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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

25 November 2021

PSP makes strategic 50% investment in Hendrix Genetics

Paine Schwartz Partners, LLC (PSP), a US private equity firm and global leader in sustainable food chain investing, will make a strategic investment in Hendrix Genetics, a Netherlands-based multi-species animal genetics company. PSP and its affiliated co-investors will hold 50% ownership in Hendrix and investment firm NPM Capital, a shareholder in Hendrix since 2015, will sell its minority interest. Hendrix Genetics' Co-Founders, Thijs Hendrix and Antoon van den Berg, will also maintain a 50% ownership position in Hendrix.The transaction is expected to close by the end of the first quarter of 2022, subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions. De Brauw and Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as legal counsel to PSP.
13 October 2021

Gasunie issues inaugural sustainability-linked bond

De Brauw assists Gasunie with the issuance of its inaugural Sustainability-Linked BondN.V. Nederlandse Gasunie has successfully issued its inaugural Sustainability-Linked Bond (SLB). The issue amounts to EUR 300 million with a tenor of 15 years, maturing on 13 October 2036. Gasunie is the first company in the European gas transmission sector to issue a SLB. The bond was issued in accordance with Gasunie's recently published Sustainability-Linked Bond Framework, which follows the ICMA Sustainability-Linked Bonds Principles. The adoption of this framework is part of Gasunie's efforts to broaden its ESG financing sources.De Brauw is pleased to have been able to assist its long-term client Gasunie with the establishment of its Sustainability-Linked Bond Framework and incorporate this framework into the Euro Medium Term Note programme in the form of two ambitious ESG targets. This first-of-a-kind issuance for Gasunie underlines the broader market trend of an increased focus on the ESG aspects of financing arrangements. Next to the rise of sustainability-linked financing arrangements (in which the ESG performance is linked to certain financial consequences), there is also a lot of activity in the green bond market, where the proceeds are used for certain eligible green projects.
8 October 2021

Akastor and Baker Hughes establish a joint venture company to deliver global offshore and onshore drilling solutions

On 1 October 2021, Akastor and Baker Hughes completed the establishment of a joint venture, creating a global full-service offshore and onshore drilling equipment company. The new company will be known as HMH and combines two of the best-known equipment manufactures in the industry. HMH aims to support the offshore drilling industry’s transition toward more energy-efficient solutions, as well as deploying technologies and service solutions to make the sector more competitive through increased drilling efficiency. Moreover, the Company’s service and technology portfolio will provide a solid foundation for future growth, both within drilling services and when pursuing opportunities towards adjacent industries such as renewables and mining.

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Chambers Europe, 2021