Firm Profile > Loyens & Loeff > Rotterdam, Netherlands

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

Dispute resolution: Mediation Tier 1

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

Energy: regulatory Tier 1

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

Industry focus: Food Tier 1

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

Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences Tier 1

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

Industry focus: retail Tier 1

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

Investment funds Tier 1

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

Real estate Tier 1

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

Tax Tier 1

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

Banking and finance: asset finance and structured finance Tier 2

Loyens & Loeff’s team has core strengths in residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) car lease and trade receivables transactions. A major client is Obvion, which the firm acted for on all five of its new RMBS transactions. The team, which is headed by the ‘stand-out and unrivalledMariëtte van ‘t Westeinde and Willem Jarigsma, includes senior associates Evelien Bougie, and Marijke van der Weide. Jarigsma recently re-joined the team in April 2018, having been head of the firm’s management.

Banking and finance: Financial services regulatory Tier 2

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

Capital markets: debt Tier 2

Loyens & Loeff’s Martijn Schoonewille advised Bacardi on the Dutch corporate, financial regulatory and tax law aspects of a €6.4bn debt refinancing, partially conducted to finance the acquisition of Patrón Spirits International, using a series of credit facilities, note issuances and bridging loans. He also assisted Capital Stage with the placement of perpetual subordinated bonds of €97.3m.

Capital markets: equity Tier 2

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

Construction Tier 2

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

Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 2

Loyens & Loeff fields a team of ‘smart and practical practitioners’ who 'think on their feet'. Complex banking litigation, securities litigation and shareholders’ and joint-venture related disputes are core strengths. ‘Top litigatorJeroen van den Brande and Mijke Sinninghe Damsté are key names in Hendrik van Druten's practice.

Employment Tier 2

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

Energy: transactional Tier 2

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

EU and competition Tier 2

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

Fraud and white-collar crime Tier 2

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

Insurance Tier 2

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

Private equity Tier 2

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

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

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

Transport Tier 2

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

Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 3

Loyens & Loeff fields a ‘responsive and collaborative’ team that has notable experience in cross-border transactions. ‘Out of the box thinker’ Gianluca Kreuze and Martijn Schoonewille assisted PAI Partners with its public offer, together with British Columbia Investment Management Corporation, for all listed shares in Refresco Group. Practice head Kitty Lieverse led the advice to Carval and its portfolio company RNHB on the acquisition of the entire Roparco mortgage loan business unit of Rabobank. ‘Commercially strong’ senior associate Kim KoopsSietske van ‘t Hooft and senior associate Sabine Schoute are also recommended.

Banking and finance: lender or arranger side Tier 3

At Loyens & Loeff, the ‘strong, collaborative’ department regularly acts for financial institutions and corporations on domestic and international financing matters. Sietske van ‘t Hooft advised the European Investment Bank on the  €100m financing of the new Amphia Hospital in Breda. The team, which is headed by Kitty Lieverse, also includes Gianluca Kreuze and senior associates Kim Koops and Sabine Schoute.

Commercial, corporate and M&a Tier 3

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

Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 3

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

Environment and planning Tier 3

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

Industry focus: Information technology Tier 3

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

Industry focus: telecoms Tier 3

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

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
Mrs Marieke Bakker  photo Mrs Marieke Bakker
Mr Marcel Buur  photo Mr Marcel Buur
Mr Tom Claassens  photo Mr Tom Claassens
Mr Bastiaan Cornelisse  photo Mr Bastiaan Cornelisse
Mrs Conny Delissen-Buijnsters  photo Mrs Conny Delissen-Buijnsters
Mr Fred Eijssen  photo Mr Fred Eijssen
Mr François Hoenjet  photo Mr François Hoenjet
Mr Guido Koop  photo Mr Guido Koop
Mrs Kim Lucassen  photo Mrs Kim Lucassen
Mr Dirk-Jan Maasland  photo Mr Dirk-Jan Maasland
Mr Wil Martens  photo Mr Wil Martens
Mr Gijs Melching  photo Mr Gijs Melching
Mr Max Oosterhuis  photo Mr Max Oosterhuis
Mrs Christa Parlevliet  photo Mrs Christa Parlevliet
Mr Hendrik Portengen  photo Mr Hendrik Portengen
Mr Bart Rubbens  photo Mr Bart Rubbens
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 Harmen Zeven  photo Mr Harmen Zeven
Mr Serge Zwanen  photo Mr Serge Zwanen
Mr Jules de Beer  photo Mr Jules de Beer
Mrs Marja de Best  photo Mrs Marja de Best
Mr Victor van Ahee  photo Mr Victor van Ahee
Mrs Merel van Asch  photo Mrs Merel van Asch
Mr Harmen van Dam  photo Mr Harmen van Dam
Mr Gerco van Eck  photo Mr Gerco van Eck
Mr Joost van Helvoirt  photo Mr Joost van Helvoirt
Mr Michiel van Kempen  photo Mr Michiel van Kempen
Mr Pieter van Onzenoort  photo Mr Pieter van Onzenoort
Mr Jan-Willem van Rooij  photo Mr Jan-Willem van Rooij
Mr Hans van Ruiten  photo Mr Hans van Ruiten
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
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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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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
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Other offices : New York
Other offices : Paris
Other offices : Singapore
Other offices : Tokyo
Other offices : Zurich