Firm Profile > DLA Piper > Amsterdam, Netherlands

DLA Piper
AMSTELVEENSEWEG 638
1081 JJ AMSTERDAM
Netherlands

Banking and finance: lender or arranger side Tier 2

At DLA Piper, Lex Oosterling regularly advises Rabobank, ING Bank and ABN AMRO Bank on leveraged finance, as well as assisting with asset-based and fund lending combinations. Max Mayer focuses on the private credit fund segment, and is also active in the corporate finance area. Another key contact at the practice is Gerard Kneppers, who advises clients in the energy and infrastructure project space on financing matters. In a recent example, Kneppers assisted ING Bank with the financing one of the largest  portfolios of ground mounted, solar and rooftop projects in the Netherlands.

Practice head(s):

Lex Oosterling

Key clients

Rabobank

ING Bank

ABN AMRO

Berlin Hyp

De Nederlandsche Bank

Triodos Bank

Financieringsmaatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden (FMO)

Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten (BNG)

Astronergy

Knab

NatWest Markets

Demir Halkbank

Pemberton Asset Management (Private Debt)

HPS Investment Partners

CVC Credit Partners

Barings (Private Debt)

KKR Credit

Permira Private Credit

TIP Trailer

Bencis Capital

IK Invest

Gilde Equity Management

Actief Interim

Vitruvian Partners

Carlyle Technology Partners

NPM Capital  / Ploeger Oxbo

Talpa

Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 2

Financial services litigation specialist Ewald Netten heads the litigation group at DLA Piper, which acts for several market-leading Dutch and multinational clients. The team is particularly strong in the fields of contentious procurement matters, corporate litigation, and disputes in the energy and finance sectors. Other key figures within the team include Paul Hopman, who focuses on disputes between financial institutions and their customers, and corporate litigator Marnix Holtzer. Also of note were the arrivals of two new associates from Houthoff in the form of administrative law specialist Arjen de Snoo and procurement expert Janet Meesters.

Practice head(s):

Ewald Netten

Testimonials

Over the years, we have developed a strong and efficient working relationship with DLA, as a result of which DLA is very well aware of and understands the policies and procedures of our company. It can therefore provide tailor-made hands on advice and can anticipate the requirements and sensitive points that may arise.

Paul Hopman is also undoubtedly an asset for DLA’s team, sharp and analytical, while being constantly focused at the end result. Although head of office, Paul has a really strong focus on providing good client service.

Key clients

DEME Group

ING

Airbus

NatWest

AkzoNobel

ABN AMRO

SABIC

Intergamma

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Rabobank

Cushman & Wakefield

SNS Reaal

VEON

ACT Commodities Group

Nationale Borg-Maatschappij (now: Amtrust International Underwriters DAC)

Demir-Halk Bank (DHB Bank)

Saab Technologies B.V.

Converse/Nik

Industry focus: Information technology Tier 2

The 'highly effective' team at DLA Piper handles the full gamut of IT mandates and its expertise extends to fintech and data security issues. Much of its work is multi-jurisdictional, often involving the outsourcing or migration of IT systems. Joris Willems is a 'hard core IT specialist with an impressive clientele', which includes Atos, beIN Sports and the Dutch Central Bank. Richard van Schaik is a name to note for his experience across IT, especially data protection and media-related work. Legal director Khaled Dadi is also 'highly recommended' for advisory and contentious matters.

Practice head(s):

Joris Willems

Testimonials

‘The IT/IP practice of DLA Amsterdam is a highly effective and diverse team with experienced lawyers. They deliver top tier quality.’

‘Joris Willems: very experienced, sharp and pleasant negotiator. With Joris on your side, you will get the best outcome and results. Joris is a long term hard core IT specialist with an impressive clientele.’

‘Broad diverse expertise, where can assess risks and give practical advice.  Always appreciate business perspective.’

‘Joris Willems and Khaled Dadi are in particular our go to people – always willing to prioritize, and give efficient practical advice.  Highly recommend both of them.’

Key clients

ING Bank

De Nederlandsche Bank

Royal Reesink

beIN Sports

Vodafone-Ziggo

Irdeto

Naspers

Insight TV

Unilever

Interactive Advertising Bureau Nederland

Fugro

VEON

CeGeKa

Nemetschek

Combell Group

Real estate Tier 2

DLA Piper's 'network is invaluable', according to one client, and it frequently works with its international offices. In recent highlights, the practice was instructed in a number of cross-border matters by Intervest Offices & Warehouses, including turnkey projects, and sale-and-leaseback transactions, worth €250m in total. Practice head Monique Laenen and hotel industry specialist Rutger Oranje 'form a winning team'. Also recommended are Hans-Mark Giezen, who 'always thinks from a commercial perspective', and Leen van der Marel. The was further bolstered by the arrival of Mirjam Hinskens - van Neck from the Supreme Court of the Netherlands in April 2019.

Practice head(s):

Monique Laenen

Testimonials

As a large international company with presence in over 100 countries, the DLA Piper network is invaluable. We have been working with projects in Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland simultaneously and that the teams have been able to cooperate cross-border has been key for us. The team provides top level legal services. We are also impressed that they are able to advise us on commercial issues and we use them more as a partner for entering the market, than just a legal service provider.

Hans-Mark Giezen is a very experienced and all-around lawyer who is capable of providing sound legal advice. He is pragmatic and is focused on finding a solution in order for the client to achieve the best deal. I would described Hans-Mark as a lawyer that knows what he is talking about. He always thinks from a commercial perspective and that is an added value for a lawyer. Kirsy Corten is a young rising star within the practice group. She has an excellent eye for details. She is skilled, (commercially) fast thinking and provides excellent legal advice that is practical. She is a legal jewel.

Leen van der Marel is the best in the Netherlands.

Pragmatic, client focused, always available.

Monique Laenen and Axel Visschedijk are very client focused, very quick to respond, pragmatic and solution-focused when dealing with complex and difficult negotiations.

DLA’s real estate team is put together in such a way that all legal disciplines relevant in this respect are represented (private/civil law, leasing law and administrative law), and not many Dutch law firms have this in order.

Monique Laenen stands out as a notary and leader of the real estate team. She is a very solid legal expert and is pleasant to work with.

Knowledge combined with creativity and response time!

Rutger Oranje and Monique Laenen form a winning team.

The real estate practice of DLA is one of the best practice groups in real estate in the Netherlands. The team is knowledgeable and pragmatic.

Key clients

Gazely/GLP

Prologis

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Intervest Offices & Warehouses NV

Urban Industrial

RJB Group

Patrizia AG

Urban Real Estate Partners

Rasmala Investment Bank Limited

Aspen Group

Ares Management Limited

APF International

Neo Capital

Barings Real Estate

Tax Tier 2

At DLA Piper, the 'extremely knowledgeable' tax team works to 'understand client requirements first' then 'provides advice accordingly'. As well as advising on the tax aspects of M&A transactions, the practice also draws on the firm's global reach to assist with a wide range of other tax matters, including state aid assessments, transfer pricing planning, and executive and employee compensation packages. Practice head Daan Arends specialises in the international VAT aspects of e-commerce and customs planning. Gabriël van Gelder is a key name for deal structuring for various US private equity firms, including The Carlyle Group. Jean Paul Dresen is another key contact. Jian-Cheng Ku made partner in May 2019.

Practice head(s):

Daan Arends

Testimonials

The team has all the knowledge to advise my clients. They are pro-active in their approach.

Pro-active, knowledgeable, practical approach.

Simplify complicated tax matters for their clients. Always proactive when it comes to providing tax advice. Extremely efficient and solution-oriented when there are challenges. Work in a holistic manner covering tax aspects from all work streams (financing, structuring and property). Good working relationship with the Dutch tax authorities as well as other law firms.

