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Heussen B.V.
DE ENTREE 139-141

Netherlands > Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 4

The banking and finance team at Heussen B.V. is highly recommended for cross-border matters relating to the energy and mining industries. Led by Martijn Koot, the team regularly advises on credit facilities, commodities financing, refinancing mandates, and note issuances, among other financial transactions. Sandy van der Schaaf is also an excellent source of advice on multi-jurisdictional financing matters, especially between Germany and the Netherlands.

Practice head(s):

Martijn Koot

Other key lawyers:

Tim Schreuders; Sandy van der Schaaf


‘The team is responsive and practical. They have a good handle on the issues involved in working with foreign counsel and a good handle on how the domestic issues impact international companies. They are well known and connected within the industry.’

‘Tim Schreuders and Martijn Koot are reliable and their advice is practical and sage. They have also brought up lawyers who are breaking into the space, including Sandy van der Schaaf.’

Key clients

Agnico Eagle Mines Limited

International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF)

Belden Inc.


Netherlands > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Heussen B.V.‘s commercial, corporate and M&A group has an established track record in handling cross-border mandates, and is known for its dedicated presence in China, Germany, Italy, Japan, North America and Sweden, to name a few jurisdictions. The team regularly acts on joint ventures, corporate reorganisations and M&A work. Practice head Stan Robbers is 'a fast thinker and a firm but friendly negotiator'. Rens Berrevoets is a key associate in the department.

Practice head(s):

Stan Robbers

Other key lawyers:

Martijn Koot; Rens Berrevoets; Oscar Hoefnagels


‘Very proactive, with a value for money attitude. They are always fast to respond and are my preferred referral firm in the region.’

‘Stan is my go-to person, and he always manages to find great people in the team to speak with on various specific matters.’

‘Very committed, available and skilled team. Associates are high-level and able to lead negotiations. We have been working with the team for 6 years and haven’t considered changing.’

‘Stan Robbers gives a lot of space to his associates so they develop well whilst always being available and ensuring that quality is guaranteed. He is very skilled and puts client interests first.’

‘Rens Berrevoets is like our own team member. Communication is great, and he is very skilled and able to lead negotiations.’

‘Stan Robbers plays a crucial role as the accountable partner in Heussen’s thriving Chinese practice, benefitting from an exceptional network. As a highly competent corporate lawyer, his expertise primarily lies in international areas.’

‘The Heussen teams works fast and has good market knowledge. That makes discussions on negotiation strategies in a M&A transactions constructive and they therefore bring added value to the table.’

‘Stan Robbers is a fast thinker and a firm but friendly negotiator. Martijn Koot always reacts quickly.’

Key clients

Tenaz Energy Corp.

China Eastern

Pan American Silver/Yamana Gold

Enerpac Tool Group

Denham Capital

Agnico Eagle Mines


China Cosco Shipping



Chervon HK Ltd.

Beijing Konggang Hongyuan Logistics Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Goodwe Power Supply Technology Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Tenaz Energy Corp. on the acquisition of a private company.
  • Advised KidsFoundation on a number of acquisition matters.
  • Advised Perstorp Holding AB on the Dutch law aspects of the acquisition of its shares by PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad.

Netherlands > Banking and finance: lender or arranger side Tier 5

Heussen B.V. has a strong international network that allows it to offer advice to multinational clients across the world, especially in jurisdictions in North America and Europe. Spearheaded by partner Martijn Koot, the team advises on asset-based lending, syndicated lending, and acquisition financing, among other transactional matters. Sandy van der Schaaf is recommended for her experience in handling complex cross-border financing mandates. Tim Schreuders is another standout member of the team.

Practice head(s):

Martijn Koot

Other key lawyers:

Sandy van der Schaaf; Tim Schreuders


‘Reliable service and competent advice.’

‘Prompt answers and a practical view of good solutions.’

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 desk, an Italian desk and a Dutch Caribbean 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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate law / M&A, Contract and commercial law Stan Ph. Robbers stan.robbers@heussen-law.nl +31 (0)20 312 2817
Corporate law / M&A Tim B. Schreuders tim.schreuders@heussen-law.nl +31 (0)20 312 2818
Banking & Finance, Corporate law / M&A Martijn B. Koot martijn.koot@heussen-law.nl +31 (0)20 312 2815
Employment law Niels van Gelder niels.van.gelder@heussen-law.nl +31 (0)20 312 2816
Employment law Nils E.W. van Dijkman nils.van.dijkman@heussen-law.nl +31 (0)20 312 2811
Contract and commercial law, Corporate and commercial litigation Herman Ruiter herman.ruiter@heussen-law.nl +31 (0)20 312 2871
Corporate law / M&A Oscar W.J. Hoefnagels oscar.hoefnagels@heussen-law.nl +31 (0)20 312 2803
Photo Name Position Profile
Oscar Hoefnagels photo Mr Oscar Hoefnagels Oscar is a civil-law notary and partner in the corporate law practice.…
Martijn  Koot photo Mrs Martijn Koot Martijn is a partner in the corporate law and banking & finance…
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…
Nils  van Dijkman photo Mr Nils van Dijkman Nils is a partner in the employment law practice. He advises on…
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) : 200
Number of lawyers Amsterdam office : 20
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
CCIO (Italian Chamber of Commerce for Holland)

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.