Firm Profile > Orange Clover Law > Amsterdam, Netherlands

Orange Clover Law
KEIZERSGRACHT 209-II
1016 DT AMSTERDAM
Netherlands

Investment funds Tier 2

At Orange Clover LawMarcel van den Nieuwenhuijzen, Alex Gonzalez and Machiel Galjaart have a wealth of experience in investment management and related regulatory and corporate matters. Clients benefit from a full service on all aspects of investment management work spanning the structuring, formation, listing and marketing of investment funds. Additionally, advice is provided on fund raisings for investors and fund managers, through for example, feeder vehicles, club deals and  joint ventures. The team is adept at advising clients including banks and other financial institutions on the web of new, European regulatory regimes.

Practice head(s):

Marcel van den Nieuwenhuijzen

Other key lawyers:

Alex Gonzalez; Machiel Galjaart

Testimonials

‘The team is very knowledgeable in the area of investment funds. It has the technical know-how which is very important in that practice area. It is clear that this is their day-to-day business and not something where they only have the theoretical knowledge, but also the practical knowledge. There are in my view not that many firms in The Netherlands that have that type of practice. The team is very responsive and is able to turn around high quality documents quickly. ’

‘At the partner level, we have mainly been working with Marcel van den Nieuwenhuijzen. He is doing a great job, is highly knowledgeable in the area of investment funds, also on complex technical matters. He is easy to work with, is bright, hard-working and very responsive. ’

‘Orange Clover has a very dedicated team of seasoned professionals which have a long history at magic circle and other prominent law firms. They provide top quality advice with significant involvement of partners/seniors, for a very reasonable price.’

‘Very experienced partners and seniors which offer high quality work and which are very committed and close to their clients (as opposed to large teams with many juniors). Alex Gonzalez is a key person, in particular with respect to regulatory aspects.’

‘Strong capacity, good accessibility.’

‘Marcel is excellent in fund structuring and fund reviews.’

‘Orange Clover are no longer the new kids on the block but have become an established and trusted advisor to global financial institutions, particularly on regulatory matters. Expertise covers private investment funds, trading and payments law.’

‘Alex Gonzalez stands out as a pragmatic, user-friendly lawyer who understands the issues but can help clients make an informed decision about risk.’

‘Orange Clover is a relatively small firm that has all the benefit of large firms. Extremely experienced, fast and dedicated with sufficient lawyers to scale up to lager teams.’

‘We often work with Marcel van den Nieuwenhuijzen, an excellent lawyer capable of instantly providing creative solutions. ’

‘Sensible persons with the experience of the bigger law firms combined in a niche Amsterdam law firm. The team has a clear focus on specific areas.’

‘Marcel van den Nieuwenhuijzen is the partner I work with most. He is a nice guy to work with, sticks to his area of expertise and has a global view on matters. Especially when analyzing the set up of funds. Where professionals sometimes focus too much on their country of origin, Marcel takes an open view on what country would be best for the case at hand.’

‘We worked mainly with Marcel van de Nieuwenhuizen. Compared to other firms he is very approachable and creates quickly deal teams of other specialties needed in the business case. The team of Orange Clover responses are quick and accurate.’

‘Marcel van de Nieuwenhuijzen is to the point with a focus on the content. Combined with his communication and connection skills he creates value in the process.’

Key clients

Blackrock

DWS

Pemberton Asset Management

Vanguard

Stichting Pensioenfonds Metaal & Techniek

Stichting Pensioenfonds van de Metalelektro

MN Services

APG Asset Management

Triodos Investment Management

New York Stock Exchange

ICE Endex

Kazyna Capital Management

IPM

Stichting Pensioenfonds Hoogovens

Stichting Pensioenfonds Achmea

Orthogon Partners

Andlinger & Company

Echostreet Capital Management

01Ventures

NFA Management

Legal & General Investment Management

Carlyle Asia Partners

Avedon Capital Partners

Cinven

Hines Real Estate

NIBC Bank

Persépolis Investments

Andreas Capital

Banking and finance: asset finance and structured finance Tier 3

Boutique finance firm Orange Clover Law continues to handle asset financing matters primarily on the lender side, though the firm does also handle some borrower mandates, particularly in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Kees Hooft leads the team, undertaking a range of transport and infrastructure financing work, with recent work including several cross-border matters.

