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Eversheds Sutherland (Netherlands) B.V.

Employment Tier 3

The Eversheds Sutherland (Netherlands) B.V. practice has an impressive roster of international clients, especially those based in the US. Its expertise spans HR matters, M&A-related work and contentious cases. It advises Pentair on all its employment matters including dismissal cases, and the effects of reorganisations and works council involvements. Ingrid van Berkel in Rotterdam and Wijnand Blom in Amsterdam co-head the group. Simon Tan left the team to join Ploum.

Energy: regulatory Tier 3

The Eversheds Sutherland (Netherlands) B.V. team, headed by Miriam van Ee, and Michel Chatelin, specialises in structuring energy projects which includes advising on the regulatory side of M&A and finance transactions especially in the wind, solar, and biomass areas. It acted for Eneco before the Enterprise Agency of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate regarding the rejection of a subsidy request for a 14MW solar park in the municipality of Dongen.

Energy: transactional Tier 3

Miriam van Ee heads the practice at Eversheds Sutherland (Netherlands) B.V.  which handles M&A and finance transactions in the energy sector, including advising on alternative energies. van Ee led the team advising Stichting Groenfonds and DE-on regarding a woody biomass heating project of BeGreen, advice which included financing and all transactional documents. Michel Chatelin is also a key member of the team.

Real estate Tier 3

Paul Goedvolk, who heads the Eversheds Sutherland (Netherlands) B.V. team, advises national and international clients on commercial property matters together with refinancings and has a focus on the renewable energy market. Banking and finance partner Matthijs Bolkenstein and senior associate Annette Relou are notable practitioners. The team advised the Dutch subsidiary of Iron Mountain on the expansion of its data centre presence in Europe, through acquisitions in two locations.

Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 4

Eversheds Sutherland (Netherlands) B.V.'s practice is known for its sector expertise in renewable energy and real estate, with work in the latter steadily increasing in the last year. Practice heads Matthijs Bolkenstein  and recently promoted partner Lucas Lustermans advised Alfanar Co on the financing of a solar plant in Egypt and handled a similar project, also in Egypt, for Scatec. Wouter Folkers, formerly a senior associate with the firm, is now with Dutch development bank FMO.

EU and competition Tier 4

At Eversheds Sutherland (Netherlands) B.V., the practice has developed a reputation for its guidance and assistance with international cartel investigations in the energy and maritime industries. It has additional expertise in public procurement law, litigation and merger control matters within the technology, retail and healthcare sectors. Michel Chatelin heads the practice, which includes senior associate Eline van Nimwegen.

Commercial, corporate and M&a Tier 5

Eversheds Sutherland (Netherlands) B.V. undertakes a range of mid-market and global transactions, especially in the renewable energy market and is noted for its trans-border network. 'Great communicator and great lawyerRob Faasen and Miriam van Ee are noted senior partners together with Tom van Wijngaarden who advised Incyte on its acquisition of a 20% share in Merus. Wijngaarden also advised on a collaboration agreement between the parties regarding bispecific antibody research programmes. The team made a number of new hires including associate Laila Kouchi, who joined from DLA Piper.

Department Name Email Telephone
Antitrust and European competition Michel Chatelin
Banking and finance Matthijs Bolkenstein
Banking and finance Lucas Lustermans
Commercial contracts Jan ter Horst
Company secretarial Miriam van Ee
Corporate M&A Tom van Wijngaarden
Corporate M&A Jan ter Horst
Employment, labour and pensions Wijnand Blom
Equity capital markets Matthijs Bolkenstein
Equity capital markets Tom van Wijngaarden
Health and life sciences Tom van Wijngaarden
Health and life sciences Eline van Nimwegen
Insurance Matthijs Bolkenstein
Intellectual property Titia Deurvorst
International arbitration
Litigation and dispute management
Private equity Tom van Wijngaarden
Private equity Rob Faasen
Real estate Paul Goedvolk
Renewable energy Miriam van Ee
Renewable energy Michel Chatelin
Restructuring and insolvency Miriam van Ee
Photo Name Position Profile
 Laila Akkouh  photo Laila Akkouh
 Manish Bahl  photo Manish Bahl
 Tessa Bender  photo Tessa Bender
 Wijnand Blom  photo Wijnand Blom
 Matthijs Bolkenstein  photo Matthijs Bolkenstein
Mr Michel Chatelin photo Mr Michel Chatelin
 Kathinka Driessen  photo Kathinka Driessen
 Wouter Folkers  photo Wouter Folkers
 Steven Geerlings  photo Steven Geerlings
 Paul Goedvolk  photo Paul Goedvolk
 Lourens-Jan Heijmans  photo Lourens-Jan Heijmans
 Jan Horst, ter  photo Jan Horst, ter
 Lesley Koopmans  photo Lesley Koopmans
 Jurjen Korte, de  photo Jurjen Korte, de
 Youssef Rasnabe  photo Youssef Rasnabe
 Annette Relou  photo Annette Relou
 Casper Rooijakkers  photo Casper Rooijakkers
 Andrea Sindova  photo Andrea Sindova
 Jonathan Talacko  photo Jonathan Talacko
 Koen Weers, de  photo Koen Weers, de
 Tom Wijngaarden, van  photo Tom Wijngaarden, van
 Geert Wilts  photo Geert Wilts
Number of lawyers : 2,000+
in this country : 50
Eversheds Sutherland
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Contact : Paul Goedvolk (managing partner)
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