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A unique selling point in multinational finance and restructuring mandates

Few firms in the Netherlands can match the quality of our people and our leading position across the full range of corporate, asset and project financing, debt restructuring, and debt capital markets. We are universally regarded as a leading finance and restructuring law firm in the Netherlands.

De Brauw London is an integrated, multidisciplinary team dedicated to the design, negotiation and documentation of both general corporate finance transactions and complex high-impact finance transactions. We offer our clients a single point of contact for both the typical finance aspects of those transactions, and on corporate reorganisations, intra-group transfers, the board’s fiduciary duties, insolvency-related advice, and stakeholder management. This integrated approach has proven a unique selling point in recent multinational finance, acquisition finance, and restructuring mandates.

By teaming up with the leading corporate and finance firms in Europe, the United States, and Asia, we offer seamless cross-border services to our clients. The breadth and depth of our legal capabilities in all relevant areas, including corporate, contract, security and insolvency law, and in regulatory matters, ensures that our finance and restructuring team is at the forefront of legal developments in the Netherlands.

Recent Matters

10 February 2023

De Brauw advises the majority equity investors in and creditors of Pyxus International on a successful loans and notes exchange ad USD 600m

Pyxus International, Inc., a global value-added agricultural company, successfully completed a USD 700 million exchange transaction and solicitation process for its outstanding senior secured notes and term loans, involving a complex cross-jurisdiction restructuring of security. De Brauw successfully advised the majority equity investors and creditors on the advantageous finance and security reshuffling, involving a complex release and retake of several layers of security on different entities and safeguarded the lenders' interest in its multi-jurisdictional and high-end intercreditor arrangements, ensuring seamless application of proceeds and continued security for the future.
16 January 2023

Rivean Capital to acquire CED Group from BlackFin Capital Partners

De Brauw is advising Rivean Capital on its planned acquisition of the CED Group. The CED Group is a Dutch headquartered company and offers its clients a full range of claims management services, ranging from risk taxation and inspection to emergency assistance, together with (injury) claim loss adjustment and handling, repair in kind and recourse. CED is active in the Property, Mobility and Vitality domains and has a strong cross-border claims organisation. Besides the Netherlands, the CED Group is active in France, Belgium and Spain and has offices in 8 other countries for cross-border claims activities.
4 January 2023

Royal BAM Group refinances its standby revolving credit facility

De Brauw assisted Royal BAM Group, the Netherlands based construction group, in the refinancing of its standby revolving credit facility. The new EUR 330 million investment grade facility has a tenor of four years with two one-year extension options and will be used for general corporate purposes. The interest is partly dependent on certain sustainability targets and aligns with BAM's strategy to build a sustainable tomorrow.

The team's pragmatism is underlined by clients, with one referencing its 'evidence- and experience-based input on deal tactics and strategies to achieve our tailored needs'. Another emphasises the practice's foresight, asserting that it has 'a good understanding of the risks involved'.

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22 March 2023

Credit Suisse impact on EU market: regulators on alert - consolidation not ruled out

In this article, we briefly discuss the impact of recent Credit Suisse events on the EEA banking landscape and signal potential trends for further consolidation to protect banks and bond holders.
26 January 2023

Negotiating ESG financing – key areas to address

Sustainability elements are incorporated into almost all new or renegotiated financing arrangements. This change is driven by various factors, such as companies enhancing their sustainability agenda and a growing demand for sustainability from lenders, other stakeholders and society at large. In our previous article on ESG financing, we discussed the variety of available instruments and key considerations for borrowers. Since then, we have seen a substantial uptick in the number of sustainability-linked financing arrangements and an increased level of sophistication in the documentation and verification process. Sustainability-linked financing products are available to a broader group of companies since there are no restrictions on the use of proceeds. Given the rise in sustainability-linked products and developments in the standardisation of documentation, we focus on sustainability-linked solutions in this article.
23 November 2022

Director duties: greater focus on creditor interests in times of distress

Across the globe, the fiduciary duties of executive and supervisory (or non-executive) directors dictate that they act in the company's best interests. The vibrant economy of the last few years permitted many companies to focus nearly exclusively on growth and the creation of shareholder value. When a financial outlook dwindles, however, the content and focus of these duties shift. This may be of particular relevance in today's challenging financial climate.