Firm Profile > Loyens & Loeff > Amsterdam, Netherlands

Loyens & Loeff
Parnassusweg 300
1081 LC Amsterdam

Netherlands > Banking and finance: asset finance and structured finance Tier 1

Loyens & Loeff remains one of the Netherlands’ premier firms for residential mortgage-backed securities matters, with a client list that includes challenger banks beginning to invest in the mortgage space, as well as large financial institutions. Car lease securitisations are another frequent area of work for the practice, which is led by Mariette Van ’t Westeinde, who handles the firm’s securitisation mandates, and asset financing specialist Willem Jarigsma, who is particularly focused on UK-based clients. Senior associate Marijke van der Weide is an emerging name, with a practice that includes securitisations, covered bonds, and derivatives.

Practice head(s):

Mariette van ‘t Westeinde; Willem Jarigsma

Other key lawyers:


‘The Loyens team has some of the most significant and diversified experience in the Dutch securitization market, and is very innovative when facing legal hurdles.’

‘Excellent response times, huge expertise and user friendly.’

‘Loyens & Loeff is a leader in its field in the Netherlands.’

‘Marijke van der Weide is very responsive and knowledgeable.

Mariette van’t Westeinde is always commercial and provides expert advice.

Key clients

Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A.

Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank S.A.

Allianz Benelux

bunq B.V.

Obvion N.V.

Tulp Hypotheken


BNP Paribas

Dynamic Credit

Elan Woninghypotheken

Athlon Car Lease Nederland


Rabo Fund Management

Netherlands > Energy: regulatory Tier 1

Loyens & Loeff has a broad sector focus, which includes oil and gas, power and utilities, and renewables. It has worked on cases that have helped shape the tax and regulatory environment, making it well-placed to handle dispute resolution matters. Roland de Vlam is noted for his energy regulatory and mining law expertise, with a focus on offshore wind and solar; he is a seasoned litigator. He co-heads the practice with Jan-Willem van Rooij. Max Oosterhuis is recommended for Dutch and EU energy law matters.

Practice head(s):

Jan-Willem van Rooij; Roland de Vlam

Other key lawyers:


‘The team is excellent and one of a kind in the Netherlands’.

‘The team has the ability to provide advice which no other team in the Netherlands can provide’.

‘Roland de Vlam provides clear and to-the-point advice’.

‘They are able to translate significant complicated technical and economic issues into transparent summarised legal letters’.

‘Knowledge of complicated regulatory issues combined with state of the art legal knowhow’.

Key clients



European Energy Exchange (EEX)



Province of Fryslân

NS Stations


Pure Energie





Astronergy / Chint





Havenbedrijf Rotterdam

Lightsource BP

Netherlands > Industry focus: Food Tier 1

Loyens & Loeff fields a ‘broad team with diverse specialisms’, which excels in providing high-level multi-jurisdictional legal and tax advice to food and beverage clients. Drawing on expertise from the firm's healthcare and life sciences group, the practice is well equipped to handle food sector regulatory developments. The team leverages expertise in relation to food safety, labelling, food hygiene, food ingredients, and food contact materials. Gert-Wim van de Meent has a core focus on regulated industries; he jointly heads the team with senior associates Natasja Brusik and Victor van Ahee.

Practice head(s):

Gert-Wim van de Meent; Natasja Brusik; Victor van Ahee


‘The team is a pleasure to work with’.

‘They provide to-the-point and practical advice on a high legal level’.

‘The firm and team can handle any job you throw at them.’

‘A good legal advisor I regularly work with is Victor van Ahee, he is a sharp and knowledgeable food lawyer.’

‘Victor van Ahee delivers swiftly and satisfactorily, and is responsive.’

‘Their food regulatory expertise is very high and they are aware of the developments in the food sector.’

‘Their capabilities exceed those of competitors that usually end at the legal perspective.’

‘We have found out Loyens & Loeff looks further, which is a big help.’

Key clients



Bayer Crop Science

B&S Group

Cargill B.V.


Collins Foods Ltd (KFC)

Cornelis Vrolijk

Danish Crown


Dawn Foods

Emmi Italy

Exal Corporation



FitForMe B.V.

Fleury Michon


Glencore Grain


Illovo Sugar

Kerry Group

Kettle Foods Ltd.


Koninklijke Zeelandia

Krynica Vitamin S.A.




Rembrandt Foods


Samson & Surrey

Sligro Food Group

Struik Foods

Yara Sluiskil



Netherlands > Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences Tier 1

The dedicated healthcare and life sciences team at Loyens & Loeff provides ‘great expertise, with a business-oriented approach’. With additional offices in Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland, the firm is well placed to handle cross-border M&A, regulatory issues and tax matters in the healthcare and life sciences field. Its multidisciplinary approach includes expertise in competition law and governance with a focus on the healthcare industry. It often advises large manufacturers of pharmaceuticals on issues relating to import, packaging, release, and marketing medicines throughout the EU. Tom van Helmond, Kim Lucassen and Frank Leijdesdorff head the team.

Practice head(s):

Tom van Helmond; Kim Lucassen; Frank Leijdesdorff

Other key lawyers:

Marc Wiggers


‘Great expertise, business-oriented approach, whilst focusing on the important legal matters’.

‘Availability, turn-around time and quality of work’.

‘High quality work’. 

‘Frank Leijdesdorff is involved and efficient, provides clever and bespoke matter management and anticipates client’s needs’.

Key clients

Inogen Inc.

Zilveren Kruis Zorgverzekeringen N.V.


Bergman Clinics

Zorgverzekeraars Nederland

Pharming Group N.V.




PHOENIX group/Brocacef

Amstelland Hospital

Tergooi Hospital




Becton Dickson and Company



Jeroen Bosch Ziekenhuis



Active Capital company

Karmijn Capital

Siemens Healthineers

Forbion Capital

Pharming Group


Netherlands > Industry focus: retail Tier 1

Loyens & Loeff advises high-end retailers and property investors on real estate, corporate, commercial, and bankruptcy and insolvency matters, in the retail space. It has recently seen an uptick in instructions relating to logistics and e-commerce. Lonne Rooseboom heads the team and is a key name for real estate transactions, turnkey projects and project development. Steven Lucas acts for domestic and global clients on commercial real estate development, civil construction law, tenancy law and property transactions.

