Mr Roel Botter > Van Doorne > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Van Doorne
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Work Department

Finance & Restructuring, Finance, Financial Services, Public sector funding, Financial Institutions, Financial, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Healthcare


Roel has extensive experience in financial transactions. His experience includes acquisition finance, project finance, financial restructuring, structured finance, capital market transactions (debt and equity), asset-backed finance and regulatory matters.

In several independent, international surveys, Roel has been recommended as a banking and finance expert. He frequently writes about these subjects.


Roel has been working at Van Doorne since 1988 and has been a partner since 1996. He managed the Van Doorne London office from 1998 to 2001.


English and Dutch.


Roel is a member of the Dutch Association for Securities Law, the Dutch Commercial Law Association and the International Bar Association.


Dutch Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam; Tax Law, Leiden University, the Netherlands.

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Banking and finance: Borrower side

With Angelique Thiele having cultivated a strong reputation for real estate and development financing in the Netherlands, Van Doorne is a go-to firm for both Dutch and international commercial real estate investors. The firm also advises corporate borrowers across a wide range of industries, including automotive, retail, energy, and shipping. Stefan van Rossum leads the firm’s restructuring and insolvency team; he advises borrowers on leveraged finance, asset-based lending, and property financings. The ‘very experienced‘ team also includes Jelmer Baukema and Roel Botter; Baukema specialises in alternative financing, while Botter is recommended for finance matters related to the public sector.

Netherlands > Project finance and PFI

Based within the real estate practice at Van Doorne, the project finance team assists with project development, construction, commercial and residential property transactions. The team regularly acts for lenders in various real estate financing transactions. Despite its focus on real estate, the team is also known for its work in the healthcare sector, where it largely assists local hospitals with public sector financings. Angelique Thiele and Roel Botter co-lead the practice from Amsterdam. Thiele specialises in property and project financing, while Botter has a track record in advising on leveraged financing.