Dentons Boekelhas strengthened its Banking and Finance practice in the Netherlands with the recruitment of partner Marcel Janssen. He will assume the role of Head of Banking and Finance in Amsterdam and joins along with his team of three associates – Tess Israel, Jack Schrijver and Gerard Koster. The team joins from Baker McKenzie, where Janssen was a partner and head of the lending team in Amsterdam.
“The additions to the team will support Dentons’ strategy to develop the existing Banking and Finance practice in Amsterdam and boost the Firm’s capabilities in cross-border transactions,” said MarienGlerum, Chief Managing Officer at DentonsBoekel.
As well respected banking and finance lawyer, Janssen advises banks, other financial institutions, direct lenders, traders and corporations on a broad range of financing transactions, including acquisition, export, trade, and commodity finance. He has particular experience in the financing of major energy, infrastructure and real estate projects.
“This latest hire once again proves that the Dentons Boekel formula works, and is highly effective in attracting top talent in the Dutch market,”said WendelaRaas, Country Managing Partner in the Netherlands. “Following our recent hire of a Tax team and two Corporate and M&A partners, we have now added a highly competent Banking and Finance team to our practice in Amsterdam.”
Marcel Janssen commented on his decision to join Dentons Boekel, “The move to Dentons Boekelis an enormous opportunity to join the world’s most innovative law firm and I look forward to further developing the Banking and Finance practice in the Netherlands ”
“This investment is part of a wider strategy to strengthen our Banking and Finance capabilities in key Western European markets,” said Tomasz Dąbrowski, CEO of Dentons Europe. “As a financial center and a hub for international investment, it is critical that we havepartner-level talent on the ground in Amsterdam.”
Other recent high profile Banking and Finance hires include the recruitment of Arne Klüwer, Mortimer, Matthias Eggert and TimoRiester in Germany.