnerships and shareholder agreements. Jeroen van den Brande successfully defended a cloud data protection company against a claim for full penalty payment related to an earn-out agreement with the sellers of all stock in another large Dutch cloud data company. Other names to note include Tom Claassens  and practice head Hendrik van Druten.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 2

Loyens & Loeff

Loyens & Loeff’s team has 'a practical and co-operative approach' and has developed particular expertise in the healthcare sector. Key names include Professor Gert-Wim van de Meent, recently promoted partner Marc Wiggers, PhD and counsel Marc Custers. Natasja Brusik and Robin Struijlaart are the names to note at senior associate level.

Next Generation Partners

Marc Wiggers - Loyens & Loeff

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Loyens & Loeff

The 'hands-on and solution-driven' team at Loyens & Loeff¬†'has a can-do mentality' and¬†'excellent litigator' Klaas Wiersma¬†is considered to be 'the engine behind his smoothly running team'. Other team members include senior associates Jim Margry¬†‚Äď 'a real thoroughbred and an aggressive yet fair negotiator, with a lot M&A experience' and the 'responsive' Maureen te Poel.¬† Hermine Vo√Ľte, who co-heads the team with Wiersma, advised the¬†central works council of Jumbo Distributiecentrum on its negotiations with the company on an agreement regarding the employment conditions for around 3,000 supply chain employees. The practice's expertise includes tax in addition to the full range of employment, pension, and labour relations matters, especially arising from mergers and reorganisations.

Leading individuals

Klaas Wiersma - Loyens & Loeff

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Energy: regulatory
Energy: regulatory - ranked: tier 1

Loyens & Loeff

Loyens & Loeff offers impressive multi-disciplinary expertise to clients in the oil and gas, utilities, and renewables sectors, as well as advising some of the largest distribution network operators in the Netherlands. Max Oosterhuis and counsel Roland de Vlam provide a wealth of experience in domestic and EU regulatory regimes; the team successfully represented Stedin in two Supreme Court proceedings against Chemours on the ownership of transformers. It is also advising a client in civil and regulatory proceedings regarding the re-routing of a key drinking water pipeline. Jan-Willem van Rooij is also a notable practitioner on both transactional and regulatory matters.

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Energy: transactional
Energy: transactional - ranked: tier 2

Loyens & Loeff

Loyens & Loeff provides its clients, including buyers, sellers, and investors in the energy sector, with multi-disciplinary advice in relation to M&A transactions in the oil and gas, utilities and renewables sectors. Team head, Jan-Willem van Rooij is advising exploration company ONE (Oranje-Nassau Energy) in a complex transaction in the oil and gas sector whereby the client will acquire operational responsibility for the GEms area of the North Sea. EU and national energy specialist Max  Oosterhuis is also a noted team member.

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Environment and planning
Environment and planning - ranked: tier 3

Loyens & Loeff

Loyens & Loeff provides a range of environmental and planning regulatory advice from its competition and regulatory practice group, working in conjunction with the corporate and real estate teams. Guido Koop, Max Oosterhuis and Tom van Helmond are the key contacts. The team is advising Van Nieuwpoort Group on the redevelopment of a former industrial site, involving assisting on negotiations with the municipality to establish a new zoning plan, the remediation of environmental contaminations and the timing of permit procedures.

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Fraud and white-collar crime
Fraud and white-collar crime - ranked: tier 2

Loyens & Loeff

At Loyens & Loeff, the team, according to one client, 'does an outstanding job in assisting us with difficult legal cases'. Sidney Berendsen offers expertise in internal investigations, negotiations involving authorities and seizures of assets matters. Senior associate Susanne van Breukelen is a key name for corporate criminal defence work. Compliance issues are another area of strength.

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Industry focus: Food
Industry focus: Food - ranked: tier 1

Loyens & Loeff

Loyens & Loeff¬†'offers strong, relevant advice', and for one client 'the speed of response is crucial'. The team provides a full, multi-jurisdictional service¬†to clients in the food and beverages industries including advising on corporate, IP and complex regulatory regimes. Professor Gert-Wim van de Meent¬†heads the practice and has a focus on domestic and EU regulatory, competition and procurement law;¬†Yves Van Couter¬†heads the Benelux group. The team advised Bacardi and its group companies on the Dutch and Swiss aspects of¬† its acquisition of Patr√≥n Spirits International ‚Äď its PATR√ďN brand.¬†Harmen Holtrop, who co-chairs the corporate group¬†advised Nimbus on the disposal of Meneba, the major grain miller.

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Industry focus: Information technology
Industry focus: Information technology - ranked: tier 3

Loyens & Loeff

Led by Kim Lucassen and Serge Zwanen, the Loyens & Loeff group advises on a comprehensive range of issues including data protection and outsourcing with a focus on resolving disputes and risk management. Sector teams also cover areas such as automotive, food and beverages, healthcare, and energy. It advised Tergooi hospital on acquiring a new patient information system and on transactions with Philips, Siemens, and Toshiba for acquiring high-tech medical systems.

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Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences
Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 1

Loyens & Loeff

Loyens & Loeff offers clients in the life sciences and healthcare fields a comprehensive range of corporate, tax, compliance, and real estate expertise. Tom van Helmond, Kim Lucassen, and Frank Leijdesdorff lead a practice that advised Swiss global diagnostics company Unilabs on the acquisition of  Medlon Unilabs. The team advised on regulatory regimes, the corporate and competition aspects, as well as the merger notifications. Other clients include global pharmaceutical and bioscience companies as well as investors and lenders.

