Specializes in International Corporate Law
Partner - Legal
Neill specializes in advising large to mid-size internationally operating enterprises, private equity firms, as well as high net worth individuals on mainly corporate matters, with a special focus on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, business expansions, and leveraged transactions. In addition, Neill often assumes the role of strategic advisor for clients and guides them through complex transactions and commercial ventures.
Given his U.S. background, Neill assists U.S. based clients on outbound investments in Europe and beyond with use of Dutch bases entities with full substance. Throughout his long standing career, Neill has advised a wide range of privately and/or publicly held enterprises in a variety of industries including medical cannabis, medical implants, automotive and automotive appliances, fashion, the music industry, consumer electronics retailing, energy, including carbon related products and mercury handling, satellite procurement, and oil terminaling business.
Neill started his career with one of the top tier firms in the Netherlands (notarial department) and continued his practice with such firm at its New York office. Thereafter, Neill joined a boutique law firm with offices in New York as partner. After practising over 10 years in New York, Neill moved back to the Netherlands and joined the same U.S. law firm as Richard and Hans in the Amsterdam office, after a four year spell at a law firm associated with the ‘big four’ in the Netherlands.
Neill serves as opinion committee chairman and regularly renders legal opinions to financial institutions for borrowing to Dutch based enterprises. He has served on a number of not for profit boards, including the Netherlands-America Foundation and Julia's Kids Foundation, a foundation supporting foster children in Vietnam, and several other not for profit committees.
Admitted to practice since 1991 in The Netherlands and as of 1993 in New York, N.Y. Master of Laws (LLM), S.M.U., 1988 Dallas, Texas, Leiden University, the Netherlands (Juris Doctor, JD 1987).
Neill is fluent and a native speaker in English, Dutch and speaks proficient French.
Neill has registered the following principal legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas:
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Finance transactions
- Joint- ventures
- Legal opinion practice
Based on this registration, he is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.