Loyens & Loeff > Rotterdam, Netherlands > Firm Profile

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

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

Willem Jarigsma leads Loyens & Loeff‘s first-rate structured finance team, which leverages its securitisation and asset-based lending expertise to advise clients on a broad cross-section of transactions. Its workload includes covered bonds programmes and the structuring of residential mortgage funds. Also notable is that the group particularly stands out for its strength in Dutch RMBS and operational lease securitisations; recent work included Mariëtte van ‘t Westeinde and others advising Dutch mortgage lender Obvion on its STORM transactions, which involves the client securitising its mortgage portfolio. Elsewhere, other areas of expertise include SME loans, consumer loans and trade receivables securitisations.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Rabobank

Allianz Benelux

ALD Automotive

bunq

Obvion

Tulp Hypotheken

BNP Paribas

Intertrust Management

Dynamic Credit

Elan Woninghypotheken

Athlon Car Lease Nederland / Daimler

NIBC Bank

Work highlights

  • Assisted Athlon Car Lease Nederland and Daimler with a public ABS car lease securitisation with Silver Arrow Athlon NL 2021 B.V. as issuer. The transaction met the STS requirements.
  • Acted for bunq on its first retained RMBS transaction with Solitaire I B.V. as issuer. The transaction was intended to meet the STS requirements. The Solitaire I RMBS transaction has been designed to enhance bunq’s investments in Dutch residential mortgage loans by transforming such investments into notes that will satisfy the Eurosystem eligibility criteria and be recognised as Eurosystem Eligible Collateral.
  • Advised Tulp Hypotheken on its second public RMBS transaction with Tulip Mortgage Funding 2020-1 B.V. as issuer. The transaction met the STS requirements.

Netherlands > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 1

Loyens & Loeff’s dispute resolution practice shows ‘great initiative and flexible thinking in its approach’. It focuses on corporate and financial litigation, including M&A-related matters, securities litigation and corporate governance issues. Mijke Sinninghe Damsté  co-heads the team and is recommended for transaction-related disputes, and class actions and collective settlements.

Practice head(s):

Sidney Berendsen; Mijke Sinninghe Damsté

Other key lawyers:

Bastiaan Kemp;

Testimonials

‘Excellent knowledge of their legal business and also with regulatory items’.

‘They are straight and open in their conclusions’. 

‘Mijke Sinninghe Damsté is smart and straight forward, client and service-oriented without being too familiar with clients’.

‘Mijke Sinninghe Damsté can summarise headlines and key issues in a concise and clear manner’.

‘The Loyens team came up to speed extremely quickly on a complex and novel matter that we brought to them’.

 ‘They showed great initiative and flexible thinking in their approach, as well as really listening to our very particular concerns. I can’t speak highly enough of their performance’.

‘Bastiaan Kemp was top notch in terms of both quality of advice and product, and overall client care and contact’.

‘Mijke Sinninghe Damsté understands what needs to be done, and she is very good to work with’.

Key clients

IEF Capital

Oi SA

Steinhoff

ICAP

Global Loan Agency Services Limited

De Seizoenen

Sovereign Wealth Fund Samruk Kazyna

An ad-hoc group of senior secured noteholders of HEMA

Heineken Holding

Yukos Oil

Republic of India

Bluestream Pipeline Company B.V.

Work highlights

  • Representing the Asian Development Bank, a multilateral development institution, in inquiry proceedings before the Enterprise Chamber in relation to a proposed IPO and alternative exit facilitation process.
  • Representing ICAP in its role as broker in a class action brought by Stichting Elco Foundation against four banks and ICAP concerning alleged manipulation of interest rate benchmarks.

Netherlands > Energy: regulatory Tier 1

The energy and infrastructure team at Loyens & Loeff draws on the strengths of its corporate, project finance and tax practitioners to provide a holistic service regarding energy regulatory matters. The team advises clients on power, gas, heat and mining regulations as well as handling competition matters and disputes. Jan-Willem van Rooij heads the practice alongside Roland de Vlam, who has considerable experience in the offshore-wind and solar segments. Max Oosterhuis, who has moved into an of counsel role at the firm, is recommended for EU and national energy law.

Practice head(s):

Jan-Willem van Rooij; Roland de Vlam

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

GOPACS

Netbeheer Nederland

InterXion

HyGear Technology and Services

Liander

Alliander

Stedin

ContourGlobal

NS Stations

Eneco

Pure Energie

ONE-Dyas

OCI

Waternet

Sunrock

Astronergy / Chint

Dunea

Yara

Encavis

Havenbedrijf Rotterdam

Lightsource BP

OCAP CO2

Work highlights

  • Advising GOPACS (a joint venture of the largest public grid operators -DSOs- and the TSO) on regulatory questions related to the operation of a redispatch platform for power-generating market parties to resolve transport-capacity congestion issues using market-based techniques.
  • Representing Netbeheer Nederland and other distribution system operators in administrative law proceedings against energy regulator ACM regarding its pending decision on the socialisation of the costs of the removal of obsolete household gas connections.
  • Assisted Stedin Netbeheer in legal proceedings against a large industrial power user regarding the location and voltage level of its connection to the distribution system.

Netherlands > Industry focus: Food Tier 1

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.

Practice head(s):

Gert-Wim van de Meent; Victor van Ahee

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘L&L delivers practical and useful responses and in a timely manner. I enjoy working with them when I have food related cases.’

‘Victor van Ahee has a good sense of how the market works and is a known figure in the market. I am comfortable he can get the job done when required.’

‘For a tech firm like ours it is important that our lawyers understand our business. L&L knows the food industry well but also has tech-knowledge and insights. Their digital economy team connects with their food team for businesses like ours, where the food and tech sometimes comes together.

‘I appreciate their proactive and tailored news dissemination. Usually law firms send out general newsflashes etc., but the intel we receive from L&L is custom gathered and therefore allways relevant.’

‘Loyens & Loeff is an all service firm, which is helpful if there are other relevant legal points of attention. However, main contact has been Victor van Ahee, who leads the teams in a brilliant way and makes sure the job gets done in an (cost) efficient and timely manner.’

‘Victor van Ahee (Senior Associate) is a true specialist in his area, who understands the needs of his clients and delivers practical to the point advice in an (cost) efficient and timely manner. He is the type of lawyer that doesn’t feel as an external counsel, but more as a right hand in a project.’

Key clients

Amswha

Bacardi

Bayer Crop Science

B&S Group

Cargill B.V.

Celanese

Collins Foods Ltd (KFC)

Cornelis Vrolijk

Danish Crown

Danone

Dawn Foods

Emmi Italy

Exal Corporation

Farmboy

Femsa

FitForMe B.V.

Fleury Michon

Givaudan

Glencore Grain

Gorillas

HelloFresh

Hoogtweg

Illovo Sugar

Kerry Group

Kettle Foods Ltd.

