Firm Profile > Simmons & Simmons > Amsterdam, Netherlands

Simmons & Simmons
CLAUDE DEBUSSYLAAN 247
1082 MC AMSTERDAM
Netherlands

Banking and finance: asset finance and structured finance Tier 1

Jeroen Bos heads the asset and structured finance team at Simmons & Simmons, and specialises in asset-backed transactions including supply chain financing, securitisation, and covered bonds, as well as acting for sellers and buyers on loan portfolio transactions. Elsewhere in the team, Rezah Stegeman has significant expertise in work pertaining to derivatives, focusing on trade documentation, clearing documentation and regulation. Also recommended is 'hands-on' associate Vincent Engel.

Testimonials

The Simmons team in the Netherlands is very responsive, able to distil complex issues into concise business friendly advice and suggest pragmatic solutions. On a recent transaction where faced with a slightly unreasonable law firm on the other side, they were able to cut through the bluster and get to the commercial position that we were seeking to achieve.

Capable, approachable, pleasant to work with, direct partner contact (Jeroen Bos), good associates. 

Jeroen Bos’ knowledge of securitisation in the Netherlands is first-rate and he is proactive and responsive in managing matters and delivering advice.

Key clients

ABN Amro Bank

AEGON

BNP Paribas

Citigroup

Link Asset Services

Argenta

ING Bank

LeasePlan

NIBC Bank

NNBank

Rabobank

NatWest Markets

Capital markets: debt Tier 1

Simmons & Simmons handles high-profile matters for issuers and underwriters, with the international qualifications of practice head Peter Voorhees allowing the team to offer fully integrated advice on Dutch, US, and UK capital markets matters. Clients include major international banks, and notably the state of the Netherlands, which the firm advised on the issuance of green bonds. Other matters include bond and notes issues, including complex exchangeable bonds, alongside updates and restructuring work. Marieke Driessen and associate Shari Taylor Molloy, who is US and UK qualified, are other key names.

Key clients

ABN AMRO

BNG Bank N.V.

Citigroup Global Markets Limited

Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A.

Delta Lloyd

ING Bank N.V.

LeasePlan Corporation N.V.

Lloyds Bank plc

Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V.

NIBC Bank N.V.

State of The Netherlands

NatWest Markets Plc

Van Lanschot N.V.

Industry focus: Food Tier 1

The 'rigorous and hardworking' practice at Simmons & Simmons assembles a team of practitioners from the corporate M&A, commercial, tax, employment and IP departments, and also handles product safety and recall issues. Joris Oster leads on employment law, and international private equity group head Leo Verhoeff handles cross-border M&A; Verhoeff acted for Gilde Equity Management on the sale of Bakker Bart.

Testimonials

A very knowledgeable team with different degrees of seniority to adapt to  client needs and budgets.’

Very knowledgeable and rigorous, hard-working and strong dedication. Able to give strategic input and take a position about a topic to obtain the best output.’

Leo Verhoeff is always available, and can put all the firm’s resources behind a project.’

Key clients

Agrifirm

Orangina Schweppes

Plukon Food Group

Koninklijke Peijnenburg

Lamb Weston/Meijer

Van Hessen Group

Gilde Equity Management

Coca-Cola European Partners

Bavaria

United Biscuits

Qualium Investissement

Refresco

Zwanenberg Food Group

OranginaSchweppes

De Banketgroep

Banking and finance: Financial services regulatory Tier 2

Advising asset management companies on their relationships with UK dealers post-Brexit is the particular speciality of the team at Simmons & Simmons, where clients include Aegon, APG and Actiam. The firm also advises notable Dutch banks, among them Rabobank, BNG Bank, and NWB Bank, on a variety of other regulatory matters, including funds documentation, and the Payments Services Directive (PSD2). Rezah Stegeman leads the team, supported by associate Aron BerketPieter van Uchelen left the firm to join Florent.

