4 June – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Linklaters has elected Martijn Koopal as a partner in its banking practice in The Netherlands. His appointment represents a key further step in the development of Linklaters’ Dutch law capability.
Martijn will join Linklaters from DLA SchutGrosheide in Amsterdam, where he is currently head of the Banking & Finance practice. He specialises in banking and finance transactions, and is experienced in advising banks and companies on domestic and cross-border finance transactions.
Richard Levy, partner in Linklaters’ Amsterdam office, said:
“Martijn’s election, which follows the recent appointment of corporate partner Pieter Riemer, demonstrates our continuing commitment to the development of Dutch law capability in all key areas. His broad-based expertise in advising Dutch and international banks and corporates on banking transactions will significantly enhance our capability in The Netherlands, and is a response to client demand in that area. We are delighted that he is joining us.”
John Tucker, global head of Linklaters’ banking practice, added:
“We are very excited that Martijn is joining our global banking practice. His appointment underlines our strategy of providing premium cross-border and local law advice to our clients in key jurisdictions. Martijn is the eighth partner to be elected to our global banking practice in the past 12 months.”