Firm Profile > Dentons > Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dentons
GUSTAV MAHLERPLEIN 2
1082 MA
Netherlands

Industry focus: retail Tier 1

Dentons provides its retail clients with a comprehensive range of expertise, from real estate, planning and environmental matters to retail investments and brand protection and franchising mandates. Practice head Wendela Raas has a focus on real estate work; her clients include major shopping mall operators, developers and chain stores. Other key team members include Marc Elshof, who is a key contact for data protection work. In a recent highlight, Elshof, Raas and Jeroen de Clercq advised Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield on its €500m investment in the 'Mall of the Netherlands' retail park.

Practice head(s):

Wendela Raas

Testimonials

We work with Dentons particularly on lease reviews and they are excellent with their input, are on time, plus they are fairly priced.’

Jeroen le Clercq and Wendela Raas are both well-known and fast with letting leases.’

The team is well-organised and have a good knowledge about the subject. The team we work with knows us really well and this creates a good relation between us and them. This also makes sure that we both know what we can expect from each other.’

The Dentons team are experts in the franchise area, meaning sales to end-consumers by a third part. They are covering all aspects of this practice which are retail, distribution, and marketing. In addition to the knowledge they may have on other areas such as agency. The fact that they are covering multiple aspects of the business is key.

Key clients

Altera Vastgoed

Avis

BA&SH

Food Village

Foot Locker

IRO

Klépierre

MRP Development

PLUS

SPAR

Sports Direct

The Avocado Show

The Kooples

Under Armour

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield

Wereldhave

Banking and finance: asset finance and structured finance Tier 2

The team at Dentons was recently bolstered by the arrival of Jacqueline Bell, who had previously been practising as an independent consultant, in mid-2019. Bell is English law-qualified, and is highly experienced in asset financing matters across the aviation, offshore, and shipping markets, advising on all sides of such matters and heads up the firm's Amsterdam asset finance practice. The firm also houses a structured finance practice led by Marcel Janssen, who primarily acts for lender-side clients, receiving instructions from several of the largest Dutch financial institutions.

Practice head(s):

Jacqueline Bell; Marcel Janssen

Key clients

ING Bank

TUI TravelGroup

APAX

DBRS

Dutch Mortgage Services B.V.

Amsterdam Trade Bank N.V.

Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 2

Dentons is particularly strong in the area of real estate financing, including the acquisition of single properties, real estate portfolios, and the funding of developments. Other key areas of work include acquisition financing, sustainable finance, export finance, and commodity finance. The firm expanded its offering this year, and now offers English law advice with the arrival of Jacqueline Bell from her position as a sole practitioner. Marcel Janssen set up and heads the group, and both partners are very active in the firm's European sustainable finance group.

Practice head(s):

Marcel Janssen; Jacqueline Bell

Key clients

KKR

Gibson

Savills IM

Invel

Forma

Starwood

Aventicum

Bluefield

Construction Tier 2

The construction team at Dentons is particularly strong on contracts for projects in the infrastructure, energy and industrial, and commercial real estate sectors, as well as representing clients in disputes. The practice is led by Bas van Schouwenburg, who is particularly experienced in international projects and Fidic contracts, often working in collaboration with the firm's wider network. The team also provides specialist procurement expertise in the form of Bram Braat, who handles tender process as well as litigation work.

Practice head(s):

Bas van Schouwenburg

Testimonials

Bas van Schouwenburg has experience with building practice, which allows him to quickly understand and respond to the legal context of the issue. This ensures efficient handling of the issue. The essence of the matter is so quickly on the table.

The Dentons Netherlands team offer first class support and advice, and pay attention to the detail. They feel like a very safe pair of hands.

The construction practice of Dentons is really pragmatic, hands-on and they have a great understanding of the business and are able to provide you with a sound advice.

Key clients

Croon Wolter & Dros B.V.

Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam

H&M Hennes & Mauritz Netherlands B.V.

Joh. Mourik & Co Holding B.V.

Klépierre Vastgoed Ontwikkeling B.V.

Leyten Bouwplanontwikkeling B.V.

