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Etiënne Dijkhorst


  • Profession
    Candidate civil law notary
  • Expertise
    Mergers and Acquisitions, Real Estate
  • Languages
    Dutch, English, German
  • Education
    University of Groningen


Since joining De Brauw in 2010, Etiënne has developed into a specialist in real estate law. His practice is very much integrated with the corporate practice of the firm and Dutch multinationals as Philips, Shell and FrieslandCampina as well as PE funds as Parcom Capital and LoneStar Funds are amongst his regular clients. As a third category of clients, Etiënne has advised many Dutch institutional investors on all types of real estate transactions. Bouwinvest Real Estate Investors, making investments for the pension fund of the Dutch construction industry, is one of his key clients, where he was also seconded for six months. More recently, his practice has expanded in the field of energy related projects, including projects for renewable energy, where his work includes setting up the legal structure in close cooperation with colleagues from our regulatory department.


Etiënne holds an LLM in Dutch and notarial law as well as a propaedeutic degree in history from the university of Groningen. In addition, Etiënne spent six months in Stockholm, Sweden, to study law at the University of Stockholm, and attended the Goethe Institut in Berlin for a few months.


Etiënne’s recent work includes advising:

  • Shell on the sale of its former office and R&D location in Rijswijk, the Netherlands, to Kadans Science Partners, which location is to be redeveloped into a mixed-use campus concept
  • FrieslandCampina on the divestment of its cream liqueur business to Wagram Equity Partners, which divestment includes the separation of the business site in Rijkevoort
  • Parcom on the acquisition, comprising of a series of consecutive asset transfers, and partial on-sale of the Simadan Group. This group is inter alia located in the harbour area of Amsterdam, and therefore the Port of Amsterdam was involved in all real estate steps that were to be take in light of the acquisition and subsequent partial on-sale
  • Intergamma on buying out its largest franchisee, CRH/Van Neerbos together with a large majority of the other Intergamma franchisees
  • Klépierre on the divestment of 65 retail units with a total surface of 22,700 m2 in Almere to Kroonenberg Groep
  • Impax on its acquisition and financing of the largest to be built solar park in the Netherlands (Vlagtwedde)

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