Norton Rose Fulbright > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Firm Profile

Norton Rose Fulbright
24TH FLOOR, REMBRANDT TOWER
AMSTELPLEIN 1
1096 HA AMSTERDAM
Netherlands

Netherlands > Industry focus: Food Tier 1

Advising a range of clients in the food and agribusiness sector, Norton Rose Fulbright’s ‘business oriented concise team’ specialises in soft commodities, food safety, labelling, M&A, investigations and employment matters. Saskia Blokland leads the practice and focuses on M&A, joint ventures and complex corporate restructuring. Another key name is Bart Vis, who was promoted to counsel in 2021 and is an expert in public law, advising clients on the development of renewable energy projects and the operation of industrial and chemical facilities.

Practice head(s):

Saskia Blokland

Other key lawyers:

Bart Vis; Stephanie Walthaus

Testimonials

‘Business oriented concise team. Great support’.

‘High knowledge of our company and sector.’

‘Stephanie Walthaus: High knowledge and expert level. Very friendly and easy to reach out for in case of need of help on a subject’.

‘Saskia Blokland: High knowledge and expert level. Easy to reach out for in case of emergency or urgent matter’.

Key clients

Crisp Sensation Holding B.V.

Darling Ingredients

DeltaMilk

Emerald Kalama Chemical

Rabobank

Gate Group (deSter)

Kerry Group

Louis Dreyfus Commodities

Monaghan Mushrooms

Plus Retail (Plus Holding B.V.)

Regal Beloit Corporation

Roo Foods

Picnic

Reckitt Benckiser (ena) b.v.

WCSG

Deliveroo

Danone / Nutricia

Coca Cola European Partners

Coca Cola Hellenic AG

Fresh Trading Manufacturing B.V. (Innocent Drinks)

Work highlights

  • Advised Kerry Group on Dutch law aspects of the acquisition by Kerry Group of the Niacet Group, with target holding in USA but with material operations in The Netherlands as well.
  • Advise Reckitt Benckiser, a multinational consumer goods company and one of the world’s largest producers of health, hygiene and home products listed on the LSE, on all its Dutch employment law related matters.
  • Advising Fresh Trading Ltd in respect of the realisation of a new integrated juice terminal, blending and filling business (for the “innocent” juices and smoothies) in the port area of Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Netherlands > Insurance Tier 1

Norton Rose Fulbright's insurance practice in Amsterdam is led by Jan Duyvensz, who is also the head of the dispute resolution department. Under his leadership, the insurance team is instructed in various types of cross-border litigation, including W&I claims arising from M&A, cyber-related cases and product liability matters. In addition, D&O and professional liability cases are among other areas of strength. Elsewhere, the group is increasingly sought after to advise on liability risks for directors and officers in relation to topical issues such as climate change. Other areas of expertise on the non-contentious side include regulatory issues, capital management, online marketing, restructuring and insolvency. Floortje Nagelkerke and others are assisting the Allianz Group with all the regulatory aspects of its acquisition of Rabo PGGM PPI. Associate Guido Bongers is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Jan Duyvensz

Key clients

AIG

Allianz

Allied World Assurance Company

Amlin

AmTrust

Brit Insurance

BNP Paribas

Chubb

Generali

Hamilton

Riskpoint

RSA

Tokio Marine Kiln

XL Catlin

Enstar Group

APC Holland

Accelerant

Dutch Aviation Pool

CNA Hardy

Aspen

Work highlights

  • Acting as defence counsel on behalf of a liability insurer and a well-known lawyer in relation to complex court proceedings regarding a professional liability dispute.
  • Advises insurance companies such as AmTrust, Domestic & General, Hyperion and AIG on the offerings of their (insurance) products and services in the Netherlands.
  • Assisting the Allianz Group with all regulatory aspects of its acquisition of the Rabo PGGM PPI, a Dutch premium pension institution (PPI) for SMEs set up by Rabobank and PGGM in 2012.

