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27 January 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Linklaters annou…

27 January 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Linklaters announces that it has elected Pieter Riemer, a highly regarded Dutch corporate lawyer, to join its Amsterdam office. His appointment marks the launch of Linklaters’ Dutch corporate practice in The Netherlands.

Pieter, currently a partner at Allen & Overy, has more than 16 years of experience in a broad range of corporate finance work, in particular mergers and acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures and public takeovers. He is also actively involved in private equity work and corporate restructurings.

Pieter’s appointment follows a number of other recent, important additions to Linklaters’ Amsterdam office, including Henk Arnold Sijnja (M&A, private equity, equity capital markets), Wim Hazeleger (capital markets, regulatory), Onno Bakker (banking), Philip Phoelich (banking) and Peter Voorhees (capital markets).

Following the appointment last year of Pim Horsten, a Dutch capital markets partner, Linklaters’ Amsterdam office now offers clients capital markets, corporate, private equity, banking, regulatory and funds advice.

Richard Levy, partner in Linklaters’ Amsterdam office, said:

“Pieter is an outstanding lawyer, and we are delighted that he is joining us. His expertise in advising a range of Dutch corporates, together with Dutch and international private equity houses, will prove invaluable in the development of our Dutch corporate practice. The Netherlands is an important market for us, with a number of our clients being based or doing business here. We are rapidly growing our Dutch capability in all key areas, and we are committed to further growth.”

David Cheyne, global head of Linklaters’ corporate practice, added:

“Pieter’s appointment is an important step for our global corporate and Dutch practices, and enables us to offer the highest quality Dutch, as well as international, corporate and private equity advice to our clients worldwide.”

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