Kloosterboer

Koninklijke Zeelandia

Krynica Vitamin S.A.

Levarht

McCain

Nutreco

Rembrandt Foods

RemyCointreau

Samson & Surrey

Sligro Food Group

Struik Foods

Yara Sluiskil

Vomar

Wessanen

Work highlights

  • Advised Gilde Buy Out Partners by its shares in Vivera, the third largest plant-based protein producer in Europe to JBS, the world’s largest protein company and second largest food producer for an amount of EUR 341 million (USD 408 million).
  • Advised Pamplona Capital on their purchase of Signature Foods. Signature Foods has a EUR 300 million revenue in several EU-countries and operates several major food product brands (such as Johma, Heksn’Kaas and KaasTengels).
  • Assisting Gorillas Technologies, a flash delivery start-up, in their expansion in the Netherlands.

Netherlands > Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences Tier 1

Loyens & Loeff fields ‘a very professional and reliable team’, which offers combined legal and tax expertise to Dutch and international clients. It has particular expertise in corporate M&A, and financing deals for a range of clients, from local care providers to global pharmaceutical companies. Tom van Helmond  is a name to note for regulatory, litigation and competition work, while Kim Lucassen  is recommended for contracting and data protection. Frank Leijdesdorff  advises on corporate governance and transactional matters.

Practice head(s):

Tom van Helmond; Kim Lucassen; Frank Leijdesdorff

Other key lawyers:

Marc Wiggers

Testimonials

‘I really enjoy working with the healthcare team of Loyens & Loeff’.

‘The team has a very high level of knowledge’.

‘They take the time to get to know the customer and to identify their needs’.

‘It was a real pleasure to work with this team in difficult times’.

‘The team is very knowledgeable, responsive, and just as important, pleasant to work with’.

‘They take their clients seriously and listen to feedback’.

‘Tom van Helmond is proactive, a strategic thinker and an excellent writer’.

‘Pleasant and knowledgeable employees’.

Key clients

European Investment Bank

Mount Sinai Health System

Lauxera Capital Partners

Zilveren Kruis Zorgverzekeringen N.V.

VGZ

Bergman Clinics

Zorgverzekeraars Nederland

Laurens

Unilabs

Espria

PHOENIX group/Brocacef

Amstelland Hospital

LSP

Gilde Healthcare

DIF

Becton Dickson and Company

Humanitas

Propharma

Arkin

Siemens Healthineers

Forbion Capital Menzis

CZ

Mundiharma Allergan, Inc.

Dalcor Pharma UK LTD

Alexion

Cyclotron

Work highlights

  • Advised Zorgverzekeraars Nederland (ZN), with respect to the provision of contributions to healthcare providers in order to ‘survive’ the corona crisis.
  • Assisted the Malenstein family and NPM Capital on an agreement with Triton on the intended sale of Bergman Clinics, one of the leading chains of independent clinics in the Netherlands, Germany and Scandinavia.
  • Acted as Dutch counsel to the European Investment Bank in the financing of market leader Stichting‘s Heeren Loo Zorggroep.

Netherlands > Industry focus: retail Tier 1

Loyens & Loeff leverages strengths across multiple disciplines to advise clients ranging from high-end retailers to retail property investors, with particular expertise in retail matters. The firm is also experienced in the areas of logistics and e-commerce, which are growing in importance. Team head Lonne Rooseboom  has expertise in transactions related to commercial real estate, acquisitions of (real estate) companies, turnkey projects and project development. Also active in the sector is Pauline Leegwater, who made partner in 2021.

Practice head(s):

Lonne Rooseboom

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Adidas

CBRE GI

Coolblue

High Brook Investors

IEF Capital

Mango

Mexx

M7 Real Estate

Nike

PRADA

Patrizia

Scoth & Soda

Simon Property

Sun Capital

The Blackstone Group

Zalando

ZARA

Work highlights

  • Assisted the ad hoc group of senior secured notes in continuous and intensive negotiations with inter alia HEMA, its shareholders and its other financiers with a view to agreeing upon a deleveraging plan that would result in a sustainable capital structure for HEMA.
  • Advises Zurich in relation to the bankruptcy of Hudson’s Bay Company in the Netherlands.
  • Advised Somerset Capital Partners, the largest developer in the Netherlands in large-scale logistics real estate projects, on a joint venture between USAA Realco and Somerset Capital Partners: the development and realisation for Zalando of an e-fulfilment center in Bleiswijk and the subsequent sale thereof to Midas/Warburg/HIH.

Netherlands > Investment funds Tier 1

Loyens & Loeff, which acts for the majority of fund managers in the Netherlands, is able to combine legal, tax and regulatory expertise to provide an integrated service to clients. Marco de Lignie, who leads the team, has expertise in the domestic and international tax aspects of fund formation and management participation, as well as private equity buyout deals and venture capital transactions. Also noted for their tax expertise are Roderik BeckersBartjan Zoetmulder, Michiel Beudeker and Guido DerckxJoep Ottervanger and Vilmar Feenstra have extensive experience of handling fund investments and fund formation mandates. Another key figure is counsel Roderik Boogaard, who leads the funds regulatory practice. The team’s recent highlights included assisting Avedon Capital Partners with the formation of Avedon Growth Capital Fund IV. It also advised Gilde Equity Management on the formation and fundraising of Gilde Equity Management (GEM) Benelux Fund V, which reached its hard cap of €600m.

Practice head(s):

Marco de Lignie

Testimonials

‘I can put it simply: although a relatively large law firm, the team has always served us in a very pragmatic way. The right answer at the right time.’

‘Joep Ottervanger: always available. Quick and sharp. Robert Veenhoven: speedy and pragmatic.’

Key clients

Active Capital Company

AlpInvest Partners

Altera Vastgoed

Avedon Capital Partners

Bencis Capital Partners

Biogeneration Ventures

CBRE Global Investors

DIF Capital Partners

Egeria Capital Partners

Endeit Capital

EQT

ERES (Capreit)

Finch Capital

Forbion

Gilde Buy Out Partners

Gilde Equity Management

Griffin Real Estate

HighBrook Investors

Karmijn Kapitaal

Keen Venture Partners

Life Sciences Partners

Lone Star Funds

Main Capital Partners

Mentha Capital

Nimbus

Parcom Capital

Round Hill Capital

Torqx Capital Partners

Value Enhancement Partners

Waterland Private Equity Investments

Work highlights

  • Assisted Bencis Capital Partners, an independent private equity firm, as lead tax counsel, Dutch and Luxembourg regulatory and legal counsel in the formation of their sixth mid-market private equity fund Bencis VI.
  • Advised Forbion, a leading venture capital firm that works closely with entrepreneurs to build life sciences companies that transform people’s lives, as tax and legal lead counsel and Dutch regulatory counsel on the formation and fundraising of Forbion Growth Opportunities Fund with a target fund size of €360m and Forbion Capital Fund V with a hard cap of €460m, exceeding its original target size.
  • Advised leading private equity firm Gilde Equity Management (GEM) as tax and legal lead counsel and Dutch regulatory counsel on the formation and fundraising of Gilde Equity Management (GEM) Benelux Fund V. The fund was oversubscribed and closed at its hard cap of €600m.

