Van Campen Liem practice and lawyers very well recognized by Chambers Global and Europe 2021

We are pleased to announce that Van Campen Liem’s key areas of practice as well as 5 of the firm’s lawyers have been recognized as leading by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe 2021 both in the Netherlands and Luxembourg.

Corporate/M&A (Mid-Market)

What the team is known for Prominent domestic corporate boutique acting on a range of cross-border M&A and private equity transactions. Regularly advises both domestic and international private equity houses on transactions in the Netherlands. Noted expertise in corporate restructuring. Popular with clients from the manufacturing and energy sectors.

Strengths Clients home in on the team’s commercial acumen, such as one who asserts that “the lawyers are creative, flexible and quick,” adding: “The culture is one where they want to build long client relationships.”

This is confirmed by another who says that “all of the lawyers are very client-oriented, knowledgeable, responsive and pragmatic.”

Foreign desks The firm’s Turkish desk is co-led by Gesina van de Wetering and Marc van Campen, and includes Turkish-qualified lawyers based in the Netherlands. It assists Turkish companies with acquisitions.

Source: Chambers Global 2021 and Chambers Europe 2021

Investment Funds

What the team is known for Advises on the creation of funds for various asset classes, including venture capital and private equity. Acts for investors on technology, healthcare, infrastructure and fintech investments.

Well-resourced team with a strong reputation for private equity and venture capital fund formation. Advises a wide variety of domestic and international fund managers on fund structuring matters. Has experience acting on both sides of investments into funds. Also handles regulatory mandates, including AIFMD licensing. Frequently assists with cross-border mandates alongside the firm’s office in Luxembourg.

Strengths Clients compliment the team for being “extremely responsive and entrepreneurial.” The firm’s handling of multi-jurisdictional projects is remarked upon by clients, one reporting that “it is an ideal partner for cross-border matters.” Another singles out the practice’s “entrepreneurial and commercial approach.”

Source: Chambers Global 2021 and Chambers Europe 2021

Tax

What the team is known for Tax and transaction boutique with well-regarded expertise on the tax structuring of corporate transactions. Well known for its focus on the private equity sector, as well as areas such as the media, healthcare, energy and investment fund management industries. Regularly advises on cross-border issues, for jurisdictions including Turkey and Greece, and across the CEE region.

Strengths Clients appreciate the department’s attentiveness, one enthusing that “they are quick and respond in a very detailed way.”

Source: Chambers Europe 2021

International & Cross-Border Capabilities Department

What the team is known for An independent transactional boutique with offices in the Netherlands and Luxembourg. The team is a popular choice to act as co-counsel on inbound deals, as well as having an increasing demand to handle cross-border transactions as lead counsel. It focuses on investment funds, tax, M&A and private equity, advising clients on both domestic and multi-jurisdictional matters.

Van Campen Liem’s cross-border transactions involve pan-European and global aspects, and the firm can offer clients a number of lawyers with in-depth experience of foreign markets in Central and Southern Europe, being particularly renowned for advising on private equity investments and tax issues in Turkey and Greece. The firm has also acted as Dutch counsel on larger international deals originating in the USA and Asia as well as issues relating to emerging markets.

Strengths Clients confirm that Van Campen Liem has handled cross-border transactions “on multiple occasions and across multiple countries,” adding that “they are extremely useful, and whenever there is need of a local lawyer they are always helpful and show good teamwork.”

Source: Chambers Global 2021

The following lawyers are recognized as leading practitioners in their areas of  practice:

Van Campen Liem advised the shareholders of MAAS, including Nimbus, in connection with the participation of Miko in MAAS

Van Campen Liem advised the shareholders of MAAS International Holding B.V. (“MAAS“), including Nimbus, a Netherlands based investment company, in connection with the participation of Miko in MAAS.

Nimbus acquired MAAS in December 2018 to help the coffee and vending machine expert optimize its potential and achieve more in the Dutch market with a truly distinctive proposition. With its motto “Treat Yourself Well”, MAAS is known for its range of tailor-made beverages. In recent years, MAAS focused on sustainability, resulting in initiatives such as impact@origin and impact@footprint.

Miko, the coffee service and plastic packaging specialist, listed on Euronext Brussels, found in MAAS a complementary organization alongside its Dutch subsidiary Miko Koffie Service. This participation is in line with the long-term strategy of the Miko group to further develop the roll-out of an international coffee service organization, by means of participations and its subsidiaries in various countries.

As a result of the transaction, Miko has acquired a minority shareholding position of 25% in MAAS.

The Van Campen Liem team consisted of Martijn Stuart, Eva Klein Obbink and Lotte Smit.

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