Firm Profile > Lexence > Amsterdam, Netherlands

Lexence
AMSTEVEENSEWEG 500
1081 KL AMSTERDAM
PO BOX 75999 1070 AZ AMSTERDAM
Netherlands

Employment Tier 2

Lexence provides a wide range of employment law services, including advice on restructuring, collective labour agreements and strikes, and internal investigations. The firm is also highly active in contentious matters, representing clients in disputes concerning dismissal, discrimination, and wages among others. 'Driven and solution-oriented' professional Floor Damen is a key figure within the team, focusing on issues arising from restructuring such as transfer of undertakings, and both collective and individual dismissals. Esther van der Meulen and Jordi Rosendahl both made partner in 2019.

Practice head(s):

Mark Keuss; Judith Schulp; Floor Damen; Frank ter Huurne

Testimonials

The team has a no nonsense mentality and acts very quick on finding any kind of legal solutions. This mentality fits very well within our culture.

The Lexence team is for me unique for its direct and no-nonsense approach. Time is always short and Lexence understands how this works. If I have a question I will get a professional direct answer, with which I can get further. If my first contact is not available, there is always a professional colleague nearby.

The team is pragmatic, business savvy and highly effective

The Lexence lawyers we work close with can be described as highly effective in terms of moving fast and bringing the right solutions to the table. In regard to most other law firms they are extremely pragmatic and have a deep understanding our individual business as the ever changing landscape of law and regulation, so creating a one-time right effect.

Our main contact person is Mr. Floor Damen. His approach is very unique. He has the ability to create a discussion atmosphere whereby participants feel very comfortable. His knowledge on legal matters is always up to date so that, according to his mindset, he always can find a solution.

Frank ter Huurne is a not only a no-nonsense type of lawyer, he also is very active in keeping up a great network. Therefore he knows his way around and keeps his knowledge of the market to high standards. He invests a lot in his clients in terms of sharing upcoming legal changes and knowledge. Therefore clients keep coming back to Frank. I value Frank for his directness, his availability and Frank being an intelligent professional. Therefore, Frank is an ideal legal partner to have! 

Floor Damen works in a very structured way, this gives not only a good overview but also trust that any case will be won. Documentation and communication is clear, objective and written in such a way that it helps to maintain overview.

 

Key clients

Apollo Tyres

IMC

N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie

Ballast Nedam

Bilthoven Biologicals

I-SEC

SHV Energy N.V.

DAS Nederlandse Rechtsbijstand Verzekeringsmaatschappij N.V.

DSV Solution

Future Group

CleanLease

BE Semiconductor Industries N.V.

Pon/A-Point

Royal A-ware Food Group

Sensata Technologies Holland B.V.

Schiphol

SUEZ

Stork, a Fluor company

VION

Harsco Metals Holland B.V.

Environment and planning Tier 2

Lexence handles a wide range of environment and zoning issues in combination with its real estate work. Key clients include Kroonenberg Groep, Slokker Vastgoed, and De Realisatie. Practice head Michael Klijnstra is praised for his exceptional client service and ability to simplify complex situations. Klijnstra is assisting Cementbouw B.V. with permits and zoning issues concerning cement plants.

Practice head(s):

Michael Klijnstra

Testimonials

In depth knowledge of the relevant legal matters combined with the ability to maintain a comprehensive overview of the total situation‘.

Michael always pick up his phone and takes the time to understand the issue. The key succes of Michael is that even how big or difficult the situation is. Michael can explain it in simple words so everybody can understand it‘.

To the point, in depth knowledge, accessible and open minded, explore alternatives. Ability to really argue and reason from the perspective of the client‘.

Key clients

CBRE global investors

Kroonenberg Groep

Cementbouw (part of CRH; Ireland)

Slokker Vastgoed

De Hoge Dennen

ESD-SiC

Era Contour

Midvast B.V.

Wibaut

Koopman International

BPD

VKC Holding

De Realisatie

Kavel Vastgoed

Elad Europe

Frasers

Hoogvliet Vastgoed

Equilis Netherlands

Goodman Netherlands

Batavia B.V.

Real estate Tier 2

Lexence's 'practical and creative' real estate team brings its 'high level of knowledge' and 'practical approach towards problems' to a wide variety of real estate matters, including sale and purchase transactions, zoning and public law, and real estate financing. The practice also fields a large and experienced leasing law department, where Tomas Steenmetser is a key contact. Other notable partners at the firm are practice head Bob BekkerFerry van Schoonhoven, who has a wide focus including assisting with redevelopments, renovations, and leaseback constructions. 'Precise and reliable lawyerMichiel de Wit is also highly regarded for his 'great expertise and pragmatic goal-oriented approach'. Jip Spierings and Stephan Westera made partner in January 2019.

