Firm Profile > HVG Law LLP > Amsterdam, Netherlands

HVG Law LLP
ANTONIO VIVALDISTRAAT 150
1083 HP AMSTERDAM
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

Naftogaz

Energy Park Pottendijk

Wind Park SwifterwinT & Wind Park Oostermoer

Pondera – renewable energy

NV Juva / Westland Infra

Association of Energy Grid Operators (Netbeheer Nederland)

Groenleven/BayWay

Stedin Holding

Rendo

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

REMONDIS

Unilin

Coop Supermarkten

SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE

Alpro Comm V.A.

EY Assurance

Hitachi Construction Machinery Europe

Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift

Shin-Etsu

Nichirei

Kawasaki Motors Europe

Fonterra

De Jong Verpakking

Novomatic

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

Testimonials

‘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)

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

Other key lawyers:

Hendrik-Jan Bleijerveld; Rutger Lambriex

Testimonials

‘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

Fonterra

Office Centre

Enreach

XXL Horeca

Maximum

Cire Invest

TopigsNorsvin

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

Mainfreight

Amplifon / Beter Horen

AB Vakwerk

Harvest House

Company specialized in metrology

De Jong Verpakking

Tank Services Pernis

Quaker

EY

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

Testimonials

‘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

Q-Park

Capricorn Capital Group

Green Real Estate

Dunavast

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

Remondis

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-market 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 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: civil law notaries, commercial agreements, competition and regulated markets, compliance, corporate M&A, corporate restructuring, digital, cyber and privacy, dispute resolution and prevention, energy and utilities, finance law, financial regulatory, health and life sciences, insolvency and restructuring, labor and employment, legal managed services, 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 misha.lutje.beerenbroek@hvglaw.nl +31 6 29083882
Corporate restructuring, Commercial agreements, Legal Managed Services Rutger Lambriex rutger.lambriex@hvglaw.nl +31 6 21251574
Insolvency & Restructuring Johan Westerhof johan.westerhof@hvglaw.nl +31 6 21252060
Financial services, Pensions Nicolette Opdam nicolette.opdam@hvglaw.nl +31 6 29084667
Government & Public, Health & Life sciences Jan Andringa jan.andringa@hvglaw.nl +31 6 21252773
Digital, Cyber & Privacy Saskia Vermeer- de Jongh saskia.de.jongh@hvglaw.nl +31 6 29083850
Corporate M&A Sijmen de Lange sijmen.de.lange@hvglaw.nl +31 6 29083750
Corporate restructuring, Oil & Gas Frank Zandee frank.zandee@hvglaw.nl +31 6 29083326
Energy & Utilities Sander Simonetti sander.simonetti@hvglaw.nl +31 6 55442518
Corporate M&A Matthijs Driedonks matthijs.driedonks@hvglaw.nl +31 6 21251682
Insolvency & Restructuring Jan Padberg jan.padberg@hvglaw.nl +31 6 29083339
Corporate M&A, Civil Law Notaries Merel Zwankhuizen merel.zwankhuizen@hvglaw.nl +31 6 21252428
Corporate M&A, Civil Law Notaries Sandra van Loon - Vercauteren sandra.van.loon@hvglaw.nl +31 6 21252145
Real Estate Sander van Leeuwen sander.van.leeuwen@hvglaw.nl +31 6 29083069
Corporate M&A Hendrik-Jan Bleijerveld hendrik-jan.bleijerveld@hvglaw.nl +31 6 29084143
Corporate M&A Susan ten Haaf susan.ten.haaf@hvglaw.nl +31 6 55442191
Commercial agreements Bart Wolters bart.wolters@hvglaw.nl +31 6 29084035
Corporate M&A Martijn Udo de Haes martijn.udo.de.haes@hvglaw.nl +1 (212) 773-5178
Finance law Gijs van de Wouw gijs.van.de.wouw@hvglaw.nl +31 6 29083968
Labor & Employment Laila Berrich laila.berrich@hvglaw.nl +31 6 51295051
Dispute Resolution George Driessen george.driessen@hvglaw.nl +316 21252683
Number of lawyers : 150
at this office : 60
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Other offices : Eindhoven
Other offices : Rotterdam
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.

Community
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.

Environment
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.

People
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.


International

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.