Cynthia de Witt Wijnen

Partner / Civil-law notary

Cynthia de Witt Wijnen works almost exclusively for international property clients, advising them on commercial transactions involving hotels, offices, retail centres and logistics centres. She is consistently involved in headline transactions on the Dutch property market, such as the acquisition of the HQ of BOOKING.COM (worth EUR 566 million), the purchase of the Terrace Tower in Amsterdam (worth EUR 180 million) and the purchase of a logistics real estate portfolio for Hansainvest (worth EUR 245+ million). She also worked on the deal for the acquisition, of a high-end 5 star hotel in Amsterdam (valued at EUR 260 million).

Prior to co-founding NewGround Law, Cynthia was partner at Baker & McKenzie. She also worked for a women’s rights organization with the United Nations (New York). Cynthia started her career in 1993 with De Brauw. In 2015, she was sworn in as an assigned civil-law notary by the District Court of Amsterdam. In August 2020, Cynthia was sworn in as a civil-law notary.

Cynthia has been listed in the Chambers Europe Legal Guide, Band 3: Real Estate Leading Notaries for over a decade (click on icon Chambers).

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In July 2023, BUSINESS TODAY ranks Cynthia de Witt Wijnen as one of the Top 10 Influential Real Estate Notaries Shaping Netherlands Property Sector: ‘Real estate transactions in the Netherlands require the expertise of skilled notaries who can navigate the complexities of property laws and regulations. These leading notaries play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth transfer of real estate assets and providing legal advice to clients. In this article, we highlight and explain the work of some of the most interesting notaries in the Dutch real estate market.’

The Legal 500 EMEA 2024 lists Cynthia de Witt Wijnen as Recommended Lawyer in Real Estate (Tier 4).

Testimonials  in The Legal 500 EMEA 2024
“Cynthia de Witt Wijnen is very committed, experienced and has extensive knowledge, is great in negotiations, and always on top on things.’
> “Cynthia de Witt Wijnen is an outstanding personality with great management and leadership skills. She combines exceptional sensitivity and commitment with expert knowledge and specialist skills for instance relating to the hospitality industry and for cross-border transactions.”
> “Cynthia de Witt Wijnen is a very talented individual with very good communication and negotiating skills.”

Chambers Europe 2024 lists Cynthia de Witt Wijnen as Real Estate Leading Notaries:
“Cynthia de Witt Wijnen of NewGround Law is well regarded for her commercial transaction expertise, with a client enthusing that she is “very strong in negotiating the purchase agreement.” She regularly represents investors and landlords in real estate transactions and disputes.”

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