Van Doorne N.V.

Legal Services | Netherlands
tel: +31 20 6789 123 | fax: +31 20 7954 589
Jachthavenweg 121 | Amsterdam | 1081 KM | Netherlands

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Offices

Amsterdam, Netherlands | London, England

Overview

ABOUT US
With over 215 lawyers, we have been advising our clients for more than 90 years in a broad range of legal expertise relevant to them. Our lawyers are internationally recognised as leading experts, both in their area of practice and industries in which they operate. We take pride in providing personal service through dedicated and hands-on partner involvement. What sets us apart from others is our flexibility, our client service oriented approach and our commitment to providing value for money. We work in multidisciplinary teams, combining our legal expertise across different areas with our up-to-date and well recognised industry knowledge to assist our clients in the best way.

Van Doorne is proud to be an independent multi service law firm with firm roots in Dutch society. Our strong local footprint enables us to provide our clients access to government, various networks in industry associations, and key local companies, including the multinational ones. We service clients, who typically operate on the higher end of the commercial market or the public sector in various industries, with a broad range of legal expertise.

We aim to maintain close and long-term relationships not only with our clients but also with leading firms in our international network. We have a dedicated International Relations Committee and regional sub-committees to coordinate and effectively maintain relationships with other law firms worldwide. For any questions about what Van Doorne has to offer, please reach out to [email protected]

LONDON OFFICE
Van Doorne's London office provides Dutch law advise to the international financial, business and legal community located in the city of London and the rest of the United Kingdom. The team differentiates itself by combining to the point legal input with a clear understanding of the requirements of our US/UK client base and a sound knowledge of the Dutch market.

Our London based specialist lawyers are part of our award-winning M&A team, excellent group of finance and tax advisors and dispute resolution teams. They are backed by more than 215 lawyers located in our Amsterdam office to ensure full-service in all areas of law required by our corporate, investor, funds, financial institutions and insurer client base.

We are always available to assist you, in the UK, with any questions you may have so feel free to reach out to us for an introduction.

WHY COME TO US?
- We are a top 10 player in the Dutch market and our lawyers are internationally recognised as leading experts.

- With offices in Amsterdam and London and our extensive international network, we have a global reach across all continents covering more than 145 jurisdictions.

- We provide Dutch law advice in an international context. Van Doorne has extensive experience in closely collaborating on multi-jurisdictional cases, being either the lead coordinating firm, or as a local counsel advising on Dutch law aspects.

- We welcome the opportunity to cooperate with good international friends on activities such as webinars, (in-house) seminars, workshops and roundtables or other types of knowledge sharing for our mutual clients or prospects. We are also open to mini-secondments for our associates between our firms.

- Our offices in Amsterdam and London are always open for a visit!

Year this Office was Established: 1930
Lawyers Worldwide: 215

Notable

Areas of Practice

Articles

Five Reasons Why Investors Love Intellectual Property (And Other Intangible Assets)

Several listed companies recently bought the music rights of world famous stars such as Bob Dylan and Taylor Swift. The payoff of investing in music mainly comes from streams revenues. But the benefits do not seem to be that bad: for instance, since Sony bought Michael Jackson's music portfolio in 2016, its stock price has quadrupled (1). Beyond the music industry, intangible assets and, particularly, intellectual property ("IP") rights are taking an increasingly dominant position when it comes to the value of companies. At this moment, no less than 85% of the value of the United States stock index (the S&P 500) is determined by intangible assets (2)...

Five Reasons Why Investors Love Intellectual Property (And Other Intangible Assets)

Several listed companies recently bought the music rights of world famous stars such as Bob Dylan and Taylor Swift. The payoff of investing in music mainly comes from streams revenues. But the benefits do not seem to be that bad: for instance, since Sony bought Michael Jackson's music portfolio in 2016, its stock price has quadrupled (1). Beyond the music industry, intangible assets and, particularly, intellectual property ("IP") rights are taking an increasingly dominant position when it comes to the value of companies. At this moment, no less than 85% of the value of the United States stock index (the S&P 500) is determined by intangible assets (2)...

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Press

Partner Onno Boerstra nominated for Best M&A Lawyer

Onno Boerstra is nominated to win the mena.nl title Best M&A Lawyer, an award. Together with Sjoerd Stokmans and their team Onno also advised on 3 transactions that also deserved a nomination this year: KKR - Roompot Group (Best Deal), COFRA - Sunrock (Best Deal Mid Market) and Torqx Capital Partners - Fabory (Best Small Cap Deal).Onno Boerstra nominated for Best M&A Lawyer These and other deals have earned Onno Boerstra the prestigious nomination for the title Best M&A Lawyer 2020. On 10 December, the winners will be announced during the digital M&A Awards 2020 at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam...

Van Doorne appoints two new partners and continues its growth

As of 1 January 2021, Vanessa Liem (1979) and Steven Sterk (1980) are appointed partners of Van Doorne. Both were already associated with the firm. With the addition of Vanessa and Steven, the firm will continue its earlier partner growth and strengthen its position within the regulatory, transactional and procedural law practice.Following the arrival of Meltem Koning in September and LĂ©one Klapwijk in October, managing partner Saskia Laseur will once again be welcoming two new members to the partner group. And she is proud of that. "We are extremely satisfied with the appointment of Steven and Vanessa...

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