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Rutgers & Posch

Netherlands > Banking and finance: asset finance and structured finance Tier 3

Rutgers & Posch combines its financial and capital markets expertise to act for clients on a range of securitisations, including RMBS securitisations, car lease securitisations and general warehouse financing. Covered bonds transactions are also handled by the firm. Its longstanding client base includes Dutch and international financial institutions, transport-related companies, and several emerging fintech platforms. Practice head Kees Westermann, who is also an expert in restructuring and insolvency, jointly leads the securitisation side of the practice with counsel Vasco Hoving. Senior associate Maarten Ahsmann assists with the firm’s work, specialising in syndicated lending, acquisition finance and real estate finance.

Practice head(s):

Kees Westermann

Other key lawyers:


‘Very well-networked team within the structured finance community, which increases their depth of knowledge.’

‘The team continually considered the commercial and operational impact of deal choices. They also did not fail to be critical and to continuously ask whether we were actually aware of the impact of certain choices we made in the deal.’

‘Kees Westermann advised us very well and was able to master the intricacies of the entire deal very quickly. He also helped us understand what the deal actually entailed.’

‘The firm was constantly looking for alignment and not just going for the legal aspect on our deal, making strategic choices towards the other party with the least impact for us and ultimately the best deal.’

‘Boutique legal firm in the Dutch market that can easily compete with the big law firms in specific fields, structured finance being one of them. Kees Westermann runs a very knowledgeable practice and is involved in many of the transactions.’

‘Kees Westermann has decades of relevant experience and a very sharp legal mind.’

Key clients

IQ EQ Structured Finance B.V.

Terberg Business Lease Group B.V.

Van Lanschot Kempen N.V.

International Car Lease Holding B.V.

Quion Group B.V.

Lender & Spender B.V.

Capayable B.V.

Dutch Mortgage Portfolio Management B.V.

Bunq B.V.

European Covered Bond Council

Work highlights

  • Advised fintech and buy-now-pay-later provider Capayable B.V. (in3) on its warehouse financing involving Waterfall Asset Management as senior lender.
  • Advised fintech and consumer credit provider Lender & Spender on its warehouse financing involving auxmoney as equity investor and junior lender and BNP Paribas as senior lender.
  • Advising the European Covered Bond Council (ECBC) and several international banks which are members of the ECBC and the Energy Efficient Mortgage Initiative. The firm liaised with the European Commission regarding the draft recast EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive to promote green mortgages and green covered bonds, and submitted an amendment proposal to the rapporteur of the draft directive of the European Parliament.

Netherlands > Employment Tier 5

Rutgers & Posch has an integrated employment practice covering pensions and corporate employment matters for the firm’s transactional clients, as well as advising on reorganisations, dismissals and works council negotiations. The practice is led by Tijmen Noordoven, Inge De Laat and Dirk Jan Rutgers.

Practice head(s):

Tijmen Noordoven; Inge de Laat; Dirk Jan Rutgers


‘The approach of the team is very professional and at the same time very personal. They always have a positive attitude. Even the most difficult cases get a light touch and that helps a lot and makes working with this team very worthwhile. They never disappoint me.’

‘I’ve worked with Dirk Rutgers for more than 15 years now. The results are always there and I feel supported in every single case. Rutgers is always available when necessary, as is his team. Tijmen Noordoven is also very dedicated, as is Inge de Laat. They are all very professional, hardworking and smart people and on top of that they are very good communicators.’

‘I really like the practical mindset of Rutgers & Posch. They always think ahead and aim for the best solution.’

‘My contacts at the firm are really approachable, react fast and know my organisation well.’

Key clients

Works Council Centric

Brabant Groep

Euronext Amsterdam NV

Armada Music


Kuijpers & Kuijpers

Royal IHC

AEB Amsterdam

TMF Group


Media Markt Saturn Holding

FD Mediagroep

Work highlights

  • Advising Royal IHC (a Dutch shipbuilder operating internationally) on all the employment aspects of its second reorganisation.
  • Assisted CLIL Holding B.V. with the employment issues related to the sale of the Scholle INP packaging group for $1.53bn to Swiss-listed strategic buyer SIG Combibloc.
  • Advising insurance consultancy firm Kuijpers & Kuijpers and insurance company Quantum Leben on breaking down the monopoly of trade unions and employers’ organisations.

Netherlands > Commercial, corporate and M&a Tier 6

A ‘boutique firm with high-end expertise’, Rutgers & Posch acts for clients across the technology, financial services, life sciences and healthcare sectors on private M&A, joint ventures and corporate governance matters. Lennaert Posch leads the team alongside Matthijs van den Broek and Bas Visée. Bas Mees joined from Vriman M&A Lawyers and Anouk Oosterom from w+o advocaten in October 2022.

Practice head(s):

Lennaert Posch; Matthijs van den Broek; Bas Visée

Other key lawyers:

Bas Mees; Anouk Oosterom; Justus Fortuyn


‘Excellent team, value for money from different disciplines needed to complete successful M&A transactions. If more international legal advice is needed, R&P are able to source the quality advice required to do the job.’

