Dentons > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Firm Profile

Dentons
GUSTAV MAHLERPLEIN 2
1082 MA
Netherlands

Netherlands > Industry focus: retail Tier 1

The multidisciplinary retail practice at Dentons leverages strengths in construction, antitrust and employment, as well as the firm’s 50-lawyer real estate team, to provide top-of-the-market retail development and investment advice. Expertise includes leasing, administrative, regulatory and environmental law, as well as IT, IP and data protection matters. Wendela Raas, who leads the team, acts for investors, project developers and chain stores across the spectrum of retail matters. Another key name is counsel Jeroen le Clercq, who stands out for his ‘expertise, knowledge, and communication skills’.

Practice head(s):

Wendela Raas

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The most important reason why Dentons stands out for me is absolutely their knowledge. This knowledge gives me trust and the feeling of hiring the best lawyers there are within the commercial real estate practice.’

‘Jeroen le Clercq is the lawyer that really stands out for me. What I particularly like about Jeroen is that he is approachable, easy to reach – or he always calls me back within a reasonable time frame. If I have an important legal question, often you want to have a quick (first) advice/answer. With Jeroen, you get a quick advice/answer. Besides his excellent responsiveness, he is also a very honest person. He can explain the “pro’s and con’s” in easy language and is honest about what he thinks about the feasibility of a case.’

‘The team has amazing coverage across the globe, super quick response time, great final products and an answer to everything.’

‘We worked with a few great people at Dentons, but Jeroen le Clercq is the one that really stood out for us. We reached out to him on multiple occasions with very diverse legal issues and challenges and he delivered gold, every single time. Always responsive, understands any challenge and gets straight to the point. Delivers the answers and sometimes even more inisghts and advice, has a great network too and is truly interested in his clients and cares about the projects.’

‘Wendela Raas and Jeroen le Clercq are a top duo. Best in class!’

‘We enjoy working with Wendela Raas, she is well informed, has a lot of experience in her field (not only legal) and acts quickly and efficiently. She knows our business and what are goals and wishes are. She understands our strategy and focus.’

‘Wendela Raas is the best lawyer I’ve ever worked with. She is very results-driven, commercial, good adviser, has top of mind knowledge, very good in court (sharp but charming). Her court documents are the best.’

‘Wendela Raas and Jeroen le Clercq are outstanding, very practical, sensitive and proactive litigators in retail issues.’

Key clients

Altera

BP

Burger King

De Bijenkorf

Foot Locker

Invicta

KellyDeli

Klépierre

Landal GreenPark

Pathé

Patrizia

Plus

Royal FloraHolland

Savills IM

Under Armour

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield

Wereldhave

Airwair (Dr. Martens)

Work highlights

  • Acted on behalf of Patrizia, a German-based real estate investment manager with a substantial retail portfolio, provided extensive Covid-19 advice, such as renegotiating leases with retail tenants.
  • Trusted long-time planning law adviser to Pathé (formerly Euroscoop), a large European cinema chain, and our advice includes the full range of planning and administrative matters in relation to the company’s cinema sites in the Netherlands.

Netherlands > Banking and finance: asset finance and structured finance Tier 2

Dentons combines transactional and regulatory expertise to act for clients on a wide range of financings, including those relating to asset finance, structured finance and lease finance, as well as supplier/supply chain finance. The firm particularly distinguishes itself acting for banks, as is evidenced by the fact that it is on the panels of all the largest Dutch banks, and it also generates mandates from several large international financial institutions. In a recent highlight, Marcel Janssen, Jacqueline Bell, senior associate Todd Crosby and associate Gerard Koster acted for Rabobank on several very large export financing and shipping transactions relating to the delivery of two refrigerated container vessels to Dole Plc. Jack Schrijver was promoted to counsel.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

Strong office network. Dentons is available in both Netherlands and China. I deal with cross border-transactions between the two countries. One organization means that things go smoother and faster.’

Good knowledge and client serving focus.’

Very hands on and pragmatic. Always available (short lines of communication) and willing to think about improvements in both finance documents and financing processes. Exceptional international network, with strong presence in Asia and upcoming in Africa, which fits very well with (inter alia) our export finance practice.’

Key clients

Nestr Smart Finance

ING Bank

Rabobank

TUI Travel Group

APAX

DBRS

Dutch Mortgage Services B.V

Amsterdam Trade Bank N.V.

MUFG

Unicredit AG

Work highlights

  • Assisting ING with trade and commodity finance matters, such as advice on the Capital Requirements Regulation, the European Union law that aims to prevent banks from going insolvent, as well as advice on the upcoming IBOR (interbank lending rate) benchmark replacement.
  • Regularly assists Rabobank with its export finance transactions, working closely together with Rabobank, China’s Export Credit Agency Sinosure and several trusted local counsels. Recent work included several very large export finance and shipping transaction relating to the delivery of two refrigerated container vessels to Dole plc.
  • Ongoing advice to Nestr Smart Finance on a €3bn platform set up by US mega bank Citi and Dutch Mortgage Services that will enable wealthy customers to invest in Dutch residential property. Acting for the Dutch partner, Dutch Mortgage Services, the firm advised on the legal and regulatory issues arising from the structuring of the product, helped set up the structure, and drafted related documentation.

Netherlands > Banking and finance: Financial services regulatory Tier 2

Led by Arno Voerman, the team at Dentons stands out for its work in the fintech sector, where it advises fintech companies, Dutch and international financial institutions and investors on market entry, licence applications and product launches. The firm’s fintech work spans areas such as cryptocurrecy, e-money, credit cards and alternative finance, among others. Voerman’s recent work included advising Payconiq International on an agreement for it to act as the new technology partner for iDEAL 2.0 in the Netherlands. Elsewhere, insurance-related matters are another key area of strength for the firm, with it advising insurance companies and brokers on Dutch and European regulatory issues. In the investment management arena, Pien Kerckhaert is a well-known name among asset managers, with clients turning to her for advice on domestic and European regulations. Kerckhaert’s wider financial services expertise also includes the regulation of banks (CRD IV/CRR), as well as the granting of consumer credit and insurance intermediary services.

Practice head(s):

Arno Voerman; Pien Kerckhaert

Testimonials

‘Strong relevant expertise and pragmatic in finding solutions.’

‘Pien Kerckhaert: smart, knowledgeable, and pragmatic. Pleasant to work with.’

‘The prompt, smooth and knowledgeable communication and execution were impressive, but even more impressive was their creative and helpful approach.’

‘The professionals we worked with were extremely competent and prepared in a complex regulated area such as EU banking supervision. Their ability to explain, organise and bring such complicated regulatory procedures to a smooth and easy-to-follow process on the client side was impressive.’

‘Absolutely the most pleasant and capable persons within the European/Dutch payments sector. Invoices are clear, well documented and fair. No competition for them in the Netherlands.’

‘Arno is a very pleasant person to work with, easy to contact and responsive. His knowledge of payments and Dutch law in general is unparalleled. Even the regulators read his books and articles and base their supervision on his vision.’

Key clients

Aegon

Buckaroo B.V.

Citibank

Citco Bank

CNA Hardy

ibanXS

ING

MUFG

NN Group N.V.

Payaut

Payconiq

Rabobank

UniCredit

Vitesse PSP

Work highlights

  • Advised NN Group N.V. on its participation in the Dutch PSD2-Account Information Service Provider Invers.
  • Advised Buckaroo B.V. on its acquisition of Dutch payment institution Sisow B.V.
  • Represented a large international market maker in administrative proceedings against the Dutch financial regulatory authority.

Netherlands > Banking and finance: lender or arranger side Tier 2

Dentons is highly reputed for its work on the lender side of finance transactions, with it acting for all of the largest banks in the Netherlands, as well as a significant number of international financial institutions. Marcel Janssen leads the team, whose experience spans a number of areas, including project/energy finance, supply chain finance, real estate finance, export/trade finance and strutured finance. In 2020, highlights included Janssen, Jacqueline BellJack Schrijver and others advising Berlin Hyp on the provision of a €59m financing to Greystar for the acquisition of 'Project Rock' in Utrecht. Elsewhere, the firm is a strong choice for emerging markets transactions and matters involving ESG/sustainable finance.