Municipality of Rotterdam

Stichting Woonstad Rotterdam

TBI Europe B.V.

Thorofinance B.V.

Visser & Smit Hanab B.V.

Sinnalba Group Ltd.

Unibail Rodamco

Wonderwoods Development B.V.

Starwood Capital Group

Beulco GmbH & Co. KG

McCain Foods Holland B.V.

Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

At Dentons, Marc Elshof co-heads Dentons’ European data privacy and security group and is prized by clients for his 'very broad and proactive outlook on GDPR matters and ICT'. Associate Celine van Es is also highlighted for being 'proactive and tenacious'. The team advises a range of Dutch and international clients on adhering to the GDPR, privacy compliance frameworks, consumer tracking, and the processing of health data, as well as data breaches and responses to the regulator. It also offers a 24/7 data breach hotline for insurers' clients.

Practice head(s):

Marc Elshof 

Testimonials

‘I believe that the Dentons Netherlands team has been far and away the best we have dealt with in Europe. They have helped us on an array of issues, including GDPR, websites, cookies, privacy policy, etc.’ 

‘I have worked primarily with Marc Elshof and his team, including Celine van Es. They are extremely knowledgeable, professional and responsive.’ 

‘I have used Marc and his team throughout Europe as a result of their responsiveness and professionalism. Guidance on all GDPR matters in relation to health care.’

‘Marc Elshof has a very broad and proactive look at GDPR matters and ICT.  The GDPR is not easily implementable at our organization. Yet thanks to his very broad & up to date knowledge, his thoroughness, his sharp line of reasoning, Marc has played a key role in the project of implementing the GDPR in our organization in all its aspects. Marc can simplify complicated (GDPR) matters, leaving the client with clear decisions to make, not hesitating to sketch a bigger picture by taking relevant other fields of expertise such as public relations aspects or IT into account.

Celine van Es is the associate we have worked with, she is also very sharp, professional, service-minded, proactive, punctual, precise and tenacious.’

Key clients

3M Company

ING

Wereldhave

Unibail-Rodamco

JRCS Marine Services

Playa Hotels

Velux

a.s.r. Real Estate

Interparking

SkyKick

The Student Hotel

Complete Innovations

EU and competition Tier 2

The Dentons team advises across the spectrum of competition and antitrust issues, with considerable experience in anti-trust litigation. Practice head Marc Kuijper is a 'very talented and insightful lawyer'; Kuijper is advising Turkish company Vestel in respect of a  €2bn claim against the cathode ray tube cartel. Also recommended is Bram Braat, who is 'an immense pleasure to work with'. Braat is acting for a Dutch technology startup SkyGeo in a public procurement dispute over whether the Dutch state has the right to put SkyGeo’s proprietary data into the public domain.

Practice head(s):

Marc Kuijper

Testimonials

The Dentons Litigation team in Amsterdam is a very strong team with excellent resources from top to bottom.’

Marc Kuijper is a very talented and insightful lawyer who provides a rare combination of outstanding litigation skills, great strategic thinking and a calm and thoughtful approach to conflict resolution.’

Bram Braat is not only a super-friendly individual but also an awesome lawyer and a great source of knowledge. One of his strengths is that he can assess an issue and translate it into non-lawyer language. Besides that he has a sense of humour which makes working with him an  immense pleasure.’

Key clients

Total

Avis

Noot Personenvervoer

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

Itautec

Fairtrade

Japan Airlines

SkyGeo

Vestel Trading Companies

Spaansen Holding

Van Gelder Groep

Real estate Tier 2

The 'highly specialised and dedicated' team at Dentons fields lawyers who 'make difficult things simple and easy to understand'. The practice provides 'the full range of services' related to real estate matters, both nationally and for international clients, including AXA Investment Managers. Practice head Wendela Raas is especially known for her commercial leasing practice, while Ines van Dijk focuses on real estate transactions, the structuring of residential and shopping centres, and special sales processes. Other key names to note are Paul Wanders, counsel Jeroen Le Clerq, 'solution-oriented and thoughtfulDirk-Jan Gondrie and Bas van Schouwenburg, who is the construction specialist.

