Buren > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Firm Profile

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Netherlands > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 3

The Hague-based practice at Buren is well known for its capabilities assisting with matters pertaining to the settlement of insolvency issues, as well as acquisition, rent, real estate and corporate law disputes and litigation. Martijn Vermeeren heads up the practice restructuring and insolvency group alongside Stefan van Wijk who is adept at advising clients on impending insolvencies as well as on restructurings. Senior associate Ruud Brunninkhuis ‘has a lot of expertise and is a good sparring partner’.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:


‘The Buren Legal team demonstrates a high level of legal knowledge and a pragmatic approach.’

‘Ruud Brunninkhuis has a lot of expertise and is a good sparring partner.’

‘Buren has a professional team. Their knowledge is of a high level and there always a specialist to answer any related query.’

‘They prepare their goals and strategies well.’

Key clients

Tetteroo Bouw en Projectontwikkeling B.V.

Schilperoort and Lenta

Alblasserdam Yachtbuilding B.V.

Hotel Stay at 7

Red Star Electronics B.V.

Soulsistah Beach B.V.

Enerray DT B.V.


Latam Airlines S.A.

LAN Cargo S.A., airlines

Work highlights

  • Advised Tetteroo Bouw en Projectontwikkeling B.V. in a trustee capacity.
  • Advised shipyard Alblasserdam Yachtbuilding B.V. (Oceanco) in a dispute with Eekels Technology B.V.
  • Advised Enerray DT B.V., on restructuring its debts, involving design, development, construction and management of utility scale and industrial photovoltaic systems.

Netherlands > Tax Tier 3

Remaining ‘very much on top of tax policy’ allows Buren to advise its clients on complex tax issues tied to cross-border transactions, with strong ties to Asian and Latin American markets. The team is jointly led by Peter van Dijk, who is ‘great with taxes’ and who focuses on Japan, Germany and the CEE region, advising clients on their corporate structures; and ‘excellent practitioner’ Cees-Frans Greeven, who assists clients with their corporate, venture capital and private equity tax matters. IJsbrand Uljée acts for both listed and privately held clients, advising on transactions and the structuring of investments and debt.

Practice head(s):

Cees-Frans Greeven; Peter van Dijk

Other key lawyers:


‘The Buren team is very much on top of tax policy and helpful in signalling potential changes and how they might impact deals and structures.’

‘Cees-Frans Greeven is an excellent practitioner – very knowledgeable and readily available.’

‘Practical, flexible, effective.’

‘Peter van Dijk is great with taxes and provides practical insights.’

Key clients

CS Group




Bausch Health

Planon B.V.

Modus Group

Nissui EuropeB.V./Nissui Corporation


IMD Media Limited (Peach)

War Child Holland

Gravitas Recruitment Group

Work highlights

  • Assisted Clarios with various financing and refinancing transactions and related security rights.
  • Advised Bausch on its global spinoff operations, including multiple IPOs, bond issuances and credit facilities.
  • Assisted CS Group S.A. in its planned acquisition of shares in HE Space Holding B.V. from Millican Management B.V. and a post-transaction cross-border corporate restructuring.

Netherlands > Banking and finance: asset finance and structured finance Tier 4

Buren advises on a wide range of banking and financing matters, including leveraged finance and international security packages. The team also has extensive experience with preparing and negotiating security documents for private equity companies, financial institutions, and multinational corporations, among other clients. Martijn van der Vliet leads the team and is fluent in English, Dutch, German, and Spanish. Paul van de Ven is also recommended for his in-depth knowledge of securities law.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Paul van de Ven; Paul Deloo


‘The team is pragmatic and knowledgeable.’

‘The firm has a commercial focus and is reliable. They are keen to build up a relationship and are able to offer integrated service.’

‘Martijn van der Vliet is committed. He is willing to go the extra mile, putting the client first, and he knows what he’s talking about.’

‘The team is responsive, efficient, and gives practical advice.’

Key clients

Clarios Global LP

Bausch Health Companies Inc.

Bank Leumi Le-Israel B.M.

Lagerbox Finance B.V.

Banco Santander Totta, S.A

Cogito Capital Fund 2 Management Ltd.

Proton Ventures B.V.

Koolen Industries B.V.

Waterland Private Equity

Deutsche Hypo, NORD/LB Real Estate Finance

Koninklijke VolkerWessels B.V.

