Heussen B.V. > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Firm Profile

Heussen B.V.
DE ENTREE 139-141
1101 HE AMSTERDAM
Netherlands

Netherlands > Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 4

Heussen B.V. is particularly known for handling cross-border banking and finance transactions for foreign and multinational clients. Martijn Koot leads the team, whose transactional experience spans areas such as trade finance, structured finance and commodities finance. It recently handled matters for corporate borrowers operating in areas such as digital/technology, chemicals, mining and hospitality. The group also includes Tim Schreuders and recently promoted partner Sandy van der Schaaf.

Practice head(s):

Martijn Koot

Testimonials

‘Lawyers are well versed in their area and responsive to legal concerns of Canadian and US entities. We are able to place a lot of trust in their team to get the job done.’

‘Tim B. Schreuders, Martijn B. Koot and Sandy van der Schaaf are among the best at what they do. They are dynamic, forward-thinking lawyers who are proactive to client problems.’

‘Heussen’s banking team integrates broad experience across industries and practices which allows them to capably support complex cross-border transactional projects. They are efficient and responsive. Heussen is my go-to law firm in the Netherlands for banking and finance matters.’

‘Sandy van der Shaaf, the recently promoted partner, is an outstanding lawyer, very client-oriented and always available to assist. Martijn Koot, the lead partner of the banking and finance team, is also an outstanding legal professional.’

Key clients

Agnico Eagle Mines Limited

Littelfuse, Inc.

Belden Inc.

Vantage Drilling International

Yamana Gold Inc.

International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF)

Essity

Sutherland Global

Work highlights

  • Acted as Dutch legal counsel to Sutherland Global, a leading process transformation company, on the refinancing of its existing credit facility, involving a large number of different jurisdictions.

Netherlands > Banking and finance: lender or arranger side Tier 4

Led by Martijn Koot, the team at Heussen B.V. excels in handling complex financings and restructurings with a cross-border dimension. Its expertise spans areas such as syndicated lending, acquisition and leveraged finance, structured finance and project finance. Koot works with Sandy van der Schaaf, who is dual-qualified in the Netherlands and Germany, and leads the firm’s German desk. In addition, Tim Schreuders is another key individual.

Practice head(s):

Martijn Koot

Testimonials

‘Heussen’s banking team integrates broad experience across industries and practices which allows them to capably support complex cross-border transactional projects. They are efficient and responsive. Heussen is my go-to law firm in the Netherlands for banking and finance matters.’

‘Sandy van der Shaaf, the recently promoted partner, is an outstanding lawyer, very client-oriented and always available to assist. Martijn Koot, the lead partner of the banking and finance team, is also an outstanding legal professional.’

Work highlights

  • Acted as Dutch local counsel to The Bank of Nova Scotia, on the replacement of Centerra Gold Inc.’s previously existing $500m revolving credit facility by a $400m four-year revolving credit facility plus a $200m accordion feature.

Netherlands > Commercial, corporate and M&a Tier 4

A firm with offices in Amsterdam, Germany and Italy, Heussen B.V. is particularly active on the cross-border front, with dedicated desks for China, Japan, North America, Spain, Latin America and Sweden. Stan Robbers  counts M&A, joint ventures and reorganisations among his core strengths, overseeing a department which is well-regarded for its capacity in energy, natural resources, health, social care, retail and technology-related deals.

Practice head(s):

Stan Robbers

Other key lawyers:

Martijn Koot; Tim Schreuders; Juliëtte Schueler

Testimonials

‘Not only is the level of legal support comforting, the team’s approach is to be pro-active and advise on improvements to better achieve what is required. Support is also timely in that the required support is provided in advance of when required.’

‘Tim Schreuders knows our group of companies and what we are trying to achieve and appears always available to discuss technical issues as we work through the Dutch legislation and is always willing to advise on a better approach.’

‘Very competent team, and customer-oriented. They know what the client need and always deliver in time with high quality.’

