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AMSTELVEENSEWEG 638, 1081 JJ AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
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Gerard Kneppers

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Finance & Projects

Position

Gerard Kneppers is experienced in advising domestic and internationally based clients, including private equity investors, financial institutions and (strategic) purchasers (borrowers) and vendors on all aspects of the structuring and restructuring, documentation, negotiation and implementation of leveraged-, corporate-, real estate-, structured- and project finance transactions. He has specific experience in (cross border) leveraged finance and corporate lending transactions and has a strongly developed M&A background, particularly in the field of controlled auctions.


Netherlands

Banking and finance: Borrower side

Within: Banking and finance: Borrower side

DLA Piper’s team has experience in acquisition financings, especially for private equity clients. Group head Lex Oosterling led advice to Ploeger Oxbo Group and NPM on the financing of the investment by NPM Capital in the Ploeger Oxbo Group. He also assisted Capital Square partners with its financing from a bank consortium to acquire the Aegis Group. Gerard Kneppers and Max Mayer are other names to note.

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Banking and finance: lender or arranger side

Within: Banking and finance: lender or arranger side

DLA Piper’s 'experienced' team provides ‘a practical approach to solutions’. In recent work, the group advised Berlin Hyp on the syndicated senior financing for the purposes of financing part of the acquisition of the “Maastoren” by the joint venture between FOM Real Estate, Asia Pacific Real Estate and Coquine. Max Mayer joined as a partner from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Lex Oosterling and Gerard Kneppers are other names to note.

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Energy: transactional

Within: Energy: transactional

Gerard Kneppers, Richard Fens, and Pieter Paul Terpstra head up the practice at DLA Piper and count Tesla, Wintershall, ING Bank, and SABIC as clients. Of late the team is advising HSH Nordbank on the construction and financing of a ground-mounted solar PV project.

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Legal Developments by:
DLA Piper LLP (US)

  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

    - DLA Piper UK LLP

Legal Developments in Netherlands

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  • Dynamic Contracts: Changing employment practices in the digital era

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    - AKD
  • Forming a company in the Netherlands

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

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