Practice head(s):

Wendela Raas

Testimonials

It was very pleasant to work with experts in their fields who were efficient and cooperative.

The Dentons team provided solid and clear advice on a large construction project. They are reliable and provide the full range of services necessary for a real estate developer.

The team is well organised and have a good knowledge about the subject. The team we work with knows us really well and this creates a good relation between us and them. This also makes sure that we both know what we can expect from each other.

Wendela Raas and Jeroen Leclerq have a very clear way in which they analyse the problem at hand and can explain in a clear way which are the legal options to deal with the situation.

Dirk-Jan Gondrie is a great person for legal advice, solution-oriented and thoughtful, especially at the negotiation table.

Highly specialised and dedicated team with very pragmatic lawyers.

They are always there for us. They go that extra mile and they involve specialists if necessary.

Very good communication skills, very pragmatic, they make difficult things simple and easy to understand.

Specialised in tenancy law. Quick responses.

Best in class in terms of knowledge and on time delivery of advice. Well designed strategical and practical solutions.

Key clients

Altera

Aroundtown

ASR

Aventicum

Avis

AXA IM

Bouwinvest

CBRE Global Investors

Cushman & Wakefield

Deka Immobilien

Europa Capital

Foot Locker

Hines

HVBM Vastgoed

IWG Plc

Kildare

Kronos Solar Project GmbH

Royal FloraHolland

Savills IM

Starwood Capital Group

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield

Union Investment Real Estate

Under Armour

VGP

Wereldhave

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

The Dentons restructuring and insolvency team has in-depth industry knowledge, with particular expertise in debtor representation, as well as advising lenders and sponsors. Key clients include Gibson Brands, Breevast, and OSX Leasing Group. Practice head Wouter Jongepier is 'well regarded' as a bankcruptcy trustee. Co-head Krijn Hoogenboezem is praised for his 'extensive knowledge' of multi-jurisdictional insolvency matters. Hoogenboezem is a key individual in assisting Gibson Brands with bankruptcy proceedings for subsidiary Gibson Innovations Netherlands.

Practice head(s):

Wouter Jongepier; Krijn Hoogenboezem

Testimonials

Krijn Hoogenboezem is exceptionally intelligent, yet practical. Also, he is a pleasure to work with in general‘.

Wouter Jongepier is very well regarded as a bankruptcy trustee, especially in more complex cases. Krijn Hoogenboezem is a clever, hands-on lawyer, with a broad restructuring practice‘.

The Dentons Restructuring and Insolvency team in the Netherlands has an intimate knowledge of insolvency law. The team has a particular strength in, and is best known for, debtor representation, although it regularly advises lenders and sponsors as well‘.

The team is engaged and practical, building on their knowledge and experience as court appointed receivers in high profile international matters. They take time to present a solution that helps to achieve my business’s ambition‘.

Krijn Hoogenboezem stands out for his can-do approach and practical attitude. High pace thinker. Very approachable, surrounded by a friendly and very competent team. Krijn combines his extensive knowledge on domestic and international insolvency law with his partnership approach‘.

Key clients

Gibson Brands LLC

Breevast B.V.

Herman Jansen Beverage Group B.V.

Wallich Securities B.V.

Estro Kinderopvang B.V.

OSX Leasing Group B.V.

The Gores Group

LK Bennett Holland B.V.

Jobbird.com B.V.

Air Berlin B.V.

ZED+ B.V.

Boer & Croon

Banking and finance: Financial services regulatory Tier 3

Practice head Marcel Janssen and his team at  Dentons were joined in June 2019 by Jacqueline Bell, who is able to draw on her previous in-house experience with ABN Amro Bank, Dutch development bank FMO and specialist investment fund platform IPF Partners. Work undertaken by the firm includes providing compliance advice, assisting with anti-money laundering and MiFID II implementation, and relocating financial services companies. Clients include Dutch and international banks, and transport, energy, and fintech companies. Jeroen den Hamer left the firm in 2019, and in 2020, Arno Voerman and Pien Kerckhaert joined from Van Doorne and Finnius, respectively.

