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De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

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Managing Partner: Geert Potjewijd
Number of partners: 64
Number of lawyers: 380
Languages: Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Russian, Spanish

Firm Overview:
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek is a law firm with a global reach. The firm has a robust corporate practice, a centre of excellence in litigation, and an unparalleled team of regulatory experts. Big matters, big risks and big arenas require multidisciplinary, multinational teams composed of strong strategic thinkers willing to go the extra mile. The firm believes in striking the right balance between rigour and pragmatism, especially when the stakes are high and the pressure is on. De Brauw puts business in a legal context, not the other way around. The needs of clients go hand in hand with legal expertise. That’s why the firm strives to recruit people with a variety of interests, experience and nationalities. The firm looks at the bigger picture, and leaves no stone unturned on its path to aiding clients. De Brauw practises the art and science of collaboration – across all disciplines and national borders – with both its own and other legal experts, in-house counsel, and other specialists.

Headquartered in Amsterdam, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek also has bases in Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Shanghai and Singapore. Our Best Friends – a network of premier European law firms – alongside the firm’s informal partnerships around the world mean it has access to the best local expertise as and when required

Main Areas of Practice:
■ Arbitration
■ Banking & Finance
■ Capital Markets
■ Competition & Regulation
■ Corporate / M&A
■ Corporate Advisory
■ Corporate Governance
■ Corporate Recovery & Insolvency
■ Employment & Employee Benefits
■ Energy, Infrastructure & Environment
■ Financial Markets Regulation
■ Healthcare & Life Science
■ ICT
■ Insurance
■ Intellectual Property
■ Investment Management
■ Litigation
■ Pensions
■ Privacy & Data Security
■ Private Equity
■ Real Estate
■ Regulatory Enforcement
■ Supreme Court Litigation
■ Tax

International Work:
De Brauw ensures that its clients receive the best legal advice available, collaborating with expert local counsel throughout the world as needed. This allows De Brauw to be well-equipped to act at the national and international levels. De Brauw has also hired experienced senior associates, all qualified in their jurisdictions of origin, from the US, China, Canada, Israel, Belarus, Germany and India. With this diverse group of lawyers, De Brauw is able to best serve its clients in their cross-border matters throughout the world.

It addition to its main offices in the Netherlands, De Brauw has offices in Brussels, London, Frankfurt, Shanghai and Singapore that serve as a bridgehead in each of those regions. In addition, De Brauw has long-standing relationships with top-tier law firms in all major jurisdictions. Independence ensures freedom of choice. In consultation with its clients, De Brauw is able to choose the right local partner firm, while at the same time retaining its oversight of the matter.

This way, De Brauw is able to guarantee client access to outstanding global legal services. Multiple firms, one team, one solution.

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