Banking and Finance

We are a leading team of finance lawyers with in-depth knowledge of ever-changing rules and regulations and developments in the financial markets. We advise our clients on the constant challenges and opportunities they face and on their financial markets transactions.

As a leading practice in the Benelux, we play a key role in many complex transactions and innovations, and in the development of standards and regulation. We deliver custom, workable solutions combining in-depth industry knowledge, the latest financing techniques, and local market expertise. We advise on a full spectrum of financings, including acquisition finance, real estate finance, project finance, and ESG and sustainable finance.

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Stibbe advises SOLO group

Stibbe advised SOLO Group, a network of unique brands whose common aim is to create clothing and accessories, on the financing for the acquisition of Mid Ocean Group B.V. Mid Ocean Group’s mission.

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Stibbe advises Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Stibbe advises Goldman Sachs Asset Management on the sale of its portfolio company Caldic to Advent International.

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Stibbe advises Schroders Capital

Stibbe advises Schroders Capital on the acquisition of Dutch real estate investment specialist Cairn Real Estate.

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A Stibbe team advised GGID

Stibbe advised GGID and EscherCloud on Project Westpoort, the acquisition of a property in Amsterdam Westpoort and a series of assets from Caransa Group, as well securing financing from debt and various equity investors.

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Services

Working in lean, dedicated teams, we handle complex debt financings, securitisations and structured finance transactions, capital market transactions, and restructurings. We offer a high level of expertise and seamless execution in combined banking/capital market deals and regulatory issues in financial transactions.

Our experts work closely with our corporate, capital markets, litigation and tax specialists on financial transactions. We complement our expertise by drawing on our firm’s strong industry and regulatory knowledge in areas such as financial institutions, energy, infrastructure, telecom, and real estate.

Our clients range from corporates, construction groups, sponsors, investors, banks, investment funds and insurance companies to governments and public authorities, public agencies, and tender boards. We are embedded in the international and national financial markets.

On the global stage, clients benefit from our firm’s geographical strength in the Benelux and from our London office’s focus on banking and finance. We combine our long-standing relationships with law firms in other jurisdictions and cross-border strength to maximise the benefits for our clients.

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Recognition & Awards

"Stibbe has a very solid team of competent lawyers all of whom work to deliver a prompt and high quality service. There is good depth within the team and a good level of expertise."

The Legal 500
2022
Project Finance and PFI

"Pragmatic approach, client focused, strong communication skills."

The Legal 500
2022
Banking and Finance

The lawyers produce work which is well thought through, logical, well researched and can be immediately used.

Chambers Europe
2022
Banking and Finance

Clients really like Stibbe and stress that "the lawyers are very good."

Chambers Europe
2022
Banking and Finance

The team is competent, reactive and pragmatic.

The Legal 500
2022
Banking, Finance and Capital Markets

One client enthuses the team's "additional experience in project finance, with a notable focus on infrastructure finance and PPP projects." Another client highlights the firm's "broad-reaching practice with expertise covering a full range of regulatory and project finance transactions."

Chambers Europe
2021
Banking and Finance: Project Finance

"Stibbe remains one of the Netherlands’ key players for regulatory work, handling enforcement matters in addition to a strong compliance and licensing practice."

The Legal 500
2021
Banking and Finance: Regulatory

The firm's customer-oriented manner is emphasised by clients, one dubbing it “service-minded.” Another recommends the firm for its “intellectual resources” and underlines that the team “delivers high-quality work."

Chambers Europe
2021
Banking and Finance

The team is pragmatic and reliable in terms of timing, responsiveness and accuracy of advice. The style is very collaborative and the communication is open.

Chambers Europe
2021
Banking and Finance

They are rational, straightforward and can think out of the box.

The Legal 500
2021
Banking, Finance and Capital Markets