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

12 January 2022

COFRA acquires Dalsem, a leading developer of high-tech greenhouses

De Brauw advised COFRA on the acquisition of Dalsem, a leading developer of high-tech greenhouses. This is COFRA's second investment in the sustainable food sector and the next step in COFRA's ongoing diversification strategy focused on tackling the biggest social and environmental challenges facing our world.
4 January 2022

Silverfleet sells CoreDux to Arcline

De Brauw advised Silverfleet Capital on the sale of the CoreDux Group, a manufacturer of flexible gas and fluid artery systems with group companies in the Netherlands, France, Germany and the United States, to Arcline Investment Management. The parties entered into a put option agreement on 24 December 2021. Signing and closing of the transaction are expected by Q1 or Q2 of 2022, subject to the consultation of employee representative bodies and regulatory clearances.
27 December 2021

Prodrive Technologies announces minority investment by HAL

De Brauw has acted as lead counsel for Prodrive Technologies on reaching an agreement with HAL Investments regarding a minority investment in Prodrive Technologies. HAL will invest alongside Prodrive Technologies' two founders to support the company's ambitions. Prodrive Technologies is active in the research, development and manufacturing of high-tech electronics, software and mechatronic products and systems. The company provides solutions for, amongst others, the semiconductor, medical and electric mobility industries. Sales over the financial year 2020 amounted to € 279 million and the company employs approximately 2,075 FTE. The completion of the transaction is subject to conditions customary for transactions of this nature, including approval by the relevant competition authorities as well as finalization of the procedures under the Works Council Act.

Insights

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.
2 May 2017

Mark Rebergen and Max van Drunen in The Real Estate Law Review

The Real Estate Law Review provides an overview of the global real estate market. Mark Rebergen and Max van Drunen recently contributed a new chapter about the Netherlands to the sixth edition of the review.