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Osborne Clarke

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 7

Osborne Clarke

Private equity and venture capital are particular strengths of Osborne Clarke’s department. The β€˜skilled, supportive’ Herke van Hulst advised Breath Therapeutics on a €44m investment in it by Gimv and Sofinnova Partners. Group head Cristine Brinkman is β€˜trustworthy, engaging and always available’; notary Cars-Jan van Gool is noted for his β€˜experience, methodical approach and extensive legal knowledge’. Jeroen Lub is a technology M&A expert.

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Employment - ranked: tier 4

Osborne Clarke

Jorgo Tsiris and commercial lawyer Jeroen Bedaux lead the team at Osborne Clarke, which is praised for its β€˜great service and out-of-the-box thinking’. Tsiris advised Tech Mahindra on various strategic issues, including negotiations with works councils. Hotel Booker is another client. Marije Stiebner Bergman made associate director in May 2017.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 4

Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke’s β€˜proactive, commercial’ team provides β€˜a very high level of service’. Managing partner Bas Beenen advised Amvest RCF and Synchroon on a 350-apartment development at Koningin Julianaplein in The Hague. Corporate real estate expert Cristine Brinkman and civil law notary Cars-Jan van Gool are also recommended.

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Netherlands: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Osborne Clarke

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Netherlands: Industry focus

Industry focus: IT - ranked: tier 3

Osborne Clarke

Data privacy and outsourcing are the key pillars of Osborne Clarke’s practice, which is also frequently active in commercial contracting and fintech. Group head Jeroen Lub acted for UBM on two large outsourcings. Microsoft, Facebook and Snapchat are also clients.

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Industry focus: Retail - ranked: tier 2

Osborne Clarke

Real estate, employment and commercial contracts are the core pillars of Osborne Clarke’s department. It also has strong contentious capabilities, especially regarding franchises, supply chains and product liability. Commercial litigator and group head Jeroen Bedaux successfully defended Starbucks in two cases regarding the termination of a food service licence agreement. Hema, Jumbo Supermarkten and Deckers Benelux are also clients.

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