Rankings Chambers Global 2018: fraaie resultaten voor BarentsKrans

Vanmiddag is Chambers Global 2018 verschenen, de gids die een wereldwijd overzicht geeft van internationale rechtsgebieden. BarentsKrans heeft een aantal prachtige vermeldingen. Wellicht de meest bijzondere is dat de praktijkgroep van Corporate M&A voor het eerst binnen de categorie van Mid-Markets een ranking heeft behaald. Net als verleden jaar heeft het team van Intellectueel Eigendom ook dit jaar een mooie Band 2-ranking behaald. Dezelfde toppositie wordt gehaald door de teams van Corporate Litigation, Financial Litigation en Cassatie op het gebied van dispute resolution. En een extra, bijzondere vermelding is dat Marleen van den Horst, hoofd van de praktijkgroep IE en Technologie, ook dit jaar weer beloond werd met een individuele Band 2-ranking.

Feedback van cliënten en peers

De jaarlijkse Chambers ranglijsten worden gebaseerd op feedback van cliënten en peer reviews. Chambers is één van de meest toonaangevende gidsen in de internationale advocatuur.

Wat zegt Chambers?

Chambers Global zegt het volgende over de advocaten van BarentsKrans:

Michiel Martin focuses on M&A, venture capital, joint ventures, buyins and buyouts and corporate restructuring. His recent work highlights include assisting the Dutch branch of Canon with the sale of six business centres to Saphin. Clients enthuse that “he understands the commercial process well and has a lot of relevant experience.”

Nick Surber specialises in M&A, corporate law and setting up corporate structures. According to clients, he is a “very responsive and practical corporate lawyer who knows when to involve other subject matter experts.” He recently advised Stanley Black & Decker and its subsidiary on the acquisition of all shares in Totaal Beveiligingen and Totaal Beveiligingen Dienstverlening.

Marleen van den Horst represents established pharmaceutical and hi-tech industry clients in patent litigation across all sectors. She recently advised Fortimedix on the launch of surgical products and the prospective acquisition of a US patent portfolio. Clients praise her “outstanding knowledge, good commercial awareness and customer focus.”

Jaap Bremer’s practice covers patent and trade mark litigation. His patent litigation expertise includes pharmaceutical, mechanical and software patents. His recent work highlights include representing Unilin in patent validity and infringement proceedings for its European Patent 341 concerning floor panel systems. Sources admire his “high expertise paired with responsiveness, creativity and pragmatism,” and appreciate that he “always has the client’s interests in mind.”

William Schonewille focuses on class action disputes in the financial litigation sphere, with particular expertise in banking and securities law. He recently represented a number of subordinated bondholders in relation to SNS Bank in EUR150 million compensation proceedings following the bank’s expropriation and nationalisation. He is described by one source as someone who is “very on top of the details” and “has a good litigation spirit,” while his good “understanding of the merits of financial products” also proves useful to clients in contentious matters relating to that field.

Martijn van Maanen specialises in directors’ liability, M&A and antitrust disputes, as well as fraud matters. Commentators regard him as a “really sharp litigator” who has “a very good reputation.” He continued to defend Bank Indonesia on ongoing EUR140 million proceedings initiated by the bankruptcy trustees of the Dutch Indover Bank and represent Bank Indonesia’s counterclaim as a creditor in the bankruptcy.

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