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ESG & Sustainable Investment

Sustainability is becoming an increasingly important factor in the decisions of investors, companies, consumers, shareholders and policy- and lawmakers. The broadly supported awareness for the Environmental Social and Governance (‘ESG’) objectives is

21-11-2022

Loyens & Loeff renewed its ESR Label awarded by the Institut National pour le Développement

Substance & Tax Law

In recent years tax authorities have placed more emphasis on combatting the use of abusive and aggressive tax structures by companies operating across borders, to ensure fair taxation.

The European Commission recently issued a new proposal (ATAD 3)

30-11-2022

As 2022 nears its end, it is time for our annual tax bulletin.

Digital Economy Tax

Politically it is clear that both the EU and other jurisdictions wants to levy more tax from ‘digital companies’. Technically, the current international tax framework does not facilitate this. Fundamental changes seem to be required to achieve the po

31-10-2022

On 6 October 2022, the OECD published a progress report on the Administration and Tax Certainty Aspects of Amount A of Pillar One

How we can help

Pragmatic and innovative approach

Whether you call on our banking and finance expertise to deal with credit arrangements, regulatory issues, project finance, cross-border collateral transactions, bankability issues, capital markets work, asset-based or secured lending; you can always rely on a pragmatic and innovative approach.

Effective & responsive

Our team understands that commercial and legal issues are equally important. With our know-how and experience, we can advise you on the financing structure that matches your goals and works best within the context of your business. Effective communication and timely responses are our core values in the way we manage each individual transaction.

Multidisciplinary & international team

Our multidisciplinary teams – active in our home markets of the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Switzerland – consist of experts who can assist our clients with all aspects of their business providing advice on regulatory and corporate issues, whilst also considering the tax implications involved.

Comprehensive range of banking and finance services

We offer a comprehensive range of banking and finance services, from regulatory and litigious advice to transactional assistance, with a particular focus on Project Finance, Real Estate Finance, Acquisition Finance, Asset Based Finance, and Debt Capital Markets. We can assist with any type of financial and regulatory matters in financial services law such as licensing, cross-border business or marketing and compliance.

Financing your acquisitions requires a proper understanding of your future business and plans.
The asset-based finance industry is a rapidly emerging area of business finance. When cash flow is low, asset-based lending delivers solutions in a variety of scenarios.
The need to raise funds for growth is essential for most companies and financial institutions.
The ongoing financial regulatory reform is having a significant impact on how financial institutions conduct business, and how financial markets operate.
We regularly represent lenders, noteholders, investors, distressed companies, or insolvency officeholders, and are here to assist you.
Loyens & Loeff team is well-versed in third-party litigation and can assist clients in choosing the most appropriate financing options and work alongside funders throughout the litigation process.
An increasing number of banks and financial institutions have responded to the growing demand of financing from investment funds.
Insurance law is constantly evolving, and changes in financial supervision law are made with great frequency following one after another at a steady rate.
The right blend of legal and tax expertise to ensure successful execution during all stages of the financing.
In real estate finance, a clear trend in loans and credit documentation has emerged.
We cover and guide you through the broad range of legal matters that arise in connection with secured lending transactions.
Financing ships, aircraft and trains requires not only thorough knowledge of financing techniques, but also a good understanding of the underlying assets, the industry, and the relevant market trends.

Expertise in new and developing areas

We invest in expertise in new and developing areas of law and combine our transactional skills with regulatory expertise in the different sectors such as Energy, Infrastructure, Real Estate, Automotive, Aviation and Healthcare. Our varied client portfolio includes national and international financial institutions, investment funds and firms, insurance companies, financial advisers, pension funds and corporates.

Integrated approach

We offer a one-stop shop in relation to all transactional, regulatory and tax aspects of our clients’ questions and can combine extensive experience in all our home markets. This integrated approach provides them with the best possible solutions. We can therefore also assist you with integrated advice on EU legislation, providing you with more than just a local perspective.

