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Mike Niekoop

Mike Niekoop


Mike Niekoop

Mike Niekoop is part of the Global Financial Markets group. He specializes in project finance (with a strong focus on renewable energy), digital infrastructure finance (including data centres, towers and fibre) and asset finance. Mike combines deep sector knowledge in renewables (including offshore, onshore, solar, wind, biomass, tidal wave and battery storage), aviation and infrastructure finance with legal skills and pragmatic advice. He has advised energy firms, banks, lenders, sponsors, institutional investors and aviation companies and lessors across several domestic and cross-border project & asset based transactions. He is a regular contributor to the loose-leaf publications Aircraft Liens & Detention Rights and Aircraft Finance by Sweet & Maxwell and has issued several briefings on various renewable energy related topics.

  • Project counsel to the 600 MW Gemini project, the largest offshore windfarm in the North Sea.
  • Lenders counsel in the 350 million financing of the 195 MW onshore NOP Agrowind windfarm located in the Noordoostpolder
  • Lenders' counsel in relation to the 144MW WestermeerWind project, a large near-shore wind farm project in the Netherlands
  • Lender's counsel in respect of Kreekrak, an onshore wind farm located at the Kreekrak locks on the Scheldt-Rhine Canal in the municipality of Reimerswaal in Zeeland, the Netherlands
  • Tocardo in relation to its envisaged project financing of a tidal wave plant
  • Project counsel in the project financing of a proton therapy centre with UMCG as sponsor
  • Lender's counsel in relation to the financing of the Holland Particle Therapy Centre, a proton therapy centre in The Netherlands
  • Counsel in relation to the 300 million revolving energy savings fund (Nationaal Fonds Energiebesparing)

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Career and qualifications

  • University of Tilburg (Law) 2010
  • Joined Clifford Chance Amsterdam 2010
  • Admitted as an advocaat in Netherlands 2010

Professional bodies

  • Netherlands Bar Association