Critical expertise integrated into the most prestigious and demanding Real Estate projects

Clients choose to work with us on their most prestigious and demanding projects. Whether it is the development of a new HQ, the acquisition or divestment of a business location, or as an integrated part of a much broader corporate transaction , Real Estate remains a key asset that requires critical expertise.

Our Real Estate experts advise Dutch and international companies, institutional investors, and listed real estate companies on their transactions either in the context of an asset deal or a share transaction.

Real Estate is often of particular interest and substance in many of our M&A deals and cross border transactions, and we increasingly act for clients operating in the field of infrastructure and renewable energy where outstanding blended real estate, corporate and regulatory advice is a critical component.

Recent Matters

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.
3 January 2023

Scheybeeck sells a majority stake in BUKO Infrasupport and BUKO Waakt to Equistone

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20 December 2022

De Brauw advises Thomas H. Lee Partners on its acquisition of Bynder, a leading global digital asset management platform

De Brauw advised Thomas H. Lee Partners ("THL") on the acquisition of Bynder from multiple sellers including Insight Partners.THL, based in Boston, is a premier private equity firm investing in growth companies. Bynder is a global leader in Digital Asset Management (DAM), headquartered in Amsterdam and with major office hubs in the United States, Spain, UK, Australia, and UAE. Bynder's powerful, intuitive, and deeply integrated DAM platform unifies and transforms the creation, management, and distribution of marketing assets. The partnership will accelerate Bynder’s ability to help brands overcome the complexity of proliferating content, enabling delivery of exceptional content experiences and unlocking revenue growth.

Insights

3 November 2022

Landmark ruling: construction exemption annulled. How to exit the nitrogen crisis?

All large-scale construction projects that take place in relation to infrastructure, housing and energy transition with limited nitrogen depositions are affected by this landmark judgment. Earlier judgments had already demonstrated that for such projects, an ecological assessment is decisive. This is all the more relevant after the annulment of the special exemption for emissions caused by temporary construction activities (partiële bouwvrijstelling). Construction projects could get back on track if, based on an ecological assessment, significant negative effects on Natura 2000 areas can be excluded.
10 July 2020

Dutch Supreme Court: credit claims can be assigned and securitisation vehicle has duty of care

The Supreme Court decided on 10 July 2020 that banks can validly assign credit claims to non-banks, also if the underlying loans are non-performing or have been terminated. It also decided that if the assignee is not a bank, it can be required to observe the same duty of care towards debtors as would apply to a bank under the given circumstances. As such, the Supreme Court's decision not only confirms existing practice, but also provides guidance for future securitisations of Dutch loans.
19 May 2020

Council of State rules on norms for low-frequency noise caused by Dutch wind farms

How to mitigate unpredictable or uncertain risks has become a pressing topic in these uncertain times. During the decision-making process for activities or developments that may entail uncertain risks, public authorities have to assess the level of precaution that should be taken. The Council of State, the highest administrative court in the Netherlands, recently considered whether this "precautionary principle" demands stricter norms than legally required for the creation of wind parks because of potentially adverse health effects of wind turbine noise (lower frequencies of sound). The Council of State ruled that the politically responsible administrative authority is primarily in charge of assessing the need for such stricter norms. In May 2020, the minister asked the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) to formulate a research agenda on low-frequency noise.