Our London Office

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek London

125 Old Broad Street
17th Floor
London EC2N 1AR
United Kingdom

T +44 20 7374 0086
F +44 20 7562 4360

E london@debrauw.com

About this office

We have 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 Niek Biegman.

Expertise
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.

Clients
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.

Focus
We advise London-based clients who intend to do business in the Netherlands, focusing on:

  • Banking: 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.
  • Capital markets: 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.

Team

Directions

The office of De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek is located in the City of London at Old Broad Street. Due to limited parking facilities and the congestion charge in the City, it is not recommended to go by car.

Taxi
Heathrow GB: approx 1hour 30 minutes.
Gatwick GB: approx 1hour 30 minutes.
City GB: approx 30 minutes.
Stansted: taxi not recommended; see public transport.

Public Transport
From Heathrow Airport, the Heathrow Express is recommended from the airport to Paddington Train Station, and from there take a taxi.
From Gatwick Airport, the Gatwick Express is recommended. This will take you in to Victoria Train Station, and take a taxi to the office.
From City Airport, take the DLR train to Bank underground station and the office is within walking distance.
From Stansted Airport you are advised to take the Stansted Express which will take you in to Liverpool Street Station. Take a taxi from this point.

From the main train station:
Liverpool Street, Victoria, Paddington
From Liverpool Street Station, approx five minutes.
From Victoria, approx 10 minutes.
From Paddington, approx 30 minutes.