expertise 

corporate/m&a

Florent has a great deal of experience with a wide range of corporate law transactions. We specialise in mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, and in setting up joint ventures. We also assist in governance issues and restarts, and we draft shareholder agreements and commercial contracts.

governance

Florent has many years of experience and special expertise in the field of corporate governance. We can assist in setting up or changing governance structures and in shareholder disputes, crisis management and reputational risk management. Florent advises on (threatening) insolvency matters, and assists in inquiries and liability proceedings.

contacts:

Yvette Borrius
Chris Jager 
Pieter van den Brink
Matthijs Brons

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Chambers: A client reports that the firm's lawyers are "very capable, accurate, friendly and speedy." (2022) Clients highlight the team's communication skills, reporting: "The lawyers are able to translate legal language and can make it understandable for people like me. They are also always really fast if you have any questions or issues." Others commend the firm for remaining solution-centred, one observing it is "always focusing on the ultimate goal." (2021)

insolvency and restructuring

Florent assists companies and their stakeholders when they are faced with financial difficulties. We have broad experience and special expertise in the fields of insolvency law and liability issues, including cross-border aspects. We assist clients in restructurings and liquidations. Florent has been involved in high-profile insolvencies and restructuring matters. In addition to our work as lawyers, we are also regularly appointed as trustees in insolvencies and administrators in suspensions of payment. We also have experience with prepacks.

contacts:

Hanneke De Coninck
Kees van de Meent

Chambers: A client reports that "Florent has a 'business first' approach," and appreciates that "efforts are being been made to make a solution possible that makes commercial sense."(2022) Another client praises the team's "pragmatic and outstanding services," and adds that the team "supported us in an excellent way during a turbulent period."  (2021)

Legal 500: 'Good mix of expertise, experience, customer focus and speed'. (2021) ’Hanneke de Coninck and Kees van de Meent are ‘intelligent, well-balanced’ co-heads who work well ‘under enormous pressure’; they are the bankruptcy trustees of V&D, La Place and Polare Group’

commercial real estate

Florent’s property team specialises in commercial real estate law, litigation and liability matters. We are regularly involved in high-profile cases regarding lease or rent disputes, liability for hidden defects and property transactions. Our specialists work together closely with Florent’s trustees to settle major insolvencies. They also work on transactions with our M&A practice group.

contact:

Jurjen Tuinman

dispute resolution

Florent has broad litigation experience in corporate-law and commercial disputes. We regularly represent clients in inquiry proceedings before the Enterprise Court at the Amsterdam Court of Appeal. The cases handled by Florent often involve conflicts between shareholders, management boards and supervisory boards. Florent also frequently litigates on post M&A disputes, commercial contracts, financing and the liability of managing directors and supervisory directors.

contacts:

Yvette Borrius
Chris Jager

 

 

Chambers: A client appreciates that Florent is "very good in simplifying complex matters into to-the-point and well-written arguments" and also underlines that the team "understood the delicacy of the matter and advised us well on the way forward."(2022)

The practice draws praise from clients for taking the initiative, one extolling it for "putting genuine effort into the case at hand, including quick follow-up on new issues," before concluding: "Florent really takes ownership of the case." Another source endorses the firm for its "very detailed specialist knowledge, pragmatic approach and ability to think of out-of-the-box solutions." (2021)

 

fraud and asset recovery

Florent has special expertise in assisting parties that are victim of commercial fraud. We help clients trace and safeguard their assets. Florent is the only Dutch member of FraudNet, the worldwide network of the International Chamber of Commerce, which assists parties that have fallen victim to international commercial fraud.

contact:

Kees van de Meent

     

Legal500: 'What makes this practice unique is mostly the presence of Kees van de Meent, an amazing insolvency receiver, lawyer, and also person'. (2021) 'Florent has an excellent fraud and white-collar crime department with a unique focus on white collar crime in combination with international asset tracing and recovery.‘ Key name is the 'highly knowledgeable' Kees van de Meent.’ (2020)