Netherlands > Project finance and PFI Tier 1

Norton Rose Fulbright has experience in domestic and international PPP projects, particularly in major PFI infrastructure projects and in the power and renewable energy sectors. The firm combines strengths in infrastructure and banking and finance issues, as well as expertise advising on biomass power plants, solar energy parks, wind farms and tank storage terminals in the Netherlands. Another specialism for the practice is construction contracts, where it assists with operation and management agreements, permitting issues and the financing of the projects. Wouter Hertzberger  is a structured finance transactions expert and leads the team, which includes Daphne Broerse, who advises private parties and governmental authorities on large-scale energy, infrastructure and commercial developments. Other key names in the area are associate Ania Gorna, who handles a range of project finance matters, and Omar Salah, who joined from De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek in 2021 and brings borrower side expertise.

Practice head(s):

Wouter Hertzberger

Key clients

Ballast Nedam Concessies

Besix

DEME Group

Dura Vermeer

EIB

BBGI

Foresight Group LLP

Heijmans Nederland

John Laing

Macquarie Capital

Meridiam Infrastructure

Ørsted

Strukton Integrale Projecten

TBI PPP

Zouk Capital LLP

Work highlights

  • Advised B.V. Wibautstraat 224 (an entity owned by Dutch real estate investor Dijkhuis Vastgoed Management) that has entered into a loan agreement for an amount of €30m with Berlin Hyp AG as lender, for the refinancing of the Renaultgebouw at Wibautstraat 224, for which the mortgage was renewed.
  • Advising Rabobank and Commerzbank on the provision of financing to the Republic of Ghana, acting through the Ministry of Finance for the dredging services related to the Elmina Fishing Port Rehabilitation and Expansion Project in Ghana.
  • Advised Kroningswind concerning the financing of a 80MW on-shore wind farm in the Netherlands, which will consist of 19 wind turbines and will be developed by Kroningswind B.V.

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

Norton Rose Fulbright is notably prominent in transport-related asset finance transactions, particularly those connected with the aviation and shipping industries. Rail sector mandates are also a driver of work for the banking team, which is led by Wouter Hertzberger. Consultant Anthony Pallett has asset finance and structured finance expertise. Omar Salah joined from De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek in August 2021.

Practice head(s):

Wouter Hertzberger

Other key lawyers:

Anthony Pallett; Joris Ravelli; Omar Salah; Mei Land Man

Key clients

ABN AMRO

Amsterdam Trade Bank

Apollo

Bank of America

BNP Paribas

China Aircraft Leasing Company

FMO

HSBC

ING Bank

Rabobank

State of the Netherlands

Waypoint Leasing Limited

Wells Fargo

Work highlights

  • Advised Coöperatieve Rabobank and Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft on the provision of financing to the Republic of Ghana, acting through the Ministry of Finance for the dredging services related to the Elmina Fishing Port Rehabilitation and Expansion Project in Ghana. The financing is backed by the Belgian export credit agency, Credendo. The project forms part of the Elmina port facelift plans and the Ghanaian government’s ongoing programme to rehabilitate and construct fishing ports and landing sites along the coast.

Netherlands > Banking and finance: Financial services regulatory Tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright‘s recent work has included assisting fund and asset managers with complying with new legislation on ESG in the financial sector. It also continues to be a major player in the fintech arena, where its team combines finance, regulatory and tech expertise to advise on new developments in the market; clients in this space include tech companies, private equity houses and other financial institutions. Elsewhere, another key workstream involves advising financial institutions from the UK and outside the EEA on continued access to the EU financial markets following Brexit. The financial regulatory practice is led by Floortje Nagelkerke, who acts for clients such as Cboe, CME and Northern Trust Global Services Limited.

Practice head(s):

Floortje Nagelkerke

Other key lawyers:

Nikolai de Koning

Testimonials

‘Very efficient and practical approach, willing to take the extra step. Lots of up-to-date knowledge. Out of the box thinking – not in limitations but solutions.’

‘Modern team, clear and open communication.’

‘Floortje Nagelkerke is well experienced and competent in the regulatory field. She is a calm and pragmatic adviser providing to-the-point guidance.’

‘The team is very knowledgeable in their field and works with key industry players which helps them understand the financial services industry and enables them to add value.’

‘Floortje Nagelkerke is an expert in her field. Pragmatic while very much aware of legal details. Great person to work with.’

