Firm Profile > Loyens & Loeff > Rotterdam, Netherlands

Loyens & Loeff
BLAAK 31
3011 GA ROTTERDAM, PO BOX 2888
3000 CW ROTTERDAM
Netherlands

Banking and finance: asset finance and structured finance Tier 1

The structured finance team at Loyens & Loeff is especially prominent in the field of securitisation transactions, advising on mortgage and asset-backed transactions, as well as receivables-backed financing more generally. The practice is jointly led by securitisation specialist Mariëtte van ‘t Westeinde, whose key expertise is in operational lease securitisations, and Willem Jarigsma, who is particularly focused on asset-based lending and transportation finance.

Practice head(s):

Mariëtte van ‘t Westeinde; Willem Jarigsma

Key clients

Obvion

BNP Paribas

Personal Finance

Tulp Hypotheken

Elan

Woninghypotheken

Rabobank

KKR Credit Advisors

Athlon

NIBC Bank

Allianz

Shell

TARGOBANK

ABN AMRO Bank

ING Bank

Energy: regulatory Tier 1

Offering clients a full service on energy-related work, Loyens & Loeff focuses on oil and gas, power and utilities as well as renewables. A special feature is the fact that the firm has a team consisting of ten lawyers dedicated to advising energy clients exclusively on tax issues specific to the energy industry. The duo Jan-Willem van Rooij and Roland de Vlam  lead the practice. Guido Koop and Michiel Schul were promoted to partner in January 2019, while Bas Vletter left the firm and joined Greenberg Traurig LLP in September 2019.

Practice head(s):

Jan-Willem van Rooij; Roland de Vlam

Key clients

Alliander N.V.

N.V. HVC

ConocoPhillips Petroleum Holdings B.V.

ContourGlobal LP

Stedin Netbeheer B.V.

Havenbedrijf Rotterdam

Astronergy Solar Netherlands B.V.

Lightsource Renewable Energy Netherlands Holdings

Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A.

Industry focus: Food Tier 1

Gert-Wim van de Meent and Natasja Brusik in Amsterdam and Victor van Ahee in Rotterdam are joint team heads at Loyens & Loeff. The firm has an established Benelux presence and serves a range of European and well-known international clients on all aspects of food regulatory matters; the team also has cross-sector expertise in highly regulated areas including the life sciences and healthcare industries. As a full-service firm, clients benefit from access to IP, tax, corporate and international trade specialists, and the practice also leverages expertise in other jurisdictions from its network of best friend firms. It is also active on various editorial boards and has a partnership with the European Food and Feed Law Review of Lexxion.

Practice head(s):

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

Key clients

Bacardi

B&S Group

Cargill B.V.

Collins Foods Ltd (KFC)

Danish Crown

Dawn Foods

Exal Corporation

Femsa

FitForMe B.V.

Fleury Michon

Glencore Grain

Emmi Italy

Farmboy

Hoogtweg

Illovo Sugar

Kerry Group

Koninklijke

Zeelandia

McCain

RemyCointreau

Samson & Surrey

Sligro Food Group

Yara

Wessanen

Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences Tier 1

The healthcare and life sciences teams at Loyens & Loeff provide a range of corporate and M&A, competition and tax advice, and assist pharmaceuticals companies with issues pertaining to the importation, packaging and marketing of medication throughout the EU. The group is also a partner with Health Holland, a platform for start-ups in the bio, healthcare and life sciences sectors. Tom van Helmond's expertise spans regulatory, litigation and competition work in the healthcare sector, and Kim Lucassen, who heads up the life sciences team, advises on regulatory, contractual and data protection matters. Frank Leijdesdorff undertakes a range of corporate and M&A work in the healthcare sphere.

Practice head(s):

Tom van Helmond; Kim Lucassen; Frank Leijdesdorff

Testimonials

Tom van Helmond is involved and is able to steer issues in the right direction. Good results.’

Key clients

Inogen Inc.

