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JACHTHAVENWEG 121, 1081 KM AMSTERDAM, PO BOX 75265, 1070 AG AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
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Work +31 20 6789 123
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Fax +31 20 795 4589
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www.vandoorne.com

Roel Botter

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Work +31 (0)20 6789 471
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Van Doorne

Work Department

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

Position

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.

Career

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.

Languages

English and Dutch.

Member

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

Education

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


Netherlands

Banking and finance: Borrower side

Within: Banking and finance: Borrower side

Highly rated for being ‚Äėhands-on and practical‚Äô, Van Doorne‚Äôs practice has particular strength in healthcare and real estate financing, and handles corporate lending transactions for private equity firms. Co-head Angelique Thiele¬†advised Cromwell Property Group on its financing of commercial property linked to the initial public offering of its real estate investment fund. Fellow co-lead Roel Botter¬†assisted Vrije Universiteit with its ‚ā¨140m financing by the European Investment Bank and BNG Bank for its campus development project. Stefan van Rossum¬†is also noted.

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Banking and finance: asset finance and structured finance

Within: Banking and finance: asset finance and structured finance

Van Doorne has particular strengths in financing in the healthcare M&A and private equity sectors, as well as structured and asset financing for financial institutions. Roel Botter is a key partner in the practice.

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Project finance and PFI

Within: Project finance and PFI

At Van Doorne, project finance is a core part of the real estate and projects practice. According to clients, 'what is different there from other law firms is that the work is absolutely reliable, nothing is forgotten'. The team acts for lenders, notably German banks, on a variety of developments including residential developments, retail outlets, hotels, and student housing. The 'outstanding' Angelique Thiele and Roel Botter head the practice serving a client list which includes Deutsche Bank, GreenOak Real Estate, and McArthurGlen/ Simon Properties. Recent work highlight work included advising BerlinHyp as the lender in connection with the financing provided to ten SPVs, owned by Reggeborgh, an investment subsidiary of VolkerWessels.

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  • New Late Payments Directive

    Despite the implementation of Directive 2000/35/EC on combating late payment in commercial transactions in 2002, the European Commission (the ‚ÄúCommission‚ÄĚ) concluded in 2008 that late payments were still widespread in the EU. It also turned out that public authorities in certain Member States were stipulating unjustifiably long contractual payment periods for transactions.
  • Amendment of the Collective Redundancy Notification Act

    On 1 March 2012 the Collective Redundancy Notification Act (Wet Melding Collective Outslug, "WACO") will be amended. What changes does this involve?
  • New Corporate Law Legislation

    In the field of corporate law, there are four (coming) Acts that attract attention, namely the introduction of the tenth book of the Dutch Civil Code, the amendment of the Marital Property Act and, to conclude, the coming entry into effect of the Management and Supervision Act and the Flexibilization of BV Act. Please find below a short explanation of each Act.
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    Attaching maritime assets in insolvency
    - AKD
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    The employment of foreign workers regularly raises questions. A brief summary of the most important areas of attention will be dealt with in this article.
    - AKD
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    - AKD
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    - AKD
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  • Leasing of commercial premises in the Netherlands

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  • Employment of foreign workers in the Netherlands

    The employment of foreign workers in the Netherlands regularly raises questions. What issues do you need to be aware of as an employer? A brief summary of the most important areas of attention will be dealt with in this article.
    - AKD