Firm Profile > Biesheuvel Jansen advocaten > Amsterdam, Netherlands

Biesheuvel Jansen advocaten
Stadionweg 137
1077 SL Amsterdam
Netherlands

Energy: regulatory Tier 3

Biesheuvel Jansen advocaten enjoys a good reputation for handling transactions, a wide range of projects including on- and offshore wind parks, hydrogen, biomass and biogas facilities and solar parks as well as regulatory matters. Practice head Rutger Jansen has been involved in several key matters representing ENGIE and INB Group regarding various projects and transactions.

Practice head(s):

Rutger Jansen

Key clients

ENGIE

OrangeGas

Oudelandertocht

Groettocht

Green Investment Group

AquaVenture

BiogasPlus

INB Group

Energiefonds Overrijssel

Waardtocht

Waterkaaptocht

Sungevity

Dutch & Co

Port of Ghent

RAI Amsterdam

Sunrock Investments

Itochu Corporation (TYO: 8001; also NSE, FSE and SSE. NASDAQ: ITOCY)

GF Energy (the Dutch subsidiary of Verdo Energy ALS, Denmark)

Kuminda

Tank Storage Amsterdam

Rooftop Energy

Windmediairs

Batavia Energie

European Development Finance Institutions (EDFI)

Energy: transactional Tier 3

Primarily focusing on transactions and projects in respect of on and offshore wind parks, hydrogen, biomass and biogas facilities as well as solar park, Biesheuvel Jansen advocaten is involved in a number of energy transactions for Engie and INB Group. Practice head and name partner Rutger Jansen stands out as an 'excellent M&A and energy lawyer who is a hard and loyal worker and has extensive experience in the energy sector.'

Practice head(s):

Rutger Jansen

Other key lawyers:

Inge Timmerman; Rianna Dekkers; Lisette Enthoven

Testimonials

From the start they were able to participate in the discussions and added value to the agreements. Keeping focused on our interest, they were able to find common grounds on hard topics. The combination of Rutger and Inge was very strong and we will for sure go to them a next time.

They comes with a HOW and WHY solution and not with the question how we think it should be done.

A benefit of Biesheuvel Jansen advocaten is that you get the personal attention of the partners, which all have extensive experience in M&A and energy matters. The team has in-depth knowledge of M&A transactions and the energy sector in general.

We mostly work with Rutger Jansen (trusted advisor when it comes to corporate and energy matters). He is an excellent M&A and energy lawyer who is a hard and loyal worker and has extensive experience in the energy sector (particularly in M&A transactions and renewable projects (such as wind, biomass and solar). A strength of Rutger Jansen is that he understands the business and financial rationale behind an energy M&A transaction or project which enables him to swiftly translate our desired business and financial terms in the documentation.’

I also recommend Inge Timmerman for M&A and energy work, because she is committed and knows her stuff.

Hands on team, flexible and pragmatic. Enthusiastic, and competent. Cheaper than larger offices.

‘They bring value for money. Enthusiastic, competent, result driven individuals.

Key clients

OrangeGas

Oudelandertocht

Groettocht

Green Investment Group

AquaVenture

BiogasPlus

INB Group

Energiefonds Overrijssel

Waardtocht

Waterkaaptocht

Sungevity

Dutch & Co

Port of Ghent

RAI Amsterdam

Sunrock Investments

Itochu Corporation

GF Energy

Kuminda

Tank Storage Amsterdam

Rooftop Energy

Windmediairs

Batavia Energie

European Development Finance Institutions (EDFI)

Private equity Tier 4

The 'easy to approach' private equity team at Biesheuvel Jansen advocaten focuses on cross-border and structurally complex transactions. Apart from Dutch and foreign private equity houses, the firm's clientele ranges from local companies to investors and large public corporates. Quirijn Biesheuvel, who 'keeps the big picture in mind' leads the team. Wouter Brugma joined the firm in April 2019, while Babette Waltman arrived in September 2019. Both were previously at Rutgers & Posch.

Practice head(s):

Quirijn Biesheuvel

Other key lawyers:

Rutger Jansen; Inge Timmerman; Rianna Dekkers; Babette Waltman

Testimonials

Very strong partner involvement. Not as with some other firms where the partner has more of a commercial role and most of the work gets done by junior team members. Highly experienced in the Dutch mid-market, also when there is an international angle. They know how to deal with more complex transaction situations.

Small and agile yet extremely knowledgeable. Easy to approach. There was an immediate trust and understanding and good working relationship.

Flexible, extremely motivated, highly skilled, reasonable fees, focus on deal-making and not frustrating the process, honest and fair.