Zilveren Kruis Zorgverzekeringen N.V

VGZ

Bergman Clinics

Zorgverzekeraars Nederland

Pharming Group N.V.

Unilabs Espria

PHOENIX group/Brocacef

Amstelland Hospital

Tergooi Hospital

LSP

Becton Dickson and Company

Kwadrantgroep

ZuidOostZorg

Propharma

Active Capital company Cleanlease

Siemens Healthineers

Forbion Capital

Pharming Group

Investipharm Belgium NV

Mundiharma

Investment funds Tier 1

Loyens & Loeff provides a wide range of services for clients operating in the funds space, with recent instructions involving fund formation, restructuring, and fundraising. Practice head Marco de Lignie's practice centres primarily on the tax aspects - domestic and international - of fund formation and management. Mark van Dam is a key contact for alternative investment funds and private equity clients, with a particular focus on clients based in the US, as he is dual-qualified, while at the more junior level, fund formation and investment management arrangement specialist Vilmar Feenstra is emerging as a notable practitioner, having been made partner at the beginning of 2020.

Practice head(s):

Marco de Lignie

Testimonials

Excellent service and availability. Speed is key in our field and they deliver.

Key clients

EQT

Standard Investment

MN Services

Forbion Capital

Nimbus

Egeria Capital Management BV

Gilde Buy Out Partners

Gilde Equity Management Benelux

Karmijn Kapitaal

Omni Bridgeway

Torqx Capital Partners

Bencis Capital Partners

AlpInvest Partners

Waterland Private Equity

Value Enhancement Partners

Main Capital Partners

Finch Capital

DIF Management BV

Round Hill Capital

Lone Star Funds

Real estate Tier 1

Loyens & Loeff's team integration with the firm's tax, environment and planning, and banking and finance departments, ensures it is able to carry out 'a dedicated job with a big team on a complex transaction with many disciplines involved'. It provides a 'one-stop shop' service and frequently handles multi-jurisdictional transactions. Steven Lucas, who focuses on commercial and residential real estate transactions, as well as turnkey developments, is 'extremely smart and a good communicator'. Other key names to note are practice head Lonne RooseboomWilfred Groen and Bram Linnartz, who has particular expertise advising on German real estate funds.

Practice head(s):

Lonne Rooseboom

Testimonials

One of the largest real estate practices in the Netherlands. A real one stop shop.

Felicitas Stern (senior associate) is extremely responsive and always delivers on time. Jurriaan van der Stok (partner) is very knowledgeable and deal focused. The team assisted us with a complex structured sale of the yet to be constructed project SPOT in Amsterdam Southeast to Amvest comprising 880 turnkey apartments, 20,000 square metres of office space and commercial space.

L&L: One stop shop – Performed a dedicated job with a big team on a complex transaction with many disciplines involved.

Steven Lucas – is a no nonsense partner with the ability to keep complex matters simple and true to their essence. In that way solutions and options become clear.

Steven Lucas has built a strong team. It’s still expanding and he is always able to deliver a full-service real estate due diligence team within one day, ready to enter the dataroom. They are all highly qualified and motivated.

Steven Lucas is extremely smart and a good communicator. This combination makes him very strong. He is definitely going to be an established player in the real estate market. What I also like about him is that he still litigates. This keeps the knife sharp while drafting our contracts. I really like working with him.

