EVERSHEDS SUTHERLAND (NETHERLANDS) B.V. > Rotterdam, Netherlands > Firm Profile

EVERSHEDS SUTHERLAND (NETHERLANDS) B.V.
Fascinatio Boulevard 212, Floor 2A
3065 WB Rotterdam, P.O. Box 4030
3006 AA Rotterdam
Netherlands

Netherlands > Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

With ‘a unique understanding of the technological landscape and trends’, Eversheds Sutherland (Netherlands) B.V. acts for a high-profile client roster of domestic and international companies including Shell, Microsoft and Nokia. Olaf Van Haperen leads the group from the Rotterdam office and advises on all elements of privacy, data protection and cybersecurity issues. In Amsterdam, Benjamin Van Kessel is the key contact to note.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘The Privacy Team at Eversheds Sutherland Netherlands has been hands-on from the beginning to assist us in GDPR compliance.’

‘Olaf van Heperen and Robbert Santifort (Netherlands) have always been available and proactive in helping us reach our goals.’

‘Unique understanding of the technological landscape & trends.’

‘Involved on a human level, they are true business partners always thinking also how they can help grow our business.’

‘They were quick and responsive, always in touch with us. Have a complex vision of the problem. Provide their feedback in the way and form suitable for our business.’

‘Robbert Santifort was the one that helped us. He was very quick, staying in connection all the time. He was also helping us to address a question in different jurisdictions and was coordinating the activity of partners in other countries. It was very professional governance.’

‘The team was able to pick up quickly on our request and provided an efficient risk review.’

Key clients

Cyrus One

QTS Datacenters

Shell

ESET

Core Laboratories

Bissell

Microsoft

ORTEC

Nokia

Kering Group

Vektis

Gibson

Infotheek

Ricoh

MetrixLab

Tymlez

Dimension Data

Unilever

Specsavers

Stichting Koningin Wilhelmina Kankerfonds

Aegon

Aalberts Industries

Paypal

Microstrategy

Work highlights

  • Set up and subsequently implemented a full data protection compliance program for the joint Dutch Healthcare Insurance companies.
  • Advised on the legal contractual framework of the well-known cyber security firm ESET, offering ESET end point security products.

Netherlands > Employment Tier 3

Eversheds Sutherland (Netherlands) B.V.‘s employment, labour and pensions group is split between Amsterdam and Rotterdam and handles a range of cross-border work for high-profile international clients. It has notable experience in employment matters relating to M&A, reorganisations and works council matters. Ingrid Van Berkel retired in May 2021, while Anique Bitterlich was promoted to partner and now heads the team alongside Eric Bergamin, Wijnand Blom  and Marieke Koster.

Testimonials

‘They take time to understand the business and provide easy to understand advice’.

‘We value their client care skills, their ability to converse in English as an international client, their responsiveness and attention to detail’.

‘Despite the fact that they are outside counsel to us, it feels they have become part of our company’.

‘For an an external law firm, they know well and understand our business, are easy to reach and give us fast and practical advice’.  

‘We trust and rely on their advice and appreciate their fast response, availability and flexibility’.

‘They have a very good understanding of our business and processes and are able to communicate and deal with the various levels, functions and complexity that is inherent to our (international) corporation’.   

‘Their team is excellent and they are always available’.  

‘They explain things in a way that is easy to understand, giving the pros and cons of each option so that you can make an informed decision’.

Key clients

Expedia Group

Netjets Management Ltd.

Juniper Networks

AMEX GBT

G4S

IDEXX Laboratories

Duravant, LLC

ScanSource

Brady

Pension Fund AVH

ib vogt

Rockwell Automation

Owens & Minor

Baird Capital

Bystronic Laser AG

Netherlands > Energy: regulatory Tier 3

Eversheds Sutherland (Netherlands) B.V.’s energy offering was significantly bolstered in early 2021 with the arrivals of Max van Drunen (real estate/renewables) and Wieger ten Hove (M&A and corporate governance) from DLA Piper and Simmons & Simmons, respectively. Best known for its corporate and transactional work, the practice also provides regulatory advice regarding on- and offshore wind, solar, biomass and biogas plants and batter storage projects. The team is co-led by Miriam van Ee and Michel Chatelin.