Extremely knowledgeable and on top of tax law changes. Articulate ideas in a very simplistic manner to clients. Understand client requirements first and work to provide advice accordingly. Knowledgeable about GCC client base tax requirements & Islamic finance structuring. Worked closely with Jean Paul Dressen and Sebastiaan Wijsman and it was great having them on our team.

Key clients

The Carlyle Group

Elliott Management

The Walt Disney Company

Service Now

RBS / NatWest Markets

The Baupost Group

Hugo Boss

Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL)

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT)

John Swire & Sons / Mibenta

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Gazeley

Neo Capital

Rasmala Investment Bank

Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 3

The finance team at DLA Piper has seen a recent uptick in acquisition finance and leveraged finance work, and is instructed on a wide range of deals in this space. Lex Oosterling heads the team; Gerard Kneppers is highly regarded for borrowers in the energy sector; and Max Mayer is a key contact for work involving private equity. The firm is also notable for its work on cross-border mandates, both coordinating deals and working with other offices of the firm.

Practice head(s):

Lex Oosterling

Key clients

ING Bank

ABN AMRO

Berlin Hyp

De Nederlandsche Bank

Triodos Bank

Financieringsmaatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden

Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten

Astronergy

Knab

NatWest Markets

Demir Halkbank

Pemberton Asset Management

HPS Investment Partners

CVC Credit Partners

Barings (Private Debt)

KKR Credit

Permira Private Credit

TIP Trailer

Bencis Capital

IK Invest

Gilde Equity Management

Actief Interim

Vitruvian Partners

Carlyle  Technology Partners

NPM Capital  / Ploeger Oxbo

Talpa

Banking and finance: Financial services regulatory Tier 3

Paul Hopman's team at DLA Piper advises on the full gamut of non-contentious regulatory advice, including assisting with market access and anti-money laundering, conduct supervision, and prudential supervision. Clients include national and foreign insurance companies, payment service providers, investment fund managers, issuers and other financial services providers, as well as companies with a different core business including Tesla, ADP and Lufthansa. The practice also has particular expertise in advising on the regulatory aspects of M&A, both nationally and at a cross-border level.

Practice head(s):

Paul Hopman

Key clients

Rabobank

ING Bank

Enel Insurance

Nederlandse Financieringsmaatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden (FMO)

Natwest

Knab

Tesla

MoneyCorp

Demir Halkbank

NN Bank

Oyens & Van Eeghen

Commercial, corporate and M&a Tier 3

The DLA Piper team is praised by clients as 'outstanding and commercially minded'. Group head Daphne Bens advises on complex cross-border M&A transactions and has a focus on the technology sector, while Pieter Paul Terpstra's extensive cross-border expertise adds Aegon, Zurich Insurance Group and Commonwealth Investments to his client roster. The team was recently bolstered by the recruitment of Henk Arnold Sijnja, who joined from Baker McKenzie and brings extensive cross-border public and private M&A, IPO and joint venture expertise. Senior associate Stefan Spaan also joined from Allen & Overy LLP.

Practice head(s):

Daphne Bens

Testimonials

We needed an M&A team who were outstanding, commercially-minded, showed initiative, and who could explain complex Dutch law issues to us clearly. The DLA Piper team achieved all of this.’

‘The DLA Piper team operates as a team. They explore a team approach to the customer. The team consists of the best experts for the specific case, but can easily be scaled up with other experts from the organisation when the customer or DLA Piper thinks it’s necessary. People are friendly but straight to the point and have their own professional judgement, even if the customer has other ideas and those ideas are not in the best interest of the customer.’

The team operates decently, even when the opponent is less decent. The members of the team all are perfect representatives of the decent DLA Piper company. They really understand what I want and want to help us get there. They are trusted advisers and care about the company they are advising.’

‘Very commercial, pragmatic and diligent in their work. Strong dedication and timely delivery of work.’