Key clients

Round Hill Capital

The Blackstone Group

Castlelake

ABN AMRO

Rabobank

ING Bank

Merck Sharp & Dhome

Goldman Sachs

Patrizia

Union Asset Management

AXA REIM

Hannover Leasing

Primonial

Schiphol Travel

NSI

Monarch Alternative Capital

M7 Real Estate

Highbrook

AB Sagax

Zurich Insurance

Keppel

Nuveen

Prologis

Savills IM

Soros Fund Management

UBM Development

Tristan Capital

AEW Europe

Fortress

Carlyle

CBRE GI

Blackrock

Heimstaden

KKR

Tax Tier 1

At Loyens & Loeff, the group has a core focus on international tax services, corporate tax services, investment management, private wealth, indirect tax, and employment tax. Jan Bart Schober is a key name for employment-related taxation. Margriet Lukkien advises multinationals and sovereign wealth funds on Dutch corporate tax and dividend tax aspects. For tax matters related to real estate, Bartjan Zoetmulder is the key name to note while Marco de Lignie frequently acts as tax counsel in private equity buyout and venture capital transactions. 'Calm expertMarc Klerks is the key name for funds matters. Ynze van der Tempel, Harmen van Dam, Marcel Buur, Arco Bobeldijk and domestic tax affairs specialist Fred van der Leije are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

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

Testimonials

In my view the pre-eminent tax practice in Holland.

Thies Sanders – excellent litigator. Marc Klerks – calm expert.

Loyens & Loeff is known for its excellence as well as responsiveness on any type of tax and legal matter in the Netherlands.

Key clients

VodafoneZiggo

Eni

Waterland Private Equity Investments

ING

Simon Property Group

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.

First Reserve

Crédit Suisse

Round Hill Capital

Engie

Banking and finance: Financial services regulatory Tier 2

Loyens & Loeff takes on a range of advisory work, including assisting with the regulatory issues surrounding transactions,including acquisitions and share sales, and advising on regulations regarding the supervision of financial markets. Clients include investment funds, pension funds and insurers. The key contacts are Kitty Lieverse and Martijn Schoonewille.

Banking and finance: lender or arranger side Tier 2

The 'easy to approach' team at Loyens & Loeff combines 'high knowledge and experience' with a thoroughly integrated approach, involving colleagues from practice areas including real estate and tax. Key areas of strength include providing project financing advice to clients in the transport and real estate sectors, assisting with securitisations and asset-based financing, and advising on acquisitions, a particular speciality of Gianluca Kreuze's. Other key names include practice head Kitty Lieverse, Kim Koops, who recently made partner, and senior associate Sabine SchouteSietske van ‘t Hooft left the practice.

Practice head(s):

Kitty Lieverse

Testimonials

Good knowledge of the real estate lending industry. Understand our needs and requirements. Excellent expertise in combining both consumer lending and protection requirements with lending to professional real estate investors and, as such, able to advise on the entire spectrum of our business.

Availability and responsibility, easy to approach, high knowledge and experience. High expertise and also pleasant to work with. Understand our business and industry so it is easy to obtain advice. Pro-active.

Key clients

ABN AMRO Bank N.V.

ING Bank N.V.

Sociéte Générale

European Investment Bank

Berlin Hyp AG

Deutsche Bank AG

Capital markets: equity Tier 2

Loyens & Loeff advises issuers and selling shareholders on IPOs and secondary transactions in several jurisdictions, alongside acting for underwriters on re-IPOs and public deals with complex regulatory elements, including collar transactions. Clients include banks, investment firms, fund managers and insurers. The practice is led by Martijn Schoonewille, a financing expert who works closely with banks and financial institutions on transactions and regulatory issues. Senior associate Jelmer Kalisvaart is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Martijn Schoonewille

Key clients

PAI Partners

Index Ventures

InterXion Holding

Avantium

Globalworth

Arcona Property Fund

BCRE-Brack Capital Real Estate Investments

Ferrari

Stern Groep

Fidelity National Information Services Inc.

Holland Colours

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Construction Tier 2

Loyens & Loeff's construction team focuses on providing an integrated service to developers, working in conjunction with its notarial and tax departments as well as providing legal advice. The firm is primarily active in non-contentious construction work, covering both commercial and residential developments, with a strong showing in the expanding student housing sector. The multiple branches of expertise the firm provides are reflected in the practice's leaders; civil law notary Jurriaan van der Stok, tax adviser Ynze van der Tempel and counsel Timo Huisman.

