Freshfields in the Netherlands
We help clients grow their business, strengthen their position and defend themselves from attack.
This could be handling a transaction, navigating regulation or protecting corporate reputation. Or it could be juggling all three. Whichever combination it is, we can help.
Our clients value our ability to understand – and effectively manage – the interplay between these needs. Considering the bigger picture is central to how we work. The challenges our clients face don’t fit with the artificial boundaries of other law firms’ practice teams.
Wherever clients operate, we give legal advice that is technically excellent, commercially minded and tailored to the situation at hand. Our knowledge of Dutch law combined within the latest deal structures means clients get the best advice when and where it matters most.
We help clients grow – in the past five years, we have worked on cross-border deals worth more than $1tn, more than any other law firm.
Advising AB InBev on the European Commission’s ongoing abuse-of-dominance investigation with respect to parallel trade between the Netherlands, Belgium and France, one of the most important ongoing cases in the European fast-moving consumer goods sector.
Representing ThyssenKrupp in a number of follow-on damages claims in the Netherlands and Belgium concerning elevators and escalators.
Advising Warburg Pincus and Apax, on the acquisition of T-Mobile Netherlands, the Dutch fixed and mobile communication services business, for an enterprise value of €5.1 bn from Deutsche Telekom and Tele2 of Sweden.
Advising The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. on its proposed acquisition of NN Investment Partners, a leading European asset manager based in the Netherlands, from NN Group N.V.
Advising funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management on the acquisition of High Tech Campus Eindhoven (HTCE) from investor Marcel Boekhoorn.
Advising Talpa Holding on the proposed merger between Talpa Network and RTL Nederland, combining their broadcasting and affiliated media activities in the Netherlands.
Advising Universal Music Group on its listing on Euronext Amsterdam, Europe’s largest listing so far in 2021.
Advising Allfunds Group, one of the world’s leading B2B WealthTech platforms, and its majority owner Hellman & Friedman, on its IPO on Euronext Amsterdam.
Michael Broeders Partner
Onno Brouwer Partner & Joint head of Global Antitrust Litigation Group
Alexander Doorman Partner
Jelle Drok Partner
Thijs P. Flokstra Partner/Notaris
Rutger Kleemans Partner
Winfred Knibbeler Partner
Mandeep Lotay Partner
Brechje Nollen Partner
Hanneke Rothbarth Partner
Dirk-Jan Smit Partner
Harald Spruit Partner
Jan Willem van der Staay Partner
Eelco van der Stok Partner
Jeroen van Hezewijk Partner