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: