Firm Profile > Jones Day > Amsterdam, Netherlands

Jones Day

Fraud and white-collar crime Tier 2

Jones Day specialises in white-collar defence and global investigations fora number of high-profile domestic and international clients. The firm's international reach allows it to act on a number of cases with US elements, demonstrating strong multi-jurisidictional capabilities as part of an integrated worldwide team. Matters include fraud, corruption, and corporate malfeasance proceedings, assisted by the wider firm's abilities in corporate law. The practice is led by corporate investigations specialist Aldo Verbruggen.

Practice head(s):

Aldo Verbruggen

Investment funds Tier 2

The funds practice at Jones Day is highly experienced in fund formation, restructuring, and capital-raising mandates, as well as providing tax advice. The team is jointly led by Quirine Eenhorst and Ate Veenstra; the duo are experienced in a wide range of regulatory, tax and structuring work. The firm is notable for its work with green funds as well as those focused on consumer credit, and emerging markets.

Practice head(s):

Ate van IJlzinga Veenstra; Quirine Eenhorst

Key clients

Amvest REIM

Averest Capital

Blue Sky Group

BPD Bouwfonds

Carne / Amundi

CBRE Group

Climate Fund Managers

Dexteritas Investment Management

Dimensional Fund Advisors

DMFCo / DSF Capital Partners

Dutch Mezzanine Fund


Frontclear Management

Gilde Healthcare (PE)

Gilde Healthcare (Services)


Hartelt Fund Management

Helt Capital

Henderson Park

Highbrook Capital

Ice Lake Capital Management

IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative

Life Science Partners

Macquarie Capital

NN Group

Penta Beheer

PGGM Vermogensbeheer

Privium Fund Management

Providence Capital

Rabobank / Vista

Rialto Capital Management

TCX Investment Management Company

Technical University of Delft (TTO)

Victus Participations

Commercial, corporate and M&a Tier 3

With its global capabilities, Jones Day can bring extensive resources to corporate deals and fields an especially strong private equity practice. The group advises international and domestic clients on the structuring and set up of EU-based companies, joint ventures and corporate governance issues. Team head Mike Jansen has substantial experience advising US and other international and domestic clients; Ton Schutte and Floris Pierik are also key advisers.

Practice head(s):

Mike Jansen

Key clients

Aurelius Equity Opportunities

Scotts Miracle Gro

Gimv N.V.


Arsenal Capital Partners

SHV Energy

Smile Invest Management Company NV

Strong Root Capital



Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 3

Jones Day is highly active in cross-border disputes, either alongside other international offices of the firm or working with external local counsel, with a particular focus on matters in the financial sector. The practice is led by experienced litigator Gerjanne te Winkel, whose practice includes shareholder disputes, takeover battles, securities litigation, director and professional liability, and tort litigation, as well as frequent appearances before the Amsterdam Court of Appeal in mismanagement proceedings. Coen Drion is particularly recommended for clients in the IT and telecoms sectors, particularly for matters involving commercial contracts or restructuring.

Practice head(s):

Gerjanne te Winkel; Aldo Verbruggen

Key clients

Parman International B.V.

Brigade Distressed Value Master Fund Ltd, Brigade Leveraged Capital Structures Fund Ltd and Brigade Credit Fund I Ltd

Palladyne International Asset Management B.V.

TCP Publishing Holdco S.à.r.l.

TMF Nederland B.V., TMF Management (BVI) Limited, and TMF (BVI) Limited

Van Uden Holding B.V and others

MKB Ondernemers B.V.

Novero Investment B.V.

Niaga Holding Limited

Private equity Tier 3

Jones Day’s private equity team provide services to a diverse range of clients; healthcare, technology and speciality chemicals are some sectors of particular focus. Cross-border collaboration with the firm's other offices is common, especially on acquisition work. Practice head Floris Pierik has extensive knowledge of advising international private equity funds on complex transactions, while Mike Jansen brings 25 years of experience to the team. The firm’s role in advising PETRONAS in its €163m acquisition of all shares in Da Vinci, a globally operating speciality chemicals company, is worthy of particular note.