2022: Let’s de-SPAC!
2022: Let’s de-SPAC!
With an abundance of capital in global markets and limited opportunities to invest in, we saw a rise of ‘SPACs’ in Europe in 2021. Will 2022 become the year of de-SPAC transactions? And will de-SPAC transactions become a true alternative to a traditional IPO or private M&A? We dive into these questions in our new NOW-podcast episode “2022: Let’s de-SPAC!”.
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What others say

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“Loyens & Loeff has a well-regarded practice advising clients on corporate and real estate finance matters, with notable experience acting on acquisition finance.”
Chambers Europe (2022)
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“The team is well known for assisting with regulatory matters, including regulatory approval. Clients additionally benefit from the firm's highly respected shipping finance expertise.”
Chambers Europe (2022)
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“The team is always very flexible and hard-working, with fast services.”
Chambers Europe (2022)
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“Loyens & Loeff remains one of the Netherlands’ premier firms for residential mortgage-backed securities matters, with a client list that includes challenger banks beginning to invest in the mortgage space, as well as large financial institutions.”
Legal 500 (2022)
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“The Loyens team has some of the most significant and diversified experience in the Dutch securitization market and is very innovative when facing legal hurdles.”
Legal 500 (2022)
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“Excellent response times, huge expertise and user friendly.”
Legal 500 (2022)
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"The team provides expert advice. We appreciate the firm for its hands-on manner. People are highly involved and committed to getting the job done in a pragmatic manner."
Chambers Europe (2021)
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“Formidable experience acting for banks, investors, pension funds and private equity houses."
Chambers Europe (2020)
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“The firm is really responsive, result-driven and pragmatic."
Chambers Europe (2020)
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“The firm has very strong private equity ties, is well placed to provide solution-oriented advice and is conversant with market norms on both the borrower and lender side."
Legal 500 (2020)
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“The team provides out of the box thinking and really goes the extra mile."
Legal 500 (2020)
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“Good knowledge of the real estate lending industry; understands our needs and requirements."
Legal 500 (2020)
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“Excellent expertise in combining both consumer lending and protection requirements with lending to professional real estate investors and, as such, able to advise on the entire spectrum of our business."
Legal 500 (2020)
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“Availability and responsibility, easy to approach, high knowledge and experience."
Legal 500 (2020)
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“High expertise and also pleasant to work with. Understands our business and industry and is pro-active, so it is easy to obtain advice."
Legal 500 (2020)
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"The people are professional, but also nice to work with. They know our firm and the issues we deal with. What I like is that people often work in pairs, which is convenient because there is always a backup in case of sickness or a holiday. Loyens Loeff has all legal areas of focus in-house, so that a specialized lawyer can always step in when the case also concerns another area of law."
Legal 500 (2022)
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"Very good hands on team with great knowledge of the insurance industry."
Legal 500 (2022)
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"Very nice people. Punctual. Efficient. Quick to lend a hand and fine professional work."
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"Very service oriented and independent. They think for themselves and add value."
Legal 500 (2022)
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"Loyens & Loeff’s financial services regulatory practice covers the entire regulatory landscape, while other Dutch-based law firms only have specific expertise."
Legal 500 (2022)
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"High knowledge of regulatory affairs and industry developments. Well informed and strong expertise. Understanding of clients’ businesses and tailor-made advice."
Legal 500 (2022)
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"The team is very knowledgeable about a wide range of regulatory topics, which is combined with an excellent understanding of the market. The team takes a proactive approach to advising its clients."
Legal 500 (2022)
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"Loyens & Loeff’s financial services regulatory practice offers solid and practical advice for our business matters. They’re very approachable and deliver quickly and provide good follow-up advise and actions. They also have a good understanding of our business or are capable of picking it up very quickly, which makes the collaboration more productive and efficient."
Legal 500 (2022)
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"Approachable, responsive, flexible and practical, all values that we greatly appreciate in our collaboration."
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"What is different from other law firms is that the approach is pragmatic und solution-oriented."
Legal 500 (2022)
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"Full-service banking team. Responsive and commercially minded."
Legal 500 (2022)
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"The team is very knowledgeable about Swiss regulations and we have had excellent collaboration. Loyens offer practical advice and are great at communicating relevant updates to us."
Legal 500 (2022)
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"A client can feel that they work as a team. If needed, experts will just be ‘zoomed’ in or invited to the meeting, but you still always know who is your main contact within the firm."
Legal 500 (2022)
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"The finance team we worked with is a fresh, young, powerful team of women who were very active and responsive during the transaction. Overall, a strong, experienced and powerful team which is up and coming in the Swiss finance market."
Legal 500 (2022)
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"Thoroughness of the firm's research."
Chambers & Partners Europe
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"Provides invaluable support for our work."
Chambers & Partners Europe (2022)
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"Whenever I need Dutch law advice Loyens & Loeff is at the top of my list."
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"Always very flexible and hard-working, with fast services."
Chambers & Partners Europe (2022)
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