Practice head(s):

Marcel Janssen

Banking and finance: lender or arranger side Tier 3

Dentons' integrated and international approach is bolstered by the team's ability to 'rapidly pull out resources from other departments and other jurisdictions'. The firm counts among its clients alternative lenders, including Roundshield Partners, as well as an impressive roster of domestic and global banks. Key areas in terms of financing are energy and real estate. The practice is headed by Marcel Janssen, and Jacqueline Bell, who is a recent arrival from a sole practitioner position, and has a notable focus on trade commodity finance and transport finance in the aviation, shipping and offshore industries. Jeroen den Hamer left the firm in March 2019.

Practice head(s):

Marcel Janssen; Jacqueline Bell

Testimonials

The team is extremely reactive and available, they understand the commercial aspects and when to push and not to push and are on top of everything. They lead the transactions very smoothly and could rapidly pull out resources from other departments and other jurisdictions. It very much feels like it’s an A+ team in a true global law firm.

Jacqueline Bell was fantastic. She is an impeccable professional, she knows every detail of the documentation and is always spot on with each piece of advice and in each negotiation. She is fully available and completely involved. She is the kind of lawyer that one can rely on and totally trust with the entire transaction. She has excellent communication on the transaction as well as on billing, so there are no bad surprises at the end of the deal.

Key clients

ING Bank

Rabobank

Amsterdam Trade Bank N.V.

HSBC

BNG Bank

Credit Suisse

Berlin Hyp

RoundShield Partners

Swedbank

IPF Partners

Commercial, corporate and M&a Tier 3

With a 'hands-on and personal approach' the team at Dentons provides a wealth of M&A, corporate and private equity expertise. The group has a track record in transactions in the energy sector and leverages its global network to handle transactions involving China, Russia, CIS countries and Latin American jurisdictions. Casper Haket is the seasoned team head and Kuif Klein Wassink, who is global co-chair of the private equity practice, brings 'calm to sometimes hectic deals'. David Griston co-chairs the global energy group and has considerable cross-border M&A experience in the sector.

Practice head(s):

Casper Haket

Testimonials

The team is very hands-on, has a very personal approach and feels like an extension of our own legal team rather than an outside counsel. This approach also works very well with counter parties and their counsel.’

‘Kuif Klein Wassink is very relaxed and brings some calm to sometimes hectic deals.

Key clients

AIG

Black & Decker

ENI

Equinor (Statoil)

Eurus Energy

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts

Noble Energy

Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA)

Procter & Gamble

Savills Investment Management

TKH Group NV

Total

VKR/Velux

Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 3

Dentons is particularly prominent in cross-border litigation matters, either as local counsel for other international offices of the firm or as lead counsel, with notable recent cases involving Brazil, the Cayman Islands, and Turkey, along with the firm's strong connections in China. The litigation group is led by Michel Deckers, whose practice is focused on corporate and securities litigation, directors' and supervisory board members liability, and collective actions. Anouk Rosielle is another key name within the team, and is recommended for her work on cartel damages cases and insolvency-related litigation.

Practice head(s):

Michel Deckers

Testimonials

The team provides very effective advice on complex international litigation before Dutch courts.

Anouk Rosielle was really impressive. She completely dominated the aspects of Dutch law that could impact our case and was really important to give us the orientation we needed to assist the client.

Anouk Rosiele is a brilliant litigator and very impressive in providing quick but in-depth and direct to the point advice. We find her extremely smart in building effective legal arguments and a compelling litigation strategy.

Michel Deckers is a very experienced and thoughtful partner who brings respect and leadership and is able to build bridges among parties.

Key clients

Breevast

Citco

(STAK) Funda

Japan Airlines

Johnson Controls

Vestel

UBS

Van Gelder

Dentsply Sirona Inc

Energy: regulatory Tier 3

Dentons combines its capabilities in corporate, finance, projects, environmental, regulatory and tax to form a powerful energy team. The practice group under the leadership of 'outstanding' Jan Jakob Peelen and David Griston advises companies on upstream oil and gas matters and handles major energy infrastructure projects, financings and public-private partnerships. The team is also active in the renewables sector covering wind, solar and biomass.