Key clients

Allianz

Cboe

CME

Northern Trust Global Services Limited (NTGSL)

Royal Bank of Canada

Amtrust, Hyperion, Domestic & General

Stichting AGRI3

BUX

Jane Street

Gelber

MUFG

EuroCCP

Work highlights

  • Assisting the Allianz Group with all regulatory aspects of its acquisition of the Rabo PGGM PPI, a Dutch premium pension institution (PPI) for SMEs set up by Rabobank and PGGM in 2012, including but not limited to due diligence, contract negotiation, obtaining the required regulatory approvals from regulatory authorities (including the Dutch Central Bank), and providing advice on (compliance with) rules and regulations applicable to premium pension institutions.
  • Assisting the CME Group, the world’s leading derivatives marketplace, with obtaining authorisation for two of its Dutch subsidiaries in the Netherlands so that it can continue to service its European Union clients, regardless of the outcome of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.
  • Assisted EuroCCP with setting up its derivatives clearing service. The firm amended and drafted the relevant client documentation. In addition, it assisted the client with getting the approval from the relevant competent authorities.

Netherlands > Environment and planning Tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright’s projects and public law team handles a high volume of zoning, permitting and licensing issues for large energy and infrastructure projects. The team is jointly led by managing partner Daphne Broerse and counsel Bart Vis; with Broerse focusing on public private partnerships (PPPs), construction projects, and administrative, environmental and public law matters; and Vis recommended for spatial planning, environmental regulation, market regulation and nature protection issues.

Practice head(s):

Daphne Broerse; Bart Vis

Key clients

Macquarie Group

RaboBank

TBI PPP

Dura Vermeer

RWE

RWE Eemshydrogen

Advanced Methanol Amsterdam

Emerald Kalama Chemicals

Deliveroo

Gate Gourmet

BNP Parisbas

Sunrock

BNP Paribas

LBBW Bank

Work highlights

  • Advising RWE Eemshydrogen on the development of a new industrial scale green hydrogen plant in Eemshaven, the Netherlands.
  • Secured a new instruction from Advanced Methanol Amsterdam for the development of a new green biofuel production site in the Port of Amsterdam.
  • Onging advice to Emerald Kalama Chemical on the operation of its chemical production site in the Port of Rotterdam.

Netherlands > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright fields ‘an excellent team with cross-border restructuring capabilities’, which advises on contentious and non-contentious restructuring matters. It acts for financial institutions, distressed companies, secured creditors, and managing directors, and works closely with practitioners in its international network. The team was recently bolstered by the arrival of Omar Salah, who joined from De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, and is ‘a technically strong lawyer and very good at building relationships’. Wouter Hertzberger  and Yke Lennartz  are also key practitioners.

Practice head(s):

Wouter Hertzberger; Yke Lennartz

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Omar Salah is strong new team member’.

‘The addition of Omar Salah makes this the restructuring firm to watch in this space’.

‘NRF have a well-resourced team that is able to deal with complex matters’.

‘I believe the team has benefited from the hiring of Omar Salah’.

‘I worked closely with Omar Salah and highly recommend him’.

‘Pleasure to work with and very much up to speed with latest legal developments’.

‘Very pragmatic, eager and excellent business sense’.

‘I worked with Omar Salah numerous times and he stands out from the rest’.

Key clients

ABN AMRO Bank N.V.

AEB (Afval Energie Bedrijf Amsterdam)

AIG

Banco Santander S.A.

Bank of America, N.A.

BNP Paribas

Danish Ship Finance

DNB Bank ASA

DVB Group Merchant Bank (Asia) Ltd.

HSBC Bank

ING Bank N.V.

Intertrust Nederland B.V.

MS Mode Group B.V.

Nordic Trustee AS

Pareto Bank ASA

PVH

Rabobank

Trustee of Lehman Brothers Inc.

Stichting Uniconsult

Vistra

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented Stichting Uniconsult in legal proceedings initiated by D-Reizen, by means of which D-Reizen requested the court to force a restructuring plan upon Stichting Uniconsult.

Netherlands > Transport Tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright has a strong focus on shipping and aviation finance work, and also handles transport-related M&A, rail finance issues and tax structuring matters. The practice has notable experience in export credit agency (ECA) backed financings and often handles international mandates, with particular experience in Latin America. It acts for banks, ship owners and leasing companies on a range of asset finance matters. Wouter Hertzberger heads up the team and is well versed in structured finance transactions and restructuring matters.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Dedicated and specialised team with background knowledge in required areas’.