Key clients

PGIM

(DWS) Deutsche Asset Management

Lazard

Baillie Gifford

Rabobank

BNG Bank

NN Bank

APG

Aegon

MN

Robeco

Banking and finance: lender or arranger side Tier 2

At Simmons & Simmons, the team is 'very pleasant to work with'. It has been particularly active recently in financings related to the real estate sector, including advising ABN Amro Bank and ING Bank on the €460m bridge financing of the Woluwé shopping centre in Brussels and assisting ABN Amro with the financing provided for the acquisition of a portfolio of residential properties, known as Project Red. The firm is jointly headed by Jan-Joost van RijsbergenMarieke Driessen and counsel Frédérique Jacobse. Also recommended are managing associate Dirk-Jan Gerrits and senior associate Vincent Engel.

Testimonials

The team is very pleasant to work with: they are fast, they respond fast, you can reach them anytime and they are pro-active in informing us on general legal topics by giving in-house training/presentations. One of our favourite teams to work with.

Jan-Joost is very responsive, is pro-active, helps us out by involving other disciplines within S&S without charging, and is very well informed on the real estate market (trends in the market, deals, players).

Key clients

Aegon Asset Management

Citibank, N.A.

Rabobank

NN Investment Partners

LeasePlan

ABN Amro

ING Bank

BMO Global Asset Management

NIBC Bank

Barclays

Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 2

Simmons & Simmons' dispute resolution team is instructed on a wide range of cases, but has particular experience in finance, medical and technology-related disputes. The firm also reports an uptick in post-M&A disputes and other corporate and shareholder disputes, with Bernard Verbunt a key figure for shareholder activism issues. Practice head Johan Polet is highly active across the spectrum of mandates undertaken by the firm, but is particularly notable in the fields of insurance litigation and mass claims, including follow-on damages. In the financial litigation space, counsel Robert Verburg is a key name.

Testimonials

The individual members of Simmons & Simmons provide high quality advice on a range of subjects, from statutory interpretations to review of contracts with commercial partners and foundations.

Simmons & Simmons delivered very good advice in a dispute related to intellectual property rights. They were clear in their language and had a firm approach towards the disputed party. More important was the fact that they helped to avoid taking legal steps.

Key clients

OpenBet

Leen Bakker

Bank of New York Mellon

Intertrust N.V.

Energeia Asset Management

UNICEF

Willis Towers Watson

Gilde Equity Management

Nimbus Investments

Nippon Cargo Airlines

Energy: transactional Tier 2

Simmons & Simmons' energy practice consists of three main pillars. Andrea Chao focuses on the development of energy plants, while Marieke Driessen and Frédérique Jacobse concentrate on the financing of such plants. Pieter van Uchelen and Rob Hendriks specialise in handling energy-related M&A transactions. The team is also active in litigation and arbitration cases related energy disputes.

Key clients

Macquarie

Centrica

EAM Solar

ABN AMRO Bank

Intergas N.V.

RE-N Produktion ApS/RE-N

Shareholders of Eneco

PfalzSolar GmbH

NIBC Bank N.V.

Irena / Terrawat

Nedstack

Republic of Indonesia

90 North Real Estate Partners LLP

Danone

Hines

Movement Real Estate / Van Deursen Group

ING Bank N.V.

The State of the Netherlands

Vopak/Gasunie

Fraud and white-collar crime Tier 2

Simmons & Simmons assists clients with all areas of white-collar crime issues, including representation, compliance advice, internal and external investigations, and has great expertise in multiple industry sectors. The team acts for clients in cases related to corruption, money laundering, fraud, and international sanctions, representing major domestic and international banks, consultancies and companies. The practice is led by David Schreuders, who has great experience of multi-jurisdictional investigations and criminal defence.

Testimonials

Small but dedicated and balanced team within the Simmons & Simmons network. Smooth operators. Good relationships with other firms.

Key clients

Delta Airlines Inc.