Practice head(s):

Jan Jakob Peelen; David Griston

Other key lawyers:

Dieuwke Kis

Testimonials

‘Very pro-active approach by competent team.

Jan Jakob Peelen is an outstanding lawyer and very pleasant person to work with.

Key clients

BECC

BNG Bank

BP

Eni

Eurus Energy

Noble Energy

Rosatom

Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA)

RoundShield Partners

RWE

Statoil

Total

Environment and planning Tier 3

The Dentons public law practice has a strong focus on energy, infrastructure and real estate development. The firm's renewable energy work has grown considerably and it advises energy companies RWE, Eurus, BECC, and Total. Practice head Jan Jakob Peelen is advising Eurus Energy Group on its acquisition of six Wind farms from Yard. Clients praise Peelen's 'responsive' and 'pragmatic' approach. Valentijn Leijh is also noted and is advising HKS Scrap Metals on environmental law and waste water regulations, alongside Peelen.  

Practice head(s):

Jan Jakob Peelen

Testimonials

We work with Jan Jakob Peelen and really appreciate working with him. We are quite selective when working with lawyers. In these busy times we need lawyers that act as an extension of our team. Lawyers that are responsive, knowledgeable, hands-on, pragmatic, deliver easy to understand advice and that can take us by the hand if needed. He definitely qualifies as such. We look forward to working with him in the many years to come!

They are well aware of the latest developments. They can analyze our questions well and ask the right questions. They are reliable in quality, comply with agreements and are involved. They are cost-conscious and there is sufficient time to discuss matters‘.

Dentons is able to develop a planning strategy in a very early stage together with us and thus based on our desired real estate development strategy, which allows us to develop a project based on our strategy, but ensuring that we are able to get zoning/building approval in time‘.

Valentijn Leijh is a real sparring partner for us in our strategic decisions. Because we involve Dentons in an early stage, Dentons is able to develop a planning strategy advise and combined with our development efforts the advice has to date been 100% successful: it has led to 2 irrevocable zoning plans, 4 irrevocable building permits and 2 water permits for over 1,000 dwellings in the last 5 years. The costs invested in the planning advice in the pre-phase are easily returned, since it also leads to the outcome that we hardly have to fight appeals against zoning plans/permits‘.

Key clients

RWE

Total

Bluefield Partners

HKS Scrap Metals

RoundShield Partners

CTF Amsterdam

BECC B.V.

Eurus Energy

Susquehanna International Securities

PLUS Vastgoed BV/ PLUSRetail BV

Industry focus: Information technology Tier 3

IT and data protection specialist Marc Elshof heads up the practice at Dentons. The team's expertise spans software licensing issues, outsourcings, hardware sales, cloud computing agreements, and claims arising from failed IT projects. This is combined with IP and data protection experience in the Dutch market and globally. On the IP front, Tjibbe Douma handles patents and trade secrets cases in the technology sector.

Practice head(s):

Marc Elshof

Key clients

The Student Hotel

SkyKick

Jetbrains

Imbema

Thomson Reuters

Multisafepay

Assia

Bauer Media

Project finance and PFI Tier 3

Dentons is active across a broad range of project finance work, including advising lenders, project sponsors and contractors on major infrastructure, energy, utilities and transport projects. Practice head Marcel Janssen is experienced in a variety of finance work, and the team regularly collaborates with energy sector specialist Jan Jakob Peelen. The team recently added English-qualified Jacqueline Bell, who had previously been an independent consultant, while Jeroen den Hamer departed for an in-house position.

Practice head(s):

Marcel Janssen

Key clients

Rabobank

BNG Bank

RoundShield Partners

Macquarie

Bluefield

Centenary Rural Development Bank

Stichting Groenfonds

TBM Europe B.V.

Employment Tier 4

The employment team at Dentons is particularly recommended for advice on the employment aspects of acquisitions and corporate reorganisations, particularly in cross-border cases utilising the firm's wider network. The firm also advises on standalone employment matters, including those involving unions and works councils. The practice is jointly led by experienced litigator Epke Spijkerman and the more internationally-focused Eugenie Nunes.