‘As a client you feel at home with this firm because they care about your interests and do what they promise’.

‘The team of NRF cares about you and the specific problems you encounter’.

‘They act as a moderating party where required without losing your interests’.

‘They are able to quickly adapt, even with difficult foreign parties, to bring everybody to a good result’.

Key clients

De Staat der Nederlanden

TCG fund

ABN AMRO Bank N.V.

ING Bank N.V.

Rabobank

ICTSI

Volga-Dnepr Group

Aerovias de Mexico

Altea

The Boeing Company

Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing

Waypoint Leasing Limited

China Aircraft Leasing Company

Stena Line Limited

SMBC Aviation Capital Limited

Carlyle Aviation Partners

Apollo Aviation Group

BBAM

BNP Paribas

HES Hartel Tank Terminal B.V.

I.M.P. Group

Nordic Aviation company

Ocean Rig UDW Inc.

PAL Aerospace

Technip

CAE

UK Export Finance

Work highlights

  • Providing regulatory advice to AeroMexico in connection with (i) the utilisation of AeroMexico’s rights under the bilateral air transport agreement between The Netherlands and Mexico, as amended by the air services agreement between the EU and Mexico, (ii) code sharing under EU rules and regulations and (iii) certain custom matters.
  • Advising long standing client ICTSI on multiple areas.
  • Advising The State of The Netherlands on the public procurement for the acquisition of a new government aircraft.

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

In a key development at Norton Rose FulbrightOmar Salah joined the firm from De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V. in August 2021. He serves as the head of financial restructuring and insolvency in Amsterdam. In addition, Salah is a leading expert in Islamic finance and he is also well-known for his experience of acquisition and leveraged finance transactions. Elsewhere, the firm has a stand out reputation in the project finance arena, with its team playing a key role in domestic and international PPP projects, particularly major PFI infrastructure (and accommodation) projects and those in the power and renewable energy sector. It is also prominent in the digital infrastructure space. Other matters relate to general corporate lending, export finance, trade and commodity finance and development finance. Wouter Hertzberger is the overall head of the banking practice, which also includes Joris Ravelli.

Practice head(s):

Wouter Hertzberger

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Joris Ravelli is very approachable and very much involved for a partner.’

‘The banking team at Norton Rose Fulbright has an excellent reputation in the market. What sets them apart, is their international focus and global reach while providing top-quality legal advice in the Dutch markets. The hire of new banking partner Omar Salah is a market-shaking move. I have worked with him on banking matters. Omar is a top-notch banking lawyer and a great addition to the team to win mandates on leveraged finance and Islamic finance.’

‘I have worked with Omar Salah. He is the best in the Dutch market on Islamic finance deals. He is doing a lot in leveraged finance too. Omar is technically very strong, understands banking and finance inside out, and did a great job advising us as a large financial institution on innovative banking transactions.’

Key clients

ABN AMRO

Amsterdam Trade Bank

Apollo

Bank of America

BNP Paribas

FMO

HSBC

ING Bank

Rabobank

Work highlights

  • Assisted Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A., Nederlandse Waterschapsbank N.V. and KBC Bank NV with the financing of a 80 MW onshore wind farm in the Netherlands, which will consist of 19 wind turbines and will be developed by Kroningswind B.V.
  • Advised the lenders to the winning consortium of the tender procedure of the DBFMO Agreement on the design, construction, finance, maintenance and operation of a new accommodation project that shall be used by the National Institute for Public Health and Environment and the Agency of the Medicines Evaluation Board.
  • Acting for De Nederlandse Waterschapsbank N.V./BNG Bank N.V. on the construction of onshore windfarm Drentse Monden en Oostermoer (the DMO Project). The DMO Project is divided into three sub-projects, which are structured in three separate legal entities and the project financing is structured at the level of each sub-project.

Netherlands > Construction Tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright’s infrastructure team has a strong focus on project finance and PPP work. It also handles construction contracts and agreements, operational matter, public procurement and land rights issues. Daphne Broerse heads the team with a background in administrative and civil law, she is particularly active in the energy sector.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘A solid “big firm”‘.

‘Know their stuff’.

‘We work with Daphne Broerse and Annemarie Ver Loren van Themaat-Creutzberg and appreciate the service they provide together’.