‘Lennaert Posch is proactive on transactions and always available when needed.’

‘Boutique firm with high-end expertise. Down to earth and excellent to work with.’

‘Matthijs van den Broek has experience in M&As involving several shareholders and investors, works with humour and excellent negotiating skills to get the deal done.’

‘Justus Fortuyn is fast and diligent.’

Key clients


Shareholders of Magnus

Van Lanschot Kempen

MotorK PLC

Zorg van de Zaak Netwerk B.V.

Schaeffler Nederland B.V.

ETS Spoor Beheer B.V.

Rinkelberg Capital Ltd

Smitsair Vastgoed B.V.

PSOHub Ventures BV

The Hand Clinic Amsterdam B.V.

Ecotap B.V.

Edco Eindhoven

Crystal Peak Acquisition

Tandarts Today

McRock Capital

Primephonic B.V.

Work highlights

  • Assisted the shareholders of Edco Eindhoven with the part acquisition by Gilde Buy Out Partners.
  • Assisted CLIL Holding B.V. in relation to its sale of the Scholle INP packaging group for $1.53bn to Swiss listed strategic buyer SIG Combibloc.
  • Advised Zorg van de Zaak on the acquisition by Parcom Capital.

Netherlands > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation

With Huib Schrama and Rik Analbers leading Rutgers & Posch's litigation team, the firm continues to build its corporate disputes practice.

Netherlands > Restructuring and insolvency

Led by Loek Kerstens, Rutgers & Posch’s expanding team focuses on insolvency litigation, including liability disputes and fraud claims, in addition to the restructuring aspects of finance matters.

Rutgers & Posch is an independent multi-service law firm located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The firm was founded by partners from leading international firms in early 2013, and started with 11 lawyers.

Rutgers & Posch’s key principle is to provide clients with the top-quality service they would expect to receive from leading international law firms, combined with the personal attention, dedication and involvement typically provided by boutique firms.

This approach in advising and servicing clients has proven to be very successful; many national and international clients have found their way to Rutgers & Posch, and the firm has more than tripled over the last three years from 11 to 35 lawyers.

All lawyers at Rutgers & Posch are recognised experts in their respective areas of practice. With their experience, expertise and vision, they are able to come up with realistic and practical solutions to the clients’ legal issues. The services are customised to clients’ needs with a special focus on long-lasting relationships. The lawyers at Rutgers & Posch advise clients in a pragmatic way and keep lines of communication short. The teams are efficiently organised. One can expect a customised service for a fair and transparent price.

All the partners and associates are from leading international firms, including Freshfields, Stibbe, Houthoff Buruma, Allen & Overy, DLA Piper, Linklaters and De Brauw.

Rutgers & Posch has close relationships with top-tier international firms for cross-border work.

Areas of practice: Rutgers & Posch has in-depth expertise and experience in the fields of corporate law, finance and insolvency law, commercial law, employment law and litigation. The clients are national and international businesses in the profit and non-profit sector. Rutgers & Posch focuses on the key legal needs of clients, including the drafting of legal agreements, negotiating and co-ordinating transactions, and creating solutions for challenging legal issues and complex disputes. Rutgers & Posch also litigates matters in court and before tribunals, and advises on all employment law issues.

Corporate/M&A: Rutgers & Posch acts for corporates, and institutional and private equity investors in all types of M&A transactions, including strategic alliances and joint ventures, and further advises on commercial contracts. Besides this, the capital markets practice is extensive, advising on both equity capital markets and debt capital markets. The firm frequently advises on IPOs, rights issues, private takeovers, public takeover bids and joint ventures.

Finance and insolvency: Rutgers & Posch has an extended practice in this field, with a particular focus on banking, (debt) capital markets, financial regulatory and restructuring/insolvency (including court appointments). The firm acts for financial institutions, corporates, government bodies, rating agencies, funds, and other international public and private clients.

Litigation: this practice includes both (commercial and corporate) litigation and arbitration. The team has a special focus on cross-border work. Clients include national and international companies, insurers, banks and government institutions.

Employment and pensions: the employment team of Rutgers & Posch advises on a wide range of employment and pension matters, including reorganisations, transfer of undertaking and co-determination rules.

Corporate/M&A Lennaert 6 2237 8282
Corporate/M&A Matthijs van den 6 1250 4232
Corporate/M&A Bas Visé 6 5154 9127
Corporate/M&A Bas 6 1070 9142
Corporate/M&A Anouk 6 2155 6020
Banking & Finance: Structured Finance Kees 6 2906 5847
Employment, Pensions & Benefits Inge de 6 1092 4642
Employment, Pensions & Benefits Dirk Jan 6 8325 5899
Employment, Pensions & Benefits Tijmen 6 3984 5770
Dispute Resolution Rik 6 1172 3929
Dispute Resolution Huib 6 5357 3630
Restructuring & Insolvency Loek 6 1057 1118
Number of lawyers : 35
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