Allen & Overy's Amsterdam office, is known for its individual experts and their ability to join forces, across practice areas and borders, to get deals done and to find solutions in highly complex cases.
We believe that clients today are looking for a legal adviser who is also a long-term business partner. In today’s world, legal risk management is an integral part of running a business, going well beyond transactions and disputes. We use our knowledge and experience to help our clients mitigate risks and navigate the pitfalls, on deal and off deal.
Allen & Overy is an international legal practice with approximately 5,500 people, including some 550 partners, working in more than 40 offices worldwide. What we share is deep-seated local knowledge and networks, a spirit of collaboration and the drive to exceed client expectations.
Our office in Amsterdam includes over 330 staff and 33 partners and offers legal advice to clients in almost every sector, including large and mid-sized companies, financial institutions and government organisations. Our clients benefit from our global reach and scalability. We are universally recognised market leaders in corporate transactions, banking & capital markets, governance & regulatory and disputes.
Banking & Capital Markets
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.
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.
the Mandated Lead Arrangers in respect of USD700m Borrowing Base Facilities for OW Bunker & Trading
A/S (OWB) involving 13 jurisdictions.
on its roll out in the Netherlands by acquiring and leasing various shop locations.
on the EUR1.05bn sale of its international bakery supplies businesses and activities including the CSM brand name to Rhone Capital.
A multinational telecommunications company
on the approximately EUR4.9bn public takeover of the remaining shares of a subsidiary of a telephone service company (total enterprise value EUR10bn).
D.E Master Blenders
on its EUR7.4bn public takeover by a consortium led by JAB.
on the EUR1.17bn public takeover of Unit4Agresso.
The Dutch State (Ministry of Finance) in legal proceedings resulting from the nationalisation of SNS REAAL before the Enterprise Court in Amsterdam.
Eyeworks on the successful defence against an infringement claim by Banijay asserting that Eyeworks infringed the rights on one of its television show formats.
A German cable manufacturer in ICC arbitration proceedings against an Egyptian contractor for cables installed in the Egyptian dessert.
Delta in litigation against the Dutch State regarding the ownership unbundling of energy companies.
Governance & Regulatory
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.
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.
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.
on the EC approval for the sale of its staffing operations in Spain, Italy,Switzerland, Luxemburg and Austria.
Allen & Overy Amsterdam blog
Keep up with the key legal and regulatory developments in the Dutch market on our Amsterdam Blog.
News and insights
Publications: 01 December 2023
Our monthly regulatory newsletter monitors all relevant developments regarding European regulatory law in English language.
News: 29 November 2023
Allen & Overy (A&O) is advising Ferrovial on the sale of its c.25% indirect interest in Heathrow Airport Holdings Limited (Heathrow).
Publications: 06 November 2023
The outlook for public M&A remains challenging, even if we have now reached a plateau in interest rates.
News: 01 November 2023
A&O has announced the appointment of Pien Kerckhaert as financial regulatory partner in its ICM practice group. Kerckhaert joins from law firm Dentons, which she joined in 2020 as a financial…
Sharing knowledge: our seminars
The Amsterdam office organises various seminars that provide expert views and information on current issues. Our seminars offer clients legal guidance in today's rapidly-evolving markets. The topics covered include trends in M&A, banking and capital markets, governance & regulatory and disputes. The seminars are open to our clients and contacts.
To receive more information about our seminar program please contact our Amsterdam Events team via firstname.lastname@example.org.