Wouter Hertzberger > Norton Rose Fulbright > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Norton Rose Fulbright

Work Department

Banking & Finance


Partner, Head of Banking Amsterdam

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Transport

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.

Netherlands > Restructuring and insolvency

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.

Netherlands > Project finance and PFI

(Leading individuals)

Wouter Hertzberger  – Norton Rose Fulbright

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.

Netherlands > Energy: regulatory

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.

Netherlands > Energy: transactional

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.