Windt Le Grand Leeuwenburgh > Rotterdam, Netherlands > Firm Profile
Windt Le Grand Leeuwenburgh Offices
3011 AG ROTTERDAM
Windt Le Grand Leeuwenburgh > The Legal 500 RankingsWindt Le Grand Leeuwenburgh is well known in the market for its insolvency and restructuring expertise, and it also handles wider corporate and commercial disputes. Irene Tax us recommended for shareholder, professional liability and partnership disputes, while Ruben Leeuwenburgh handles corporate litigation. Bart Gerretsen and Richard le Grand are also recommended.
Irene Tax; Richard Le Grand; Ruben Leeuwenburgh; Bart Gerretsen
Other key lawyers:
Thomas Jansen; Abdel Tahtah
‘The team consists of a good mix of experienced partners and ambitious talents’.
‘The firm offers good value for money, and is highly experienced in our industry’.
‘Richard le Grand is a trusted partner of us for more then a decade; with his knowledge of our industry, he’s very capable of providing solid advice that suits our business and our way of working’.
‘Richard le Grand is a true hands-on litigator’.
‘Richard le Grand’s recent appointment as deputy judge in Amsterdam is well deserved and a true testimony of his capabilities’.
‘The team gave me confidence in their approach from the first engagement’.
They developed strategies which were very successful for the client and demonstrated their technical excellence’.
D&O’s in relation to Cunico Resources N.V.
ZEP Holding Benelux (easyhotels)
Miedema and Van Roozendaal / SURF
Telor International Ltd.
Leaderland (Enterprise Chamber of the Amsterdam High Court)
Mammoet Nederland B.V. and Mammoet Deutschland GmBH
BB Capital Management B.V.
D&O’s Darion Capital Management
- Defending two former directors of FENI in claims related to the wider Cunico v. Macedonia case.
- Acting for Fitland, the Dutch sport and fitness chain, in its post M&A dispute against Basic-Fit.
- Acting for one of the founders of EasyHotel Benelux in a €150m dispute with a UK investor regarding the enforcement of multimillion-euro security rights.
Marcel Windt; Ruben Leeuwenburgh; Richard le Grand
Other key lawyers:
‘Their strength is that they are always available and respond quickly’.
‘Experienced and knowledgeable team of high-quality insolvency practitioners in a smaller setting’.
‘Marcel Windt is very seasoned, reasonable in approach, solution-driven and open-minded in problem fixing’.
‘The firm has a strong presence in restructuring and insolvency in the Dutch legal market’.
‘Marcel Windt is an experienced attorney in his field who brings his experience as bankruptcy trustee, advocate and trusted counsel together into a balanced approach for each issue on his plate’.
‘Marcel Windt’s approach allows input from others and he genuinely takes those into account, whilst at the same time instilling confidence by providing his expert advice’.
‘Marcel Windt is a real pragmatic thinker as well’.
Management Participation vehicle IHC B.V.
County Hoeksche Waard
- Appointed trustee in the bankruptcy and insolvency of Verolme.
- Advised County Hoeksche Waard on dealing with the demise of HMC.
- Assisting Fitland with stakeholder management further to the divestment of its hotel and fitness facilities to Fletcher Group and Basic-Fit.
Netherlands > Employment Tier 5Rotterdam-based Windt Le Grand Leeuwenburgh's work has recently covered large reorganisations, dismissals, outsourcing and providing advice on Covid-19-related matters. With over 30 years’ experience, Peter de Waal co-heads the team alongside counsel Steven Palm.
‘Very knowledgeable people and straight-to-the-point advice.’
‘Our lawyers were able to explain complex strategy and complex procedures in an understandable way.’
Stichting Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds HVI & Jachtbouw
- Advising DVB Bank on a range of employment matters arising from the sale of a number of business units.
- Acting for Arcus Holding in a high profile dismissal case.
- Representing Mammoet in proceedings against a former director-level employee at the Court of Rotterdam.
Timme Geerlof; Gerard van der Wal
‘A very specialised IP boutique and in its way of working a bit out of the box.’
‘The IP Laywers have a lot of experiences but are not afraid to try alternative ways to achieve the best results for their clients.’
B.V. Rotterdamsche producten Mij
Altunis-Trading, Gestão e Serviços LDA
F. Loendersloot Internationale Expeditie B.V.
Kamstra International B.V. and related group companies NoCrazy Piano’s On Tour B.V.
WijKopenAutos B.V., subsidiary of Auto1 Group GmbH
Ruhi Enterprises Ltd
Decor Wonen Schiedam B.V. and affiliated companies
Association Euro Specialité’s (VES)
- Representing B.V. Rotterdamsche Producten Mij, obtained a landmark victory judgement at the Court of Appeal of The Hague, currently pending before the Dutch Supreme Court, which decided several important issues regarding the free movement of trademarked goods.
- Representing Altunis-Trading, Gestão e Serviços LDA before the Benelux Court of Justice in a trade mark matter which will determine the temporary scope of genuine use of a Benelux trade mark, registered for hotel services and used for the services of a famous luxury hotel that is situated in a third country outside the Benelux.
- Defending F. Loendersloot Internationale Expeditie B.V., the freight forwarding company in two major pending proceedings before the Court of The Hague concerning issues of free circulation of trademarked goods without the consent of the trade mark owner.
