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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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News & insights
News: 10 SEPTEMBER 2020
Allen & Overy Corporate partners Jane Finlayson-Brown and Katinka Middelkoop have been awarded prizes for ‘Best in Privacy and Data Protection’ and ‘Best in M&A’ respectively at the 2020 European…Read more
Publications: 02 SEPTEMBER 2020
There is growing momentum worldwide among governments to require companies to undertake human rights due diligence. The Netherlands took the lead with respect to the specific issue of child labour,…Read more
News: 11 AUGUST 2020
A cross-practice team from Allen & Overy Amsterdam advised Dutch airline KLM on securing EUR3.4 billion in financing from the Dutch state, alongside a syndicate of 11 domestic and foreign banks. The…Read more
Publications: 14 JULY 2020
In the second and final webinar in our series, our IP team discusses the future global impact of Covid-19 coronavirus on IP from a transactional, litigation and regulatory perspective.Read more
The Amsterdam Seminar Series is a programme of monthly seminars that provides expert views and information on current issues.
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