Practice head(s):

Kees Hooft; Alex Gonzalez

Testimonials

‘Very good response times, very service-minded.’

Key clients

NIBC Bank

BNG Bank

Natixis

Barclays

Banco do Brasil

GEFA Bank

GranEnergia

Zonneakker Voorst

Cores

Stichting Voorbereiding Pallas Reactor

Triton (PE)

Avedon Capital Partners

Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 3

Boutique finance firm Orange Clover Law continues to establish itself in borrower-side financing work, particularly for clients in the field of private equity. As such, the firm is often instructed on acquisition financing matters, in addition to a strong refinancing practice. Kees Hooft heads the team, handling the lion’s share of the firm's borrower-side matters, while associate Anita Koster is a name to note at the junior end.

Practice head(s):

Kees Hooft; Alex Gonzalez

Other key lawyers:

Anita Koster

Testimonials

‘The team is on the ball and gets the deal done; and they stand by you when things get hot. Also easy to access for a variety of small practical pointers that really help the business move forward.’

‘Kees is highly skilled and pleasant to work with.’

Key clients

Triton (PE)

Corum Origin

MCB

Plus Holding

Hoogvliet Super

Capital A (formerly ABN AMRO Participaties) PE)

Andlinger & Company (PE)

Avedon Capital Partners (PE)

Gilde Buy Out Partners (PE)

ProDelta

Plantise Holding

Avedon Capital Partners

Banking and finance: Financial services regulatory Tier 3

Boutique firm Orange Clover Law houses a financial regulatory team led by Alex Gonzalez, who acts for a wide range of clients including investment funds, banks, custodians, and asset managers among others. Key areas of recent work for the firm have included Brexit planning, licensing requirements, fintech and crypto, and MiFID II implementation. The firm has continued to expand at the associate level, with new hires Duco Popperna and Ademir Sehomerovic joining from Houthoff and Eversheds Sutherland (Netherlands) B.V. respectively.

Practice head(s):

Alex Gonzalez

Other key lawyers:

Duco Popperna; Ademir Sehomerovic

Key clients

New York Stock Exchange

Legal & General Investment Management

DRW Trading

Radix

Jump Trading

CTC Trading

Bain Capital

Headlands

XR Trading

Vivoryon AG

Cinven

Incomlend

Ninety Nine

Etoro

Blue Fire Capital

Hansard

Triton (PE)

Avedon Capital Partners

Banking and finance: lender or arranger side Tier 4

Financial law boutique Orange Clover Law continues to establish itself in the Dutch market, primarily handling local counsel matters for large international banks, though it also acts for some notable domestic clients such as ING and BNG. Kees Hooft heads the team, and is heavily involved in acquisition financing, while Anita Koster is one to watch at the junior level.

Practice head(s):

Kees Hooft

Other key lawyers:

Anita Koster

Key clients

NIBC Bank

BNG Bank

ING Bank

Natixis

Barclays

HSBC

JP Morgan

Banco do Brasil

Santander

Société Générale

GEFA Bank

Triton (PE)

Avedon Capital Partners

Energy: transactional Tier 4

Independent boutique Orange Clover Law handles banking, finance and regulatory services for energy clients. With the group being equally adept in acting for both borrowers and lenders, its areas of focus include asset finance, structured finance and project finance . Kees Hooft and Mark Loefs jointly lead the team.

Practice head(s):

Kees Hooft; Mark Loefs

Key clients

Zonneakker Voorst

BNG Bank

Stichting Voorbereiding Pallas Reactor

Woonpas

Stichting Warmtefonds

Triton (PE)

Avedon Capital Partners

Private equity Tier 5

Boutique firm Orange Clover Law handles the full range of transactional and regulatory private equity work for private equity houses, funds and portfolio companies. Key examples include Gilde Buy Out Partners, Waterland Private Equity and Fortino Capital. Pien van Veersen leads the practice, which also counts Machiel Galjaart, Mark Loefs and Marcel van den Nieuwenhuijzen as noteworthy practitioners.