They have a very senior team and have extensive experience in PE/VC transactions, also on the commercial side of it. They offer more than just legal advice – they fully coordinate and manage transactions which give the company/investors more time to focus on other things. Furthermore, speed is a key word in their approach. What also really helped us as a fast growing company (in various countries in Europe) is their global network. Because they worked at firms as Stibbe and Freshfields and regularly act in international transactions their global network is good and they let us benefit from it.

It’s a small practice but with higly unique and talented laywers. They have a lot of experience in negotiation in private equity areas in a way which is constructive to the process. They are not after writing as much as possible hours like most larger firms do, but after quality, effectiveness and making the best deal possible for me as a client (and also the fair advise not to deal when the deal is not good enough). For me the company became highly valuable since I changed from the big corporate firms to this one.

Quirijn Biesheuvel – Commercial, pragmatic and hands-on approach; knows how to deal with entrepreneurs; very involved in all of the details, but also keeps the big picture in mind and very engaged and highly efficient.

Quirjin Biesheuvel – He is a pragmatic, specialist who has a fast and sharp mind. Is able to quickly show me as a client when a proposition is standard and acceptable or when there is the need or possibility for negotiation. Although law is his trade, it’s my business and ideas which are most important to him. He is able to set a balanced list of discussion points in a complex contract negotiation, setting clear goals to achieve per meeting. He is clearly respected for his knowledge by the other parties lawyers. Sometimes his focus on the legal logic of a contract creates some tensions between parties.

Quirijn Biesheuvel – He’s really quick up to speed and has a detailed view on the situation and can then map it onto his experience and advise. During the final negotiations and closing he was always on the ball making sure we did not lose focus.

Rutger Jansen is our trusted advisor, not only legal but also strategic. He is not only an excellent M&A, PE and VC lawyer, but also business savvy and a strong negotiator. He is very responsive and available 24/7 (including the weekend). He is guiding us through difficult processes of M&A and venture capital transactions and corporate governance. One of this associates Rianna Dekkers is also recommend.

Wouter Brugma is my lawyer and is always as honest, clear and helpful as always. In comparison to competitors: he is not hiding beyond a secretary or else, he picks up the phone directly himself, always able to talk the same day to discuss any concerns, clear view of what is happening and very sharp analytics of the case involved. I find that qualities I did not experience frequently with other law firms I do business with for PE cases.

Rutger Jansen – a trusted advisor to our venture fund helping us on all aspects of dealmaking, from term sheets to deal documentation, management agreements and management incentive schemes. Always works from a true understanding of how we wish to work and operate, allowing for us to focus on the business opportunity during a deal proces instead of spending too much time on things (eg documentation, etc) that distract from the opportunity at hand.

Key clients

ARCUS Capital AG

Breed Reply

Credo Ventures

EnCare Biotech

Energiefonds Overijssel

Gadeta

Gate Invest

Health Innovations

Horizons Ventures

Ice Lake Capital

INKEF Capital

InnovationQuarter

Investion

Karmijn Kapitaal

MedFinance

Noaber Ventures

Philips Health Technology Ventures (subsidiary of Koninklijke Philips N.V.)

Slingshot Ventures

Standard Investment

Trigentis

Vesalius Biocapital

Commercial, corporate and M&a Tier 5

Biesheuvel Jansen advocaten fields a highly rated team, which is 'agile and flexible'. Quirijn Biesheuvel, who has 'great expertise and is good value for money and business minded' jointly heads up the practice, which is 'creative and solution oriented', with Wouter Brugma. The team handles high-profile transactions with cross-border elements alongside a range of domestic deals.

Practice head(s):

Quirijn Biesheuvel; Wouter Brugma

Testimonials

Biesheuvel Jansen advocaten are, based on my experience, highly professional and very competent in the relevant practice. Our cooperation and their assistance is always excellent. I would highlight also their flexibility, they are always ready to meet even the tight deadlines.’

‘Very strong partner involvement. Not as with some other firms where the partner has more of a commercial role and most of the work gets done by junior team members. Highly experienced in the Dutch mid-market, also when there is an international angle. They know how to deal with more complex transaction situations. Small and agile yet extremely knowledgeable. Easy to approach. There was an immediate trust and understanding and good working relationship.’

‘Small boutique M&A firm. Good quality, great firm for smaller deals, e.g. advising management on buy out transactions.’

‘Quirijn Biesheuvel has great expertise, value for money, hands on, customer oriented, affordable rates. Very service oriented, business minded, straight to the point!’

‘Great team! Good high quality lawyers that understand the deal and contribute in a constructive manner. Also good sparring partners in deal structuring and negotiation.’

‘Biesheuvel Jansen advocaten is a relatively small firm with a very interesting M&A practice. They are involved in huge deals but also smaller sized deals.’

‘We work with them on a frequent basis and our view is that the lawyers are smart but overall very pragmatic and goal driven. Also, their hourly rates are still competitive in relation to the bigger (international) firms.’