Practice head(s):

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

Key clients

ABC Development

AM

Amvest

APF International

Astronergy

ASR Real Estate

Ballast Nedam

BAM

Being Development

Brick Finance

COD

Change=

David Hart Groep

Exeter

Flow Real Estate

Hugenholtz Property Group

Impact

ING Real Estate Development

ISG

JP van Eesteren

LSI

Maarsen

Maasstede

MAB Development

Multi RE

Newomij Groep

OVG / Edge Technologies

Pro Delta

Provast

Powerhouse Company

Real I.S.

RED Company

Schiphol Real Estate

TBI

Somerset CP / Real Estate

Stadgenoot

Synchroon

Timpaan

UnibailRodamco

Union

Wonam

Van Wijnen

Adidas

AFC Ajax

Alliade

Amstelring Groep

Alliander

ASML

CarintReggeland

Carnival

CVvE Schalkwijk

Gate Terminal

GDF

Inditex

Kwadrant Groep

OLVG Hospital

Orpea

Primark

Sligro

Swiss RE

AB Sagax

Blackstone

AM Alpha

AEW

Angelo Gordon

APF

Annexum

AT Capital

AXA RE

Blokker Holding

CAPREIT

Carlyle

Digital Realty

First Sponsor

Goldman Sachs

Round Hill Capital

Patrizia

Savills IM

Keppel

Unibail-Rodamco

Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 2

Loyens & Loeff fields a sizeable litigation team, and as such the firm can provide a strong service across the spectrum of commercial, corporate, and financial litigation. The practice is chaired by Hendrik van Druten, who is notable for his work on disputes relating to insolvency, as well as those concerning M&A or capital markets transactions. Other key personnel include Sidney Berendsen, who recently represented a large property manager in a dispute with its lessees over alleged failures to exercise rights of first refusal during a share transaction, as well as senior associate Huib Schrama, securities law specialist Mijke Sinninghe Damsté and Tom Claassens, whose niche lies in litigation taking place across the Dutch Carribbean.

Practice head(s):

Hendrik van Druten

Testimonials

They have a broad scope and handle the complete range of corporate, commercial and finance cases.

Kitty Lieverse is outstanding in the crossover of finance regulatory and litigation.

Mijke Sinnighe Damste is strongly upcoming in corporate litigation.

Sidney Berendsen is a steady player with a broad scope.

Excellent lawyers, very responsive with commercial acumen

Huib Schrama, is a great litigator with a sensible approach and calm demeanour.

Key clients

IEF

Oi S.A.

DeSeizoenen

Icap

Rabo Vastgoedgroep

Holding N.V

Deutsche Bahn AG / Arriva

Employment Tier 2

Loyens & Loeff is home to a strong employment and pensions team with significant experience in both advisory and contentious work, often working with other departments to service all of a client's needs. Hermine Voûte maintains a particular focus on executive dismissals, restructurings and collective dismissals, and co-determination procedures, leading the group along with Klaas Wiersma , who specializes in cross border work as well as the employment aspects of corporate transactions. On the pensions side, senior associate Laurie Kuijpers  is a key figure within the team, and is instructed by pension funds, insurers, and large corporates to handle a variety of pension issues.

Practice head(s):

Hermine Voûte; Klaas Wiersma

Testimonials

They are concise and professional – their advice is straight forward, with options if helpful, but also with recommendations, risks and mitigating factors. They can extract the salient points of an argument, and not be distracted by irrelevant arguments of someone’s case.

Senior associate Laurie Kuijpers is a highly skilled pension lawyer and a pleasant person to work with.

Hermine Voûte is friendly but proficient; prompt; understands the reality of a situation and not just the technical viewpoint

Klaas Wiersma is always available and has a very practical approach, he helps us resolve employment issues quickly and efficiently.

I really appreciate working with Klaas Wiersma, because of his very high degree of services and the ability to help us in a practical way with the (difficult) employment law issues we have to deal with.

Key clients

Vivat N.V.

