Firm Profile > Buren > Amsterdam, Netherlands

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

Tax Tier 3

The tax team at Buren combines 'a great understanding of business needs' with 'pragmatic advice' and provides 'quick yet reliable solutions, whatever the specific industry area may be'. The practice provides assistance with the full gamut of tax-related matters, from the setting up of a transaction structure right through to the post-completion integration of a target group. Cees-Frans Greeven is available whenever 'clients need clever and sharp structuring advice'. Peter van Dijk specialises in setting up corporate structures for foreign investors or Dutch-based internationally operating groups, with an especial focus on Russia, CEE and Japan.

Testimonials

Extremely responsive. They give pro-active and practical advice, and are excellent at anticipating questions.

Cees-Frans Greeven has been my main point of contact for years. I can always reach out for him when my clients need clever and sharp structuring advice. Excellent network worldwide – I have very much appreciated his referrals to lawyers in NY or Uruguay.

Buren is able to provide integrated legal, tax and notarial services with the quality of the bigger firms but sometimes with more efficiency.

Great understanding of business needs, and provided pragmatic advice in a very complex matter we had.

The Buren team has a particularly hands-on approach and comes up with quick yet reliable solutions, whatever the specific industry area may be.

The Buren team members are very approachable, provide an excellent service and have a minimal reaction time.

They have a personal and dedicated approach to the clients with a small team of professionals.

They can be contacted 24/7 and have a quick turnaround for any matter.

Buren consists of ambitious professionals, whose main concern is to provide a comprehensive range of high quality legal services. Their success is founded on their ability to provide practical, creative and cost-effective advice, combined with an uncompromising service commitment to their clients.

They are incredibly responsive and practical in their advice.

Key clients

Bausch Health

Kimball Electronics, Inc.

Doppelmayr Seilbahnen GmbH

Latitude20 Capital Partners (Lat20)

Catalyst MENA Clean Energy Fund (CMFC)

Inter RAO group

Nippon Suisan B.V.

AINA Hospitality Investment Fund

Bitdefender Holding

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 4

Buren's 'very well informed' team consists of 'great advisers' who assist listed and non-listed global companies, and international trustees. Martijn Vermeeren, 'a very good professional with much experience in healthcare cases', demonstrates his sector expertise in several matters involving advising hospitals on suspension of payment requests. Both Vermeeren and his co-head Pieter van den Berg are frequently appointed as trustees or administrators in insolvency matters. Senior associate Laurens Prickartz is also recommended.

Testimonials

Great company to work with. Even under great pressure the quality, communication and personal relationship is excellent.

Hands on mentality, no nonsense. They keep calm and are great advisers in a stressful environment and at stressful times.

Buren has a very good team headed by Martijn Vermeeren. They are very well informed in the healthcare cases in which I have worked together with them in my capacity as bankruptcy trustee of their client Slotervaart hospital.

Martijn Vermeeren is a very good professional with much experience in healthcare cases, he is trustee of a hospital in Spijkenisse. Peter Rijken is also a very talented adviser/trustee. They have a very good reputation.

Key clients

Slotervaartziekenhuis B.V.

MC IJsselmeerziekenhuizen B.V.

Blokker B.V.

Cursum B.V.

Energyra B.V.

UF de Schilde B.V.

Taxi de Roo B.V.

Mooy Logistics B.V.

Mooy Beheer B.V.

1dayfly.com

Etam Group

Ruwaard van Puttenziekenhuis

Commercial, corporate and M&a Tier 5

With offices in Luxembourg, Beijing and Shanghai, Buren fields a substantial international practice, which is supported by its referral network. Pieter van den Berg in The Hague, and Paul Deloo and Steven van der Waal in Amsterdam are the senior advisers in the group, who provide domestic and international clients with the full range of corporate, notarial and tax expertise. The team also advises on mergers and acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures and private equity deals, and assists clients with financing, restructuring and shareholder matters. Paul Josephus Jitta joined from Heussen in February 2020.

Testimonials

They have a personal and dedicated approach to the clients with a small team of professionals. High professional standard and availability to discuss and promptly solve issues.

Key clients

VoloAgri

Cloud Technology Solutions

ABC Westland

Hanergy

Greenco

Park Plaza (PPHE)

KazMunayGas Exploration Production

Olin Corporation

Bausch Health

NMT Holding

Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 5

Buren is particularly known for its work on matters involving Chinese law or clients, with Chinese-qualified lawyers, including counsel Li Jiao, operating out of the Amsterdam office in addition to the firm's Beijing and Shanghai offices. Philip ter Burg heads the firm's Dutch litigation practice, which has seen notable recent instructions in the fields of follow-on damages, IP disputes and product liability.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

We work frequently with Li Jiao, based in Buren’s Amsterdam office. She is dedicated, friendly, prompt and clear, and alive to practicalities and commercial realities.

