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Mike M.J.H. Niekoop

Mike M.J.H. Niekoop


Mike M.J.H. Niekoop

Mike Niekoop is an associate in the Finance & Capital Markets practice, specialising in banking, in particular acquisition finance, real estate finance, general lending and energy & transport.

Mike has advised banks, lenders, energy firms and aviation companies across several project-based and ongoing finance transactions. He also provides Dutch law advice in international and cross-border financing transactions.

  • 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