Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie is proud to announce the appointment of Paul Goedvolk as real estate partner in the Amsterdam office.

With 25 years of experience, Paul is a highly experienced and well-regarded real estate lawyer, inter alia recognized by Chambers Europe as one of the leading civil law notaries in the Netherlands. He specializes in all aspects of commercial property, real estate finance and project development, and has specific expertise on (renewable) energy projects and data centre developments as well as related corporate law. His practice is primarily focused on transactional mandates, working closely with banking & finance and corporate teams, particularly around the acquisition of real estate and the financing thereof. Paul joined Baker McKenzie on 1 July from Eversheds Sutherland, where he led the Dutch real estate practice. 

Corinne Schot, managing partner of Baker McKenzie in Amsterdam: "As the world slowly emerges from the pandemic and the real estate market finds itself at a turning point, Paul's hire comes at the right time to amplify our real estate offering and help our clients to renew and reinvent their businesses. Paul brings a wealth of top tier transactional knowledge, commercial savvy and an excellent reputation in the market. We are very pleased to welcome him on board."

"The Netherlands remains a key market for real estate investors and pan-European investment funds. Adding someone of Paul's caliber to the team brings a significant boost to our full service real estate capabilities both for transactional practices as well as our advisory services. We are now even better positioned to build on our successes and continue to strengthen our strategic growth throughout the EMEA region," added Florian Thamm, Chair of the EMEA Real Estate practice group. 

Paul Goedvolk: "I am thrilled to be joining Baker McKenzie. As the world's strongest law firm brand, it combines a global presence with deep local market knowledge and a truly client-centric approach in multi-jurisdictional, cross-practice teams. I look forward to working closely with colleagues in Amsterdam and throughout EMEA on some of the most complex and headline-making transactions in the market."
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