Practice head(s):

Marcel Janssen

Testimonials

‘Very pragmatic team that understands the deal dynamics of a certain transaction and is able to adjust and scale up when the transaction requires.’

‘Marcel Janssen has been indispensable for the success of the transaction in multiple transactions. He is a skilled and knowledgeable lawyer, who is very capable to pick the right battles in negotations. This is the reason why we have met certain timeframes that seemed impossible to meet at the start. Besides that, he is friendly.’

‘Strong local network. Good for cross-border transactions, so that there is only one law firm to deal with.’

‘The Dentons team was a great strategic sparring partner for us setting up and documenting a new and innovative financing structure. They really understood the specific needs in setting up this structure and acted accordingly.’

‘All team members are very responsive and easy to deal with. Down to earth but also professional.’

‘I value their hands on mentality, broad knowledge of the real estate market and full display of company knowledge and additional resources from disciplines outside of real estate.’

‘Within Dentons, Marcel Janssen is my main contact. I value his knowledge of the real estate market combined with his ability to come up with solutions to put the practice into documentation.’

Key clients

ING Bank

Rabobank

Citibank

HSBC

BNG Bank

ABN Amro

MUFG

UniCredit

Credit Suisse

Berlin Hyp

RoundShield Partners

IPF Partners

Nestr Smart Finance

Raiffeisen Bank

Societe Generale

Triodos

BNP Paribas

Shell (and Société Générale and ABN AMRO Bank)

Kommunalkredit Austria AG

Work highlights

  • Assisting Rabobank with setting up its new business line ‘Energy as a Service’, which includes the drafting of all of Rabobank’s draft contracts and pilot transactions in this respect.

Netherlands > Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

The ‘smart, responsive and measuredMarc Elshof heads up the data privacy and security practice at Dentons, which excels in international data projects, benefitting from the firm’s global platform and experience in global data privacy and risk management programs. The group also utilises a broad range of tools developed by the firm including a cookie law comparison tool and a data breach hotline. At the senior associate level, Anouschka van de Graaf joined the team from an in-house position in 2020.

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Testimonials

‘Highly knowledgeable, professional and responsive team of privacy experts.’

‘Marc Elshof has been our primary contact, he has provided excellent guidance, is highly responsive, and delivers a work product of the highest quality.’

‘Dentons is our go-to firm for data privacy, employment, and immigration matters. Dentons is a unique firm in that they are worldwide and their partners have detailed and working knowledge of the laws in the areas in which they are located. As a software company which sells its products worldwide, we need to know specifics of relevant laws in each jurisdiction as well as practical guidance on how to apply the laws. Dentons has provided us with guidance ranging from organisational level data mapping to specific product features designed with privacy in mind.’

‘I go to Marc Elshof for anything relating to data privacy. I have enjoyed Marc’s availability, willingness to work with me in any time zone during my working hours. Marc is also able to tell me when he will have a complex project back to me and stick with that timeline. Furthermore, Marc is able to give practical legal application guidance regarding the best manner in which to follow a particular law.’

‘It’s always a pleasure to work with Dentons’ Data Protection team in the Netherlands. The firm has a highly competent privacy team in the Netherlands headed by Marc Elshof. Where other law firms sometimes tend to give more theoretical, academic advice, Dentons’ privacy team in the Netherlands delivers practical solutions that we can work with straight away. Also the fact that the team in the Netherlands can call upon their international network for knowledge covering other jurisdictions, is very much appreciated.’

‘All lawyers in Marc Elshof’s team I’ve worked with are highly knowledgeable, committed and creative in their thinking. Their advice is always of a very high quality and can be used in practice. Marc Elshof stands out as he is a very dedicated and thoughtful lawyer who has a deep knowledge of data protection law. He is nice to work with as he is always available, proactive and understands our challenges. He provides solid but to the point legal advice that really helps us.’

‘It is an outstanding team for data privacy and data protection. Marc Elshof has developed an excellent team that handles real complex national and international matters. Compared to other firms I would like to highlight their practical no-nonsense approach. They also provide a solution instead of a legal overview.’

Key clients

CNA Hardy

ING

FIN Analytics

Payconiq

Playa Hotels & Resorts

Shawcor

SkyKick

The Student Hotel

Unibail Rodamco Westfield

Maxim Integrated

a.s.r. real estate

Wereldhave

Nationale Nederlanden

Buckaroo

Boursa Kuwait

eKomi

Work highlights

  • Provides strategic data protection advice to Seattle-headquartered SkyKick, a cloud services provider offering cloud migration and back-up services.
  • Advising Fin Analytics, a start-up that has developed state-of-the-art software to allow corporate employers using call centres to track and monitor employees’ activity, on the roll out of its products in Europe.
  • Advised Nationale Nederlanden, a Dutch financial services provider, after it acquired a stake in Invers, which develops smart technology to analyse financial data and supplies this to banks.

Netherlands > EU and competition Tier 2

At Dentons, the head of the EU competition practice is Netherlands managing partner Marc Kuijper, who is experienced in domestic and international cartel investigations, abuse of dominance investigations, state aid cases and merger control matters. He is also well-known for his expertise in competition litigation, where he represents clients in proceedings before the national courts and the European Court of Justice. In a recent matter, Kuijper, Michel Deckers and Denise Coumans were among the advisers to three Brazilian companies on a claim for damages against parties that had been fined by the European Commission for their alleged participation in the cathode ray tube cartel. Another key individual is Bram Braat, who is often seen in cases that involve both competition and public procurement elements.

Practice head(s):

Marc Kuijper; Bram Braat

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team at Dentons guarantees triple-A advice, which is on time and easy to work with. Asking this team for help means you will actually be helped instead of receiving new questions or obstacles. Dentons stands for innovation and collaboration, which is illustrated by several online tools for clients.’

‘Marc Kuijper knows our business extremely well, which contributes enormously to the added value of his advice. We appreciate his contribution as a business partner, whilst also providing legal advice of the highest standard at the same time.’

‘Marc is a super legal professional, very focused and a real team player.

‘Bram Braat is very proactive, thinks along with the client and its business and keeps his eyes on the solution.’

‘The team advised us on a difficult state aid matter. They were very well informed and were available night and day.’

‘They’re highly knowledgeable, proactive and well equipped to coordinate work across jurisdictions.’

‘Bram looks always further than just the legal side of the case, it feels like he is part of our management team.’

‘Dentons’ competition team truly operates as a team and gets you the expert advice you need when you need it.’

Key clients

Noot Personenvervoer

Vestel Trading Companies

Ricardo Rail

Japan Airlines

Fairtrade

Van Gelder Groep

Leiden University Medical Center

Spaansen Holding

Cemaz Industria Eletrônica da Amazonia S.A./ IGB Eletrônica S.A./ Itautec S.A. – Grupo Itautec

DutchCanGrow B.V.

Erasmus University

Maastricht University Medical Centre

Fleetshield B.V.

Zorlu Holding

Stichting De Glazen Lift

Samskip

Work highlights

  • Advising Fairtrade on the competition law aspects of a new effort to ensure that workers on African farms who produce goods for western consumption are paid a “living wage”. The new system would work by requiring importers to pay a “Fairtrade premium” on top of existing import costs, and that money would go into a Fairtrade fund, which is paid out to the workers directly to raise their income.
  • Representing construction company Spaansen Holding in complex proceedings in relation to the recovery of alleged state aid by the Dutch municipality of Harlingen that claims to have overpaid for land purchases.
  • Successfully represented Noot Personenvervoer in several court cases against competitors and secured an important contract.

Netherlands > Project finance and PFI Tier 2

The large international finance practice of Dentons focuses on transactional and regulatory work, advising banks and financial institutions, direct lenders, traders and corporations on a broad range of financings. The firm’s broad expertise covers project, real estate, acquisition, export, asset, trade and commodity finance work, emerging markets transactions and sustainable finance issues, as well as the related regulatory issues. Marcel Janssen  leads the team and his specialisms include project finance, energy finance, real estate finance, trade finance and leveraged finance mandates.