Practice head(s):

Lonne Rooseboom

Other key lawyers:

Steven Lucas; Bram Linnartz

Key clients




High Brook Investors

IEF Capital



M7 Real Estate




Scoth & Soda

Simon Property

Sun Capital

The Blackstone Group



Netherlands > Investment funds Tier 1

Loyens & Loeff's top-flight practice offers 'integrated services, smoothly combining tax, legal and regulatory aspects in its approach'. Clients also benefit from the firm's technology and innovation team which is continually developing automated workflows and has developed a client portal - HighQ. Tax specialist Marco de Lignie is specialised in all aspects of domestic and international tax as they affect fund formations and management and routinely acts on private equity buyout and venture capital transactions. Fellow tax expert Roderik Beckers advises on European and other cross-border investments and REITs are a specialism. Joep Ottervanger has considerable experience advising fund managers and investors, and fund of funds, and Vilmar Feenstra is also an experienced funds specialist. Mark van Dam has left the practice to become a judge.   

Practice head(s):

Marco de Lignie


‘Loyens & Loeff’s investment management practice offers truly integrated services. They smoothly combine tax, legal and regulatory aspects in their approach. They are very experienced and reliable, react fast and are always to-the-point. We highly appreciate their experience and great network among financial market and tax authorities. They provide excellent materials for our local tax and legal & regulatory committees and by contributing to yearly recurring training programs for both junior and senior investment managers.’

‘Marco de Lignie has been in the lead for a long time and is always up-to-date and willing to share his experience and knowledge. He has often noticed issues to work on before we knew of them. He brings in experts from tax areas, legal and regulatory when needed and is the driver behind better cooperation between European and local committees that work on better tax legislation in Europe and the Netherlands. Just a great person to work together with.’

‘All top tier advisors – technical skills outstanding – they combine this with hands on advice.’

‘The Loyens team works collaboratively, efficiently, and quite creatively. Together with Loyens, we have essentially invented a unique Venture Fund set-up, which was necessary due to our particular mandate, style, investors and the diverse geographies that we invest in. This has meant that Loyens has had to pull in partners from diverse practice groups to work with us as a flexible and fast-moving team. All of this is accomplished in a cohesive and collegiate fashion that is distinct and much appreciated.’

‘The practice leader Joep Ottervanger is one of the very best in the Dutch Investment Funds advisory business. Always available, extensive knowledge, hands on and internationally experienced, he brings the extra mile to his clients facilitating smart solutions.’

‘Under the lead of Joep Ottervanger the Investment Funds practice is a service orientated and solutions driven team with in depth knowledge on the investment funds market.’

‘On top of the current developments, good network within government agencies. Pragmatic, and focused.’

‘They offer a full service approach combining the different disciplines. Seem to be most knowledgeable of market practices.’ 

‘Joep Ottervanger has shown the perfect balance for us between high quality and efficiency. He has proved to be present when needed.’

‘They are good lawyers, very experienced, highly approachable and always willing to walk the extra mile. I appreciate Vilmar Feenstra’s hands-on approach as well as his thorough understanding of what is considered market practice.’

Key clients

Active Capital Company

AlpInvest Partners

Altera Vastgoed

Avedon Capital Partners

Bencis Capital Partners

Biogeneration Ventures

Cairn Real Estate

CBRE Global Investors

DIF Capital Partners

Egeria Capital Management

Endeit Capital



Finch Capital


Gilde Buy Out Partners

Gilde Equity Management

Griffin Real Estate

HighBrook Investors


Karmijn Kapitaal

Lone Star

Main Capital Partners

Mentha Capital


Parcom Capital

Round Hill Capital

Torqx Capital Partners

Value Enhancement Partners

Waterland Private Equity Investments

Netherlands > Real estate Tier 1

Loyens & Loeff’s real estate offering includes tax experts and civil law notaries, as well as real estate lawyers. Its broad practice handles transactions, real estate finance, construction law, real estate funds, tenancy law and litigation. It continues to see an uptick in instructions in the logistics, healthcare, office and hotels sectors. Lonne Rooseboom chairs the group and is well regarded for commercial real estate transactions, turnkey projects and project development. Wilfred Groen, Bram Linnartz and Steven Lucas are other key names. Paul Kerckhoffs is now in an an advisory role.

Practice head(s):

Lonne Rooseboom

Other key lawyers:


‘Very responsive team with great understanding of the real estate issues’.

Key clients


AB Sagax

AXA Real Estate Investment Managers S.A.

DHG Property Solutions

Edge Technologies


Goldman Sachs

Heimstaden Castor AB

Highbrook Investors

M7 Real Estate


Patrizia Immobilien AG


Real I.S. AG

Round Hill Capital

Somerset Capital Partners

The Blackstone Group

Tristan Capital

Netherlands > Tax Tier 1

With one of the largest team in the market, Loyens & Loeff is a mighty force in the tax arena, both in the Netherlands and across the Benelux region. The practice is divided into six areas of specialism, including international tax, investment management, corporate tax and indirect tax, while the teams are led by specialists in each. Names to note include transfer pricing specialist Harmen van Dam, who chairs the firm's international tax services group; head of the CEE practice Bartjan Zoetmulder; investment management specialist Marco de Lignie and the 'absolutely outstanding' Margriet Lukkien.  

Practice head(s):

Harmen van Dam; Arco Bobeldijk; Marco de Lignie; Fred van der Leije; Ynze van der Tempel; Jan Bart Schober

Other key lawyers:

Roderik Beckers; Jeroen Janssen; Marcel Buur; Bartjan Zoetmulder; Margriet Lukkien


Margriet Lukkien is absolutely outstanding, both from a technical perspective but also in her international profile. She is a real role model to others.’

Loyens tax practice is responsive and thoughtful. They are technically savvy while remaining practical. I usually get advice that can be integrated with other planning and goals and can be acted on.’

