Van Campen Liem

Amsterdam Office

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Number of partners: 17
Number of lawyers: 40
Languages: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Luxembourgish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish

Firm Overview:
Van Campen Liem was formed in February 2012, with offices in Amsterdam and Luxembourg. Several of the firm’s attorneys and civil law notaries had already worked together for many years at one of the largest and most reputable law firms in the world. Van Campen Liem offers high quality expertise in corporate transactions, international tax structuring and investment funds. The firm’s team consists of tax lawyers, corporate lawyers, notaries and funds’ lawyers to ensure complete support in all aspects of corporate and transactional work, both domestic and international. Van Campen Liem offers integrated corporate and tax advice, with the firm’s strongest focus areas being M&A, private equity, venture capital, investment funds and corporate restructurings. The firm has a unique cross-border track record. The firm has unique experience in the emerging markets arena, in particular having built a solid Turkey and CEE practice over the years with native speaking and experienced Turkey specialists as well as Russia/CIS desk. Van Campen Liem’s clients have access to a broad network and long-standing relationships with international law firms and other service providers.

Main Areas of Practice:

Corporate & M&A:
Corporate work is at the heart of the firm’s practice and forms the basis of the core practice areas. The firm’s main client focus is on cross border, private equity and M&A transactions.
Representative Deals:
■ Assisted General Electric Company in connection with the completion of the transfer of ownership of the three joint ventures that were established at closing of the acquisition of Alstom’s Power and Grid assets. Value of this deal was approx. USD 3 billion. During 2015, Van Campen Liem also assisted GE in connection with its initial USD 10.6 billion acquisition of Alstom’s power and grid businesses, and the establishment of the three joint ventures. Van Campen Liem also assisted General Electric Company in connection with the combination of its oil and gas business with Baker Hughes
■ Assisted Frank’s International N.V. in connection with its acquisition of Blackhawk Group Holdings, Inc., from Bain Capital Private Equity. The total consideration amounted to approximately USD 294.4 million
■ Assisted VINCI Airports with the Dutch legal aspects relating to the acquisition of nine airports and three partial management contracts following the acquisition of the airport portfolio held by Airports Worldwide
■ Assisted with the completion of the acquisition by Saffelberg Investments of a strategic stake in Effortel, a globally leading Mobile Virtual Network Enabler
■ Assisted TIP Trailer Services Netherlands B.V. with its acquisition of Twan Heetkamp Trailers B.V., a Dutch rental and leasing company, which has a fleet of around 3,000 trailers operating across Europe
■ Assisted Netlog Lojistik Hizmetleri, Turkey’s largest integrated logistics company with a strong presence in Europe and Asia, in connection with the sale of a minority stake in Netlog Lojistik Hizmetleri to the Abraaj Group, a leading investor operating in growth markets
Contact Partners: Edwin Liem, Tom Mitchell, Arjen Mulderije, Cees Kersten, Bart Wehmeijer

Private Equity & Venture Capital:
Van Campen Liem’s expertise also includes acting for private equity investors, fund managers and founders of companies who are taking private equity on board. The firm’s lawyers advise on the full range of transactions from venture capital investments to larger cross-border PE deals and from the initial setting up of a fund and setting up of the investment structure all the way through to exit.
Representative Deals:
■ Assisted Grassy Creek LLC in connection with its investment in a Dutch tech company, which builds artificial intelligence for real estate
■ Acted as Dutch tax and legal counsel to Mobileye in respect of its acquisition by Intel. Value of this deals was approximately USD 15 billion
■ Assisted Peninsula Investments in the possible acquisition of a majority stake in Aernnova in consortium with TowerBrook
■ Advised Akina Partners and its shareholders in the acquisition of the Akina Group on behalf of Unigestion SA and the merge of their private equity operations to create a USD 6 billion AUM market leader in global small and mid-market private equity
■ Advised Orolia and the leading French PE asset manager Eurazeo on the acquisition of 100% of the shares in NetWave Systems
Contact Partners: Marc van Campen, Edwin Liem, Tom Mitchell, Marcello Distaso

Investment Funds:
The firm’s investment funds practice focuses on private equity and venture capital funds, real estate funds and hedge funds as well as renewable energy and impact investment funds. Van Campen Liem advises fund managers in fund structuring and formation projects as well as LPs and institutional investors when negotiating their participations into funds. They have a specific expertise in funds secondary and secondary direct deals.
Representative Deals:
■ Assisted as lead counsel on the structuring, formation, interim and final closings of four Akina advised funds: Euro Choice VII Fund, Euro Choice VI Fund, Euro Choice Direct Fund and Euro Choice Secondary II
■ Assisted as lead counsel on the structuring, formation, extensive negotiations and closing of Peninsula Investments II SCA, a mandate fund set up for one of the most reputable institutional investors in Abu Dhabi
■ Assisted as lead counsel on the structuring, formation and initial closing of CCL SEE Turkey SME Lending Facility (set up jointly by CL Capital)
■ Assisted as lead counsel on the structuring and formation of CryptoCrunch Blockchain Fund, a hedge fund focused on investments revolving around crypto currencies, (digital) tokens, shares and other assets that exist on any blockchain
■ Assisted as Dutch counsel in relation to purchase by Lexington Partners of private equity fund stakes from Assicurazioni Generali SpA
Contact Partners: Maurits Tausk, Marcello Distaso

The firm’s tax expertise focuses on Dutch and international tax planning and complex structuring advice. The tax team advises on a broad range of corporate transaction work and is specialised in the M&A, private equity, venture capital and investment funds marketplace.
Representative Deals:
■ Acted as a leading tax and legal counsel to Turkcell and its Dutch subsidiaries in respect of the merger of Lifecell Ventures Coöperatief U.A. and Euroasia Telecommunications Holdings Coöperatief U.A. through the acquisition of ETH by Lifecell Ventures
■ Acted as Dutch tax counsel forPerrigo in a complex restructuring of the intra-group financing of the Irish operations
■ Legal and tax assistance with the acquisition of the second largest enterprise application software company in Turkey for Turkven
■ Assisting Turkven and their co-shareholders in Mavi Jeans in the IPO on the Istanbul stock exchange
Contact Partners: Gesina van de Wetering, Marc van Campen, Marcello Distaso, Piet Boonstra