Cees van Ginneken

Senior Associate

Cees has broad experience in project and real estate finance across Europe with a focus on the energy transition in the Dutch market.
He has worked with a variety of sponsors, borrowers, lenders, multilateral development banks and export credit agencies on finance and M&A transactions. As part of the Advanced Delivery & Solutions team and Global AI Brains Trust, he furthermore spearheads the safe deployment and adoption of generative AI in the Amsterdam office and through advising on client solutions.



Representative matters

The Commercial Lenders, EIB and ECA’s on 2022 amendment of the EUR2bn+ project financing of the Gemini offshore wind farm in the Netherlands. This transaction involved the amendment to a senior multi-tranche staple financing package provided by 25+ institutions globally.

Sunrock on the EUR225m portfolio financing of its rooftop solar projects in the Netherlands. The innovative portfolio structure enables Sunrock to grow its business effectively and efficiently.

DIF Capital Partners on its sale a portfolio of European PPP assets to Equitix.

The Sponsor on the EUR37m venture debt financing provided by EIB for the development of a protein facility in Poland.

Tamasuk and Al Alghanim on the EUR190m project financing of the Al Ansar Hospital in Madinah, KSA.

A group of multinational financial institutions on the EUR125m real estate development financing of The Ensemble.

The Senior Lenders on the EUR42m real estate hotel financing of Hilton, The Hague.

Pro bono

Advising Circle Economy and the Kopgroep Circulair Financieren on the development financing solutions for the circular economy.

Speaking Engagements

  • Guest speaker, Energy transition in legal practice, Vrije Universiteit - International Business Law tracks, Climate Change and Corporations, February 2024


  • Deal of the Year Europe Refinance – Offshore Wind, IJGlobal Awards, 2022



The Netherlands, 2017 Listed in the register of legal practice areas of the Dutch Bar Association for financial law (Financieel recht)  


LLM, Business Law, Vrije Universiteit and University of Amsterdam, 2016
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.