I work most closely with Margriet Lukkien on a number of restructurings, involving both US and non-US multinationals. Margriet brings in and supervises her team. She is fantastic: organised, responsive and technically very smart. She manages her teams well, both tax and corporate.’

Loyens & Loeff’s tax pratice stands out in the market, as it has provided excellent tax advice for such a long period and is still market leader.’

Margriet Lukkien stands out as an expert for international tax law; she explains complex legal regimes by coming right to the point and she has a great feeling for communicating her ideas and suggestions so you know what counts. Other noteworthy lawyers are Louis Lutz and Charlotte Kies – Louis focusing on transactional work and Charlotte on international tax.’

We have worked with the Loyens team on a number of mutual clients. They have a top-notch tax practice in the Netherlands, Luxembourg and elsewhere, and we work seamlessly together with them. They are attentive, responsive, and forward-thinking. What we most appreciate is that the Loyens team often looks at the bigger picture of a project instead of overly focusing just on their sphere of influence. This leads to more comprehensive and quality advice for clients.’

Vincent van der Lans and Margriet Lukkien are both exceptional tax lawyers at Loyens. When we work together, it feels like we are partners at the same firm. Both Vincent and Margriet are super-responsive and creative, with advice that is crisp and clear.’

Their time of responsiveness is excellent and always providing very creative initiatives.’

Profound technical knowledge and broad experience in all different matters.’

Key clients



Waterland Private Equity Investments


Simon Property Group

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

First Reserve

Crédit Suisse

Round Hill Capital


Netherlands > Banking and finance: Financial services regulatory Tier 2

Loyens & Loeff focuses primarily on regulatory counsel in relation to M&A deals in the financial sector, and the launch of new business financial products. Kitty Lieverse heads the team, acting for a wide range of domestic and international financial institutions, with a strong following in the payment services sector, as well as large traditional banking clients. Martijn Schoonewille is another key figure, and is particularly recommended for matters which overlap with the tech sector. At a more junior level, counsel Roderik Boogaard is one to watch, specialising in fund regulation.

Practice head(s):

Kitty Lieverse

Other key lawyers:

Martijn Schoonewille; Roderick Boogaard; Bart Joosen


‘The Loyens & Loeff team is top-class due to its individuals who are easy to approach and who have an excellent view of the Dutch financial regulatory landscape. Their advice is spot-on and practical to implement.’

‘Kitty Lieverse and Bart Joosen are two of the best lawyers, who can combine knowledge with practical advice.’

‘Legal and financial up-to-date knowledge and a practical way of working and thinking. ’

‘The L&L team is very approachable, has a good understanding of the local financial regulatory requirements, but also of our business. The team provides sound and practical advice on matters, not only locally but also internationally. ’

‘Kitty Lieverse is very approachable, understands our business well and is very service-oriented.’

Key clients

Fidelity National Information Services

Credit Agricole Investment Banking


Netherlands > Banking and finance: lender or arranger side Tier 2

The Loyens & Loeff team continues to act for several of the Netherlands’ largest financial institutions including ING, ABN Amro and Rabobank, alongside several large global players. Kitty Lieverse heads the overall team, while Gianluca Kreuze is the key contact for acquisition and corporate finance matters, often handling large cross-border deals. Other key team members include Mariette Van ’t Westeinde, who is recommended for more specialised matters such as structured finance, and Kim Koops, who focuses primarily on secured lending.

Practice head(s):

Kitty Lieverse

Other key lawyers:

Kim Koops; Gianluca Kreuze; Mariette Van ‘t Westeinde


Very solution-oriented law firm. Reliable in terms of quality and very quick.’

Kim Koops is always available for his client, is down-to-earth, with quick perception and a pragmatic view of the essentials (legally and economically). He has a sense of humor and is always polite and constructive in negotiations (also if others’ emotions are running high).’

Strong knowledge of the financing market in the Netherlands. Highly-skilled professionals. Good quality of consumer protection regulation and financial supervision act. Think along with the customer and deliver as promised.’

Kim Koops is a pragmatic adviser, understands our needs and delivers high-quality work. Good contractual experience and strong knowledge of the financing market. Kitty Lieverse is a top expert on financial supervision law and consumer protection laws and regulations. She is high quality, pleasant to work with and very easy to approach for all kinds of matters. Very good in communication and explaining various expects of a case at hand.’

An excellent, commercial and responsive team.’

Key clients


ING Bank N.V.


Berlin Hyp AG

European Investment Bank


Credit Suisse

JP Morgan

Societe Generale

Svenska Handelsbanken

Netherlands > Capital markets: debt Tier 2

Loyens & Loeff is highly active in cross-border matters, frequently working with UK and US counsel on behalf of large Dutch clients issuing bonds in US dollars, as well as representing lead managers and arrangers. Martijn Schoonewille heads the team, and is highly experienced in private placements and EMTN programme updates,  as well as more more novel matters such as sustainable development goal-linked bonds. Mariette Van ’t Westeinde is another key name within the practice, and has a particular focus on structured finance and securitisation-related deals.

Practice head(s):

Martijn Schoonewille

Other key lawyers:

Mariette van’t Westeinde

Key clients

OI European Group B.V.

ENEL Finance International N.V.

Mondelēz International Holdings Netherlands B.V.

Merrill Lynch B.V.

Givaudan Finance Europe B.V.

VEON Holdings B.V.

Oriflame Holdings B.V.

Ferrari N.V.


Clear Channel

InterXion Holding N.V.

Netherlands > Commercial, corporate and M&a Tier 2

Loyens & Loeff ‘works at the top of the market in The Netherlands and remains very pragmatic and deal-driven’ for clients across the Benelux region, handling high-end and mid-market mandates and working closely with the firm’s tax practice. While the group has expertise across all strands of the market, it is notably active in the private equity, energy, real estate, transport and healthcare sectors. Harmen Holtrop and Bastiaan Cornelisse jointly lead the team from Amsterdam and Rotterdam respectively; other key names include ‘truly gifted deal lawyerHerman Kaemingk, who regularly handles management and leveraged buyouts, Antoinette van der Hauw and newly promoted partner Freek Hilberdink.