Practice head(s):

Marcel Janssen

Other key lawyers:

Jan Jakob Peelen

Testimonials

‘Jan Jakob Peelen is approachable and I think he is an absolute expert in his field.’

‘Approachable, flexible, knowledgeable.’

‘We worked with Jan Jakob Peelen and Marcel Janssen. Quick to respond, very accessible. Very knowledgeable in their domains.’

‘Well informed about the project/energy finance market, great responsiveness.’

‘Marcel Jansen is a great lawyer to get your deal done. Superb deal making between lender and borrower.’

Key clients

Rabobank

BNG Bank

RoundShield Partners

Bluefield

Stichting Groenfonds

TBM Europe B.V.

Triodos Group

Kommunalkredit Austria AG

Shell

Work highlights

  • Advising a group of banks in respect of securing the financing for the largest geothermal project in the Netherlands (Warmte van Leeuwarden).
  • Advising Rabobank on a very innovative equity release financing structure for Begro.
  • Advising Kommunalkredit Austria AG on the refinancing of a 14.8MW biomass power plant located in Siberië, the Netherlands.

Netherlands > Real estate Tier 2

The real estate department at Dentons has a strong focus on transactional and leasing work, and also handles finance, construction, notarial, tax, and litigation matters. It acts for developers, landlords and tenants, and is active across various asset classes, including office, retail, logistics, residential and leisure properties. Wendela Raas co-heads the team and is well regarded in the market for commercial leasing work; she is also active in contentious matters. Dirk-Jan Gondrie , who jointly heads the team, focuses on sales, acquisitions, leasings and restructurings, and often handles cross-border transactions.

Testimonials

‘Wendela Raas is an expert, has a great reputation and is easily accessible’.

‘Very pragmatic team with strong commercial skills, which helps the efficiency of legal discussions’.

‘It’s a pleasure to work with them’.

‘Dentons team has shown great capabilities through out the time we have worked with them’.

‘Woking with Dentons teams feels like having an internal legal department at the company’.

‘Very good and hands-on team with good up-to-date legal and market knowledge and very supportive in finding solutions in difficult COVID-19 times and conflicts respecting both the landlord and tenant positions’.

‘Perfect sparring partner to discuss practical solutions as well as complex legal queries’.

‘Jeroen le Clercq is a high qualified lawyer with whom we work on a daily base for many cases. He is always driven and proactive. Very transparent thinking makes the process very cooperative.’

Key clients

Altera

CORUM

Cushman & Wakefield

Europa Capital

Hines

P3 (GIC)

Round Hill Capital

Savills Investment Management

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield

Union Investment Real Estate

Madison International Realty

Work highlights

  • Advised logistics services provider DSV on a 115,000sqm real estate development of a “XXL” distribution centre and the sale of the project through a sale-and-leaseback transaction with Vestas Investment Management.
  • Assisted several pension funds in relation to their real estate investments, with a special focus on residential portfolios.
  • Advised Patrizia, a German-based real estate investment manager with a substantial retail portfolio, on Covid-19 advice, such as renegotiating leases with retail tenants.

Netherlands > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

Dentons stands out in the market for its strong debtor-side practice, representing foreign and domestic companies in financial distress, and also for its corporate restructuring work, where it acts as court-appointed formal receiver in insolvency proceedings. Leaning on its global network for support, the practice is well placed to handle cross-border restructurings. Krijn Hoogenboezem  leads the team and is recommended for restructuring, financing and litigation mandates, and is often appointed as a bankruptcy trustee in administration proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Krijn Hoogenboezem

Other key lawyers:

Wouter Jongepier

Testimonials

‘The Dentons Amsterdam restructuring team is made up of a group of extremely accessible and knowledgeable lawyers’.

‘Having years of hands-on experience in debtor representation, both as debtor counsel and as bankruptcy trustee, they provide valuable practical advice to lenders as well’.

‘They are skilled at handling cases, including obtaining and managing foreign counsel, in an international context’.

‘Krijn Hoogenboezem is referenced as “probably the coolest lawyer in Amsterdam”, this year, again, he lived up to these high expectations’.

‘Krijn Hoogenboezem is highly regarded and a pleasure to work with’.

‘The team are very accessible and knowledgeable’.

‘They are proactive and fun to work with.’

‘Krijn Hoogenboezem has a certain coolness that is unusual in the legal profession.’

Key clients

Steinhoff

Aspria

Belvar

Colorado Bankers Life Insurance Company

Digital Media Centre

Estro Kinderopvang

Gibson Brands

Herman Jansen Beverage Group

OSX Leasing Group

PayPal

Work highlights

  • Advising Gibson Brands on a high-profile bankruptcy linked to the demise of the iconic American guitar company, Gibson.
  • Continuing to work on the bankruptcy of Digital Media Centre, a Dutch media company which provides digital services to international broadcasters such as AMC, Fox News and Liberty Global.
  • Advising on a long-running and high-profile case in the Netherlands centred on the collapse of the country’s largest childcare provider, Estro Kinderopvang, which had 3,600 employees and €180m revenue just prior to its insolvency.

Netherlands > Tax Tier 2

Dentons‘ Amsterdam office is a hub for cross-border tax work, which is reflected by the fact that it has dedicated regional desks that focus on markets such as the US, China, Germany and Latin America. Jointly led by Heico Reinhoud and Jurjen Bevers, the team undertakes a mix of transactional, advisory, VAT, controversy and transfer pricing work. Bevers is particularly noted for his energy tax expertise, and acts for clients such as offshore energy companies and contractors. Reinhoud has experience in advising real estate funds and real estate investment companies on domestic and cross-border corporate income tax and withholding tax issues. Elsewhere, Paul Halprin acts for clients in tax controversies and tax litigation, while Marnix Veldhuijzen advises private equity houses on the tax aspects of transactions. Senior associates Emilie Kaatee and Wing-Men Tang joined from Uber and EY respectively.

Practice head(s):

Heico Reinhoud; Jurjen Bevers

Other key lawyers:

Marnix Veldhuijzen; Paul Halprin; Wesley Boldewijn; Laura Janssen; Emilie Kaatee; Wing-Men Tang

Testimonials

‘Paul Halprin has deep knowledge of an enviously broad section of tax topics. He is always willing to invest his time to work towards a solution which fits us.’

‘Very good communication and understanding of clients’ needs. The team is supported by relevant subject matter professionals, which enables cooperation on various topics under one roof and with single point of contact (VAT, CIT, reorganizations, M&A etc.). Well developed contact network within the Dutch tax administration.’

‘The products they deliver are of great quality. Concise, to-the-point advice, which at the same time is well structured and written in a user-friendly manner, being at the same time very professional and well thought through.’

‘Paul Halprin: experienced and skilled professional, strong in solution-based tax advice, team player.’

‘Excellent level of pragmatism and commitment.’

‘Relevant tax knowledge is very strong. Practical/pragmatic approach. Hands on. Diverse team set-up.’

‘Excellent knowledge. Good relationship with the tax authorities. Hands on approach.’

‘Our experience with them was great. Their knowledge and way of transferring the information to the client made a big difference in comparison to other firms.’

Key clients

AIG

CBRE

VKR (Velux)

Heerema Marine Contractors

Invel Real Estate Partners

Lighthouse Capital Ltd

MUFG Bank (Europe) NV

John Bean Technologies

Fortress REIT ltd

Globalworth Real Estate Investments Ltd

MAS Real Estate

Prime Kapital

Work highlights

  • Advised Hyde Park Hoofddorp and its 50% owner, Snippe Projectontwikkeling, a Dutch company, on the tax aspects of what is one of the largest urban development projects in the Netherlands.
  • Advised clinical-stage biopharmaceuticals company ATAI Life Sciences on the preparation of its initial public offering (IPO) on the NASDAQ through a Dutch holding company.

