27 Apr 2020
Florent – Legal 500 Recognition
The Legal 500 has published its rankings for Europe, Middle East & Africa 2020 (EMEA). Florent is proud that all our focus areas and moreover 10 lawyers have received outstanding rankings and excellent reviews.
We are grateful to all our clients and peers for their trust and recommendations.
- Restructuring and Insolvency: Florent is a small law firm with an enormous footprint in the insolvency market, especially retail, which it serves with high-quality lawyers’. It is equally noted for having ‘many experienced insolvency professionals to cope with large, high-pressure bankruptcies’. Leading individual Hanneke De Coninck, always has a pragmatic and effective approach, but with a very human touch. Very knowledgeable in the legal field‘. ‘Kees van de Meent is focused and results driven. Very nice to work with, also very realistic‘.
- Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation: The team is involved in a wide range of corporate and commercial litigation, including conflicts between shareholders, management boards and supervisory boards, as well as post-M&A disputes, commercial contracts, financing and the liability of managing directors and supervisory directors. Yvette Borrius and Chris Jager lead the group. In 2019 the corporate litigation team saw the arrival of senior associate Emille Buziau from Houthoff. ‘We were impressed by the responsiveness of the team and the in-depth analysis of the potential options included in the initial advice.‘
- Commercial, Corporate and M&A: ‘Florent’s entrepreneurial’ team is headed up by the seasoned Pieter van den Brink and Matthijs Brons, and specializes in mid-market transactions. Clients range from national and international large and medium-size companies, shareholders, directors and investors. The practice advises on the full range of corporate and commercial matters including private equity investments, joint ventures and buyouts. Katharina Bottenberg and Hester van Woudenberg joined the team from Loyens & Loeff and De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek respectively. ‘They are the most entrepreneurial firm in Amsterdam. Always the best value for money and most dedicated people.’
- Fraud and White collar Crime: category TOP-TIER-Firm. Florent is focused on representing the victims of civil fraud, with matters including fraud litigation, cross-border asset recovery, bankruptcy proceedings, and fraud investigations. The team is involved in many international cases, as part of the ICC’s FraudNet network, securing referrals from a number of foreign firms and clients. The practice’s capability in fraud investigations is bolstered by its employment of a forensic accountant, allowing it to take a leading role in high-profile cases. 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.
Hanneke De Coninck is listed in the elite “Leading individuals” list for Restructuring and insolvency, The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2020’s guide to outstanding lawyers in Europe, Middle East & Africa.
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