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De Brauw is known as the leading international law firm in the Netherlands.

Rooted deeply in the Dutch tradition of problem-solving and innovation, we offer high-end legal advice in corporate transactions, disputes and regulatory enforcement.

Our lawyers are widely recognised as leaders in their fields. Together, we form a strong collective, representing our clients, relentlessly pursuing excellence.

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19 May 2022

Comparing alternative financing options for leveraged borrowers

The past decade has witnessed a profound change in the financing climate for sponsor-backed companies and other leveraged borrowers. In a financing market once dominated by banks, alternative credit providers have managed to gain a robust position, driven by a low interest rate environment and stricter capital requirements regulation for banks, among various factors. In line with this development, alternatives to traditional bank lending have become increasingly available to leveraged borrowers, with the Term Loan B, the Unitranche, and High Yield bonds entering centre stage.
18 May 2022

NXP issues USD 1,500,000 senior unsecured notes under its SEC shelf registration

De Brauw advised on NXP B.V.'s offering of USD 500,000,000 4.400% senior unsecured notes due 2027 and USD 1,000,000,000 5.000% senior unsecured due 2033 notes together with NXP Funding LLC and NXP USA under NXP's US shelf registration filed with the SEC. The Notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed by NXP Semiconductors N.V. The issuance of the Notes took place on 16 May 2022. De Brauw has previously also assisted NXP on the shelf registration.NXP intends to use the net proceeds from the offering of the 2027 Notes to redeem the USD 900,000,000 principal amount of the outstanding dollar-denominated 4.625% senior unsecured notes due 2023, including all premiums, accrued interest and costs and expenses related to this notes redemption. Any remaining net proceeds of the 2027 Notes will be temporarily held as cash and other short term securities or used for general corporate purposes such as capital expenditures or short-term debt repayment. The net proceeds of the 2033 Notes will be used for the financing, in whole or in part, of one or more eligible green projects, which are defined as investments in (A) research and development for NXP's "green chip" resonant solutions, (ii) battery control and management for electric and hybrid cars, (iii) Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, (iv) mobile device "beam steering", (v) edge processing portfolio and (vi) smart building technologies, and (B) energy efficiency measures at NXP's manufacturing and non-manufacturing facilities.Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC acted as joint book-running managers for the offering of the Notes.
17 May 2022

Het Nieuwe Instituut launches innovative "Zoöp" governance model for ecological regeneration

We are delighted to have assisted Het Nieuwe Instituut in its courageous effort to develop an organisational model for ecological regeneration and cooperation between human and other-than-human life. Through the Zoöp model, other-than-human life can be represented within organisations like companies, social and cultural institutions and government agencies.

Much has changed in our 150 years as a firm, but De Brauw has always been a leading, unique and inspiring firm. It is built on the incredible people who delight in succeeding together: building relationships of trust and confidence with our clients and tackling complex matters, the world over.

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If you want to go far - go together

We are incredibly proud of our people, wherever they are. They create and define the culture of De Brauw. We all share the same core qualities: courageous team-players, passionate about what we do, with the grit and curiosity required to get to the best possible result for our client, together.

We continuously strive for diverse teams - it simply makes us better. Our unique personalities, experiences, and individual perspectives make us sharper and keep us humble. Many of our top business leaders and members of the judiciary come up through our own ranks, and pass our firm from one generation to the next.

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