Practice head(s):

Eugenie Nunes; Epke Spijkerman

Testimonials

Highly professional and dedicated, smart and pragmatic.’

Eugenie Nunes is client focused, smart, problem solving.

The team is knowledgable, knows the market very well, easy to work with and add values to the clients.

Very quick in providing legal information which is relevant for the practice

The team is pragmatic and very solution orientated. Advice is operational and value adding for the clients. Eugenie Nunes stands out being extremely internationally focused and knowing the market as well as the UK market very well. 

Eugenie Nunes is exception – in an incredibly legally difficult jurisdiction – she will always find a way to get where we want. Also prepared to have difficult conversions with the business leaders

Key clients

AXA

BP

CBRE

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts

MHI Vestas

Citco

VMRD

Zayo

Spencer Stuart

LOC-Group

Pegasystems

Fonterra

China Airlines

Energy: transactional Tier 4

Dentons' energy team, which consists of corporate, finance, projects, environmental, regulatory and tax lawyers, is involved in a significant amount of transactions in the energy space such as mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures for Dutch and international companies. The team is also handling an increased number of biomass and waste-to-energy projects. Newly appointed co-head David Griston and Jan Jakob Peelen lead the practice together.

Practice head(s):

David Griston; Jan Jakob Peelen

Other key lawyers:

David Shearer

Key clients

BECC

BNG Bank

BP

Eni

Eurus Energy

Equinor (Statoil)

Noble Energy

Rosatom

Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA)

RoundShield Partners

RWE

Total

Tax Tier 4

The 'very technical, practical and solution-oriented' team at Dentons is 'dedicated to finding practical solutions and understanding the client's business'. The firm's 'excellent industry knowledge' stands out especially in the energy sector, where the practice advises energy companies, shipbuilders, and offshore contractors. The key contact for such clients is Jurjen Bevers, who 'can easily deal with foreign tax systems' and 'quickly sees the big picture'. Bevers jointly heads the practice with 'pragmatic adviserHeico Reinoud, who is always 'prepared to engage in collaborative discussions to understand and resolve challenges'. Another key area of strength for the practice is tax litigation.

Practice head(s):

Jurjen Bevers; Heico Reinoud

Testimonials

High quality. Great industry knowledge. Innovative. Pragmatic. Strong strategic view.

Jurjen Bevers, tax partner: an all-round international tax professional with very good analytical skills. Educated in the Netherlands, he has proven to be easy to work with, connect to and can easily deal with foreign tax systems. This is helpful for the discussions we have all around the globe (e.g. UK, Norway, US, Australia, Mexico, Brazil). He quickly sees the big picture, while being capable of pinpointing details where needed. He has shown a profound interest in understanding our company’s way of working and recognising its main value drivers. Wesley Boldewijn, associate: good analytical and social skills with a wide range of expertise. Able to overcome cultural differences, and driven to keep the overall company strategy in mind.

Excellent industry knowledge. Team knows to translate industry practice to tax advice.

Jurjen Bevers and Wesley Boldewijn are excellent tax lawyers, who not only have an eye for the client, but for the industry they advise as a whole.

We had a good experience with Dentons Netherlands and we especially appreciated their capability to provide tailored and practical tax advice to our specific situations rather than theoretical comments. They also demonstrated a very good technical knowledge and a swift reaction when we needed them.

Very technical, practical and solution-oriented. I would also say that they were fair in their approach and provided straight to the point advice without complicating matters.

Dedicated to finding practical solutions and understanding the client’s business. Responsive to requests.

Heico Reinoud has been involved with the setup and growth of our business since its inception, and has become an important contributor to the overall success of new strategies.

The tax team, co-ordinated by Heico Reinoud, works very well with other experts across the firm’s service base to assist effective implementation of complex advice, rather than simply rendering advice and leaving the client to implement it without practical and effective assistance.

Heico Reinoud is a pragmatic adviser, prepared to engage in collaborative discussions to understand and resolve challenges in a practically minded fashion. It is easy to pick up the phone to Heico and bounce ideas off him. It short-cuts identification of solutions and elimination of ideas that are not viable. Once matters have been narrowed down, Heico also provides concise documented advice, which does not labour under endless caveats and irrelevant substance.

