Hogan Lovells Expands Finance Practice With new Partner Hire

Amsterdam, 7 October 2014 - Hogan Lovells has recruited banking lawyer Wouter Jongen to join its global finance practice as a partner in its Amsterdam office. 

Wouter joins Hogan Lovells from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. He focuses on leveraged finance, syndicated lending and restructurings where he regularly advises private equity firms, financial institutions and corporates on domestic and cross-border transactions. He also has substantial debt capital markets experience.

Wouter is dual-qualified in Dutch and English law, and has spent a numbers of years in London (both at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and on secondment with an international investment bank). He has been ranked by Chambers Europe 2014.

Commenting on Wouter's arrival Sharon Lewis, global head of Hogan Lovells' finance practice, said:
"The Netherlands is a key jurisdiction in cross-border banking and debt capital markets, so strengthening our on the ground presence in Amsterdam is an important priority for our global banking team to develop our finance practice. Wouter is highly regarded in the market and his expertise makes him a good fit with the current banking team. We look forward to working with him".

Wouter added:
"Hogan Lovells is a truly global law firm with both a platform and commitment to private equity driven finance transactions, which is very attractive. The finance practice is furthermore known for its strengths in leveraged financings, restructurings and debt capital markets and I am looking forward to working with the wider team both on the ground here in Amsterdam and globally to win business and build the Hogan Lovells brand".

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