Practice head(s):

Miriam van Ee; Michel Chatelin

Other key lawyers:

Natascha Geraedts; Max van Drunen; Wieger ten Hove

Key clients

Energiefonds Overijssel

United Momentum, Clean Electricity Generation

Shell

ib vogt

Solarfields Projecten

Solarcentury

Statkraft

Iron Mountain

Infinergy

Glennmont

Kingspan

Perpetual Next

Cyrus One

Work highlights

  • Advising NBIM on its €1.378bn acquisition of a 50% interest in the Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm in the Netherlands, the company’s first investment in renewable energy infrastructure.
  • Advising Vloeivelden Hollandia (a project company of of Solarfields Projecten and Green Invest) on the Vloeivelden Hollandia solar park project.

Netherlands > Energy: transactional Tier 3

Eversheds Sutherland (Netherlands) B.V.’s energy offering was bolstered, recently, by the arrivals of Wieger ten Hove from Simmons & Simmons and Max van Drunen from DLA Piper in February and April 2021, respectively. Advising on the full life-cycle of projects, including development, construction, financing, and corporate and operational matters, the practice has particular strength in the renewables segment and is experienced in onshore and offshore wind power, solar generation, heat supply and grids, and clean technologies, among other areas. Miriam van Ee and Michel Chatelin co-head the team.

Practice head(s):

Miriam van Ee; Michel Chatelin

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

They are able to put the best team on the transaction even if the team members work at different offices.

They really put the client first.

Their level of expertise, not only in the more general energy market but also in relation to wind energy, is strong.

Key clients

Energiefonds Overijssel

United Momentum, Clean Electricity Generation

Shell

ib vogt

Solarfields Projecten

Solarcentury

Statkraft

Iron Mountain

Infinergy

Glennmont

Kingspan

Perpetual Next

Cyrus One

Work highlights

  • Advised NBIM on its initial investment in renewable energy infrastructure, a €1.38bn acquistion of a 50% interest in the Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm in the Netherlands.
  • Advising Vloeivelden Hollandia (a joint venture of Solarfields Projecten and Green Invest) on the Zonnepark Vloeivelden Hollandia project.

Netherlands > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 4

Eversheds Sutherland (Netherlands) B.V. is able to draw on the wider firm's international network for support in cross-border cases; the practice has particular experience in commercial, corporate and finance disputes. It assists clients with pre-litigation advice, and summary and main court proceedings in various Dutch courts. Yuri Wehrmeijer and Gidget Brugman head the practice; with Wehrmeijer recommended for contract disputes and professional liability matters; and Brugman recommended for financial litigation, including class actions. Rob Faasen left for an in-house role at Risk Capital Advisors.

Practice head(s):

Yuri Wehrmeijer; Gidget Brugman

Testimonials

‘Very good follow-up, strong legal arguments, and close and friendly communication’.

‘Pleasant to work with’.

‘Yuri Wehrmeijer has strong legal knowledge and took over our case on short notice, arguing it perfectly in court’.

‘Yuri Wehrmeijer took a firm position and was able to communicate this in a very solid and professional way’.

‘Yuri Wehmerijer is willing to discover unexplored areas and enter into them with courage’.

Key clients

National Joint Stock Company Naftogaz of Ukraine

Bound2B

Kingspan

Sodexo

Mark Four Enterprises B.V.

Stichting Bedrijfspensioenfonds AVH

Johnson Controls International

Turkish Airlines

DNV GL

Frames Group

Chubb

Citadele

Urenco

Netherlands > Intellectual property: trade marks, copyrights and design rights Tier 4

From bases in Amsterdam and Rotterdam, Eversheds Sutherland (Netherlands) B.V.  handles the full range of trade mark, design and copyright protection and enforcement work – frequently with multi-jurisdictional elements. A team co-head Thera Adam oversees the trade mark prosecution practice in the Netherlands which manages the global IP portfolios of international clients. Adam is also the global co-head of the firm’s global IP group and is highly adept in the protection and enforcement of trade marks and designs. Fellow co-heads of the Netherlands group are Olaf Van Haperen whose expertise spans IT and privacy law in addition to IP and Benjamin Van Kessel who includes anti-counterfeiting and IP transactional matters with his broad expertise.

Practice head(s):

Thera Adam

Testimonials

‘Involved team, working on a high level, without the usual “Zuidas” blabla.’

‘Thera Adam. Involved, much experienced, results-driven, not hours driven.’

‘Benjamin van Kessel is very professional and pleasant character, gives you the feeling that what he advises is sound, safe, practical and logical (and it is…).’

‘They are responsive, immediately up to speed and pragmatic.’

