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Allen & Overy appoints Coen Thomas as head of Industry, Leasing & Construction

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Brechje van der Velden

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03 September 2018

Allen & Overy Amsterdam is pleased to announce that Coen Thomas has joined its expanding Projects & Real Estate practice, which specialises in national and international projects, real estate matters and energy. 
About Coen Thomas

For the past five and a half years Coen Thomas worked at Shell International, most recently as Managing Counsel Projects EMEA. In this role, he led a team of lawyers responsible for Shell's leading projects, such as the construction of LNG facilities, FPSOs, offshore wind farms and petrochemical plants.  Prior to joining Shell, Coen was counsel at Allen & Overy. Coen specialises in procurement law, rental law and construction law, and all contracts required for the realisation and operation of large projects.

Brechje van der Velden about the appointment

 “We are delighted Coen has returned to our firm. In the Projects & Real Estate practice, matters are challenging and complex: from projects in the energy sector, such as wind and solar parks, to the construction of shopping centres, data storage centres and oil, gas and container terminals. Large infrastructure projects in public-private partnerships make up another important part of the practice.

Coen brings a wealth of experience to the firm, enriched by his experience at Shell International. His arrival strengthens our Projects & Real Estate practice which is a key strategic practice area of Allen & Overy. He succeeds Henry van Geen, our former partner in this field, who recently retired.”

About Allen & Overy

Allen & Overy LLP is an international law firm with more than 40 offices worldwide. Allen & Overy has around 5,500 employees, including more than 550 partners. The Amsterdam office is firmly rooted in the Dutch market, with a history dating back to 1854. It has 200 lawyers, (junior) civil-law notaries and tax consultants, including 34 partners. Its clients include large and medium-large, often listed, companies, financial institutions and governments.

 Its office has specialists in areas such as company law, banking & securities law, competition law, employment law, litigation, administrative law, tax law, real estate law and IP law. The cooperation between specialists, both locally and internationally, makes Allen & Overy Amsterdam a recognized industry leader in transactions, financial markets, governance & regulatory and disputes.


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