Netherlands > Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 3

Led by Marcel Janssen, Dentons‘ team has had a notable uptick in real estate finance work and it has also been active in matters connected with sustainable/ESG investing.  Elsewhere, the firm has a stand out reputation in the project finance arena and it generates a strong flow of export, trade and commodity finance transactions. Recent highlights included Janssen advising Nestr Smart Finance on a €3bn platform created by Citi and Dutch Mortgage Services that will enable wealthy customers to invest in Dutch residential property. In addition, Janssen, Jacqueline Bell and counsel Jack Schrijver assisted Savills Investments with closing the financing of its Geminus real estate portfolio.

Practice head(s):

Marcel Janssen

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Capable and easy to communicate with.’

‘Well informed about the real estate market, responsiveness, business savvy, expert, pragmatic approach.’

‘Marcel Janssen (partner) leads a modern team. In our view very underrated compared to his peers. He is well informed about the project/energy (finance) market. His responsiveness is just impressive. In our long-term working relationship we consider him as a strategic partner. Very business savvy and not shy at all to fight for his clients.’

‘Marcel Janssen (partner) is team leader but on top of his cases. Fully deal focussed and loves to get the deal done.’

Key clients

STX Group

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts

Gibson

Savills IM

Invel

Forma

Starwood

Aventicum

Bluefield

Breevast

CTF

Penta

CTP Property

TBM Europe B.V.

Round Hill Capital

Work highlights

  • Advising Champion Pet Foods on a $336m financing, including advice in connection with a broader Canadian group financing and assistance with the accession of several Dutch companies to the group financing, including the negotiations on the related security package.
  • Advising Round Hill Capital on a €27m financing for the acquisition of three residential properties in the Dutch towns of Diemen, Leiden and the Hague, and separately advising them in relation to the junior and senior financing of the acquisition of a 703-bed student accommodation development for its third PBSA site in The Netherlands.
  • Handled a series of financings for CTP, one of the biggest logistics developers in Central Eastern Europe. The firm has a long relationship with CTP and assists it on an ongoing basis with its financings, most of which fall in the €80-€100m range.

Netherlands > Construction Tier 3

Dentons’ construction and projects team has a focus on infrastructure, energy and industrial projects, as well as commercial real estate. The team leans on its international network for support in cross-border work and the construction practice is supported by the firm’s real estate, regulatory, permitting, corporate and tax practitioners. Bas van Schouwenburg  heads the group with 25 years’ experience and is recommended for construction agreements, litigation and arbitration. Bram Braat  has considerable experience in procurement matters.

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Testimonials

‘Bas van Schouwenburg is professionally excellent’.

‘Bas van Schouwenburg is accurate and will stay calm in any situation’.

‘Bram Braat read quickly and thoroughly in the case and gave us excellent advice’.

‘Bram Braat shows personal attention and interest’.

‘Bram Braat often takes the initiative himself to ask about the progress of the case’.

‘Well-balanced team with seniors and junior lawyers, who provide high level and practical advice’.

‘Their general knowledge of the building and construction sector seems very broad and detailed’.

‘Bas van Schouwenburg is very dedicated and accurate in the way he handles the case’.

Key clients

Adyen N.V.

Alliance Healthcare

Almelose Woningstichting Beter Wonen

Ricardo Rail

Beulco GmbH & Co. KG

BPD Ontwikkeling B.V.

Comol5.vof

Compass Datacenters Inc.

CTF Amsterdam

Cushman & Wakefield / DZAP

Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam

Gemeente Capelle aan den IJssel

H&M Hennes & Mauritz Netherlands B.V.

Hollandia Group

Du Prie Vastgoedontwikkeling B.V.

Imbema Group

Impact Vastgoed

Jacobs UK Ltd.

Joh. Mourik & Co Holding B.V.

Klépierre Nederland B.V.

KWS Infra B.V.

Leyten Bouwplan Ontwikkeling B.V.

Maarsen Groep

McCain Foods Holland B.V.

Nederlandse Vereniging van Makelaars

Pinnacle Holding

Prowinko Nederland B.V.

Stichting Woonstad Rotterdam

TAV Airport Holding CO

TBI Holdings / Croonwolter&dros / Mobilis

Unibail Rodamco Westfield

Union Investment Real Estate GmbH

Visser & Smit Hanab B.V.

Wester IJ-Dock C.V.

Wonderwoods Development B.V.

Work highlights

  • Assisted Pinnacle Holding in reviewing existing construction contracts and in the negotiations with contractors.
  • Assisted Alliance Healthcare in drafting the contracts for the development, realisation and lease of a customised distribution centre in the Netherlands.
  • Assisted TAV Airport Holding CO in a major ongoing project in Almaty for the development and construction of a new airport terminal in Almaty.

Netherlands > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 3

Dentons offers ‘strong international connections combined with great knowledge of local issues’. Its core focus is corporate and commercial litigation, and the team is also experienced in antitrust litigation and cartel cases. Experienced litigator Michel Deckers  heads the practice with notable expertise in corporate and securities litigation. Anouk Rosielle  is recommended for cross-border disputes and insolvency litigation.

Practice head(s):

Michel Deckers

Other key lawyers:

Anouk Rosielle

Testimonials

‘Their advice is thorough, without losing view of the practical necessities and commercial aspects’.

‘They are not only pointing out academic legal risks, but also solutions’.

‘Anouk Rosielle is very responsive and reliable’.

‘Anouk Rosielle is very hands on, practical and a very pleasant personality’.

‘I really appreciate Dentons’ commercial litigation team: it is an absolute pleasure to work with the the team in high profile matters’.

‘They are strategic, to-the-point, and razor sharp’.

‘Anouk Rosielle is very clever, witty and creative’.

‘Michel Deckers is a very experienced team leader and he always provides appropriate solutions’.

Key clients

United Vansen International Sports Co Ltd

Bio Energie Centrale Cuijk (BECC)

Citco

Stichting Administratiekantoor Funda

Heartland Sweeteners

IGB Eletrônica

Itautec

Japan Airlines

PM Principle Marketing

Shanghai Aerospace Automobile Electromechanical Co.

Vestel

Work highlights

  • Acting for Pallas Foundation/TBI Holdings in high-profile joint venture dispute that has hit the headlines in the Netherlands over failures and delays arising out of the construction of a new $400m nuclear facility.
  • Advising Japan Airlines in third-party proceedings initiated by Air France-KLM and Martinair.
  • Advising Vestel in Dutch legal proceedings in relation to a global cartel involving manufacturers of components for computers and tube televisions.

Netherlands > Energy: regulatory Tier 3

Dentons' energy team draws on strengths from its corporate, finance, projects, environmental, regulatory and tax practitioners to advise on a range of traditional and renewable energy projects. It has particular experience in the wind, solar, biomass and waste-to-energy sectors. Practice head Jan Jakob Peelen is particularly known for his experience in permitting matters.

Practice head(s):

Jan Jakob Peelen

Other key lawyers:

Dieuwke Kis; David Shearer

Testimonials

Jan Jakob Peelen has experience in dealing with complex regulatory litigation.

Jan Jakob Peelen’s availability and responsiveness is impressive.

Jan Jakob Peelen is an all-round nice guy, relaxed in his contact and very easy to communicate with but super analytical and sharp in his legal work.

Jan Jakob Peelen’s understanding of Dutch regulatory legislation and case law is simply superb.

The team has excellent knowledge regarding regulatory affairs.

Jan Jakob Peelen is intelligent and very knowledgeable.

Jan Jakob Peelen is easy to talk to and helps us understand the regulatory issues that come into play within our different dossiers.

‘Jan Jakob Peelen has found a way to speak in a language that is not riddled with law terminology so that it is easy for us as a client to better understand the issues at hand’.

Key clients

Bluefield Partners

BECC

Eurus Energy

Gate Terminal

Rabobank

RWE

Shell

Stichting Groenfonds

Total

Triodos Investment Management

Veolia

Nordsol

Primco

Statkraft

Work highlights

  • Advising Shell on the planning and environmental aspects of its participation in a large geothermal development in the Netherlands.
  • Representing Gate terminal, an LNG terminal in Rotterdam, in litigation that seeks to prevent the terminal operating on the basis of its nature protection permit.
  • Ongoing defence of RWE in regulatory enforcement procedures and court litigation initiated by non-governmental organisations, in relation to its current process of converting a Dutch coal-fired power plant, Amer, into a biomass plant.

