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Buren N.V.

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Managing Partners: Pieter van der Berg, Paul Deloo
Number of partners: 16
Number of lawyers: 75
Languages: Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Japanese, Luxembourgish, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Ukrainian

Firm Overview:
BUREN is an independent, internationally oriented firm of lawyers, civil law notaries and tax lawyers with offices in Amsterdam, Beijing, The Hague, Luxembourg and Shanghai. The firm’s heritage dates back to 1898. Although the firm has grown steadily, it has experienced its most significant growth over the past 20 years. BUREN has over 75 legal professionals providing a full range of legal services to domestic and international business clients who conduct business nationally and globally. The firm offers sound legal solutions combined with a business acumen that ensures a holistic perspective to every legal and tax challenge that clients face. BUREN works closely together with its clients to tailor it’s provided solutions in alignment with the clients’ business goals.

International
BUREN has carefully established a global network with premier and reputable law firms and other service providers allowing the firm to assist you when navigating in national and international business transactions. In addition BUREN has dedicated regional practices (China, Japan, CIS/Russia, Germany, Hong Kong and Latin America) staffed by native speakers and professionals that have a profound knowledge of local business and culture.

Main Areas of Practice:

Corporate/M&A:
BUREN’s corporate practice group provides clients with advice and support on all aspects of their corporate requirements - including corporate restructurings, company law, corporate governance, company secretarial and compliance. Its integrated, multidisciplinary team has the resources and insight in M&A, tax, notarial, financial and capital markets, executive compensation and other relevant expertise to successfully structure and execute complex and less complex transactions. BUREN’s multi-jurisdictional footprint and international network offer seamless and fast assistance on cross-border aspects.

Tax:
BUREN’s tax group covers all aspects of tax law applicable in the Netherlands and Luxembourg including all international tax issues and is fully integrated in all its other practices with a strong focus on corporate transactions, including M&A and intragroup reorganisations, investment fund structuring and employment & benefits related matters.

Real Estate:
BUREN’s Real Estate team has extensive experience in the development, redevelopment, construction, financing, purchase and lease of real estate projects. BUREN’s multi-lingual professionals are well equipped to assist our international clients. In addition, our real estate practice is known nationally for its specialist expertise in foreclosure auctions of real estate. BUREN’s real estate team advises developers, investors, contractors, financial institutions and endusers of real estate on their real estate interests in the Netherlands.

Dispute Resolution:
BUREN’s litigation and dispute resolution team has broad and extensive experience in the field of litigation and operates on the highest level. Its experienced lawyers successfully settle complex disputes. When pursuing the clients’ aims, BUREN offers innovative solutions and a proactive approach. BUREN’s lawyers have extensive experience in proceedings, not just at courts and courts of appeal in the Benelux, including proceedings at the Enterprise Chamber of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal, but also as team players in cross border disputes. They also have broad experience in international arbitration, including arbitration at the Netherlands Arbitration Institute, ICC, SIAC and ad-hoc.

Employment & Benefits:
BUREN’s employment and benefits team advises on the full spectrum of complex employment issues including litigation and dispute resolution, (European) works councils and unions and the employment aspects of corporate transactions. The firm advises and represents companies in respect of (collective) dismissals, reorganisations, national and European co-determination, Collective Labor Agreements (CAOs), flexible and temporary employment relationships, drafting and negotiating employment contracts, agency and contractor arrangements, secondment, corporate governance and boardroom and senior executive issues.

Associated Office: DEKEN
DEKEN PRC Litigators is a Chinese registered niche law firm in Shanghai (registration no 2310120133016150) specialising in Chinese business dispute settlement. The firm is independent from local interests and aims at achieving the highest ethical and professional standards. The firm’s clients are diverse and the disputes the firm handles often involve foreign related interest. DEKEN is a member of the Global Insurance Law Connect network (GILC) and handles all insurance cases fort the network in China.

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