Profession
Advocaat, admitted to the Bar in 1990
Partner since
1999
Expertise
Finance, Restructuring, Capital Markets
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)

'Niek Biegman gets things done.' - Legal 500

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