SSP Nederland

Thomson Reuters

Signify

AEGON

CBRE

FrieslandCampina

BMW

Ao

Nauta Dutilh

Energy: transactional Tier 2

Loyens & Loeff's multi-disciplinary energy team stands out for having 10 tax lawyers that are entirely dedicated to advising energy clients on tax implications. Corporate M&A partner Jan-Willem van Rooij oversees the department, which acts for buyers, sellers and investment banks on M&A and corporate transactions in the energy industry, with special expertise in the oil and gas, the utilities and renewables sectors.

Practice head(s):

Jan-Willem van Rooij; Roland de Vlam

Other key lawyers:

Max Oosterhuis; Waldo Kapoen; Victor van Nuland

Key clients

Alliander N.V.

N.V. HVC

ConocoPhillips Petroleum Holdings B.V.

ContourGlobal LP

Stedin Netbeheer B.V.

Havenbedrijf Rotterdam

Astronergy Solar Netherlands B.V.

Lightsource Renewable Energy Netherlands Holdings

Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A.

EU and competition Tier 2

Loyens & Loeff's competition and regulatory practice is 'very pragmatic and solution driven' with significant experience in the life sciences, healthcare and food sectors. The firm's client roster includes Bayer, Achmea, AND ZN. The team is led by Marc Wiggers and Gert-Wim van de Meent, who represented 3i in relation to the competition aspects of its successful bid and subsequent acquisition of Joulz. Other key members of the team include Marc Custers, Robin Struijlaart, senior associates Natasja Brusik and Joost Dibbits.  

Practice head(s):

Gert-Wim van de Meent; Marc Wiggers

Testimonials

Very responsive, high level of quality, very engaged, very pragmatic and solution driven, clear and good communication’.

Key clients

PHOENIX group and Brocacef

MSD

TEVA

Medtronic

Achmea

Goldman Sachs

Blackstone

Rabo Capital

AAC

ABN AMRO Participaties

AlpInvest

CVC

Egeri

Gilde

Nimbus

NPM Capital

Bidfood

Active Capital Company

Standard Investment

Zilveren Kruis

Fraud and white-collar crime Tier 2

Sidney Berendsen leads the practice at Loyens & Loeff, which focuses on internal corporate investigations, particularly in relation to to tax controversies, in line with the team's tax expertise. The team also represents corporate clients and senior management in litigation relating to corruption, fraud, and money laundering, alongside general compliance advice, including dawn raid training.

Practice head(s):

Sidney Berendsen

Industry focus: Information technology Tier 2

The Loyens & Loeff IT team, which has 'exceptional analytical skills', is part of an extensive TMT offering, which works with the corporate, IP and litigation practices to provide clients with a comprehensive service including risk management experience. The group's expertise covers all aspects of IT contracting across software implementation projects, AI work and blockchain issues; the firm is also a partner with DutchChain (formerly known as Blockchaingers). 'Positive thinker' Yannick Geryszewski plays a central role in the team's risk management and litigation work; Serge Zwanen and senior associate Mariska Kool are also key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Yannick Geryszewsk

Testimonials

‘Exceptional analytical and communication skills, demonstrate exceptional professional standards and strategic insight. Has the ability to oversee and develop/have understanding of the core business and operational interests within a very short period of time in a complex technical field, even on the details.’

‘Ability to create/design a neutral (that respects the interests and needs of both parties involved in the conflict) process that results in moving forward in a complicated conflict situation. The team stays away from playing games.’  

‘Mariska Kool has exceptional analytical skills and is a creative thinker and is a very strong mediator.’

‘Mr. Yannick Geryszewsk is also a positive thinker with exceptional personal and communication skills.’

‘Being truly open and prudently bringing that to practical action with new technologies –  always with an eye on the future, it’s a pleasure and an honour to work with such smart people. They have a pioneering mindset.’