Key clients

FOX Networks Group

Rabobank / RBS

Nemetschek

Royal Reesink

John Swire & Sons

ForFarmers

Ploeger Oxbo Group

bpost

General Electric Company

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC)

BASF

Transdev

Aegon

Astronergy

The Financial Times

Société Génerale

UGI Corp

China Water

Rheem Manufacturing

Construction Tier 3

DLA Piper is home to a strong procurement team led by Janet Meesters, who also jointly runs the broader construction practice with Hans-Mark Giezen. The team acts for large contractors as well as developer-side clients on large-scale projects, renovations, and developments. The firm is also notable for its significant sector expertise, and is often instructed by clients in the infrastructure, waste management, energy, and education spaces.

Practice head(s):

Hans-Mark Giezen; Janet Meesters

Testimonials

Very great enthusiastic team with a lot of knowledge.

Hans Mark Giezen is a very experienced and all-around lawyer that is capable of providing sound legal advice. He deals with complex matter in an easy way and is decisive in negotiations.

Leen van der Marel is the best in construction law there is.

Monique Laenen and Axel Visschedijk are very client focused, always looking for solutions in complex situations.

Key clients

Dura Vermeer

ArcelorMittal

Technical University Delft

Asset Rail B.V.

DEME Group

NH Hotels

Besix S.A

RED Company

Being Development

Arcadis Nederland

Intervest

Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 3

DLA Piper has a 'closely connected and very responsive' arbitration team with an 'aggressive market approach that is bold and entrepreneurial'. The practice makes use of its close links with the greater dispute resolution department and transaction groups to assist clients from various sectors including construction, commercial and corporate. Practice head Michiel Coenraads, who leads a team which is representing Lotus Enerji in a €100m ICSID investment arbitration against Turkmenistan, impresses with his 'excellent court room and hearing presence'. Marnix Holtzer is also recommended. Associate Jorian Hamster, formerly of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, stands out for his 'great knowledge of international law and investment disputes'. Wouter de Clerck left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Michiel Coenraads

Testimonials

DLA Piper Amsterdam fields a young  and dedicated arbitration team. Headed by corporate law expert Michiel Coenraads – supported by senior associates Wouter de Clerck and Jorian Hamster, the team acts in a number of high profile matters. Perhaps most relevant is the enforcement battle between Gazprom and Naftogaz of a Swedish arbitral award, before the Amsterdam Court of Appeals.

The closely connected and very responsive team showed mastery of the many cross-border aspects of the case.

These guys have made an impressive journey over the past couple of years. They are doing big ticket work (enforcement and merits) including a 3bn enforcement case for Gazprom. They are also pretty active in the corporate arbitration market with joint venture disputes, post M&A work, etc. They are very smart in using experts from the global DLA Piper network and by doing so they have a competitive edge over the domestic firms or less integrated international firms. I particular like their aggressive market approach that is bold and entrepreneurial yet high quality. I expect a lot of them in the coming years!

Michiel Coenraads – impressive guy, excellent court room and hearing presence, commercially minded, quick to grasp numbers and ideas, extremely fast thinker. Tough but fun guy. Wouter de Clerck – very nice guy to work with, smart, technically very gifted, sophisticated. Jorian Hamster – an associate to watch, great knowledge of international law and investment disputes. I’m sure we’re going to hear more about him!

Recommended: Michiel Coenraads, Frank Van De Wakker.

Key clients

PJSC Gazprom

DEME

Veon

Airbus

Wintershall

Employment Tier 3

The team at DLA Piper  is led by Hélène Bogaard, who is highly experienced in the employment and pensions aspects of major corporate transactions, along with a significant sector expertise in aviation, acting for large clients such as EasyJet.  The team is also active in litigation and other stand-alone employment work,  including on union and works council negotiations, restructuring, and pensions, where counsel Erik Lutjens is prticularly well-regarded.

