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Cynthia de Witt Wijnen

Partner
Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V.

Biography

Cynthia de Witt Wijnen is a member of Baker McKenzie's Europe and Global Real Estate Practice Group. Prior to joining the Firm in 2008, she worked in a Magic Circle law firm and two Dutch law firms. Cynthia spent a year working for a large women's rights organizations at the United Nations in New York. She has been a lecturer at the Post Graduate Institute of the Royal Dutch Notaries Association (KNB) for many years and frequently gives in-house presentations to companies such as ING Real Estate. She is a member of Women in Real Estate (WIRE), a professional networking group of women in key positions in real estate companies.

Practice Focus

Cynthia's practice covers commercial real estate transactions for Dutch and foreign institutional investors and multinationals. She regularly advises on acquisitions, sales, leases and mortgages in connection with offices, retail centres, logistics centres and hotels.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Deka Immobilien GmbH, based in Frankfurt and one of Germany's largest open-ended real estate funds, in several sale and acquisition transactions in connection with offices, hotels, logistics and retail centres.

  • Advised Michael Kors, Liz Claiborne, VF, Esprit, Ferragamo and many other fashion brands in several lease transactions.

  • Advising Nordcapital Real Estate GmbH, a provider of closed-end funds based in Hamburg, in an acquisition transaction.

  • Advising Garbe Logistics AG, a German fund based in Hamburg, in several sale, acquisition and lease transactions.

  • Advising The Larmag Group in an office portfolio acquisition.

  • Advising the Municipality of Venlo in a land sale transaction with Canon.

  • Advising an American pharmaceuticals and health care products company in several real estate matters.

  • Advising a U.S. based multinational computer technology corporation in several real estate matters.

  • Advising Eastman Chemicals Company (NYSE: EMN) in several real estate matters.

  • Advising Koppers, Inc (NYSE: KOP) in connection with its acquisition of the Dutch chemicals company, Cindu Chemicals.

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Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Royal Dutch Association of Civil-law Notaries (KNB)
  • Women in Real Estate (WIRE)

Admissions

  • Amsterdam~Netherlands (2008)

Education

  • Columbia Law School (2003)

Languages

  • Dutch
  • English
  • Spanish