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Netherlands

Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 6

Ploum

The β€˜service-oriented, no-nonsense’ team at Ploum β€˜handles small, medium-sized and large transactions very well’. β€˜Effective negotiator’ Tom Ensink is β€˜attentive to detail while retaining a global perspective’; he heads the practice with civil law notary Jolande van Loon. Albert Wiggers and Stephan Sluijters are also highly active. Clients include Macquarie Capital, BayWa Agrar International and Nuon.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 4

Ploum

The β€˜fast, flexible and creative’ department at Ploum is β€˜hands-on, friendly and very professional’. β€˜Highly knowledgeable’ group head Rutger Ploum is noted for his β€˜responsiveness, political savvy and spot-on risk assessments’; he handles day-to-day employment matters for Unilever and Rabobank. Peter de Waal assisted GEA with its global restructuring.

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Environment and planning
Environment and planning - ranked: tier 2

Ploum

Evides, Shell Nederland Raffinaderij and the municipality of Nissewaard are among Ploum’s clients. Group head Maayke Maas-Cooymans advised Boskalis on the environment and planning aspects of its Brouwerseiland project. Of counsel Jaap Feenstra is noted for his knowledge of EU environmental law.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 3

Ploum

Ploum’s department is praised for its β€˜particularly strong inter-departmental work’. β€˜Very friendly, solution-driven’ group head Natalie Vloemans acted for Peinemann on the insurance and liability aspects of the collapse of two of its cranes in 2015. Other clients include Allianz and Westenburg.

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Netherlands: Energy

Transactional
Energy: Transactional - ranked: tier 2

Ploum

The β€˜pragmatic, business-minded, hands-on’ team at Ploum counts Maas Capital Renewables and Stedin among its clients. Group head and β€˜very strong negotiator’ Stephan Sluijters acted for Nuon-Vattenfall on the sale of its industry park in Emmen to Getec.

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Netherlands: Intellectual property

Trade marks, copyrights and design rights
Intellectual property: Trade marks, copyrights and design rights - ranked: tier 4

Ploum

Ploum’s department is led by Willem Leppink, who acted for Western Digital on its multi-jurisdictional anti-counterfeiting scheme, and represented Jacobs Douwe Egberts in several domain name cases. Other clients include Harley-Davidson and Coty. Sabin Tigu is a recommended associate.

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