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Niek Biegman


  • Profession
    Advocaat, admitted to the Bar in the Netherlands in 1990
  • Expertise
    Capital markets, Energy Infrastructure and Environment, Finance and restructuring, Financial Markets Regulation
  • Languages
    Dutch, English, French, German
  • Education
    University of Amsterdam and New York University


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.


Chambers comments: “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.”


Niek’s recent work includes advising:

  • Fugro on its placements of EUR 190 million and EUR 100 million subordinated convertible bonds
  • BCD on the refinancing of its USD 380 million and EUR 90 million senior facilities agreement
  • Fugro on the temporary covenant reset of its EUR 775 million revolving credit facilities and USD 890 million US private placement notes
  • Akzo Nobel on its EUR 3.1 billion multicurrency credit facilities to be entered into by the demerged Specially Chemicals division (in case of a public track)
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