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Buren
WORLD TRADE CENTER
STRAWINSKYLAAN 1441, TOWER C, LEVEL 14
1077 XX AMSTERDAM
Netherlands

Netherlands > Tax Tier 3

With offices in Amsterdam, Beijing, The Hague, Luxembourg and Shanghai, Buren houses tax advisers and civil-law notaries, offering integrated services with experience in the life sciences and healthcare, technology, real estate and energy sectors. The practice is jointly led by Cees-Frans Greeven, who specialises in corporate and private equity transactions, and Peter van Dijk, who focuses on setting up corporate structures for foreign investors. Associate IJsbrand Uljée advises clients on the Dutch tax aspects of corporate transactions, including M&A, debt restructuring and de-mergers.

Practice head(s):

Cees-Frans Greeven; Peter van Dijk

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Solid, multi-language team with a great level of cooperation, providing an effective and efficient response to client’s needs.’

‘Highly educated and knowledgeable individuals who share innovative solutions to solve client’s needs. Proactive in looking ahead in the future to anticipate potential changes in the legislation that could have an effect on client’s goals. Cees-Frans Greeven in particular has provided an exceptional advice in those projects on which we worked together, easy to reach and communicate and always looking for practical solutions.’

‘The Buren team members I work with should be praised for their availability, great expertise in issues discussed. They are always up-to-date with any developments in law and able to provide high quality advice taking into account also commercial aspects of the case at hand.’

‘Peter van Dijk presents a “can do” approach with great level of availability and very high level of expertise on field of law and knowledge of the business.’

‘We are working together with Cees-Frans Greeven, a well known and highly appreciated partner in the law firm.’

‘Personal approach, easy to reach, fast reaction and accurate advice. Young and professional team.’

‘Good team, with very professional and practical approach on the matters addressed.’

‘Peter Van Dijk is the partner we refer to in case of any Dutch tax matters we have. He’s open minded and gets to the point fast.’

Key clients

Supernova

Bitdefender

Bausch Health

Clarios

Vannin Capital PCC

Antler U.A.

Suncor Energy

Evonik

Modus Group

Azerion

Work highlights

  • Advised Bonum Group on the acquisition of Adfinitas Group, a philanthropy agency dedicated to fundraising, marketing and digital campaigns to non-profit entities, NGO’s and foundations with locations in France, Germany and the Netherlands.
  • Appointed as UMA Wealth management’s trusted legal advisors for all Luxembourg questions, including the creation of several SPFs for their clients, implementation of private wealth management structures, together with tailor made articles of association considering the different types of investors and the preparation of shareholders agreements.
  • Assisting Bausch Health with global spinoff operations of its medical aesthetics business and planning an initial public offering for Solta Medical, its medical aesthetics business.

Netherlands > Real estate Tier 4

Specialising in project redevelopment, financing, purchase and lease of real estate projects, Buren is best known for its expertise in foreclosure auctions. The firm, led by Gerbrand Schrickx, Kirsten Prick and Jonathan Gal, acts for investors, financial institutions, developers and end-users. Schrickx and Prick, civil-law notaries, are experienced in commercial real estate transactions, while Gal focuses on development and leasing of office, retail and industrial assets.

Practice head(s):

Gerbrand Schrickx; Kirsten Prick; Jonathan Gal

Key clients

Bridges Real Estate

Fresch Real Estate

Fiduciam

Vesteda Investment Management

Borghese Real Estate B.V.

Bouwinvest

Waaijer Projectontwikkeling B.V.

Cabot Partners

Cornerstone Vastgoed B.V.

Thuismakers

Giga Storage

Work highlights

  • Acted as lead counsel in the acquisition, development and financing of several Dutch properties (office spaces, residential and industrial spaces and plots) located in the Netherlands with the intention to redevelop and sell.
  • Seconded a real estate lawyer to Bouwinvest to handle lease and development related matters.
  • Advised as local counsel for Cabot Properties in the recapitalisation to Blackstone of a real estate core fund with real estate in the Netherlands.

Netherlands > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 4

Based in The Hague, Buren’s restructuring and insolvency team is well-placed to collaborate with the firm's offices in Amsterdam, Beijing, Luxembourg and Shanghai on cross-border matters. The team is well-equipped with in-depth experience of the WHOA Dutch Scheme, in addition to handling insolvency issues as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Stefan van Wijk, who was promoted to partner in September 2021, jointly leads the team alongside Martijn Vermeeren. Praised as an ‘excellent professional’, senior associate Ruud Brunninkhuis is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Martijn Vermeeren; Stefan van Wijk

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Tailored service suited to the client’s needs.’

