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Dentons Boekel

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

Dentons Boekel

Real estate and technology are key sector strengths for Dentons Boekel’s practice, which counts Oracle and Regus among its clients. Casper Haket, who heads the group jointly with commercial contracting expert Marc Elshof, advised Dominion Colour on its sale of a majority stake to H.I.G. Capital. In September 2017, private equity specialist Kuif Klein Wassink and energy expert David Griston arrived from Baker McKenzie and Clifford Chance respectively.

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Construction - ranked: tier 3

Dentons Boekel

The β€˜practical, focused’ team at Dentons Boekel is headed by Bas van Schouwenburg, and has cross-border, contentious and non-contentious capabilities. An β€˜outside-the-box thinker’ who arrived from Conway & Partners in March 2017, van Schouwenburg represented the municipality of Rotterdam in several disputes regarding the construction of two metro tunnels and stations. Hans Nicaise is β€˜a brilliant, charismatic negotiator’.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 2

Dentons Boekel

Dentons Boekel’s β€˜extraordinary’ team has considerable experience across a wide range of matters, including antitrust litigation, state aid and public procurement. Well-regarded group head Marc Kuijper and Michel Deckers, who is β€˜a highly experienced and versatile litigator’, represented Macedonian Thrace Brewery in proceedings brought against Heineken and its Greek subsidiary Athenian Brewery regarding abuse of dominance. Kuijper has also been assisting Spaansen Holding with complex state aid proceedings brought before the Court of Appeals concerning the recovery of state aid by a Dutch municipality. Frederieke Leeflang is also a name to note.

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Employment - ranked: tier 4

Dentons Boekel

The team at Dentons Boekel frequently handles transactional and outsourcing-related employment matters, as well as contentious work arising from employment termination, non-compete clauses and industrial action. β€˜Extremely effective, responsive and practical’ department head Eugenie Nunes is β€˜particularly good at dispute resolution’; Epke Spijkerman is also recommended. Clients include Tech Mahindra, McArthurGlen and CBRE Global Workplace Solutions.

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Environment and planning
Environment and planning - ranked: tier 3

Dentons Boekel

Dentons Boekel’s β€˜very proactive’ practice β€˜never lets clients down’. β€˜Convincing’ group head Valentijn Leijh advised Pinnacle on the redevelopments of the former Shell offices in The Hague and the former ING headquarters in Amsterdam. Dieuwke Kist is β€˜a knowledgeable, practical, tactical’ associate. Jan Jakob Peelen arrived from Norton Rose Fulbright in January 2018.

Next generation lawyers

Jan Jakob Peelen - Dentons Boekel

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Insurance - ranked: tier 3

Dentons Boekel

The β€˜high-quality’ practice at Dentons Boekel handles insurance policy drafting, regulatory work and litigation. β€˜Very smart, eager and friendly’ real estate expert Paul Wanders has β€˜an unmatchable memory’; he heads the group jointly with the β€˜rock-steady’ Krijn Hoogenboezem. Aon is a client.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

Dentons Boekel

Dentons Boekel’s β€˜efficient’, β€˜client-oriented’ full-service team is noted for its cross-border knowledge. β€˜Friendly but fierce’ group head Wendela Raas is β€˜an authority on commercial real estate’; she advised Unibail-Rodamco on the €500m Leidsenhage shopping centre redevelopment. Paul Wanders is β€˜perfect for resolving fiddly situations and catch-22s’. Civil law notary Ines van Dijk is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Paul Wanders - Dentons Boekel

Wendela Raas - Dentons Boekel

Next generation lawyers

Ines van Dijk - Dentons Boekel

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 3

Dentons Boekel

Dentons Boekel’s practice is led by β€˜well-known’ administrator Wouter Jongepier, who is adept at handling β€˜complex liquidations’. He and β€˜pragmatic, commercial, well-regarded liquidator’ Krijn Hoogenboezem acted for Air Berlin Finance on its administration. ZED+ and OSX Leasing Group are bankruptcy trustee clients.

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Netherlands: Banking and finance

Financial services regulatory
Banking and finance: Financial services regulatory - ranked: tier 3

Dentons Boekel

Known for its β€˜no-nonsense, practical advice’, Dentons Boekel’s team has experience in handling regulatory issues for banks and international companies. Citco, Cathay Investments and Deutsche Postbank are among the firm’s clients. The team is jointly led by the β€˜knowledgeable’ Jeroen den Hamer and the β€˜very sharp’ Jan-Mathijs Hermans.

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Netherlands: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation
Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation - ranked: tier 4

Dentons Boekel

Dentons Boekel’s β€˜very good’ team has considerable experience in antitrust matters. Group head Michel Deckers and Marc Kuijper are leading advice to Vestel on the Dutch aspects of damages proceedings brought against parties in the cathode ray tube cartel. Marc Elshof is also recommended.

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Dispute resolution: Mediation - ranked: tier 1

Dentons Boekel

Dentons Boekel’s team is often appointed to act as arbitrator and mediator in disputes. Michel Deckers is a key name.

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Netherlands: Industry focus

Industry focus: IT - ranked: tier 4

Dentons Boekel

Data protection and contracting are the key pillars of Dentons Boekel’s β€˜practical, hands-on’ department, which has β€˜great industry knowledge’. Practice head Marc Elshof, who has β€˜a comprehensive technical understanding’, advised Unibail-Rodamco, Feld Entertainment and the Van Gogh Museum on GDPR matters.

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Industry focus: Retail - ranked: tier 1

Dentons Boekel

Dentons Boekel’s β€˜practical, hands-on’ department β€˜really knows its stuff’. Litigator and group head Sonja van der Kamp is a retail leasing specialist; she advised Multi, ASR Property Fund and Syntrus Achmea on the termination of lease agreements with the tenants of Forum Rotterdam shopping centre. Real estate expert Wendela Raas and leasing specialist and senior associate Anique Bergers-Kemp are also recommended.

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Netherlands: Intellectual property

Trade marks, copyrights and design rights
Intellectual property: Trade marks, copyrights and design rights - ranked: tier 5

Dentons Boekel

Marc Elshof leads the team at Dentons Boekel, which handles trade secrets and domain names as well as copyright and trade mark work. Elshof defended Unibail-Rodamco in trade mark proceedings brought by a Dutch subsidiary of KlΓ©pierre. Enviem Group, Globility Connect and Feld Entertainment are also clients.

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