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Allen & Overy LLP

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  • Abu Dhabi
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  • Bangkok
  • Beijing
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  • Bratislava
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  • Dusseldorf
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  • Hanoi
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  • Sydney
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  • Washington DC
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Other ranked firms

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Netherlands

Banking and finance: Borrower side

Houthoff

Stibbe

NautaDutilh

Banking and finance: Financial services regulatory

Van Doorne

Clifford Chance

Houthoff

Dentons Boekel

DLA Piper

Norton Rose Fulbright

Banking and finance: asset finance and structured finance

Baker McKenzie

Houthoff

Stibbe

Loyens & Loeff

Banking and finance: lender or arranger side

DLA Piper

Houthoff

Capital markets: debt

Loyens & Loeff

Simmons & Simmons

Stibbe

Capital markets: equity

Loyens & Loeff

Houthoff

Commercial, corporate and M&a

Stibbe

NautaDutilh

Construction

DLA Piper

Lexence

Clifford Chance

Simmons & Simmons

CMS

NautaDutilh

Kennedy Van der Laan

Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation

Van Doorne

Bird & Bird LLP

BarentsKrans

Clifford Chance

Loyens & Loeff

Simmons & Simmons

Dispute resolution: arbitration

DLA Piper

Clifford Chance

bureau Brandeis

Van Doorne

EU and competition

Brinkhof

Maverick Advocaten N.V.

Simmons & Simmons

Stek

Banning NV

BarentsKrans

Van Doorne

Employment

Loyens & Loeff

Baker McKenzie

Energy: regulatory

Houthoff

Van der Feltz Advocaten

Stibbe

Norton Rose Fulbright

Energy: transactional

Loyens & Loeff

Bird & Bird LLP

Stek

Simmons & Simmons

Ploum

Stibbe

Norton Rose Fulbright

Environment and planning

Van Doorne

Dentons Boekel

Loyens & Loeff

Hemwood

DLA Piper

Fraud and white-collar crime

Simmons & Simmons

Houthoff

Loyens & Loeff

Jones Day

JahaeRaymakers

AKD

Florent

Clifford Chance

Van Doorne

Industry focus: Food

Van Doorne

AKD

Loyens & Loeff

Hoogenraad & Haak, advertising + IP advocaten

NautaDutilh

Simmons & Simmons

Industry focus: Information technology

Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV

Vondst Advocaten N.V

DLA Piper

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

Industry focus: Media and entertainment

Houthoff

Van Doorne

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

Stibbe

HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER

Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences

DLA Piper

Kennedy Van der Laan

Brinkhof

Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

Industry focus: retail

Fort Advocaten

Osborne Clarke

Industry focus: telecoms

Maverick Advocaten N.V.

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

Houthoff

Clifford Chance

DLA Piper

Insurance

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

Kennedy Van der Laan

Dirkzwager advocaten & notarissen

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Van Traa Advocaten

Loyens & Loeff

Intellectual property: Patents

DLA Piper

Vondst Advocaten N.V

BarentsKrans

Intellectual property: trade marks, copyrights and design rights

Baker McKenzie

Vondst Advocaten N.V

DLA Piper

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Ploum

Van Doorne

Investment funds

Clifford Chance

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

Stibbe

Private equity

Stibbe

Houthoff

Loyens & Loeff

NautaDutilh

Project finance and PFI

NautaDutilh

Simmons & Simmons

Stibbe

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV

Real estate

Eversheds Sutherland (Netherlands) B.V.

Clifford Chance

BarentsKrans

Straatman Koster Advocaten

Van Doorne

Restructuring and insolvency

Loyens & Loeff

Van Doorne

Baker McKenzie

Dentons Boekel

Clifford Chance

CMS

Florent

AKD

Wijn & Stael Advocaten N.V.

Tax

Simmons & Simmons

DLA Piper

Jones Day

Van Doorne

Clifford Chance

Norton Rose Fulbright

Taxand Netherlands

Transport

Stek

Kneppelhout & Korthals Advocaten

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek


Legal Developments in Netherlands

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • Dynamic Contracts: Changing employment practices in the digital era

    Digital platforms designed to deliver professional services are changing the European employment landscape as both employers  and workers look for more flexible ways to work.
  • New Late Payments Directive

    Despite the implementation of Directive 2000/35/EC on combating late payment in commercial transactions in 2002, the European Commission (the “Commission”) concluded in 2008 that late payments were still widespread in the EU. It also turned out that public authorities in certain Member States were stipulating unjustifiably long contractual payment periods for transactions.
  • Amendment of the Collective Redundancy Notification Act

    On 1 March 2012 the Collective Redundancy Notification Act (Wet Melding Collective Outslug, "WACO") will be amended. What changes does this involve?
  • New Corporate Law Legislation

    In the field of corporate law, there are four (coming) Acts that attract attention, namely the introduction of the tenth book of the Dutch Civil Code, the amendment of the Marital Property Act and, to conclude, the coming entry into effect of the Management and Supervision Act and the Flexibilization of BV Act. Please find below a short explanation of each Act.
  • Shipping & Transport - Netherlands

    Attaching maritime assets in insolvency
    - AKD
  • The employment of foreign workers. What issues do you need to be aware of as an employer?

    The employment of foreign workers regularly raises questions. A brief summary of the most important areas of attention will be dealt with in this article.
    - AKD
  • Non-solicitation agreement violated via LinkedIn

    A non-solicitation agreement usually restricts the ability of an employee - after an employment contract has ended - to approach the clients of the former employer. The former employee of a software company recently discovered that the scope of such an agreement can also include contacts made via LinkedIn.
    - AKD
  • NETHERLANDS AS A GLOBAL FINANCE CENTRE

    Few jurisdictions can boast a foreign direct investment record like the Netherlands. As the world's seventh largest inward receiver of investments, housing approximately 9000 foreign-owned companies, the country's dynamic business environment provides an invaluable insight into macro investment trends.
    - AKD
  • Forming a company in the Netherlands

    The Netherlands and Dutch law The Netherlands is a perfect business location for foreign entrepreneurs (2,000 subsidiaries in Amsterdam, 140,000 jobs). It is the gateway to densely populated Western Europe and has a well-developed logistic and technical infrastructure.
  • Leasing of commercial premises in the Netherlands

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