Practice head(s):

Bob Bekker

Testimonials

Michiel de Wit: great expertise and pragmatic goal-oriented approach in commercial letting. Thorough legal analysis and quick pro-active ad-hoc advice. Reliable lease house-keeping.

Good team with excellent knowledge in different fields concerning development, construction, and operation of real estate.

They are quick and pro-active. Their knowledge is excellent.

Practical, capable and 24/7 service.

High level of legal knowledge which is of use during transaction negotiations.

High level of knowledge. Practical approach towards problems and always thinking in solutions. Fine people to talk with and always ring back or send an email on short notice. Good understanding of deadlines.

They are very practical and to the point. They are pro-active and quick.

Practical and creative, look for solutions rather than only warning about problems.

Worked with Michiel de Wit for a couple of years already – a very precise and reliable lawyer. It’s also worth mentioning that he is very capable of dealing with foreign companies.

Good experience. Long term relationship. Very experienced.

Key clients

Rabo Real Estate Group / Bouwfonds REIM

Prologis

Volker Wessels

Kroonenberg Groep

Steigenberger

NSI

Deutsche Bank (DWS)

Klépierre

HansaInvest

Achmea

Bouwinvest

Goodman

Annexum

De Hoge Dennen

BNP Paribas REIM

Schiphol

CBRE Global Investors

Vastned

ASR

Slokker

Van Herk Groep

Forma Fund

Triuva

Shurgard

Dura Vermeer N.V.

Stena Realty

NRP

DPBM

Amvest

MEAG Munich ERGO REIM

Vastint

Rosenbaum

Intergamma

Elizen Vastgoed

ReShape

Rochdale

Hurks Bouw

Hannover Leasing

Sprangers

Nederlandse Spoorwegen (Dutch Railways)

Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 3

The banking and finance team at Lexence is led by English law-qualified Charles Destrée, and handles a wide range of work including acquisition financing, syndicated loans, bridge financing, and cross-border mandates. The firm is primarily active in the mid-market, but has also seen recent activity in larger mandates. At a junior level, leveraged and real estate finance specialist Bas Zandvliet is the key name to note.

Practice head(s):

Charles Destrée

Testimonials

Charles Destree and Bas Zandvliet are hands-on, down to earth and easy to deal with.

Key clients

Gencap Partners, Inc

Modern Dental Group

Waterland private equity

UnieKaas Beheer B.V.

Flextronics International Europe B.V.

Kirloskar Brothers Limited

Uniface B.V.

Intertrus

Lessors of V&D

Agro Merchants Group/Oaktree

Takeaway.com N.V.

MSREF

H2 Private equity

Banking and finance: Financial services regulatory Tier 3

The team at Lexence receives instruction from a range of clients within the financial services sector, in particular investment funds and companies, and payment services providers. Practice head  Charles Destrée frequently provides regulatory advice concerning MiFID II, the Payment Services Directive (PSD2) and the European Marke Infrastructure Regualation, as well as communicating with regulators on behalf of clients, and ensuring all documentation and internal processes are updated to satisfy the requirements of Dutch financial law. He is supported by associates Bas Zandvliet and Max de Vreede.

Practice head(s):

Charles Destrée

Key clients

Gencap Partners, Inc

Modern Dental Group

Waterland private equity

UnieKaas Beheer B.V.

Flextronics International Europe B.V.

Kirloskar Brothers Limited

Uniface B.V.

Intertrust

Lessors of V&D

Agro Merchants Group/Oaktree

Takeaway.com N.V.

MSREF

H2 Private equity

Banking and finance: lender or arranger side Tier 3

The team at Lexence assists with asset, real estate and acquisition finance for lenders largely active in the mid-market. The practice counts real estate consultants, private equity funds, manufacturers, and asset management companies among its clients. Practice head Charles Destrée is experienced in Dutch and English law. Associate Bas Zandvliet, who focuses on the logistics, infrastructure and food sectors, is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Charles Destrée

Key clients

Gencap Partners, Inc

Modern Dental Group

Waterland private equity

UnieKaas Beheer B.V.

Flextronics International Europe B.V.

Kirloskar Brothers Limited

Uniface B.V.

Intertrust

Lessors of V&D

Agro Merchants Group/Oaktree

Takeaway.com N.V.

MSREF

H2 Private equity

Commercial, corporate and M&a Tier 3

The Lexence team has a strong presence in mid-market transactions – both domestic and cross-border. Its expertise spans M&A, private equity deals, corporate structurings, and all aspects of commercial law. In addition to attracting new clients, it has a solid roster of those that are long-standing. In addition to their extensive expertise across M&A and private equity, Joost Houtman, Joost Kolkman, Luc Habets and Michiel van Schooten are the leading team members advising on banking and securities law and management buy-outs and buy-ins.

