Jan Kees Brandse

Jan Kees Brandse


Jan Kees Brandse is a lawyer and business advisor with 25 plus years of experience in the corporate real estate industry, with a particular focus on private equity transactions, reorganizations, joint ventures and take-overs. His clients are real estate funds and investment managers (commercial and residential), companies active in telecom retail, real estate and hospitality. His wide range of experience predominantly encompasses transactional corporate and real estate work, the setting up and unwinding of joint ventures, the organization of bids, general business law support, contract work, and management counseling.


  • Corporate and securities
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Real estate and mutual funds



  • Advised on disinvestment of multinational agricultural food processing organization.
  • Advised on disinvestment of television channel.
  • Advised on public bid on a real estate investment company listed on Euronext.
  • Advised on reorganization and carve out of real estate fund listed on Euronext.
  • Advised on structuring and organization of mobile telephone insurance network in the Netherlands, Spain and Belgium.
  • Provided interim supervision on management of investment companies on special appointments of Authority Financial Markets (AFM) as 'special trustee' (pursuant to the Act on Supervision of investment companies).
  • Advised on resolution of conflict situation and unwinding of shareholders relations in a large food stock distribution and sale organization.
  • Advised on various reorganizations, disinvestments and acquisitions.
  • Advised on acquisition of industrial production facility for a Japanese metal industry group.
  • Advised directors of listed companies with respect to disclosure issues and financial reporting issues.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2017
  • Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, "Top Tier" Firm in Real Estate, 2013
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2011 and 2012
  • Listed, Chambers Netherlands, Real Estate and Corporate/M&A, 2009
  • Listed, The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa, Corporate and M&A, 2009
  • Chairman, Casa 400 Amsterdam BV (520-room mixed student's and congress hotel)
  • Member, Amsterdam Bar Association
  • Member, Dutch Bar Association
  • Director and non-executive director to various companies.


  • LL.M., University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Law, 1985
  • The Netherlands
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German