Netherlands > Real estate Tier 1

Loyens & Loeff’s top real estate practice group handles a high volume of deals for high-profile international clients. Its multi-disciplinary team includes tax lawyers and civil notaries, making it well placed to handle the full range and life-cycle of real estate deals. Lonne Rooseboom heads the group and focuses on commercial real estate transactions, turnkey projects and project development work. Managing partner Bram Linnartz handles M&A, funds work and property finance issues; while Wilfred Groen handles domestic and international restructurings, and transactions that include major real estate portfolios. Steven Lucas is a name to note for real estate litigation and tenancy law, while Pauline Leegwater was promoted to partner.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘L&L has a lot of knowledge and expertise in the field of real estate and has a lot of experience in the field of takeovers of such projects’.

‘Wilfred Groen is strategically and legally very strong’.

‘They are absolutely top of the bill’.

‘Always contactable, dedicated, professional and extremely hard working’.

‘As the sole attorney responsible for my Fortune 100 company’s real estate globally, I have managed projects in approximately 40 countries and 35 states in the US; Loyens & Loeff is among the very best firms with which I have worked’.

‘Best in the market from a professional standpoint’.

‘The firm is extremely responsive, brings consummate legal knowledge to the table, works very collaboratively and always helps to find creative solutions to problems in transactions.’

‘The attorneys are very personable and genuinely good people — in my experience they genuinely care about the client, and they quickly learn and operate with a view to the quirks and peculiarities of the client company’.

Key clients

Round Hill Capital

The Blackstone Group

ABN AMRO

Rabobank

ING Bank

Merck Sharp & Dhome

Goldman Sachs

Patrizia Immobilien AG

Union Asset Management

AXA REIM

Hannover Leasing

Primonial

Schiphol Travel

NSI

Monarch Alternative Capital

M7 Real Estate

Highbrook Investors

AB Sagax

Zurich Insurance

Keppel

Nuveen

Prologis

Savills IM

Soros Fund Management

UBM Development

Tristan Capital

AEW Europe

Fortress Investment Group LLC

Carlyle

CBRE GI

Blackrock

Heimstaden

KKR

Real I.S.

Work highlights

  • Provided integrated legal (corporate and real estate) and tax advice to Round Hill Capital and KKR on: the (re)development and transformation of the former Oudenrijn Hospital property and the (indirect) disposal to Greystar of 682 newly built apartments in the ‘the Rock’ complex in Utrecht.
  • Advised Highbrook Investors on the acquisition of 33 Dutch industrial and last mile logistics properties.
  • Advised Somerset Capital Partners on – inter alia – the following projects: a joint venture between USAA Realco and Somerset Capital Partners: the development and realisation for Zalando of an e-fulfilment centre in Bleiswijk and the subsequent sale thereof to Midas/Warburg/HIH.

Netherlands > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 1

Loyens & Loeff handles multi-jurisdictional matters with ease by virtue of its network of offices in the financial hubs of London, New York and Hong Kong. The team takes a holistic approach to restructuring and insolvency matters and has ancillary support in the form of civil-law notaries and tax lawyers. Vincent Vroom leads the practice and is recommended for contentious and non-contentious restructuring mandates, and also financing matters; he acts for investors, debtors and financial institutions. Loek Kerstens  left for Rutgers & Posch.

Practice head(s):

Vincent Vroom

Other key lawyers:

Joris Dunki Jacobs

Testimonials

‘They demonstrated a unique ability to navigate certain unprecedented areas of the law and their advice was timely and creative’.

‘The end result was very satisfying’.

‘Great collaboration between them and with us as client’.

‘The entire Loyens team shows strong technical knowledge, good communication, and constant support’.

‘They are also very pleasant to work with’.

‘Full-service, client-focused firm with credibility in the market’.

‘Responsive and hard-working’.

‘Vincent Vroom is fantastic, likeable, engaged and dynamic’.

Key clients

Sun Capital

Prudential

Toys R Us

GLAS

Zilveren Kruis

Sete Brasil

QGOG Constellation

Lebara

Goldman Sachs

KKR

Zurich Insurance Company Ltd

Pierre & Vacances SA

DTEK Finance PLC

Swissport International AG

Ferroglobe PLC

Floatel International Limited

Work highlights

  • Assisted the ad hoc group of senior secured notes in continuous and intensive negotiations with inter alia HEMA, its shareholders and its other financiers with a view to agreeing upon a deleveraging plan that would result in a sustainable capital structure for HEMA.
  • Acting for an ad-hoc group of noteholders of the Steinhoff group ever since the fraud allegations came to light in December 2017.
  • Assisted Pierre et Vacances S.A., which heads up the Dutch Center Parcs group, with its debt restructuring.

Netherlands > Tax Tier 1

Loyens & Loeff‘s team in the Netherlands is part of one of the largest tax practices in Europe, with the firm also fielding practitioners in Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Reflective of its breadth of expertise and strength in depth, the firm has specialists in six key areas of tax: international tax, corporate tax, investment management, indirect tax, employment tax, and family-owned business and business wealth. Marco de Lignie, who heads up the investment management practice, advises on domestic and cross-border tax issues associated with fund formations, as well as private equity buyouts and venture capital transactions. Elsewhere, other practitioners in the team play a key role in M&A, reorganisations, real estate investment transactions and project developments, among other matters. Louis Lutz and others assisted Yucaipa Acquisition Corporation with the tax aspects of a $3.2bn deSPAC merger with SIGNA Sports United. Harmen van Dam has specialist expertise in transfer pricing. Other key practitioners include Roderik BeckersBartjan Zoetmulder and Margriet Lukkien. Bart Heijnen and Tim van Straaten recently made the partnership.

Practice head(s):

Harmen van Dam; Arco Bobeldijk; Marco de Lignie; Gerard Blokland; Ynze van der Tempel; Jan Bart Schober

Other key lawyers:

Roderik Beckers; Jeroen Janssen; Marcel Buur; Bartjan Zoetmulder; Bart Heijnen; Tim van Straaten; Margriet Lukkien; Louis Lutz; Imme Kam; Michiel Schul

Testimonials

‘Loyens is very strong in Dutch and Luxembourg tax. We have consulted them on a number of proposed restructurings involving both countries, and their advice is timely, well supported, and client friendly. We have no issues introducing them to our clients in this regard.’