Practice head(s):

Joost Houtman; Joost Kolkman; Luc Habets; Michiel van Schooten

Key clients

Post NL

Avantium

Continental Bakeries

Waterland Private Equity

Synergia Capital

INVIVO Wine

Endeit Capital (Joop van der Ende)

A-Ware Food Group

Modern Dental Group

RTL Netherlands

Hibernia Worldwide Hotels)

Intelligent NV

Agro Merchants Netherlands BV

Trescal

Greenlane LLC

Dutch Greentech Fund

Antea Participaties

Truffle Capital

Avedon Capital Partners

Sirius Venture Partners

ING Bank

ABN AMRO Participaties

Triton Partners

International Wellness Resort

DM Equity Partners

Dental Clinics

Normec Group

Carepay International

Construction Tier 3

Lexence is instructed by contractors and developers on large-scale projects, refits, and redevelopments, concerning the full range of residential, commercial, and industrial properties. The firm is highly experienced in contract work on both sides of the aisle, and also provides a full service to developer clients including sale and leasing work in collaboration with the real estate practice. Bob Bekker heads the team.

Practice head(s):

Bob Bekker

Key clients

Rabo Real Estate Group / Bouwfonds REIM

Prologis

Volker Wessels

Triuva

Shurgard

Dura Vermeer N.V.

Kroonenberg Groep

Steigenberger

Stena Realty

NSI

NRP

DPBM

Achmea

Bouwinvest

Amvest

Goodman

MEAG

De Hoge Dennen

Annexum

BNP Paribas

Schiphol

CBRE Global Investors

Vastned

Vastint

ASR

Rosenbaum

Intergamma

Slokker

Deutsche Bank (RREEF)

Klépierre

HansaInvest

Van Herk Groep

Elizen Vastgoed

ReShape

Rochdale

Hurks Bouw

Sprangers

Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 3

Lexence's dispute resolution team has experience across a wide range of client sectors, with a strong core of recent mandates from IT, media, financial services, investment management, and energy companies. In addition to the broad spectrum of commercial and corporate litigation cases, the firm also handles more niche work such as professional liability cases, or director's and officer's liability matters. The practice is jointly led by Bram Thomas Craemer and Timo Jansen, while corporate litigation specialist Arnout Schennink is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Bram Thomas Craemer; Timo Jansen

Testimonials

I contacted Timo Jansen for a (mostly time and money consuming) arbitration, but he surprised me with a commercial, smart, and out of the box approach which resulted in just a few weeks in a very satisfying settlement solution.

Arnout Schennink is strategic and hands-on.

Key clients

VodafoneZiggo

Stern Automotive Group

Shanghai Haohai Biological Technology

Vistra Corporate Services

Advantage Smollan (Hamilton Bright)

Dental Clinics

Endeit Capital

GREEN Real Estate

Antea Group

RTL Nederland

AEGON Nederland

CBRE

FremantleMedia

Annexum

Securitas

Burckhardt Compression A.G.

Nederlandsche Betaal & Wisselmaatschappij

A.C. Nielssen

Bencis Capital Partners B.V.

Tetra House Pte. Ltd.

Triodos Bank

Private equity Tier 3

Lexence is particularly active in mid-market transactions, acting for a range of private equity houses in both cross-border and domestic transactions. The 'diverse and constructive' deal team is praised for being 'supportive and dependable' while Luc P.L Habets is described as a 'sharp individual in legal problem-solving'. Notable recent work by other practice head Michiel R van Schooten has included assisting the shareholders of UTI Forwarding and ETE Transport with the sale of all shares in both companies to Nordian Capital.

Practice head(s):

Michiel van Schooten; Luc Habets

Testimonials

Diverse and constructive deal team. Supportive and dependable to keep momentum going and working towards a deal in more difficult situations.

Lexence knows its clients very well, and hence performs a great role in the outsourcing of transaction documentation. The customer-intimate model – ensured by a stable team setting – makes collaboration pleasant and efficient.

Key clients

Waterland Private

Endeit Capital

Dutch Greentech Fund

Standard Investments

Antea Participates

Avedon Capital Partners

Synergia Capital

Keen Venture Partners

Sirius Venture Partners

ING Bank

Capital A

Triton Partners

DM Equity Partners

Fortino Capital

Connected Capital

Tiin Capital

Egeria

Gryphion Capital

The firm: Lexence is a leading Dutch law firm specialized in corporate and commercial law and real estate law. The firm provides legal services to both national and international companies who operate in the Dutch market. The firm’s professionals, including 95+ lawyers and civil law notaries, work in small teams directed by partners. The lawyers and notaries cooperate seamlessly in their areas of specialization. Quality, efficiency and service orientation always paramount.