Practice head(s):

Hélène Bogaard

Key clients

easyJet

AkzoNobel

LeasePlan

Commvault

NetApp

SABIC

Diebold Nixdorf

Pensioenfonds Vervoer

Stichting Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds voor de Bouwnijverheid

Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP

Environment and planning Tier 3

DLA Piper's environment and planning team falls within the firm's litigation and regulatory practice. Its public law expertise includes environment and planning skills which are applied to the real estate, energy, manufacturing, transport and infrastructure sectors. The firm has particular experience in real estate and advises on project development and transactional matters. Ewald Netten heads the litigation and regulatory practice, while Arjen de Snoo is head of environment and planning; Snoo is advising the Municipality of Urk on a new housing area, business park and harbour.

Practice head(s):

Ewald Netten; Arjen de Snoo

Key clients

GEM Spiegelhout

Segro

BG Retail / Bricorama

PWN

Municipality Urk

Rijkswaterstaat

John Swire & Sons, Argent Energy Netherlands

HSH Nordbank

Claire’s

Omrin

SABIC

Braskem

Dover Corporation

EU and competition Tier 3

The DLA Piper team has a 'hands-on mentality' with particular expertise in M&A transactions, regularly advising clients in first- and second phase merger filings before the European Commission and the ACM. Recent mergers the firm has handled include the Société Générale and Carlyle Group transactions, both of which were led by Legal Director Martijn van Wanroij. In May 2018 the firm's practice was strengthened with the arrival of Legal Director Janet Meesters from Houthoff. Litigation and regulatory practice head Ewald Netten, competition practice head Léon Korsten and senior associate Sophie Gilliam are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Ewald Netten; Léon Korsten

Testimonials

The DLA Piper team is very straight forward and helpful in M&A acquisitions and has a hands-on mentality‘.

Leon Korsten deserves a special mention. Leon proved to be a knowledgeable lawyer, always working towards the envisaged result, combining a good balance between solid legal advice and a pragmatic, business-oriented approach‘.

Key clients

Asset Rail

Saab Technologies

Discovery Communications Europe

Royal Reesink

Sakata Europe

Stichting Het Rijksmuseum

Ngage Media

Carlyle Group

Dura Vermeer

Terraq

Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences Tier 3

The team at DLA Piper provides a blend of IP, regulatory, corporate and tax advice, and can leverage the firm's global network of lawyers and patent attorneys. European patent attorney and group co-head Johan Renes advises clients ranging from start-ups to big pharmaceuticals companies; and fellow co-head Paul Reeskamp has a focus on patent and other IP disputes. Henk Arnold Sijnja joined the team from Baker McKenzie in 2019 and brings considerable experience advising life sciences businesses, biotech companies and investors on transactional work.

Practice head(s):

Johan Renes; Paul Reeskamp

Key clients

Fresenius Kabi

Uniqure

Allergan

Scenic Biotech

MBH International A/S

Dechra Pharmaceuticals

Merus N.V

Exponential Biotherapies Inc.

Emotional Brain

Amsterdam Medical Centre

Industry focus: Media and entertainment Tier 3

The team at DLA Piper has particular expertise acting on matters which are at 'the intersection of media and technology'. The practice provides advice on data protection matters to a number of clients in the field of digital and personalised advertising, including Interactive Advertising Bureau Nederland. Another area of strength for the firm is within the sports sector. The team assists leagues, clubs, agencies, event promoters, and sponsors with matters ranging from stadium and arena development to staging and exploiting live sports. Joris Willems, noted for his 'strong commercial sense', heads the practice jointly with Richard van Schaik.

Practice head(s):

Richard van Schaik; Joris Willems

Testimonials

Strong cross-industry expertise, so can take account of business issues at the intersection of media and technology.

Joris Willems and Khaled Dadi are both great lawyers with a strong commercial sense.

