A specialized team
Seasoned lawyers

. Experienced and Effective.

Laurine van den Bos, Leo Spigt, Tom de Waard, Marius Josephus Jitta, Joost Edixhoven en Dirk de Waard form a niche law firm located in Amsterdam with direct lines of communication between clients and partners. We specialise in corporate law, insolvency law and contract law. We advise upon transactions, counsel our clients in strategic matters and conduct legal proceedings. When needed, we work together with freelancers and specialists in other areas of expertise.

We represent clients in relation to start-ups, joint ventures, investments and divestments, acquisitions, commercial contracts, restructurings and insolvency, continuity and succession issues, governance issues and board room advice, conflicts, liability issues, corporate litigation and mediation – in brief, all challenges that may occur in the life cycle of your enterprise. We offer solid and practical solutions in complex matters.

VIOTTA. Experienced and effective.

Laurine van den Bos Joost Edixhoven Marius Josephus Jitta Leo Spigt Dirk de Waard Tom de Waard Lida Verdonck Femke Wit

Cases and Experience

Board room ADVISOR of the American supervisory board members of Qwest in the bankruptcy of KPN Qwest

Advising a Dutch construction group on a JOINT VENTURE dispute

Handling SALE of a majority stake in Kyoto Cooling to Cloudsite

TRUSTEE in cross-border bankruptcy of Bell Group

Assisting multinational with financial RESTRUCTURING

REORGANISATION of car-wash business including 40 franchisees

Handling SALE by international energy company of its LPG daughter

LITIGATION for French seller against German purchaser about claims under guarantee with regard to Dutch holding company of casino business SALE & LEASE BACK of congress hotel to German hotel fund

Handling SALE by Propertize of a Spanish real estate project

DRAFTING standard set of asset en property management agreements for European shopping centre manager

Handling SALE of hotel portfolio to new Dutch operator

TURN-KEY ACQUISITION of new hotel formula

Setting up a JOINT VENTURE for Dutch developer in Brazil

Assisting German real estate fund with ACQUISITION and PROPERTY MANAGEMENT of Dutch real estate portfolio

mCube on acquisition of Xsense

Harbour BioMed on acquisition of Harbour Antibodies

Management and Workers on acquisition of Panteia B.V. from Stichting Panteia

MC Groep on acquisition of Slotervaart

Barclays on public bid of ABN AMRO

APG and PGGM on sale of Alpinvest to The Carlyle Group

Reliant acquisition UNA (Houston Industries)

Reliant on Divestiture of UNA to Nuon

NEA (SEP) on Divestiture of deep-sea link between Norway and the Netherlands to Tennet and Statnet

CapGemini on acquisition of Getronics

OXXIO on the acquisition of its shares

Priority Telecom on IPO on Euronext Amsterdam

KKR acquisition of Vendex

Lyondell Basel emergence from chapter 11 and completion of restructuring of the Lyondell Basel Group

Endemol Entertainment Holding N.V. on IPO

Van Ommeren NV on merger with Royal Pakkoed N.V. (VOPAK)

Ballast Nedam on acquisition by Hochtief

KNP on merger with Bührmann-Tetterode and VRG

AMRO on merger with ABN

Centrafarm Group NV on acquisition by Warburg Pincus

Scotts Branche Mine on acquisition by MAPCO Inc.



Accessible and dedicated.

A long lasting relationship with our clients is key. Therefore, we invest time and energy in getting to know your enterprise and becoming your sparring partner.

Courageous and passionate

Our aim is to unburden our clients; besides a practical, critical and pro-active approach, this requires courage and passion.

A good balance between costs and cause

By being agile and oriented and to always bear in mind the good of the cause, we avoid unpleasant surprises.

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