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Norton Rose Fulbright

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Wouter Hertzberger

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Norton Rose Fulbright

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Banking & Finance


Partner, Head of Banking Amsterdam


Banking and finance: asset finance and structured finance

Within: Banking and finance: asset finance and structured finance

Norton Rose Fulbright’s team has core strengths in the aviation and transportation sectors. The team is jointly headed by Berend Crans, who specialises in aviation matters, and Wouter Hertzberger, who focuses on ship financing and has acted for both ship owners and lenders.

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Banking and finance: lender or arranger side

Within: Banking and finance: lender or arranger side

Norton Rose Fulbright’s practice is able to leverage the firm's network of offices to act for lenders on cross-border transactions. Wouter Hertzberger and Gijs van Leeuwen are the practice heads and Paul Vine and Berend Crans are also noted. Clients include Dutch and international financial institutions.

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Within: Construction

Daphne Broerse heads the construction team at Norton Rose Fulbright which is acknowledged for its PPP expertise. The group's work includes advising lenders on substantial construction projects and it also advises consortia on matters including tendering procedures, EPC, and project documentation in areas such as transport, infrastructure, and energy. Wouter Hertzberger  heads the project finance department.

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Energy: regulatory

Within: Energy: regulatory

Norton Rose Fulbright combines regulatory expertise with its corporate and finance capabilities. Wouter Hertzberger heads the team and of counsel Matthijs van Leeuwen is a key advisor to an impressive range of clients in the various energy sectors. In recent work, the team advised on the regulatory and permitting issues as part of its work on an acquisition of a solar park. It has also advised on the various regulatory hurdles connected with the development of a chemicals plant.

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Energy: transactional

Within: Energy: transactional

Norton Rose Fulbright delivers end-to-end advice in the oil and gas and renewables sectors; the practice assisted a client on the acquisition of a substantial solar park, advising on the financing and operation of the park in addition to land rights and regulatory issues. The practice is headed by Wouter Hertzberger who, along with Matthijs van Leeuwen, advised an energy client on contractual and regulatory matters around its entry into various Dutch energy markets.

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Project finance and PFI

Within: Leading individuals

Wouter Hertzberger - Norton Rose Fulbright

Within: Project finance and PFI

Wouter Hertzberger and Daphne Broerse head a team at Norton Rose Fulbright which attracts many of the most high-value mandates in the energy, renewable energy, infrastructure, and commercial developments sectors. It undertakes both domestic and international PPPs including advising the winning BAAK Consortium on the tendering of the DBFM agreement for the design, construction, finance, and maintenance of the new motorway connection between the A15 and A20. Of counsel Joris Ravelli  and senior associate Ania Gorna are other key team members.

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Within: Transport

Norton Rose Fulbright’s team is led by Berend Crans and Wouter Hertzberger. Remco Smorenburg and of counsel Mei Land Man are other key names.

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