‘Margriet Lukkien is very responsive, thoughtful and client friendly. A joy to introduce to clients and work projects with.’

‘I choose Loyens for particularly complex tax work. The reasons I choose them include: deep knowledge of Dutch tax laws, anticipation, very high standards, truly understanding of clients needs, responsiveness, large teams, involved partners.’

‘Roderik Beckers has outstanding technical skills, and is at the same time very accessible; his ability to explain Dutch tax concepts stands out, as does his creativity in thinking of multijurisdictional issues.’

‘The firm has one of the best tax practices in the Netherlands. They are very professional, responsive and friendly to clients.’

‘Our main individual contact with the firm is Jeroen Janssen. He is extremely professional and focused on clients.’

‘The Netherlands’ unquestionably top tax advisory firm.’

‘Very dedicated professionals and fully available. Excellent follow up on complex subjects.’

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

Work highlights

  • Advised Vivendi on the sale of a two times 10% stake in the share capital of Universal Music Group (UMG) to a Tencent-led consortium, based on an enterprise value of €30bn for 100% of UMG’s share capital.
  • Assisted Yucaipa Acquisition Corporation with a $3.2bn deSPAC merger with SIGNA Sports United.
  • Assisted Wall Box Charges S.L. with a $1.5bn deSPAC merger and NYSE listing.

Netherlands > Banking and finance: Financial services regulatory Tier 2

Loyens & Loeff is particularly active in handling the regulatory aspects of M&A in the financial services sector, in addition to advising clients on setting up new businesses and launching new products in the industry. It also assists clients with prudential supervision (of counsel Bart Joosen is a particular name to note in this space) and funds-related regulatory issues. Also notable is that the firm is at the forefront of initiatives in the fintech arena, including in the payment services industry; a key contact at the firm is Martijn Schoonewille, who is knowledgeable about the use of artificial intelligence, distributed ledger technology and smart contracts in the financial sector. Willem Jarigsma heads up the practice.

Practice head(s):

Willem Jarigsma

Other key lawyers:

Kitty Lieverse; Martijn Schoonewille; Bart Joosen; Roderik Boogaard; Leon Engelen

Testimonials

‘Loyens & Loeff’s financial services regulatory practice covers the entire regulatory landscape, while other Dutch-based law firms only have specific expertise.’

‘Partner Kitty Lieverse is easy accessible and great to work with. She understands the business of asset management, the need for regulatory advice and points out the things that really matter.’

‘High knowledge of regulatory affairs and industry developments. Well informed and strong expertise. Understanding of clients’ businesses and tailor-made advice.’

‘Real experts in regulatory legislation, case law and developments within the industry and supervisors. Strong knowledge of consumer protection regulations and thinking along with clients and their own policies and procedures. The partner of the team, Kitty Lieverse, is a real expert in this area in the Netherlands. Furthermore, pleasant to work with, transparent, easy to contact and strong knowledge of our business and products (so advice is to the point and relevant for our business landscape).’

‘The team is very knowledgeable about a wide range of regulatory topics, which is combined with an excellent understanding of the market. The team takes a proactive approach to advising its clients.’

‘Loyens & Loeff’s financial services regulatory practice offers solid and practical advice for our business matters. They’re very approachable and deliver quickly and provide good follow-up advise and actions. They also have a good understanding of our business or are capable of picking it up very quickly, which makes the collaboration more productive and efficient.’

‘Approachable, responsive, flexible and practical, all values that we greatly appreciate in our collaboration.’

Key clients

BTIG

Gilde Equity Management

Gilde Healthcare

Main Capital Partners

Morgan Stanley

Nomura Financial Products Europe GmbH, Netherlands branch

Rabobank

Work highlights

  • Advised various Dutch AIFMs on their license application process and ongoing AIFMD compliance.
  • Advised on the Dutch regulatory approval process on a merger process in the insurance brokerage sector.

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

Loyens & Loeff‘s team is highlighted for its ability to handle myriad complex financings for domestic and international clients. The practice is led by Willem Jarigsma, whose practice is split between London and Amsterdam, and has particular expertise in asset-based lending and transportation finance (particularly ship finance and aircraft finance). He works with Gianluca Kreuze, who has a notable focus on secured corporate lending and leveraged finance transactions. In addition, other key practitioners include Kim Koops and senior associate Ruben den Hollander, who advised Berlin Hyp on a €75m term loan to Matrix Innovation Center in 2020. Ehsan Shirzadi is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Willem Jarigsma

Testimonials

‘What is different from other law firms is that the approach is pragmatic und solution-oriented.’

‘Kim Koops is outstanding and perceptive, and also has a pragmatic view of the essentials (legally and economically). He also keeps calm if others’ emotions are running high.’

‘Full-service banking team. Responsive and commercially minded.’

‘Partner Kim Koops is excellent, and has been our “go to” on financing matters for some time.’

Key clients

Macquarie Bank International Limited (MBIL)

Bank of America N.A.

Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A.

Goldman Sachs Bank USA

European Investment Bank

ING Bank N.V.

ABN AMRO Bank N.V.

KFW IPEX- BANK GMBH

Rabobank Nederland

Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation

Berlin Hyp

Netherlands > Capital markets: debt Tier 2

Netherlands > Commercial, corporate and M&a Tier 2

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'.

Practice head(s):

Harmen Holtrop; Bastiaan Cornelisse

Other key lawyers:

Antoinette van der Hauw; Jan-Willem van Rooij; Roel Fluit; Rob Schrooten

Testimonials

‘Efficient and highest level of knowledge. Able to read a deal and understand the client instantly. Proactive, 24/7 availability with the shortest response time.’

‘Harmen Holtrop: strategically very strong whilst remaining with two feet on the floor. Joy to work with. 24/7 availability. Rob Schrooten: considerable knowledge and ability to remain calm under stress’. 

‘We have worked with many M&A firms. In this specific case it was a transaction under extreme time pressure and with a high degree of complexity due to the many stakeholders and sometimes, conflicting interests. With the help of L&L we have done a delisting, a capital acquisition and an M&A transaction in 12 weeks. They were really good at finding middle ground, keeping total oversight and especially, remaining practical and focused on items that matter.’

‘L&L had a three people core team on this transaction and brought in the necessary experts whenever we needed them. Jan-Willem van Rooij as partner of the firm was always involved personally and was totally aware of details. And found solutions for complex issues.’

‘The team works well together and is always available. There is a good build-up of knowledge and experience within the team.’

‘In general, the employees are best in class and well informed about current insights in their field.’

