Firm Profile > HVG Law LLP > Rotterdam, Netherlands


Netherlands > Energy: regulatory Tier 3

HVG Law LLP is strategically aligned with EY Tax and is part of the global EY Law network. It handles international energy transactions, regulatory issues and litigation/arbitration. Practice head Sander Simonetti focuses on renewables, infrastructure and trading. Dick Weiffenbach left for an in-house role at the Association of Energy Grid Operators (Netbeheer Nederland).

Practice head(s):

Sander Simonetti

Key clients

Netherlands Climate Fund


Energy Park Pottendijk

Wind Park SwifterwinT & Wind Park Oostermoer

Pondera – renewable energy

NV Juva / Westland Infra

Association of Energy Grid Operators (Netbeheer Nederland)


Stedin Holding


Netherlands > EU and competition Tier 4

Under the leadership of Misha Lutje Beerenbroek, HVG Law LLP is singled out for its cartel work, merger control expertise and distribution and vertical restraints knowledge. The team also advises clients in the retail and consumer sectors and heavy industry arenas with notable experience acting for listed Japanese multinationals including Hitachi Construction Machinery Europe and Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift.

Practice head(s):

Misha Lutje Beerenbroek

Key clients



Coop Supermarkten


Alpro Comm V.A.

EY Assurance

Hitachi Construction Machinery Europe

Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift



Kawasaki Motors Europe


De Jong Verpakking


Netherlands > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 4

HVG Law LLP’s broad expertise includes corporate restructurings and insolvency administrations, where team members are often appointed as trustees. Its client base includes shareholders, banks, investors and creditors, and the practice is active in the retail, healthcare, energy and real estate sectors. Robin de WitJan Padberg and Johan Westerhof head the team.

Practice head(s):

Robin de Wit; Jan Padberg; Johan Westerhof


‘Both employees and partners are accessible.’

‘Because their experience in bankruptcies as trustees, they act in a practical way, without losing the sharp legal knowledge.’

‘The team has experience both as acting as a liquidator and as advisor for companies in financial distress.’

‘Both Jan Padberg and Robin de Wit are very pleasant to work with.’

‘Robin de Wit is a strong and pragmatic insolvency advisor who wants to come to the best deal possible for all stakeholders involved.’

‘Jan Padberg is persuasive, knowledgeable, responsive and pragmatic in his approach.’

‘Johan Westerhof is very experienced and practical in his approach.’

Johan Westerhof is very capable of leading a team and is fun to work with.’

Key clients

TravelBird (administration)

Joost Zorgt (administration)

Legal advisor to the administrators of Nortel Networks

TCN UROP SE (administration)

M.J. Weerman Bloemengroothandel (administration)

Daan Auctions (administration)

Court appointed liquidation of GFH Paraplufonds / Dutch Authority of Financial Markets

Syntrus Achmea Real Estate & Finance

NV Rendo Holding

JenS Beenhakker / Hulpmiddelencentrum

ArcelorMittal Projects Europe B.V.

Dogus Holding

Charles Vögele (administration)

Show Theatre Equipment (administration)

Stichting Victas (administration)

Netherlands > Commercial, corporate and M&a Tier 5

HVG Law LLP ‘has unique capabilities to really understand the character of the business deal and to structure the transaction accordingly’. Key names include Rotterdam-based corporate and M&A group head Sijmen de Lange, Hendrik-Jan Bleijerveld in Utrecht and Rutger Lambriex in Amsterdam. Alongside its corporate expertise, the team also utilises an alliance with EY Tax on cross-border work.

Practice head(s):

Sijmen de Lange


‘The HVG team is a real partner. They think with the client to get to the envisaged goal. Even in case of sudden hurdles they will keep momentum to drive the project home, creative and practical.’

‘The HVG team has unique capabilities to really understand the character of the business deal and to structure the transaction accordingly. All necessary skills are present in the team. Professional, service oriented and likable!’

‘Always available when needed and interested in all angles instead of narrow legal view to ensure that the project will practically work for the client.’

‘The whole HVG team is very professional and easy to work with. No delays but concrete actions. No hesitation to go to court if necessary. A special mention to the HVG partner Sijmen de Lange for his management of out HVG team.’

Key clients

Anywhere365 / Bregal Milestone

Mentha Capital / Van Vulpen

Q-Park / P1

Remondis / Baetsen

EW Facility / Bencis


Office Centre


XXL Horeca


Cire Invest


Netherlands > Employment Tier 5

HVG Law LLP is in strategic alliance with Ernst & Young Tax and is part of its global network. It takes a multidisciplinary approach to employment matters, drawing on the strengths of its IP, IT, wage tax, social security and pensions practices. Team head Joost van Ladesteijn is well-regarded for litigated matters.

