Firm Profile > Hogan Lovells International LLP > Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Netherlands > Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences Tier 1

As part of a ‘broad global network of good life sciences lawyers’, Hogan Lovells International LLP’s Amsterdam-based team handles both EU-wide regulatory work and Netherlands-focused work. Healthcare compliance, EU regulatory pathways and life cycle management are key areas of focus for the practice. The regulatory practice has ancillary support in a strong patents practice, which often coordinates multi-jurisdictional patent litigation. Bert Oosting focuses on regulatory exclusivity rights, biosimilar and generic approval pathways and market access and parallel trade; he jointly heads the team with Hein Van den Bos.

Practice head(s):

Hein van den Bos; Bert Oosting

Other key lawyers:

Klaas Bisschop; Ruud van der Velden


‘Practical and hands-on team with deep industry knowledge and individuals that are nice to work with’.

‘The team can coordinate and align work as a “one-stop-shop” for the entire EU and many countries outside the EU’.

‘Hein van den Bos knows the industry, is experienced and a very nice person to work with’.

‘Knowledgeable and experienced team, great cross-functional and international network’.

‘Hein van den Bos is very modest, very calm, professional and an important trusted advisor of our company’.

Netherlands > Banking and finance: asset finance and structured finance Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP continues to be a force in structured finance work for bank-side clients, with a client list which includes several of the largest domestic financial institutions as well as sizeable international players. Practice co-head Robert Masman is particularly recommended for such matters, with a strong track record in the fields of covered bonds, portfolio transactions, and securitisations. Fellow co-head Wouter Jongen, who is dual qualified in English and Dutch law, is more active on the asset financing side. Counsel Dylan Goedegebuure and associate Yvette Voermans provide additional support.

Practice head(s):

Robert Masman; Wouter Jongen

Other key lawyers:


‘Hogan has invested a lot in ABS teams and following integration of various B&M teams they are now a leading firm in auto ABS and increasingly active in other sectors as well’

‘Good understanding of our business and the market. ’

Key clients

ING Bank





BNP Paribas




Netherlands > Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

The 'young, innovative, dynamic and professional team' at Hogan Lovells International LLP is led by the 'extremely informedJoke Bodewits, who has 'surrounded herself with a strong team, including a number of great talents' including senior associate Chantal van Dam and associate Benjamino Blok. The group is a key name for complex cross-border mandates as well as multi-jurisdictional litigation; it also handles e-privacy matters and cybersecurity work.

Practice head(s):

Joke Bodewits

Other key lawyers:

Chantal van Dam; Benjamino Blok; Wout Olieslagers


‘The team is very competent, and provides quick, thorough and to-the-point advice. The fact that the team is always available for a quick call and advice is really helpful.’

‘Besides a really friendly person, Joke Bodewits is extremely informed and knows all details of every question you raise. She is very persuasive in discussions and makes people listen and reconsider their own position.  Wout Olieslagers is also a very friendly person, that is able to inform you that you should think about other options, while at the same time make you think that your chosen option is the right one.’

‘Very practical and hands-on team with pragmatic solutions. People within the team are nice to work with.’

‘Joke Bodewits and Chantal van Dam are very nice people to work with, really help you out quickly and pragmatically.’

‘Young, innovative, dynamic and professional team. Very knowledgeable in privacy and cybersecurity.’

‘Joke Bodewits (partner) leads the show. She has surrounded herself with a strong team, including a number of great talents of which Chantal van Dam deserves special attention.’

Netherlands > Insurance Tier 2

The corporate insurance and reinsurance (transactional and derivatives) team at Hogan Lovells International LLP is headed up by Victor de Vlaam, who is well regarded for advising large international blue-chip clients on high-end transactions. With a focus on corporate work, the firm handles multi-jurisdictional insurance M&A, restructurings and related insurance regulatory advice, and collateral arrangements. It also advises on portfolio transfers, capital raisings, and financial regulatory and tax matters. As part of a global network, the team is well placed to handle international mandates and works closely with the firm's London practice on reinsurance matters.

Practice head(s):

Victor de Vlaam

Other key lawyers:

Aafke Pronk; Janelle de Ruiter


‘They clearly have a lot experience in longevity risk transfer transactions throughout Europe’.

‘Hogan Lovells has an integrated team of insurance, pensions and collateral specialists and have a strong market position in the development of longevity transfer structures’.

‘They offer sound legal knowledge, deliver on promises and manage expectations’.

