Gerard Kneppers is a partner in the Banking (Finance & Projects) department of DLA Piper in Amsterdam and has more than 20 years of transactional experience in the Netherlands, England and Wales as well as in South Africa (being a qualified and admitted lawyer in all of the aforesaid jurisdictions). He focuses on (Renewable) Energy, PPP, DFI and leveraged finance / corporate lending products, and also has substantial experience in the field of mergers & acquisitions, thereby giving him a deep understanding of the full transactional cycle of project- and leveraged finance transactions.
He is recognised as a leading banking and finance lawyer by both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 and his clients include parties across the spectrum such as sponsors, project companies, financial institutions and (strategic) purchasers (borrowers) and vendors.
- University of Johannesburg, LLB, 1995
- University of Johannesburg, B Proc cum laude, 1993
Awards and Recognitions
- Chambers 2019: Gerard Kneppers acts for an impressive array of financial institutions on financing mandates, particularly within the renewable energy sector. Clients describe him as a “straightforward and constructive thinker” who is “trying to find solutions and is open minded.”
- He has been recommended by Chambers Europe 2019 and Chambers Global 2019 for Banking & Finance and by Legal 500 EMEA 2019 for Banking & Finance and Energy
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