Eervolle vermeldingen voor BarentsKrans in Legal 500

Gisteravond heeft Legal 500 haar rankings voor 2018 bekendgemaakt. Net als voorgaande jaren wordt BarentsKrans meermaals genoemd in deze toonaangevende, internationale gids voor de advocatuur. Wij zijn opnieuw bijzonder trots op de vele eervolle vermeldingen.

Uitblinkers

BarentsKrans is dit jaar op maar liefst negen verschillende rechtsgebieden genoemd. Arbeidsrecht, Corporate/M&A, EU & Mededinging, Private equity, Vastgoed, Commercial Litigation, Healthcare and Life sciences, IE & technologie – zowel in de categorie Patents als Trade marks, copyrights and design rights – krijgen een waardering in de lijst.

BarentsKrans’ ‘efficient’ department provides ‘well-tailored, no-nonsense advice’.

De praktijkgroep Arbeidsrecht heeft haar fantastische tier 1-positie weten te behouden. Onze jongste partner Laurens de Graaf behoudt ook dit jaar zijn eervolle titel als ‘Next Generation Lawyer’ binnen dit expertisegebied. Evenals partner Rogier Duk die zichzelf wederom Leading Individual mag noemen.

Ook Commercial litigation, en de expertises Healthcare en Life sciences hebben hun hoge tier 2-positie weten te behouden. Daarbij is Marleen van den Horst dit jaar benoemd tot ‘Leading Individual’. De praktijkgroep Vastgoed verdient een speciale vermelding: op basis van feedback van vele cliënten klom het team van een tier 4-positie in 2017 naar een tier 3 ranking.

De rankings op een rijtje

Dit jaar zijn wij met 19 van onze advocaten en notarissen aanbevolen op de volgende rechtsgebieden:

  • Employment – ranked: tier 1

    ‘Easily available and quick to react’, the team at BarentsKrans acts for clients such as KPMG, ABN Amro and the municipality of Delft. Group head Caroline van Gent is an expert in civil service, non-profit and healthcare employment. The ‘very smart, creative and proactive’ Laurens de Graaf is ‘calm and mature’; ‘down-to-earth litigator’ Max Keulaerds has ‘a brilliant legal mind’; and Peter Vas Nunes is ‘caring and intelligent’. Rogier Duk is also recommended.

  • Corporate / M&A – ranked: tier 6

    BarentsKrans’ ‘efficient’ department provides ‘well-tailored, no-nonsense advice’. ‘Proactive, client-oriented’, ‘ever-enthusiastic perfectionist’ Rhamsey Croes heads the practice, and is ‘available 24/7’; he made partner in January 2017. Michiel Martin acted for KPN on its acquisition of Solcon, and Harry Rek assisted Wellpet with its purchase of Paragon Products Holding. Nick Surber and notary Robert-Jan Zwaan are also recommended.

  • EU & Competition – ranked: tier 3

    Clients consider BarentsKrans’ competition and public procurement team to be ‘a very good choice for EU and competition law matters’. It is headed by the ‘fantastic’, ‘very intelligent’ Joost Fanoy, who advised Infotheek on the competition aspects of a number of acquisitions in 2017. Martijn van Maanen is also recommended.

  • Private equity – ranked: tier 5

    Harry Rek leads BarentsKrans’ team, often advising foreign PE firms on their Dutch investments. Michiel Martin advised Hot ITem on the sale of most of its shares to De Hoge Dennen Capital. The ‘practical, proactive’ Rhamsey Croes made partner in January 2017; civil law notary Robert-Jan Zwaan is also recommended.

  • Real estate – ranked: tier 3

    Jesse Zijlma and Jeffrey Koenecke lead the team at BarentsKrans, which has strong transactional and contentious capabilities. The pair assisted Amvest and Aegon with €300m-worth of acquisitions, including the €150m Glashaven redevelopment. Koenecke and development expert Joost Huijgen acted for ASR on its €275m purchase of Stationsportefeuille from NS Vastgoed.

  • Commercial litigation – ranked: tier 2

    The ‘very good, proactive’ team at BarentsKrans is often instructed in financial and Supreme Court litigation in addition to contentious commercial matters. Rieme-Jan Tjittes is representing Fox Networks in a dispute with Ziggo brought before the Amsterdam District Court regarding the distribution of national and international Premier League Soccer on Dutch television. Martijn van Maanen defended Bank Indonesia against a lawsuit brought by trustees before the Amsterdam District Court regarding the bankruptcy of subsidiary Indover Bank. William Schonewille is also a name to note.

  • Healthcare and life sciences – ranked: tier 2

    Led by ‘extremely personable’ regulatory and patents expert Marleen van den Horst, who has ‘a depth of experience few can rival’, BarentsKrans’ team counts Focus Care, Accord Healthcare, Bayer and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries among its clients. Caroline van Gent is recommended for healthcare employment matters.

  • Patents – ranked: tier 3

    The ‘devoted, personable, well-connected’ Marleen van den Horst heads BarentsKrans’ team, which is active in pharmaceuticals, telecoms, electronics and mechanical engineering. Van den Horst and the ‘comforting’, ‘widely knowledgeable and very amicable’ Jaap Bremer acted for Sun Pharmaceutical Industries in nullity and infringement proceedings against Novartis.

  • Trade marks, copyrights and design rights – ranked: tier 5

    Praised for its ‘outstanding knowledge of trade mark law and EU case law’, BarentsKrans’ department counts Heutink, Exterion Media and De Nederlandse Energie Maatschappij among its clients. The key contact is the ‘eloquent, authoritative’ Jaap Bremer, who has ‘the knowledge of a professor and the attitude of a lean, mean business lawyer’.

Totstandkoming Legal 500 rankings

Legal 500 analyseert al 29 jaar advocaten en advocatenkantoren en zet de beste op een rij. Dit doen zij geheel onafhankelijk. De rankings worden gebaseerd op feedback van meer dan 300.000 cliënten wereldwijd, inzendingen van advocatenkantoren en gesprekken met juridisch adviseurs. Het team van Legal 500 bundelt deze resultaten en presenteert jaarlijks de rankings.

Op de website van Legal 500 vindt u aanvullende informatie over de rankings.