Key clients

Nationale Nederlanden

Swiss RE


Resolution Life

Leidsche Verzekering Maatschappij

Reinsurance Group of America (RGA)

Netherlands > Intellectual property: Patents Tier 2

Ruud van der Velden heads 'an awesome team' at Hogan Lovells International LLP. It attracts high-profile cases, especially in the life sciences, chemical, and high tech fields. It is also notable as a co-founded the Legal Diversity & Inclusion Alliance in Belgium and Stichting Forward in the Netherlands. The 'fabled' Bert Oosting is considered a premier practitioner for complex, international patent and technology disputes and Klaas Bisschop is noted for handling disputes before Dutch national courts, arbitral panels, and the Court of Justice of the European Union. The majority of his cases come from the industries such as life sciences where research and development is core. The practice is also notable for a talented team of senior associates such as Dirk-Jan Ridderinkhof and Stefan Dusault.

Practice head(s):

Ruud van der Velden


‘The Hogan Lovells IP team combines an in-depth knowledge of IP systems all over the world with a hands-on mentality to serve their clients’ interests. Their patent litigators have a great affinity for technical matters. ’

‘Klaas Bisschop of Hogan Lovells Amsterdam is one of the best litigators in Court; his pleadings are exceptionally clear, concise, and convincing. Ruud van der Velden of Hogan Lovells Amsterdam combines legal expertise with technical affinity. Bert Oosting of Hogan Lovells Amsterdam is “the grand old man” with excellent strategic and tactic advice. ’

‘I have been working with the Hogan Lovells International law firm in the Netherlands on high-profile, high-stakes, multi-jurisdictional patent litigation work since the early 2000s involving many different types of my company.’

‘In the Netherlands, I am currently working with Bert Oosting, Klaas Bisschop, and Rik Zagers. They are excellent writers, have great attention to detail, and are very hardworking and very easy to work with.’

‘One of the strongest IP teams in The Netherlands. Superb knowledge and legendary partners.’

‘Bert Oosting is fabled for his knowledge, experience, smooth legal style, and approachability.’

Klaas Bisschop has one of the finest legal minds around. His creativity, gutsiness, and pragmatism are hard to beat.’

‘Experienced and steady team with a great combination of experts. Leaders, nationally and internationally, in the field of patent law already for over two decades.’

‘Bert Oosting, Klaas Bisschop, Ruud van der Velden. Awesome team, very different personalities, but very complimentary. Great experts! A talented team of associates includes Dirk-Jan Ridderinkhof and Stefan Dusault’

‘The team is experienced and very knowledgeable about law and cases. They have a good understanding of technologies and they can lever their international network and know-how whenever necessary. ’

‘Ruud van der Velden – Understands the weaknesses and strengths of the position of the client very well. Ability to bring in different angles to the situation. Ability to bring up creative approaches.’

Sanne Bouwers – Very knowledgeable about law and details. Excellent follow up of open issues. ’

‘Personal contacts allow to make quick decisions possible – Very professional, they know their strengths and if needed involve the right IP specialists from other countries – informal and open discussions, needed for a good understanding of normally very complex IP cases – management of infringement cases with international team members within Lovells.’

‘Bert Oosting, overall IP knowledge, in-depth knowledge of IP case law Klaas Bischop; management of infringement cases and international IP teams, in-depth knowledge of IP case law ’

‘The team responds diligently and quickly, is creative, grasps customer needs and positions, and is able to translate into relevant arguments and legal strategy. Careful but still pragmatic. They are very well able to lay out the situation in the national legal framework to customers even if these may not have a lot of experience in this jurisdiction. Quick on their feet in hearing.’

Key clients



Eli Lilly


F. Hoffmann-La Roche

Organik Kimya

Netherlands > Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP is instructed by a range of clients, including corporates and private equity funds both domestic and international, handling a wide range of financing matters. Robert Masman and Wouter Jongen head the team, and are both recommended for real estate financing work, while Jongen is also highly active in the field of acquisition finance and is dual English- and Dutch-qualified.

Practice head(s):

Wouter Jongen; Robert Masman


‘In-depth knowledge combined with a pragmatic approach make HL easy to work with. Furthermore, the team is committed and on the ball.’

‘Wouter Jongen is a practical guy who has the right skills and knowledge to close the transaction. Humour if appropriate and hard in negotiations if needed. Knowledge of the market and advises accordingly. ’

‘Very dedicated and highly committed people, up to date knowledge on the matter, strong negotiation skills, pragmatic solutions, always keeping in mind the cost/benefit analysis.’

