Your banking & finance partner
BOND is the first banking & finance boutique law firm in the Netherlands. The firm’s practice is focused exclusively on banking and finance transactions. Our slogan therefore is ‘Your Banking & Finance Partner’.
Experience and expertise
The lawyers of Bond are highly specialised in banking and finance. Bond’s three partners, Jan-Joost van Rijsbergen, Joannes de Bont and Robert Steeg, gained a wealth of experience at the banking & finance departments of reputable international law firms and during client secondments in the Netherland and abroad. They know the market, they know what matters to clients, and they know how to close different types of finance transactions respecting the dynamics of the relevant transaction, including budget and timelines.
One desk access point to the Dutch legal market
The benefit of our exclusive focus on banking and finance is that Bond can offer a strong combination of tailor-made solutions and partner experience at competitive rates. Bond also has an extensive network of high-end law firms which it teams up with if required by the specifics of a particular transaction. This way Bond offers a one desk access point to the broader Dutch legal market.
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We support our clients in achievin their goals by taking on full responsibility for all legal aspects of their finance transactions and negotiating the best possible terms and conditions.
Through a strong combination of high service standards, direct partner involvement and competitive rates, BOND offers an attractive alternative to the banking & finance practices of large international law firms active in the Netherlands.
Tailor made solutions
We believe in tailor-made advice that comprises not only the legal aspects of a finance transaction, but also the commercial and practical realities. Our advice is to the point, accessible to non-lawyers and also helpful where the law does not provide a clear answer. After all, the purpose of our advice is to help clients in making business decisions on the basis of a clear understanding of relevant legal pros and cons.
Our focus areas
BOND advises borrowers, lenders and other parties involved in financial transactions. Our focus areas are:
– Corporate lending and treasury
– Real estate finance
– Project finance
– Acquisition finance
– Asset finance
– Interest rate swaps and other financial derivative transactions
We believe in transparency, including with respect to the fees for our services. That’s why we like to make clear arrangements on pricing at the outset of our involvement in a transaction. Those arrangements can include a fixed fee or a capped fee. We always agree upfront what activities are covered by such pricing arrangements and what assumptions apply to our engagement, such as duration and level of involvement. We believe it is important to regularly update our clients about costs in order to avoid surprises afterwards.
BOND was founded in 2018. Our offices are located in the heart of Amsterdam. BOND is a member of the Loan Market Association (LMA), the International Project Finance Association (IPFA) and PropertyNL. All our lawyers are affiliated with the Dutch Bar Association (Orde van Advocaten).