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19 December 2016 / press release

Loyens & Loeff appoints eight new partners

Reinforcing integrated tax and legal services

Amsterdam, 19 December 2016 - Loyens & Loeff, attorneys at law, tax advisers and civil law notaries has appointed the following colleagues to join as partner on 1 January 2017: Nicolas Bertrand, Ariane Brohez, Frank van Kuijk, Kim Lucassen, Margriet Lukkien, Koen Panis, Kris De Schutter and Martijn Schoonewille. With the appointment of these eight partners, the number of partners will rise to 110 on 1 January 2017 globally.

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Nicolas Bertrand (1979), attorney at law, is a member of the Family Owned Business & Private Wealth practice group in Brussels. In an ever-changing and highly challenging environment, Nicolas has a very clear vision on the complex world of private wealth. His clients benefit from high-level advice on structuring assets, optimising family wealth and inheritances, and taxation. They consider him a trusted advisor and preferred partner on any strategic legal matter.

Ariane Brohez (1978), attorney at law, is a member of the Real Estate practice group in Brussels. She has particular experience in structuring real estate investments and financing, and is regularly involved in real estate transactions, handling deals from initial offer or term sheet to closing.Ariane is praised by her clients for her in-depth knowledge of their particular situation, pragmatic and solution-minded approach, and availability.

Frank van Kuijk (1980), tax adviser, is a member of the International Tax Services practice group. He specialises in international tax law with a focus on Luxembourg. Frank is a tax adviser with a wealth of technical expertise, backed up by practical experience, who achieves excellent results from highly-complex subject-matters. Clients choose Frank as their adviser because of his unique way of finding solutions for their problems.

Kim Lucassen (1979), attorney at law, is a member of the Litigation & Risk Management practice group. She specialises in regulated markets and international contracts. Kim an expert in the field of data protection and privacy law and leads the Benelux Data Protection and Privacy Team. She is one of the founders of the Loyens & Loeff Life Sciences team, which combines expertise on tax and legal matters focussed on the Life Sciences sector.

Margriet Lukkien (1980), tax adviser, is a member of the International Tax Services practice group in Amsterdam. She advises multinationals (particularly in North America), banks and sovereign wealth funds with regard to the entire spectrum of corporation tax and dividend tax; she specialises in international group structuring/restructuring. Margriet is very active in the tax section of the International Bar Association and secretary of the Commission for International Tax Affairs of the NOB. Clients appreciate her technical expertise in tax matters, as well as her extraordinary commitment.

Koen Panis (1982), attorney at law, is a member of the Banking & Finance practice group of Loyens & Loeff in Brussels. He specialises in finance transactions, with a focus on asset finance and project finance. Koen started his career at Loyens & Loeff in 2006. His clients include financial institutions, large corporations as well as project developers. Clients appreciate Koen for his availability, creativity, industry knowledge and pragmatic approach.

Kris De Schutter (1980), attorney at law, is a member of the Employment & Benefits practice group in Brussels. He has a complete overview of Human Resources, whereby legal and strategic solutions go hand-in-hand. Clients appreciate Kris for his practical and creative solutions, and think of him as an indispensable sparring partner.

Martijn Schoonewille (1980), attorney at law, is a member of the Banking & Finance practice group. He specialises in advising financial institutions and corporates on legal and financial regulatory aspects of their business and transactions in the Netherlands and other European markets. Clients appreciate him because of the unique combination of knowledge of financial regulatory law and his transactional skills.


William Jarigsma, Managing Partner Loyens & Loeff: "What our new partners have in common is that they truly represent the strength of Loyens & Loeff to deliver integrated services for both tax and legal aspects of our clients' business. These partners – in their own teams or in their respective fields – are the driving force behind the ongoing cooperation amongst our different disciplines and offices, in order to provide our clients with the best possible service. I congratulate them warmly on their appointment.”