Practice head(s):

Floris Pierik

Key clients

Arsenal Capital Partners

Aurora Resurgence


Gimv N.V.

HighBrook Income Property Fund, LP

Irving Place Capital

Randstad Innovation Fund


Restructuring and insolvency Tier 3

Jones Day has a 'high level' of experience acting as administrators and bankcruptcy trustees, particularly on complex and cross-border restructurings and insolvency procedures. The team is 'commercial and solution driven' when handling formal insolvencies, corporate or financial restructurings. Practice head Jasper Berkenbosch has a 'fast and advanced understanding' of the situation that faces the client. Berkenbosch is the appointed bankcruptcy trustee over Intertoys and administrator over Oi Brasil Holdings Coöperatief, two notable firm highlights. Erik Schuurs is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Jasper Berkenbosch


Worked with Jasper Berkenbosch and Erik Schuurs, who are both very pragmatic and look out for creditor’s interests when acting as bankruptcy trustees‘.

High level administration and bankruptcy trustee practice, good lawyers, commercial and solution driven‘.

A trully experienced team in the field of the more complex and cross-border restructurings and insolvency procedures. Besides, their knowledge on complex financial and securities issues differ them from other practices as this knowledge enables them to have a deep understanding‘.

The team of Jasper Berkenbosch (partner) and his senior associate Erik Schuurs is a pleasure to work with. Jasper Berkenbosch is highly experienced which is reflected by his fast and advanced understanding of the situation. He knows what to do. Erik Schuurs is a smart and pragmatic backup who works well with Jasper and the clients. Sid Pepels is bright associate who acts firmly when needed‘.

Key clients



Parman International B.V.

Brigade Capital Management, LP

Davidson & Kemper

Oi Brasil Holdings Coöperatief U.A.


EU and competition Tier 4

The Jones Day antitrust and competition practice combines extensive cross-border capabilities with solid knowledge of EU merger control law. The firm is advising Hino on merger control and antitrust compliance in relation to its strategic global partnership with TRATON. Practice head Yvan Desmedt is 'business oriented' and provides 'practical and tailored advice'. Coen Drion and associate Kornel Olsthoorn are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Yvan Desmedt


Vast expertise in EU & Competition law. Practical and precise advice.

Yvan Desmedt, is very effective, responsive and business-oriented, providing practical and tailored advice.

Key clients


General Electric Company


SK Energy


Newell Brands

Liberty Global

Wind Hellas





APPLiA (European Federation of Household Appliances)

FESE (European Federation of Stock Exchanges)

Tax Tier 4

Jones Day's team is able to draw on its 'easy access to an international network'. 'Excellent all-round tax lawyerLodewijk Berger provides 'practical and succinct' advice, particularly on matters relating to cross-border tax planning, M&A transactions, and tax controversy. 'Outstanding lawyerAte Veenstra is 'well informed' on tax matters; he specialises in advising on structuring and fund services, including fund formation, reviews, and litigation. Other key contacts are Floris Pierik and Quirine Eenhorst, who frequently assists managers with the establishment of private funds.

Practice head(s):

Lodewijk Berger; Ate Veenstra


Jones Day has a small tax team but more than any other advisers I’ve worked with they feel fully part of the team whenever we are working together. We use Jones Day principally to advise on Dutch legislation affecting our operating and holding companies. In this area we feel that JD are outstanding relative to much larger competitors. The Jones Day team responds rapidly to all our questions.

Our principal partner contact is Lodewijk Berger. His advice is pro-active, tailored to our business to the extent that it feels as if he is integrated within it, as well as practical and succinct. Despite the grey areas of nuance within which we are often working, Lodewijk is always willing to give decisive opinions. Stef Plouvier similarly knows our business well and is a valued member of our extended “team”.

Thoughtful of circumstances of both the manager and investor. Aware of the interaction between tax and the law. Easy access to an international network.

Ate Veenstra is one of a kind!

High quality, pragmatic. Pro-active and quick. Highly recommended.

Ate Veenstra is an outstanding lawyer; well informed, quick on his feet and a good laugh to work with.

Lodewijk Berger stands out. He is an excellent all-round tax lawyer, super responsive and able to read the room.

