Firm Profile > Greenberg Traurig LLP > Amsterdam, Netherlands

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Netherlands > Industry focus: Information technology Tier 2

Following the arrival of new practice head Herald Jongen from Allen & Overy LLP in September 2019, the IT team at Greenberg Traurig LLP has quickly established itself as a key player in the sector. The practice advises local and international clients on large IT projects, corporate matters and strategic relationships. Jongen is experienced in handling multi-jurisdictional projects, in the tech and finance industries.

Practice head(s):

Herald Jongen

Other key lawyers:

Nienke Bernard

Key clients

The State of the Netherlands

Schuberg Philis B.V.

Ohpen B.V.




Ministry of Justice Netherlands

Ministry of VWS Netherlands


Netherlands > Real estate Tier 3

Greenberg Traurig LLP’s real estate practice was significantly bolstered by the recent arrival of former head of NautaDutilh’s real estate practice David van Dijk, and senior associates Coco van Zuiden and Barbara Klootwijk. The practice advises national and international clients on real estate portfolio and single-asset transactions, developments, asset management, financing, ventures and funds. Jan Kees Brandse is noted for commercial, residential and hospitality deals. Marijn Bodelier was promoted to partner.

Practice head(s):

David van Dijk

Key clients

Round Hill Capital



Allianz Real Estate

Amundi Real Estate

Dream Global

Tristan Capital

VF Corporation


Netherlands > Tax Tier 3

Tax is a key area of practice at the Amsterdam office of Greenberg Traurig LLP, where Thomas van der Vliet leads a team of 'very talented professionals with a personal approach'. It handles a significant transaction workload, particularly in the real estate sector, but also standalone advisory and litigation matters on behalf of Dutch and multinational companies. Reinier van de Steenoven is recommended for real estate matters.  

Practice head(s):

Thomas van der Vliet

Other key lawyers:

Erik de Bie; Reinier van de Steenoven; Alex Westerman


Relatively young, very talented professionals with a personal approach towards their clients.’

Reinier van de Steenoven is a highly-competent real estate tax advisor who makes sure he understands your business/case thoroughly and advises quickly and with practical advice.’

Key clients

The Stars Group (PokerStars)

Creative Clicks

Interxion Holding

Nostrum Oil & Gas

Meyer Realty Partners (MRP)

Amsterdam Commodities

Heitman International

747 Capital

Rhenus Group



Netherlands > Commercial, corporate and M&a Tier 4

Greenberg Traurig LLP ‘delivers state-of-the art assistance from strategy to negotiation and to contractual implementation’ for a client roster of Dutch and global companies. The group handles the full range of corporate work at a national and international level, including public and private M&A, private equity deals, governance issues, restructurings and joint ventures. Bas Vletter and Herald Jongen jointly lead the team, which also includes Martijn Hermus and Thédoor Melchers.

Practice head(s):

Bas Vletter; Herald Jongen

Other key lawyers:


‘The team is characterised by personal involvement and expertise. Projects are managed in a pleasant and professional manner and with respect for the current business.’

‘Streetwise, working together, entrepreneurial, pragmatic and solution-oriented with respect for the business. Good feeling for which approach is desired at any time. Not standard lawyers.’

‘The team displayed outstanding examples of team work: although of course each team member has his/her field of expertise, the members of the team are excellently positioned to always provide top-notch advice on all aspects of the deal and the deal process. In addition, each team member had a detailed understanding of our business as well as our approach to both our market and the transaction at hand. Irrespective of what the challenge was and who was on point to address it, we always received immediate and practical advice with a clear focus on our interests.’

‘Bas Vletter has a willingness to learn about the business, listen and share his expertise, was able to bridge the gap between various business cultures. This made it so much easier to close the transaction.’

‘Martijn Hermus is a lawyer to trust and count on. He has given advice which is accurate, thoughtful, intelligent, and showed deep understanding of our business and the challenges we are facing. Even in the difficult times of the Covid-19 pandemic, where everyone was in lockdown and the regulations changed rapidly, Martijn was a huge help. Coherent, responsive.’

‘Bas Vletter is one of the best lawyers I have met. Bas is smart, sophisticated, forward thinking and very commercial. He uses his vast knowledge and experience to highlight the other side’s position and analyse it to the point in order to achieve the best result in negotiations.’

Key clients



OTB Ventures

Round Hill Capital

Amundi Real Estate


EHM Group

Bunzl plc


Dream Global REIT

Heitman International LLC


Netherlands > Industry focus: Media and entertainment Tier 4

Greenberg Traurig LLP is highly regarded for domestic and cross-border disputes relating to trade mark and copyright. Key clients include US companies, world famous DJs, pop groups and artists. Head of practice Radboud Ribbert handles IP and entertainment law matters, and has noted experience of cross-border IP litigation. Willeke Kemkers provides additional support at associate level.

Practice head(s):

Radboud Ribbert

Other key lawyers:


‘The team has a very strong “can-do” approach and does not hesitate taking on cases that are complex’.

‘They patiently study and discuss the problematic issues until they have the answers they need’.

‘Radboud Ribbert is a strong team player and motivator’.

‘Radboud Ribbert passionate about his cases and clients, and actively looks for opportunities to tackle difficult issues’.         

‘Very professional and responsive’.

‘Always willing to assist, 24/7 service, very professional’.            