Key clients

DPG Media Belgium

NCOI Opleidingen

B&S Group

VIVAT

KWS

Aegon

Nouryon

Westmont Hospitality Group

Lucas Bols

Coolblue

Alliander and Annexis Group

TBI

DPG Media Belgium

NCOI Opleidingen

B&S Group

VIVAT

KWS

Aegon

Nouryon

Westmont Hospitality Group

Lucas Bols

Coolblue

Alliander and Annexis Group

TBI

Work highlights

  • Advised Vivendi on its sale of 10% of its shares in Universal Music Group B.V.
  • Advised the selling shareholders on the sale of 100% of the shares of HSF Logistics Group to DFDS.
  • Advised Rotla on the sale of the Centralpoint group to Dustin Group.

Netherlands > Construction Tier 2

Loyens & Loeff has notable experience in the construction and real estate sectors and acts for project developers, investors, and construction companies. Jurriaan Van Der Stok, Ynze van der Tempel  and counsel Timo Huisman are key practitioners; Huisman is recommended for large residential and commercial projects.

Netherlands > Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

The data protection and privacy team at Loyens & Loeff takes a cross-border approach to data work, leveraging its Benelux and Swiss offices to handle regulatory mandates and global data strategies. The group also advises on GDPR compliance frameworks, data breach responses, enforcement proceedings, data litigation and the data elements of notable M&A transactions, and has recently established a distinct digital economy team. Kim Lucassen leads the department, which also fields senior associate Céline Van Waesberge and associate Nina Orlić.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Loyens & Loeff N.V. is a highly professional law firm with dedicated and competent specialist lawyers. The firm has a broad range of legal specialisms, and is always willing to assist in new or ongoing files/cases.’

‘Kim Lucassen, Partner: Easy access and easy to communicate with, very interested in the company’s business and the industry, willing to go the extra mile.’

‘This team has very expansive knowledge about the data privacy and data protection field, one that covers multiple industries and practices. I am always impressed by their ability to address my convoluted issues in an immediate way with an understanding of how the law would apply based on the specific context of the matter.’

‘It surprises me that Nina Orlić is not already a partner given her professionalism, demeanour and expertise. I always seek out her assistance with my matters for her ability to give thorough understanding of issues and give practical advice for real-world situations.’

‘It’s about law, but with a business twist. They for sure understand how that works.’

‘During one of the sessions with our internal stakeholders, I was happy to see how Nina was able to immediately spot the main points of the discussion, act upon what she spotted and jumped quickly in, rather then staying aside and solely referring to the legal don’ts.’

‘Very professional team that stands out in terms of legal support and that leads by example in terms of what clients look for when engaging with outside counsel. The team has a strong innovation focus and is keen on sharing insights about innovations with clients. The team leads by example in showcasing the importance of diversity and inclusion.’

‘The team has a very high level of knowledge. When necessary, colleagues or experts are quickly involved in sub-questions. Our work was new to us (as a result of the crisis), but there was also a new playing field for stakeholders. The team contributed ideas about the organisation of the work and its legal consequences.’

Key clients

MessageBird

DPG Media

Bol.com

PrivateTracer consortium

Tata Communications Netherlands B.V.

Zilveren Kruis Achmea

Jaguar Landrover

Pioneer Europe

Stichting Hartwig Medical Foundation (HMF)

InterXion

Colosseum Dental Group

Work highlights

  • Assisting Jaguar Landrover in data protection law matters with regard to intelligent cars.
  • Led the IT infrastructure transition project of Hartwig, which moved from a Dutch private cloud to the Google Cloud platform, from a legal perspective involving extensive negotiation of the applicable license and data protection and security terms with Google.
  • Assisting VGZ, one of the largest Dutch health care insurers, on numerous data protection, privacy and IT matters.

Netherlands > Employment Tier 2

Loyens & Loeff fields a team of ‘highly skilled and experienced lawyers’, and advises on a broad spectrum of employment matters. It is particularly experienced in advising on the employment aspects of international M&A deals, and also handles high-profile dismissals, restructurings, pensions, taxes and immigration matters. The practice is led by Hermine Voûte  and Klaas Wiersma , who is recommended for sensitive matters, such as litigation relating to the dismissal of executive-level management. Senior associate Laurie Kuijpers is recommended for pensions work, including contentious matters.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Klaas Wiersma and his team are extremely knowledgeable about the law and even better at understanding how to apply it for the particular matter at hand’.

‘I am specifically impressed with Klaas Wiersma’s ability to make our issues his own’. 

‘Super-pragmatic, with hands-on experience’.

‘The Loyens & Loeff team made my case a priority and went above and beyond to ensure I had the support, advice and counsel needed with the right level of expertise in the areas required’. 

‘They were fully committed, transparent and gave me full confidence that the actions we were taking were the right ones’.

‘Klaas Wiersma is extremely responsive and combines in-depth legal knowledge with a pragmatic hands-on approach’.

‘I worked directly with Klaas Wiersma, who was and is, incredibly knowledgeable, responsive, solution oriented, innovative, caring, compassionate and no doubt, has unquestionable integrity’.

‘Klaas Wiersma was always there when needed, able to build relationships quickly, and able to get to the root issues and challenges in a respectful and transparent way’.

Key clients

AEGON

Aon

Banijay

Bloomberg

BMW

BNP Paribas

Chanel

Euronext

EY

FrieslandCampina

Kerry Ingredients

Nouryon

Athora

Work highlights

  • Advised Vivendi on several important restructuring steps within the Universal Music Group (deal value EUR 3bn), including the employment law aspects.
  • Advised a majority group of senior secured bondholders of HEMA B.V. on the conditional agreement between HEMA B.V. and these bondholders for the acquisition of HEMA B.V. by a 50/50 consortium of Parcom and Mississippi Ventures, including all remuneration aspects concerning the management of HEMA B.V.
  • Advised Banijay Group following its acquisition in July 2020 of Endemol Shine Group (ESG), including all employment aspects of the integration.

Netherlands > Energy: transactional Tier 2

The ‘knowledgeable, sharp, engaged and solution-focusedLoyens & Loeff combines corporate, project finance and tax expertise in the Netherlands and Belgium to advise on high-profile transactions in the energy sector. The full-service practice acts for developers, banks, corporates, funds and utilities on financing, project development and regulatory matters. The team is co-led by Jan-Willem van Rooij, who handles M&A, Roland de Vlam  and the Brussels-based Koen Panis. Max van Oosterhuis stepped back from the partnership but has taken up an of counsel role.

Practice head(s):

Jan-Willem van Rooij; Roland de Vlam; Koen Panis

Other key lawyers:

Max Oosterhuis; Victor van Nuland; Michiel Schul

Testimonials

Specialised in renewable energy.

Knowledgeable about all the legal aspects of solar installations.

Jan-Willem van Rooij is balanced, a good listener, knowledgeable, sharp and engaged.

They were knowledgeable, responsive and sensitive to fee pressures.

We consider them to be a market leading full-service transactional Dutch firm.

A very strong and well-deserved reputation for energy and corporate matters.

