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Netherlands

Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

Lexence

Lexence’s β€˜very knowledgeable’ team provides β€˜closely tailored advice’, and is led by Joost Houtman and Joost Kolkman. The β€˜supportive, dependable’ Luc Habets has β€˜a high level of commercial flair’ and β€˜ensures smooth negotiations’; his clients include Intelligent Group and Waterland Private Equity. Diederick de Boer made partner in January 2017; Michiel van Schooten, Wouter Helder and Mathijs van Doormalen are also recommended.

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 3

Lexence

The team at Lexence is led jointly by Ferry van Schoonhoven, Bob Bekker and leasing expert Tomas Steenmetser. Bekker advised Netraco Garments on the development of its Amsterdam office building; Prologis, VolkerWessels and Steigenberger are additional clients.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

Lexence

Providing β€˜quick, accurate, to-the-point’ advice, Lexence’s team is headed by Judith Schulp and Mark Keuss, who specialises in collective dismissals and misconduct inquiries. The practice handles all kinds of employment work, including acting for works councils. Frank ter Huurne is β€˜knowledgeable, reliable, down-to-earth and sensitive to business considerations’; Floor Damen is recommended for collective redundancies. Annejet Balm made partner in January 2017.

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Environment and planning
Environment and planning - ranked: tier 2

Lexence

Lexence’s β€˜excellent’ practice is led by Michael Klijnstra, who has strong experience in advising private companies and public bodies. He handled various environmental matters for Slokker Vastgoed pertaining to its projects in Leeuwarden, Zwolle and Bodegraven. Cementbouw is another client.

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 4

Lexence

Lexence’s β€˜swift, dependable’ team has β€˜excellent knowledge’, provides β€˜targeted advice’ and is β€˜always willing to go the extra mile’. Luc Habets, who heads the practice jointly with Michiel van Schooten, acted for Waterland Private Equity on its purchase of a co-controlling stake in Nuts Groep.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 3

Lexence

Lexence’s β€˜highly skilled’ practice provides β€˜quick, clear and comphrensive advice’. β€˜Smart, pragmatic problem-solver’ Tomas Steenmetser is β€˜honest and humorous’; he co-heads the team with fellow leasing expert Ferry van Schoonhoven and transactions and development specialist Bob Bekker. Michiel de Wit is also recommended. Clients include Bouwfonds REIM, Prologis and CBRE Global Investors.

Leading individuals

Tomas Steenmetser - Lexence

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Netherlands: Banking and finance

Borrower side
Banking and finance: Borrower side - ranked: tier 3

Lexence

Lexence’s β€˜flexible’ practice provides β€˜high-quality advice’ on financing transactions and regulatory matters. β€˜Sensible’ practice head Charles DestrΓ©e β€˜gets the job done’. Clients include Gencap Partners, Modern Dental Group and Waterland Private Equity.

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Netherlands: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation
Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation - ranked: tier 3

Lexence

Lexence’s team is rated for its β€˜very professional and no-nonsense approach’. β€˜Unbeatable’ co-head Timo Jansen has been representing Vodafone in claims alleging anti-competitive behaviour against KPN. Arnout Schennink is acting for the former director of Cancun on enquiry and directors’ liability proceedings brought by the company before the Supreme Court. Co-head Bram Thomas Craemer is also a name to note.

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