International & Cross-Border Capabilities Department

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What the team is known for Stibbe's Amsterdam office is highly respected in the Netherlands, fulfilling an important role within the firm's Benelux-wide presence, which also incorporates highly rated practices in Belgium and Luxembourg. It acts on impressive cross-border matters through its capacity to lead multi-jurisdictional transactions and to advise international clients investing in the Dutch market. The firm's international platform includes offices in London, New York and Dubai and the team co-ordinates closely with colleagues or with other leading firms outside the firm's home jurisdictions.

The Netherlands team offers clients a full-service scope with strong transactional and financing capabilities. It is known for handling competition, antitrust and merger control transactions in the global space, recently involving the pharmaceutical, technology and automotive industries. It is also well versed in handling cross-border high-end M&A, tax and corporate investigations. These areas are strengthened by the firm's capabilities in corporate and commercial litigation, as it is highly rated in dispute resolution.

Clients facing cross-border financing projects will also benefit from the firm's international capacity. It is noted for its adept handling on equity capital markets matters, seeing increasing demand for cross-jurisdictional work. Its banking practice offers expertise for regulatory issues and project finance deals, acting for an impressive array of international banks and financial services clients.

Strengths One US-based multinational client appreciates "their knowledge and their ability to co-operate with others, because that's the role they're playing." The client adds: "They are very collegiate, it's really a partnership in that sense."

The firm has also developed good relationships and following in Asian markets, with one source from the region saying: "An international firm that we have worked with and that has been particularly impressive is Stibbe."

Another client praises the team for being "very efficient and also very pleasant," and adds that "the lawyers are very approachable, deliver extremely high-quality work," and are "always proactive."