Sustainable Investment

Our top tier Investment Management Team regularly advises fund managers, investment firms, investment institutions, pension funds and other institutional investors in the field of sustainable business, climate change and ESG investing.

The team advises on matters such as the European Commission sustainability initiatives and how to comply with these. These initiatives have been adopted as part of the Commission's March 2018 Action Plan on Sustainable Finance and include the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) and the EU Taxonomy Regulation. We also advise on the Dutch Pension Funds Agreement (IMVB covenant).
  • Advised various private and public organisations and public-private partnerships on the State aid rules, the competition rules and regulatory requirements regarding initiatives to reduce CO2 emissions in production processes, producing renewable energy and realising innovative applications and circular production methods. Moreover, the team was involved in various proceedings at national and EU level relating to measures introduced to realise climate objectives at local and national level.
  • Advised sponsors on the financing for several offshore and onshore windfarms in the Netherlands and Belgium.
  • Advised Van Oord on green term loans to finance two new vessels using cleaner technologies.
  • Advised senior lenders on the financing of the first metal recycling company in the Netherlands using a blended finance structure with financial support under the Energy Transition Facility from the Dutch department of economic affairs.
  • Advised Renewi on its green bond financing.
  • Advised various pension funds on implementing the Dutch Pensions Funds Agreement (IMVB-convenant).
  • Advised fund managers, investment firms and institutional investors on complying with the requirements under the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR).
  • Advised Climeworks AG on establishing a joint venture with SkyNRG B.V. to use CO2 captured from the air to produce sustainable aviation fuels, and related matters.
  • Advised fund managers, investment firms and institutional investors on implementing environmental, social and governance (ESG) related clauses in fund documentation, policy documents and fiduciary asset management agreements.
  • Advised Porthos as project counsel on acquiring a mining installation and related permits to store CO2 in empty gas fields beneath the North Sea, drafting related agreements and other matters. The Porthos Project is the largest CO2 reduction project in the Netherlands which aims to capture and store 37 million tonnes of CO2 in a 15-year period. Porthos is recognised by the European Union as a project of common interest.
Oscar van Angeren

Key Contact

London
Advocaat | Partner
+44 207 422 50 41
+31 6 5354 1635
Daan Horsthuis

Key Contact

Amsterdam
Advocaat | Counsel
+31 20 605 69 96
+31 6 4298 7385