Netherlands > Energy: transactional Tier 3

The multidisciplinary energy team at Dentons is able to draw on expertise from corporate, project finance, projects, environmental, regulatory, construction and tax practitioners. Servicing traditional and renewable energy companies, the practice has particular experience in wind, solar, hydropower, geothermal and biomass projects. Jan Jakob Peelen heads the team and acts for energy companies, investors and financial institutions. David Shearer  left for Simmons & Simmons in April 2021.

Practice head(s):

Jan Jakob Peelen

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

Jan Jakob Peelen is an experienced lawyer with great availability.

Prepared to meet tight deadlines.

Jan Jakob Peelen is in the lead, a very modern lawyer with great people skills and great legal experience.

The team has good knowledge regarding the energy sector and all the issues that are related to this topic from a legal standpoint.

Jan Jakob Peelen has good knowledge about this topic.

Key clients

Bluefield Partners

BNG Bank

BECC

Eurus Energy

Gate Terminal

Kommunalkredit Austria

Nordsol

Rabobank

RoundShield Partners

RWE

Shell

Statkraft

Stichting Groenfonds

Total

Triodos Group

Veolia

Work highlights

  • Advising Shell on the planning and environmental aspects of its participation in the largest geothermal development in the Netherlands (Warmte van Leeuwarden), as well as a group of banks in respect of obtaining the financing for the project.
  • Advising Rabobank on an innovative equity release financing structure for Begro.
  • Advising Lithion Power Group, which provides power solutions to the global oil and gas pipeline industries, in connection with the acquisition of key assets from Lithium Werks, a leader in lithium iron phosphate cell manufacturing technology.

Netherlands > Environment and planning Tier 3

Dentons has ‘excellent knowledge regarding environmental law affairs’ and offers clients a dedicated environment and planning team. With Jan Jakob Peelen at the helm, the practice advises businesses on environmental permitting, planning, procurement, and public and administrative law, as well as handling related litigation. Valentijn Leijh is recommended for spatial planning and project development.

Practice head(s):

Jan Jakob Peelen

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

Absolute market leader in waste to energy projects.

Jan Jakob Peelen is a nice guy, responsive and a super-specialist in environmental law.

Jan Jakob Peelen and his team are very knowledgeable in the field of environmental law, planning, energy regulations and general administrative law.

Their advice is to the point and pragmatic and they know the important players in the field.

Jan Jakob Peelen is very knowledgeable, straight to the point and able to quickly provide excellent advice.

Good reputation, experts in the field of environmental permitting issues.

Thinking along with the client, proactively coming up with suggestions.

Jan Jakob Peelen is an expert in this field and he is very pleasant to work with and very constructive.

Key clients

De Bijenkorf

Corum Investments

Pathé

Eurus Energy

Gate Terminal

NRG/EF

Merem

Pinnacle

Plus Supermarkt

Rabobank

RWE

Savills

Shell

Total

Veolia

VNPI

VU

Work highlights

  • Advising Shell on the planning and environmental aspects of its participation in the Warmte van Leeuwarden project, the largest geothermal development in the Netherlands.
  • Acting as a long-time planning law advisor to Pathé (formerly Euroscoop), a large European cinema chain, including advice on the full range of planning and administrative matters in relation to the company’s cinema sites in the Netherlands.
  • Acting for Gate Terminal, a major liquified natural gas terminal in Rotterdam, in litigation that seeks to block the terminal’s operation on the basis of issues arising from its nature protection permit.

Netherlands > Industry focus: Information technology Tier 3

Dentons is best known for its data protection and cybersecurity expertise; Marc Elshof in particular is well known in this area. The team also assists its IT clients with a variety of contractual matters such as supplier and outsourcing agreements. The firm's global office network is stand-out asset. Senior associate and IT expert Anouschka van de Graaf joined in 2020 from an in-house position and brings both general and specific IT commercial expertise. Compliance with the EU Whistleblowing Directive is also handled. The firm has introduced a team of ‘legal engineers’ whose background in technology and law facilitates innovations.

Practice head(s):

Marc Elshof

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team is quite focused on the information technology sector and offers highly professional legal advice to IT companies. The team seems to be pretty good at understanding the demands and requirements of the IT companies along with applicable best industry practices.’

‘I’ve worked with Marc Elshof and enjoyed his approach to billing procedures. He aimed to make them smoother and easier for us, considering that we work with Dentons in multiple locations. This demonstrated that Marc has a clear view of client service and understands the business operations quite well. Marc was also proactive in terms of meetings and conversations for us to be on the same page. This helped him understand our needs as a company better (as well as for us to understand his team’s capabilities that are, indeed, highly professional).’

 

Key clients

Payconiq

SkyKick

The Student Hotel

Roku

Work highlights

  • Assisted SkyKick with its strategic IT contracts with large partners such as Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom, Elisa, Insentra, Intermedia, and Westcoast Cloud.
  • Advising The Student Hotel with building a (privacy) compliance framework, including in respect of cookies, privacy notices and whistleblowing hotline as well as other technology-related projects.
  • Advising Payconiq International on its new partnership with iDEAL, the most commonly used financial payments solution in the Netherlands.

Netherlands > Commercial, corporate and M&a Tier 4

Dentons, one of the largest firms globally, is predominantly active in the middle- and upper-market segment, also occasionally acting on big-ticket transactions. Key points of differentiation for the practice include its strong knowledge of the energy, renewables, real estate and logistics sectors, as well as its integration with the global M&A practice which provides it with particularly strong ties to the Russian, CIS, Chinese, Turkish, African and Latin American markets. Practice head Casper Haket  has knowledge of W&I insurance and oversees an abundance of different deals including M&A, joint ventures and equity investments.

Practice head(s):

Casper Haket

Other key lawyers:

Kuif Klein Wassink; Jan-Mathijs Herman

Testimonials

‘We’ve worked with Dentons on the acquisition of shares in a Dutch company and they have remained the internal legal counsel to the company since then, working on a range of issues including the consolidation of the corporate structure through a merger, implementation of a long term incentive plan and sale & purchase of shares in a series of transactions between the shareholders, including one involving a dispute. I particularly like the fact that they are able to offer quality input in a range of corporate and M&A-related issues. They are very reactive and are available at all hours and work very well under time pressure.’

‘Kuif Wassink is our primary contact at Dentons. He has a good range of expertise in a range of corporate and M&A issues and has been very valuable when navigating some tricky situations, including a dispute among the shareholders.’

‘Familiar with the industry, delivers spot-on advice, strongly solution driven and reliable in meeting agreed deadlines. price is fair for the services rendered.’

Key clients

5CS Capital Partners

AIG

AmRest

Capita

CBRE Global Investors

CTP N.V.

DSV

Icahn Enterprises

Franklin Templeton

InfraRed Capital

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts

Lighthouse Capital

Montana Capital Partners

Madison International Realty

Optima Investments

PXGEO

Spectrum Brands

TAV Airports

Torqx Capital Partners

TriWest Capital Partners

Shawcor Ltd.

VKR/Velux

Work highlights

  • Advised CTP on the €307m acquisition of Amsterdam Logistic Cityhub.
  • Advised ATAI Life Sciences on the preparation of its IPO on the NASDAQ through a Dutch holding company, valuing the company at about $2.3bn.
  • Advised Vislink (Nasdaq: VISL) on its acquisition of Mobile Viewpoint, a privately-held subsidiary of Triple IT Corporate B.V.

Netherlands > Employment Tier 4

Under the leadership of Eugenie Nunes, the employment team at Dentons continues to handle a broad range of pensions and employment work, with a focus on matters relating to M&A and restructuring work. With the substantial resources provided by its vast international network, the firm is well placed to handle cross-border mandates for large international businesses.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Client-focused, knowledgeable, fast in delivery, approachable’.

