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Femke Bierman



Bierman Femke
Femke Bierman



Femke specialises in banking law with a focus on syndicated lending, corporate financing, public bid finance and leveraged finance. She has acted for both banks and borrowers and on domestic and cross-border deals. In addition, she has experience in restructuring.

IFRS1000 ranks Femke as a Leading Lawyer.


  • Advising ING and Rabobank on the financing of the public bid on TMC Group N.V. by Gilde.
  • Advising Deutsche Bank, ING and Rabobank on the financing of the acquisition of Gusto MSC from SBM Offshore by Parcom.
  • Advising Gilde on the leveraged financing of the public to private of Teleplan International N.V.
  • Advising Jumbo Groep Holding on the financing of its acquisition of C1000 by means of a syndicated facility arranged by ING Bank, Coöperatieve Centrale Raifeissen-Boerenleenbank and ABN AMRO Bank.
  • Advsing Rabobank Rotterdam and Delta Lloyd Levensverzekering and ASR Levensverzekering on a EUR34m facility agreement and EUR54m facility agreement respectively, to be made available to Cogas Kabel B.V.

News & insights

Publications: 04 DECEMBER 2019

IT and operational failures: financial services in the spotlight

There is unprecedented demand for and use of technology in the financial services sector.  However, greater reliance on technology brings with it increased levels of risk.  In particular, IT incidents and even brief disruptions to digital services may have a significant impact on clients and the markets.

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News: 28 NOVEMBER 2019

Financing role for A&O on LVMH's acquisition of Tiffany & Co

Paris/New York: Allen & Overy has advised the banks on one of the largest deals ever in the luxury sector. A EUR15 billion equivalent loan facility is being used to finance the agreed acquisition by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (“LVMH”), the world’s leading luxury group, of Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) (“Tiffany”), the global luxury jeweller, making it one of this year's flagship deals in the European loan market.

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Middle East International Law Firm of the Year

News: 28 NOVEMBER 2019

Chambers Middle East Awards 2019

A&O wins Middle East International Law Firm of the Year plus UAE Banking & Finance Law Firm of the Year at the inaugural Chambers Middle East Awards.

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Publications: 28 NOVEMBER 2019

Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly Update 22 to 28 November 2019

Allen & Overy publish weekly updates on key regulatory topics affecting the financial services sector.

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Admitted as advocaat, Netherlands, 1993

Exempt european lawyer, England and Wales, 2004


Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, 1994