Practice head(s):

Pien van Veersen

Other key lawyers:

Machiel Galjaart; Mark Loefs; Marcel van den Nieuwenhuijzen

Key clients

Gilde Buy Out Partners

Waterland Private Equity

Fortino Capital

Capital A Investment Partners

Avedon Capital Partners

PAI Partners

Ponooc

Borski Fund

Evonik Industries

NorthC Data Center

NIBC Bank

Triton

Sunweb

APG

Linamar Corporation

Nimbus

Oaktree Capital

Commercial, corporate and M&a Tier 6

Orange Clover Law’s team of ‘great lawyers is super-responsive, highly commercial and business-focused’ and excels in the private equity, financial, investment management, energy, IT and manufacturing sectors. Noteworthy individuals at the boutique firm include group head Machiel Galjaart, the experienced Pien van Veersen, private equity specialist Mark Loefs and the ‘very knowledgeableMarcel van den Nieuwenhuijzen.

Practice head(s):

Machiel Galjaart

Other key lawyers:

Pien van Veersen; Mark Loefs; Marcel van den Nieuwenhuijzen

Testimonials

‘I think Orange Clover has put together an A team of partners. I have worked with most of them and feel they are of equal strength in their chosen fields. They are great lawyers, super responsive and highly commercial and business focused.’

‘I have worked most closely with Marcel van den Nieuwenhuijzen and Machiel Galjaart. I thought they both stood out for their responsiveness and highly commercial approach.’

‘The team is highly responsive and provides high quality legal advice. Compared to other firms, they manage tight deadlines in a better manner and their work products are of a higher quality.’

‘Marcel van den Nieuwenhuijzen is very knowledgeable and provides ad-hoc advice on all aspects of M&A transactions.’

Key clients

Gilde Buy Out Partners

Waterland Private Equity

Fortino Capital

Capital A Investment Partners

Korian SA

Avedon Capital Partners

PAI Partners

Ponooc

Borski Fund

Royal Ten Cate

Evonik Industries

ICE Endex

NorthC Data Center

Manutan International

NIBC Bank

Triton

Sunweb

APG

Aalberts Industries

Global University Systems

De Lage Landen

Endemol Shine

Linamar Corporation

Nimbus

Oaktree Capital

Who we are:

Orange Clover is an independent boutique law firm based in Amsterdam. Orange Clover was established in March 2014 to provide a more flexible, personalised and client-focused approach to the practice of law and focuses on Corporate/M&A, Finance, Financial Regulatory and Investment Management services. Orange clover also provides all notarial services in these areas.

Our partners have 14 to 25 years of experience at leading international law firms. Our most important assets are our colleagues. Since the beginning, Orange Clover has always been very diverse with a balanced male to female ratio and lawyers from different backgrounds thereby embracing diversity and inclusion. We believe that having a diverse team, in all aspects of the word, increases efficiency and creativity. In addition, this balanced team creates an open culture in which our colleagues can excel.

Orange Clover has a strong sector focus on the following sectors: IT,  Private Equity/Venture Capital, Energy, Industry and Manufacturing, Financial Institutions and Investment Management.

Our approach:

Experts only: We offer the personal attention of very experienced legal professionals, as well as all the sophistication, expertise, high quality of work and deep industry knowledge you would normally expect to find at a large law firm. But without overlawyering and  excessive leverage.

Pragmatic and personal: Our approach is hands-on, pragmatic and no-nonsense. As a boutique law firm, we are flexible, leanly staffed and efficient. We focus on the solution, not on the problem. Because of our hands-on partner-led approach and low leverage model we also offer a more personal and bespoke service than our competitors.

One stop shopWe stand by our clients, will involve experts as necessary from our (national and international) network to get the deal done and provide a ‘one stop’ solution to our client.

Competitive fee arrangements: Our experience and low leverage model enable us to work efficiently. We are happy to work on the basis of fixed fees, fee caps and other flexible fee arrangements.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate Pien van Veersen pien.van.veersen@orangecloverlaw.com +31 20 2400893
Corporate Machiel Galjaart machiel.galjaart@orangecloverlaw.com +31 20 2400894
Lawyers : 14
Candidate civil law notaries : 6
(Legal) support staff : 3
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