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Dentons combines with Dutch firm Boekel

Tuesday, April 04, 2017 @ 3:00 PM | By John Chunn

Dentons has entered the Dutch market with the announcement that the global law firm has combined with the Amsterdam firm Boekel. The combined firm operates under the name Dentons Boekel within the Netherlands.

“Dentons Boekel is now open for business,” said Marien Glerum, who will continue to run the operations of the Dutch practice as managing officer of Dentons Boekel. “Building on our 60-year legacy in the Dutch market, today marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter of growth, innovation and reinvention as part of Dentons.”

The Amsterdam office — which employs more than 70 lawyers including 17 partners — significantly strengthens Dentons’ European service offering across all major practice areas.

Wendela Raas has been named Netherlands managing partner and head of the local real estate practice. She has also been appointed as a member of the board of Dentons Europe.

A well-respected real estate lawyer, Raas works on real estate transactions and provides legal advice to institutional investors, project developers and retailers. She is recognized in particular for her deep knowledge of landlord and tenant law.