 

Key clients

Insight TV

ASICS

Goldman Sachs

Rituals

Zenimax

Interactive Advertising Bureau Nederland (IAB Nederland)

beIN Sports

Ocean Outdoor

Al Jazeera Media Networks

Discovery

Disney / Marvel

Omnicom Media Group

DentsuAegis

Zigt Media

Greentube

 

Industry focus: telecoms Tier 3

The DLA Piper team provides a wide range of practice area expertise to its TMT clients, which also benefit from the firm's global network of offices. Joris Willems, who is an IP and technology partner, leads the group and has broad TMT experience combined with IT and outsourcing expertise. The group advises on a range of issues including telephony, broadband, satellite and submarine cable mandates.

Practice head(s):

Joris Willems 

Key clients

Vodafone-Ziggo

Irdeto

Lebara

VEON

Tampnet

Intellectual property: Patents Tier 3

DLA Piper's patent team has strong experience in the biotech, medical devices, oil and gas sectors. It is also well noted for its global network of offices. Key clients include Fresenius Kabi, Smart Technologies Corporation, and Merus. A notable matter highlight includes the representation of Fresenius Kabi in a high-profile patent infringement case against Eli Lilly concerning the generic drug Alimta®. Practice head Paul Reeskamp advised Fresenius Kabi on this matter.

Practice head(s):

Paul Reeskamp

Testimonials

The team is known for their work on pharmaceutical and biomedical patent cases. Strategic thought is one their core strengths‘.

Paul Reeskamp has command of both the overall strategy and the nitty-gritty details in a case. He can present complex cases in a way that is logically appealing and easy to follow for a court. Associate Marijn van der Wal also handles a fair share of responsibility already in patent matters‘.

High level of intellectual horsepower and critical thinking is a strength for this group‘.

Johan Renes is a stand out. He is insightful, with a keen sense of what matters in high stakes dispute resolution. He can distill complex fact patterns and law into the essentials and can serve as a good stratgic advisor‘.

Key clients

Fresenius Kabi

Smart Technologies Corporation

Merus N.V.

MBH International

Euro-Caps

Accell Group

Basic Holding

uniQure

Fugro

ING Bank

Nikon

NXP

Moët & Hennessy c.s.

Barack Obama Foundation

Premier League

Rituals

Spin Master Ltd.

Five Guys

Louis Vuitton

Intellectual property: trade marks, copyrights and design rights Tier 3

DLA Piper is known for its multi-jurisdictional litigation expertise and is well recognised in the fields of anti-counterfeiting and customs seizures. The firm is experienced in a range of sectors including fashion, food and beverages and consumer goods generally. Key clients include Nikon, Louis Vuitton, and the Barack Obama Foundation. Niels Mulder heads the practice and is representing the Premier League in proceedings against Ecatel regarding anti-piracy matters. Alexander Tsoutsanis is advising alongside Mulder. Paul Reeskamp is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Niels Mulder

Testimonials

The strength of the firm overall is that it can provide IP litigation support across most jurisdictions, wherever and whenever any such dispute arises‘.

Alexander Tsoutsanis is a trusted pair of hands when it comes to IP litigation, mixing action with reflection. He is tenacious in preparation, while also keeping in mind strategic aspects‘.

I know Niels Mulder and Alexander Tsoutsanis to be very persistent lawyers who will leave no stone unturned for their client. They will not rest until they get to the bottom of a matter‘.

Key clients

Moet & Hennessy c.s.

Nikon

JUUL Labs

Ralph Lauren

Hugo Boss

Balenciaga

ING Bank

Renault

Fugro

Techtronic

Glen Dimplex

NXP

Brown-Forman

Barack Obama Foundation

Premier League

Rituals

Spin Master Ltd.

Five Guys

Louis Vuitton

Bacardi

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 3

DLA Piper acts on both non-contentious and contentious restructuring mandates, including foreclosure sales. The firm has a strong reputation in handling cross-border matters 'seamlessly' and in a 'pragmatic manner'. Practice head Marc Molhuysen has 'good people skills' and is assisting GE Wind with the bankruptcy of Total Wind AS. Other key clients include Diebold Nixdorf, Zenco, and Avinco.