ING

AEGON

Hertel Leipzig GmbH

Barclays Bank

Kolme Tack Holding AG

Famed

Rabobank

ABN AMRO Bank

KPMG Dutch Caribbean

Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten

Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences Tier 2

Simmons & Simmons fields 'excellent lawyers capable of providing high-quality legal services' as part of a well-established life sciences and healthcare practiceWith the ability to 'provide effective solutions', Machteld Hiemstra  has extensive expertise, which spans regulatory and commercial work including product liability matters and litigation. Bas Berghuis van Woortman, who is head of IP, handles patent litigation relating to antibody technology and small molecules, and Mattie De Koning is a patent litigator who has a chemical technology background. The group also advises on commercial transactions and competition issues in the medicine, medical devices and food supplement arenas.

Testimonials

‘A team of excellent lawyers capable of providing high quality legal services across Europe, at a sustainable cost.’

‘Chantal Morel is an excellent lawyer, who combines a deep understanding of the legal and regulatory framework with the amazing capability to understand even the most sophisticated scientific aspects of the business, thanks to her curiosity and agile intellect.’

‘Machteld Hiemstra is a solution oriented and pragmatic lawyer who provides effective solutions and is capable of working in perfect integration with the in-house team.’

Key clients

Alnylam

Alcon

Eli Lilly

Wright Medical

Coloplast

Gilead Sciences

Lundbeck

Terumo

GlaxoSmithKline

Netherlands Cancer Institute

Bayer Healthcare

Samsung Bioepis

DC Prime

Kiadis Pharma N.V.

Sint Maartenskliniek

Medicxi (previously Index Ventures)

Intellectual property: Patents Tier 2

The Simmons & Simmons patents practice has strong expertise in high-profile litigation and regularly assists multinationals on transactional matters. The firm's client roster includes the likes of HP, ASML, and ArcelorMittal. Bas Berghuis van Woortman leads the team and is representing Serenity in patent infringement proceedings. Also noted is Mattie De Koning, who is representing HP in a string of enforcement proceedings concerning patent infringement, along with Woortman. Clients praise the 'technical background' of key individuals.

Testimonials

The team combines patent litigation experience with youthful enthusiasm to win their cases‘.

Mattie de Koning has a technical background that assists him to dive deeply into the technology and even in non-chemical cases‘.

Key clients

GSK (GlaxoSmithKline)

Serenity

BASF

Samsung Electronics

Coloplast

ArcelorMittal

Bayer Healthcare

Cargill

Ericsson

Netherlands Cancer Institute

Samsung Bioepis

Innovation4Flooring

Gilead

Mahltig Management

HP

Bridgestone

ASML

Real estate Tier 2

The 'very committed' team at Simmons & Simmons provides 'sound legal advice and solutions' in a number of key real estate areas, namely M&A, project development, leasing, public tenders and disputes. The practice demonstrates 'good sector knowledge' in a wide range of industries, advising clients on real estate including office, retail, logistics, residential, and leisure space, as well as hotels, infrastructure and data centres. Practice heads Luc Cohen and Rob Hendriks, along with counsel Siemkje Batenburg, advised Hines on the €116.5m acquisition of business park ABC Westland, a major agricultural logistics park measuring 117,000 square metres.

Testimonials

The team is very committed to its clients.

They are committed and they seem to understand everything with one explanation. They produce deeds in any form very quickly.

We have been working with Simmons & Simmons for quite some years. It goes without saying that we are provided with sound legal advice and solutions, that Simmons is responsive and gets the job done. However, what makes the team we work with stand out from others, is that we know Simmons truly wants to understand our business, our concerns and our goals, which goes beyond having good sector knowledge. They have made a lot of effort to understand our business, and continue to do this. They feel it is very important to ensure we get advice that is of value to us, that caters to our needs and which we can implement easily as it fits our business. We also appreciate that they work and staff matters as efficiently as possible. We know there is always a well experienced lawyer on top of a case.