Jan-Willem van Rooij is great at team leading and has excellent commercial awareness and client management skills.

Victor van Nuland is responsive and has strong corporate legal expertise.

Key clients

Pure Energie (formerly Raedthuys)

Augusta & Co

re:cap global investors

Vattenfal

ZonXP

HyGear Technology and Services

Port of Rotterdam

Engie

Eneco

Riverstone

The Shareholders’ Committee of Stedin Holding

Sunrock Investments

Lightsource BP

KiesZon

Groendus

Nederlandse Vereniging van Banken

Alliander

AG Real Estate

Heylen Energy

Belfius

EBN

Province of Fryslân

Astronergy / Chint

ONE-Dyas

OCI

Fugro

Vermillion

Yara

ConocoPhilips

Macquarie

KKR

Hess Corporation

ENI

Blackrock

BASF

Work highlights

  • Advising wind development company Pure Energie on an ongoing basis regarding the legal and tax aspects of the development, sale and acquisition of onshore wind farms and solar project in the Netherlands.
  • Advised Re:Cap on the acquisition of two new photovoltaic projects in the Netherlands (total installed capacity of 29.2Mw) by FP Lux Group.
  • Advised HyGear Technology and Services on its sale of HyGear to clean energy solutions provider Xebec Adsorption Inc.

Netherlands > EU and competition Tier 2

Loyens & Loeff has been able to leverage its first-rate reputation in the food, healthcare and life sciences sectors to win new competition clients and mandates. Illustrative of the firm’s strengths in the healthcare sector, Marc Wiggers, Marc Custers and associate Robert Fröger recently advised Zilveren Kris on a number of competition matters, including its successful defence against allegations by Pfizer that its preference policy for generic medicines is contrary to competition law, as well as the Dutch act on the organisation of the healthcare market. Elsewhere, the firm’s increased focus on the digital technology industry has seen it generate a growing volume of work from clients such as start-ups and large online platforms. In addition, other recent drivers of work included matters with a nexus to energy, media, logistics and real estate. Wiggers and Custers co-head the practice with Gert-Wim van de Meent.

Practice head(s):

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

Other key lawyers:

Robin Struijlaart; Robert Fröger; Boyd Wolffers

Testimonials

‘Good knowledge of our organization and the market we operate in.’

‘Besides its on-the-spot knowledge and vast experience, involved team members are a real joy to work with.’

‘Marc Wiggers (partner): on the job, always available, experienced, very efficient in/on strategy, ability to understand client’s business in very limited time. Robert Fröger (associate): always available, able to consume vast flows of information in a short time and able to understand the actual business, which results in him becoming a full sparring partner with the client to get the job done.’

‘Very good industry knowledge, practical, nice people to work with.’

‘In our opinion, the team is unique in the Netherlands in combining a top-class competition practice with an unmatched healthcare regulatory practice. No other firm in the Netherlands can offer this combination (at least not with a team of this quality, size and experience), which is why Loyens & Loeff has for many years been the logical choice for us.’

‘Partner Marc Wiggers is singled out for competition work. Marc is a true super-competition specialist. Marc possesses a unique combination of knowledge and expertise of competition law on the one hand, and specific knowledge and experience in the healthcare (insurance) sector on the other hand.’

Key clients

MSD

HSF Logistics Group

Sun Chemical

Rendac/Darling Ingredients

Zilveren Kruis

Cabooter Rail Cargo

Medtronic

Nederlandse Spoorwegen

DPG Media

Amazon

Bol.com (Ahold-Delhaize)

CZ

Unica

ACTA*/Kiwa

Municipality of Alkmaar

PHOENIX group and Brocacef

MSD

TEVA

Medtronic

Achmea

Goldman Sachs

Blackstone

Rabo Capital

AAC

Coolblue

ABN AMRO Participaties

AlpInvest

Egeria

Gilde

Nimbus

NPM Capital

Active Capital Company

Standard Investment

bol.com

Kloosterboer

Espria

CleanLease

KNMT

AEGON

Aon

Zorgverzekeraars Nederland

BMI Group/Monier

De Hoop Terneuzen

Van Nieuwpoort Groep

PLUS Retail

VGZ

Menzis

Orpea

Equinor

Lekkerland

InterXion

Vivat

Alliander

Torqx

Superunie

Deli Home

Sai Global

Westmont Hospitality

AXA Real Estate

Klöckner

Wessanen

Yara

KKR

Sligro

Carlyle

TSS

Novartis

Cytek

Aurora

CarintReggeland Groep

Sensire

Work highlights

  • Assisted DPG Media with submitting a request to revoke a remedy relating to licensing regulations that were imposed in 2015 in the context of the ACM’s approval of the acquisition of Mecom Group Plc by DPG.
  • Ongoing advice to Zorgverzekeraars Nederland, the association of healthcare insurers in the Netherlands, on various high-profile competition matters. Recent work included advising the client on a joint purchasing arrangement and a solidarity arrangement under which certain costs are jointly borne by health insurers.

Netherlands > Industry focus: Information technology Tier 2

Loyens & Loeff offers an ‘outstanding, smart‘ team that handles data migration and data protection for tech companies during mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. Additionally the practice assists with a wide breadth of IT issues such as outsourcings and software development and licencing agreements. Its digital economy team unites tax, corporate, fintech and TMT experts who act for clients in the Benelux and beyond. The team also advises on new technologies such as AI and blockchain and has a ‘Tech Academy’ which offers technical training, for example on coding. The firm is also partnered with organisations such as the ECHO foundation and the Forward foundation. Vincent Vroom leads the litigation and risk management practice while counsel Pjotr Heemskerk heads the TMT group. Senior associate Yannick Geryszewski is highly rated for his expertise in transactions and has experience in service agreements and software and data migration.

Practice head(s):

Vincent Vroom; Pjotr Heemskerk

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘It’s an outstanding, smart team and also fun to work with. They have a strong track record in technology contracting and are very experienced in tech M&A deals. The team is always aware of the newest technologies.’

‘Pjotr Heemskerk can also be described as ‘The Oracle’. He knows and remembers everything regarding cases and established case law, which makes him able to quickly analyse a case and come up with the right strategy.’

Yannick Geryszewski is a senior associate to watch. Very knowledgeable and fast-thinking. Strong track record in M&A which is very relevant in tech transactions.’

Netherlands > Insurance Tier 2

Clients turn to the team at Loyens & Loeff due to its strengths in insurance-related M&A, insurance (including civil liability) litigation and arbitration, and regulatory advice. Portfolio transfers and reorganisations are other drivers of work. Kitty Lieverse and Merel van Asch (who was promoted to counsel in January 2021) are the key contacts at the firm, where contentious work includes coverage disputes and matters concerning the duty of care owed by insurance companies and insurance intermediaries. Van Asch recently led a team which successfully represented AON in several legal proceedings that primarily centred on the duty of care that arose in relation to various legal policies.