Key clients

SAI Global

Dutch knowledge and quality institute for the treatment of cancer patients

Rohr-Idreco

3i Infrastructure plc

Trimble

Industry focus: retail Tier 2

Loyens & Loeff assists a wide range of well-known retail companies, real estate investors and funds with real estate acquisitions and disposals. The group also advises on a variety of other issues including employment matters. Real estate group head Lonne Rooseboom leads the team; Steven Lucas and Bram Linnartz are other names to note for real estate and commercial transactions.

Practice head(s):

Lonne Rooseboom

Key clients

Coolblue

The Blackstone Group

Patrizia

Highbrook Investors

Sligro

ZARA

PRADA

Adidas

G-star

Mango

Mexx

Nike

Pepe Jeans

Scotch & Soda

Converse

Tommy Hilfiger

CBRE GI

Simon Property

Sun Capital

Union Investment

Cairn Real Estate

Goldman Sachs

QRF retail

Goldman Sachs

M7 Real Estate

Insurance Tier 2

The multidisciplinary team at Loyens & Loeff is highly active across the insurance space, where it advises clients on transactional and regulatory matters, including the transfer of portfolios, M&A, investigations by regulators, and the entrance of new participants into the market, with several key recent instructions coming from the health sector. The firm is also highly active In contentious matters, acting for both insurers and claimants in relation to large-scale coverage disputes before first instance and appellate courts as well as in arbitration. The practice is jointly led by regulatory specialist Kitty Lieverse and senior associate Merel van Asch, whose focus is primarily on the team's contentious practice.

Practice head(s):

Kitty Lieverse; Merel van Asch

Testimonials

Kitty Lieverse is excellent in not only answering questions raised but also pointing out hidden pitfalls as well as options maybe not considered. Ideal to not only comment on a matter, but also to strategise.’

Loyens and Loeff provide in-depth knowledge of how companies in the insurance industry operate.’

Merel van Asch has excellent insurance knowledge and always in-depth file knowledge.’

Key clients

Aon

Aegon N.V.

AIG

BNP Paribas Cardif

AXA

VGZ/Univé

Achmea

NN Group N.V.

Allianz

ASR

Private equity Tier 2

Led by practice heads Herman Kaemingk and Harmen Holtrop , Loyens & Loeff's team covers the entire private equity cycle on behalf of houses such as the Carlyle Group and ING Corporate Investment. As an important constituent part of Loyens' larger corporate practice the team has a strong M&A focus, recently advising on several high value acquisitions in both the entertainment and infrastructure sectors. With offices across the Benelux region and in Switzerland, the firm is able to offer multi-jurisdictional services to its clients.

Practice head(s):

Herman Kaemingk; Harmen Holtrop

Key clients

Gilde Buy Out Partners

NPM Capital

AAC Capital Partners

EQT

Nimbus

Holland Capital

Torqx Capital Partners

Gimv

KKR

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

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

The restructuring and insolvency team at Loyens & Loeff is ‘used to dealing with high-profile and complex cases’. The firm utilises its cross-border capabilities to handle restructurings, and represents banks and private equity funds as well as borrowers. Vincent Vroom is the head of the team and is advising Oi on a multi-billion dollar restructuring. Loek Kerstens is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Vincent Vroom

Testimonials

An experienced team who are used to dealing with high profile and complex cases. Consistent strength in depth throughout the team.

Vincent Vroom gives measured advice in a practical and balanced way. His calm demeanour cools the hottest of situations in meetings.

Key clients

Oi

Sun Capital

Prudential

Toys R Us

Endless LLP

Zilveren Kruis

Sete Brasil

QGOG Constellation

Floresteca B.V.

Goldman Sachs

KKR

Syncreon Group B.V.

Transport Tier 2

The 'pragmatic and very responsive' transportation finance practice at Loyens & Loeff brings 'great depth' in its advice to clients primarily on the lending side of shipping finance. Team co-head Gianluca Kreuze, a specialist in financing relating to shipping, aviation and rolling stock, led multiple financing matters in 2019 for the purchase and construction of ships. Aided by noted senior associate Ehsan Shirzadi, Kreuze also advised the Hong Kong-based Bank of Communications Financial Leasing on the cross-border financing (worth $60m) of two Dutch-registered aircraft that were subleased to KLM. The firm also handles regulatory and procurement matters for public transport entities.

