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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.

Our experience

Banking & Capital Markets

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.

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.

Corporate Transactions

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.

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.

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

 
Disputes

Disputes

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

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.

Governance & Regulatory

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.

Our office

Amsterdam

Allen & Overy Amsterdam blog

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Keep up with the key legal and regulatory developments in the Dutch market on our Amsterdam Blog.

News and insights

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Publications: 02 April 2024

Regulatory monitoring: EU version

Our monthly regulatory newsletter monitors all relevant developments regarding European regulatory law in English language.

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Publications: 26 January 2024

CRD VI cross-border rules take shape

Final provisions on cross-border banking services in the EU published

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Publications: 26 January 2024

CRD VI – What EU branches of third country banks need to know

The EU is harmonising the rules on the prudential supervision of EU branches of non-EU banks under CRD VI. The new EU-wide third country branch regime will introduce minimum requirements including…

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Sigrid Jansen

News: 25 January 2024

Sigrid Jansen new senior partner Allen & Overy Netherlands

As of 1 February 2024, Sigrid Jansen will be appointed senior partner of Allen & Overy Netherlands. She succeeds Brechje van der Velden, who leaves the firm after 27 years. Sigrid Jansen will jointly…

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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 events.amsterdam@allenovery.com.

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Michele Zwarts
Michele Zwarts

Senior Manager Communications & PR

Amsterdam

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