‘They have a very senior team and have extensive experience in PE/VC transactions, also on the commercial side of it. They offer more than just legal advice – they fully coordinate and manage transactions which give the company/investors more time to focus on other things. Furthermore, speed is a key word in their approach. What also really helped us is their global network.’

‘High-quality people, proven track record, strong team. What differentiates them from other firms is that they do not only do M&A but also have a strong projects team.’

‘Biesheuvel Jansen has a senior-led team that has a lot of experience in cross-border M&A transactions, including in the energy sector. In my opinion they offer us the best of both worlds: the excellent service of a top tier firm combined with the partner attention and entrepreneurial approach of a boutique firm (including reasonable fees). The team has in-depth knowledge of M&A transactions and the energy sector in general.’

Key clients

Ace & Tate

Aeves Holding B.V.

AfriqVentures

ALSO Holding AG

ARCUS Capital AG

Barentz International

Beuk Horeca

Blokker

Burger King Netherlands

Cellnex Telecom

Corrosion

Credo Ventures

DiningCity

EnCare Biotech B.V.

ENGIE

ENGIE LNG Solutions

Gadeta B.V.

GeoPhy

Guidon Nederland

HeadFirst Source Group

Horizons Ventures

Ice Lake Capital

INKEF Capital B.V.

Investion

Joolz

Karmijn Kapitaal

Koninklijke Philips

Karmijn Kapitaal

Koninklijke Philips

LR Systems

MX3D

NordeonGroup

OrangeGas

Pharming Group

Philips

Philips Healthtech Ventures

Protelindo

RAI Amsterdam

Slingshot Growth Fund B.V.

Value Maritime

VANMOOF Global Holding

Vroon

Biesheuvel Jansen advocaten (attorneys-at-law) is a corporate niche firm based in Amsterdam specialised in mergers & acquisitions (transactions) and projects (energy & infrastructure).

Transactions (M&A)

Biesheuvel Jansen assists companies (public and private), PE/VC parties and investors. Our clients engage our firm for pragmatic legal advice and hands-on approach in mergers and acquisitions, in particular cross border transactions. In addition, we advise our clients in investment rounds, reorganisations and joint ventures. Biesheuvel Jansen advocaten is a one-stop shop. We will procure that within a transaction all legal aspects are covered (with legal experts domestic and abroad), including competition law, employment law, privacy and tax matters. Our experience and extensive network abroad allow us to engage the relevant specialists also internationally.

Projects

Our senior-led projects team advises on all phases of a project and boasts vast experience in the power and renewables, resources, infrastructure, industrial and agricultural sectors. We regularly act for utilities, developers and investors that are involved in the development, financing, construction, operational or decommissioning phase of a project.

We offer our clients the best of both worlds: the excellent service of a top tier firm combined with the partner attention and entrepreneurial approach of a boutique firm. Within the same mindset our ambition is to be a law firm where all our clients benefit from our extensive know-how and global network.

Our projects team is highly recommend for transactional and regulatory work in the energy sector.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate and M&A Quirijn Biesheuvel quirijn.biesheuvel@bjtk-law.com 0031203080904
Corporate and M&A Wouter Brugma wouter.brugma@bjtk-law.com 0031203080908
Private Equity/Venture Capital Quirijn Biesheuvel quirijn.biesheuvel@bjtk-law.com 0031203080904
Private Equity/Venture Capital Wouter Brugma wouter.brugma@bjtk-law.com 0031203080908
Commercial contracts Quirijn Biesheuvel quirijn.biesheuvel@bjtk-law.com 0031203080904
Commercial contracts Wouter Brugma wouter.brugma@bjtk-law.com 0031203080908
Energy Regulatory Rutger Jansen rutger.jansen@bjtk-law.com 0031203080905
Energy Regulatory Inge Timmerman inge.timmerman@bjtk-law.com 0031203080903
Energy Transactional Rutger Jansen rutger.jansen@bjtk-law.com 0031203080905
Energy Transactional Inge Timmerman inge.timmerman@bjtk-law.com 0031203080903
Infrastructure (projects) Rutger Jansen rutger.jansen@bjtk-law.com 0031203080905
Venture Capital Rianna Dekkers rianna.dekkers@bjtk-law.com 0031203080928
Corporate and M&A Babette Waltman babette.waltman@bjtk-law.com 0031203080912
Photo Name Position Profile
Advocate  Quirijn Biesheuvel photo Advocate Quirijn Biesheuvel
Advocate Wouter Brugma  photo Advocate Wouter Brugma
Advocate Rianna Dekkers  photo Advocate Rianna Dekkers
Advocate Rutger Jansen  photo Advocate Rutger Jansen
Advocate Inge Timmerman  photo Advocate Inge Timmerman
Advocate Babette Waltman  photo Advocate Babette Waltman
Lawyers : 6
Paralegal : 2
Director : 1
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