‘Knowledgeable, experienced, nimble, flexible, with good product delivery’.

‘Very pleasant to work with’.

‘Good collaborative approach.’

Key clients

Ballast Nedam Concessies

Heijmans Nederland

John Laing

Macquarie Capital

TBI PPP

Dura Vermeer

DEME Group

BBGI

Ørsted

Wavin

Emerald Kalama Chemicals

Strukton

Sandvik Santrade Ltd

WE I Netherlands B.V.

Dijkhuis Vastgoed Management B.V.

ING Bank NV

BNP Paribas

Work highlights

  • Advising Sunrock Investments BV on several solar energy projects, both rooftop and ground mounted.
  • Advising Fresh Trading Ltd. on the acquisition of land rights for and the construction and operation of a new juice terminal in the Port of Rotterdam.
  • Advising Lenders to the RIVM SPC on all aspects of the RIVM DBFMO project in the Netherlands.

Netherlands > Energy: regulatory Tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright draws on strength from its infrastructure, tax, environment, safety and planning and litigation practitioners to offer a broad service in relation to energy projects. The team is led by banking partner Wouter Hertzberger, who is recommended for structured finance transactions. Matthijs Van Leeuwen is experienced in national and international energy projects.

Practice head(s):

Wouter Hertzberger

Other key lawyers:

Matthijs van Leeuwen

Key clients

Ballast Nedam

BritNed

British Petroleum

Bluescape Resources

Denham Capital

DNV-GL

Engie

HSBC

IBVogt

ING Bank

NOP Agrowind

Orsted

RWE/Essent

Sete Brasil Participacoes

Westermeerwind

Windpark Krammer

World Fuel Services

Energy Storage Netherlands

In Credible

Kroningswind

Ventolines

Green investment fund

Rabobank

Netherlands > Energy: transactional Tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright acts for a range of clients, including utilities, banks, project developers, upstream companies and start-ups on financing and corporate energy matters. The team is led by banking partner Wouter Hertzberger and includes Matthijs Van Leeuwen, who is experienced in national and international off- and onshore wind projects, LNG terminals and gas storage projects.

Practice head(s):

Wouter Hertzberger

Other key lawyers:

Matthijs van Leeuwen

Testimonials

Very committed, with a personal touch.

Wouter Hertzberger is very pleasant to work with as he is super down to earth, pragmatic and available when needed.

Wouter Hertzberger gives his team space to flourish.

Key clients

Ballast Nedam

BritNed

British Petroleum

Bluescape Resources

Denham Capital

DNV-GL

Engie

HSBC

IBVogt

ING Bank

NOP Agrowind

Orsted

RWE/Essent

Sete Brasil Participacoes

Westermeerwind

Windpark Krammer

World Fuel Services

Energy Storage Netherlands

In Credible

Kroningswind

Ventolines

Green investment fund

Rabobank

Work highlights

  • Advising Rooftop Energy, as borrowers counsel, in respect of the (i) envisaged financing of its growth strategy and (ii) the refinancing of the company’s existing debt obligations in current operational solar projects.
  • Advising Kroningswind on the financing of an 80MW onshore wind farm in the Netherlands, which will consist of 19 wind turbines.
  • Advising Windpark Zeewolde on the financing of a large onshore windfarm.

Netherlands > Fraud and white-collar crime Tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright fields ‘a strong team in the Netherlands that benefits from the global capabilities of the firm’. With considerable experience in international internal investigations, the practice also handles fraud, anti-bribery and corruption, antitrust, sanctions and white-collar crime matters. The team is headed by Sharon Oded, who splits his time between Amsterdam and London, and acts for multinational corporations and financial institutions on regulatory and compliance issues.

Practice head(s):

Sharon Oded

Other key lawyers:

Britt van Breda; Diederik Tijssen

Testimonials

‘Sharon Oded is a very good lawyer with credibility and experience’.

‘Britt van Breda is a younger lawyer with a promising career’.

‘Sharon Oded is very knowledgeable and experienced’.

‘Sharon Oded understands the issues and always tries to find creative and pragmatic solutions’.

‘Sharon Oded is definitely an asset to have in a team, especially when negotiating with authorities’.

‘Britt van Breda also stands out for being very easy to work with and client driven.’

‘Always available, clear billing, and the team members stand by their word’.