Practice head(s):

Harmen Holtrop; Bastiaan Cornelisse

Other key lawyers:


‘The Loyens team works at the top of the market in The Netherlands, but remains very pragmatic and deal driven. They do not allow academic, dogmatic issues to derail a process.’

‘Lisanne Bakker: an excellent communicator and superior matter management. Remains calm at all times and is always available to address issues.’

‘Herman Kaemingk: takes a diplomatic/mediator approach rather than a fighting dog approach to have parties reach a reasonable agreement.’

‘Herman Kaemingk is a truly gifted deal lawyer. None better-full stop.’

Key clients

DPG Media Belgium

NCOI Opleidingen

B&S Group





Westmont Hospitality Group

Lucas Bols


Alliander and Annexis Group


Netherlands > Construction Tier 2

Loyens & Loeff’s multidisciplinary team includes civil law notaries and tax advisers, as well as lawyers, making it well positioned to advise on a broad range of construction and real estate matters. The team is frequently instructed by project developers, investors, and construction companies. The practice is headed by Jurriaan van der Stok, Ynze van der Tempel and counsel Timo Huisman. Van der Stok is a civil notary and focuses on project development and real estate transactions. van der Tempel is chairman of the indirect tax practice group.

Practice head(s):

Jurriaan van der Stok; Ynze van der Tempel; Timo Huisman

Other key lawyers:

Bartjan Zoetmulder; Steven Lucas


‘When we were put in the corner there was always a creative way out with a smart work around to make it work one way or the other.’

‘The composition of the company and team is organised in such a way that there is an answer for every question.’

‘Timo Huisman is very skilled and versatile in construction law.’

‘The practice has a multidisciplinary team available at all times.’

‘What makes the individuals stand out, is their drive to provide you with the best legal advice made available in the shortest possible time.’

‘Deal-driven, strong negotiation skills, pragmatism, responsive and excellent knowledge.’

‘Experienced, pragmatic and pleasant to work with.’

Key clients



APF International / Angelo Gordon

Being Development


David Hart Group

Edge Technologies

Goldman Sachs

KKR / Mirastar

Maarsen Groep



Royal BAM


Netherlands > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 2

Loyens & Loeff continues to gain market share, particularly within the Netherlands' burgeoning class action market. The firm is defending ICAP in the internationally-significant mass claim brought by Stichting Elco Foundation concerning alleged manipulation of interest rate benchmarks. Matters handled include corporate, commercial and financial litigation, white collar crime, insolvency and restructuring disputes and tax litigation. Practice co-heads Sidney Berendsen and Mijke Sinninghe Damsté  are both highly rated, as is insolvency and restructuring partner Vincent Vroom. Huib Schrama is a notable senior associate.

Practice head(s):

Sidney Berendsen; Mijke Sinninghe Damsté

Other key lawyers:


‘Well established commercial litigation team, broad variety of cases and sectors. Solid. Huib Schrama is a very talented senior associate.’

‘We are working with Loyens & Loeff on a complicated class-action litigation filed in Amsterdam. Loyens & Loeff does an excellent job of explaining the differences in their legal system compared to ours in the US and helping us to navigate those differences. Their English is impeccable, they have excellent ideas and they are very responsive.’

‘Sidney Berendsen and Huib Schrama are excellent individually and top-notch as a team.’

‘Good and solid litigation practice.’

‘Good combination of legal knowledge, litigation skills and practical approach.’


Key clients



De Seizoenen

IEF Capital





Pension Fund Rail and Public Transport

Netherlands > Employment Tier 2

The employment and benefits team at Loyens & Loeff is well-regarded for pensions law, social security, employment taxes and immigration matters. The firm offers an in-house ‘managing a pension fund’ course, which provides clients with the knowledge and skills to pass the examination required for a management position at a pension fund. Klaas Wiersma is adept at handling the employment aspects of M&A deals, restructurings and collective dismissals, as well as cross-border employment issues. Wiersma co-heads the practice with Hermine Voûte, who has over 31 years of employment law experience and focuses on high-profile dismissals and co-determination procedures. Laurie Kuijpers is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Hermine Voûte; Klaas Wiersma

Other key lawyers:


‘Klaas Wiersma is a very strong professional whose attitude, personality and working style make him a great advisor in separation matters involving executive management’.

‘Given the firm`s strong tax practice and international presence they can provide a full service no matter what nationality the client is’.

‘Always quick to respond and a problem-solving attitude’.

‘They know our business well and work with us towards a solution to our cases by providing honest and straight-to-the-point advice ’

‘Clear, professional and straight forward advice’.

Klaas Wiersma is hands-on, swift, always available and very keen to do what needs to be done, avoiding unnecessary work’.

‘Every aspect of the legal employment spectrum – from pensions to co-determination and from mergers to restructurings – is present in the team’s expertise’.

‘Full and integrated coverage of (international) wage tax and social security issues’.

Key clients



Kerry Ingredients



BNP Paribas



Friesland Campina






Netherlands > Energy: transactional Tier 2

The full-service transactional practice at Loyens & Loeff includes in-house tax expertise which supports M&A transactions. The multidisciplinary team also includes experts in structured finance, private equity funds and investment management, notarial and regulatory issues. Practice head Jan-Willem van Rooij is well-connected in the industry and is adept at handling international mandates in the oil and gas, power and utilities, and renewables sectors. Roland de Vlam co-heads the team with van Rooij.

Practice head(s):

Jan-Willem van Rooij; Roland de Vlam

Other key lawyers:

Max Oosterhuis; Victor van Nuland; Michiel Schul


‘The team combines knowledge and practical advice with good social skills’.

‘They honestly put the clients’ needs first and skip on information that is already known or is otherwise available’.

‘The first meeting with the partner was informative and gave a good start for further advice’.

‘The associate was outstanding and available when needed’.

‘The first-hand knowledge, combined with experience made a good working combination which helped our company in achieving its goals’.

‘All the lawyers we worked with were of excellent quality’.

‘Punctual, skilful, delivering with speed, and very pleasant to work with’.

‘Victor van Nuland is accurate and always available’.

