Firm Profile > Osborne Clarke > Amsterdam, Netherlands
Osborne Clarke Offices
1013 MM AMSTERDAM
Osborne Clarke > The Legal 500 Rankings
Industry focus: retail Tier 2
Osborne Clarke advises large international blue-chip clients on commercial contracts, real estate, employment and contentious matters. It also handles TMT-related issues for retail clients, including complex marketing, advertising, data management, outsourcing and e-commerce issues. Practice head Jeroen Bedaux is adept at handling commercial and financial litigation. Senior associate Paul Brouwer jointly heads the team and is experienced in domestic and international commercial disputes. Steven Verschuur was a new arrival from HVG Law LLP.
Jeroen Bedaux; Paul Brouwer
Other key lawyers:
Bas Beenen; Berend Zwart; Steven Verschuur
Johannes de Jong heads the team at Osborne Clarke, which is particularly active in the fintech sector, with a client base that includes payment service providers, crowd lending platforms, and cryptocurrency businesses, in addition to more traditional banks and funds. The firm often handles the set-up and licensing of foreign business looking to open in the Netherlands, with several recent matters relating to Brexit and its implications.
Johannes de Jong
VanEck Asset Management
CL Venture Partners
Acquis Insurance Management
ASN Beleggingsinstellingen Beheer (ASN Bank)
Coen Barneveld Binkhuysen
Other key lawyers:
Wireless Logic Group Limited
MediaMonks Multimedia Holding B.V.
Tech Mahindra Limited
Ammeraal Beltech Holding B.V.
Uber Technologies Inc
Employment Tier 4Osborne Clarke acts for a number of large multinationals on employment, incentives and pensions issues and has recently seen an uptick in instructions relating to corporate restructurings. With a focus on tech, media and communications, the firm also acts for clients in the recruitment and retail sectors. Jorgo Tsiris leads the team.
GoPro Cooperatief U.A.
United Airlines, Inc.
O-I Netherlands B.V.
Subway International B.V.
Diageo Great Britain Limited
Real estate Tier 4
Osborne Clarke advises on commercial and residential developments and has notable experience assisting with mixed-use developments. It is well regarded for its expertise in the renewable energy sector, and smart buildings and cities. The group also has expertise in the logistics industry, where it handles development, acquisition and leasing. Bas Beenen heads the team.
Other key lawyers:
Boelens de Gruyter
Amvest Projectontwikkeling / Amvest Residential Core Fund
Angelo, Gordon & Co
Angelo Gordon, Cairn and NEOO
Angelo Gordon and APF International
ZINC Real Estate
Osborne Clarke fields ‘an amazing team, which is reactive and straight to the point’ led by Cristine Brinkman, who focuses on complex M&A mandates. Clients also praise ‘strong negotiator’ Herke van Hulst, who excels in the life sciences and digital business sectors. The team is growing a roster of international clients alongside its list of local mid-market companies.
Other key lawyers:
Herke van Hulst
‘Herke van Hulst personally was uniquely good.’
‘Very engaged team coming up with creative solutions.’
‘The Osborne Clarke team offer a highly experienced “one-stop” shop, which is very important for quickly evolving start-up companies.’
‘They are an amazing team reactive and straight to the point.’
‘Herke van Hulst has been exceptional in giving business-oriented advice from all angles, based on her long experience in investment projects.’
‘Herke Van Hulst was fabulous. She remembers so many important historical points which should be taken into consideration in the negotiation for acquisition. And her advice as to negotiation is really practical and helpful.’
‘Herke van Hulst attracted us initially to Osborne Clarke and continues to deliver. She is a very strong negotiator with a huge amount of experience in fundraising. This came across very strongly during discussions with existing investors, where she held her position but managed to find creative solutions to most issues faced during fundraising.’
‘A wealth of experience leading to better solutions.’
Wireless Logic Group
Osborne Clarke fields a versatile team led by Jeroen Bedaux, client partner to FC Utrecht, which the firm is advising regarding the termination of the Dutch premier league as a consequence of Covid-19. Work handled includes a broad mix of real estate litigation, commercial arbitration and disputes within the retail and consumer sectors, to name a few.
Other key lawyers:
Jorgo Tsiris; Bas Beenen; Berend Zwart
‘Solution-oriented advice instead of over-complicating problems, paired with excellent knowledge and good mood even in stressful situations. Resulting in less charged hours, solved problems and super-happy clients!’
‘Very engaged team coming up with creative solutions; a wealth of experience leading to better solutions.’
‘The Osborne Clarke team offers a highly-experienced ‘one-stop-shop’, which is very important for quickly-evolving startup companies.’
‘We recently worked with OC in our series A. They are an amazing team, reactive and straight to the point. Strong point is availability – when you are closing a deal this is gold.’
