IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

Magic Circle law firm Clifford Chance’s Amsterdam office has been active for almost half a century. 



The firm is renowned in the Netherlands for its strength in banking, capital markets and restructuring mandates, where it ranks among the very best in the market. 

The banking team advises both borrowers and lenders on arranging facilities agreements and has further expertise in export credit, trade and commodity finance matters. 

The capital markets team provides top-notch advice on a range of debt and equity offerings, including IPOs, bond issues, secondary offerings and buybacks. 

The M&A team acts on high-value transactions for acquirers and sellers and often takes on multi-jurisdictional mandates. The firm also has a strong presence within the private equity market, acting for sponsors on acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures. 

In the projects space the firm often takes on financing and development mandates concerning international and domestic solar parks and wind farms. Other areas of experience include advising on the implementation of broadband networks, data centres and road infrastructure PPPs. 

The firm’s restructuring and insolvency team often represents lenders on large restructuring deals in sectors such as metals, retail and real estate. 


Key clients 

Key clients include Rabobank, ABN AMRO, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, KKR, Blackstone, Tele 2, Partners Group, Vattenfall, KKR, Digital Infrastructure Vehicle, EQT Infrastructure, Teslin, Encavis Infrastructure Fund II and Blue Sky Group. 


Client feedback: 32nd edition (2022/2023) 


Clifford Chance provides complete advice on all matters relevant to the project. They build trust and deliver above expectations.” 


Project finance 

“Very experienced and supportive, always available for discussions. Works very closely with other Clifford Teams which have worked with us in the past in other jurisdictions. Makes preparation of finance documents and due diligences very efficient by reflecting our requirements properly.”