Firm Profile > Hogan Lovells International LLP > Amsterdam, Netherlands
Hogan Lovells International LLP Offices
ATRIUM - NORTH TOWER
1077 ZX AMSTERDAM PO BOX 545
Hogan Lovells International LLP > The Legal 500 Rankings
Hogan Lovells International LLP's life sciences and healthcare regulatory practice works in conjunction with its patent practice, especially in connection with multi-jurisdictional patent litigation. Hein Van den Bos and Bert Oosting head a large group of specialists covering areas including regulatory compliance on drugs, medical devices, veterinary, products and new technologies, as well as clinical trials. Senior associate Ruth Franken is noted for her extensive experience in EU and Dutch regulatory, pricing, and reimbursement matters. The practice advises major European and international clients including Merck Sharp & Dohme, Intervet, and Lilly.
Insurance Tier 2
Victor de Vlaam and senior associate Aafke Pronk are the main contacts at the Hogan Lovells International LLP team handling work for major insurance and reinsurance clients and which focuses on corporate transactions and regulatory advice. The team advised a life insurance client on a complex, cross-border merger and the regulatory aspects and the transfer of the insurance portfolio. Other clients include Reinsurance Group of America, AXA, and United Health.
Ruud van der Velden heads the team at Hogan Lovells International LLP and together with Bert Oosting and Klaas Bisschop attracts complex patent infringement work in the pharma, chemicals and electronics arenas together with regulatory matters. The team acted for Merck Sharp & Dohme in a landmark case against Teva that went to the Supreme Court and concerned a second medical use patent protecting a combination therapy for the treatment of hepatitis C.
Hogan Lovells International LLP’s ‘extremely knowledgeable’ practice is headed by Robert Masman and Wouter Jongen. The team specialises in structured finance work, including securitisation, covered bonds, trade receivables financing, asset-based finance and real estate finance and finance linked-derivatives. Masman is acting for ABN Amro Bank as issuer on the establishment of its second retained covered bonds programme.
Klaas Bisschop and Marc Wallheimer head up a substantial team at Hogan Lovells International LLP that draws on IP, employment, and corporate expertise in relation to IT mandates and counts Merck, Sensata Technologies, and Uniface among its clients. Counsel Joke Bodewits leads on data privacy and cybersecurity matters and is assisting a number of well-known, international clients on the implementation of GDPR compliance projects. Other current work includes advising on data disclosure orders and data breach response procedures.
Investment funds Tier 3
Victor de Vlaam and Maarten Schellingerhout, who is UK- and Netherlands-qualified, lead the team at Hogan Lovells International LLP. The duo are advising Prologis, one of the largest US real estate investment trusts, on its of 91 industrial properties in the US and six European countries.
Wouter Jongen and Robert Masman head up the borrower side practice at Hogan Lovells International LLP, which has particular expertise in unitranche debt. The team has worked extensively with private equity client Egeria, including handling the refinancing of three of its portfolio companies; Jongen led the advice. In other work, Masman assisted Struik Foods with arranging its club financing. Senior associate Carola Houpst and associate Siddharth Saxena joined from NautaDutilh and Allen & Overy's Singapore office respectively.
At Hogan Lovells International LLP, Wouter Jongen advised Intermediate Capital Group on the refinancing of Bergman Clinics. Jongen jointly heads the practice with Robert Masman, who has notable expertise in real estate and asset-backed structured financing matters. Senior associate Carola Houpst is also noted.
Capital markets: debt Tier 4
Hogan Lovells International LLP's team, which is a popular choice for financial institutions, is led by Robert Masman and Wouter Jongen. Masman advised ABN Amro as issuer counsel on its €40bn retained covered bonds programme backed by residential mortgage loans. Together with Jongen, he also assisted Petrobras Global Finance, the Dutch financing vehicle of Petróleo Brasileiro, with various multibillion-dollar debt raisings in the debt capital markets.
The lawyers at Hogan Lovells International LLP are commended for being 'very hands-on and accessible' and for being 'solution finders'. The practice is also highlighted for its 'great international expertise'. Department head Victor de Vlaam and senior counsel Johan Kleyn are noted practitioners. Together with a cross-practice team, Johannes Buntjer, who covers M&A and private equity matters, advised Daimler on the creation of a joint venture with BMW to form innovative future mobility services. In other work, the practice assisted Kuala Lumpur Kepong on the sale of its surfactants business in the Netherlands to a Swiss-headquartered chemical producer.
Employment Tier 4
As part of an international network, Hogan Lovells International LLP has a focus on cross-border work for international clients which is often connected with M&A and reorganisations. It is advising Astellas regarding the employee consultation process with the works council on the proposed restructuring of some of its businesses which would involve redundancies and transfers of employees to the US and Japan. Anita de Jong is the team head and senior associate Maria Benbrahim is also recommended.
The Hogan Lovells International LLP team is headed by IP litigator Marc Wallheimer who, along with senior associate Win Yan Lam, assists clients including Mars and Pepsi-co with their Benelux trade marks clearances, prosecution, and enforcement issues. The team also acts for Dell on a range of trade mark and domain name matters as well as a dispute with the Dutch state and national collecting society on copyright levies.
Hogan Lovells International LLP > Firm Profile
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.
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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|Automotive and mobility|
|Energy and natural resources|
|Life sciences and healthcare|
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Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Intellectual property: Patents
- Banking and finance: asset finance and structured finance
- Industry focus: Information technology
- Investment funds
- Banking and finance: Borrower side
- Banking and finance: lender or arranger side
- Capital markets: debt
- Commercial, corporate and M&a
- Intellectual property: trade marks, copyrights and design rights