Banking & Finance

Charles Destrée



About Charles

Charles Destrée has extensive experience advising lenders and borrowers in Dutch and international financing transactions and regularly works with foreign law firms in cross-border transactions. In addition, he advises on financial regulatory law and assists clients in license applications to the AFM (the Dutch securities regulator) or DNB (the Dutch central bank).

Charles has been with Lexence since 2013. He was admitted to the Dutch Bar in 1994 and qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2002. His substantial legal experience includes working as general counsel for ING Real Estate and as a finance lawyer in Indonesia and Australia.

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Legal 500 (2021): "Always on time and pro-active communicators, they always create a clear roadmap of the process and update us along the way."
Legal 500 (2020): "Charles Destrée and Bas Zandvliet are hands-on, down to earth and easy to deal with."
Legal 500 (2022): "Charles Destrée has a helicopter view and is very approachable. He is smart, accessible and has good industry knowledge on international level. Lexence team provides practical and client-oriented advice addressing the client’s needs. They are very responsive, professional, knowledgeable and friendly."
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