Firm Profile > Heussen B.V. > Amsterdam, Netherlands
Heussen B.V. Offices
DE ENTREE 139-141
1101 HE AMSTERDAM
Heussen B.V. > The Legal 500 Rankings
Other key lawyers:
Tim Schreuders; Sandy van der Schaaf
‘The Heussen team has an in-depth knowledge of cross-border financings involving multiple jurisdictions. They offer practical advice and solutions on complex issues. They know what it takes to get the deal done.’
‘The Heussen team is incredibly responsive. They are acutely aware of timing considerations, including differing time zones, and routinely go above and beyond expectations. They are also incredibly practical, routinely finding unique solutions to overcome obstacles. Their work product is always complete and we do not have to follow up with them for their deliverables.’
‘Excellent written communication skills coupled with first class command of their local law security regime. ’
‘Martijn Koot and Sandy van der Schaaf routinely assist our firm as local Dutch counsel. Notwithstanding the time zone difference between us, they are always available for a call, and consistently come prepared to add value.’
‘The Heussen team has been very valuable to us in assisting with complex matters related to financing. The Heussen team has the knowledge to help with all matters that arise and we continue to recommend Heussen. ’
‘Two individuals stand out to us at Heussen and they are: Martijn Koot; Sandy van der Schaaf.’
‘Heussen: very professional and experienced lawyers with a pragmatic vision of the law with a reduced bureaucracy.’
‘Hard working, experienced, not 9-5, practical, and good cost compared with firms of the same level.’
Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
Vantage Drilling International
Yamana Gold Inc.
Fotowatio Renewable Ventures
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF)
First Majestic Silver Corp.
Heussen B.V. is frequently instructed as local counsel in cross-border financing matters, with a range of multinational clients including prominent banks and funds. Martijn Koot leads the team, and is particularly experienced in matters involving US or Canadian law, jointly leading the firm’s US desk. At the more junior end, dual-qualified senior associate Sandy van der Schaaf heads the firm’s German desk.
Other key lawyers:
Sandy van der Schaaf
As a key name for cross-border corporate work among mid-sized firms, Heussen B.V. fields a ‘team of seasoned lawyers’ led by ‘go-to partner’ Stan Robbers. The group leverages its international desks, focused on mandates in China, Germany, Japan, North America, Spain and Latin America, and Sweden, and also has a dedicated notarial department. Other key practitioners include Martijn Koot, who co-leads the North America desk with Tim Schreuders, and civil law notary Juliëtte Schueler.
Other key lawyers:
Martijn Koot; Tim Schreuders; Juliëtte Schueler; Suzanne Beijersbergen
‘A corporate and HR boutique with a seasoned team of lawyers providing efficient transaction work.’
‘Stan Robbers offers smart and constructive advice on complex transactions, supported by an efficient team of lawyers.’
‘High level of expertise and experience. Quick responsiveness. Accurate.’
‘Juliëtte Schueler has enormous expertise and experience, still down-to-earth though.’
‘Young team led by Suzanne Beijersbergen (senior associate) dedicated to our SME buy and build strategy. Feels like they are part of an in-house M&A team. Very responsive and puts the client first.’
‘Suzanne Beijersbergen continues to deliver very quick turnaround of all documents and is very pragmatic.’
‘Heussen and Stan Robbers are always very responsive and deliver top quality advice at reasonable prices.’
‘Stan Robbers is very knowledgeable about European-Chinese relations and a great corporate lawyer. Stan is very focused on responsiveness, and is great in terms of doing joint business development.’
‘Internationally oriented law firm. What makes them unique is their international desks. The team is very responsive and meet their deadlines. Excellent partner involvement, hands-on approach.’
‘Stan Robbers is the go-to partner for M&A and corporate work. I consider him a very good corporate lawyer with an impressive international practice.’
Agnico Eagle Mines
China Cosco Shipping
Beijing Konggang Hongyuan Logistics Co.
Jiangsu Goodwe Power Supply Technology Co.
C&J Ned Auto B.V. (China National Machinery Import & Export Corporation and Anhui Jiangqi Investment Co.)
Enerpac Tool Group (fka Actuant Corporation)
Heussen B.V. > Firm Profile
Heussen Lawyers & Civil Law Notaries is an independent law firm based in Amsterdam advising on a broad spectrum of corporate and private client related legal matters. Its founders have all worked for large traditional Dutch law firms. With a network in three countries in Europe, spanning ten offices, Heussen provides fast, responsive and solution driven advice to clients seeking specialized expertise.
