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Charles Destrée

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Work +31 20 5736 760
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Lexence

Work Department

Real estate law, financing, transactions

Position

Lawyer, partner

Career

Charles Destrée's practice is in the areas where real estate law, banking law and corporate law intersect. He has experience in structuring (and restructuring) and documenting financing arrangements and mergers & acquisitions in the real estate sector, structuring and restructuring real estate funds, sale and purchase of property portfolios and investment vehicles in various jurisdictions, as well as consultancy about the new AIFM directive. The clients he advises include financiers, property fund managers and developers.

Charles joined Lexence in 2013. He has previously worked for DLA Piper (lawyer, partner), ING Real Estate (general counsel), and has experience as a lawyer and solicitor in the Netherlands, Australia and Indonesia.

Languages

Dutch, English

Education

After studying Dutch law at the Universiteit van Amsterdam, Charles was sworn in as a lawyer in 1994. He was also sworn in as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2002.


Netherlands

Banking and finance: Borrower side

Within: Banking and finance: Borrower side

At Lexence, practice head Charles Destrée is acting for Agro Merchants Group on the multi-layered global refinancing of its senior credit facilities. Clients include major private equity firms. The group also handles regulatory matters.

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Banking and finance: asset finance and structured finance

Within: Banking and finance: asset finance and structured finance

The ‘sensible’ Charles DestrĂ©e leads the ‘solid’ structured and asset finance team at Lexence, focusing on structuring and documenting financing arrangements and mergers and acquisitions, structuring and restructuring investment funds and regulatory advice for financial institutions. He is advising a Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners investment fund on its financing for the acquisition of its public tender offer for VTG Rail.

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Banking and finance: lender or arranger side

Within: Banking and finance: lender or arranger side

Lexence’s team is led by Charles DestrĂ©e. Financing transactions and regulatory issues are areas of strength.

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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 “Commission”) 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

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  • New Corporate Law Legislation

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