Financiering en zekerheden

Wij adviseren en begeleiden cliënten bij het structureren en het documenteren van financieringstransacties. Dit betreft nieuwe financieringen en herfinancieringen; al dan niet in het kader van een herstructurering. Wij zijn betrokken bij transacties in nationale en internationale context, waarbij wij optreden voor financiers en kredietnemers. Ons team heeft ruime ervaring in een breed spectrum van financieringsvormen, onder meer aandeelhoudersleningen, bedrijfsfinancieringen, acquisitiefinancieringen, vastgoedfinancieringen en projectfinancieringen. 

Ook adviseren en procederen wij met regelmaat over geschillen op het gebied van financieringen en zekerheden.

Onze advocaten hebben veelal een achtergrond bij grote (internationale) kantoren en financiële instellingen. Door de kennis en ervaring die zij daar hebben opgedaan, kunnen zij echt het verschil maken voor onze cliënten, binnen de laagdrempelige en cliënt gerichte aanpak van ons kantoor. Of dat nu het bewerkstelligen van een lastige herfinanciering betreft of het uitprocederen van een kwestie over de uitwinning van een pandrecht. 

Recente zaken

Acted for Rabobank on the collection of a receivable, pledged in its favour. In court proceedings in respect of the collection of the receivable, an objection to jurisdiction of the District Court of Amsterdam was filed on the basis that a pledgee should not be allowed to rely on a choice of forum in the underlying agreement between the pledgor and its counterparty. On behalf of Rabobank, we successfully opposed the objection both in the first instance and on appeal.

Acted for an Israeli financial institution on the refinancing of a credit facility in The Netherlands.

Assisted a group of funds with a €750m interest in the Revolving Credit Facility  provided to Hemisphere International Properties B.V., holding approx. €1,1 billion real estate for Steinhoff International Holding N.V., a South-African global retailer that is dual listed in Germany. Steinhoff deals mainly in furniture and household goods. It operates in Europe, Africa, Asia, the United States, Australia and New Zealand. As of August 2019, Steinhoff is active in 30 countries, with 12,000 retail outlets, 40 brands and approx. 130,000 employees.

Assisted Varova Fashion Group now known as Brand Retail Group (110 stores, 1500 people employed, €140m revenue p/a) and Standard Investment (as a shareholder) in negotiating an Amendment and Restatement relating to a Loan Facility Agreement with senior credit provider HIG WhiteHorse. Varova now focuses on its most successful brands Sissy Boy, Open 32 and Tumble ’n Dry. For news click here.

Assisted a multi-billion African investment bank to recover outstanding bond and note claims in excess of €200m.

Acted for (approx.) €120m turnover passenger transport organisation regarding its bank and the winding up of an unfortunate foreign investment.

Assisted in the restructuring and refinancing of a heavy lifting and heavy shipping business.

Acted as Dutch counsel for (several parts of) a financial institution holding substantial amounts of fixed rate bearer notes issued by PTIF BV and guaranteed by Oi S.A. under their € 7,500,000,000.00 Medium-Term Note Programme.

Acted for Coface and Glencore Grain in relation to (the bankruptcy of) Abengoa Bioenergy Netherlands B.V., a large bio-ethanol producer. Part of the Abengoa Group, a Spanish multinational corporation, it holds companies within the energy, telecommunications, transportation and environment sectors, with 13,341 employees and showing €330m turnover as of March 2019. 
 

Appointed on an annual basis as trustee of OW Bunker and OW Global Trading, two OW Bunker subsidiaries with an annual turnover of €1.5 billion. OW Bunker is one of the world's biggest players in oil bunkering.

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