Board: Petra Zijp, Jaap Jan Trommel, Chris Warner
Number of partners: 68
Number of lawyers: 362 (excluding partners)
Languages: Dutch, English, French, German, Luxembourgish
NautaDutilh is an international law firm practising Dutch, Belgian Luxembourg and Dutch-Carribean law. The firm was founded in 1724 and is one of the largest in the Benelux region, with offices in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Brussels and Luxembourg as well as in London and New York.
NautaDutilh places particular emphasis on combining expertise in those practice areas which are relevant to their clients’ business with an understanding of the underlying industries and their strategic and economic drivers. This approach defines NautaDutilh’s organisation with its dedicated teams for particular sectors, including financial institutions, real estate, investment funds, private equity, life sciences, healthcare and energy and utilities. These teams are all multidisciplinary, combining deep sector knowledge with the highest level of legal expertise.
While its practice is anchored in the jurisdictions of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, NautaDutilh works with a substantial number of clients involved in cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions and proceedings. The firm works on a non-exclusive basis with leading law firms throughout the world.
■ Consumer Goods & Retail
■ Energy & Natural Resources
■ Financial Institutions
■ Investment Funds
■ Life Sciences
■ Private Equity
■ Professional Services
■ Real Estate & Infrastructure
■ Transport & Logistics
Main Areas of Practice:
Asset Finance & Structured Finance
Banking & Finance
EU & Competition
Employment & Pensions
Environment & Planning
Fraud & White Collar Crime
Information & Communication Technology
Insurance & Liability
Litigation & Arbitration
Project Finance & PPP/PFI
Public & Regulatory
Real Estate & Infrastructure
Telecom, Media & Telecommunications
NautaDutilh is characterised by its significant banking and finance, corporate and dispute resolution capabilities, strengthened by extensive other practice areas.
Banking & Finance:
NautaDutilh fields the largest acquisition finance, structured finance and general bank lending team in the Benelux region, advising on complex, one-off financing arrangements as well as on mainstream financing arrangements, both on behalf of issuers and debtors. In addition, NautaDutilh advises on derivatives, financial services and regulatory matters to almost every major domestic or international bank, financial institution and regulatory body with interests in the Benelux region.
NautaDutilh enjoys an international reach through its offices in London and New York. The capital markets team advises on a range of equity offerings including IPOs, secondary offerings and rights issues, while its debt capital markets expertise includes MTN and commercial paper programmes, notes issues, repackagings and the emerging markets segment of the Eurobond market. Securitisations are an additional focus area within NautaDutilh both for the domestic market and for pan-European transactions, with particular expertise in relation to RMBS and covered bond programmes.
Corporate & M&A:
NautaDutilh has a significant public M&A capability having advised on almost all transactions involving competing public offers for companies listed in the Netherlands. The team also advises on the buying and selling of domestic and international private companies and businesses. A specific area of expertise is supporting private equity transactions. The corporate team also provides a broad range of advice on corporate and commercial matters with particular emphasis on corporate governance, reorganisations and international joint ventures. The Dutch team’s ability both to advise and to execute is strengthened by its civil law notarial practice.
NautaDutilh handles a broad range of litigation and arbitration relating to securities, transactions, insolvency and restructuring, officers’ and directors’ liability, insurance, IP, employment, regulatory, fiscal and administrative law related issues and commercial cases. This focus enables the firm to maintain the only true stand-alone arbitration team in the Benelux market.
The firm is a leading player in class actions, having acted on the ground-breaking Converium case which established the Netherlands as the only European country that has enforced a worldwide class action settlement on an opt-out basis for investors who had been dismissed from a US securities class action by the US court.