Welcome Loek Kerstens

Loek Kerstens will join Rutgers & Posch on 1 January 2021, in the role of partner in the firm’s restructuring and insolvency law practice. Loek is a highly experienced lawyer, having worked on numerous high-profile insolvencies and complex domestic and international restructurings. He advises companies in distress, directors, shareholders and creditors. Loek’s specific area of expertise is insolvency litigation, such as disputes about liability (including directors’ liability), claims for…

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Rutgers & Posch response to draft covered bond law

On 5 April 2021 Kees Westermann and Vasco Hoving of our finance team submitted a response to the Dutch Ministry of Finance on the internet consultation of the draft implementation act of the Covered Bond directive ((EU) 2019/2162) in the Netherlands. For their response, please see the document (in Dutch) below.

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Rutgers & Posch advises the shareholders of Smitsair in the acquisition of Smitsair by Schako Group

Rutgers & Posch have advisers the shareholders of Smitsair B.V. and SMitsair-JETsystemen B.V. in the sale of Smitsair to SCHAKO group. Smitsair is a company that designs and manufactures custom made air ventilation products and air distribution system with more than 100 years of experience. Schako Group is a Swiss based group of companies active in Europe that is specialized components and systems for ventilation and air-conditioning technology.…

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Legal Alert Covered Bonds

On 9 March the Ministry of Justice launched the internet consultation for the legislative proposal implementing the EU Covered Bond Directive (Directive (EU) 2019/2162), which can be accessed here. The draft legislative proposal – as expected – does not impact existing covered bond legislation or current practice in a major way in the Netherlands. However, the proposal does leave room for further regulatory standards in respect of soft…

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Screening of Foreign Direct Investments in the Netherlands – statutory response time

On 3 February 2021, Thomson Reuters Practical Law published an outlook by Bas Visée, corporate partner with Rutgers & Posch. In this video Bas explains new legislation on Foreign Direct Investments in vital sectors in the Netherlands. He also goes into a bill on the statutory response time for listed companies to protect against unwelcome shareholder activism.

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Rutgers & Posch advised BESIX Group on acquisition of STRABAG B.V.

On 29 January 2021, BESIX Group closed the acquisition of the road construction business of STRABAG B.V. in the Netherlands. The acquisition was an asset deal: all real estate (including the sites in Roermond), the asphalt plant, equipment, employees and ongoing projects were transferred to BESIX Infra Nederland B.V. BESIX is a leading Belgian group, based in Brussels and operating in 25 countries and on 5 continents, in…

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Just Eat Takeaway.com N.V. has successfully placed EUR 1.1 billion of convertible bonds

Just Eat Takeaway.com N.V., one of the world’s largest online food delivery marketplaces, announced today that it has successfully placed EUR 1.1 billion of convertible bonds. Rutgers & Posch is advising the trustee Just Eat Takeaway.com II on this transaction. Our team consists of Hendrik Jan Schimmel and Henriette van Overklift. Please see the press release dated 2 February 2021 for more information.

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