Areas of practice: Corporate and commercial law: The Lexence corporate and commercial lawyers and civil law-notaries specialize in legal support regarding commercial and corporate dispute, employment and benefits law, financing, joint ventures, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, notarial services, private equity and structuring and restructuring. and venture capital transactions.

Real estate law: Lexence’s real estate lawyers and civil law-notaries handle cases related to: environmental law, area development, construction, purchase and sale, commercial hire, and management and financing real estate projects. The real estate projects the lawyers work on involve: large-scale urban development, development of logistic properties, shopping malls, office buildings and residential projects.

International: Lexence is an independent law firm with access to fellow international firms with knowledge and experience unique to a specific jurisdiction. Through our membership of the Meritas worldwide network, a highly-regarded legal network of law firms, we have easy access to those firms.

Department Name Email Telephone
Employment law Annejet Balm
Real estate Bob Bekker
Corporate/M&A notarial services Hendrik Bennebroek Gravenhorst
Corporate/M&A Diederick de Boer
Litigation and arbitration Bram Thomas Craemer
Employment law Floor Damen
Financing Charles Destrée
Commercial contracts Pieter van Dijk
Corporate/M&A Mathijs van Doormalen
Corporate/M&A Luc Habets
Corporate/M&A; member of the management board Wouter Helder
Real estate notarial services Jan Hockx
Corporate/M&A Joost Houtman
Employment law Frank ter Huurne
Litigation and arbitration; member of the management board Timo Jansen
Employment law Mark Keuss
Real estate Michael Klijnstra
Corporate/M&A Joost Kolkman
Real estate Bas Martens
Employment law Esther van der Meulen
Corporate/M&A notarial services Jurjen Mos
Real estate Jan-Willem Raadgever
Employment law Jordi Rosendahl
Litigation and arbitration Arnout Schennink
Real estate Marieke van Schie
Real estate; founding partner Ferry van Schoonhoven
Corporate/M&A Michiel van Schooten
Employment law Judith Schulp
Real estate Jip Spierings
Real estate Tomas Steenmetser
Real estate notarial services Stephan Westera
Real estate Michiel de Wit
Photo Name Position Profile
Mrs Annejet Balm  photo Mrs Annejet Balm
Mr Bob Bekker  photo Mr Bob Bekker
Mr Hendrik Bennebroek Gravenhorst  photo Mr Hendrik Bennebroek Gravenhorst
Mr Vincent Bouman  photo Mr Vincent Bouman
Mr Bram Thomas Craemer  photo Mr Bram Thomas Craemer
Mr Floor Damen  photo Mr Floor Damen
Mr Charles Destrée  photo Mr Charles Destrée
Mr Luc P.L Habets  photo Mr Luc P.L Habets
Mr Wouter Helder  photo Mr Wouter Helder
Mr Jan W.A Hockx  photo Mr Jan W.A Hockx
Mr Joost E.W Houtman  photo Mr Joost E.W Houtman
Mr Timo Jansen  photo Mr Timo Jansen
Mr Arthur Kaspers  photo Mr Arthur Kaspers
Mr Mark Keuss  photo Mr Mark Keuss
Mr Michael Klijnstra  photo Mr Michael Klijnstra
Mr Joost Kolkman  photo Mr Joost Kolkman
Mr Bas Martens  photo Mr Bas Martens
Mr Jurjen Mos  photo Mr Jurjen Mos
Mr Jan-Willem Raadgever  photo Mr Jan-Willem Raadgever
Mr Jordi Rosendahl  photo Mr Jordi Rosendahl
Mr Arnout Schennink  photo Mr Arnout Schennink
Mrs Judith Schulp  photo Mrs Judith Schulp
Mr Jip Spierings  photo Mr Jip Spierings
Mr Tomas H.G Steenmetser  photo Mr Tomas H.G Steenmetser
 Esther Van Der Meulen photo Esther Van Der Meulen
Mr Stephan Westera  photo Mr Stephan Westera
Mr Diederick de Boer  photo Mr Diederick de Boer
Mr Michiel de Wit  photo Mr Michiel de Wit
Mr Frank ter Huurne  photo Mr Frank ter Huurne
Mr Pieter van Dijk  photo Mr Pieter van Dijk
Mr Mathijs van Doormalen  photo Mr Mathijs van Doormalen
Mrs Marieke van Schie  photo Mrs Marieke van Schie
Mr Ferry H.J van Schoonhoven  photo Mr Ferry H.J van Schoonhoven
Mr Michiel R van Schooten  photo Mr Michiel R van Schooten
Prof Dr Bart van Zadelhoff  photo Prof Dr Bart van Zadelhoff
Number of lawyers : 95+
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