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18 December 2017 / press release

Loyens & Loeff appoints five new partners

Amsterdam, 18 December 2017 – Loyens & Loeff, attorneys at law, tax advisers and civil-law notaries, has invited Michiel Beudeker, Roel Fluit, Steven Lucas, Anne-Marie Nicolas and Marc Wiggers to join the firm as partners with effect from 1 January 2018. The appointment of these five partners will take the total number of partners to 110 on 1 January 2018 on a global basis.

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Michiel Beudeker (1981), tax adviser, is a member of the Investment Management practice group in Amsterdam. Michiel provides tax services to fund managers in Western Europe, with a particular focus on the Netherlands, London and Italy, helping them to devise private equity fund structures in Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Michiel has specific tax expertise in the area of partnerships; he teaches and publishes regularly in this field. Michiel is also the driving force behind the Loyens & Loeff Italy Region Team. Clients praise Michiel for his proactivity, legal savvy and pragmatic approach. 

Roel Fluit (1982), attorney at law, is a member of the Corporate practice group in Amsterdam. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions, national and international joint ventures, and private equity transactions. One of his qualities is his ability to come up with pragmatic, effective and workable solutions to complex legal issues. That quality, combined with how he is on the ball 24/7, is what clients appreciate in him most. This has resulted in a loyal group of clients and referral partners who see Roel as their trusted adviser. Because he has studied and worked in the United States, he is frequently involved in transatlantic M&A transactions. 

Steven Lucas (1978), attorney at law, is a member of the Real Estate practice group. Steven specialises in residential real estate and property development. Over the years, he has built up an impressive track record in the field of residential transactions and he counts several leading residential property investors among his clients. Clients praise him for his unrelenting commitment, his knowledge of the facts and his empathy; he is known for offering an appropriate solution to each legal problem. Prior to joining Loyens & Loeff, Steven worked as a legal counsel at a Dutch institutional real estate investor for some years. 

Anne-Marie Nicolas (1978), attorney at law and admitted to the Bar in Luxembourg and New York, is a member of the Banking & Finance practice group in Luxembourg. Anne-Marie represents financial institutions, enterprises and private equity investors, in various types of cross-border finance and debt (re)structuring. She also regularly advises on regulatory, insolvency and corporate governance matters. Clients appreciate her flexible and multicultural approach as well as her extensive knowledge of the Luxembourg market and her experience as head of the EMEA Corporate and Finance Law department at an NYSE-listed industrial group. Anne-Marie regularly teaches and gives presentations about legal and market-related issues. 

Marc Wiggers (1979), attorney at law, is a member of the Competition & Regulatory practice group. Marc specialises in Dutch and European competition and healthcare law. He litigates and provides advisory services on the application of competition rules (the prohibition of cartels, the ban on abuse of dominant positions and merger control) and the general regulatory framework for the healthcare sector (supervision and compliance). In this context, Marc also performs internal investigations. Clients appreciate Marc for his no-nonsense approach and see him as a valuable sparring partner. Marc has earned a PhD in the supervision of the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets and Dutch Health Care Authority. He is a professor at Grotius Academy, gives lectures and publishes frequently in professional journals. 

Willem Jarigsma, Managing Partner of Loyens & Loeff: “It goes without saying that our new partners are specialists in their respective fields. What also characterises them is that they are firmly committed to the teamwork between our different disciplines and offices in their day-to-day practice; this is one of our key priorities. Their drive to proactively provide tax and legal services to our clients in an increasingly complex international world is infectious and motivates their teams to do the same. I would like to take this opportunity to offer them my heartfelt congratulations on their appointment.”