Practice head(s):

Gianluca Kreuze; Willem Jarigsma

Testimonials

Pragmatic and very responsive. Great depth when other specialist knowledge is needed.

Key clients

ING Bank

ABN AMRO Bank

FMO

Iccrea Bancaimpresa

Bank of Communications Financial Leasing

Société Générale

Rabobank

DVB Bank

Caterpillar Financial Services

NordLB

Shipyard De Hoop

BOC Aviation

Arklow

Vroon

Royal IHC Merwede

KfW

SMT Shipping

Spliethoff

Carisbrooke

Windcat Workboats

Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 3

Loyens & Loeff's finance team is highly experienced in acquisition financing, working with the firm's M&A, tax, and private equity teams to handle the full life cycle of a transaction and related financing issues. Gianluca Kreuze leads the acquisition and corporate finance team, and is recommended for his structuring of transactions, particularly in leveraged finance, while Kitty Lieverse, who runs the broader department, is more active in the advisory and regulatory space. Kim Koops is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Kitty Lieverse

Key clients

Blackstone

Highbrook Investors

Monarch Alternative Capital

CAPREIT

Marathon Capital Management

Coolblue

PVH Corp.

RNHB (CarVal)

Cerberus

M7

Fortress

Castlelake, LP

Nuveen Real Estate

Capital markets: debt Tier 3

Martijn Schoonewille heads up the practice at Loyens & Loeff, which advises financial institutions, corporations and treasury companies on a wide range of debt capital markets work, including debt and bond issues, restructuring, and regulatory products.

Commercial, corporate and M&a Tier 3

Loyens & Loeff's partners attract praise for being 'hands on' throughout transactions; Harmen Holtrop in Amsterdam and Bastiaan Cornelisse in Rotterdam jointly lead the practice. The firm has a strong presence in Benelux countries and internationally thanks to its global relationships with law firms and tax advisers. The group also has notable expertise in capital markets, banking, litigation, IP and employment mandates, and handles the full range of corporate work including public takeovers, public-to-private matters, private equity transactions, leveraged buyouts, investments and exits. Antoinette van der Hauw became partner in 2019 and Bas Vletter left the firm in mid-2019 for Greenberg Traurig LLP.

Practice head(s):

Harmen Holtrop; Bastiaan Cornelisse

Testimonials

Loyens has a senior team that has in-depth knowledge in M&A, stakeholder management, regulatory and employment. Compared to other firms, they have senior partners who are hands-on working on transactions.’

Key clients

B&S International

Lucas Bols

Coolblue

EQT

Alliander and Annexis Group

Nouryon

Westmont Hospitality Group

Vivat

Fiat Chrysler

Logex

Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

The practice at Loyens & Loeff  is led by Kim Lucassen, who also heads the firm's life sciences group. It handles GDPR compliance, data breach cases and related disputes providing 'client-oriented, tailored services, which include educational projects and knowledge update sessions'. Although life sciences, healthcare and technology are sectors of focus, it also assists clients in a range of other sectors such as insurance, electronics and banking. Senior associate Joanne Zaaijer is a member of the competition and regulatory practice, and specialises in data protection and privacy law, telecoms law  and e-commerce.

Practice head(s):

Kim Lucassen

Testimonials

The data privacy and data protection team of Loyens & Loeff shows an up-to-date and concise, in-depth knowledge of the subject. The team provides client oriented, tailored services, which include educational projects and knowledge update sessions. The advice provided is always to the point, concise and practical.’

Concise knowledge, enthusiasm, client oriented, prompt assistance with requests, open for discussions.’

Key clients

Zilveren Kruis Achmea

Jaguar Landrover

Orange S.A.

