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Chambers Europe 2020

Chambers and Partners publiceert elk jaar de Gids Europe’s Leading Lawyers in Business waarin de beste advocatenkantoren per rechtsgebied worden aanbevolen. Deze vermeldingen zijn gebaseerd op een grondige analyse en interviews door een ervaren team van onderzoekers.

In de 2020 editie van Chambers wordt SIX advocaten aanbevolen voor Real Estate: Construction. De gids vermeldt:

What the team is known for 
Assists developers and prospective tenants with the negotiation of development and long-term lease agreements for new hotels, logistics buildings or shopping centres. Advises on ongoing landlord and tenant issues for key clients. Handles the due diligence aspects of real estate portfolio acqui
sitions, often in co-operation with other law firms, as well as the planning and environment aspects of projects. Also acts on construction and engineering disputes.

Strengths 
Clients say: "It is a good niche firm specialising in construction.
They have specialised knowledge of all real estate matters and are good for construction litigation."

Work highlights Advised Ballast Nedam on the EUR300 million redevelopment of Amsterdam's Market Quarter by a joint venture between Ballast Nedam and Volker Wessels.

Notable practitioners

Femke Borst acts for investors, retail and hospitality companies on tenancy law. Market sources describe her as "very dedicated and technically good on lease matters."

Wouter Post is well regarded in the market for his construction litigation specialism and also offers clients experience in project development matters.

Legal 500 EMEA – Leading Firm 2020 

In de 2020 editie van Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa wordt Six Advocaten aanbevolen in de categorieën Real Estate, Construction en Environment & Planning. Legal 500 over Six:

Real estate (tier 4) - At Six Advocaten, department head Leon Burgersdijk and Benno Den Teuling 'are great to work with' and the team is appreciated for being 'very professional but also have an informal approach and down to earth attitude'. Of late it has advised real estate funds on sales and acquisitions and advised owners and developers on a variety of projects involving commercial, student housing, and hotel real estate.

Construction (tier 2) - The lawyers at Six Advocaten are 'strongly recommended' for their 'vast expertise and knowledge of market developments'. Benno Den Teuling is noted for providing 'spot on services; he is an excellent litigator and trusted advisor'. The practice specialises in construction and real estate law and counts Royal BAM Group and the City of Amsterdam among its clients. In recent work, the team advised on tender and contracting matters in respect of a variety of commercial building projects as well as a range of disputes.

Environment & Planning (tier 2) - At Six Advocaten, Irma van den Berg acts for well-known corporates and municipalities and other public bodies. The team is working on obtaining environmental permits in respect of large-scale commercial and residential constructions, and in other work is advising on zoning plans and The Nature Conservation Act. Partner Hanneke Ellerman is a key contact in the team.

De Legal 500-serie is een onafhankelijke publicatie met een overzicht van de meest toonaangevende advocatenkantoren in meer dan 100 landen, gebaseerd op interviews met ruim 250.000 bedrijfsjuristen en advocaten.

 

Top Vastgoedjuristen 2019

Six Advocaten is in 2019 wederom opgenomen in de jaarlijkse Top Vastgoedjuristen van PropertyNL, het grootste onafhankelijke researchcentrum voor vastgoed in Nederland. PropertyNL over Six:

Six begeleidt regelmatig (internationale) investeerders bij aan- en verkoop van vastgoed, waaronder onlangs Triodos Vastgoedfonds en Paribus Immobilien. Ook adviseerde het kantoor Decathlon over de ontwikkeling en aanhuur van een nieuw DC in Tilburg en Xerox over een sale-and-lease-back van een nieuw DC in Venray. Six heeft Prem Hotels bijgestaan bij de aanhuur van het appartementenhotel in Hourglass aan de Zuidas en het kantoor staat Amrath bij in de bestuursrechtelijke procedure rond het nieuwe hotel in het Utrechtse stationsgebied. 

Six adviseert het consortium Marktkwartier bij Food Center Amsterdam, waar meer dan 50 bedrijven worden verplaatst naar een nieuw complex, met aansluitend woningontwikkeling en de bouw van een school. BPD wordt begeleid bij de realisatie van het nieuwe hoofdkantoor van Booking.com op het Oosterdokseiland.

Legal 500 EMEA – Leading Firm 2019

De Legal 500-serie is een onafhankelijke publicatie met een overzicht van de meest toonaangevende advocatenkantoren in meer dan 100 landen, gebaseerd op interviews met ruim 250.000 bedrijfsjuristen en advocaten.

In de 2020 editie van Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa wordt SIX avocaten aanbevolen in de categorieën Real Estate, Construction en Environment & Planning. Legal 500 over SIX

Construction Tier 2

Six Advocaten fields a team with strong experience in both advisory work and disputes, particularly regarding tender processes, contracting, and issues arising during the development phase. Benno Den Teuling is particularly notable for his work on claims for damages arising out of delays to projects, while practice head Fabian Horsting is more of a generalist, working across both the construction and real estate sectors.