‘Eugenie Nunes is business-oriented, practical and efficient’.

‘The team of lawyers respond quick whenever I am in need of advice’.

‘They make me feel secure in every matter I have, and they have shown to always get the best result for me as a client’.

‘Johanne Boelhouwer is an exceptional lawyer due to her her approachable demeanour and expertise’.

‘They all have their own expertise, but are always well informed in the team’.

‘The cooperation with Eugenie Nunes brings in value to the business in terms of reliable advice for both day-to-day and complex matters’.

‘The collaboration was very good and smooth’.

Key clients

AXA

ATAI Life Sciences

Regus

CBRE

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts

Spectrum Brands

Citco

McArthurglen

The Student Hotel

Spencer Stuart

Champion Petfoods

Hertz

Apple

European Space Agency

Cushman & Wakefield

Work highlights

  • Advised Spectrum Brands to coordinate in the Netherlands the full range of employment matters with respect to the Dutch business of Spectrum Brands following the reorganization and divestment of its European pet food business and factory to United Petfood Producers NV.
  • Advised ATAI Life Sciences on the Dutch employment aspects in relation to the preparation of its IPO on the NASDAQ.
  • Assisted Nasdaq listed clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company MyoKardia with starting up their business in the Netherlands.

Netherlands > Private equity Tier 4

At Dentons, the ‘excellent‘ practice is often instructed on deals with a US or pan-European component, particularly those within the real estate and infrastructure sectors. Kuif Klein Wassink  and Marnix Veldhuijzen  jointly head the practice which has considerable expertise in respect of tax-driven private equity insurance and W&I insurance.

Practice head(s):

Kuif Klein Wassink; Marnix Veldhuijzen

Other key lawyers:

Casper Haket

Testimonials

‘I particularly like the fact that they are able to offer quality input in a range of corporate and M&A-related issues. They are very reactive and are available at all hours and work very well under time pressure.’

‘Kuif Wassink is our primary contact at Dentons. He has a good range of expertise in a range of corporate and M&A issues and has been very valuable when navigating some tricky situations, including a dispute among the shareholders.’

‘Excellent level of pragmatism and commitment’

Key clients

5CS Capital Partners

Egeria

Franklin Templeton

Gilde

KKR

Lighthouse Capital

Torqx Capital Partners

TriWest Capital Partners

Vendis Capital

Volpi Capital

Montana Capital Partners

Capita

Work highlights

  • Advised Egeria, a Dutch investment company, in connection with a transaction that saw Egeria combine its combine garden wood businesses, Tuindeco Group and Outdoor Life Group, with that of Parcom Capital, another private equity firm, to build a large European platform.
  • Advised Torqx Capital Partners, and its portfolio company, Powersports Distribution Group, of Motorcycle Storehouse, from current shareholders, Nedvest, and management – creating a leading European motorcycle parts group.
  • Acted on a US$7.3bn international deal with Dentons working alongside Kirkland & Ellis to provide multi-jurisdictional advice to Alight as part of a SPAC-led public listing.

Netherlands > Intellectual property: trade marks, copyrights and design rights Tier 5

With ‘a fine eye for detail and great advice’, the team at Dentons excels in cross-border IP litigation, leveraging the firm’s wider global network to act for clients in various Benelux and EU courts and in proceedings before the EUIPO. The team also regularly handles the IP elements of international transactions and has notable expertise in various online spheres including the e-commerce, social media and fintech sectors. Practice head Alexander Odle focuses on IP protection and enforcement matters, while counsel Alexander Van Laaren and data specialist Marc Elshof also contribute to the group.

Practice head(s):

Alexander Odle

Other key lawyers:

Alexander Van Laaren; Marc Elshof; Tom Brohm

Testimonials

‘The team provides excellent legal services. They have a lot of expertise and professional experience and they fully understand the business aspects.’

‘Alexander Odle and Tom Brohm – I highly appreciate their expertise, drive, fine eye for detail and great advice.’

Key clients

Zuru, Inc.

Here Technologies

LightInTheBox, Ltd

React

BerryWorld Europe B.V.

G Westerman Verlag GmbH

3M Company

T-Mobile (Simpel)

Work highlights

  • Handled trade mark litigation representing the non-profit organisation React in a class action on behalf of famous brand holders and obtained favourable decision on the liability of e-commerce platforms and their responsibilities in the fight against counterfeiting.
  • Acting for Zuru in design rights litigation in the EU General Court and EU Court of Justice regarding the cancellation by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) of its design rights for a toy product.
  • Advising 3M on enforcement issues relating to fraudulent offerings and sales of respirators and face masks, including misrepresentation issues, trade mark infringements and price gouging matters.

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Banking and Finance Marcel Janssenmarcel.janssen@dentons.com
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Dentons secures final victory for ICT on European patent infringement case against ESSITY

Global law firm Dentons is pleased to announce that the Paris Court of Appeal, the Higher Regional Court of Karlsruhe and the Barcelona Provincial Court have all issued final decisions dismissing Essity’s claims of patent infringement in regards to Industrie Cartarie Tronchetti’s (ICT) three ply toilet paper. With Dentons’ counsel, ICT successfully demonstrated beyond a doubt that its branded and private label products are produced based on its own proprietary process, and patented under European patent 2 353 859. 

Dentons has been advising Industrie Cartarie Tronchetti S.p.A since 2016. Based in Lucca, ICT is a leader in the category of high quality tissue paper products for domestic use, and has subsidiaries in Italy, Spain, Germany, France and Poland.

The Paris decision, which is the most recent, ends a long-running patent infringement litigation with Essity and affirms ICT can continue to produce and distribute absorbent paper based on its own proprietary technology. The three courts in France, Germany, and Spain have confirmed ICT’s argument that it is using its own novel technology, also patented. Essity’s claims of infringement were based on a patent originally filed by Georgia Pacific, and subsequently becoming Essity’s.

Dentons partner David Masson served as lead partner and represented ICT in France. Dentons partner Dr. Constantin Rehaag represented ICT in Germany, and PwC partner Alejandra Matas Brancós represented the client in Spain, with the support of Dentons partner Juan Ignacio Alonso.

David Masson, lead lawyer on the case, commented: “It has been very interesting to understand ICT’s own technology and work closely with different teams, including ICT’s R&D department, which has been part of all strategic and technical decisions throughout the case”.

Constantin Rehaag, who represented the client in the German court hearings and coordinated the work with the client’s patent attorneys, said: “This is an outstanding success of a great team formed by the client, who provided us with invaluable technological insight, the team of patent attorneys and, finally, by the Dentons teams in France, Spain and Germany.”

The patent litigation began in 2016 when Essity sued ICT in France, Germany and Spain for the alleged infringement of its patent related to the technical solution for the bonding of three layers of tissue for paper products such as high quality, soft and bulky, toilet paper.

In France, Essity claimed that ICT had breached the French part of its European patent 1 081 284 and that the toilet paper marketed as Foxy Soie Plus, and also certain other private labels produced by ICT France, had infringed on their patent. Essity demanded that all production operations be halted. The rolls of toilet paper were carefully analyzed and there were no findings of infringement. The two French courts - in first instance and appeal - rejected the claims and ordered Essity to pay compensation for the legal fees to ICT Italy and ICT France.

In Germany, the case was first taken to the Mannheim District Court, which is well reputed in patent matters. The lawsuit mainly focused on the complex questions regarding the construing of the claims of Essity’s patent. The court ruled in favour of ICT, and Essity filed an appeal. In August 2019, the Higher Regional Court of Karlsruhe also ruled that the German subsidiary of ICT did not infringe the German part of the patent 1 081 284.

In Spain, after a first decision in favor of Essity in the lower court, the Barcelona Provincial Court clearly stated in a written appeal that ICT’s products - and in particular, Foxy Seda, Foxy Bouquet, certain three-ply private label products - did not infringe the Spanish part of the patent 1 081 284.