Vistra

Hartwig Medical Foundation

IGB

Colosseum Dental Group

Pioneer Europe

Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 3

The 'highly responsive' team at Loyens & Loeff is instructed by a range of clients, including domestic and international companies and their shareholders, and leading investment companies, to represent them in national and cross-border arbitrations. Tom Claassens, who heads the practice jointly with Amsterdam-based Hendrik van Druten, led a team which represented a large globally operating manufacturing company in multinational proceedings under the ICC Arbitration Rules, in relation to a dispute concerning the sale of certain equipment. Jeroen van den Brande left the practice in June 2019.

Practice head(s):

Hendrik van Druten; Tom Claassens

Testimonials

Highly responsive, excellent knowledge of the industry.

Industry focus: telecoms Tier 3

The Loyens & Loeff practice assists Dutch and well-known overseas clients with investments, tax, data protection and litigation matters including representation before the Dutch Telecoms Authority. The group's work includes drafting inter-connection agreements, and obtaining the necessary permits. Kim Lucassen and senior associate Joanne Zaaijer are the key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Kim Lucassen

Key clients

Orange S.A.

Jaguar Land Rover

Tata Communications Netherlands B.V.

ZED+

Oi S.A.

Custom Connect B.V.

Interxion Holding N.V.

Broadcom

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Family Owned Business & Private Wealth Rien Meppelink rien.meppelink@loyensloeff.com +31 20 578 54 47
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Tom Claassens  photo Mr Tom Claassens
Mr Bastiaan Cornelisse  photo Mr Bastiaan Cornelisse
Mr Guido Koop  photo Mr Guido Koop
Mrs Kim Lucassen  photo Mrs Kim Lucassen
Mr Dirk-Jan Maasland  photo Mr Dirk-Jan Maasland
Mr Max Oosterhuis  photo Mr Max Oosterhuis
Mrs Christa Parlevliet  photo Mrs Christa Parlevliet
Mr Hendrik Portengen  photo Mr Hendrik Portengen
Mr Ewout J. Stumphius  photo Mr Ewout J. Stumphius
Mrs Céline Van Waesberge  photo Mrs Céline Van Waesberge
Mr Vincent Vroom  photo Mr Vincent Vroom
Mrs Joanne Zaaijer  photo Mrs Joanne Zaaijer
Mr Serge Zwanen  photo Mr Serge Zwanen
Mr Jules de Beer  photo Mr Jules de Beer
Mrs Merel van Asch  photo Mrs Merel van Asch
Mr Gerco van Eck  photo Mr Gerco van Eck
Mr Pieter van Onzenoort  photo Mr Pieter van Onzenoort
Mr Jan-Willem van Rooij  photo Mr Jan-Willem van Rooij
Mr Fred van der Leije  photo Mr Fred van der Leije
Mr Ynze van der Tempel  photo Mr Ynze van der Tempel
Mr Rick van der Velden  photo Mr Rick van der Velden
Number of lawyers, tax advisers and civil law notaries : 984
at this office : 461
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Managing Partner : Bram Linnartz
Other offices : Brussels
Other offices : Hong Kong
Other offices : London
Other offices : Luxembourg
Other offices : New York
Other offices : Paris
Other offices : Rotterdam
Other offices : Singapore
Other offices : Tokyo
Other offices : Zurich

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Administration
Banking and finance
Capital markets
Commercial
Competition
Corporate/M&A
Corporate investigations, compliance and defence
Corporate restructuring and insolvency
Data protection and privacy
Employment, taxes and benefits
Family-owned business and private wealth
Indirect tax
Information, communication and technology
Intellectual property
Investment management/funds
Litigation and risk management
Pensions
Private equity
Procurement
Real estate
Regulatory
Tax
Number of lawyers, tax advisers and civil law notaries : 984
at this office : 215
Managing partner : Bram Linnartz
Other offices : Amsterdam
Other offices : Brussels
Other offices : Hong Kong
Other offices : London
Other offices : Luxembourg
Other offices : New York
Other offices : Paris
Other offices : Singapore
Other offices : Tokyo
Other offices : Zurich