Wouter Hertzberger

Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Amsterdam
The Netherlands
T:+31 20 462 9427
Wouter Hertzberger

Wouter Hertzberger

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Biography

Wouter Hertzberger is a banking lawyer (advocaat) based in Amsterdam where he heads the banking team. His experience is in a broad range of structured finance transactions with a focus on project finance in the energy and infrastructure sector, asset finance and restructuring.

Wouter's experience includes acting for the sponsor and lenders on energy projects ranging from oil and gas to renewables, road and port projects, and accommodation projects. His asset finance practice has a focus on shipping, offshore and export credit finance transactions. He regularly advised lenders on restructuring matters particularly in the energy and infrastructure sector.

Wouter spent  has a dual qualification (in the Netherlands and the US). He graduated from the University of Leiden and holds a LLM degree from Columbia University in New York.


Professional experience

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  • Advocaat, qualified in the Netherlands
  • Norton Rose Fulbright’s practice is jointly headed by Wouter Hertzberger and Yke Lennartz; it is praised for its ‘excellent response times’ and ‘technical expertise’. Clients include ING, ABN Amro and HSBC.
    Legal 500 EMEA 2016
  • ‘Norton Rose Fulbright has a focus on financing in the transport sectors, and also noted an uptick of asset-based finance transactions involving US and European lenders. Wouter Hertzberger is the key contact for shipping finance; he recently advised ING on the financing of eight sea and river vessels.’
    Legal 500 EMEA 2016
  • ‘Wouter Hertzberger acts for a number of Dutch and international lenders on project and structured export finance transactions. Clients value his ready availability and flexible approach.’
    Chambers Europe, 2016
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Norton Rose Fulbright’s ‘outstanding’, ‘on-the-ball’ department is led by Wouter Hertzberger. The team, whose clients include Ballast Nedam Concessies, Meridiam Infrastructure and Westermeerwind, advised the winning four-company consortium on the DBFM agreement for the €595m A9 motorway project.
    Legal 500 EMEA 2016
  • Wouter Hertzberger is recommended and a Leading individual for Project Finance and PFI
    Legal 500 EMEA 2016
  • The department at Norton Rose Fulbright is headed up by Daphne Broerse, who, along with Wouter Hertzberger and Jan Jakob Peelen, advised a consortium of Ballast Nedam, Heijmans, Fluor and 3i Infrastructure on its successful bid for the DBFM contract for the A9 motorway project. The team is commended as providing ‘reliable, timely, complete and accurate advice’.
    Legal 500 EMEA 2016
  • Wouter Hertzberger is recommended for Transport
    Legal 500 EMEA 2016
  • Dutch Securities Law Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • Amsterdam Bar Association
  • Dutch
  • English