About ICT

Industrie Cartarie Tronchetti (ICT) was founded in 1976 in Italy, in the Lucca province, to operate in the tissue sector, producing high quality paper exclusively from virgin fibre. The first production facility was opened in 1978 in Piano della Rocca, Lucca, and over the years new plants and facilities have been set up in Piano della Rocca, Diecimo and Piano di Coreglia. The Foxy brand, one of the leading brands in the European market, was launched in 1982. ICT is an example of excellence in the paper industry, in full harmony with the tradition of the Lucca region, where the most important Italian papermaking hub is located, on a par with those of Green Bay (USA) and Fuji (Japan). In Lucca in particular, great expertise has been nurtured in the field of paper for household use, and the city is in fact known as the world tissue capital. Today, ICT SpA boasts an annual production capacity of about 160,000 tonnes.

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Dentons is the world's largest law firm, connecting talent to the world's challenges and opportunities in more than 75 countries. Dentons' legal and business solutions benefit from deep roots in our communities and award-winning advancements in client service, including Nextlaw, Dentons’ innovation and strategic advisory services. Dentons' polycentric and purpose-driven approach, commitment to inclusion and diversity, and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client and community interests in the New Dynamic.


Dentons advises Snam on US$10.1 billion consortium investment in ADNOC Gas Pipelines

Global law firm Dentons advised Italian-based multinational energy infrastructure operator Snam in relation to its agreement, in consortium with several international investment funds, to purchase a 49 percent share of ADNOC Gas Pipelines from The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). ADNOC Gas Pipelines is valued at approximately US$20.7 billion (US$10.1 billion for 49%).

The transaction is one of the most important in the global energy infrastructure sector, as well as Snam’s first acquisition outside Europe.  ADNOC Gas Pipelines holds the tariff-based rights for the 38 pipelines that connect ADNOC’s upstream activities to Abu Dhabi’s consumption points and the export and interconnection terminals to neighboring Emirates.

The transaction was financed by a pool of international banks for approximately $8 billion, plus an equity contribution from each of the consortium members.  In addition to Snam, the other consortium members included Global Infrastructure Partners, Brookfield Asset Management, GIC, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, and NH Investment & Securities.

Dentons acted with a cross-border team from Italy and UAE, coordinated by partner Sara Biglieri in Milan.  Partners Luca Pocobelli (Rome) and Mhairi Main Garcia (Dubai), counsel Claudio Segna (Milan), senior associate Craig Hughson (Abu Dhabi) and associate Stephanie Hawes (Dubai) advised on corporate and M&A aspects. Partners Alessandro Fosco Fagotto (Milan) and Stephen Knight (Abu Dhabi), counsel Franco Gialloreti, senior associate Tommaso Zanirato and junior associate Giulia Caselli Maldonado (all Milan) advised on financing aspects. Partner Michele Carpagnano (Rome) and associate Giulia Giordano (Rome) advised on the competition and antitrust aspects.

Snam’s internal legal team was led by General Counsel, Marco Reggiani - assisted by Michela Schizzi, Senior Vice President Regulated Assets Legal Affairs - and included senior legal counsels Rosanna Pallotta and Claudia Jolanda Fanelli.  The legal aspects related to the financing were handled, together with Marco Reggiani, by Gloria Bertini, Head of Finance and Capital Market Legal Affairs and Roberta Di Mauro, legal counsel.


Dentons advises Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB) on the establishment of the EU Malaria Fund

The EU Malaria Fund was initiated by the kENUP Foundation, a not-for-profit organization promoting research-based innovation with public and societal benefit. The fund is managed by the IBB Group. The target volume of the fund amounts to €280 million, with a first closing of €70 million on June 3, 2020.A Dentons team from Berlin, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf and Munich provided comprehensive advice to IBB Group on the establishment of the EU Malaria Fund. This included the development of the legal and tax conception of the fund, regulatory advice, corporate law support on the setup of the fund, and the negotiation of the financing agreements with the EIB, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and other investors.Berlin-based partner Dirk-Reiner Voss and Frankfurt-based partner Arne Klüwer jointly led the Dentons team, with support from partners Stephan Busch, Matthias Santelmann and senior associates Holger Hölkemeier and Bernd Düsterbeck in Berlin; counsel Verena Etzel and Oda Elmoutaouakil in Frankfurt; partner Axel Schlieter in Dusseldorf, and partner Richard Fagerer in Munich.About DentonsDentons is the world's largest law firm, connecting talent to the world's challenges and opportunities in more than 75 countries. Dentons' legal and business solutions benefit from deep roots in our communities and award-winning advancements in client service, including Nextlaw, Dentons’ innovation and strategic advisory services. Dentons' polycentric and purpose-driven approach, commitment to inclusion and diversity, and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client and community interests in the New Dynamic. www.dentons.com

Dentons advises on ACS Group’s €500 million NEU-CP Program

Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, has advised Spanish-based multinational construction group, Actividades de Construcción y Servicios, S.A. (ACS), on the renewal of its €500 million Negotiable European Commercial Paper (NEU-CP) Program. The NEU-CP program is registered with the Central Bank of France, with the involvement of BNP Paribas, BRED Banque Populaire, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, ING Bank N.V. and Natixis, as dealers for the Notes.Headquartered in Madrid, the ACS Group is a worldwide leader in construction and services. It is currently the only non-financial issuer with a NEU-CP Program registered with the Central Bank of France.Dentons’ Capital Markets group in Madrid advised ACS on all aspects of the transaction. Partner Ignacio Corujo led and coordinated the transaction with the support of junior associate Ana Artola.Ignacio Corujo joined Dentons in January this year to establish and lead the Capital Markets group in Spain. In addition to this most recent deal for ACS, he has closed several high-value debt capital markets deals since his move, including most notably, Grupo Cajamar’s €1 billion issuance of mortgage bonds, as well as Sacyr’s renewal of its €500 million EMTN Program.About DentonsDentons is the world's largest law firm, connecting talent to the world's challenges and opportunities in more than 75 countries. Dentons' legal and business solutions benefit from deep roots in our communities and award-winning advancements in client service, including Nextlaw, Dentons’ innovation and strategic advisory services. Dentons' polycentric and purpose-driven approach, commitment to inclusion and diversity, and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client and community interests in the New Dynamic. www.dentons.com 

Dentons advises UniCredit on a €450 million secured sustainability-linked financing for Gunvor Gro

Global law firm Dentons has advised UniCredit Bank AG as Mandated Lead Arranger, (Sustainability) Coordinator, Bookrunner, Facility Agent and Security Agent as well as the lenders on a €450 million secured sustainability-linked borrowing base facility agreement with Gunvor Group. Gunvor Group will use the funds to cover the working capital requirements of its Ingolstadt refinery.The innovative financing model is tied to the borrower's achievement of predetermined ESG key performance indicators (Sustainability KPIs) and provides for a sustainability discount or premium in case the company overachieves or underperforms the predefined targets. An independent sustainability auditor will report on the performance of the Sustainability KPIs on an annual basis. The ESG-based scoring of certain key performance indicators provides a unique way for borrowers and lenders to communicate their commitment to sustainability and incentivizes sustainable corporate measures.Participating banks included DZ Bank, KfW IPEX-Bank, Raiffeisen Bank International, Erste Group Bank, Commerzbank, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, CA Indosuez (Switzerland), Bank of China and First Abu Dhabi Bank.Gunvor Group is one of the world’s largest independent commodities trading houses by turnover, creating logistics solutions that safely and efficiently move physical energy from where it is sourced and stored to where it is demanded. With strategic investments in industrial infrastructure – refineries, pipelines, storage and terminals – Gunvor Group further generates sustainable value across the global supply chain for its customers. UniCredit is one of the pioneers in sustainable loans in the German market.Düsseldorf finance partner Dr. Axel Schlieter fully advised the bank on the drafting and negotiation of the loan agreement. The Dentons team further comprised Julia Heitmann (senior associate, Banking and Finance, Düsseldorf) and Eike Hinrich Pradt (associate, Banking and Finance, Frankfurt). Axel Schlieter is a core member of Dentons’ Sustainable Finance group in Europe and is regularly involved around the topics of issuance of green bonds and on sustainable financing.Advisors to UniCredit: Dentons (Düsseldorf): Dr. Axel Schlieter, (lead partner), Julia Heitmann (senior associate, both banking and finance, Düsseldorf), Eike Hinrich Pradt (associate, banking and finance, Frankfurt am Main)UniCredit inhouse lawyers: Carina Engelhardt, Alexander Strigin, Christian HentrichAbout DentonsDentons is the world's largest law firm, connecting talent to the world's challenges and opportunities in more than 75 countries. Dentons' legal and business solutions benefit from deep roots in our communities and award-winning advancements in client service, including Nextlaw, Dentons’ innovation and strategic advisory services. Dentons' polycentric and purpose-driven approach, commitment to inclusion and diversity, and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client and community interests in the New Dynamic. www.dentons.com

