Profession
Advocaat, admitted to the Bar in 1993
Partner since
2001
Expertise
Banking, Debt Capital Markets, Acquisition Finance, Restructuring, Asset Finance, Structured Finance and Project Finance
Languages
Dutch, English, French
Education
Leiden University (civil law and tax law)

Menno specialises in banking, debt capital markets and financing transactions. He advises on cross-border credit facilities, acquisition financings, debt capital market transactions, asset financings, securitisations and public private partnership (PPP) and other project financings. Menno also advises on restructurings, including distressed restructurings.

Menno has also practised law at De Brauw London and De Brauw New York.

Chambers says: He’s an excellent lawyer. He keeps an overall focus on the transaction and has extensive experience of dealing with boardroom executives”.

Menno’s recent work includes advising:

  • VION on a number of consecutive multi-jurisdictional debt restructurings of syndicated financing transactions and asset based financings.
  • Strukton and Strabag on the restructuring of the loss-making A2 and A15 motorway projects with Ballast Nedam.
  • ASML on issuing EUR 1.5 billion of notes listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange for trading on the Euro MTF market.
  • Blue Yonder, a 100% subsidiary of KLM, on the refinancing of a EUR 80 million Dutch real estate loan secured by a mortgage over the financed properties located at Schiphol.
  • NS Groep on entering into a EUR 300 million loan agreement with the European Investment Bank to finance the acquisition of the Next Generation Sprinters.
  • RELX Finance NV on establishing its US 3 billion US Commercial Paper Programme and EUR2 billion EUR Commercial Paper Programme, guaranteed by RELX NV and RELX PLC.

'He's an excellent lawyer. He keeps an overall focus on the transaction and has extensive experience of dealing with boardroom executives'

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