‘Sharon Oded is extremely knowledgeable, always available and quickly presents solutions to new circumstances’.

Key clients

SBM Offshore N.V.

Shell

Signify

Danone / Nutricia

Coca Cola European Partners

AFI Europe

NXP Semiconductors

Unilabs

SHV Energy

Deliveroo

Rabobank

Thales

Hyva

AIG

Netherlands > Tax Tier 3

At Norton Rose Fulbright, the bulk of the work involves acting for clients that specifically turn to the firm for tax advice, although a significant portion of the firm’s workload also involves providing critical support on transactions. The practice is led by Remco Smorenburg, who has been instrumental in growing the firm’s real estate tax work. In addition, there has been an increase in mandates connected with renewable energy projects and W&I insurance. Another key figure is Bart le Blanc, who is experienced in advising US and European clients on tax issues associated with their investments in emerging markets, such as Latin America and Africa. Senior associate Yannick Schuerman has expertise in international corporate taxation and transfer pricing work.

Practice head(s):

Remco Smorenburg

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The tax team at Norton Rose in the Netherlands is very responsive, highly commercial and practical, and is focused on providing workable solutions to tax issues. It has excellent international experience, particularly in Latin America.’

‘Bart le Blanc is the tax partner we use in the Netherlands. He is highly responsive and commercial, and seeks to deliver very clear and pragmatic solutions to complex tax issues. He has excellent international experience. Very user-friendly.’

Key clients

CAE Inc

AIG

Appian Capital Advisory LLP

BBGI

Canadian Tire Corporation

Commerzbank AG

DNV

Energizer Inc.

Gran Energia

Sabic Capital

ICTSI

BNP REIM

Riskpoint

Technip FMC PLC

DVM

Daimler AG

Gazprom-Neft

Agri3 Fund

Susquehanna International Group (UK)

BMW Nederland

WarnerMedia Inc / AT&T Inc

Allianz Nederland Groep NV

KKR &Co

Aviva Insurance Limited

BMW Holding BV

Vale Insurance Partners

Jane Street Financial Limited

Vistra Netherlands

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance

Royal Bank of Canada

Work highlights

  • Advised Kerry Group on Dutch law aspects of the acquisition by Kerry Group of the Niacet Group, with target holding in US but with material operations in The Netherlands as well.
  • Assisting Appian with its exit from the Roxgold investment.
  • Assisted CAE with the Dutch tax aspects of the acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Flight Simulation Company B.V. for a cash consideration of approximately €70m paid to the sellers, calculated on the basis of an enterprise value of €100m.

Netherlands > Commercial, corporate and M&a Tier 4

At Norton Rose Fulbright, the team receives a range of instructions, namely M&A, disposal, buy-out, joint venture, corporate compliance and restructuring matters. Practice head Saskia Blokland  leverages the firm’s extensive international network to oversee a wealth of cross-border mandates, with a particular focus on the food, agriculture, energy and infrastructure sectors.

Practice head(s):

Saskia Blokland

Other key lawyers:

Heimon Smits; Jurriaan Jansen

Key clients

AIG

Airborne International

Alcami Wisconsin Corporation

Allianz Nederland

Ambridge

AmTrust

Anterra Capital

ASR Real Estate

Atlantic Methanol (AMPCO)

Aviva

Ballast Nedam

BBGI

BMW

CAE

Canadian Tire Corporation

CBOE Global Markets, Inc.

CDPQ (Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec)

Clear Channel

Commify

Comparex/SoftwareOne

Darling Ingredients

DeltaMilk

DNV GL

Emerald Kalama Chemical

Energizer

European Investment Bank

Frasers Centrepoint Limited

FTI group

Gate Group (deSter)

General Motors

Graco

Hunter Douglas Europe B.V.

IbVogt

IFC

Ingram Micro

Kerry Group

Louis Dreyfus Commodities

Longship

LyondellBasell

Macquarie

McLarens Acquisition Inc.

Monaghan Mushrooms

Nabors

Odfjell

Orascom

Plus Retail (Plus Holding B.V.)

PMV

PricewaterhouseCoopers CEE

Regal Beloit Corporation

Riskpoint

Rotterdam World Gateway

SABIC

Sandvik

SoftwareOne

Stena

Tages capital

Technip

TietoEVRY Oyj

Twinco

United Rentals

Vallourec S.A.

