Kennedy Van der Laan works in multidisciplinary teams. By combining its large legal and sector knowledge, the firm has become one of the best ‘sparring partners’ for clients.
Banking & Finance:
The team is instructed on a wide array of banking and finance-related matters including financing transactions, regulatory/FinTech, banking litigation and insolvency. Its attorneys are continuously involved in cross-border finance transactions both for financial institutions and large corporate borrowers. The team keeps close track of innovative technologies in the financial sector and is a legal pioneer in this field. The firm offers advice not only to incumbents, but also to FinTech start-ups, ranging from online lending platforms to payment solution providers.
Key Clients: HSBC, ABN AMRO, Barclays, Silicon Valley Bank, RBS, ING, BrandLoyalty, Barentz, Spotcap, PayU, Ayden.
The team handles the broad spectrum of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, outsourcings, investments, joint ventures, private equity, and management buy-ins and buy-outs. Its clients are given expert strategic legal advice about establishing, changing and maintaining their corporate governance structures and business structures. The firm is expert in implementing the structures in an efficient and pro-active way.
Key Clients: Microsoft, RiskPoint, Port of Amsterdam, SIG, Barentz, DCC, HCC, AWAC, Nike, Emerald Technology Ventures.
The employment team and co-governance team consists of 15 attorneys. The team represents a number of high-profile national and international clients, advising and litigating on all aspects of employment law but with a specific focus on reorganisations, outsourcing and the dismissal of managing directors and senior executives. The firm works on international projects covering multiple jurisdictions, which includes intensive guidance during co-governance processes with works councils and trade unions, such as the negotiation of redundancy packages and collective bargaining agreements. The team keeps close track of innovative technologies and creates legal tech solutions in joint cooperation with its clients.
Key Clients: Nike, Microsoft, PepsiCo, CGI, UWV, Port of Amsterdam, Rituals, Rabobank, Reed Business, Exact, Liberty Global, VodafoneZiggo.
The team consists of attorneys from various disciplines who advise insurers, insurance brokers, loss adjustment agencies, and all other companies that are active in the insurance industry, in every aspect of their business. The insurance team works closely with the financial supervision team.
Key Clients: AIG, Zurich, CNA, Hiscox, Liberty, Chubb, ASR, Delta Lloyd, VGA, XL Catlin, AON, Amlin.
The team is highly regarded and services high-profile international clients in the fields of media, fashion, advanced technologies and life sciences. The team provides both contentious and non-contentious work, especially in the fields of trade marks, brand protection, copyright, licensing, R&D, trade secrets and patents.
Key Clients: Nike, Converse, Hermès, Lacoste, Victoria’s Secret, Microsoft, Fujifilm, Orange, Henkel, Syngenta, Reed Business, C&A, Viacom.
IT & Privacy: These teams are regarded both locally and internationally as the go-to teams for tech matters in the Dutch market. The teams are well versed in technical, business and, of course, legal aspects of all issues that arise on the IT and telecoms markets. The team handles a broad range of matters from outsourcing, telecoms, privacy, IT projects and transactions, to litigation, e-commerce, cyber crime, licensing, distribution, and electronic signatures work. The team operates at the cutting-edge of technological and legal developments, which allows them to give clients pragmatic advice.
Key Clients: Microsoft, Capgemini, Facebook, ABN AMRO, ING, TNT Express, Ahold Delhaize.
Customized Alliance is a tailored legal solution, designed for the specific needs of multinationals by Kennedy Van der Laan. With Customized Alliance clients can choose to have the flexibility to work with the network solution they want. This unique strategic partnership model offers multinationals full cost control resulting from innovative pricing and central billing. Peace of mind is also provided through central project management. Customized Alliance offers the opportunity to work with local, well-established firms in an efficient, uniform manner. Providing the best level of expertise, in every jurisdiction.