Mr Harmen Holtrop > Loyens & Loeff > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Loyens & Loeff
Parnassusweg 300
1081 LC Amsterdam

Work Department

Corporate / M&A


Attorney at law / Partner


Harmen Holtrop is co-Chairman of the Corporate practice group. Harmen has a broad practice with a special focus on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and general corporate representation. He has developed particular expertise in representing private equity firms and other financial investors in leveraged buyouts, investments and exits. Harmen is known for the high number of deals he has successfully closed in the past five years.


Dutch, English


Corporate Law (post-graduate course), Grotius Academy, 2002
Dutch law (specialisation civil law and criminal law), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 1996

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Commercial, corporate and M&a

(Leading individuals)

Harmen Holtrop Loyens & Loeff

Loyens & Loeff is often active in multijurisdictional transactions, where it works with the firm’s offices across Europe as well as its international teams in New York, London, Hong Kong, Paris and Singapore, among other locations. Bastiaan Cornelisse jointly heads the department with Harmen Holtrop, an M&A, joint venture and general corporate representation specialist. Key points of distinction for their team include its ability to draw from the firm’s market-leading tax expertise, as well as its sector-specific knowledge of the real estate, energy, healthcare, life sciences, transport and technology-driven start-up industries. Antoinette van der Hauw is highly acclaimed for her work on management buyouts, international acquisitions and joint ventures while senior associate Rob Schrooten is noted for his ‘considerable knowledge and ability to remain calm under stress‘.

Netherlands > Industry focus: Food

Loyens & Loeff‘s broad practice provides full-service, multi-jurisdictional legal and tax advice for the food and beverages industry. The firm ‘knows the food industry well but also has tech-knowledge and insights’, which is combined with expertise in M&A, regulation, IP, contracts and compliance, as well as a niche specialism in advice related to the emerging area of ‘flash delivery’ companies. Gert-Wim van de Meent leads the team and handles EU regulatory, competition and procurement law with a focus on regulated sectors including food, healthcare, pharma and biotech. Also notable in the sector are senior associate Victor van Ahee, whose forte is European and Dutch food and administrative law; and Harmen Holtrop, who handles M&A, joint ventures and general corporate matters in the area.

Netherlands > Private equity

(Leading individuals)

Harmen Holtrop Loyens & Loeff

Present in Amsterdam and Rotterdam, in addition to New York, Hong Kong, Brussels and London, Loyens & Loeff fields a team adept in all facets of private equity, from fund structuring and formation through to deal structuring, buy-out work and fund liquidation. Herman Kaemingk is particularly well-versed in management and leveraged buy-outs; he co-leads the practice alongside Harmen Holtrop, who supports private equity firms, in addition to other financial investors, on the full array of investment and exit mandates.