Joannes de Bont

Joannes has been an international finance lawyer since 2000. He spent 10 years at Clifford Chance in Amsterdam and London followed by 8 years at Stibbe in Amsterdam, and has been seconded to international banks several times. This gave him deep insight into the structure of finance transactions as well as the internal processes at banks. Joannes is comfortable acting for both financial institutions and borrowers, due to his keen awareness of the interests of both parties. He advises an array of domestic and international companies, banks and other financial institutions.

Joannes is familiar with almost every form of finance transaction. He focuses on complex (structured) finance transactions such as acquisition finance, asset finance (including property and rolling stock) and project finance. In addition, Joannes has extensive knowledge of security arrangements and is an expert at advising on optimal security packages.

Joannes lives in Leiden with his wife and four children. He spends his spare time on photography, at the gym, listening to music and visiting museums in addition to an active social life. France is his favourite holiday destination.

Languages: Dutch and English

“With Joannes de Bont it was possible to get the most out of negotiations, in a swift manner and in a way that was very pleasant.”

“His strengths are that he is a sharp negotiator, very well aware of the file, very much aware of what is possible and what is not, which saves time and leads to a great result. He’s very pleasant to work with and always reachable.”

“He is a great lawyer and very responsive.”

Source: IFLR1000 review 2017.

Joannes de Bont is affiliated with the Dutch Bar Association (Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten). In the register of legal areas of the Dutch Bar Association, Joannes has registered the principal legal area of Financial law with the associated sub-area of Banking law.

On the basis of this registration, he is obliged to obtain ten training credits each calendar year in this registered principal legal area according to the standards of the Dutch Bar Association.