Dentons advises Qair on refinancing of the acquisition of Rzepin and Linowo wind farms in Poland

Dentons’ Banking and Finance practice team advised Qair SAS, Qair International and Qair Polska Sp.z o.o. in connection with the refinancing of two wind farms under operation, Rzepin (58 MW) and Linowo (48 MW). The financing institutions are BNP Paribas and EBRD.The two wind farms are part of Qair’s larger portfolio of almost 200 MW of renewable energy sources, which also includes 93 MW of new capacity from three wind farms – Udanin (50 MW), Parzeczew (9 MW) and Września (9 MW) – and 25 MW of solar photovoltaic.The project was supervised by Mateusz Toczyski, Head of the Europe and Co-Head of the Global Banking and Finance practice, and led by Tomasz Zwoliński, counsel, with assistance from lawyers Klaudia Szymańska-Rutkowska, Katarzyna Mazur, Katarzyna Kaptur and Jakub Walawski. Supporting the Warsaw team were counsel Surbhi Malhotra-Trenkel in Munich and partners Jean-Marc Allix and Olivier Genevois, and associates Djésia Meziani, Philippine de Fouchier and Hugo Casasnovas in Paris. Dentons’ London team consisting of partner Matthew Sapte and associate Annreika Ray advised on the hedging documentation.“We are very pleased and honored to have had this opportunity to assist Qair in yet another wind power project the company has undertaken in Poland,” said Mateusz Toczyski.“We would like to congratulate Qair on this financing and to wish every success with further developments and investments in Poland and elsewhere in the world,” added Tomasz Zwoliński.About DentonsDentons is the world's largest law firm, connecting talent to the world's challenges and opportunities in more than 75 countries. Dentons' legal and business solutions benefit from deep roots in our communities and award-winning advancements in client service, including Nextlaw, Dentons’ innovation and strategic advisory services. Dentons' polycentric and purpose-driven approach, commitment to inclusion and diversity, and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client and community interests in the New Dynamic. www.dentons.com

Dentons advises Sev.en Energy on aacquisition of US-based Blackhawk Mining

Dentons has advised international energy group Sev.en Energy on its strategic acquisition of US-based metallurgical coal producer Blackhawk Mining, LLC. C. The transaction comes on the heels of Sev.en Energy’s acquisition of a 17% ownership interest in Corsa Coal in May 2020, further reinforcing its access to the metallurgical coal mining industry in the US market.Blackhawk Mining is one of the largest metallurgical coal producers in the US. With annual production capacity of seven to eight million tonnes of metallurgical coal among its five underground and open pit mining complexes in West Virginia and Kentucky, Blackhawk Mining is an important supplier of metallurgical coal both locally and internationally. It also owns three thermal coal mine complexes producing three to four million tonnes per annum. In 2019, Blackhawk Mining had $1bn revenues and $120m EBITDA. Commenting on the acquisition, Dentons partner Petr Zákoucký, said: “Having worked for Sev.en Energy for many years, I am inspired by their sustained dynamism, and by this bold strategic move, even during these difficult market conditions. We were delighted to have opportunity to play our role in this success.” Alan Svoboda, Executive Director of Sev.en Energy who leads the Group’s international expansion added: “Once again, the Dentons team exceeded our expectations and delivered the transaction within a tight time frame of less than a month, nailing both the complexity of the deal and challenges created by the current worldwide pandemic. What was really outstanding was the dedication and flexibility that the entire team showed.” Dentons’ cross-border team was composed of partners Petr Zákoucký (Prague, Energy/M&A), Ilan Katz (New York, M&A), Lee Smith (New York, Finance), Christopher Van Bever (Lexington, Mining) and John Rhine (Evansville, Mining) Robert E. Richards (Chicago, Insolvency), Managing Associate Gregory DiBella (New York, M&A) and Associate Barbora Obračajová (Prague, Energy). Alvarez & Marsal advised Sev.en Energy on financial due diligence and Weir on technical due diligence. About Sev.en EnergySev.en Energy owns significant coal and energy production assets in the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, Australia and the USA. It is the largest private operator of coalmines and conventional power plants in the Czech Republic, and employs more than 3,500 people. In 2019, Sev.en Energy acquired additional power generation assets from Swiss energy group Alpiq and a 50% stake in the multinational energy company – InterGen N.V., which is one of the leading independent power generators with gas-fired power plants in the UK and coal-fired power plants and coal mines in Australia. When pro-forma aggregated with the financial results of InterGen and Alpiq CZ, Sev.en Energy group combined revenues in 2019 were EUR 1,4 billion and EBITDA of EUR 319 million. About DentonsDentons is the world's largest law firm, connecting talent to the world's challenges and opportunities in more than 75 countries. Dentons' legal and business solutions benefit from deep roots in our communities and award-winning advancements in client service, including Nextlaw, Dentons’ innovation and strategic advisory services. Dentons' polycentric and purpose-driven approach, commitment to inclusion and diversity, and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client and community interests in the New Dynamic. www.dentons.com

Dentons supports German subsidiaries of the Recylex Group in restructuring

Global law firm Dentons is assisting Weser-Metall GmbH and Harz-Metall GmbH, both subsidiaries of the French-German Recylex Group, with their restructuring through ‘self-administration’ proceedings. In addition, Dentons restructuring lawyers Andreas Ziegenhagen and Dirk Schoene and their team are advising the German management of the Recylex Group within the scope of its self-administration.As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the dramatic decline in metal prices, the German subsidiaries of Recylex have each applied for protective shield proceedings under German insolvency law. The aim of the protective shield is to allow the companies to continue their individual restructuring measures and to return to economic stability after the pandemic - if necessary, in a new shareholder structure.Weser-Metall produces about 100,000 tons of lead per year at its headquarters in Nordenham (Lower Saxony), making it the third largest lead smelter and the second largest lead recycler in Europe. Harz-Metall has its headquarters in Oker in the Harz Mountains and is one of the leading European recycling companies for lead and zinc contaminated waste.The Recylex group has a total of eleven operating units and two administrative sites in France and Germany. In addition to the companies supported by Dentons, two other companies in the group, Norzinco GmbH and PPM Pure Metals GmbH, have also submitted applications for protective shield, whilethree other German subsidiaries requested self-administration under creditor protection. The Group's French companies are not affected.Andreas Ziegenhagen, Head of the Europe and German Restructuring practice, said: "With the filing for protective shield proceedings, we are making use of the most restructuring-friendly court proceedings in the interest of all stakeholders of the companies”.Advisor to Harz Metall / Weser Metall / German management of Recylex:Dentons (Berlin): Andreas Ziegenhagen (Partner, Restructuring, Berlin/Frankfurt), Dirk Schoene (Partner), Dr. Jan Seelinger (Counsel), Dr. Benjamin Kurzberg (Counsel), Judith Schmid (Senior Associate), Dr. Jakob Pickartz (Senior Associate), all Restructuring and InsolvencyAbout DentonsDentons is the world's largest law firm, connecting talent to the world's challenges and opportunities in more than 75 countries. Dentons' legal and business solutions benefit from deep roots in our communities and award-winning advancements in client service, including Nextlaw, Dentons’ innovation and strategic advisory services. Dentons' polycentric and purpose-driven approach, commitment to inclusion and diversity, and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client and community interests in the New Dynamic. www.dentons.com