Key clients

Alliander N.V.

AG Real Estate SA

Heylen Energy



Province of Fryslân

Sunrock Investments B.V.

Astronergy / Chint

Lightsource BP








Pure Energie (formerly Raedthuys)



Hess Corporation





Netherlands > EU and competition Tier 2

Loyens & Loeff’s ‘client-oriented’ team is jointly led by healthcare sector specialist Gert-Wim van de Meent, life sciences and digital tech industry expert Marc Wiggers and Marc Custers, who provides ‘practical, concrete and to-the point advice’. The group’s sector-focused approach also includes advising clients in the food and technology industries. The broad practice has also been notably active in phase II merger proceedings. Senior associates Robin Struijlaart and Natasja Brusik are also singled out.

Practice head(s):

Gert-Wim van de Meent; Marc Wiggers; Marc Custers

Other key lawyers:


‘Marc Custers understands our business, advice is practical, concrete and to the point.’

‘The team is client-oriented and tells the client what its opportunities are rather than focusing on their constraints.’

‘Marc Wiggers is able to combine a good professional relationship with firmness on the legal principles. This makes him both flexible and firm in his overall approach to legal matters.’

Key clients

DPG Media

Nederlandse Spoorwegen

Rendac/Darling Ingredients


Municipality of Alkmaar

PHOENIX group and Brocacef





Goldman Sachs


Rabo Capital



ABN AMRO Participaties






NPM Capital


Active Capital Company

Standard Investment

Zilveren Kruis










Netherlands > Industry focus: Information technology Tier 2

Loyens & Loeff’s TMT team sits as part of the firm's litigation and risk management department. With M&A as a core focus, the practice is seeing increasing interest in transitional services agreement (TSA) and post-transaction (custom) software and data migration. Other areas of focus include IT contracting and litigation, outsourcing, blockchain, AI, electronic contracting and IT disentanglements. The team is headed by Hendrik van Druten and counsel Pjotr Heemskerk.

Practice head(s):

Hendrik van Druten; Pjotr Heemskerk

Other key lawyers:

Yannick Geryszewski

Key clients

DPG Media

PrivateTracer consortium

Vivat N.V.

Hartwig Medical Foundation

Nordian Capital Partners


Netherlands > Insurance Tier 2

The team at Loyens & Loeff has expertise in various facets of insurance law, including regulatory advice, litigation and arbitration. It is a popular choice for corporate insureds, intermediaries and leading insurance companies. The team focuses on insurance litigation and civil liability litigation, and often litigates internationally regarding policy disputes and duty of care of insurers and insurance intermediaries. Practice head Kitty Lieverse focuses on financial services regulation and is a member of the Dutch Bar Advisory Committee on insurance law. Senior associate Merel van Asch focuses on liability and insurance law.

Practice head(s):

Kitty Lieverse; Merel van Asch


‘Loyens Loeff has a growing insurance practice’.

‘Merel van Asch is intelligent, hard working and does a very good job’.

‘Mainly acts against insurers/brokers (on behalf of corporates) as opposed to most of the other firms which only act on behalf of insurers/brokers’.          

Key clients



Zilveren Kruis

Aegon N.V.


BNP Paribas Cardif




NN Group N.V.



Netherlands > Private equity Tier 2

Loyens & Loeff’s private equity group, which is jointly led by Harmen Holtrop and Herman Kaemingk, encompasses a private equity transactions team and a private equity fund formation group. The practice handles the full range of private equity work and is notably active in matters in the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Antoinette van der Hauw, Freek Hilberdink and Roel Fluit are also key names to note.

Practice head(s):

Harmen Holtrop; Herman Kaemingk

Key clients


Gilde Buy Out Partners

Pai Partners

Nordian Capital


NPM Capital

AAC Capital Partners



Holland Capital

Torqx Capital Partners



Summit Partners

Sun Capital Partners

The Carlyle Group

ING Corporate Investments

BlackFin Capital Partners

Towerbrook Capital Partners

Marlin Equity Partners

3i Group

Westmont Hospitality Group

Eurazeo Capital

Netherlands > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

With its international focus and offices in the large financial centres of London, New York and Hong Kong, Loyens & Loeff is well placed to handle cross-border mandates. Key clients include banks, private equity funds and borrowers, and the group has a focus on the financial services, healthcare, energy and retail sectors. Practice head Vincent Vroom specialises in restructuring and insolvency matters. Counsel Loek Kerstens is an experienced litigator in the field of bankruptcy law and restructurings.

Practice head(s):

Vincent Vroom

Other key lawyers:


‘Clear, practical commercial advice’.

‘Focused on delivering for the client and solving problems rather than wasting time on academic points’.

‘Vincent Vroom is highly knowledgeably, a trusted partner, who gets straight to the heart of an issue, always with options to solve’.

Key clients


Sun Capital


Toys R Us

GLAS (Agent)

Zilveren Kruis

Sete Brasil

QGOG Constellation


Goldman Sachs


Syncreon Group B.V.

Zurich Insurance Company

Netherlands > Transport Tier 2

Loyens & Loeff combines a strong record in ship financing with broad transport financing expertise, acting for banks and owner-operators on asset and acquisition financing transactions in the aviation, rail, and road sectors, as well as providing regulatory support to clients courtesy of Guido KoopGianluca Kreuze is a key name in the Amsterdam-based team, handling ship and aviation financing for banks, airports, port authorities, and shipping companies.

Practice head(s):

Willem Jarigsma; Gianluca Kreuze

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

ING Bank



European Investment Bank

De Nederlandse Financierings- maatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden

DVB Bank

Caterpillar Financial Services

Shipyard De Hoop

BOC Aviation Pte Limited

Arklow Shipping

Marathon Aviation Fund


SMT Shipping


Iccrea Bancaimpresa Spa

Netherlands > Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 3

Loyens & Loeff is frequently instructed by large-scale private equity houses and investment managers, with a particularly strong track record in acquisition financing mandates. Kitty Lieverse heads the team, while other key figures include Kim Koops, who specialises in secured lending, and leveraged financing specialist Gianluca Kreuze.

