Financial markets group expands in Amsterdam

31 Aug 2017

Further expansion into financial markets practice in Amsterdam

International law firm Simmons & Simmons has further expanded its financial markets practice in Amsterdam with the addition of Minke Hoekstra, who joins on 01 September 2017 as Counsel. Minke brings with her a particular focus on the asset management & investment funds (AMIF) sector.

Minke joins from Shell Asset Management Company where she was Managing Counsel Regulatory & Compliance. She has a considerable track record in the AMIF sector, having fulfilled several senior positions at ING Real Estate Investment Management (presently CBRE) and ING Investment Management (presently NN Investment Partners) in the Netherlands, New York and Hong Kong. Minke started her career at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, working in its Investment Management practices in London, New York and Amsterdam.

This is the fifth senior addition to Simmons & Simmons’ financial markets group in Amsterdam in the last 18 months. Minke’s arrival follows that of Banking counsel Frédérique Jacobse and Banking partner Jan-Joost van Rijsbergen, as well as Capital Markets & Structured Finance partner Jeroen Bos and Restructuring & Insolvency partner Erwin Bos.

Jonathan Hammond, head of the Simmons & Simmons international financial markets group commented: "We are delighted to welcome Minke to our financial markets group. Her arrival reflects both the growth of this practice and our ongoing efforts to develop and grow our proposition in the international financial sector."

René van Eldonk, head of the financial markets group in Amsterdam, added: "The addition of Minke to our team once again expresses our ambition to invest in the Dutch market. Minke's investment funds expertise complements our competences in the areas of banking, capital markets & structured finance, derivatives, regulatory, restructuring & insolvency and tax.”

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