Bausch+Lomb Corporation

CPM Europe B.V.

Bank Hapoalim B.M.

Work highlights

  • Assisted Clarios Group in connection with its global reorganization, including the accession of four Dutch subsidiaries of Clarios Global LP and Clarios European Holding LLC to the Term Loan Facility and the Asset Based Lending Facility with Citibank N.A.
  • Acted as legal counsel to Bank Leumi Le-Israel B.M. upon its entering into of an English law governed facility agreement relating to the property known as the Conservatorium Hotel, Amsterdam (Conservatorium Properties B.V.).
  • Advised Waterland Private Equity on the acquisition and financing of a majority stake in Handelsonderneming Steboma B.V. from Veco Groep B.V. as seller.

Netherlands > Real estate Tier 4

The real estate team at Buren is known for its expertise in foreclosure auctions of real estate. Other areas covered by the team include development, redevelopment and financing, as well as purchasing and leasing. The team is jointly led by Gerbrand Schrickx, Kirsten Prick and Jonathan Gal. Schrickx and Prick are both civil law notaries focused on commercial real estate, while Gal handles real estate transactions, project development and leases.

Practice head(s):

Gerbrand Schrickx; Kirsten Prick; Jonathan Gal

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Fresch Projectontwikkeling BV

Fiduciam Nominees ltd.


Thuismakers BV

Cabot Properties

Waaijer Projectontwikkeling B.V.

SB Real Estate BV

Stichting Reinier de Graaf Groep

Equity Estate



Avest Group

Borghese Real Estate

Vesteda Investment Management

Tromm Vastgoed

RBR Real Estate

Mulan Project Development

Pike Vastgoed BV

Ten Brinke Bouw

Schouten & de Jong Projectontwikkeling

De Vries en Verburg


Work highlights

  • Advised Fresch Projectontwikkeling on the acquisition, development and financing of several Dutch properties with the intention to redevelop and sell.
  • Advising Stichting Saffier on the intended development of a care facility in The Hague.
  • Advised Woonholland on the acquisition, development and financing of several Dutch commercial properties (residential homes) located in and around The Hague and Amsterdam.

Netherlands > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

The team at Buren has solid expertise in advising on joint ventures, restructurings, and domestic and international M&A transactions. The practice is led by the quartet of Paul Deloo, the ‘very strongPaul Josephus Jitta, who has experience of corporate litigation, Steven van der Waal and Pieter van den Berg, who handles M&A deals, joint ventures and disposals.

Other key lawyers:

Tjeerd Aghina; Peter van Dijk; Cees Frans Greeven; Jan Greijdanus


‘The corporate team of Buren works together seamlessly on transactions while coordinating a lot in the background. The partner on the matter is always aware of any issues that are handled by the team. This results in a fully integrated approach which is not often seen with other full-service law-firms.’

‘Tjeerd Aghina stands out as a corporate M&A partner with a deep technical knowledge and great eye for detail while maintaining focus on what’s important from a commercial perspective. He is creative and comes up with solutions for any issues that arise.’

‘A strong M&A and corporate practice.’

‘Paul Jitta is a very strong lawyer and litigator who always goes above and beyond.’

‘A commercial focus, eagerness to prove themselves, keenness to build-up a relationship, reliability, and provision of an integrated M&A and finance service.’

‘They elaborate and are detailed when it comes to legal due diligence work.’

‘Pieter van den Berg is friendly and accessible, has lots of experience, and is the right person to have on your side of the table in a negotiation. His commercial mindset, clear focus on client’s interest and creativity in finding the right solutions make him stand out.’

Key clients

Planon Group

Bonum Group

RTL Nederland Holding B.V.


Holland Capital


Nova Resources B.V.


Bausch Health

Work highlights

  • Assisted Pelion through its Dutch holding company Corporation of European Pharmaceutical Distributors N.V. with an equity investment.
  • Advising Waterland Private Equity on the acquisition of a majority stake in trading company Steboma B.V.
  • Advised Emov Europe B.V. on the acquisition of a majority stake in Sand Hill Petroleum B.V.

Netherlands > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 5

Buren holds a unique position thanks to its offices in Amsterdam and The Hague, as well as in Beijing and Shanghai, enabling the firm to specifically represent both Chinese and Dutch companies in cross-border litigation. The firm has expanded its scope to include corporate governance disputes, shareholder litigation, and post M&A-related conflicts. Philip ter Burg, Jan Holthuis, and Paul Josephus Jitta jointly lead the practice. Li Jiao is also noted for her experience in insurance subrogation claims.