Practice head(s):

Merel van Asch; Kitty Lieverse

Testimonials

‘The people are professional, but also nice to work with. They know our firm and the issues we deal with. What I like is that people often work in pairs, which is convenient because there is always a backup in case of sickness or a holiday. Loyens Loeff has all legal areas of focus in-house, so that a specialized lawyer can always step in when the case also concerns another area of law.’

‘Very good hands on team with great knowledge of the insurance industry.’

‘Working with several different colleagues, but special mention for Merel van Asch. Outstanding professional and always provides high quality work. She also makes sure that others provide the same quality in their services.’

‘Very nice people. Punctual. Efficient. Quick to lend a hand and fine professional work.’

‘Very service oriented and independent. They think for themselves and add value.’

‘Merel van Asch is skilled and smart.’

Key clients

Aon

One Underwriting

Burns Bowen Bair

Perkins Coie LLP

IPTIQ

Zilveren Kruis

Aegon N.V.

AIG

BNP Paribas Cardif

AXA

VGZ/Univé

Achmea

Netherlands > Private equity Tier 2

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.

Practice head(s):

Harmen Holtrop; Herman Kaemingk

Other key lawyers:

Roel Fluit; Freek Hilberdink

Key clients

Barings

Gilde Buy Out Partners

Pai Partners

Nordian Capital

Astorg

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

Work highlights

  • Acted as lead counsel to the Malenstein Family and NPM Capital on the investment by Triton in Bergman Clinics.
  • Acted for Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH on the acquisition of BauWatch from Nordian Capital.
  • Advised Gilde Buy Out Partners and Vivera on the sale of Vivera for an enterprise value of €341m.

Netherlands > Transport Tier 2

Loyens & Loeff has a strong track record in ship finance work, acting for banks, ship owners and operators in relation to the acquisition of a broad range of vessels. Ehsan Shirzadi is a key name to note for transportation finance and energy transition projects, and he is experienced in general secured financing transactions.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

ING Bank N.V.

ABN AMRO Bank N.V.

Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A.

Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation

LCI (Lease Corporation International) Aviation

De Poli Tankers Holding B.V.

Arklow Shipping UC

Braskem Netherlands B.V.

Vertom UCS Holding B.V.

Star Clippers

Netherlands > Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 3

Loyens & Loeff's banking and finance team provides specialist advice to borrowers on a wide range of transactions, under the leadership of Willem Jarigsma, who is a partner in the London and Amsterdam offices. The team in the Netherlands includes Kim Koops, who leads the real estate finance practice, and transportation finance head Ehsan Shirzadi. In addition, Gianluca Kreuze spearheads the corporate and acquisition finance offering. Elsewhere, project finance transactions are another area of activity for the group. In 2020, Koops led the advice to Highbrook Investors on financing the acquisition of a portfolio of circa 30 light industrial assets located throughout the Netherlands.

Practice head(s):

Willem Jarigsma

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

De Poli Tankers

M7 Real Estate

Blackstone

Pamplona

Breevast

Parcom Capital Management

HighBrook Investors

Arcadis N.V.

Angelo, Gordon & Co.

Equity Estate

LCI (Lease Corporation International) Aviation

Netherlands > Capital markets: equity Tier 3

Netherlands > Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 3

Loyens & Loeff has a strong Benelux presence, with offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, and also in Switzerland; its arbitration team is integrated across these regions and is well versed in cross-border matters. Tom Claassens heads the team, which has considerable experience in commercial, investor-state, construction and corporate arbitration cases. Senior associate Melle Boevink advises foreign and domestic entities on in corporate and commercial disputes.

Practice head(s):

Tom Claassens

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Tom Claassens is an excellent practitioner’.

‘Tom Claassens is very likeable, professional and with a good eye for what will be appreciated by the courts’.

‘Loyens & Loeff has a small but consistent team of good arbitration lawyers’.

‘They achieve results in big cases’.

‘They have a solid client base and independent standing’. 

‘Loyens & Loeff are attractive for American law firms who seek legal assistance in the Netherlands’.

‘Tom Claasens is experienced; and although originally and for a long time in his career a litigation lawyer, he has made a name for himself in arbitration in recent years’.

‘Melle Boevink is a promising young lawyer, and has been Tom’s right hand for many years’.

Key clients

Yukos Oil – former majority shareholders

The Republic of India

Neptune Energy

Work highlights

  • Representing the Republic of India in annulment proceedings of two arbitral awards before the Dutch courts whereby we seek to annul two UNCITRAL arbitral partial awards rendered in 2016 and 2020 in favour of an investor against the Republic of India in an investor dispute under a bilateral investment treaty.

Netherlands > Environment and planning Tier 3

The Loyens & Loeff team is ‘highly dedicated and delivers exceptional quality in an efficient manner’. The practice group frequently provides environmental advice regarding corporate transactions and also offers advisory services on zoning and planning matters for real estate projects. Litigation constitutes an additional area of expertise and the team has recently been handling disputes for a number of energy and chemical companies. Guido Koop is practice head.

Practice head(s):

Guido Koop

Testimonials

Solid team with full range of knowledge within Environment and planning.

Good knowledge of local situations.

Flexible and quick in responding to questions.

My contact Guido Koop has, besides knowledge and legal skills, a keen sense of what help is needed and how to navigate complex political situations.

A key asset is their flexibility in availability.

Great team, very responsive and diligent.

The team is highly dedicated and delivers exceptional quality in an efficient manner.

Key clients

Chint Solar

Chevron Oronite

Port of Amsterdam

Cargill

ABN AMRO

Goldman Sachs

Arriva/Deutsche Bahn

CBRE Global Investors

Nederlandse Spoorwegen (Dutch Rail)

Blackstone

DHG

AXA REIM

Round Hill Capital

The Blackstone Group

M7 Real Estate

Highbrook Investors

AB Sagax

AEW Europe

Fortress Investment Group

Carlyle

MS Vastgoed

Pure Energie

Arkema

CBRE GI

Patrizia Immobilien

Parc Estate

Brookfield

Work highlights

  • Advised Cargill on several administrative cases in relation to the environmental permits for the company’s Dutch sites.
  • Advised Pure Energie on some of the largest onshore wind parks in the Netherlands.
  • Assisted BPD on the acquisition of a 50% stake in a joint venture that is working on one of the largest commercial urban (residential) developments in the Benelux.

Netherlands > Fraud and white-collar crime Tier 3

The ‘professional, knowledgeable, proactive and committed’ corporate criminal defence practice at Loyens & Loeff is led by senior associate Susanne van Breukelen. It is well known for assisting clients with internal investigations and inquiries by regulatory authorities, and also offers clients advisory and compliance expertise. Areas of focus include bribery, corruption, money laundering and regulatory matters.

