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Houthoff

Corporate/M&A

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What the team is known for

Experienced team with an established profile in both high-end international transactions and domestic private equity-driven M&A. Regularly assists multinational corporations with major cross-border acquisitions and divestments. Additionally represents Dutch companies in strategic acquisitions. Further acts for international private equity clients on transactions within the technology, automotive and insurance sectors.

Strengths

Clients value the firm for its willingness to take the initiative, one describing it as "a really good resource for us," before explaining: "The team is very proactive in making sure we are aware of developments in the Netherlands."

Another recommends the team for its holistic style, relaying how the lawyers "don't just advise on the legal things but give more general advice throughout the process, something which is really appreciated."

Work highlights

Acted for Wingtech Technology on the USD3.6 billion acquisition of a majority stake in Nexperia.

Notable practitioners

Bram Caudri assists clients from the real estate, technology and private equity sectors with acquisitions and sales. His straightforward manner is relished by clients, one revealing: "With Caudri we never have the feeling of unnecessary work. He makes it very clear what needs to be done."

Michiel Pannekoek 's remit includes acquisitions and disposals for private equity firms. He additionally supports domestic and international corporates on transactional matters. Interviewees commend him for his clear counsel, one characterising him as "a very good communicator."

Willem de Nijs Bik undertakes disposals and acquisitions on behalf of a client list of domestic and international corporate entities. His scope as a lawyer draws recommendations from clients, one calling him "a trusted adviser who is always cool and collected but very sharp."

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Overview

Houthoff's Corporate/M&A Team assists multinationals, listed companies and other large companies, government bodies and private equity parties. Clients engage the team for pragmatic advice on matters such as national and international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances.

Over the years, the private equity lawyers have become the go-to advisers for many reputable private equity clients, including local private equity funds that focus mainly on the Dutch market and large international private equity funds. Clients engage Houthoff's private equity specialists for their deal-driven approach and use of clear, accessible language in transaction documents. They understand that clients need carefully considered advice, but in a way that works for them: practical, understandable and efficient.

The multi-disciplinary team comprises no less than 89 specialists. They can scale their teams up to any desired size and can work on multiple large transactions at the same time. Houthoff combines their expertise in the area of mergers and acquisitions with their knowledge of insurance, financial institutions, IT, energy, agrifood, manufacturing and other sectors. Thanks to their comprehensive sector approach, they are able to offer clients the highest level of service within the most important sectors.

Corporate/M&A

Houthoff

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Location

Gustav Mahlerplein 50

Amsterdam

North Holland

Netherlands

1082 MA

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Netherlands

Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability


Bram Caudri
Band 5
Michiel Pannekoek
Band 3
Willem de Nijs Bik
Band 4