‘Ruud Brunninkhuis is an excellent professional who was able to think out of the box and come up with brilliant solutions.’

‘The experience we have had with Buren is very positive.’

‘The cooperation with Buren was very pleasant. We were very impressed with the expertise and knowledge of the team and the various individuals. The practical approach and advice on all fronts was of an unprecedented level.’

Key clients

Tetteroo Bouw en Projectontwikkeling B.V.

Tenbos B.V. (Riverdale)

Vacansoleil

Oceanco

Stichting GGZ Momentum

Royal van Lent Shipyard

Soulsistah Beach B.V.

Galladio Corporate Fashion B.V.

De Roo Taxi B.V.

Hotel Stay at 7 Operations B.V.

Work highlights

  • Acting as court appointed bankruptcy trustee of Tetteroo Bouw en Projectontwikkeling B.V., responsible for winding up projects and assets of a total value of approximately EUR 14.8 m.
  • Advised Stichting GGZ Momentum with an out of court composition plan worth EUR 16m with creditors and related insolvency aspects.
  • Assisted Iris Parc on the sale of three French campsites for a purchase price of EUR 23m, giving juridical advice and managing the process with foreign lawyers, accountants, tax advisors and Rabobank.

Netherlands > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

With offices in Amsterdam and The Hague, Buren counts mid-sized corporates and listed companies among its key roster of clients, and is well-placed to collaborate with the firm’s offices in Beijing, Shanghai, and Luxembourg on cross-border transactions. Pieter van den Berg leads the practice alongside Paul Deloo, Steven van der Waal and Paul Josephus Jitta, who provides ‘tactical advice’ to national and international clients on cross-border M&A transactions.

Practice head(s):

Pieter van den Berg; Paul Deloo; Steven van der Waal; Paul Josephus Jitta

Other key lawyers:

Tjeerd Aghina; Peter van Dijk; Cees Frans Greeven

Testimonials

‘Very reactive, skillful and good client relationships.’

‘Sharp, to the point and solution-oriented.’

‘We were very impressed with the responsiveness and professionalism of the corporate team.’

‘The Buren team is supportive, knowledgeable and quick. Their drafting is impeccable and they are well-organised.’

‘Paul Deloo is knowledgeable and can help find solutions to any closing issues, he is also very commercial.’

‘They combine legal knowledge and expertise with broad business and social skills.’

‘Paul Josephus Jitta was the partner who guided us during the selling process. He combines legal knowledge, skills and tactical advice. A true pleasure to have Paul on our side as adviser and “teacher”.’

Key clients

Planon Group

Bonum Group

RTL (Nederland Holding B.V.)

Mitsubishi

Holland Capital

ERM

Nova Resources B.V.

Aludyne

Bausch Health

Work highlights

  • Advising Sociodome B.V. with the sale of all shares in Lost Lemon B.V. and Lost Lemon Consultancy B.V. to xxllnc B.V.
  • Advising Paper Investments on the sale of 100% of its shares in Blana Holding B.V. to Accent n.v., part of the Asteria Group.
  • Advised Bonum Group on the acquisition of Adfinitas Group, a philanthropy agency dedicated to fundraising, marketing and digital campaigns to non-profit entities, NGOs and foundations with locations in France, Germany and the Netherlands.

Netherlands > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 5

Buren leverages its strategically placed offices in The Hague, Amsterdam, Shanghai and Beijing to frequently work on cross-border litigation matters. Philip ter Burg focuses on IP disputes, cartel follow-on actions and international fraud recovery actions, and Jan Holthuis is the key contact for cross-border issues, accustomed to working between Shanghai and Amsterdam. Amsterdam-based Li Jiao specialises in Dutch cases involving Chinese private and state-owned companies, and Jonathan Gal focuses on commercial real estate issues, while Paul Josephus Jitta handles international corporate law disputes. The team also frequently deals with cases involving patent infringements.

Practice head(s):

Philip ter Burg; Jan Holthuis; Jonathan Gal; Paul Josephus Jitta; Li Jiao

Other key lawyers:

Ruud Brunninkhuis

Testimonials

‘Excellent service.’

‘Paul Josephus Jitta is excellent.’

Key clients

Royal IHC

Interlink Metals & Chemicals AG

thebigword B.V.

Delta Electronics

Spherex Hong Kong Ltd.

Integrated Green Energy Solutions

HZPC Holding B.V.

WEH GmbH

Allseas Spas & Wellness B.V.