Environment and Planning Tier 2

Six Advocaten is a boutique firm with significant expertise in real estate matters and also handles a substantial amount of zoning issues for its clients. The firm regularly advises Municipality of Diemen, Bouwfonds Property Development (BPD), and Den Helder Airport. Practice head Irma Van den Berg advised Amrâth Hotels on building permit procedures for a 28 floor-building located in Utrecht. Hanneke Ellerman is also noted, and praised for her experience and 'eye for commercial interest'.

Real Estate Tier 3

The 'very approachable' team at boutique firm Six Advocaten combines 'great legal knowledge with commercial knowledge of the market'. The practice is especially focused on the development, sale and acquisition, and lease of student housing and hotels, as well as on infrastructure projects. In a recent highlight, the team is assisting Ballast Nedam with an inner city redevelopment project in the market quarter of Amsterdam, which involves building a new integrated food market on the north side. Key contacts are Leon Burgersdijk and the 'razor sharp' Femke Borst.

Testimonials

‘All disciplines covered, personal, high level staff that will actually be involved in your case.‘

‘Femke Borst: razor sharp and helps close deals by finding solutions during negotiations that work for both parties.‘

‘The Six Advocaten team distinguishes itself by the fact that they are very approachable and combines this with really great legal knowledge and also commercial knowledge of the market in which they operate. Within the expertise of their boutique, they offer advice on all relevant jurisdictions, each partner with their own speciality. We are happy to refer work and clients to the Six Advocaten team. As you can see from the growth of the firm and the development of their client portfolio, the firm is truly one of the important players in real estate.‘

‘Leon Burgersdijk is truly an authority in his field of construction law in the broadest sense of the word. He is very pleasant to work with, reacts quickly and deals with his clients in a pleasantly informal but professional manner. Benno den Teuling is for us the person to refer everything that has to do with procurement law. Pleasant lawyer, great dedication to his cases and clients. And, not unimportantly, a good sense of humour.‘

Legal 500 EMEA – Leading Firm 2019

In de 2019 editie van Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa is SIX aanbevolen in de categorieën Real Estate, Construction en Environment & Planning. Legal 500 over SIX:

Real estate (tier 4) - At Six Advocaten, department head Leon Burgersdijk and Benno Den Teuling 'are great to work with' and the team is appreciated for being 'very professional but also have an informal approach and down to earth attitude'. Of late it has advised real estate funds on sales and acquisitions and advised owners and developers on a variety of projects involving commercial, student housing, and hotel real estate.

Construction (tier 2) - The lawyers at Six Advocaten are 'strongly recommended' for their 'vast expertise and knowledge of market developments'. Benno Den Teuling is noted for providing 'spot on services; he is an excellent litigator and trusted advisor'. The practice specialises in construction and real estate law and counts Royal BAM Group and the City of Amsterdam among its clients. In recent work, the team advised on tender and contracting matters in respect of a variety of commercial building projects as well as a range of disputes.

Environment & Planning (tier 2) - At Six Advocaten, Irma van den Berg acts for well-known corporates and municipalities and other public bodies. The team is working on obtaining environmental permits in respect of large-scale commercial and residential constructions, and in other work is advising on zoning plans and The Nature Conservation Act. Partner Hanneke Ellerman is a key contact in the team.

Chambers Europe 2019

In de 2019 editie van Chambers is SIX advocaten wederom aanbevolen:

What the team is known for

Assists developers and prospective tenants with the negotiation of development and long-term lease agreements for new hotels, logistics buildings or shopping centres. Advises on ongoing landlord and tenant issues for key clients. Handles the due diligence aspects of real estate portfolio acquisitions, often in co-operation with other law firms. Also advises on construction and engineering disputes.

Strenghts

Interviewees say that the lawyers are "responsive, pragmatic and have a good feel for the market, so we quickly get solid responses to our queries."

"The firm has a skilled and commercially minded team with a good understanding of our business," reports another source.

Work highlights

Advised Xerox on the sale of its Venray site to developer Gazeley as part of a sale and leaseback agreement.

Notable practitioners 

Femke Borst focuses principally on the termination, transfer or negotiation of lease agreements. Clients value her "fast responses," saying: "I can easily call her and speak to her directly on the phone. She is always well prepared and knows about our matters off the top of her head." Her clients include companies in the hotels and retail sectors.

Chambers & Partners Europe 2018

In 2018 heeft Chambers de volgende aanbeveling over SIX opgenomen:

What the team is known for

Niche firm handling the planning and environmental aspects of real estate projects. Noted for advice on student accommodation and hotel developments, transactions and leasing. Also assists municipalities and care home providers. Team recently expanded, with several new hires at the associate level. Recent additions to the client base include PVH, Amrath Hotel and Ballast Nedam.

"Lots of real estate knowledge"

Clients admire the "very well-organised office," housing lawyers with "lots of real estate knowledge and availability all over the board." According to clients: "The lawyers at the firm are responsive, approachable and knowledgeable."

"Good value for money"

In addition to the level of service, clients are also impressed by the firm's value for money relative its competitors: "The value for money is good - we get high-quality legal advice without the price tag of some of the larger, international firms."

