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

4 October 2021

EQT Infrastructure V and Stonepeak to acquire DELTA Fiber

De Brauw advised EQT Infrastructure V ("EQT V") and Stonepeak on their acquisition of DELTA Fiber from EQT Infrastructure III. DELTA Fiber is a leading owner and operator of fiber-to-the-home telecom infrastructure in the Netherlands. EQT V and Stonepeak will each hold a 50 percent stake in DELTA Fiber and co-control the company, supported by a strong advisory board of industry professionals. DELTA Fiber will benefit from the parties' significant combined expertise in the digital infrastructure sector and vast track record in fiber rollout across the Netherlands and Europe. Together, EQT V and Stonepeak are committed to investing significantly in the continued digitalisation of the Dutch society by accelerating DELTA Fiber's fiber rollout in the Netherlands and supporting its ambition to connect two million Dutch households to fiber by 2025. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals and consultation with employee representatives.
7 September 2021

Deutsche Telekom and Tele2 sell T-Mobile Netherlands to a consortium of Apax and Warburg Pincus for an EV of EUR 5.1 billion

De Brauw advised Deutsche Telekom AG on the sale by Deutsche Telekom and Tele2 of T-Mobile Netherlands to an entity jointly controlled by funds advised by Apax Partners LLP and Warburg Pincus LLC for an enterprise value of EUR 5.1 billion.
18 August 2021

Minority investment by Bridgepoint in ACT, valuing ACT at over $1 Billion

ACT, the leading provider of custom market-based solutions for reducing carbon footprints, today announced a minority investment from Bridgepoint, the quoted private assets growth investor. Bridgepoint’s investment moves ACT to a new level of leadership in the environmental markets, valuing the company at more than USD 1 billion. As part of the transaction, Bridgepoint is buying out exiting investor Three Hills Capital Partners.

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.