We discussed tax implications in the context of setting up a fund. The discussion was very useful.

The key partner on tax issues for us is Ate Veenstra and on tax matters we also spoke to Lodewijk Berger. Ate is a creative thinker. Other than these we are in touch with Quirine Eenhorst and Marierose Kouwenberg on fund issues and with Harmen Wielens on regulatory issues. We are very positive about these three individuals.

Key clients

The Coca-Cola Company

Chevron, Inc.

Abbott Corporation

Albemarle Corporation



DIF Infrastructure

Gilde Healthcare


Humanscale Corporation

Firm Overview:
Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 43 offices across five continents. The firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.

Jones Day is an institutional partner for clients who seek counsel that seeks to understand them and their needs; that communicates with clients about their needs and the different tactics available for addressing those needs; that works seamlessly and impressively across offices and practices and with the client; that provides talent and expertise across subject areas and geographies; and that brings commitment and courage to the relationship and its engagements. We are formidable because every partner and every client has the entire global institution at their command and is a high priority of the Firm as a whole. We are true partners, with each other and, even more importantly, with our clients.

Regions of Practice:

Europe & Middle East:
Jones Day provides a significant presence in Europe that offers clients more than 500 lawyers from its ten European offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, and Paris. The firm’s lawyers counsel clients in administrative and public law, banking and finance, capital markets, competition law and regulatory, derivatives, market infrastructures, dispute resolution, and investigations.

In the Middle East, more than 20 lawyers are based in the firm’s offices in Dubai and Saudi Arabia. They have accumulated significant experience in most of the region’s key industries and jurisdictions, advising on mergers and acquisitions and corporate transactions, projects and infrastructure, commercial transactions, real estate and construction matters, regulatory compliance, and dispute resolution.

United States:
Surveys repeatedly list Jones Day as one of the most frequently engaged law firms by U.S. corporations for both transactional and disputes matters, and among the leaders in client service. Jones Day’s more than 1,600 lawyers across its 18 U.S. offices collaborate to serve clients across practices and geographies on all major matters that span time-honored practices (antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, and government regulation) to more recently established and expanded areas (cybersecurity, life sciences, energy, and technology) that specifically address the contemporary challenges of an increasingly complex global business and legal environment.

Jones Day has committed substantial resources and capacity to serve each of Asia’s distinct markets, including China, Japan, Singapore and Southeast Asia, as well as Australia. Spread throughout ten offices in the region, the firm’s 250+ lawyers represent clients in practice areas including antitrust, banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and commercial, energy, global disputes, intellectual property, labor and employment, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate, and several others.

The majority of Jones Day’s Asia-based lawyers are admitted to practice local law in their home jurisdictions. Most have practiced in more than one country, enabling Jones Day’s Asia team to render multijurisdictional legal services. Jones Day has been granted a Qualifying Foreign Law Practice license (QFLP) in Singapore.

Latin America:
Jones Day is one of the leading global law firms serving the Latin American region through its offices in Mexico City and São Paulo, along with attorneys based in key business and legal centers such as New York, Houston, Dallas, Miami, and Madrid. Jones Day’s Latin American experience extends to mergers and acquisitions, investigations and anti-corruption, projects and infrastructure, banking and finance, energy, dispute resolution, business restructuring, private equity and capital markets.

Managing Partner: Stephen J Brogan
Europe and Middle East Offices: Amsterdam, Brussels, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Saudi Arabia
U.S. Offices: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Irvine, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Pittsburgh, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Washington
Asia-Pacific Offices: Beijing, Brisbane, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Perth, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei, Tokyo
Latin America Offices: Mexico City, São Paulo

Main Areas of Practice:

  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Business & Tort Litigation
  • Business Restructuring & Reorganization
  • Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Energy
  • Environmental, Health & Safety
  • Financial Institutions Litigation & Regulation
  • Financial Markets
  • Global Disputes
  • Government Regulation
  • Health Care & Life Sciences
  • Insurance Recovery
  • Intellectual Property
  • Investigations & White Collar Defense
  • Issues & Appeals
  • Labor & Employment
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement
  • Tax
  • Technology
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Managing Partner Stephen J Brogan