Practice head(s):

Joost van Ladesteijn

Key clients

Belkin – Foxconn


Amplifon / Beter Horen

AB Vakwerk

Harvest House

Company specialized in metrology

De Jong Verpakking

Tank Services Pernis



Netherlands > Real estate Tier 5

HVG Law LLP has noted expertise in commercial real estate transactions, leasing, project development, energy transition issues and litigation. It handles the real estate aspects of retail, car park, healthcare, construction, energy, and leisure developments. Sander van Leeuwen and Jan Willem Stouthart head the team.

Practice head(s):

Sander van Leeuwen; Jan Willem Stouthart


‘The team of Jan Willem Stouthart has a pragmatic approach with focus on the important issues and understanding of the business’.

‘Quick response time, outstanding quality and experienced colleagues’.                            

‘Jan Willem Stouthart is very experienced and has an excellent focus, always a pleasure to work with’.

‘The team is familiar with our business, one word is enough for them to understand exactly what we want’.

‘The team is totally engaged with the project at hand and can be consulted at a moment’s notice’

‘Responses are quick and adequate, giving the right input and advice for us to conduct our business more efficiently’.

‘Having this team to manage our legal affairs means we can be sure it is handled properly’.

‘They speak our language and understand the way we think and know what we want’.

Key clients


Capricorn Capital Group

Green Real Estate


Boele & Van Eesteren

De Kijkduinse Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij

Metterwoon Vastgoed

Hortus Groep

Royal Cosun

Aspro s.a. (indirectly owning leisure parks in the Netherlands); (and its subsidiairies Delta Park Neeltje Jans, Linneaushof, Dolfinarium)

MidNed projectontwikkeling

Coop Real Estate, Coop Supermarkets

Corum SA


Count Real Estate

Triple Living

Gemeente Goes

Vakantiepark Eemhof

The firm: HVG Law combines high-quality legal services with a focus on practical solutions and sector-specific knowledge. Ranking among the top Dutch law firms, measured by its scope and size of services, HVG Law employs 150 attorneys at law and (candidate) civil law notaries who are active in all of the legal areas relevant to businesses. With offices in Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Rotterdam, Utrecht and a legal desk in New York, San Jose (Ca, USA) and Chicago (Illinois), HVG Law provides legal services on both a national and international scale.

The firm represents international and national mid-markets and top companies, government entities and non-profit organisations. Clients include listed and non-listed companies, financial institutions, institutional investors, public utilities, healthcare and government bodies, property developers, contractors and start-ups. HVG Law has a deep commitment to excellent advice with a focus on high quality, speed of service and meeting clients’ needs. The firm values open communication and is always willing to go the extra mile to help clients achieve their objectives.

The combination of legal expertise, sector-specific knowledge and enterprising spirit clearly sets the firm apart in the market. An important element in this respect is the firm’s alliance with EY Tax, which makes it possible to form multidisciplinary teams whenever needed. Each team includes various groups of specialists and is able to reach beyond physical office boundaries. To liaise with these teams, clients are provided with a designated contact.

Because of its strategic alliance with EY Tax, HVG Law forms part of the international EY Law network which brings together more than 3,500 legal professionals and 2,400 lawyers who are active in more than 90+ countries. The EY Law network allows the firm to offer legal solutions on a truly integrated, international basis.

Areas of practice: HVG Law offers legal services in the following areas of expertise: commercial agreements, competition, compliance, corporate M&A, corporate restructuring, digital, cyber and privacy, energy and utilities, financial regulatory, health and life sciences, insolvency and restructuring, labor and employment, pensions and real estate.

In addition, the firm focuses on a number of specific sectors: energy (power and utilities, oil and gas), government and public sector, health, technology and telecommunications, and private equity.

Furthermore HVG Law has a dedicated team of lawyers to assist Dutch companies with doing business in Japan and Asia and to support Japanese and Asian companies in mastering the many legal challenges in Europe.

The HVG Innovation team has a focus on advising (international) start-ups on their new business in the Netherlands.

