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Dentons Boekel adds two partners to Amsterdam practice

Monday, September 18, 2017 @ 12:56 PM | By John Chunn


Dentons Boekel has strengthened its corporate and M&A practice in Amsterdam with the recruitment of two partners, David Griston and Kuif Klein Wassink.

As a highly respected adviser to the oil and gas sector, Griston will also be a key member of the energy practice.

Wassink brings extensive experience on private equity transactions and will strengthen the firm’s private equity group.

Griston joins from Clifford Chance, where he led the energy team in Amsterdam. He focuses on high-value M&A in the energy, natural resources and commodities sectors. He acts for international and national oil companies and states on upstream oil and gas matters including production sharing agreements (PSAs) on new developments. He also advises on acquisitions and investments into assets and infrastructure. Griston brings strong international experience, particularly in Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Africa and Western Europe.

Wassink joins from Baker McKenzie, where he was a partner in the corporate group with a special focus on private equity. A corporate lawyer, he advises on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructuring and private equity transactions. He represents primarily private equity funds and banking institutions, and is experienced the setup of equity plans and option structures.

“Having a strong corporate practice in all major European markets is a cornerstone of our market position strategy,” said Tomasz Dabrowski, CEO of Dentons Europe.