Practice head(s):

Kitty Lieverse

Other key lawyers:

Kim Koops; Gianluca Kreuze; Ruben den Hollander


‘The responsiveness of the team is excellent. They are always available and jump on everything quickly.’

‘Ruben den Hollander is the individual that we work with most frequently and exhibits particular responsiveness.’

‘An excellent team. Considered, commercial and proactive.’

Key clients


Highbrook Investors

Monarch Alternative Capital


Marathon Capital Management





Castlelake, LP

AAC Capital

Pamplona Capital Management

Main Capital Partners

Torqx Capital Partners

Rubens Capital Partners

Netherlands > Capital markets: equity Tier 3

Loyens & Loeff is home to an ECM practice which acts for a wide range of clients, with a strong corporate base as well as banks. Jelmer Kalisvaart and Martijn Schoonewille lead the practice group, with the former specialising in work for corporate clients, while the latter is more frequently instructed by financial institutions. The firm is particularly adept in cross-border listings, with recent matters involving jurisdictions such as Belgium, France and the US.

Practice head(s):

Jelmer Kalisvaart; Martijn Schoonewille

Other key lawyers:

Michel van Agt

Key clients

Heineken Holding

PAI Partners

Index Ventures

General Atlantic

InterXion Holding


Lucas Bols


Arcona Property Fund

BCRE-Brack Capital Real Estate Investments


Fidelity National Information Services, Inc.

Holland Colours

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Oppenheimer & Co

Empery Asset Management

Netherlands > Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

Loyens & Loeff's multi-disciplinary practice works closely with the firm's wider offices in Luxembourg, Belgium and Switzerland to advise on the complete range of data issues involving compliance work, data breach matters, data transactions and enforcement mandates. The group also has expertise in the technology, consumer goods, life sciences, financial and automotive sectors; clients include Vivat, Orange and Jaguar Landrover. Kim Lucassen leads the practice, with strong support from senior associate Joanne Zaaijer, who focuses on competition and privacy law.

Practice head(s):

Kim Lucassen

Other key lawyers:


‘Kim Lucassen struck me as competent and knowledgeable.’

‘The team handles the company’s GDPR approach and (possible) issues very pragmatically. They create an approach which is best-suited for the client based on the type of services provided by the client and branch.’

‘The individuals stand out because of their pragmatic approach. Furthermore they are always available, swift and quick.’

Key clients

PrivateTracer consortium

DPG Media


Pioneer Europe

Zilveren Kruis Achmea

Tata Communications Netherlands



Insinger Gilissen

Jaguar Landrover

Stichting Hartwig Medical Foundation (HMF)




Colosseum Dental Group


Netherlands > Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 3

The 'quality of the output is high’ at Loyens & Loeff, which attracts top-drawer clients such as foreign states, including the Republic of India, and utility companies, for example. Notably, the firm is acting for former shareholders of Yukos Oil regarding the enforcement of arbitral awards against the Russian Federation following the expropriation of Yukos. 'Likeable' and 'great lawyer' Tom Claassens is widely praised by clients, noted as 'smart, results-oriented,  and creative'. 

Practice head(s):

Tom Claassens

Other key lawyers:

Melle Boevink


‘Tom Claassens is a great lawyer – smart, results-oriented, creative. Melle Boevink is an up-coming talent.’

‘Tom Claassens and his team serve the impressive client base of Loyens & Loeff (comprising Dutch corporates, as well as foreign clients) in international arbitrations. Recommend Tom Claassens and Jonathan Ruff.’

‘The firm has a small but strong arbitration team and strong ties with large international firms which gives it a good basis in the Dutch market.’

‘Tom Claassens is the lead arbitration partner: experienced, smooth and well versed in the international arbitration practice. Being a very nice guy helps.’

‘Leading partner Tom Claassens is very smart and likeable. His team of associates work hard and are committed. The quality of the output is high. ’


Key clients

Yukos Oil – former majority shareholders

The Republic of India

Neptune Energy

Netherlands > Environment and planning Tier 3

Loyens & Loeff counts multinationals, real estate investors and developers, private equity firms and government departments amongst its clientele. The team, which sits in the firm’s competition and regulatory group, handles both contentious and non-contentious matters and has recently advised on several litigious matters involving soil protection. The practice is headed by Guido Koop, who focuses on administrative, zoning and environmental law, and Kim Lucassen.

Practice head(s):

Guido Koop; Kim Lucassen


‘The team is very pro-active and client facilitating’.

‘They have shown to be creative and to the point’.

‘Very deep expertise and very practical to support’.

‘Very solution-oriented and willing to understand the details of the planning issue’.

‘Innovative and pragmatic to make technical requirements fit the planning law’.

‘Staying close to the customer, with excellent knowledge in the specific field’.

‘In-depth knowledge of the market combined with specialist knowledge of current spatial planning’.

‘The qualities that we value and that stand out are the in-depth knowledge of the market and the way they are able to collaborate with different advisors and specialists’.

Key clients

Atenor Group


Chint Solar/Astronergy

Chevron Oronite

Port of Amsterdam



Goldman Sachs

Arriva/Deutsche Bahn

CBRE Global Investors



Municipality of Rotterdam


Morgan Stanley

Real.I.S Real Estate

Municipality of Utrecht

Rotterdam-Rhine Pipeline

Caïrn Real Estate


Netherlands > Fraud and white-collar crime Tier 3

Senior associate Susanne van Breukelen heads Loyens & Loeff’s white-collar team, which focuses primarily on corporate investigations, both external and internal. Van Breukelen also handles money laundering cases, bribery and corruption matters, and acts for the victims of fraud in pursuing claims. 2020 saw the arrival of senior associate Céline van Asperen de Boer, who joined from the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets.

Practice head(s):

Susanne van Breukelen

Other key lawyers:


‘The expertise of this team relates to matters that arise ad hoc. Irrespective they were immediately available when we needed them. The person that leads this team is very emphatic and at the same time very strict and focused which is what you need in these circumstances. ’

‘Susanne van Breukelen is a technically strong but at the same time a very emphatic person who got the job done with very good results and pleasant cooperation.’