‘Juliëtte Schuler; she materialises the above qualities in person. She is extremely responsive, we often require assistance at fairly short notice, and always receive what we need in time. Her authorisation as notary is highly useful, as we work with quite a number of documentation in foreign countries that are subject to requirements to notarise or legalise. Her advice and assistance in corporate law matters is best in class.’

‘Excellent corporate team, very proactive. Great coverage on China related matters.’

‘Stan Robbers coordinates all our work – he is very hands on and service-minded’

‘Great expertise and experience in corporate related legal matters. Prompt responses with details.’

‘Juliette Schueler – provides advice not only from legal perspectives but also from practical perspectives, great expertise and experience, diligent and cooperative. Martjin Koot is the same.’

Key clients

VodafoneZiggo

China Eastern

Yamana Gold

Enerpac Tool Group

Denham Capital

Agnico Eagle Mines

Belden

China Cosco Shipping

Essity

Anticimex

KidsFoundation

Chevron HK Ltd.

Beijing Konggang Hongyuan Logistics Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Goodwe Power Supply Technology Co., Ltd.

C&J Ned Auto B.V. (China National Machinery Import & Export Corporation and Anhui Jiangqi Investment Co., Ltd.)

Saur S.A.S.

Work highlights

  • Assisting Saur, a French company specialising in water management and leisure management, with the acquisition of Nijhuis Industries from Wega Invest.
  • Assisting KidsFoundation B.V. and its group companies in a series of acquisitions of several small childcare organisations, as a consequence of which KidsFoundation further expanded its position as leading childcare provider in the Netherlands.
  • Acting on behalf of Trioworld Industrier AB, a leading Swedish company in plastic packaging solutions, in connection with the acquisition of Flexoplast, a Dutch producer and developer of premium flexible packaging.

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.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Corporate law / M&A, Contract and commercial law Stan Ph. Robbersstan.robbers@heussen-law.nl+31 (0)20 312 2817
Corporate law / M&A Tim B. Schreuderstim.schreuders@heussen-law.nl+31 (0)20 312 2818
Banking & Finance, Corporate law / M&A Martijn B. Kootmartijn.koot@heussen-law.nl+31 (0)20 312 2815
Employment law Niels van Gelderniels.van.gelder@heussen-law.nl+31 (0)20 312 2816
Employment law Nils E.W. van Dijkmannils.van.dijkman@heussen-law.nl+31 (0)20 312 2811
Contract and commercial law, Corporate and commercial litigation Herman Ruiterherman.ruiter@heussen-law.nl+31 (0)20 312 2871
Corporate law / M&A Oscar W.J. Hoefnagelsoscar.hoefnagels@heussen-law.nl+31 (0)20 312 2803
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Mr Oscar Hoefnagels photo Mr Oscar HoefnagelsOscar is a civil-law notary and partner in the corporate law practice.…
Mrs Martijn Koot  photo Mrs Martijn Koot Martijn is a partner in the corporate law and banking & finance…
Mr Stan Robbers  photo Mr Stan Robbers Stan is a partner in the corporate law / M&A practice and…
Herman Ruiter  photo Herman Ruiter Herman is a senior associate in the contract and commercial law practice…
Tim Schreuders  photo Tim Schreuders Tim is a partner in the corporate law / M&A practice and…
Mr Nils van Dijkman  photo Mr Nils van Dijkman Nils is a partner in the employment law practice. He advises on…
Mr Niels van Gelder  photo Mr Niels van Gelder Niels is a partner in the employment law practice. He advises both…
Sandy van der Schaaf  photo Sandy van der Schaaf Sandy is a partner in the Banking & Finance practice, with a particular…
Number of lawyers (total) : 150
Number of lawyers Amsterdam office : 20
Chinese
Dutch
English
German
Japanese
Spanish
Swedish
AmCham (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:

– Chemicals

– Consumer Products & Retail

– Financial Services

– Healthcare & Life Sciences

– Oil & Gas

– Mining & Metals

– Power

Heussen’s North America desk is co-headed by Martijn B. Koot and Tim B. Schreuders.