‘Thera Adam and Olaf van Haperen are both excellent strategists, but pragmatic at the same time.’

Key clients

Royal Swinkels Family Brewer (former Bavaria)

easyGroup

Sandoz

Make Up United (Teaz)

Footasylum

Unilever

Basil

Ayano

Loading Systems International

Netherlands > Real estate Tier 4

Eversheds Sutherland (Netherlands) B.V. advises clients on multi-jurisdictional portfolio management, fund structuring, leasing and regeneration scheme mandates, and has particular experience in the data centre and energy sectors. Natascha Geraedts heads up the team alongside Max van Drunen, who joined from DLA Piper in April 2021. In July 2021, former practice co-head Paul Goedvolk  left for Baker McKenzie.

Testimonials

‘The knowledge regarding the subject and the devotion of the lawyer(s) to bring this lawsuit to a good end has been invaluable’.

‘Natascha Geraedts was excellent and had inside knowledge about the case’.

Key clients

Boerma

Netherlands > Commercial, corporate and M&a Tier 6

Eversheds Sutherland (Netherlands) B.V. directs the bulk of its attention to mid-market M&A deals, also occasionally acting on high-end transactions. Operating in close collaboration with the firm’s global offering across 35 jurisdictions, its Amsterdam offering is fronted by Tom Van Wijingaarden, a lawyer with a strong knowledge of the life sciences and consumer sectors. The team is also reputed for its energy, technology and healthcare expertise and includes Wieger ten Hove, a new arrival from Simmons & Simmons who has a track record in TMT-related transactions.

Practice head(s):

Tom van Wijngaarden

Other key lawyers:

Miriam van Ee; Jeroen Hoekstra; Wieger ten Hove

Testimonials

‘They are very flexible in putting together the right team for the job. Also if that means lawyers from different offices are working on one file.’

‘Miriam van Ee is an outstanding M&A lawyer with a clear focus on the Energy market.’

Key clients

Westrock Plc

IGM

Kwik Lok Corporation

Infor

Beauparc/Pandagreen

Assa Abloy

Ib vogt GmbH

Solarfields Projecten

Bright Horizons Family Solution

Tinsa/Troostwijk Groep

Motion Picture Solutions

Aveva Group Plc

Livingbridge

Vanguard Healthcare Solutions

Ayano

Argent Energy

Stepan, Inc

Teledyne

Intrum AB

Enerpac

Kindergarden Nederland

Owens & Minor

ATOS

Duravant, LLC

Baird Capital

Sedgwick

BearingPoint

CyrusOne

Allied Hydronics

Avery Dennison

Regin

Reconomy (UK) Ltd.

Norges Bank Investment Management

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
IP and Marketing Thera Adamtheraadam@eversheds-sutherland.com
Pensions Eric Bergaminericbergamin@eversheds-sutherland.com
Employment and labour Wijnand Blomwijnandblom@eversheds-sutherland.com
Competition, EU, trade. Renewable energy Michel Chatelinmichelchatelin@eversheds-sutherland.com
Real Estate, notarial. Renewable energy Max van Drunenmaxvandrunen@eversheds-sutherland.com
M&A. Renewable energy Miriam van Eemiriamvanee@eversheds-sutherland.com
Environment, planning & zoning. Renewable energy Natascha Geraedtsnataschageraedts@eversheds-sutherland.com
IP, IT, cybersecurity, data protection. TMT Olaf van Haperenolafvanhaperen@eversheds-sutherland.com
Corporate M&A, notarial Wieger ten Hovewiegertenhove@eversheds-sutherland.com
Employment and labour Marieke Kostermariekekoster@eversheds-sutherland.com
Employment and labour Anique Bitterlichaniquebitterlich@eversheds-sutherland.com
Finance, restructuring, capital markets Pim van Leersumpimvanleersum@eversheds-sutherland.com
Litigation and dispute management, arbitration Yuri Wehrmeijeryuriwehrmeijer@eversheds-sutherland.com
Corporate M&A, PE Tom van Wijngaardentomvanwijngaarden@eversheds-sutherland.com
Number of lawyers : 3,000+
in this country : 55
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Eversheds Sutherland is pleased to announce the admission of Michael Röhsner to the Vienna bar

Michael Röhsner, LL.M. (26) has been admitted to the Vienna bar in December 2021 and has been promoted to Legal Director at Eversheds Sutherland in Austria. He focuses on data protection, IT law and cybersecurity.

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