Other key lawyers:


‘Professional, active and careful.’

Key clients


Den Hartogh


Cathay Pacific Airways


Royal IHC

Hebei Huatong Wires and Cables Group Co., Ltd


Rapid Logistics

HZPC Holding

Work highlights

  • Acted for Tienplusmedical in a dispute with the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport.
  • Representing IQIP Shanghai Co., Ltd. in the legal proceedings relating to offshore exploitation facilities.
  • Representing Cathay Pacific Airways in long-running follow-on damages proceedings in the Netherlands in relation to the alleged air cargo cartel.

Netherlands > Employment Tier 5

The employment and benefits team at Buren is often sought out for its expertise in Chinese employment law, which is supported by the firm's other locations in Shanghai and Beijing. The firm handles corporate employment matters such as restructurings, acquisitions, and reorganisations. Suzan van de Kam and Epke Spijkerman lead the practice.

Practice head(s):

Suzan van de Kam; Epke Spijkerman


‘The firm is able to translate our Dutch ways into Chinese law and customs. This team provide us with lots of information about the why behind their actions and explain to us the consequences of Chinese law.’

‘Availability and expertise characterise the service from Buren.’

‘The employment team at Buren, especially under the guidance of Suzan van de Kam, have exactly the right approach – they are fair to both parties, their advice is straightforward and correct, and they are very trustworthy.’

‘Suzan van de Kam is very valuable to us. We can always count on her, and she is friendly and amiable but also firm and clear. She solves conflicts very quickly and works efficiently and smartly.’

‘They are excellent at providing support to international companies where the decision makers are outside the Netherlands, and are able to explain laws and practice in terms that are easily understood, which helps to avoid unnecessary complexity, litigation and costs. They have supported us across the spectrum of HR challenges.’

‘Epke Spijkerman is very clear and concise in his discussions and explanations. He offers practical, business-orientated solutions, and is flexible with timing for global stakeholders. Very knowledgeable across the field.’

‘Pragmatic approach and understanding of our business.’

‘The firm stands out for the experience and seniority of the people.’

Key clients

Samenwerkende Kinderopvang

Marsh B.V.

Lindt & Sprüngli Netherlands B.V.


CS Group

Bausch Health

Planon Group

Zeeman TextielSupers B.V.

Lincoln Electric


Canon Medical Systems Europe B.V.

Work highlights

  • Advised ISG on all its employment-related matters in the Netherlands, including but not limited to individual dismissal cases, board changes and the introduction of employment-related policies such as retention schemes.
  • Assisted French-listed CS Group S.A., together with Fides Partner, with the employment aspects of the envisaged acquisition of shares in HE Space Holding B.V. from Millican Management B.V.
  • Advising Planon on employment issues relating to various acquisitions of smaller software firms, such as employment due diligence and the drafting/negotiating of consultancy agreements and employment agreements.

The firm: BUREN is an independent, internationally oriented firm of lawyers, civil law 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 grown steadily, it has experienced its most significant growth over the past 20 years. BUREN has over 75 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, Germany, Hong Kong and Spain/Latin America) staffed by native speakers and professionals that have a profound knowledge of local business and culture.

Amsterdam: Our legal and tax advice is characterized by our knowledge of the market and partnership with our clients. To assist our corporate and international clients right at the financial heart of Amsterdam, we opened an office on the Zuidas in 2011.

All practices work closely together in a multidisciplinary team on mostly corporate and international cases. We keep the lines short and our network wide. We advise on legal, civil law and tax. Where appropriate, we involve our offices in Luxembourg, Shanghai, The Hague and Beijing in the process. Where necessary, we rely on leading law firms and tax advisers in Europe, the USA and the Far East.

Managing partners: Cees-Frans Greeven, Martijn Vermeeren
Number of partners: 19
Number of lawyers: 75
Languages: Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish

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. Its 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. BUREN’s 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 its other practices with a strong focus on corporate transactions, including M&A and intra-group reorganizations, investment fund structuring and employment and 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. Its experienced lawyers successfully settle complex disputes. When pursuing the clients’ aims, BUREN offers innovative solutions and a proactive approach.

BUREN’s 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 and benefits: BUREN’s employment and 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. The firm advises and represents 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.

