Pensions & Pension Funds

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As the sector anticipates tomorrow

... our expertise enables our clients to act wisely, today.

We advise employers, pension funds, general pension funds (APFs), premium pension institutions (PPIs), insurance companies, and asset managers on the wide gambit of complex pension issues.

We also handle all disputes that may ensue in connection with pensions, such as investment disputes, disputes between pension funds and their service providers, disputes about duties of care, disputes in connection with the Industry Wide Pension Fund Obligatory Participation Act 2000 (Wet verplichte deelneming in een bedrijfstakpensioenfonds 2000), enforcement actions from DNB or the AFM, and disputes regarding changes in retirement benefits. Should matters necessitate, we also represent clients in the Netherlands Supreme Court.

Recent Matters

3 January 2023

Scheybeeck sells a majority stake in BUKO Infrasupport and BUKO Waakt to Equistone

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20 December 2022

De Brauw advises Thomas H. Lee Partners on its acquisition of Bynder, a leading global digital asset management platform

De Brauw advised Thomas H. Lee Partners ("THL") on the acquisition of Bynder from multiple sellers including Insight Partners.THL, based in Boston, is a premier private equity firm investing in growth companies. Bynder is a global leader in Digital Asset Management (DAM), headquartered in Amsterdam and with major office hubs in the United States, Spain, UK, Australia, and UAE. Bynder's powerful, intuitive, and deeply integrated DAM platform unifies and transforms the creation, management, and distribution of marketing assets. The partnership will accelerate Bynder’s ability to help brands overcome the complexity of proliferating content, enabling delivery of exceptional content experiences and unlocking revenue growth.
8 November 2022

Infinite Electronics to acquire Cable Connectivity Group from TKH and Torqx Capital Partners

De Brauw acted as co-counsel together with U.S. firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton for Infinite Electronics, Inc. (Infinite Electronics) in its acquisition of the Cable Connectivity Group (CCG).Infinite Electronics, a leading global supplier of electronic components serving the needs of customers through a family of highly recognized and trusted brands, has announced on 8 November 2022 that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Cable Connectivity Group (CCG) from Torqx Capital Partners (Torqx) and TKH Group NV (TKH). The transaction is subject to customary regulatory approval and is expected to close in Q1 2023.CCG is a leader in the production, distribution and assembly of specialty cables and cable connectivity solutions. The company operates across Europe with offices and production and distribution facilities in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Italy and China. CCG is comprised of the following brands: Jobarco, Pantaflex, Capable, TKD, ConCab, Schrade Kabeltechnik and KC Industrie. CCG has a global customer base across industrial and electronics end-markets.

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Expertise across the whole pensions sector

We advise on:

• the pension deal (pensioenakkoord) that will be introduced in 2026;
• pension agreements including dealings with works councils;
• financing arrangements and administration agreements;
• mandatory participation in industry wide pension funds;
• governance of pension providers;
• information requirements and duties of care;
• licencing processes (PPIs and general pension funds);
• funding requirements;
• outsourcing including administration agreements and investment management (including sustainability and ESG) such as the agreements with asset managers, fiduciary managers, custodians and central clearing parties;
• cross border collective value transfers;
• lateral and unilateral changes in pension agreements; and
• all legal aspects of pensions in mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures.

Team

Eva Schram

Counsel

Esther Huijzer

Senior Associate