‘No-nonsense team, very determined and has a lot of knowledge. Team members have experience outside of the law firm which makes them have a better understanding of what I as a client expect and need.’

‘I really appreciate that they dare to challenge me as a client so that the best result is achieved. They provide me with knowledge and with a practical approach. Céline van Asperen de Boer in particular is very to the point and really knows how to take things further at a high speed. With her knowledge from outside the legal profession, she knows how to emphasise the right aspects. What is very positive is that she works in a practical way.’

Netherlands > Industry focus: telecoms Tier 3

Loyens & Loeff’s advises global telecoms companies on regulatory, corporate, tax and data protection matters. It also drafts and negotiates inter-connection agreements and assists clients with obtaining permits and registrations. Litigation is a further area of focus for the firm, and the team is adept at representing clients before the Dutch courts and the Dutch telecoms authority. Kim Lucassen heads the team.

Practice head(s):

Kim Lucassen

Key clients

Orange S.A.

Jaguar Land Rover

Tata Communications Netherlands B.V.


Oi S.A.

Custom Connect B.V.

Interxion Holding N.V.


Liberty Global Europe Holding B.V.


Goldman Sachs

Banque BNP Paribas


Panasonic Europe


Universal Music Group


The firm: As a leading firm, Loyens & Loeff is the logical choice for a legal and tax partner if you do business in, or from, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland, the firm’s home markets. You can count on personal advice from any of its advisers based in one of the firm’s offices in the Benelux and Switzerland or in key financial centres around the world. Thanks to its full-service practice, specific sector experience and thorough understanding of the market, its advisers comprehend exactly what you need.

Independent and international: as a fully independent law firm, Loyens & Loeff is excellently positioned to co-ordinate international tax and legal matters. The firm has a network of offices in major financial centres, staffed with specialists in Dutch, Belgian, Luxembourg and Swiss law. Through these offices, clients have access to Loyens & Loeff’s full-service legal expertise in their own time zone. The firm’s office network is complemented by its numerous country desks, all of which are experienced in structuring investments all over the world. It’s this winning combination that enables the firm to assist international clients in the most efficient of ways. Moreover, the firm is on excellent terms with other leading independent law firms and tax consultants. That way, Loyens & Loeff guarantees you top-level advice in every part of the world.

Innovative and pragmatic: each problem requires a customised solution. The firm’s pragmatic approach and drive to devise innovative solutions allow it to effectively address the demands of its clients’ domestic and international businesses. Thanks to the broad range of the firm’s legal experience, know-how and the size of its practices, the firm can offer you top-level advice, locally and internationally. The firm is committed to meeting your needs at the highest quality level in the most efficient way.

Focused and engaged: entrepreneurship, client focus, quality awareness and social engagement all characterise the firm’s culture. Loyens & Loeff offers a challenging work environment and equal opportunities for all its employees. The firm is mindful of the environment and helps charities with the support and knowledge of its employees.

Areas of practice: The firm offers expertise in the fields of tax, corporate law, financial law and capital markets, cross-border financing, private equity, real estate, VAT, EU, regulatory issues, employment law and employment taxes.