Real estate: BUREN’s real estate team has extensive experience in the development, redevelopment, construction, financing, purchase and lease of real estate projects. BUREN’s multi-lingual professionals are well equipped to assist our international clients. In addition, our real estate practice is known nationally for its specialist expertise in foreclosure auctions of real estate. BUREN’s real estate team advises developers, investors, contractors, financial institutions and end-users of real estate on their real estate interests in the Netherlands.

Banking and finance: Our banking and finance team provides assistance to our clients on a broad range of financing arrangements acting for lender or borrower including acquisition and leveraged finance, project finance , real estate finance, general banking and capital markets. We furthermore advise financial institutions on their activities in the Netherlands in respect of license requirements and ongoing compliance with these requirements.

Restructuring and insolvency: BUREN’s restructuring and insolvency team holds a great number of specialists on restructuring, financing, refinancing, insolvency and liability. BUREN’s broad experience, domestic and abroad, makes BUREN a favoured partner for complex and sensitive cases. Financial distress, creditors pressing for payment, nervous employees – BUREN knows the do’s and don’ts. BUREN advises entrepreneurs, executives, commissioners, shareholders, works councils and investors.

BUREN practice areas:
■  Banking and finance
■ Civil law notary
■ Commercial contracting
■ Corporate
■ Dispute resolution
■ Employment and benefits
■ Family law and estate planning
■ Food and agri
■ Foreign direct investment in China
■ Investment management
■ IT and IP
■ M&A and private equity
■ Real estate
■ Restructuring and insolvency
■ Settlement of estates
■ Tax

■ China
■ Germany
■ Japan
■ Spain/Latin-America
■ 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. The firm is independent from local interests. The firm’s clients are diverse and the disputes the firm handles often involve foreign related interest.