In particular we work frequently with head of real estate Luc Cohen, and managing associate Andrea Chao who is specialised in project development and construction. We know Luc and Andrea are dedicated to working with us, are very excited about the projects we are developing, and take a lot of pleasure and pride out of working with us. We know they deal with the most innovative and challenging types of projects, so we know we are in good hands with Luc and Andrea.

Key clients

Hines

90 North Real Estate Partners

SAS ATREAM / ATREAM Hotels Nederland SCI

Meijer Realty Partners

Savills Investment Management (formerly Cordea Savills)

Movement Real Estate

Van Deursen Groep

Davidson Kempner

Sidra Capital (UK) Limited

SEDCO

BlackRock

L’Etoile Properties

Blauwhoed Projectontwikkeling

Certitudo Capital

Brookfield IDI Gazely

Provast

Bouwfonds IM

ABN AMRO Bank

ING Bank

NIBC

Rabobank

Tax Tier 2

With the arrival of Monique van Herksen, the tax team at Simmons & Simmons has expanded its strength to include advising on transfer pricing controversies. Other focuses for the 'very experienced' practice include assisting investment funds with asset management, advising financial institutions, and acting for clients from the life sciences and technology sectors. The firm receives instruction from a number of domestic and international asset and hedge fund managers, including Amundi, AXA Investment Managers, and Nova Capital. Practice head René van Eldonk is recommended for his 'extensive knowledge', and Peter Flipsen is also a key contact.

Testimonials

Very experienced and have extensive knowledge of acquisitions and tax matters. Think strategically, take the initiative, co-ordinate if you wish and keep a good overview.

René van Eldonk and Steven den Boer: both are very experienced and have extensive knowledge of acquisitions and tax matters. They think strategically, take the initiative, co-ordinate if you wish and keep a good overview.

Key clients

BlackRock

BancaIMI

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA)

BlueCrest

Savills

Nova Capital

Insight Investment Capital

Mason Capital

British Land

Redbird Capital

Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 3

Simmons & Simmons is strong on cross-border financing work, often acting in collaboration with other elements of the firm's international network, particularly the UK office. The firm is particularly active in the field of real estate financing, spanning all sectors including residential, diverse portfolios, and more niche areas such as logistics hubs. Jan-Joost van RijsbergenFrédérique Jacobse, and Marieke Driessen jointly lead the group.

Testimonials

Jan-Joost Van Rijsbergen was hands-on the whole transaction, always full up to speed, which in my experience is not always the case on deals where the heavy lifting is often left to associates. He had excellent market knowledge, a very good way of negotiating and dealing with opposing counsel and gave practical, commercial advice in excellent English. Highly recommend.

Simmons & Simmons are a strong, commercial team very well versed in borrower side lending offering a diverse, well-equipped, hard-working, and proactive team.

Key clients

Strukton

Gilde Equity Management (GEM) Benelux

Macquarie Capital

VEON

Global Net Lease

Boemer

Capital markets: equity Tier 3

Peter Voorhees and Marieke Driessen head up the practice at Simmons & Simmons, which advises on all sides of equity and equity-linked transactions, including share issues and exchangeable bond issues. The group provides US and Dutch capital markets advice to underwriters, issuers, agents and investors. It is a popular choice for hedge funds, as well as businesses within the life sciences sector, a particular strength for the firm.

Construction Tier 3

Simmons & Simmons' construction team is instructed on many large redevelopment projects, and is experienced in the area of turnkey agreements, as well as other contracting and subcontracting issues. The firm is also recommended for international matters, working with its international offices. Luc Cohen heads the firm's broader real estate and construction practice, while 'efficient' managing associate Andrea Chao is another figure to note.

Testimonials

The ability to use international knowledge and employees of the organisation in local case studies is amazing. There is no noticeable stress between various country partners or visible conflict of interest. Combining the group’s international resources together with keeping the interest of the client and the case first priority, makes Simmons & Simmons a reliable, effective and efficient choice.

The firm has an ability to mobilize under a tight time frame a multinational team of experts, progress various workstreams in parallel and ultimately enable us as their client to achieve exchange on the transaction within the required time frame.

