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Osborne Clarke

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Commercial, corporate and M&a
Commercial, corporate and M&a - ranked: tier 6

Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke is a 'solution-driven team that is creative in getting the deal done' and is also acknowledged for 'working very collaboratively amongst its practice groups and offices throughout different cities'. Head of corporate  Cristine Brinkman is highly recommended; 'she is technically very good but also honest, open, and easy to communicate with'. Jeroen Lub and Herke van Hulst are also noted practitioners. The practice counts international private equity and venture capital firms and investment funds among its client base and in recent work, the team advised the Calco Group on its MBO backed by UK-based Inflexion Private Equity Partners.

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Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation
Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation - ranked: tier 5

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Employment - ranked: tier 4

Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke's partners are 'very hands-on and yet work effectively with their teams'. Cross-border restructurings, a focus on clients in the tech sectors and pensions expertise are some of its strengths and it serves a notable number of US corporates. Recent work includes advising HTC on the restructuring of its Netherlands and Belgium operations. The team designed the project, assisted on negotiations with the unions and drafted the  settlement agreements. The 'smart, savvy, and practical' Jorgo Tsiris heads the practice and Marije Stiebner Bergman is highlighted for her 'very broad experience and for keeping abreast of new developments'.

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Industry focus: Information technology
Industry focus: Information technology - ranked: tier 3

Osborne Clarke

Jeroen Lub, the head of digital business at Osborne Clarke, has expertise across data protection, outsourcing, and broader IT-related commercial agreements. He is supported by a number of senior associates including Coen Barneveld Binkhuysen whose focus is on outsourcing, software development and licensing agreements, and data security. Lub advises an impressive range of international clients including Facebook on a range of issues such as the rollout of its marketplace across Europe and on broader advertising and privacy issues.

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Industry focus: retail
Industry focus: retail - ranked: tier 2

Osborne Clarke

Jeroen Bedaux leads a strong cross-departmental group at Osborne Clarke which includes real estate expert Bas Beenen and associate director Marije Stiebner Bergman who focuses on employment and labour law matters within the retail sector. Bedaux led the team that advised Starbucks in the Court of Appeal in connection with novel issues concerning the termination of a Food Service Licence Agreement following a change of control, a matter involving a South African company and a purported shareholder. He is also leading a team advising HEMA on disputes with several suppliers, including a product recall.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 4

Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke continues to establish its presence advising investors and developers on all types of real estate assets from shopping centres, hotels and data centres to residential projects. The team, headed by managing partner Bas Beenen ('always on top of things'), 'is always very responsive and commercial'. Senior associate Peter van der Horst is recommended as is associate Casper Bos  'who can run deals independently'. The team is acting for Cairn Real Estate on all of the corporate and real estate aspects of its winning bid for the acquisition of the Bajes Kwartier – the former site of a prison complex that is to be redeveloped into a large residential and community amenities space.

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