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

Heussen B.V.
DE ENTREE 139-141

Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 4

Martijn Koot heads the finance team at Heussen B.V., and focuses her practice on cross-border syndicated lending, acquisition and leveraged financing mandates. Tim Schreuders is recommended for refinancing and other financial restructuring matters, particularly in connection with acquisitions. Cross-border matters are a particular strength for the firm, with dual-qualified senior associate Sandy van der Schaaf  heading up the German desk.

Practice head(s):

Martijn Koot

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.’

Key clients

Agnico Eagle Mines Limited

Littelfuse, Inc.

Belden Inc.

Vantage Drilling International

Yamana Gold Inc.

Fotowatio Renewable Ventures

International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF)

Endeavour Energy


First Majestic Silver Corp.

Banking and finance: lender or arranger side Tier 4

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.

Practice head(s):

Martijn Koot

Other key lawyers:

Sandy van der Schaaf

Commercial, corporate and M&a Tier 4

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 partnerStan 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.

Practice head(s):

Stan Robbers

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.’

Key clients

China Eastern

Yamana Gold

Denham Capital

Agnico Eagle Mines


China Cosco Shipping




Chervon HK

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)


ZetaDisplay AB

SAIC Motor

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate law / M&A, Contract and commercial law Stan Ph. Robbers +31 (0)20 312 2817
Corporate law / M&A Tim Schreuders +31 (0)20 312 2818
Corporate law / M&A Juliëtte Schueler +31 (0)20 312 2814
Banking & Finance, Corporate law / M&A Martijn Koot +31 (0)20 312 2815
Employment law Niels van Gelder +31 (0)20 312 2816
Employment law Nils van Dijkman +31 (0)20 312 2811
Contract and commercial law, Corporate and commercial litigation Herman Ruiter +31 (0)20 312 2871
Photo Name Position Profile
 Suzanne Beijersbergen  photo Suzanne Beijersbergen Suzanne is a senior associate in the corporate law / M&A 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…
 Juliëtte Schueler  photo Juliëtte Schueler Juliëtte is a civil-law notary and partner in the corporate law practice…
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 senior associate in the Banking & Finance practice, with…
Number of lawyers (total) : 150
Number of lawyers Amsterdam office : 25
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.