‘Partner is easy to get in touch with at top level, always committed and available, see above (up to date knowledge on the matter, excellent strong negotiation skills, pragmatic solutions, always keeping in mind the cost/benefit analysis).’

Key clients

Royal Schiphol Group N.V.

Three Hills Capital Partners



Terberg Group



Broad Horizon

Netherlands > Banking and finance: lender or arranger side Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP continues to act for a wide range of both domestic and multinational banking clients, in addition to several non-bank lenders including asset managers and debt funds. The firm is also highly active in the field of syndicated lending, primarily representing groups of lenders in acquisition financing mandates. Wouter Jongen heads the team alongside Robert Masman, while Siddharth Saxena is a key name from the associate ranks.

Practice head(s):

Wouter Jongen; Robert Masman

Other key lawyers:


Good ability to advise on the various risks connected to different structures and potential mitigating factors in docs. Good legal partner to have on a deal.’

Wouter Jongen is very knowledgeable in terms of the market and negotiating docs. Strong ability to achieve the best result/outcome for his clients. Very flexible and great person to work with on a transaction.’

Netherlands > Capital markets: debt Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP continues to be highly active in the Dutch market. The firm is primarily instructed as issuer counsel, though it also acts for several large Dutch financial institutions, for which it handles both issuer and manager-side work. Practice co-head Robert Masman specialises in deals with more complex structural elements such as covered bonds, while fellow co-head Wouter Jongen handles a range of corporate debt issuances.

Practice head(s):

Robert Masman; Wouter Jongen


‘Good understanding of our business and the market.’

‘Robert Masman is approachable with a hands on mentality and very able to get the point across.’

Netherlands > Commercial, corporate and M&a Tier 4

Hogan Lovells International LLP combines expertise in public and private M&A and corporate restructuring work with notable experience in the financial services, TMT and life sciences sectors. In a recent highlight, the team advised Endemol Shine Group on its acquisition by Banijay for over €2bn; other clients include Resolution Life and Nasdaq. Victor de Vlaam leads the group, which also includes Jan de Snaijer and counsel Johan Kleyn.

Practice head(s):

Victor de Vlaam

Other key lawyers:


‘Hogan has excellent lawyers in offices around the world. Truly world class.’

‘The lawyers at Hogan with whom I’ve worked are excellent. In particular, Victor de Vlaam assisted us on a deal in the Netherlands and he was excellent. Great to work with and provided invaluable guidance on Dutch law and practices.’

Key clients

Resolution Life

Endemol Shine


Reinsurance Group of America (RGA)


PPG Industries



BNP Paribas

Henry Schein

HERE International

Netherlands > Employment Tier 4

Hogan Lovells International LLP’s employment team focuses on the needs of its international client base. Its advice on multijurisdictional matters covers M&A-related employment issues, outsourcing, dismissals, competition and litigation. The team leverages mandates from the TMT, automotive, logistics, banking and insurance sectors. Anita de Jong is the head of the practice.

Practice head(s):

Anita de Jong


‘Hogan Lovells engaged very quickly in a very complex project, proposing different solutions and being very proactive as to the next steps’.

‘Very well-engaged with the topic we were facing since the beginning and very dedicated to the project. ’

‘Their availability is unique as well as the quality of their services’.

‘Anita de Jong is particularly recommended and nice to work with’.

‘Their pragmatic and very practical approach is very appreciated by clients’.

‘Very high dedication to the customer and commitment to provide the necessary support and provisions of advice to help the customer’.

‘Availability on short notice and if necessary outside the normal hours’.

‘Clear expertise and experience in the domain for which we consulted the team’.

Key clients



Arconic / Howmet Europe

Choice Hotels

De Leidsche Verzekeringsmaatschappij

Dun & Bradstreet

Endemol Shine


Herman Miller

Kodak Alaris

Lachlan Murdoch / Illyria

Mathys Orthopaedics

MOL Hungarian Oil & Gas

NorthC group (Datacenteres)





WA Hienfeld

Netherlands > Industry focus: Information technology Tier 4

Hogan Lovells International LLP has a strong focus on privacy and cybersecurity, and also handles general IT matters and outsourcing. With a strong global network, the firm is well positioned to handle cross-border issues for large multinational clients, including multi-jurisdictional litigation. Joke Bodewits, Ruud van der Velden and Anita de Jong head the team.