Vodacom Group Limited

VWR International

Warner Media

Westermeerwind

AIG

Airborne International

Alcami Wisconsin Corporation

Allianz Nederland

Ambridge

AmTrust

Anterra Capital

ASR Real Estate

Atlantic Methanol (AMPCO)

Aviva

Ballast Nedam

BBGI

BMW

CAE

Canadian Tire Corporation

CBOE Global Markets, Inc.

CDPQ (Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec)

Clear Channel

Commify

Comparex/SoftwareOne

Darling Ingredients

DeltaMilk

DNV GL

Emerald Kalama Chemical

Energizer

European Investment Bank

Frasers Centrepoint Limited

FTI group

Gate Group (deSter)

General Motors

Graco

Hunter Douglas Europe B.V.

IbVogt

IFC

Ingram Micro

Kerry Group

Louis Dreyfus Commodities

Longship

LyondellBasell

Macquarie

McLarens Acquisition Inc.

Monaghan Mushrooms

Nabors

Odfjell

Orascom

Plus Retail (Plus Holding B.V.)

PMV

PricewaterhouseCoopers CEE

Regal Beloit Corporation

Riskpoint

Rotterdam World Gateway

SABIC

Sandvik

SoftwareOne

Stena

Tages capital

Technip

TietoEVRY Oyj

Twinco

United Rentals

Vallourec S.A.

Vodacom Group Limited

VWR International

Warner Media

Westermeerwind

Work highlights

  • Advised Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) on its 30% stake in American Tower’s €8.8bn European business.
  • Advised Kerry Group on the €853m acquisition by Kerry Group of the Niacet Group, with a target holding in US but with material operations in The Netherlands as well.
  • Advised Regal Beloit Corporation (Buyer) on the due diligence in The Netherlands and Italy in relation to the US merger by Regal Beloit with the Process & Motion Control Segment business of Rexnord Corporation (Target).

Netherlands > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 4

Norton Rose Fulbright has notable experience in disputes in the financial services and energy sectors, and acts for large financial institutions and global corporates. Yke Lennartz  co-heads the team and is recommended for international commercial disputes, post-M&A issues and financial disputes. Jan Duyvensz also co-heads the team and handles insurance matters.

Practice head(s):

Yke Lennartz; Jan Duyvensz

Key clients

AmTrust at Lloyd’s Limited

AIG

Airborne

Bugaboo

Chubb

DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale

DNV GL

Emarald Kalama

Frasers

ING Capital LLC, ING Bank N.V.

IMI

LyondellBasell Industries

Ørsted

PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Pembroke

Pureprofile

RSA

Riskpoint

Rotterdam World Gateway

Helios Market, Product & Production Development B.V.

BMO/ Rokin 17 B.V.

John Bean Technologies

Hamilton

ExxonMobil

MTU Maintenance Lease Services B.V.

Vistra B.V.

Airborne

Shell

Total

Bureau Veritas

Work highlights

  • Acting as defence counsel on behalf of a well-known lawyer in relation to complex court proceedings regarding a professional liability dispute.
  • Representing a conglomerate in $29m ICC arbitration proceedings seated in Brazil in relation to a post-M&A dispute revolving around prestigious real estate in South America.
  • Advising and representing Stichting Uniconsult in respect of a dispute with D-rt Groep and its shareholder Raiffeisen Touristik Group GmbH in relation to the repayment of a loan.

Netherlands > Employment Tier 4

Norton Rose Fulbright stands out for its GDPR and tax expertise, which supplements its employment and pensions work. It acts for large financial institutions, insurance companies and corporates on restructurings, collective dismissals, works council negotiations and litigation. Maartje Govaert  was promoted to global head of employment and labour in May 2021.

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Testimonials

‘They are responsive, solution oriented, pragmatic where needed, and capable of looking at matters from different angles’.

The team is very accessible and always available. They are knowledgeable, and advise and litigate on the full spectrum of employment issues.’

‘What makes them stand out from others is that they do not look at issues in siloed or one-dimensional way. They take into account other areas of law but also understand the potential reputational risks for the company and the value thereof.’

‘Maartje Govaert is very experienced and knowledgeable. Combined with her tenacity and commitment, this makes her a very good lawyer and strong litigator.’