Other key lawyers:
‘What is quite unique for the Windt M&A practice is that they really understand financial flows of deals and calculations of values. Therefore they are a true partner in successful deals.‘
‘Their responsiveness and accuracy is quite unique and outstanding compared to other firms.‘
‘Their practical approach, their ability to level with shareholders and management to truly be of service is outstanding. If you agree to have draft documents by tomorrow, you will receive them the same day. Moreover, they are innovative in finding solutions in complex situations.‘
‘For us in this position it was our “dream team”, they performed exceptionally well.‘
‘The team is highly capable to assist their client in a effective and efficient process. Knowledge is shared directly and always available.‘
‘High quality of work, always available.‘
De Winter Groep
Bam Infra (Royal BAM)
- Advising Oblivion B.V., a leading Dutch IT player, on its sale of the company to Xebia (a portfolio company of Waterland Private Equity.
- Advising Odin Groep and its majority shareholder Fortino Capital on the acquisition of Pimarox Ggroup.
- Acting as Dutch counsel to People 2.0 in the sale of a majority stake in this outsourced human resources and payroll services leader to TPG Capital, and advising on various add-on acquisitions for People 2.0.
Windt Le Grand Leeuwenburgh > Firm Profile
The firm: Windt Le Grand Leeuwenburgh is a corporate law firm, based in Rotterdam, with ten partners specializing in transactions, litigation, IP and EU law, commercial contracts and restructuring. The firm’s main focus lies in assisting multinationals and large corporates in realizing their business targets. The firm has extensive experience in solving some of the most complex and escalated situations known in the Netherlands, including but not limited to financial crisis, state aid matters, corporate battles, shareholder disputes, large scale personnel reorganizations and in establishing (mid-market) M&A transactions. The firm’s litigators are involved in complex big ticket multi-jurisdictional litigation such as commercial contracts, corporate structures, sanctions, parallel (EU) import and intellectual property. The aim is to protect the client’s interests as a shareholder, buyer, director, trader, producer, supervisor, IP owner, partner; or as a member of an executive or non-executive board, finance party, fund, or government. Most international guides that chart the Dutch legal market rank both the firm and its lawyers as the top in their field.
Areas of practice: Windt Le Grand Leeuwenburgh provides legal services in the practice areas restructuring and insolvency, dispute resolution, IP-general, competition/European law and employment.
Restructuring and insolvency: A substantial component of the firm is its insolvency practice, acting as a curator and administrator by appointment of the Rotterdam District Court and the Amsterdam High Court Enterprise Chamber. Additionally, the firm has a glowing reputation for its ability to restructure businesses and thereby obtaining top end referral work (Oi Telecoms, Abengoa, Steinhoff) alongside high profile national work including CRO’s, banks and interim management examples include the restructuring of Varova (Sissy Boy, Open 32 and Tumble n Dry), Men at Work and a successful bid for AMST on Boeing/Airbus flight simulator business of Simteq.
Contact: Marcel Windt Tel: +31 6 5365 4222
Employment: Windt Le Grand Leeuwenburgh has a high quality personnel reorganization and labour law practice. The practice mostly acts for sizeable employers, such as national institutions like Erasmus Medisch Centrum, or for inbound crossborder work on claw back claims, governance and collective dismissals.
Contact: Peter de Waal Tel: +31 6 2269 3374
Dispute resolution: With five partners in corporate and commercial litigation, this is the largest and strongest section of the firm. Richard Le Grand is the all-round commercial litigator with an exceptional stronghold in the Dutch heavy lifting business and takes appointments from the Enterprise Chamber. Ruben Leeuwenburgh and Irene Tax lead complex commercial disputes and defend directors, investors and restructuring offers before the Enterprise Chamber and the civil courts. Partner Gerard van der Wal takes cases to the ECJ and industry veteran Bart Gerretsen captains some of the most substantial corporate and (international) commercial pending litigations and arbitrations.
Contact: Richard le Grand Tel: +31 10 2617 507
IP-general: With the appointment of the young equity partner Timme Geerlof, the firm has further developed a sophisticated IP practice for its corporate clients, with a focus on parallel import/EU matters and specializing in medicine/pharma/repackaging issues. Senior Statesman Gerard van der Wal has been involved in most landmark cases before the CJ EU that have formed the current legal landscape.
Contact: Timme Geerlof Tel: +31 6 1335 3032
Competition/ European law:The firm has the privilege of housing Gerard van der Wal, a well respected and reputable figure in his area of work. Gerard van der Wal and senior associate Doortje Ninck Blok, a former legal advisor of the Dutch government in state aid matters, have teamed up at Windt Le Grand Leeuwenburgh to assist amongst other Dutch cities and counties vis-à-vis the European Commission in state aid matters. Since the introduction of the single market Gerard van der Wal, formerly residing in Brussels, has been involved in free trade matters before inter alia the EU courts.
Contact: Gerard van der Wal Tel: +32 475 418 532
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Staff FiguresNumber of partners : 10 Number of lawyers : 34
From the outset our firm has a certain cooperative, open-minded nature and focusses entirely on first tier quality of its corporate and litigation services as well as the legal work product for our clients.
In striving for these eminent services we do that with a team of female and male professionals, including management, support staff and partnership with various (international) backgrounds regardless of religion or ethnicity.