Practice head(s):

Joke Bodewits; Ruud van der Velden; Anita de Jong

Netherlands > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 5

Manon Cordewener at Hogan Lovells International LLP is praised by clients, who describe her as 'superb - knowledgeable, calm, and commercial'. She steers a team of eight associates, attracting some high-profile clients and instructions, such as advising Korean Air on the collective redress claims that have arisen following the European Commission's air cargo cartel decision.

Netherlands > Intellectual property: trade marks, copyrights and design rights Tier 5

Samantha C. Brinkhuis heads Hogan Lovells International LLP's IP practice in Amsterdam. Her experience spans trade mark, copyright, and unfair competition but also takes transactional and dispute matters in media, entertainment, and advertising law. The team's impressive client list includes Nintendo, PepsiCo/Frito-Lay, and Amazon. The firm has a strong involvement in promoting diversity; it co-founded  Stichting Forward in the Netherlands and is active in programmes firm-wide. All lawyers also undertake pro bono work.

Practice head(s):

Samantha C. Brinkhuis

Key clients




Deutsche Telekom



The firm: Change is happening faster than ever, and legal challenges come from all directions. To stay ahead, organisations need to anticipate what’s next. Hogan Lovells understands this and works together with its clients to solve the toughest legal issues in major industries and commercial centres around the world. With 2,500 lawyers on six continents, Hogan Lovells offers extensive experience and insights gained from working in some of the world’s most complex legal environments and markets for corporations, financial institutions and governments. The firm provides practical legal solutions that help clients identify and mitigate risk and make the most of opportunities.

Whether a client is expanding into new markets, considering capital from new sources, or dealing with increasingly complex regulation or disputes, Hogan Lovells can help.

The firm’s lawyers are straight-talking. They understand and solve the problem before it becomes one. And they deliver clear and practical advice that gets the job done.

A fast-changing and interconnected world requires fresh thinking combined with proven experience. That’s what Hogan Lovells provides. Progress starts with ideas. And while imagination helps at every level, the firm’s legal solutions are aligned with each client’s business strategy. The firm’s experience in cross-border and emerging economies gives it the market perspective to be the global partner of choice for its clients. The team at Hogan Lovells brings a diverse variety of backgrounds and experience which delivers a broader perspective. This ultimately makes for more rounded thinking and better answers for clients. Giving back to communities and society is fundamental to good business. And, it’s part of the firm’s core. Everyone at Hogan Lovells is asked to volunteer at least 25 hours a year as part of their normal work duties.

Amsterdam office: Hogan Lovells in Amsterdam focuses on corporate/M&A, intellectual property, data protection, dispute resolution, life sciences, banking and finance, tax, and employment. Clients appreciate the integrated commercial, corporate, finance and tax services.

The firm provides practical solutions for Dutch and international clients. Its lawyers understand how local and international issues impact your work. They know that you value an honest, straightforward opinion. They deliver timely, results-oriented advice. And as a client, when you participate in their seminars and presentations, you gain an up-to-the-minute understanding of current business and legal issues.

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Banking transactional
Capital markets
Financial services
Intellectual property
Mergers and acquisitions
Privacy and cybersecurity
Private equity
Automotive and mobility
Energy and natural resources
Financial institutions
Life sciences and healthcare
Real estate
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Klaas Bisschop  photo Mr Klaas Bisschop Partner
 Joke Bodewits photo Joke Bodewits Partner
Miss Manon Cordewener  photo Miss Manon Cordewener Partner
Mr Wouter Jongen  photo Mr Wouter Jongen Partner
Mr Robert Masman  photo Mr Robert Masman Robert is a Finance and Capital Markets lawyer focusing on asset based…
 Bert Oosting photo Bert Oosting Partner
 Aafke Pronk photo Aafke Pronk Counsel
Mr Peter Stokking  photo Mr Peter Stokking As a member of the corporate notarial team, Peter Stokking practices in…
Mr Hein Van den Bos  photo Mr Hein Van den Bos Hein van den Bos helps life sciences companies with EU regulatory matters.…
Mrs Anita de Jong  photo Mrs Anita de Jong As a partner and head of the employment practice in Amsterdam, Anita…
Mr Jan de Snaijer  photo Mr Jan de Snaijer Jan de Snaijer is still hard at work on the subject matters…
Mr Victor de Vlaam  photo Mr Victor de Vlaam Partner
Mr Ruud van der Velden  photo Mr Ruud van der Velden Partner
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