Key clients

Vermilion Energy Netherland B.V.

Interlink Metals & Chemicals AG

Priva Group

WarChild

Orthocenter N.V.

CPM Europe B.V.

Cathay Pacific Airways Limited

China Airlines

YangChun Village

Valvoline International, Inc

Jong Shyn Shipbuilding Group

Huawei Technologies

BEEQUIP B.V.

Nippon Suisan B.V.

Vesteda Investment Management B.V

Employment Tier 5

Suzan van de Kam heads the employment team at Buren, which is often instructed by international firms who do not have a presence in the Netherlands, and recently acted as local counsel in several reorganisations, union and works council negotiations, and related dismissals. The firm is active across the spectrum of employment law, handling all employment matters for several Dutch clients, from contract review up to litigation. At the junior level, Maaike Postma is highly recommended. Joost Quant departed the firm for Galatea Advocaten.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

The team at Buren are very knowledgeable but also understand the human factor, which is rare from a legal perspective.

Key clients

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc

Zeeman B.V.

Medux B.V.

Marsh B.V.

Planon B.V.

CPM Europe B.V

World Forum The Hague

PPHE Hotel Group

Contimeta B.V.

Eurofrigo B.V.

Real estate Tier 5

The 'highly skilled, professional and friendly' team at Buren stands out for its 'great attention to detail' and 'good internal communication'. Advice is provided on the development, purchase and lease of real estate projects, and the firm is also known for its specialist expertise in foreclosure auctions of real estate. Clients include A&O Hotels, ING and VolkerWessels. Key contacts at the firm are Gerbrand SchrickxKirsten Prick, who is experienced in international real estate transactions; and Jonathan Gal, a name to note for project development and lease matters.

Testimonials

The team is very responsive and always provides exactly what is needed.

Great attention to detail and they really understand what is needed from a business perspective.

Highly skilled, professional and friendly.

Very accurate team.

Very in-depth and professional knowledge.

It is a large office with many different areas of expertise. The different fields of expertise have good contact with each other. A cross-expertise question can be answered quickly in this way. Compared to other offices, the in-house expertise is considerable. People are also always willing to help.

We work with Kirsten Prick and Artie Chinnoe. They are both fully aware of the laws and regulations with regard to the work we have assigned to them. Both can also be approached for advice and they will pro-actively contact us if the situation gives them cause to do so.

Practical and no-nonsense approach.

Good internal communication and hand-over amongst the various team members. This also applies to cases where advice is required in different legal areas where they utilise their all-round team with (solicitor) colleagues covering different legal areas. In addition they have strong ties with third-party service providers like translators for legal documentation and overseas legal advice.

Consistent output and good dependability. Kirsten Prick and Lous Vervuurt do not shy away from sharing their thoughts and personal views on our sometimes atypical and complex questions.

Key clients

A&O Hotels

ABC Westland

ABN AMRO

AINA Hospitality

Assets

BAM

Booking.com

Cabot Partners

De Vries en Verburg

Fiduciam

Fresch Real Estate

Hillgate

ING

Nationale Nederlanden

Planon

PPHE Hotel Group

Reshape Property

Schouten Bouw

Stadgenoot

Staedion

Reinier de Graaf Groep

Thuismakers

Vesteda Investment Management

VolkerWessels

Zeilstra Vastgoed

WoonHolland

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, 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: 16
Number of Lawyers: 75
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. 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 & 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 & Benefits: 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. 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.

BUREN Practice Areas:
■ Agriculture
■ Banking & Finance
■ Civil Law Notary
■ Commercial Contracting
■ Corporate
■ 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
■ Tax

Regional Focus:
■ China
■ Germany/Austria
■ Japan
■ Latin-America
■ Russia/CIS
■ 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.