‘Experience, flexibility, professionality. Good negotiation skills.’
Hotel Booker and Bungalow Booker
Silk Road Bank
Allflex Europe SAS
Football Club Utrecht
Tax Tier 5
Osborne Clarke > Firm Profile
Osborne Clarke is a fast-growing international legal practice, with more than 800 lawyers working across Europe, Asia and the US. The team offers a high-quality joined-up service for multi-jurisdiction work, focused on getting commercial results for the client. Osborne Clarke’s legal expertise is underpinned by its in-depth knowledge of seven key industry sectors: digital business; energy and utilities; financial services; life sciences and healthcare; real estate and infrastructure; retail; and transport and automotive. For businesses in these sectors, Osborne Clarke not only offers a full range of legal services, but uses its sector knowledge to provide insights that help clients take effective action at the right time.
Osborne Clarke is recognised for its unstuffy culture, which means that clients experience strong relationships and a consistently approachable, easy-to-understand style no matter where they are based.
Osborne Clarke’s fast-growing Amsterdam-based team is a full-service practice particularly recognised for advising digital businesses, retail and real estate clients as well as clients in the financial services industry. The team has extensive experience in assisting clients with setting up and expanding their business in the Netherlands and the EU.
The Amsterdam office opened in the summer of 2014 with a team of lawyers from Baker & McKenzie, Allen & Overy, Freshfields and Norton Rose Fulbright. The team advises both fast-growth businesses and recognised market leaders, including Amazon, Starbucks and HEMA.
Areas of practice
Osborne Clarke delivers a full range of legal services in the context of clients’ industry sectors, with a particular focus on digital business, energy and utilities, financial services, life sciences and healthcare, real estate and infrastructure, and transport and automotive.
Commercial: the team advises clients on the contracts that underpin their business as well as day-to-day issues, from outsourcing, expanding sales networks, IP, procuring goods and services to checking advertising compliance.
Corporate: Osborne Clarke advises at every stage of company development across all corporate issues, from equity and debt fundraisings, to M&A, IPOs and JVs. OC also advises on the establishment of compliant and efficient governance structures.
Employment, incentives and pensions: practical, day-to-day support covers the full range of employment issues from recruitment and employee incentive schemes to dismissal, risk management and reputational issues. The team is an acknowledged leader in defending employers on high-profile litigation claims, TUPE and reorganisation issues.
Dispute resolution: Osborne Clarke’s disputes team resolves complex, high-value disputes across a wide range of jurisdictions. Services include early-stage strategic input, representing clients in court proceedings, international arbitration, mediations and regulatory investigations.
Intellectual property: from new patents to licence negotiations to IP portfolio sales, Osborne Clarke has the experience to get valuable, commercial results. In IP disputes, the team can help prevent misuse of IPRs, or defend against allegations of infringement, wherever in the world they occur.
Information technology: Osborne Clarke’s IT team advises on all aspects of technology and its impact on businesses. Particular areas of focus include data protection, IT contracts and outsourcing.
Real estate: the team provides a comprehensive ‘lifecycle’ service across the key areas of real estate and property law. Services cover the range of real estate advice, including acquisitions, disposals, asset management, disputes, construction, environmental advice, finance, investment, fund structuring, planning and regeneration.
Financial services: the FS team advises clients on fund regulations and formations, the markets in financial instruments, the payments industry and insurance distribution. The FS corporate team handles fund investments and the dispute resolution team resolves FS litigation and regulatory investigations.
|Digital business||Jeroen Lub|
|Corporate/M&A||Herke van Hulst|
|Corporate/M&A||Cars-Jan van Gool|
|Financial services||Jeroen Bedaux|
|Life sciences and healthcare||Herke van Hulst|
|Dispute resolution||Jeroen Bedaux|
|Real estate and infrastructure||Bas Beenen|
|Real estate and infrastructure||Cristine Brinkman|
|Employment, incentives and pensions||Jorgo Tsiris|
|Retail||Marlje Stiebner Bergman|
|Financial services||Johannes de Jong|
|Mr Jeroen Bedaux||Please see full biography at http://www.osborneclarke.com/search/?q=Jeroen+Bedaux||View Profile|
|Ms Cristine Brinkman||Please see full biography at: http://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/CristineBrinkman/||View Profile|
|Mr Jeroen Lub||Please see full biography at: http://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/lubjeroen/||View Profile|
|Mr Michiel Odink||Please see full biography at: http://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/odinkmichiel/||View Profile|
|Mr David Sequera||Please see full biography at: http://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/sequera-david/||View Profile|
|Mr Jorgo Tsiris||Please see full biography at: http://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/tsirisjorgo/||View Profile|