The team’s strength in my opinion is their no-nonsense and practical approach, while keeping their high standard of legal knowledge. Other firms tend to use 1,000 words where at some moments 100 should be sufficient.’

Andrea Chao is always willing to help you, answers quickly, works 24/7, has a broad knowledge of the specific construction field, a sharp mind, and quickly finds solutions for big problems.

Andrea Chao is a motivated and professional individual.

The ability to customize advise and their approach, based on client and all involved stakeholders. Within our project everybody was working as one team, with one vision and opinion.

Key clients

Hines

Provast

Pfalzsolar

90 North Real Estate Partners LLP

Danone

SAS ATREAM

Blauwhoed Projectontwikkeling

Certitudo

NIBC

Meijer Realty Partners

Savills Investment

Management

Vopak/Gasunie

Bouwfonds IM

RE-N Produktion ApS/RE-N Technology BV

Vroegop

Macquarie

Global Switch

Movement Real Estate / Van Deursen Group

Municipality of Amsterdam

EU and competition Tier 3

Simmons & Simmons has a sector focus approach with significant cross-border capabilities, handling work in financial services, life sciences, TMT, energy and infrastructure sectors. The practice covers the entire range of competition law including anti-trust, merger control and state aid. The firm's regular clients include Aperam, Bridgestone, and Gilde Equity Management. Practice head Koen Platteau, who is based in Brussels, and Robert Hardy represented Aegon before the ACM in relation to its acquisition of Robidus from Avedon Capital Partners.

Testimonials

Simmons and Simmons LLP competition team covers not only EU and its member states but also other European countries and is very valuable for the clients as a one-stop firm for competitions matters in Europe. The team has not only excellent expertise but also very practical knowledge in order to promote businesses‘.

Koen Platteau: He is the head of Brussels office and very responsive to the clients’ business needs. He is also an expert in EU competition law and has helped Japanese clients in many merger control matters and investigation matters‘.

Key clients

Aegon

Aperam

Bridgestone

Charterhouse

Gilde Equity Management (GEM) Benelux

Lyreco

Nippon Cargo Airlines

O2 Capital Partners

Vendis Capital

VRC Holding

Intellectual property: trade marks, copyrights and design rights Tier 3

Paul Tjiam, who became partner in 2019 leads the soft-IP team at Simmons & Simmons. In addition to its highly rated patents practice, it offers the full range of  trade marks and designs expertise which includes application filing services and the management of portfolios of well-know brands.

Investment funds Tier 3

Simmons & Simmons' funds team is particularly focused on hedge funds and pension funds, acting on both sides of the aisle in matters concerning such funds. René van Eldonk specialises in international tax planning and fellow co-head Rezah Stegeman is a key contact on the regulatory side, particularly for work concerning MiFID II.

Key clients

AXA Investment Managers

Bluecrest

British Land

Dimensional

BMO Global Asset Management

Insight Investment Capital

Lansdowne

Nova Capital

Candlewood Investment Group

Mason Capital

Van Lanschot

Aegon Asset Management

Kempen & Co

NN

Amundi

Schroders Investment Management

Redbird Capital

Delta Lloyd Asset Management

Private equity Tier 3

Simmons & Simmons' private equity team operates across a wide range of industry sectors, from asset management to life sciences. Led by Leo Verhoeff , the team typically works on mid-market transactions which recently included the acquisition of one of the largest fresh food hub logistics centers in Europe. Deal teams working on transactions tend to be relatively small providing further cost efficiency to clients. The firm also leverages its global reach, both through its 23 offices and relationships with other firms,  to provide legal advice across jurisdictions .

Testimonials

Leo Verhoeff is be able to combine charm with sharpness; very effective weapon in negotiations.’