‘Radboud Ribbert is an excellent lawyer in IP with a hands-on approach and very good client sensitivity’.      

Key clients

Stichting Nederlandse Top 40

Dylan Haegens / Liever Sociaal B.V.

Jennifer Lopez

Stichting Nicam

National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences

The Analogues / Over Easy BV

Katy Perry

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

A strength of the Amsterdam team at Greenberg Traurig LLP is its ability to work with its colleagues in the USA and elsewhere in its global network of offices on cross-jurisdictional matters. Radboud Ribbert is noted for being able to 'bring skills together and create a strong team.’ His international practice spans IP litigation and all aspects of entertainment, media, and telecoms law. The team assists clients with the protection of trade marks and designs, manages European trade mark and other IP portfolios, and attracts clients ranging from well-known names in the entertainment businesses to large corporates. Willeke Kemkers is also noted for her blend of IP and media law experience.

Practice head(s):

Radboud Ribbert

Other key lawyers:


‘In the last year, this firm’s IP practice has considerably grown, with particular expertise in international IP Litigation, especially trade mark law.’

‘Mr. Radboud Ribbert: excellent lawyer, in particular outstanding litigator and fast thinker with always a pragmatic solution at hand. I also appreciate his very high responsiveness.’

‘The team has a very strong “can-do” approach. The team acts as a true team, with room for all to share their expertise.’

‘Radboud Ribbert is a strong team player and motivator. Able to bring skills together and creates a strong team.’

‘Very professional, very responsive, and competitive fees.’

‘Very professional, 24/7 service, very responsive and helpful.’

‘Radboud Ribbert is an excellent lawyer in the IP arena, deploys a very good hands-on approach and proactive approach, and has good client sensitivity.’

Key clients

Shenzhen Thunderstone Technology Inc.

Dylan Haegens / Liever Sociaal B.V.

Jennifer Lopez

Cheetah Mobile Inc.

StoneAge, Inc

National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS)

CrossFit, Inc.

Vibesta B.V.

Netherlands > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 5

Greenberg Traurig LLP handles business disputes with a strong international bias with leverage from the firm's multi-disciplinary expertise in areas such as financial services, real estate, energy and ICT. Allard Huizing is an experienced litigator and heads a 13-strong team that includes fellow partner Wietse de Jong, who leads on financial matters.

Practice head(s):

Allard Huizing

Other key lawyers:

Netherlands > Banking and finance: Borrower side

The firm: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2300 attorneys in 40 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. The firm is net carbon neutral with respect to its office energy usage and Mansfield Rule 4.0 Plus Certified. Web:

GT in the Netherlands: GT Amsterdam’s core practices are corporate real estate, corporate mergers and acquisitions, corporate litigation, and tax, supported by the firm’s experience in areas including EU antitrust litigation and competition regulation, finance, intellectual property, administrative law, entertainment, and employment. The team has experience handling high-profile matters in the Netherlands as well as coordinating pan-European matters.

Areas of practice: The firm’s Amsterdam team is experienced in many sectors including real estate, venture capital, shipping, media, financial institutions, technology, telecommunications, logistics, automotive, fashion, and retail. It is an advisor to established domestic and international companies listed on the Dutch stock exchange. GT’s Amsterdam office has been responsible for handling high-profile situations in the Netherlands, including coordinating pan-European affairs. In short, it provides a hands-on approach to legal counsel, whether it relates to European law or other global matters.

Department Name Email Telephone
Co-Managing Shareholder Cees van Oevelen +31 (0) 20 301 7358
Co-Managing Shareholder Thomas van der Vliet +31 (0) 20 301 7387
Photo Name Position Profile
 Marijn Bodelier photo Marijn Bodelier Shareholder
 Jan Kees Brandse  photo Jan Kees Brandse Shareholder
 Jeroen Den Dunnen  photo Jeroen Den Dunnen Shareholder
 Hans Emanuel Urlus  photo Hans Emanuel Urlus Shareholder
 Martijn Hermus  photo Martijn Hermus Shareholder
 Allard Huizing  photo Allard Huizing Shareholder
 Herald Jongen  photo Herald Jongen Shareholder
 Willeke Kemkers photo Willeke Kemkers Associate
Dr Paulina Kimla-Kaczorowska  photo Dr Paulina Kimla-Kaczorowska Senior Associate
 Barbara Klootwijk  photo Barbara Klootwijk Senior Associate
 Thédoor Melchers  photo Thédoor Melchers Shareholder
 Radboud Ribbert  photo Radboud Ribbert Shareholder
 Sabine Schoute photo Sabine Schoute Shareholder
 David Van Dijk photo David Van Dijk Shareholder
 Bas Vletter  photo Bas Vletter Shareholder
 Alex Westerman  photo Alex Westerman Shareholder
 Paul Westhoff  photo Paul Westhoff Shareholder
 Erik de Bie  photo Erik de Bie Shareholder
 Wietse de Jong  photo Wietse de Jong Shareholder
 Cees van Oevelen  photo Cees van Oevelen Co-Managing Shareholder
 Coco van Zuiden  photo Coco van Zuiden Local Department
 Reinier van de Steenoven  photo Reinier van de Steenoven Shareholder
 Thomas van der Vliet  photo Thomas van der Vliet Co-Managing Shareholder
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