Practice head(s):

Marc Molhuysen

Testimonials

We worked with a DLA team on a complicated and challenging matter that took us across international and EU borders. They were able to work seamlessly in all jurisdictions and in a pragmatic manner‘.

Marc Molhuysen is the senior restructuring partner who we recently worked with. Marc was always very calm and pragmatic in his dealings with other advisors and clients. He has a rather unique view that encompasses both business and legal giving input into both. He makes constructive suggestions to complex situations‘.

DLA is friendly, pro-active, looks for a pragmatic solution and has a good network in Europe‘.

Marc Molhuijsen is very likable and a pragmatic lawyer with good people skills. Usually works on the more difficult stakeholder assignments‘.

Key clients

Diebold Nixdorf

Zenco

Avinco

GE Wind France SAS

Energy: transactional Tier 4

Part of DLA Piper's appeal is its solid solar practice, which advises on solar transactions across the full transactional cycle, ranging from M&A work on the development to specific project transactions. The team is also handling increasing numbers of instructions regarding wind advisory mattes. Led by the duo Gerard Kneppers and Pieter Paul Terpstra, the practice's clientele includes not only companies operating in the solar industry, but also those in the oil and gas sector as well as financial institutions.

Practice head(s):

Gerard Kneppers; Pieter Paul Terpstra

Other key lawyers:

Richard Fens; Arjen de Snoo; Max van Drunen; Jaap Lameijer; Stefanie Postema

Key clients

John Swire & Sons (and Argent Energy, part of Swire Green Investments)

GEM Spiegelhout

ING Bank

Edmond de Rothschild

SABIC

Triodos Bank

Hamburg Commercial Bank AG

BASF

Navigant Consulting

Canadian Solar

Private equity Tier 4

In the Dutch private equity market DLA Piper is known for its strong cross-border/global network. In addition to some high-value transactions such as acquisitions, investments and sales, it is also active in the mid-market. It also advises shareholders and management teams. The 'very experienced and knowledgeable' Casper Hamersma leads a 'very strong team of partners and associates'. Max Mayer is another individual to note.

Practice head(s):

Casper Hamersma

Testimonials

‘Highly experienced team that combines strong knowledge of commonly accepted constructs and terms with an ability to think creatively and deliver more tailored solutions where needed to get the deal over the line.’

‘Casper Hamersma as the lead partner remains fully engaged while leading a very strong team of partners and associates from the Amsterdam office of DLA Piper as well as offices in other countries whenever appropriate to involve them in the transaction for local or specialised work.’

‘The DLA Piper team maintains a tight focus and close coordination between the team members and the client. The team leader brings together resources from across the firm, and indeed from other countries as needed, with the result that a complex matter is dealt with in a remarkable time frame and the transaction does not encounter any delay as a result of the legal aspects.’

‘Exceptionally strong leveraged financing practice led by Max Mayer. The leading practice in the market.’

Key clients

NIBS Holding B.V.

Rabo Investment

The Carlyle Group

Synergia Capital

Ploeger Oxbo Group

Vivo Capital LLC

Temasek Capital Management

ACT Commodities Group

NPM Capital

Global Co-Chairs: Roger Meltzer and Andrew Darwin
Co-Chief Executive Officers: Simon Levine and Cameron Jay Rains
Number of partners: 1,500
Number of lawyers: 5,000
Languages: The firm speaks over 60 languages
Offices: Lawyers located in more than 60 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

Please see https://www.dlapiper.com for further information about the firm.

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 Max Mayer photo Max Mayer
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At DLA Piper we are firmly committed to diversity and inclusion. For us, diversity isn’t just about visible differences, it’s the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual and we know it’s crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued. As a global business law firm, with a diverse client base, we know that our clients expect our people to represent the communities in which we work and value our ability to advise them on both local and global cultures and markets. We believe that our approach to diversity and inclusion enables us to attract the best talent, build the most effective teams and deliver the highest level of client service.

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