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Harm Kerstholt is based at NautaDutilh’s Rotterdam office
and is head of the 35-lawyer energy and utilities industry group.
He works primarily for clients in the energy and natural
resources industry and focuses on mergers and acquisitions,
energy contracting and litigation.
Mr Kerstholt has worked on many major transactions and
projects in the Dutch electricity, oil and gas markets, including
the high-profile acquisition by Delta of a majority stake in EPZ
to settle the dispute between Delta and RWE in connection with
the takeover of Essent. Other recent M&A mandates include
the sale of Delta’s transmission network to TenneT and the
acquisition by Tullow Oil of Nuon’s exploration and production
business. He also advised Netherlands-based VTTI BV and
Summa Capital (headquartered in Russia) on the formation of
their joint venture, Shtandart TT BV, as part of a planned billion-
dollar investment comprising a crude oil and oil products tank
terminal in the Rotterdam port area.
His clients – which include TOTAL, Gazprom, Eneco, APX-
ENDEX and NLenergie – regularly use his expertise in energy
contracts. He has acted as project counsel for the Rijnmond
I and II power plants and represented the lenders of the GATE
LNG and 4Gas LNG facilities in Rotterdam. His current
assignments involve acting as project counsel in connection
with planned underground gas storage facilities in Waalwijk
and Pieterburen. He also represents Delta as counsel on the
development of a new nuclear power plant in the Netherlands.
Mr Kerstholt publishes frequently and teaches on energy
contracting in the postgraduate energy law course at the
University of Amsterdam.
Mr Kerstholt graduated from Groningen University in 1998.
He joined NautaDutilh in 2001 and became a partner in 2006.
NautaDutilh
PO Box 1110
Rotterdam
3000 BC
Netherlands
T
+31 10 22 40 552
F
+31 10 224 0057
Kerstholt, Harm
NautaDutilh – Partner
harm.kerstholt@nautadutilh.com | www.nautadutilh.com
Winner – Energy & Natural Resources, Netherlands
What clients said
“Mr Kerstholt has a great ability to grasp the
commercial reality of a situation and excels in
providing solutions for his clients.”
“He has provided consistently excellent advice
and service.”
“Harm is always available to help his clients, no
matter how small or large the project.”
“I would not hesitate to recommend Harm Kerstholt
and NautaDutilh to anyone.”