Founded in 2018 in Amsterdam, Bond Advocaten is a finance law boutique.
Focusses / specialisms
The firm services a plethora of financial institutions, corporates, sponsors, private equity investors and investment funds on predominantly lending work.
The team has a clear focus on project finance and real estate finance but is also highly competent in delivering advice on acquisition finance, asset finance and corporate debt mandates.
Whilst capable of assisting clients in a range of sectors, the firm is particularly strong in supporting financing deals in the renewable energy and sustainability sectors.
Key clients include Apax, Arcus Infrastructure Partners, EEGF, E-Fiber, Engie, Helaba, Holland Casino, Keolis, Patricia Industries, Petro Ventures, SocGen, Triodos Bank, Triple Jump, Wehkamp and Wessanen.
Research period review: 31st edition (2020/2021)
During the research period the firm was highly active in assisting on financing aspects of leading projects in The Netherlands and overseas. Notable involvements in the space include borrower side work on the financing of the cross-border Midia Gas Development project and financing advice for several FTTH (Fiber to the home) services.
In its, traditionally strong, real estate finance domain the firm advised a mix of borrowers and lenders on several prominent commercial and residential property developments.
The firm was also visible in corporate, acquisition and asset finance. One of the firm’s prominent mandates during the research cycle involved the financing in respect to the takeover of Advanced Instruments by Patricia Industries.
Partner Jan-Joost van Rijsbergen joined the firm during the research cycle.
Deal highlights: 31st edition (2020/2021)
AFI Europe acquisition of the T-Mobile Office Park in Warsaw
E-Fiber FTTH project
H-Park in Hilversum
Midia Gas development
Patricia Industries €780 million acquisition of Advanced Instruments
Client feedback: 31st edition (2020.2021)
Bank lending : Borrower side
"As the engagement was given by our private equity partner and communication from them was very poor, Bond picked this up and helped our understanding of the purpose of the funding, connecting to the various stakeholders and assisting us in the process of getting the funding instrument done, whilst perfectly understanding what we needed to do."
"The Bond partner Jan-Joost van Rijsbergen was simply excellent."
"They are very responsive and able to guide the transaction in an efficient manner."
"Senior attention. A lot of experience. Pragmatic. "
Banking and finance
"Pragmatic, able to collaborate in a positive and efficient manner with the lender's counsel. Furthermore, friendly and always willing to help on the different topics, especially in 2018 when our team was not very experienced."
"Proactive, responsive, highly capable and solutions-driven, Joannes de Bont and his team are leading advisers in the Dutch financing market. "
"They are very proactive and absolute key specialists in the area of banking finance. Bond's team members are easily accessible by phone (incl. Teams) or email, and are always happy to convene a physical meeting. Pragmatic approach."
"Personal, professional, responsive, sharp and fun to work with."
“Duco is an experienced lawyer in the field of banking and finance and is able to perform under tight deadlines.”
Jan-Joost van Rijsbergen
“He was highly competent, well-organised, and knew all the norms and what the lending banks needed.”
Joannes de Bont
“Connecting to all the stakeholders in a very positive way and getting things done in a positive way.
“Fast. Knowledgeable. Pragmatic.”
“Joannes has a broad knowledge of project financing and is able to effectively communicate and cooperates with the opposing counsel, which contributes to a smooth drafting process.”
“Joannes is responsive, capable, able to think creatively, detail oriented and extremely focussed on delivering the best services to our clients.”
“Pragmatical responsive lawyer with a broad knowledge of (project) financing.”
“Very proactive, accessible and pragmatic.”
“Intelligent, smart, send of humour, attention to detail and ability to see things in the bigger picture.”