Firm Profile > Buren > Amsterdam, Netherlands
WORLD TRADE CENTER
STRAWINSKYLAAN 1441, TOWER C, LEVEL 14
1077 XX AMSTERDAM
Buren > The Legal 500 Rankings
The ‘patient and understanding’ team at Buren has developed its cross-border capability, especially in Asia, where it has strengthened its client base. Co-practice heads Damien Berkhout, who was a new arrival from Stibbe, and Philip W M ter Burg are defending Cathay Airways and Latham Airlines in several proceedings involving civil law antitrust follow-on damage claims, arising from EU Commission fines for cartel activity. Marc Velden van der and Jan Holthuis are also recommended. Nippon Suisan and BDO are other clients. Evert Jan van Drongelen is now with the Netherlands Public Prosecution Service.
Restructuring and insolvency Tier 4
Buren has a broad restructuring and insolvency offering, especially for trustee work; senior associate Laurens Prickartz was appointed as trustee in bankruptcy for Fine Asian Gourmet (aka Sticky Rice). Martijn Vermeeren and Pieter van den Berg co-lead the group.
Tax Tier 4
The ‘exceptionally knowledgeable’ Cees-Frans Greeven and ‘stellar’ practitioner Peter van Dijk lead the tax practice at Buren. The duo advise a wide range of global clients on M&A transactions, transfer pricing and international tax matters. Of counsel René Bours is also noted.
Employment Tier 5
At Buren, Suzan van de Kam acted as a local counsel to Lincoln Electric in connection with the reorganization of its Nordic business which included consultation proceedings with unions and works councils and redundancies. Together with Joost Quant, she also assisted Zeeman which has some 1,300 branches in Europe, on all its employment issues including consultation proceedings with the Dutch Works Council, the establishment of a European Works Council, and a number of dismissal proceedings.
'Commercially oriented and providing pragmatic advice', Buren has offices in Amsterdam, The Hague, and Luxembourg, and a strong Asia-facing practice thanks to its offices in Beijing and Shanghai. Pieter van den Berg, Paul Deloo, and Tjeerd Aghina are the notable partners and senior associate Coen van der Mark is also recommended. The group advised Valeant Pharmaceuticals on the merger of Netherlands-based Valeant Europe into a Hungarian pharma company. Recent arrivals include Jan Holthuis, who specialises in Chinese law, and Damien Berkhout who joined from Stibbe.
Buren > Firm Profile
The firm: Buren is an independent, internationally oriented firm of lawyers, notaries and tax lawyers with offices in Amsterdam, Beijing, The Hague, Luxembourg and Shanghai. The firm’s heritage dates back to 1898 although the firm has experienced its most rapid growth over the past 15 years. Buren has over 70 legal professionals providing a full range of legal services to domestic and international business clients who conduct business nationally and globally.
The firm offers sound legal solutions combined with a business acumen that ensures a holistic perspective to every legal and tax challenge that clients face. Buren works closely together with its clients to tailor it’s provided solutions in alignment with the clients’ business goals.
International: Buren has carefully established a global network with premier and reputable law firms and other service providers allowing us to assist you when navigating in national and international business transactions. In addition Buren has dedicated regional Practices (China, Japan, CIS/Russia, Germany, Hong Kong and Latin America) staffed by native speakers and professionals that have a profound knowledge of local business and culture.
Managing Partners: Pieter van der Berg, Paul Deloo
Number of Partners: 15
Number of Lawyers: 73
Languages: Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Japanese, Luxembourgish, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Ukrainian
Main areas of practice: Corporate/M&A: Buren’s corporate practice group provides clients with advice and support on all aspects of their corporate requirements – including corporate restructurings, company law, corporate governance, company secretarial and compliance. Our integrated, multidisciplinary team has the resources and insight in M&A, tax, notarial, financial and capital markets, executive compensation and other relevant expertise to successfully structure and execute complex and less complex transactions. Our multi-jurisdictional footprint and international network offer seamless and fast assistance on cross-border aspects.
Tax: Buren’s tax group covers all aspects of tax law applicable in the Netherlands and Luxembourg including all international tax issues and is fully integrated in all our other practices with a strong focus on corporate transactions, including M&A and intra-group reorganizations, investment fund structuring and employment & benefits related matters.