Work highlights

  • Advised Royal IHC on its legal positions under the contracts and negotiated with the Chinese government agency.
  • Acting as counsel for a leading Dutch logistics and transport company in its dispute against a Chinese carrier which in turn has been held liable by a Chinese seller due to releasing goods without presenting the original bill of lading.

Netherlands > Employment Tier 5

Independent Dutch firm Buren has an Asia and Benelux-facing practice with offices based in Amsterdam, Beijing, The Hague, Luxembourg and Shanghai. The firm has also established a presence in the diplomatic sphere, with the employment team advising several embassies, as well as domestic clients including mid-sized and Dutch listed companies on a range of employment matters. The team is led by Suzan van de Kam and Epke Spijkerman.

Practice head(s):

Suzan van de Kam; Epke Spijkerman

Testimonials

‘Reliable, all-round, specialists in any field, quick responses, customer driven.’

‘The team is very competent and pragmatic at the same time, so there are no lengthy processes if it’s not necessary. You quickly receive the answers with which you can continue your case. A very capable team with great personal contact. They truly understand our business and the needs we have.’

‘I have worked together with Suzan van de Kam for more than 20 years. I like the personal approach and communication, but at the same time the very high level of professionalism, in combination with pragmatic answers that solve our questions very quickly.’

‘Personal approach, knowledge of our employment practices, legal skills and empathy with out issues.’

‘Quick to analyse any given file, focused on finding the most fitting solutions, integrity in solving the issues with a human touch without losing the businesses perspective. Also, forward-looking seminars are organised for the regular clients.’

‘Suzan van de Kam never disappoints. She finds practical solutions and analyses every case quickly. We would never work with another lawyer when it comes to employment issues.’

‘Our contact is always very quick to respond to our questions, and gives very sound, practical advice.’

‘Great firm. As a smaller company and client I feel very much respected and well treated. This firm offers solutions which are appropriate and are what we, as a mid-size company, need.’

Key clients

Bally

Marsh B.V.

Information Services Group Inc

China Cargo Airlines Ltd.

Van Spaendonck Groep/Atrium Wissenraet Van Spaendonck

FarmTrace

Planon B.V.

Lincoln Electric

Canon Medical Systems Europe B.V.

Zeeman TextielSupers B.V.

Work highlights

  • Advised Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (USA) on the restructuring of the activities of Lincoln Smitweld B.V, which involved a collective layoff of more than 75 employees.
  • Advised and successfully acted for Stichting DATE in a highly publicised case involving summary proceedings by an employee who worked for the company as a dancer and who refused to be tested for COVID-19.
  • Assisted Canon Medical Systems Europe with all employment-related issues as well in a number of individual dismissal cases.

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.

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.

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

Regional 
■ 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
Tax, Investment Management, Corporate and M&A, Luxembourg, Spain/Latin-America Cees-Frans Greeven c.greeven@burenlegal.com +31 20 333 8390 | +352 2644 0919 21
Corporate, Restructuring and insolvency Martijn Vermeeren m.vermeeren@burenlegal.com +31 70 318 4200
Corporate, M&A, and Private Equity, Restructuring & Insolvency Pieter van den Berg p.vandenberg@burenlegal.com +31 70 318 4822
Banking and finance, Civil Law Notary, Corporate, M&A and Private Equity, Russia/CIS Paul Deloo p.deloo@burenlegal.com +31 20 333 8393
Banking and finance, Capital Markets, Civil Law Notary, Corporate M&A, China, Japan Steven van der Waal s.vanderwaal@burenlegal.com +31 70 318 4295
Tax, M&A and Private Equity, Tax, Russia/CIS, Diplomat Desk Peter van Dijk p.vandijk@burenlegal.com +31 70 318 4834
M&A and Private Equity, Spain/Latin-America, Corporate, Dispute Resolution Paul A. Josephus Jitta p.josephusjitta@burenlegal.com +31 20 333 8395
Agriculture, Commercial Contracting, Corporate, Dispute Resolution, IP & IT, FDI China, China Jan Holthuis j.holthuis@burenlegal.com +86 21 61730388
Dispute Resolution, Real estate Jonathan Gal j.gal@burenlegal.com +31 20 333 8390
Civil Law Notary, Real estate Gerbrand Schrickx g.schrickx@burenlegal.com +31 70 318 4200
Employment & Benefits Epke Spijkerman e.spijkerman@burenlegal.com +31 20 333 8393
Employment & Benefits Suzan van de Kam s.vandekam@burenlegal.com +31 70 318 4297
Corporate, M&A and Private Equity Tjeerd Aghina t.aghina@burenlegal.com +31 70 318 4836
Agriculture, Commercial Contracting, Dispute resolution, IP&IT Philip ter Burg p.terburg@burenlegal.com +31 70 318 4828
Civil Law Notary, Real estate Kirsten Prick k.prick@burenlegal.com +31 70 318 4200
Banking & Finance, Corporate, Real Estate, Spain & Latin-America, EU Sanctions desk, Martijn van der Vliet m.vandervliet@burenlegal.com +31 20 237 1106
Agriculture, Commercial Contracting, Dispute resolution, IP&IT, FDI in China, China Li Jiao l.jiao@burenlegal.com +31 20 333 8390
Banking and finance, Capital Markets, Corporate Lous Vervuurt l.vervuurt@burenlegal.com +31 70 318 4299
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…
Paul Deloo photo Paul Deloo Paul Deloo, partner and civil law notary, is specialized in general and…
Jonathan Gal photo Jonathan Gal Jonathan Gal, partner and lawyer, specializes in real estate transactions, project development,…
Cees-Frans Greeven photo 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 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…
Martijn Vermeeren photo Martijn Vermeeren Martijn Vermeeren’s, managing partner and lawyer, practice includes insolvency law and corporate…
Lous Vervuurt photo Lous Vervuurt Lous Vervuurt, senior counsel and lawyer, specializes in business law and financial…
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…
Steven van der Waal photo Mr Steven van der Waal Steven van der Waal, partner and civil law notary, advises national and…
Number of lawyers, civil law notaries and tax lawyers : 75
Chinese
Dutch
English
French
German
Japanese
Spanish
Other offices : Amsterdam
Other offices : Beijing
Other offices : The Hague
Other offices : Luxembourg
Other offices : Shanghai
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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.

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

Regional 
■ 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
Tax, Investment Management, Corporate and M&A, Luxembourg, Spain/Latin-America Cees-Frans Greeven c.greeven@burenlegal.com +31 20 333 8390 | +352 2644 0919 21
Corporate, Restructuring and insolvency Martijn Vermeeren m.vermeeren@burenlegal.com +31 70 318 4200
Corporate, M&A, and Private Equity, Restructuring & Insolvency Pieter van den Berg p.vandenberg@burenlegal.com +31 70 318 4822
Banking and finance, Civil Law Notary, Corporate, M&A and Private Equity, Russia/CIS Paul Deloo p.deloo@burenlegal.com +31 20 333 8393
Banking and finance, Capital Markets, Civil Law Notary, Corporate M&A, China, Japan Steven van der Waal s.vanderwaal@burenlegal.com +31 70 318 4295
Tax, M&A and Private Equity, Tax, Russia/CIS, Diplomat Desk Peter van Dijk p.vandijk@burenlegal.com +31 70 318 4834
M&A and Private Equity, Spain/Latin-America, Corporate, Dispute Resolution Paul A. Josephus Jitta p.josephusjitta@burenlegal.com +31 20 333 8395
Agriculture, Commercial Contracting, Corporate, Dispute Resolution, IP & IT, FDI China, China Jan Holthuis j.holthuis@burenlegal.com +86 21 61730388
Dispute Resolution, Real estate Jonathan Gal j.gal@burenlegal.com +31 20 333 8390
Civil Law Notary, Real estate Gerbrand Schrickx g.schrickx@burenlegal.com +31 70 318 4200
Employment & Benefits Epke Spijkerman e.spijkerman@burenlegal.com +31 20 333 8393
Employment & Benefits Suzan van de Kam s.vandekam@burenlegal.com +31 70 318 4297
Corporate, M&A and Private Equity Tjeerd Aghina t.aghina@burenlegal.com +31 70 318 4836
Agriculture, Commercial Contracting, Dispute resolution, IP&IT Philip ter Burg p.terburg@burenlegal.com +31 70 318 4828
Civil Law Notary, Real estate Kirsten Prick k.prick@burenlegal.com +31 70 318 4200
Banking & Finance, Corporate, Real Estate, Spain & Latin-America, EU Sanctions desk Martijn van der Vliet m.vandervliet@burenlegal.com +31 20 237 1106
Agriculture, Commercial Contracting, Dispute resolution, IP&IT, FDI in China, China Li Jiao l.jiao@burenlegal.com +31 20 333 8390
Banking and finance, Capital Markets, Corporate Lous Vervuurt l.vervuurt@burenlegal.com +31 70 318 4299
Number of lawyers, civil law notaries and tax lawyers : 75
Chinese
Dutch
English
French
German
Japanese
Russian
Spanish
Other offices : Beijing
Other offices : The Hague
Other offices : Luxembourg
Other offices : Shanghai