Key clients

Aerovías de México, S.A. de C.V., operating as Aeroméxico

AIG Europe S.A.

Allianz

ATRICURE, INC.

AMSTEL HOTEL

Bioventus

BLOOMBERG

BOMBARDIER

BUGABOO

BP

CAE

CNA Hardy

CORBION

EMERALD KALAMA CHEMICAL

HOLLAND CASINO

IMI Plc

Innocent Drinks

Jane Street Netherlands B.V.

Central Works Council and works councils of subsidiaries of Johnson & Johnson

Lyondell Basell Industries NV

McKinsey & Company, Inc.

MONEX EUROPE LTD

OPEN TEXT

PICNIC

Rabobank

RECKITT BENCKISER (ENA) B.V.

REGAL BELOIT

ROYAL VOPAK N.V.

SANDVIK

Stichting Nationale Opera & Ballet

Tower Research Capital Europe Limited B.V.

Troy Corporation

VEON

WCSG

WPP

The firm: Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm. We provide the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 4000 lawyers and other legal staff based in more than 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa.

Areas of practice: Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare. Through our global risk advisory group, we leverage our industry experience with our knowledge of legal, regulatory, compliance and governance issues to provide our clients with practical solutions to the legal and regulatory risks facing their businesses.

Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.

Norton Rose Fulbright Verein, a Swiss verein, helps coordinate the activities of Norton Rose Fulbright members but does not itself provide legal services to clients. Norton Rose Fulbright has offices in more than 50 cities worldwide, including London, Houston, New York, Toronto, Mexico City, Hong Kong, Sydney and Johannesburg. For more information, see nortonrosefulbright.com

Offices: We have offices in the world’s most important business, financial and regulatory centres and are active in strategically important growth markets. Our offices are located in Amsterdam, Athens, Austin, Bahrain, Bangkok, Beijing, Brisbane, Brussels, Calgary, Canberra, Cape Town, Casablanca, Dallas, Denver, Dubai, Durban, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Houston, Istanbul, Jakarta (in association with Norton Rose Fulbright Australia), Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, Luxembourg, Melbourne, Mexico City, Milan, Minneapolis, Monaco, Montréal, Moscow, Munich, New York, Ottawa, Paris, Perth, Piraeus, Port Moresby, Québec, Rio de Janeiro, Riyadh (in association with Mohammed Al-Ghamdi Law Firm), San Antonio, San Francisco, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, St Louis, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Vancouver, Warsaw and Washington, DC. In Africa, we have alliances with firms in Kenya, Uganda, Burundi and Zimbabwe

Number of partners (worldwide): 1,000+
Number of other fee-earners (worldwide): 2,000+
Total staff: 7,500+

Global key contacts
Financial institutions: James Bateson
Energy: Anne Lapierre and John Mauel
Infrastructure, mining and commodities: Nick Merritt
Transport: Harry Theochari
Technology: Nick Abrahams
Life sciences and healthcare: Stacey Martinez and Randy Sutton

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Financial institutions James Bateson
Energy Charles Whitney
Infrastructure, mining and commodities Dirk Trautmann
Transport Harry Theochari
Technology and innovation Sean Murphy
Life sciences and healthcare Huw Evans
Other offices : Athens
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Other offices : Frankfurt
Other offices : Hamburg
Other offices : Hong Kong
Other offices : Houston
Other offices : Istanbul
Other offices : Jakarta (in association with Norton Rose Fulbright Australia)
Other offices : Johannesburg
Other offices : London
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Other offices : Luxembourg
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Other offices : Mexico City
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Other offices : Paris
Other offices : Perth
Other offices : Piraeus
Other offices : Port Moresby
Other offices : Québec
Other offices : Rio de Janeiro
Other offices : Riyadh (in association with Mohammed Al-Ghamdi Law Firm)
Other offices : San Antonio
Other offices : San Francisco
Other offices : São Paulo
Other offices : Shanghai
Other offices : Singapore
Other offices : St Louis
Other offices : Sydney
Other offices : Tokyo
Other offices : Toronto
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Other offices : Warsaw
Other offices : Washington, DC
Other offices : In Africa, it has alliances with firms in Kenya, Uganda, Burundi and Zimbabwe.