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 coordinates 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 of 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.
Clients are "impressed with the depth of Stibbe's knowledge and strategic guidance" across the Benelux region.
One interviewee reports that "Stibbe's international network proved instrumental" in cross-border transactions, with another commentator emphasising that "Stibbe has several connecting firms in different countries and is always able to assist when this is needed. The quality of the firms they work with is also of a high standard."