Key clients

Gilde Equity Management (GEM) Benelux

Nimbus

Intertrust

Oakley Capital Partners

Qualium Investment

NIBC

Gilde Buy-Out Partners

Hines Global Income Trust

ING Corporate Investments

Kempen & Co

Varova

Vendis Capital

BlackRock

Atream SAS

L’Etoile Properties

Koch Industries

Gilde Healthcare

Refresco Gerber

Ramphastos Investments

Audacia Capital

SEDCO

Fidelity Investments

Arcus Infrastructure Partners

Thomas Cook

DXC

VEON

90 North Real Estate Partners

Savills Investment Management

Sidra Capital

Certitudo Capital

Fletcher Hotels

NIBC Equity Partners

ABN Amro bank

ProVast

Eurus Energy

Project finance and PFI Tier 3

Simmons & Simmons fields a project finance team, which works closely with the firm's London office, where energy and infrastructure project specialist Andrew Petry leads advice on several large Dutch infrastructure projects. Within the local team, Marieke Driessen is the key project finance specialist, while counsel Frédérique Jacobse is also highly recommended. Driessen co-heads the practice with construction specialist Luc Cohen.

Testimonials

Very knowledgeable team with different degrees of seniority to adapt to client needs and budget.

Simmons and Simmons have an ability to mobilize under a tight time frame a multinational team of experts, progress various work streams in parallel and ultimately enable us as their client to achieve exchange on the transaction within the required time frame.

Very proactive, able to articulate complex concepts in easy-to-understand summaries.

Very knowledgeable and rigorous, hard-working and dedicated.

Key clients

PfalzSolar Gmbh

EAM Solar Group

90 North Real Estate Partners LLP

Hines

RE-N

Macquarie

Danone

Blauwhoed

Provast

Meijer Realty Partners

Movement Real Estate / Van Deursen Group

And.GreenFund

Vopak/Gasunie

NIBC

ING Bank N.V

Transport Tier 3

Simmons & Simmons primarily handles the financing of transportation projects and assets. Several recent matters demonstrate the firm's capability to handle high-profile work in the transport sector, including advising ING on its role as lead manager on Royal Schiphol Group’s debut €500m green bond. Other work includes transport team head Marieke Driessen advising a number of major international banks and insurers on asset financing related to the transport industry.

Key clients

ING

BNP Paribas

NIBC

Commerzbank

NWM

Lloyds

Municipality of Amsterdam

ZF Friedrichshafen

ABN AMRO

Commercial, corporate and M&a Tier 4

Rob Hendriks leads the practice at Simmons & Simmons, which is 'commercial, pragmatic and decisive'. The team has a track record in asset management and investment funds work with a focus on the energy, infrastructure, life sciences and TMT sectors; it also assists clients with structuring transactions, tax issues and post-merger integration matters. Leo Verhoeff's broad expertise includes assisting private equity firms and management buy-out teams. Managing associate Martijn Stuart and supervising associate Michiel Boer are also cited for their expertise.

Testimonials

They have a commercial, pragmatic approach –  decisiveness and ability to calibrate the expectations of the counterparty.’

‘Provide a high pace, flexible, clear explanations,  Martijn Stuart is seasoned and takes the lead, Michiel Boer has high knowledge, takes time for clear explanations, and Rob Hendriks is always available when required.’

Key clients

Gilde Equity Management (GEM) Benelux

GlaxoSmithKline

Refresco Gerber

ING Corporate Investments

United Biscuits

Oakley Capital Partners

Agrifirm

VEON

Intertrust

CRH

Hines

Warner Bros.

Ramphastos Investments

Meijer Realty Partners/Meyer Bergman

NimbusPlukon Food Group

Aegon

Arcus Infrastructure

Bavaria

Fletcher Hotels

BlackRock

Groupe Gorgé SA (listed Paris)

ABN Amro

DMK (Deutsche MilchKontor)

NIBC

SAS Stream

Savills Investment Management

Ergon capital / TMC

Bridgestone

Employment Tier 4

Simmons & Simmons' Amsterdam-based employment team is often instructed by multinational clients in connection with cross-border work, frequently collaborating with other offices of the firm. Key sectors for the group include finance, TMT, and energy, and the team is highly experienced in remuneration advisory work. Joris Oster leads the practice, and his areas of expertise include collective and individual dismissal cases, works council issues and transfers of undertaking.

