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Ate van IJlzinga Veenstra


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  • Leiden University (Master’s 1987)

Bar Admissions

  • Amsterdam

Government Service

  • Battle Tank Platoon Commander, 2nd Lieutenant, 41 Tank Battalion, 1st Dutch Army Corps, Bergen-Hohne, Germany (1988-1989)

Ate van IJlzinga Veenstra has in-depth knowledge of European fund structuring products and markets. His philosophy is to provide, and where relevant manage and coordinate, a fully integrated service, both internationally and in combining legal, regulatory, and tax advice regarding fund formation, fund reviews, fund M&A, fund litigation, investment joint ventures, and investment management.

Ate's practice focus is pan-European and includes all mainstream investment types, as well as alternative investment categories such as private equity, venture capital, real estate, hedge funds, commodity, credit opportunity, mezzanine debt, renewable energy, and infrastructure funds.

Ate is listed in Chambers as renowned for the tax and legal aspects of structuring of international investment funds and is hailed by clients as a "very good, out-of-the-box thinker." Chambers also recognizes Ate for his work in tax matters related to investment funds, acting for a range of real estate investors, private equity funds, and pension funds, where one client praises his ability to "get things moving," saying that he is someone who is "able to pick up the phone to the Dutch regulator and make things work."

Honors & Distinctions

  • Chambers Europe — Band 1 ranking for Netherlands: investment funds
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