Heussen provides legal services of the highest quality standard without losing sight of practical issues or commercial considerations while making sure its clients always receive the personal attention they desire.
Heussen believes in a multi-disciplinary approach. Its lawyers have extensive experience in working together with other professional service providers, such as tax advisers, accountants and corporate finance consultants. Consequently, the firm not only understands their language, but also realizes that combining these strengths at an early stage is highly efficient and beneficial to its clients.
Heussen has a strong international focus. Its client base comprises large and medium-sized Dutch and foreign companies, whereby in particular clients from the United States and Canada, Europe and Asia (mainly Japan and Great China area) are well represented. To provide an excellent service to its clients the firm has established Chinese, Japanese, German and Swedish desks, headed by lawyers who are native speakers. There is also a North America and a Spain and Latin America desk.
Areas of practice: Corporate and corporate structuring: general corporate law matters, director’s liability, corporate governance, European company (SE), (cross-border) corporate structurings, contributions by and distributions to shareholders, audit and publication rules and requirements, (cross-border) legal mergers and demergers, capital increase and decrease, liquidation of Dutch companies and other legal persons, formation of Dutch companies and other legal persons, partnerships issuance of shares, migration of companies to and from the Netherlands.
M&A: buyer and vendor due diligence, joint-ventures and other corporate alliances, management and leveraged buy outs and buy ins, acquisitions, divestitures, pre- and post-deal structuring, private equity, shareholders’ agreements.
Banking and finance: structured finance, legal opinions, loans, bonds, notes and other finance documentation, security rights.
Contracts and commercial law: agency and distribution, general terms and conditions, customer relations, franchising, private international law, international sale and purchase of goods, intra-group agreements, partnerships, product liability.
Employment law: general employment and social security related issues, employee (stock) incentive plans, employment and assignment contracts, employment litigation, termination of employment contracts, industrial relations and collective labor agreements, international (cross-border) employment issues, works council issues, outsourcing and secondments, company transitions and transfer of an undertaking, reorganizations and collective dismissals.
Corporate and commercial litigation: liability issues, interpretation of contracts, breach of contract, tort litigation assessment, corporate and commercial litigation, insurance litigation, earn-out disputes, seizure of assets, summary proceedings, international disputes.
|Corporate law / M&A, Contract and commercial law||Stan Ph. Robbersfirstname.lastname@example.org||+31 (0)20 312 2817|
|Corporate law / M&A||Tim Schreudersemail@example.com||+31 (0)20 312 2818|
|Corporate law / M&A||Juliëtte Schuelerfirstname.lastname@example.org||+31 (0)20 312 2814|
|Banking & Finance, Corporate law / M&A||Martijn Kootemail@example.com||+31 (0)20 312 2815|
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Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers (total) : 150 Number of lawyers Amsterdam office : 25
LanguagesChinese Dutch English German Japanese Spanish Swedish
MembershipsAmCham (American Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands) DNHK (German - Netherlands Chamber of Commerce) JCC (Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the Netherlands) NCCC (Netherlands - Canada Chamber of Commerce) Swedish Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands
HEUSSEN strongly believes that a varied and diverse work culture, in which diversity is a key element, is essential to a successful business. The firm employs people with different nationality, race, religion, gender, background, origin and orientation and it will actively continue to seek and promote such a diversity. HEUSSEN believes in and actively supports the principle of equal opportunities in recruitment and career.
Furthermore HEUSSEN invests in its people to develop their professional skills and to encourage personal development, with a view to unlocking their individual talents and achieving their full potential.
In addition to our solid European and Asian (Chinese and Japanese) client base, Heussen B.V. also boasts a North-America desk and significant US and Canadian clientele. The lawyers who are active in our North America desk have extensive experience in dealing with US clients and understand the subtle cultural differences between doing business in the United States and in the Netherlands. All our lawyers are fluent in English.
Heussen’s North America desk has a proven record of success advising and assisting US clients with respect to all relevant legal aspects of acquiring a Dutch business, establishing a subsidiary or branch in the Netherlands or otherwise investing in the Netherlands as well as providing the necessary legal services to Dutch subsidiaries or branches of US companies already active on the Dutch market. We have advised and acted for both public and privately owned corporations, private equity firms and financial institutions in a variety of industries, including:
– Consumer Products & Retail
– Financial Services
– Healthcare & Life Sciences
– Oil & Gas
– Mining & Metals
Heussen’s North America desk is co-headed by Martijn B. Koot and Tim B. Schreuders.