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Jones Day adds fund structuring team of Ate van IJlzinga Veenstra, Quirine Eenhorst, and associates to Private Equity Practice in Amsterdam

February 2018

Jones Day has announced that Ate van IJlzinga Veenstra and Quirine Eenhorst, two lawyers with deep experience in fund structuring, are joining the global law firm in Amsterdam as partners in the Firm's Private Equity Practice. Mr. Van IJlzinga Veenstra and Ms. Eenhorst are joined by their fund structuring and fund services team consisting of Manuel Manders, Marierose Kouwenberg, and Harmen Wielens.

Mr. Van IJlzinga Veenstra and Ms. Eenhorst focus on the structuring, documentation, and negotiation of various types of investment funds, joint ventures, club deals, managed accounts, investment management agreements, and various other investment structures and mandates. They counsel clients on the legal, tax, and regulatory aspects of limited partnership private equity, real estate and infrastructure funds, debt funds, as well as listed securities and hedge funds, and asset and pension pooling vehicles. They also have broad experience in fund raisings, fund reviews, secondary transactions, and fund manager M&A matters.

Mr. Van IJlzinga Veenstra and Ms. Eenhorst advise numerous investment managers and institutional investors and have successfully worked on multiple, complex cross-border transactions and fund structures. Their efforts have consistently earned them a Tier 1 ranking from Legal 500 Europe and a Band 1 ranking from Chambers Europe.

"The arrival of Ate and Quirine adds another set of talented lawyers to our global private equity and fund formation capabilities," said Renaud Bonnet, who co-chairs Jones Day's Private Equity Practice. "Their experience working with private equity funds will be invaluable to our clients, and I welcome them to Jones Day."

"As our private equity and real estate clients seek advice regarding attractive opportunities, effective regulatory structuring, and efficient tax strategies, the arrival of Ate and Quirine demonstrates the commitment Jones Day continues to make to growing its presence in the Netherlands," added Yvan Desmedt, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Amsterdam Office. "They will be great additions to what is already one of the most client-focused, productive private equity teams in the region, and we look forward to working with them."

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 43 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.