Niek is head of De Brauw’s London office. He specialises in corporate finance with a particular focus on banking, restructuring, capital markets and hybrid instruments. Niek has a broad transaction experience in finance, restructuring and capital markets, and regularly advises corporates, investment banks, financial institutions and private equity investors, and works with leading independent law firms on cross-border transactions. He is also a frequent speaker at international conferences.

Niek’s recent work includes advising

  • HEMA on its EUR 750 million bond restructuring, including negotiations, court proceedings in UK, US and the Netherlands and a parallel M&A process, resulting in a 60% debt reduction
  • Fugro on the refinancing of its capital structure
  • BCD on the refinancing of its USD 550 million and EUR 90 million senior facilities agreement

He is excellent at mediating when there is a deadlock in negotiations. He is very diplomatic and creative in finding solutions, which is very constructive.



  • Profession

    Advocaat, admitted to the Bar in the Netherlands in 1990

  • Languages

    Dutch, English, French, German

  • Education

    University of Amsterdam

    New York University

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