Department Name Email Telephone
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, Investment Management, Corporate and M&A, Latin America, Cees-Frans Greeven c.greeven@burenlegal.com +352 2644 0919 21
Tax, Diplomat Desk, M&A and Private Equity Tax, Russia/CIS Peter van Dijk p.vandenberg@burenlegal.com +31 70 318 4834
M&A and Private Equity, Latin-America, Corporate, Dispute Resolution Paul A. Josephus Jitta p.josephusjitta@burenlegal.com +31 70 318 4200
Banking and finance, Capital Markets, Corporate Lous Vervuurt l.vervuurt@burenlegal.com +31 70 318 4299
Corporate, M&A, Private Equity Tjeerd Aghina t.aghina@burenlegal.com +31 70 318 4836
Civil Law Notary, Corporate, M&A, Privat Equity Robrecht Timmermans r.timmermans@burenlegal.com +31 20 333 8394
Commercial Contracting, Dispute resolution, IP&IT Philip ter Burg p.terburg@burenlegal.com +31 70 318 4828
Employment & Benefits Suzan van de Kam s.vandekam@burenlegal.com +31 70 318 4297
Employment & Benefits Epke Spijkerman e.spijkerman@burenlegal.com +31 20 333 8393
Civil Law Notary, Real estate Gerbrand Schrickx g.schrickx@burenlegal.com +31 70 318 4200
Dispute Resolution, Real estate Jonathan Gal j.gal@burenlegal.com +31 20 333 8390
Corporate, Restructuring and insolvency Martijn Vermeeren m.vermeeren@burenlegal.com +31 70 318 4200
Agriculture, Commercial Contracting, Corporate, Dispute Resolution, IP & IT, FDI China, China Jan Holthuis j.holthuis@burenlegal.com +86 21 61730388
Corporate, Investment Management, Real Estate, Tax David Córdova d.cordova@burenlegal.com +352 2644 0919 22
Civil Law Notary, Real estate Kirsten Prick k.prick@burenlegal.com +31 70 318 4200
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Tjeerd Aghina  photo Mr Tjeerd Aghina Tjeerd specializes in mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and financing transactions. Tjeerd has…
Mr Ruud Brunninkhuis  photo Mr Ruud Brunninkhuis Ruud Brunninkhuis has a focus on (international) insolvency law and corporate law.…
Mr Paul Deloo  photo Mr Paul Deloo Paul Deloo is specialized in general and notarial corporate law. His practice…
Mr Jonathan Gal  photo Mr Jonathan Gal Jonathan Gal specializes in real estate transactions, project development, construction and lease.…
Mr Cees-Frans Greeven  photo Mr Cees-Frans Greeven Partner.
Mrs Ingrid Haan de  photo Mrs Ingrid Haan de Senior Associate
Mrs Friederike Henke  photo Mrs Friederike Henke Friederike Henke is specialized in (international) corporate law, M&A, financing, reorganizations and…
Mr Jan Holthuis  photo Mr Jan Holthuis Jan Holthuis is an experienced advisor in China related cross-border M&A transactions…
Mrs Li Jiao  photo Mrs Li Jiao Counsel
Mr Paul A. Josephus Jitta  photo Mr Paul A. Josephus Jitta Paul A. Josephus Jitta, partner and lawyer at BUREN, specializes in (inter)…
Mr Kenji Okano - Heijmans  photo Mr Kenji Okano - Heijmans Senior Associate
Mrs Anne-Marie Oomen  photo Mrs Anne-Marie Oomen Anne-Marie Oomen specializes in family law, inheritance and estate planning and has extensive…
Mr Kirsten Prick  photo Mr Kirsten Prick Kirstin Prick specialises in real estate law. She is highly experienced in…
Mr Laurens Prickartz  photo Mr Laurens Prickartz Laurens Prickartz specialises in insolvency law and corporate law. He also advises…
Mr Gerbrand Schrickx  photo Mr Gerbrand Schrickx Gerbrand Schrickx, partner and civil law notary at BUREN, has extensive expertise in…
Mr Epke Spijkerman  photo Mr Epke Spijkerman Epke Spijkerman, partner and lawyer at BUREN, specializes in employment and employee…
Mr Robrecht Timmermans  photo Mr Robrecht Timmermans Dr. Robrecht Timmermans, partner and candidate civil law notary, specialises in Dutch…
Mr Martijn Vermeeren  photo Mr Martijn Vermeeren Martijn Vermeeren’s, partner and lawyer at BUREN, practice includes insolvency law and corporate law.…
Mr Lous Vervuurt  photo Mr Lous Vervuurt Lous Vervuurt, lawyer at BUREN, specializes in business law and financial law (banking and…
Mrs Jing Ling Wang  photo Mrs Jing Ling Wang Senior Associate
Mr Peter van Dijk  photo Mr Peter van Dijk Peter van Dijk, partner and lawyer at BUREN, specializes in setting up corporate structures…
Mr Tibert van Herk  photo Mr Tibert van Herk Tibert van Herk specializes in international and national corporate notarial law. He…
Mr Stefan van Wijk  photo Mr Stefan van Wijk Stefan van Wijk focuses on insolvency law, financing and securities and commercial…
Mr Suzan van de Kam  photo Mr Suzan van de Kam Suzan, partner and lawyer at BUREN, advises on a full spectrum of complex…
Mr Pieter van den Berg  photo Mr Pieter van den Berg Pieter van den Berg is a lawyer and head of the M&A…
Mr Coen van der Mark  photo Mr Coen van der Mark Coen van der Mark specializes in (international) business law. He mainly specializes…
Mr Steven van der Waal  photo Mr Steven van der Waal Steven van der Waal advises national and international clients – both listed and…
Number of lawyers : 75
Chinese
Dutch
English
French
German
Japanese
Luxembourgish
Russian
Slovenian
Spanish
Ukrainian
Other offices : Beijing
Other offices : The Hague
Other offices : Luxembourg
Other offices : Shanghai