Harmen has a focus on corporate M&A and private equity work and was co-chair of the corporate practice group. He has a broad practice with a special focus on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and general corporate representation. He has developed a particular expertise in representing private equity firms and other financial investors in leveraged buyouts, investments and exits. 

Harmen is known for the high number of deals he has successfully closed in the past five years. He is also recognised in his field of expertise by Chambers & Partners (Global & Europe) and Legal 500. 

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Qualifications

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Corporate Law (post-graduate course), Grotius Academy, 2002
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Dutch law (specialisation civil law and criminal law), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 1996

What others say

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Harmen Holtrop named "Practice head" in Private Equity
Legal 500 - EMEA (2023)
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Harmen Holtrop named "Leading individual" in Private Equity
Legal 500 - EMEA (2023)
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Harmen Holtrop named "Key lawyer" in Industry Focus: Food
Legal 500 - EMEA (2023)
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Harmen Holtrop named "Practice head" in Commercial, Corporate and M&A
Legal 500 - EMEA (2023)
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Harmen Holtrop named "Leading individual" in Commercial, Corporate and M&A
Legal 500 - EMEA (2023)
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Harmen Holtrop represents clients in acquisitions and divestments, advising both private equity companies and shareholders. He often handles transactions involving companies in the Benelux region. One client reports: "I particularly like Harmen Holtrop for his down-to-earth approach."
Chambers & Partners - Europe (2022)
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‘Harmen Holtrop: strategically very strong whilst remaining with two feet on the floor. Joy to work with. 4/7 availability.'
Legal 500 - EMEA (2022)
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"I particularly like Harmen Holtrop for his down-to-earth approach."
Chambers & Partners - Global (2022)
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Harmen Holtrop acts for a clientele of media companies, private equity firms and banks on a range of transactions, including auction sales. Clients rate his collaborative manner, one calling him "very pleasant and easygoing."
Chambers & Partners - Europe (2021)
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Harmen Holtrop advises private equity clients on the sell and buy sides of transactions, as well as assisting with corporate mergers. He is described by clients as being "always reliable in terms of making things happen," as well as being "extremely nice and clever."
Chambers & Partners - Global (2020)
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"The 'proactive' Harmen Holtrop heads the group and is valued for 'knowing exactly the approach the client wants to take'."
Legal 500 - EMEA (2019)
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"The 'proactive' Harmen Holtrop heads the group and is valued for 'knowing exactly the approach the client wants to take'."
Legal 500 - EMEA (2019)
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"He is described by clients as an 'excellent lawyer with great business acumen' and another source values that he is 'focused on finding solutions'."
Chambers & Partners - Global (2019)
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"He is described by one client as a 'very knowledgeable but also a very pragmatic lawyer and a very likeable person'."
Chambers & Partners - Global (2018)
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Harmen Holtrop

Member of the Executive Board - Attorney at Law

harmen.holtrop@loyensloeff.com

Amsterdam

Dutch, English

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Harmen Holtrop, attorney at law, has been managing partner of Loyens & Loeff N.V. since October 2022. Together with Roderik Beckers he makes up the Executive Board of Loyens & Loeff.

Harmen has a focus on corporate M&A and private equity work and was co-chair of the corporate practice group. He has a broad practice with a special focus on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and general corporate representation. He has developed a particular expertise in representing private equity firms and other financial investors in leveraged buyouts, investments and exits. 

Harmen is known for the high number of deals he has successfully closed in the past five years. He is also recognised in his field of expertise by Chambers & Partners (Global & Europe) and Legal 500.