International & Cross-Border Capabilities Department

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What the team is known for Notable Benelux firm offering a distinguished full-service practice from its Amsterdam and Rotterdam offices. It has strong appeal for handling inbound and outbound cross-border work, through seamless co-ordination with full-service teams in Brussels and Luxembourg and representative offices in London and New York. The firm also joins forces with other leading law firms to deliver international work to a high standard.

The team executes cross-border transactions with excellence. It is known for its strength in restructuring, typically working on large multi-jurisdictional matters. The firm also has an impressive track record handling high-end cross-border M&A transactions, particularly in the technology, pharmaceutical and energy sectors. It also offers robust skills in corporate investigations and intellectual property, serving transactional and contentious cross-border mandates, as it is highly rated in dispute resolution.

The firm equally hosts robust financial regulatory and securitisation teams, backed up by strong equity and debt capital market practices. Financing matters account for a considerable portion of cross-border work as the team assists national and international banks, bookrunners and underwriters.

Strengths Sources recognise that "they are strong on the cross-border experience and are very strategic in their approach." Another says: "They're very high-quality and impressive, holding their own against international firms."

Clients praise the firm's restructuring work and the relationships it can call on to service international matters. One reports: "I involve them for the bigger restructuring deals, especially ones that involve multiple jurisdictions because they work with reputable firms in the UK, Germany, and Belgium."

Clients also comment on the firm's cross-border transactional capabilities: "The work they did was quite complex in some respects, mostly due to the fact that we had to deal with a lot of stakeholders and different jurisdictions."

Several interviewees also highly value the firm's full-service coverage of the Benelux region. One says: "We use Nauta because they're very good on Benelux work." Another adds: "The advantage of Nauta in comparison to other firms is their Brussels office, which, in addition to Amsterdam, ensured a full-service solution."