Testimonials

The Simmons and Simmons team are very good at looking at all of a customer’s requests and able to understand the impact of one request on the others. This is only possible thanks to a strong team collaboration.

Their customer attention, understanding the needs and the capability to advise is outstanding across the countries. Speed of response anticipating the needs of the customer and offering options with pragmatism. 

The team is dedicated and fast, we work with them on a regular basis for many years now.

Joris Oster is a capable partner, running a sharp team, Annemarie Elenbaas steps in smoothly in case of Joris’ absence, and Noraly Meeuwisse is a very diligent junior on the team, performs well.

Joris Oster sees the big picture, has a strong strategic and tactical grasp of the situation, provides authoritative advice, and is pragmatic and fun to work with

Simmons and Simmons have a high capability, good knowledge, and the ability to think with the customer. High quality of professionals in comparison to other companies. Joris Oster is a stand-out.

Key clients

Shiloh Industries

Warner Bros.

Stage Entertainment

VEON (formerly VimpelCom)

GarantiBank

OranginaSchweppes

Koninklijke Peijnenburg

Kiadia Pharma

Progress Software

Vanderlande Industries

ActivisionBlizzard

Hoyer International Fachspedition

Lundbeck

Velcro

Industry focus: Media and entertainment Tier 4

At Simmons & Simmons, the team offers a 'pragmatic and practical approach' to a range of media-related issues. It advises on defamation and allegations of fake news, and fake reviews, advertising disputes as well as transactional work such as the negotiation of licences. Practice head Paul Tjiam brings a 'creative and solution-oriented approach' to soft IP and freedom of speech matters. The key contact for litigious issues is Bas Berghuis and counsel Machteld Hiemstra is also noted.

Testimonials

The team I worked with on an important media case was pro-active and hands on and really helped us to build our file. Great responsiveness and pragmatic and practical approach.

Paul Tjam – easy to work with, approachable, very knowledgeable on both legal and procedural matters, pro-active, creative and solution-oriented approach.

Key clients

Terumo

Samsung Electronics

JP van Eesteren / TBI Holdings

Warner Brothers

Egeria 3

VEON

GlaxoSmithKline

Leen Bakker

The Word

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 4

The 'highly motivated and engaged' team at Simmons & Simmons makes an 'ideal sparring partner'. The firm assists both banks and corporate entities with restructurings, workouts, and liquidations, as well as representing clients in insolvency disputes. 'Sharp analytical lawyer' Erwin Bos , who is 'capable of rendering quick answers and results', advises various stakeholders, including creditors, management, shareholders and potential purchasers and investors, focusing particularly on the healthcare sector. Jeroen Bos has significant experience in asset backed finance, and distressed portfolio sales.  

Testimonials

Highly motivated and engaged.

Knowledge of the market, short lines of communication, ideal sparring partner.

Erwin Bos is a sharp analytical lawyer, capable of rendering quick answers and results.

Key clients

Sint Maartenskliniek

ING Bank

NN Investment partners

Coty

Deutsche Bank

ABN AMRO

Davidson Kempner

Rabobank

The smartest business solutions come when we work together – international, but operating as one integrated team.

Collaborative, agile and partner-led: that’s Simmons & Simmons. A law firm that challenges, creates new possibilities and offers opinion not just option. A law firm that acts as your business partner and works with you, not for you.

We focus on four highly regulated sectors (asset management and investment funds, financial institutions, healthcare and life sciences and technology, media and telecommunications) – using our specialist skills to understand your business, and the forces at play around it. All grounded in exceptional knowledge of the legal detail.

This is how we consistently deliver smarter, more efficient ways to tackle our clients’ most complex challenges.

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