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Corporate Tax Services Patrick van Oppen +31 20 578 51 33
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Mr Roderik Beckers  photo Mr Roderik Beckers Roderik Beckers, tax adviser, is a member of the Investment Management practice…
Mr Sidney Berendsen  photo Mr Sidney Berendsen Sidney Berendsen, attorney at law, is a specialist in corporate law disputes…
Mr Michiel Beudeker  photo Mr Michiel Beudeker Michiel Beudeker, tax adviser, is a partner of the Investment Management practice…
Mr Gerard Blokland  photo Mr Gerard Blokland Gerard Blokland, tax adviser, is a member of the Family Owned Business…
Mr Arco Bobeldijk  photo Mr Arco Bobeldijk Arco C.P. Bobeldijk, tax partner, is co-chair of the Corporate Tax Services…
Mrs Natasja Brusik  photo Mrs Natasja Brusik Senior Associate, Attorney at Law
Mr Thierry Charon  photo Mr Thierry Charon As cohead of the Benelux VAT, Customs & International Trade Practice Group,…
Mr Rob Cornelisse  photo Mr Rob Cornelisse Rob Cornelisse, tax adviser, is a member of the general Tax practice…
Mr Peter Corten  photo Mr Peter Corten Attorney at law / Partner
Mr Marc Custers  photo Mr Marc Custers Counsel, Attorney at Law
Mr Redmar Damsma  photo Mr Redmar Damsma Senior Associate, Attorney at Law
Mr Vilmar Feenstra  photo Mr Vilmar Feenstra Vilmar Feenstra, attorney at law, is a member of the Investment Management…
Mr Roel Fluit  photo Mr Roel Fluit Attorney at law / Partner
Mr Wilfred Groen  photo Mr Wilfred Groen Wilfred Groen is civil law notary and partner. He advises on commercial real estate…
Mr Freek Hilberdink  photo Mr Freek Hilberdink Senior deputy civil law notary / associate
Mr Harmen Holtrop  photo Mr Harmen Holtrop Attorney at law / Partner
Mrs Dieuwke Hooft Graafland  photo Mrs Dieuwke Hooft Graafland Senior Associate, Attorney at Law
Mr Timo Huisman  photo Mr Timo Huisman Attorney at law | Counsel
Mr Jeroen Janssen  photo Mr Jeroen Janssen Jeroen Janssen, attorney at law – tax adviser, is a member of…
Mr Herman Kaemingk  photo Mr Herman Kaemingk Attorney at law / Partner
Mr Waldo Kapoen  photo Mr Waldo Kapoen Waldoi Kapoen, tax adviser, is a member of the International Tax Services…
Mr Paul Kerckhoffs  photo Mr Paul Kerckhoffs Paul Kerckhoffs, civil law notary and partner, is a member of the…
Mr Loek Kerstens  photo Mr Loek Kerstens Counsel | Attorney at law
Mr Marc Klerks photo Mr Marc Klerks Marc Klerks, tax adviser, is a member of the International Tax Services…
Mr Frank Leijdesdorff  photo Mr Frank Leijdesdorff Partner, Attorney at Law
Mr Bram Linnartz  photo Mr Bram Linnartz Bram Linnartz MRE FRICS, attorney at law, has been managing partner of…
Mrs Claire Lombert  photo Mrs Claire Lombert Attornet at Law, senior associate
Mr Steven Lucas  photo Mr Steven Lucas Steven Lucas, attorney at law and partner, is a member of the…
Mrs Margriet Lukkien  photo Mrs Margriet Lukkien Margriet Lukkien, tax adviser, is a member of the International Tax Services…
Mr Bas Megens  photo Mr Bas Megens Senior Associate, Attorney at Law
Mr Wijnand Meijer  photo Mr Wijnand Meijer Attorney at law / senior associate
Mr Rien Meppelink  photo Mr Rien Meppelink Rien H. Meppelink, civil law notary, is a member of the Real…
 Aurélie Mingels  photo Aurélie Mingels Senior Associate, Attorney at Law
Mr Joep Ottervanger  photo Mr Joep Ottervanger Joep H. Ottervanger, attorney at law, is a partner in the Investment…
Mr Rogier Ploeg  photo Mr Rogier Ploeg Rogier Ploeg, tax adviser, is a member of the Family Owned Business…
Mr Lonne Rooseboom  photo Mr Lonne Rooseboom Lonne Rooseboom, attorney at law and partner, is chairman of the Real…
Mr Thies Sanders  photo Mr Thies Sanders Thies Sanders, attorney at law – tax partner, is a member of the…
Mr Jan Bart Schober  photo Mr Jan Bart Schober Jan Bart Schober is a member of the Employment & Benefits practice…
Mr Rob Schrooten  photo Mr Rob Schrooten Attorney at law / Senior Associate
Mr Michiel Schul  photo Mr Michiel Schul Michiel Schul, tax adviser, is a member of the International Tax Services…
 Mijke Sinninghe Damsté  photo Mijke Sinninghe Damsté Mijke Sinninghe Damsté, attorney at law, is a member of the Litigation…
Mr Robin Struijlaart  photo Mr Robin Struijlaart Senior Associate, Attorney at Law
 Hermine Voûte  photo Hermine Voûte Partner, Head of Employment & Benefits practice group
Mrs Annemieke Wessels  photo Mrs Annemieke Wessels Of counsel
Mr Klaas Wiersma  photo Mr Klaas Wiersma Partner
Mr Marc Wiggers, PhD  photo Mr Marc Wiggers, PhD Partner, Attorney at Law
Mr Bartjan Zoetmulder  photo Mr Bartjan Zoetmulder Bartjan R. Zoetmulder, tax adviser, is a partner of the Investment Management…
Mr Marco de Lignie  photo Mr Marco de Lignie Marco J. de Lignie, tax adviser and partner, is a member of…
 Roland de Vlam   photo Roland de Vlam  Attorney at Law – Counsel
Mr Michel van Agt  photo Mr Michel van Agt Senior deputy civil law notary / senior associate
Mr Ruud van Bork  photo Mr Ruud van Bork Civil law notary / Partner
Mrs Susanne van Breukelen  photo Mrs Susanne van Breukelen Senior associate | Attorney at law
Mr Mark van Casteren  photo Mr Mark van Casteren Mark van Casteren, tax adviser, is a member of the International Tax Services practice group.
Mr Mark van Dam  photo Mr Mark van Dam Mark van Dam, attorney at law, is a partner of the Investment…
Mr Pieter van Druten  photo Mr Pieter van Druten Civil law notary / Partner
Mr Hendrik van Druten  photo Mr Hendrik van Druten Hendrik van Druten, attorney at law, is a member of the Litigation…
Mr Tom van Helmond  photo Mr Tom van Helmond Partner, Attorney at Law
Mrs Anke van Holthe tot Echten  photo Mrs Anke van Holthe tot Echten Attorney at law / senior associate
Mr Patrick van Oppen  photo Mr Patrick van Oppen Patrick van Oppen, tax partner, is a member of the Corporate Tax…
Mr Tim van Straaten  photo Mr Tim van Straaten Tim van Straaten, tax adviser, is a member of the Family Owned…
Mr Philip van Verschuer  photo Mr Philip van Verschuer Attorney at law, Partner
Professor Gert-Wim van de Meent  photo Professor Gert-Wim van de Meent Partner, Attorney at Law
Mrs Antoinette van der Hauw  photo Mrs Antoinette van der Hauw Attorney at law / Partner
Mr Jurriaan vd Stok  photo Mr Jurriaan vd Stok Jurriaan T.A. van der Stok, civil law notary and partner, is a…
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For more than 40 years, US clients have turned to us for legal and tax support of their business activities in Luxembourg, , the Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland. Our US clients are served by the Loyens & Loeff office in New York.

Service close to home

To assist with your legal and tax needs, our New York office maintains a team of approximately ten European attorneys and advisers specialised in tax, corporate, fund and finance law.

US clients benefit from our New York-based team of European legal experts, through service in their own time zone, in-person meetings and connection to our specialists abroad. If you are a non-US investor in the US, our team can connect you to a broad network of trusted US advisers who solve complex legal and tax problems.

The clients of our New York office are primarily US, Canada and Mexico-based multinational enterprises, banks, private equity firms and real estate investors, who turn to us for advice on their European operations. As our client, you can always expect personalised service from our team. We organise seminars and webinars where our specialists present the latest developments relevant to your business. We also actively participate in US professional organisations and networks.

Experienced US-based Team

Through our New York office, our clients have access to Loyens & Loeff’s integrated tax and legal services related to the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium and Switzerland. If you require legal advice or services on any specific business-related topic involving the US, our US dedicated team of over 100 specialised advisers can help.

Their expertise includes corporate reorganisations, mergers & acquisitions, international tax, financing transactions, litigation, intellectual property, investment management, employment, real estate, regulatory and board room counselling. Clients active in specific sectors, such as energy, food & beverage and life sciences, can place their trust in our US team’s experts that specialise in these sectors.