Key clients

AIG

Beazley

CBRE Global Investors

Citycon

Gilde

Globalworth Real Estate Investments

Invel Real Estate Partners

NEPI Rockcastle

Novapars

Quint Wellington Redwood

Seaway Heavy Lifting/Subsea 7

Technip

Triacta

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

Dentons' intellectual property team is led by Alexander Odle, a 'seasoned' practitioner. The firm's client roster includes Simpel, Mag Instrument, Chequepoint, Finfort Investment, and Fernandes. The team's skills range from litigation to advisory work and portfolio management and it works in close co-operation with the IT/data protection group.

Practice head(s):

Alexander Odle

Testimonials

Alexander Odle has a sharp business mind and this combined with thorough legal knowledge makes him a go-to lawyer for trademark matters, also because he is a pleasant person to work with‘.

The non-patent IP team is now in the hands of Mr. Alexander Odle. He is a seasoned and very well respected IP lawyer, known for his in depth knowledge, analytical qualities and great service mindedness. It is very likely that he will be able to attract other first tier soft IP lawyers‘.

Key clients

Simpel.nl B.V.

Mag Instrument, Inc

Chequepoint grp

Finfort Investment

Fernandes

Private equity Tier 5

In addition to frequently acting as Dutch and European counsel for US private equity powerhouses, Dentons' private equity practice stands out for its tax driven private equity work advising clients on the full gamit of corporate and tax services. The team is particularly proficient in advising on management participations and the setup of equity plans. Kuif Klein Wassink, who advises on equity buyouts in the mid and high end market, leads the team together with private equity tax expert Marnix Veldhuijzen.

Practice head(s):

Kuif Klein Wassink; Marnix Veldhuijzen

Key clients

Abraaj Group

Bluefield Partners

Cathay Investments

CBRE Global Investors

CLSA

Gilde

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts

Opportunity Partners

TINC

Triacta

Vendis Capital

DIF Capital Partners

Dentons is the world’s largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Referral Network. Dentons’ polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.

With 180+ offices in over 75 countries, Dentons’ global team builds agile, tailored solutions to meet the local, national and global needs of private and public clients of any size.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and Finance Marcel Janssen marcel.janssen@dentons.com
Competition and Antitrust Litigation Bram Baat bram.baat@dentons.com
Competition and Antitrust Litigation Marc Kuijper marc.kuijper@dentons.com
Construction Bas van Schouwenburg bas.vanschouwenburg@dentons.com
Corporate and M&A Kuif Klein Wassink kuif.kleinwassink@dentons.com
Corporate and M&A Casper Haket casper.haket@dentons.com
Employment and Labor Eugenie Nunes eugenie.nunes@dentons.com
Environmental Law / Energy Jan Jakob Peelen janjakob.peelen@dentons.com
Intellectual Property and Technology Tjibbe Douma tjibbe.douma@dentons.com
Litigation and Dispute Resolution Michel Deckers michel.deckers@dentons.com
Litigation and Dispute Resolution Anouk Rosielle anouk.rosielle@dentons.com
Real Estate Wendela Raas wendela.raas@dentons.com
Real Estate Pieter van Delden pieter.vandelden@dentons.com
Real Estate Paul Wanders paul.wanders@dentons.com
Real Estate Cornélie Arnouts cornelie.arnouts@dentons.com
Real Estate Martin Daverschot martin.daverschot@dentons.com
Real Estate Dirk-Jan Gondrie dirk-jan.gondrie@dentons.com
Restructuring and Insolvency Krijn Hoogenboezem krijn.hoogenboezem@dentons.com
Restructuring and Insolvency Wouter Jongepier wouter.jongepier@dentons.com
Notary services Ines van Dijk ines.vandijk@dentons.com
Notary services Jan-Mathijs Hermans jan-mathijs.hermans@dentons.com
Privacy and Cyber Security Marc Elshof marc.elshof@dentons.com
Public law Valentijn Leijh valentijn.leijh@dentons.com
Tax Jurjen Bevers jurjen.bevers@dentons.com
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