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Our experience

 

We have highlighted below a selection of recent key deals and cases. You can also download our office brochure for a full breakdown of our services.

Corporate Transactions

PRIMARK
on its roll out in the Netherlands by acquiring and leasing various shop locations.

CSM
on the EUR1.05bn sale of its international bakery supplies businesses and activities  including the CSM brand name to Rhone Capital.

LIBERTY GLOBAL
on the approximately EUR4.9bn public takeover of the remaining shares of Ziggo (total enterprise value EUR10bn).

D.E MASTER BLENDERS
on its EUR7.4bn public takeover by a consortium led by JAB.

ADVENT
on the EUR1.17bn public takeover of Unit4Agresso. 

Banking & Capital Markets

KPN
on an approximately EUR5bn equity capital raise, also in the U.S. in reliance on Rule 144A. The capital raising included a EUR3bn rights issue, and three tranches of dated and undated corporate hybrid instruments with 50% equity credit.

RABOBANK
through two separate teams, advising both junior investors, and an existing senior bank syndicate, in respect of the junior investors’ entry into a EUR120m subordinated facility to sit alongside the existing EUR800m senior facility.

AEGON
on the set-up of an institutional mortgage fund, investing in new mortgages originated by AEGON.
Other originators are now considering setting up similar structures.

ING BANK
the Mandated Lead Arrangers in respect of USD700m Borrowing Base Facilities for OW Bunker & Trading
A/S (OWB) involving 13 jurisdictions.

Governance & Regulatory

OCI N.V.
on the governance structure for its USD9bn public exchange offer for Orascom Construction
Industries SAE listed on the Cairo Stock Exchange and simultaneous listing on the AEX.

WEGENER
on the successful  reduction of a fine imposed by the Dutch Competition Authority (ACM) in relation
to the (alleged) violation of remedies offered by Wegener while acquiring VNU newspapers.

ING
on the establishment and structuring of a fund founded by entrepreneurs to provide growth capital
to SMEs and start-ups through private placements and participations.

USG
on the EC approval for the sale of its staffing operations in Spain, Italy,Switzerland, Luxemburg
and Austria.

Disputes

CORPORATE
The Dutch State (Ministry of Finance) in legal proceedings resulting from the nationalisation of SNS
REAAL before the Enterprise Court in Amsterdam.

FINANCIAL
Rabobank in a multi-billion Euro liability claim filed on behalf of shareholders (VEB) for an alleged
misleading prospectus issued by Fortis for a rights issue relating to the ABN AMRO acquisition for which
Rabobank was one of the underwriters.

IP
Eyeworks on the successful defence against an infringement claim by Banijay asserting that Eyeworks infringed the rights on one of its television show formats.

ARBITRATION
A German cable manufacturer in ICC arbitration proceedings against an Egyptian contractor for cables installed in the Egyptian dessert.

ANTITRUST
Delta in litigation against the Dutch State regarding the ownership unbundling of energy companies.

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