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Industry focus: retail
Industry focus: retail - ranked: tier 1

Loyens & Loeff

Loyens & Loeff is hailed as a 'best-in-class team with broad knowledge and the willingness to take a view'. Lonne Rooseboom, Bram Linnartz and Steven Lucas are the senior partners in the team that advises on large-scale transactions involving retail assets including shopping centre portfolios. It  assisted IEF Capital on a transaction regarding a retail portfolio consisting of 31 department stores, a matter with a price tag of some tens of billions. Other clients include the Blackstone Group, Coolblue and Nike.

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Industry focus: telecoms
Industry focus: telecoms - ranked: tier 3

Loyens & Loeff

Data protection and privacy specialist Kim Lucassen,along with IP and litigator Serge Zwanen, are the key lawyers in Loyens & Loeff's TMT practice. The department serves clients including Tata Communications and Interxion. In highlight work, the team acted for Brazilian telecoms company Oi in its restructuring and litigation of more than $20bn worth of debt.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 2

Loyens & Loeff

Kitty Lieverse heads the Loyens & Loeff practice while litigator Mijke Sinninghe Damsté has a focus on advising financial institutions on liability and regulatory matters. Senior associate Merel van Asch combines litigation and insurance expertise and is highlighted for providing 'a brilliant analysis of a case'. The team acts for major insurance companies and corporates and is advising Aon on a range of regulatory issues and litigation. AXA, Achmea, and NN Group are clients.

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 1

Loyens & Loeff

Loyens & Loeff's team has, according to one client,¬†‚Äėan¬†excellent level of expertise,¬†better connections with local tax and financial markets authorities than many others' and is 'very experienced and up-to-date on international and cross-border issues'. ¬†Marco De Lignie¬†leads the group.¬†Mark Van Dam, recently promoted partner¬†Michiel Beudeker¬†and senior associate¬†Vilmar Feenstra¬†are also noted.

Leading individuals

Marco de Lignie - Loyens & Loeff

Mark van Dam - Loyens & Loeff

Next Generation Partners

Vilmar Feenstra - Loyens & Loeff

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 2

Loyens & Loeff

Loyens & Loeff’s department is integrated into its well-regarded M&A team. The practice is jointly led by Harmen Holtrop and Herman Kaemingk, whose clients include CVC Capital Partners and ING Corporate Investments. In recent work, the group advised Caryle on its acquisition of the special chemicals division from Akzo Nobel. Bas Vletter, Roel Fluitis and senior associate Antoinette van der Hauw are other key names.

Leading individuals

Herman Kaemingk - Loyens & Loeff

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 1

Loyens & Loeff

'A major selling point' for Loyens & Loeff¬†'is that the team is huge and has the capacity to deal with the big transactions'. The team is also acclaimed for 'the breadth of its¬†knowledge, its network, and 24/7 mentality'. Lonne Rooseboom¬†leads a practice that includes Wilfred Groen¬†and Steven Lucas, the latter is highlighted for his burgeoning practice and for 'successfully closing all transactions and winning in litigations'. Bram Linnartz, who is also the managing partner,¬† is considered a 'deal maker' and 'one of the best known real estate advisors in the Netherlands'. Linnartz led the team that advised Castlelake on the acquisition of five shopping centres throughout the Netherlands, a deal worth¬†‚ā¨156.5m.

Leading individuals

Bram Linnartz - Loyens & Loeff

Wilfred Groen - Loyens & Loeff

Next Generation Partners

Lonne Rooseboom - Loyens & Loeff

Steven Lucas - Loyens & Loeff

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 2

Loyens & Loeff

Loyens & Loeff combines cross-border capability and tax expertise with  restructuring and insolvency. Following a period in the London office, Vincent Vroom now heads the Dutch practice and is recommended for 'his unlimited knowledge and being one of the best in the field of bankruptcy' and 'a great creative thinker'. The team advised Sun Capital in the restructuring and subsequent bankruptcy of Vroom & Dreesman. Hendrik van Druten is also a noted team member.

Next Generation Partners

Vincent Vroom - Loyens & Loeff

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Loyens & Loeff

Loyens & Loeff‚Äôs group is rated for its ‚Äėtop-notch Dutch tax advice‚Äô and is a key name for transactional tax matters. Marc Klerks¬†led advice to Carlyle on its acquisition, as part of a consortium, of the special chemicals division of AkzoNobel, valued at ‚ā¨10.1bn. Bartjan Zoetmulder¬†and Ynze van der Tempel¬†assisted Lone Star Funds with the tax aspects of its acquisition of a retail and residential portfolio consisting of 77 retail properties and 90 residential properties across the Netherlands from Dela Real. Other key names include¬†Harmen van Dam,¬†Marcel Buur,¬†Marco De Lignie¬†and Fred van der Leije, who advises on private wealth matters. Margriet Lukkien¬†is notable for her international tax advice.

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Transport
Transport - ranked: tier 2

Loyens & Loeff

Praised for its ‚Äėknowledge and expertise in the marine sector‚Äô, Loyens & Loeff¬†has expertise in lender-side shipping finance. ‚ÄėPractical and hands-on‚Äô team lead Gianluca Kreuze¬†advised ABN Amro on a facility made available for the delivery of a new-built vessel - one of eight entirely financed by the bank. Senior associate Ehsan Shirzadi¬†is also noted.

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