De Brauw has had offices in the City of London since 1990. We were the first Dutch law firm to open offices in this city. We have long standing and well established relationships with top-tier UK law firms. In addition, as London is a major continental hub for US law firms, we have broad and deep relationships with top-tier US law firms based in London. Our London office is headed by resident partner Ernest Meyer Swantee.
We are a fully operating office, functioning as an integral part of our M&A and finance practice. We advise London-based clients who intend to do business in the Netherlands, focusing on corporate matters, banking, mergers & acquisitions and related financing, as well as stand-alone debt and equity financing. We practice Dutch law.
We advise investment banks, financial institutions, private equity and private and public companies. We also regularly work with U.K., U.S. and international law firms.
We advise London-based clients who intend to do business in the Netherlands, focusing on:
We have a strong banking and finance practice encompassing acquisition finance, complex international structured finance transactions, debt restructurings and syndicated loan facilities. Our assistance includes regulatory, corporate and insolvency advice, the establishment of security rights and providing legal and tax opinions.
We frequently assist arrangers and issuers on IPOs, convertible bonds, hybrid securities and rights issues. We also advise on setting up debt securities issuance programmes and issuances under such programmes, as well as the listing of equity or debt securities on the Amsterdam stock exchange (Euronext Amsterdam).
Corporate, mergers and acquisitions
We specialise in mergers and acquisitions including controlled auctions, public to privates, takeovers, divestments and joint ventures as well as corporate restructurings. Our team also advises foreign corporations that have Netherlands operating companies, finance companies or holding companies.