Dispute resolution: Buren’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution team has broad and extensive experience in the field of litigation and operates on the highest level. Our experienced lawyers successfully settle complex disputes. When pursuing the clients’ aims, we offer innovative solutions and a proactive approach.
Our lawyers have extensive experience in proceedings, not just at courts and courts of appeal in the Benelux, including proceedings at the Enterprise Chamber of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal, but also as team players in cross border disputes. They also have broad experience in international arbitration, including arbitration at the Netherlands Arbitration Institute, ICC, SIAC and ad-hoc.
Employment: Buren’s Employment & Benefits team advises on the full spectrum of complex employment issues including litigation and dispute resolution, (European) works councils and unions and the employment aspects of corporate transactions. We advise and represent companies in respect of (collective) dismissals, reorganizations, national and European co-determination, Collective Labor Agreements (CAOs), flexible and temporary employment relationships, drafting and negotiating employment contracts, agency and contractor arrangements, secondment, corporate governance and boardroom and senior executive issues.
Buren Practice Areas:
■ Banking & Finance
■ Civil Law Notary
■ Commercial Contracting
■ Diplomat Desk
■ Dispute Resolution
■ Employment & Benefits
■ Family Law & Estate Planning
■ Chinese Foreign Direct Investment
■ Investment Management
■ IT & IP
■ M&A and Private Equity
■ Real Estate
■ Restructuring & Insolvency
■ Hong Kong
Associated Office: DEKEN PRC Litigators is a Chinese registered niche law firm in Shanghai (registration no 2310120133016150) specialising in Chinese business dispute settlement. Our firm is independent from local interests and aims at achieving the highest ethical and professional standards.
Our clients are diverse and the disputes we handle often involve foreign related interest.
Deken is a member of the Global Insurance Law Connect network (GILC) and handles all insurance cases fort the network in China.
|Corporate, M&A, and Private Equity, Restructuring & Insolvency||Pieter van den Bergfirstname.lastname@example.org||+31 70 318 4822|
|Banking and finance, Civil Law Notary, Corporate, M&A and Private Equity, Russia / CIS||Paul Delooemail@example.com||+31 20 333 8393|
|Banking and finance, Capital Markets, Civil Law Notary, Corporate M&A, China, Japan||Steven van der Waalfirstname.lastname@example.org||+31 70 318 4295|
|Banking and finance, Capital Markets, Corporate||Lous Vervuurtemail@example.com||+31 70 318 4299|
|Tax, Investment Management, Corporate and M&A, Latin America,||Cees-Frans Greevenfirstname.lastname@example.org||+352 2644 0919 21|
|Tax, Diplomat Desk, M&A and Private Equity Tax, Russia/CIS||Peter van Dijkemail@example.com||+31 70 318 4834|
|Corporate, M&A, Private Equity||Tjeerd Aghinafirstname.lastname@example.org||+31 70 318 4836|
|Civil Law Notary, Corporate, M&A, Privat Equity||Robrecht Timmermansemail@example.com||+31 20 333 8394|
|Commercial Contracting, Dispute resolution, IP&IT||Philip ter Burgfirstname.lastname@example.org||+31 70 318 4828|
|Corporate, Dispute Resolution, Employment & Benefits||Damiën Berkhoutemail@example.com||+31 20 237 1113|
|Employment & Benefits||Suzan van de Kamfirstname.lastname@example.org||+31 70 318 4297|
|Corporate, Employment & Benefits||Joost Quantemail@example.com||+31 20 333 8390|
|Civil Law Notary, Real estate||Gerbrand Schrickxfirstname.lastname@example.org||+31 70 318 4200|
|Civil Law Notary, Real estate||Kirsten Prickemail@example.com||+31 70 318 4200|
|Dispute Resolution, Real estate||Jonathan Galfirstname.lastname@example.org||+31 20 333 8390|
|Corporate, Restructuring and insolvency||Martijn Vermeerenemail@example.com||+31 70 318 4200|
|Agriculture, Commercial Contracting, Corporate, Dispute Resolution, IP & IT, FDI China, China||Jan Holthuisfirstname.lastname@example.org||+86 21 61730388|
|Corporate, Investment Management, Real Estate, Tax||David Córdovaemail@example.com||+352 2644 0919 22|
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