Department Name Email Telephone
M&A and Private Equity, Spain/Latin-America, Corporate, Dispute Resolution Paul A. Josephus Jitta p.josephusjitta@burenlegal.com +31 (0)20 333 8395
Banking and finance, Civil Law Notary, Corporate, M&A and Private Equity Paul Deloo p.deloo@burenlegal.com +31 (0)20 333 8393
Tax, Investment Management, Corporate and M&A, Luxembourg, Spain/Latin-America Cees-Frans Greeven c.greeven@burenlegal.com +31 (0)20 333 8390 | +352 2644 0919 21
Agriculture, Commercial Contracting, Corporate, Dispute Resolution, IP & IT, FDI China, China Jan Holthuis j.holthuis@burenlegal.com +86 21 61730388
Banking & Finance, Corporate, Real Estate, Spain & Latin-America, EU Sanctions desk Martijn van der Vliet m.vandervliet@burenlegal.com +31 (0)20 237 1106
Civil Law Notary, Real estate Kirsten Prick k.prick@burenlegal.com +31 (0)70 318 4200
Employment & Benefits Epke Spijkerman e.spijkerman@burenlegal.com +31 (0)20 333 8393
Commercial Contracting, Dispute Resolution Klaas van der Graaf k.vandergraaf@burenlegal.com +31 (0)20 333 8390
Agriculture, Commercial Contracting, Dispute resolution, IP&IT, FDI in China, China Li Jiao l.jiao@burenlegal.com +31 (0)20 333 8390
Tax, M&A and Private Equity, Tax, Diplomat Desk Peter van Dijk p.vandijk@burenlegal.com +31 (0)70 318 4834
Corporate, M&A, and Private Equity, Restructuring & Insolvency Pieter van den Berg p.vandenberg@burenlegal.com +31 (0)70 318 4822
Corporate, Restructuring and insolvency Martijn Vermeeren m.vermeeren@burenlegal.com +31 (0)70 318 4200
Civil Law Notary, Real estate Gerbrand Schrickx g.schrickx@burenlegal.com +31 (0)70 318 4200
Civil Law Notary, Corporate, M&A and Private Equity Ingrid de Haan i.dehaan@burenlegal.com +31 (0)70 318 4838
Civil Law Notary, Corporate, M&A and Private Equity Tibert van Herk t.vanherk@burenlegal.com +31 (0)70 318 4814
Employment & Benefits Suzan van de Kam s.vandekam@burenlegal.com +31 (0)70 318 4297
Corporate, M&A and Private Equity Tjeerd Aghina t.aghina@burenlegal.com +31 (0)70 318 4836
Agriculture, Commercial Contracting, Dispute resolution, IP&IT Philip ter Burg p.terburg@burenlegal.com +31 (0)70 318 4828
Banking and finance, Capital Markets, Civil Law Notary, Corporate M&A, China, Japan Steven van der Waal s.vanderwaal@burenlegal.com +31 (0)70 318 4295
Photo Name Position Profile
Tjeerd Aghina photo Mr Tjeerd Aghina Tjeerd Aghina, partner and lawyer, specializes in mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and financing…
Ruud Brunninkhuis photo Ruud Brunninkhuis Ruud Brunninkhuis, lawyer at BUREN, is an expert in (international) restructurings and…
Ingrid Cools photo Ingrid Cools Ingrid Cools, lawyer at BUREN, specialises in assisting in mergers and acquisitions,…
Paul Deloo photo Paul Deloo Paul Deloo, partner and civil law notary, is specialized in general and…
Cees-Frans Greeven photo Mr Cees-Frans Greeven Cees-Frans Greeven, managing partner, lawyer and tax lawyer, focuses on advising clients…
Jan Greijdanus photo Jan Greijdanus Jan Greijdanus, counsel and candidate civil law notary (in the Netherlands), specializes…
Friederike Henke photo Friederike Henke Friederike Henke, lawyer (advocaat and Rechtsanwältin) at BUREN, heads BURENs German Desk.…
Jan Holthuis photo Mr Jan Holthuis Jan Holthuis, partner and lawyer at BUREN, is an experienced advisor in…
Li Jiao photo Li Jiao Li Jiao, partner and lawyer, specializes in insurance and reinsurance, corporate, contract…
Paul A. Josephus Jitta photo Paul A. Josephus Jitta Paul A. Josephus Jitta, partner and lawyer, specializes in (inter)national corporate law.…
Kenji Okano - Heijmans photo Kenji Okano - Heijmans Kenji Okano-Heijmans, a Dutch qualified lawyer at BUREN, was admitted to the…
Kirsten Prick photo Kirsten Prick Kirstin Prick, partner and candidate civil law notary, specialises in real estate…
Laurens Prickartz photo Laurens Prickartz Laurens Prickartz, lawyer, specialises in insolvency law and corporate law. He also…
Gerbrand Schrickx photo Gerbrand Schrickx Gerbrand Schrickx, partner and civil law notary, has extensive expertise in commercial…
Epke Spijkerman photo Epke Spijkerman Epke Spijkerman, partner and lawyer, specializes in employment and employee participation law…
Susanna Tang photo Susanna Tang Susanna Tang, lawyer at BUREN, is specialized in corporate law. She assists…
IJsbrand  Uljée photo IJsbrand Uljée IJsbrand Uljée, Tax Lawyer at BUREN, advises his clients on Dutch tax aspects…
Ingrid de Haan photo Mrs Ingrid de Haan Ingrid de Haan, partner and candidate civil law notary, is specialized in…
Ingrid de Haan photo Mrs Ingrid de Haan Ingrid de Haan, partner and candidate civil law notary, is specialized in…
Philip ter Burg photo Philip ter Burg Philip ter Burg, partner and lawyer, specializes in international trade, intellectual property…
Peter van Dijk photo Peter van Dijk Peter van Dijk, partner, lawyer and tax lawyer at BUREN, specializes in assisting…
Tibert van Herk photo Tibert van Herk Tibert van Herk, partner and candidate civil law notary, specializes in international…
Stefan van Wijk photo Mr Stefan van Wijk Stefan van Wijk, partner and lawyer, focuses on insolvency law, financing and…
Suzan van de Kam photo Suzan van de Kam Suzan, partner and lawyer, advises on a full spectrum of complex employment…
Pieter van den Berg photo Pieter van den Berg Pieter van den Berg, partner and lawyer, is head of the M&A…
Klaas  van der Graaf photo Mr Klaas van der Graaf Klaas van der Graaf, partner and lawyer at BUREN, specialises in commercial contracting…
Martijn  van der Vliet photo Martijn van der Vliet Martijn van der Vliet, partner and lawyer at BUREN, specializes in financial…
Steven van der Waal photo Mr Steven van der Waal Steven van der Waal, of counsel  and former civil law notary, advises…
Number of lawyers, civil law notaries and tax lawyers : 75
Other offices : Beijing
Other offices : The Hague
Other offices : Luxembourg
Other offices : Shanghai