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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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:

 ‘Clients are full of praise for the lawyers, noting that "as a team, they offer a high level of agility and versatility."’ Another source is "very impressed by them" for their insolvency work.’(2020)

"They have a big extent of legal knowledge and they can also act very practically, which is very helpful; they know how to cope with legislation and regulation, but also in bankruptcy cases they can act very quickly and they can work with various parties." Another source: "They're very specialised in insolvency and restructuring; they're very pragmatic and they're a small firm but they're very, very strong on insolvency matters." (Chambers 2018)

Legal 500: 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’

banking and finance

Florent advises clients on financing and refinancing matters. As a result of our extensive experience with insolvency work, we know exactly what pitfalls to avoid in finance deals, enabling us to avoid future problems. We have broad experience with a variety of financing structures and security rights and act for both lenders and borrowers.

contact:

Rob van den Sigtenhorst

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:  Clients highlight that the lawyers "listen and engage in a very profound and solution-oriented way." Other clients particularly stress that "the team is very well experienced on the topic of directors' liability."(2020)
According to clients, "the lawyers have great knowledge and a very practical, down-to-earth approach." The team draws praise from clients for its "very good understanding of the important intricacies of the legal process." Various clients highlight the added value the firm offers. One interviewee reports: "In my view they offer consistent and first-class advice, rendered swiftly and accurately. They are also very competitively priced." (Chambers 2018)

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: ‘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)

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