Firm Profile > Greenberg Traurig LLP > Amsterdam, Netherlands

Greenberg Traurig LLP
HIRSCHBUILDING
LEIDSEPLEIN 29 1017 PS
AMSTERDAM
75306
Netherlands

Tax Tier 3

Greenberg Traurig LLP's client list confirms its particular expertise in the energy and real estate sectors, with companies including Nostrum Oil & Gas, Amundi and Heitman International. The team brings its 'international, responsive and practical approach' to matters including tax advice related to M&A and real estate deals. The practice also has a contentious focus, and is valued for being 'very experienced in customs and trade matters'. Key team members are practice head Thomas van der VlietAlex Westerman, who focuses on multinational tax planning, and experienced litigator Reinier van de Steenoven.  

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

Truly welcome international, responsive and practical approach!

Very experienced in customs and trade matters, well-connected to authorities.

Erik de Bie – best trade lawyer in the Netherlands.

Key clients

The Stars Group (PokerStars)

Creative Clicks

Wrigley/Mars

Nostrum Oil & Gas

Meyer Realty Partners / MRP

Amsterdam Commodities

Heitman International LLC

747 Capital

Industry focus: Media and entertainment Tier 4

Greenberg Traurig LLP's 'very responsive, smart and commercial' team has considerable experience in assisting a number of internationally renowned media personalities with a variety of IP issues, including drafting and negotiating contracts to secure rights over creative works. The practice also handles cross-border disputes related to trade mark and copyright issues. Clients include production studios, and music, rights, and media companies. Practice head Radboud Ribbert 'is an excellent lawyer, in particular an outstanding litigator and a fast thinker' who 'puts a lot of energy into his work for clients'.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

We have been working with Greenberg Traurig LLP for more than 15 years already.

Radboud Ribbert is an excellent lawyer, in particular an outstanding litigator and a fast thinker, who can efficiently deal with very complex issues but at the same time always has a pragmatic solution at hand. I also appreciate his very high responsiveness.

Very responsive, smart and commercial.

Radboud Ribbert clearly stands out and provides first class quality services.

Radboud Ribbert is a key player in this area and puts a lot of energy into his work for clients.

A lot of broad IP practices claiming to do patents have proper knowledge of soft IP only, whereas GT NL has put serious effort into gaining knowledge and experience in hard IP (patent law) – which has paid off with good results.

Radboud Ribbert is a sharp, open and honest person with a hands-on mentality who gets into the details of the case and delivers no-nonsense advice. Willeke Kemkers contributes to the IP practice, both with in-depth legal knowledge and hands-on advice.

Key clients

Stichting Nederlandse Top 40

Dylan Haegens / Liever Sociaal B.V.

Jennifer Lopez

Stichting Nicam

DFFRNT Media B.V.

Ambassadors

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

Greenberg Traurig LLP regularly handles domestic and cross-border disputes related to patents, trade marks and copyright issues. The firm has strong expertise in the media and entertainment sectors. Key clients include Stichting Nederlandse Top 40, Dylan Haegens, and Jennifer Lopez. Practice head Radboud Ribbert is 'dedicated' and 'highly experienced in complex patent litigation'. Willeke Kemkers  is also noted and is 'calm, pragmatic and a pleasure to work with'. Ribbert, with Kemkers advising alongside, is representing Dutch Top 40 in preliminary relief proceedings against Radio 538.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

The Greenberg Traurig team is considerably experienced in handling domestic and cross-border disputes. The team is dedicated and go the extra mile for us. Good team-players and my first point of call. They are a great team who has always provided excellent service. Very client-focused and solution-orientated‘.

Radboud Ribbert is very bright and dedicated and he understands our business. He is highly experienced in complex patent litigation‘.

Willeke Kemkers is calm, pragmatic and a pleasure to work with. Willeke Kemkers is super-sharp and listens carefully‘.

Key clients

Stichting Nederlandse Top 40

Dylan Haegens / Liever Sociaal B.V.

Jennifer Lopez

Cheetah Mobile Inc.

Stichting Nicam

Flight Club New York

DFFRNT Media B.V.

ECI Software Solutions B.V.

Makeblock

Ambassadors

Real estate Tier 4

Greenberg Traurig LLP's team has a 'pro-active mindset' and is particularly active in advising on portfolio acquisitions, with a strong focus on commercial and logistics developments, both national and cross-border. Longstanding clients include Allianz Real Estate, Amundi Real Estate, and Marks & Spencer. Peter Jansema, who specialises in real estate transactions, developments and leasing matters, is 'always ready to provide his experienced advice'. The other key name to note is Jan Kees Brandse, whose strength lies in advising real estate funds and investment managers, both commercial and residential.

Testimonials

Pro-active mindset, not shying away from solving difficult problems.

With regards to real estate, Peter Jansema has been very diligent in assisting us with various issues. Always ready to provide his experienced advice.

Key clients

Jamestown

Aegila

Allianz Real Estate

Amundi Real Estate

Dream Global REIT

Tristan Capital

Resolution Property

Marks and Spencer PLC

VF Corporation

Picnic

Banque J. Safra Sarasin

Zoku International

Heitman International LLC

Equity Estate

Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG

Executive Property Invest B.V.

Commercial, corporate and M&a Tier 5

Thédoor Melchers and Martijn Hermus are at the helm of the Greenberg Traurig LLP team, which has notable strength in outbound and inbound  Chinese mandates and cross-border deals for listed and private companies, particularly in the technology and energy sectors. Herald Jongen and Bas Vletter joined the team in 2019 from Allen & Overy LLP and Loyens & Loeff respectively.

Testimonials

Great notary team. Lawyers are very practical.’

‘Thedoor Melchers and Jeroen Den Dunnen did a great job on the notary side.’

Key clients

Amundi Real Estate

Tacx

BEWI Group AB

EHM Group

Bunzl plc

DFFRNT Media BV

Dream Global REIT

Heitman International LLC

OVG Real Estate

GKN Plc

Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation

CIMC Vehicles

Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 5

At Greenberg Traurig LLP, the team has experience of assisting clients in proceedings involving the Dutch state, as well as representing US businesses in international intellectual property and tort cases against Chinese manufacturers and Dutch distributors. Practice head Allard Huizing acts for clients from a wide range of sectors, including finance, consumer products, real estate, engineering, and construction. Also noted is Radboud Ribbert, who leads a team that is representing SPI in international litigation regarding the vodka trade marks Moskovskaya and Stolichnaya.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Nationale Maatschappij der Belgische Spoorwegen (Belgian Railways)

SPI

Safran

Infradata B.V.

Akron Holding B.V.

SHM International Corporation

Firm Overview:

Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2,200 attorneys in 40 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm’s lawyers help clients bridge diverse legal systems and cultures, with a focus on efficient, effective strategic advice and legal services.

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 vanoevelenc@gtlaw.com +31 (0) 20 301 7358
Co-Managing Shareholder Thomas van der Vliet vandervliett@gtlaw.com +31 (0) 20 301 7387
Photo Name Position Profile
 Jan Kees Brandse  photo Jan Kees Brandse 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
 Thédoor Melchers  photo Thédoor Melchers Shareholder
 Radboud Ribbert  photo Radboud Ribbert Shareholder
 Hans Urlus  photo Hans Urlus 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
 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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