Ranking tables

International & Cross-Border Transactions | Global

Netherlands

The International & Cross-Border Transactions rankings table below has been designed to provide the most in-depth insights and reviews of the top ranked lawyers and law firms. The firms included in our rankings have been recommended by in-house counsel, other third-party experts and private practice lawyers. Our comprehensive research ensures you have all the information needed when looking to purchase legal services across Netherlands.

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Band 1
  1. A&O Shearman
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    A&O Shearman
    International & Cross-Border Transactions
    2024 | Band 1 | 5 Years Ranked
    A&O Shearman, with its full-service offering and ability to offer an integrated well-coordinated service, is a top-rated international law firm in the Netherlands, and is thus a highly popular choice for clients given its noteworthy cross-border capability. The Netherlands office plays a vital role within the law firm's wider global strategy, acting for major Dutch multinational and international clients on both outbound and inbound matters. Clients commend its ability to lead multi-jurisdictional deals, noting that the team coordinates seamlessly with other offices across the law firm's international network. On 1st May 2024, Allen & Overy and Shearman & Sterling merged to form A&O Shearman.
  2. De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
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    De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
    International & Cross-Border Transactions
    2024 | Band 1 | 5 Years Ranked
    De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek is a market-leading independent law firm with a formidable reputation for its international and cross-border capabilities. The law firm is typically identified as the leading adviser to Dutch-headquartered corporations that have significant international operations. The Netherlands office is the law firm's pivotal hub and remains a notable force in the market, advising international clients as Dutch counsel and leading impressive multi-jurisdictional matters for its national client base. De Brauw has established a presence in various jurisdictions, having opened offices in Brussels, London, Shanghai and Singapore, and the firm is a key member of the 'Best Friends' network, regularly coordinating with its top-tier peers in Europe to serve cross-border mandates.
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Band 2
  1. Clifford Chance LLP
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    Clifford Chance LLP
    International & Cross-Border Transactions
    2024 | Band 2 | 5 Years Ranked
    Clifford Chance's office in the Netherlands is recognised for making a strong contribution towards the law firm's overall global strength, as practitioners turn to the Netherlands team for its coordinating abilities on a range of cross-border work, particularly for the financial sector. The law firm collaborates effectively with other Clifford Chance offices across its international network, handling a mix of inbound and outbound matters, and offering an integrated seamless service. The team is well equipped to coordinate work covering multiple jurisdictions, representing an impressive array of multinational and international lenders, borrowers and other major financial institutions, as clients often choose to work with Clifford Chance due to its notable English law capacity in Amsterdam, as well as in London.
  2. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
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    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    International & Cross-Border Transactions
    2024 | Band 2 | 5 Years Ranked
    A robust international firm with a well-established presence in the Netherlands, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is a popular option for handling international and cross-border matters. It plays a strategic role within the global practice, routinely coordinating work with its integrated system across various jurisdictions. Freshfields collaborates with its other offices to assist clients, acting both as lead counsel for those wishing to expand their operations overseas and as Dutch counsel for those with business interests in the local market.
  3. Houthoff
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    Houthoff
    International & Cross-Border Transactions
    2024 | Band 2 | 5 Years Ranked
    A well-respected firm headquartered in the Netherlands, Houthoff incorporates a significant international perspective into its practice. Offices in Amsterdam and Rotterdam provide a full-service scope, are well established in the local market and have capacity to lead cross-border matters, routinely advising on Dutch legal aspects of complex international matters. Houthoff also has offices in Brussels, London and New York to maintain strong relationships abroad, and the law firm also has a dedicated regional focus within its practice, with teams focusing on China, Japan, Korea, Latin America and other parts of Europe. Houthoff frequently coordinates with leading firms in other jurisdictions, and as the Netherlands' exclusive member of the elite 'Lex Mundi' network, Houthoff is also able to call on expertise from across that global platform.
  4. Loyens & Loeff
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    Loyens & Loeff
    International & Cross-Border Transactions
    2024 | Band 2 | 5 Years Ranked
    Loyens & Loeff's Amsterdam and Rotterdam full-service offices play a vital function within the law firm's international strategy. Practitioners in the Netherlands coordinate with Loyens' other main hubs in Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland on cross-border matters, creating a strong Benelux-wide practice. The law firm plays an important role advising international clients on Dutch matters, as well as acting as lead counsel on multi-jurisdictional deals. Loyens & Loeff has also established strong relationships overseas through smaller offices in the USA and Asia, ensuring that the firm has established itself as a highly valued international partner and collaborator for numerous respected law firms in other jurisdictions.
  5. NautaDutilh
    International & Cross-Border Transactions
    2024 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Baker McKenzie
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    Baker McKenzie
    International & Cross-Border Transactions
    2024 | Band 3 | 5 Years Ranked
    Baker McKenzie, a formidable international law firm, stands out in the Dutch market with its vast international footprint and global reach. The Amsterdam office serves as one of the law firm's important European hubs, and clients value its ability to collaborate seamlessly with colleagues across a diverse range of jurisdictions. Through having a precise knowledge of the local market and a global outlook built into its firm DNA, Baker McKenzie is highly competent at handling inbound and outbound matters.
  2. DLA Piper Nederland
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    DLA Piper Nederland
    International & Cross-Border Transactions
    2024 | Band 3 | 5 Years Ranked
    DLA Piper, a well-regarded international law firm, has a strong global offering which makes it a solid choice for clients with international mandates. The Dutch practice is highly valued for this, attracting national and international clients that call on the firm to advise on cross-border matters. The team in Amsterdam coordinates with other offices across its vast network, joining forces with experts in each market to deliver solid local law advice across a range of jurisdictions. DLA Piper is well equipped to lead cross-border work and adopts a regular role advising international clients on inbound transactions, having established a strong presence in the local market.
  3. Stibbe B.V.
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    Stibbe B.V.
    International & Cross-Border Transactions
    2024 | Band 3 | 5 Years Ranked
    Stibbe's Netherlands team offers clients a full-service scope with strong transactional and financing capabilities. The law firm is known for handling competition, antitrust and merger control transactions in the global space, recently involving the pharmaceutical, technology and automotive industries. Stibbe is also well versed in handling cross-border high-end corporate M&A, tax and corporate investigations, as well as being strong in energy-related matters. These areas are strengthened by the law firm's capabilities in corporate and commercial litigation, as it is highly rated in dispute resolution.
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Band 4
  1. AKD
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    AKD
    International & Cross-Border Transactions
    2024 | Band 4 | 5 Years Ranked
    AKD has quickly developed into a distinguished Benelux-wide firm. The Netherlands team is praised for working seamlessly with the firm's offices in Belgium and Luxembourg, both of which have seen significant growth in recent years, as well as with other leading firms from other jurisdictions to execute cross-border matters. The law firm has strong experience acting as lead and co-counsel on inbound matters in the Netherlands, with a precise knowledge of the local market, but has growing expertise in advising various clients as lead counsel on outbound matters, which is particularly key throughout Europe. AKD also often works in the UK and USA, having built strong relationships outside of continental Europe, and it is developing a strong Asian and Latin America practice.