Linklaters hires CC structured finance partner for Amsterdam office

Kees Westermann, a structured finance partner at Clifford Chance’s Amsterdam office since 2006, will join Linklaters on 1 April as the head of its new structured finance practice.

The new practice will form part of the existing 20-strong finance group, although the firm expects it to grow over the coming period.

Martijn Koopal, head of Linklaters’ Amsterdam office, said: “The Netherlands is an important jurisdiction in this area, as one of Europe’s largest issuing countries of both securitisation notes and covered bonds.

“Our investment in this practice reflects our belief that the Dutch securitisation and covered bond market will remain an important source of financing for financial institutions.”