Work highlights

Six advised Ballast Nedam on the EUR300 million redevelopment of the Market Quarter in Amsterdam, involving the termination of leases and assisted MN Services with the EUR150 million renovation and expansion of the La Vie shopping and convention centre in Utrecht.

Legal 500 EMEA – Leading Firm 2017

In de 2017 editie van Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa wordt Six Advocaten aanbevolen in de categorieën Real Estate, Construction en Environment & Planning. Legal 500 over Six:

Within Real estate, Six Advocaten is a fourth tier firm. Ares Management and the City of Amsterdam are among Six Advocaten’s clients. Wouter Postleads the team. Leon Burgersdijk is ‘hands-on, swift and pragmatic’; Femke Borst is ‘approachable and dedicated’.

Within Construction, Six Advocaten is a second tier firm. Benno den Teuling leads Six Advocaten’s practice; he is ‘smart, insightful and easy to work with’. Fabian Horsting, who is commended for his ‘perseverance, judgement and communication’, advised Amvest on its redevelopment of Eindhoven’s Strijp R area.

Within Environment and planning, Six Advocaten is a second tier firm. Six Advocaten assists clients with preparing and executing spatial plans, and with fulfilling licensing requirements. Recent clients include Heineken International and Ooms Development. Irma van den Berg and Hanneke Ellerman head the practice. 

Chambers & Partners Europe 2017

In de 2017 editie van The Chambers & Partners Europe is Six Advocaten opgenomen in de categorie Real Estate. Chambers over Six:

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Leon Burgersdijk
- 5 partners
- 1 other qualified lawyer

What the team is known for Niche firm handling the planning and environmental aspects of real estate projects. Noted for advice on student accommodation and hotel developments, transactions and leasing. Also assists municipalities and care home providers.

Strengths Market sources say: "Their strength is that all practitioners are top tier in their respective fields. It is a good one stop shop for all real estate matters."

Work highlights Advised BPD on its EUR300 million development of the Oosterdokseiland area of Amsterdam.

Advised Garbe Logistics on due diligence, lease and regulatory matters involving seven Dutch properties in its German and Dutch portfolio.

Significant clients Lingotto, Strukton, AMOS, Parteon, Municipality of Amsterdam.

Notable practitioners Leon Burgersdijk is the head of department and a key contact at the firm.

Legal 500 EMEA - Leading Firm 2016

In de 2016 editie van de Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa wordt Six Advocaten aanbevolen in de categorieën Real Estate, Construction en Environment & Planning. Legal 500 over Six:

Within Real estate, Six Advocaten is a third tier firm,

Six Advocaten is ‘a professional firm’ that has been litigating on behalf of the joint venture handling the De Rotterdam mixed-use real estate project. Benno den TeulingFemke Borst and department head Wouter Post are recommended.

Within Real estate, Six Advocaten is a fourth tier firm. Wouter Post’ ‘client-focused’, ‘hands-on’ practice at Six Advocaten is praised for its value for money and ‘really fast response times’. Leon Burgersdijk, Femke Borst, Hanneke Ellerman and Fabian Horsting are recommended.

Within Construction, Six Advocaten is a second tier firm. Six Advocaten’s client wins this year include Shell and Danone; other clients include MAB Development and the City of Amsterdam. The ‘hands-on, pragmatic’ team, which represents ‘excellent value for money’, is led by the ‘smart, diplomatic, reliable and committed’ Benno den Teuling.

Within Environment and planning, Six Advocaten is a second tier firm. Six Advocaten advised the municipality of Bussum on the zoning and environmental aspects of the redevelopment of a large military complex. The team is led by Irma van den Berg; its clients include Shell and the City of Amsterdam. Hanneke Ellerman is recommended.

De Legal 500-serie is een onafhankelijke publicatie met een overzicht van de meest toonaangevende  

Legal 500 EMEA - Leading Firm 2015

In de 2015 editie van de Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa wordt Six Advocaten aanbevolen in de categorieën Real Estate, Construction en Environment & Planning. Legal 500 over Six:

Within Real estate, Six Advocaten is a third tier firm,

Six Advocaten is ‘a professional firm’ that has been litigating on behalf of the joint venture handling the De Rotterdam mixed-use real estate project. Benno den TeulingFemke Borst and department head Wouter Post are recommended.

Within Real estate, Six Advocaten is a third tier firm. Six Advocaten is ‘a professional firm’ that has been litigating on behalf of the joint venture handling the De Rotterdam mixed-use real estate project. Benno den Teuling, Femke Borst and department head Wouter Post are recommended.

Within Construction, Six Advocaten is a third tier firm. ‘Pragmatic’ and ‘professional’ boutique Six Advocaten is a popular choice among investors, developers and contractors. Key contacts include practice head Wouter Post, Benno den Teuling, ‘strong negotiator’ Femke Borst, and ‘good litigator’ Fabian Horsting.

Within Environment and planning, Six Advocaten is a second tier firm. ‘A high-end boutique law firm with excellent skills’, Six Advocaten is active in real estate and construction matters and is representing Bouwfonds Development in a zoning plan procedure. Irma van den Berg heads the department. The ‘very experienced and pragmatic’ Hanneke Ellerman joined from Houthoff Buruma.

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