Practice head(s):

Susanne van Breukelen

 

Other key lawyers:

Céline van Asperen de Boer

Testimonials

‘A young and highly ambitious team’.

‘Lots of energy and dedication’.

‘Susanne van Breukelen has the rare combination of being young, ambitious, very intelligent and still a very nice person’.

‘Loyens and Loeff belongs in the ranks of large firms that specialise in white-collar crime’.

‘Susanne van Breukelen is a good criminal lawyer with very solid knowledge’.

‘Céline van Asperen de Boer worked for the Financial Markets Authority where she gained very relevant knowledge that clients can benefit from’.

‘A great team that we enjoy working with’.

Netherlands > Industry focus: telecoms Tier 3

Loyens & Loeff's telecoms practice combines expertise in commercial, corporate, tax, regulatory, IP, IT, competition, procurement, real estate, data protection, privacy and employment. The multidisciplinary team handles cases related to regulatory obligations, as well as assisting clients with drafting and negotiating interconnection agreements, and with obtaining permits and registrations. Kim Lucassen leads the telecoms team, the data protection and privacy team, and the life sciences team.

Practice head(s):

Kim Lucassen

Other key lawyers:

Nina Orlić

Testimonials

‘They have a team of highly skilled professionals and they are always able to provide us with advice on complex legal matters (at short notice if needed).’

‘Kim Lucassen is a real business partner. She understands the needs of us as her client.’

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

Liberty Global Europe Holding B.V.

AT&T

Goldman Sachs

Viacom

Panasonic Europe

Universal Music Group

Work highlights

  • Advises Tata Communications Netherlands B.V., part of the Tata concern, on a continuous basis on all telecom related legal and regulatory aspects and requirements that they face in the Netherlands. Furthermore act as Tata’s representative towards the Dutch telecom authorities (ACM and Agentschap Telecom).
  • Assists Jaguar Land Rover with data protection law matters related to ‘intelligent cars’. Further assist Jaguar Land Rover with various matters related to commercial contracts and on the launch of new services.
  • Advised Interxion Holding N.V. – a Netherlands-based US-listed company, which provides carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data centre services – on the acquisition of the data centre business of Vancis B.V., a Netherlands-based company. Furthermore advise Interxion on an on-going basis on data protection related matters.

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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Mr Marcel Buur  photo Mr Marcel Buur Marcel Buur, tax partner, is chair of the Corporate Tax Services practice…
Mr Tom Claassens  photo Mr Tom Claassens Tom Claassens, attorney at law, is a member of the Litigation & Risk…
Mr Bastiaan Cornelisse  photo Mr Bastiaan Cornelisse Civil law notary / Partner
Mrs Conny Delissen-Buijnsters  photo Mrs Conny Delissen-Buijnsters Senior Associate, Attorney at Law
Mr François Hoenjet  photo Mr François Hoenjet François Hoenjet, tax partner, is a member of the Corporate Tax Services…
Mr Guido Koop  photo Mr Guido Koop Partner, Attorney at Law
Mrs Kim Lucassen  photo Mrs Kim Lucassen Kim Lucassen, partner, attorney at law, is a member of the Litigation…
Mr Dirk-Jan Maasland  photo Mr Dirk-Jan Maasland Dirk-Jan Maasland, senior deputy civil-law notary, is a member of the Family…
Mr Gijs Melching  photo Mr Gijs Melching Gijs Melching, tax adviser, is a member of the International Tax services…
Mr Max Oosterhuis  photo Mr Max Oosterhuis Attorney at law / Partner
Mrs Christa Parlevliet  photo Mrs Christa Parlevliet Christa Parlevliet, assigned civil law notary, is a member of the Family…
Mr Hendrik Portengen  photo Mr Hendrik Portengen Civil law notary / Partner
Mr Bart Rubbens  photo Mr Bart Rubbens Bart Rubbens, tax partner, is a member of the Corporate Tax Services…
Mr Ewout J. Stumphius  photo Mr Ewout J. Stumphius Attorney at law / Partner
Mrs Céline Van Waesberge  photo Mrs Céline Van Waesberge Attorney at law, senior associate
Céline Van Waesberge  photo Céline Van Waesberge Céline van Waesberge, attorney at law, works for the Competition & Regulatory…
Mr Vincent Vroom  photo Mr Vincent Vroom Vincent Vroom, attorney at law, is a member of the Corporate practice…
Mrs Joanne Zaaijer  photo Mrs Joanne Zaaijer Attorney at law, senior associate
Mr Harmen Zeven  photo Mr Harmen Zeven Harmen Zeven, tax adviser, is a member of the Interational Tax Services practice…
Mr Serge Zwanen  photo Mr Serge Zwanen Partner | Attorney at law
Mr Jules de Beer  photo Mr Jules de Beer Jules de Beer, senior tax advisor, is member of the practice group…
Mrs Marja de Best  photo Mrs Marja de Best Marja de Best, tax adviser, is a member of the International Tax…
Mr Victor van Ahee  photo Mr Victor van Ahee Senior Associate, Attorney at Law
Mrs Merel van Asch  photo Mrs Merel van Asch Senior associate | Attorney at law
Harmen van Dam  photo Harmen van Dam Harmen van Dam, tax expert, heads Loyens & Loeff’s International Tax Services…
Mr Gerco van Eck  photo Mr Gerco van Eck Civil law notary / Partner
Mr Joost van Helvoirt  photo Mr Joost van Helvoirt Joost van Helvoirt, tax partner, is a member of the Corporate Tax…
Mr Michiel van Kempen  photo Mr Michiel van Kempen Michiel van Kempen, tax adviser, is a member of the International Tax Services…
Mr Pieter van Onzenoort  photo Mr Pieter van Onzenoort Pieter van Onzenoort, civil law notary, is a member of the practice…
Mr Jan-Willem van Rooij  photo Mr Jan-Willem van Rooij Attorney at law / Partner
Mr Hans van Ruiten  photo Mr Hans van Ruiten Partner
Mr Fred van der Leije  photo Mr Fred van der Leije Fred van der Leije, tax adviser and certified accountant. He is chair…
Mr Ynze van der Tempel  photo Mr Ynze van der Tempel Partner | Tax adviser
Mr Rick van der Velden  photo Mr Rick van der Velden Rick van der Velden, tax adviser, is a member of the tax…
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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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International Tax Services Harmen Zevenharmen.zeven@loyensloeff.com+3110 224 66 55
Number of lawyers, tax advisers and civil law notaries : 952
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Managing partner : Bram Linnartz
Other offices : Amsterdam
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Other offices : London
Other offices : Luxembourg
Other offices : New York
Other offices : Paris
Other offices : Singapore
Other offices : Tokyo
Other offices : Zurich