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Benno Leemans

He/himSenior Associate
Fantastic guy to work with, very diligent and proactive in managing the legal work and the process. Rising star!
Client, Legal 500 2021
About

Benno Leemans is a senior associate in the banking and finance practice of DLA Piper Amsterdam with a broad spectrum of experience in multi-jurisdictional debt financings with a strong focus on leveraged finance and corporate lending, advising both domestic and internationally based banks and other (alternative) credit providers, private equity houses and corporates.

His understanding of business and market dynamics is further enhanced by a four month fulltime secondment with a leading M&A and debt advisor in the Benelux.

Areas of FocusPrivate Equity
Professional QualificationsAdvocaat admitted with the Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten

EXPERIENCE

  • Advising both senior and junior lenders in connection with the refinancing of You Sure, part of Synergia Capital’s portfolio.
  • Advising a club of two lenders in connection with the financing of the acquisition of Tromp Medical by Capital A.
  • Advising a consortium of both domestic and internationally based lenders in connection with the financing of the acquisition of Odin Groep by Fortino Capital.
  • Advising a term/RCF lender and an ABL lender in connection with the acquisition/ABL financing combination provided to the Brand Masters group, now part of Avedon Capital Partners’ portfolio.
  • Advising two term/RCF lenders and two ABL lenders in connection with the acquisition/ABL financing combination provided to the Wasco group, now part of Gilde Equity Management's portfolio.
  • Advising an American multinational investment bank in relation to a bridging loan to Feyenoord Rotterdam to assist with the development of its new football stadium.
Languages
  • English
  • Dutch
Education
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam, LL.M. Civil Law, 2016
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam, LL.M. Corporate Law, 2016
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam, LL.B., 2014


    Erasmus University Rotterdam, BSC. Business Administration, 2014


    Bocconi University Milan, exchange program, 2013

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