Department Name Email Telephone
Competition & Regulated markets Misha lutje Beerenbroek +31 6 29083882
Corporate restructuring, Commercial agreements, Legal Managed Services Rutger Lambriex +31 6 21251574
Insolvency & Restructuring Johan Westerhof +31 6 21252060
Financial services, Pensions Nicolette Opdam +31 6 29084667
Government & Public, Health & Life sciences Jan Andringa +31 6 21252773
Digital, Cyber & Privacy Saskia Vermeer- de Jongh +31 6 29083850
Corporate M&A Sijmen de Lange +31 6 29083750
Corporate restructuring, Oil & Gas Frank Zandee +31 88 40 70201
Energy & Utilities Sander Simonetti +31 6 55442518
Corporate M&A Matthijs Driedonks +31 6 21251682
Insolvency & Restructuring Jan Padberg +31 6 29083339
Corporate M&A, Civil Law Notaries Merel Zwankhuizen +31 6 21252428
Corporate M&A, Civil Law Notaries Sandra van Loon - Vercauteren +31 6 21252145
Real Estate Sander van Leeuwen +31 6 29083069
Corporate M&A Hendrik-Jan Bleijerveld +31 6 29084143
Corporate M&A Susan ten Haaf +31 6 55442191
Commercial agreements Bart Wolters +31 6 29084035
Corporate M&A Martijn Udo de Haes +1 (212) 773-5178
Finance law Gijs van de Wouw +31 6 29083968
Labor & Employment Laila Berrich +31 6 51295051
Dispute Resolution George Driessen +316 21252683
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Jan Andringa  photo Mr Jan Andringa Jan is active in the healthcare & life sciences, biotech/pharma and technology…
Mr Hendrik-Jan Bleijerveld  photo Mr Hendrik-Jan Bleijerveld Hendrik-Jan Bleijerveld is responsible for the Corporate/M&A practice at HVG Law in…
Mr Matthijs Driedonks  photo Mr Matthijs Driedonks Matthijs Driedonks is a partner in the Corporate/M&A practice at HVG in…
Mr Rutger Lambriex  photo Mr Rutger Lambriex Rutger Lambriex practices in the area of international commercial and corporate law.…
Mrs Nicolette Opdam  photo Mrs Nicolette Opdam Nicolette has about 25 years of experience in the pensionlaw, regulatory law and compliance practice.…
Mr Jan Padberg  photo Mr Jan Padberg Jan Padberg is active in the Corporate & Commercial practice group with…
Mr Martijn Udo de Haes  photo Mr Martijn Udo de Haes Martijn Udo de Haes is active in the international corporate law practice.…
Mrs Saskia Vermeer - de Jongh  photo Mrs Saskia Vermeer - de Jongh Saskia is partner at HVG Law since 2019 and located in the…
Mr Johan Westerhof  photo Mr Johan Westerhof Johan is active in the field of corporate law in the broadest…
Mr Bart Wolters  photo Mr Bart Wolters Bart Wolters works in the national and international corporate law practice. He…
Mr Frank Zandee  photo Mr Frank Zandee Frank Zandee is a partner in the Corporate / M&A practice at…
Mr Merel Zwankhuizen  photo Mr Merel Zwankhuizen Merel is a Partner in the Corporate M&A expertise group at HVG…
Mr Sijmen de Lange  photo Mr Sijmen de Lange Sijmen de Lange works as practice group leader in the corporate law…
Mrs Susan ten Haaf  photo Mrs Susan ten Haaf Susan started her career in 1998 as a legal adviser within the…
Mr Sander van Leeuwen  photo Mr Sander van Leeuwen Sander started his carreer at HVG Law in 2001 and became a…
Mr Sandra van Loon-Vercauteren  photo Mr Sandra van Loon-Vercauteren Sandra van Loon-Vercauteren works as a civil law notary in the corporate…
Number of lawyers : 150
at this office : 45
Chinese (Mandarin)
EY Tax
International EY Law Network
Other offices : Eindhoven
Other offices : Amsterdam
Other offices : The Hague
Other offices : Utrecht
Other offices : Chicago (Illinois)
Other offices : New York
Other offices : San Jose (Ca, USA)

Improving our impact on the environment
Responsible and sustainable entrepreneurship is inherent to our standards and the manner in which we do business. This enables us to be of added value, in the long term, to our employees, clients and society in general, as well as the environment we form part of. We channel our efforts in the field of social responsibility in the following core areas.

We, as a responsible employer, encourage our people to get involved in social organisations, because we can contribute with our most valuable asset, knowledge. We do this among other things by means of our sponsorship of Pro Bono Connect. Through Pro Bono Connect we offer free legal advice and assistance to a broad group of social organisations (NGOs) that support the common interest of human rights.

A healthy environment is important to us and to our organisation. We have established a number of initiatives within our company to improve our impact on the environment. This has resulted in a policy that is focused on, amongst others, the reduction of energy and paper usage and the purchase of environmentally-friendly products; we encourage the use of electric cars and we have implemented an ecologically responsible travel policy for all employees.

HVG Law offers its employees every possible opportunity to develop, to grow and to be successful. We have, for example, integrated social responsibility in our training courses through the HVG Law School. By doing this, our employees acquire points of reference that help them to develop into competent and socially skilled individuals in society.


HVG Law is part of the global EY Law network, currently with more than 3,500 professionals, 2,400 legal advisors and 1,100 professionals for managed services who are active in more than 133 offices in 84 countries.

We work in all areas of law and all sectors that are relevant to the business community: directors, shareholders and public authorities; we know your business as well as your market.

With offices in New York, Chicago and San Jose (Donahue & Partners LLP in the US), we are able to offer our national and international clients solutions for their legal issues.