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Houthoff

Europe Guide 2023

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Firm Details

Managing Partners: Alexander Kaarls, Edward de Bock, Lucas Louwerier

Number of partners: 47

Number of lawyers: 350

Languages: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese

Member: Lex Mundi

Making our clients and people successful

We place the client at the heart of everything we do. Whatever their market, strategy or ambition, our clients trust our people to be behind them every step of the way, just as much as they trust our advice to take them where they desire to go. We are Houthoff - an independent full-service Dutch law firm.

Today's clients gravitate towards trusted advisers who are collaborative and extremely capable in every aspect of their highly complex and strategic transactions or disputes. Advisers who are as proactive, innovative and commercial as they are – not just as lawyers, but as business advisers and sector experts. Whether our clients are local or global corporations, financial institutions, private equity firms or governments, we concentrate on bringing energy, insight and integrity to every conversation. We combine this with an expert grasp on the opportunities and challenges our clients face today and in the future, helping them manage risk and reward.

We have a clear focus on our mission, purpose and values, which reflect those of our clients and their environment. Like them, we also believe in giving back to the communities we live and work in and the world we all share.

We make our people successful and provide a culture in which our employees can thrive and grow, because of, not in spite of our differences. Diversity of thought and approach is essential to us commercially and culturally. We mirror our client base as we collectively strive towards ensuring an inclusive and supportive attitude, with trust at its heart.

With offices in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Brussels, London and New York, as well as representatives in Houston, Tokyo and Shanghai, we are able to offer an extensive global service network. Leading legal directories acknowledge in depth our strengths. As the exclusive member firm in the Netherlands for Lex Mundi and TechLaw, we can provide our clients seamless access to some of the world’s finest law firms. In addition to our own extensive and highly prized network of experts, we work collaboratively with our clients to ensure their international success.

Climate Change

One of the biggest challenges facing businesses today in dealing with new or changing climate legislation. This is significant for all sorts of businesses. Whether clients have questions about liability issues, funding, competition cases or new business models, dealing with the impact of new national and international environmental laws requires extensive knowledge and expertise. Whatever the area of law or sector, Houthoff has the specialists to interpret these laws, reduce risks and explore opportunities.

Sustainability

Houthoff goes beyond reducing its paper consumption and constantly strive to make their operations more sustainable. The firm takes part in different initiatives, such as the Green Business Club Zuidas (GBC) and are one of the many parties to put its name to the Zuidas 2021-2025 ambition statements. In addition, the firm provides advice on various innovative sustainable energy projects and sustainability initiatives.

Sponsorship

Houthoff is head sponsor of the Dutch national Opera & Ballet. Houthoff’s core values – craftsmanship, entrepreneurship, leadership and team spirit – reflect those of Dutch National Opera & Ballet. With the sponsorship Houthoff not only supports one of the largest cultural organisations in the Netherlands, the firm also commits themselves to the top of the international ballet and opera world.

Social Commitment

The firm is involved in several social organisations and projects including:

  • Forward Foundation, the first LGBT network in the Dutch legal landscape that strives for acceptance and recognition of the LGBT community in the legal world Houthoff was one of the founding firms of the network
  • Johan Cruyff Foundation
  • Stedelijk Museum
  • JINC job trainee programme for economically disadvantaged young people

Diversity/Community

The firm gives room to ambitious people who see value in their own uniqueness and talents and who wants to provide the best service for our clients. This requires a culture in which everyone has the freedom to be themselves and an environments that makes everyone feel included. Houthoff was the first firm in the Netherlands to sign the ‘Diversity in the legal profession’ declaration of the Netherlands Bar Association.

Pro Bono

The firm’s commitment to social responsibility is demonstrated by the considerable value they place on doing pro bono work for organisations and people that pursue or support the public interest. Houthoff is a co-founder of Pro Bono Connect, a platform that links NGOs with law firms, and allows them to work together on pro bono cases. The firm regularly take on cases through Pro Bono Connect.

Ranked Offices

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Netherlands - Head office
Belgium
  • Brussels
    Boulevard de l’Empereur 5, Brussels, Brussels Capital Region, Belgium, 1000
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Netherlands
  • Rotterdam
    Weena 355, PO Box 1507, Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands, 3000 BM
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UK
  • London
    125 Old Broad Street (16th Floor), London, Greater London, UK, EC2N 1AR
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Contributions

Latest contributions provided by Houthoff

Global Practice Guide
Marloes Brans
Albert Knigge
Ronnie Bloemberg
Nadir Koudsi
Authored by
Marloes Brans, Albert Knigge, Ronnie Bloemberg, Nadir Koudsi
Article • Jul 2023
Global Practice Guide
Marloes Brans
Albert Knigge
Ronnie Bloemberg
Nadir Koudsi
Authored by
Marloes Brans, Albert Knigge, Ronnie Bloemberg, Nadir Koudsi
Article • Jul 2023

Houthoff rankings

Europe Guide 2023
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Netherlands
Banking & Finance
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
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Banking & Finance
3
Banking & Finance
3
Band 3
Lawyers
Loet Venrooy
4
Loet Venrooy
Head of Banking & Finance
4
Band 4
Banking & Finance: Regulatory
1 Department
Department
Banking & Finance: Regulatory
3
Banking & Finance: Regulatory
3
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Capital Markets: Equity
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
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Capital Markets: Equity
3
Capital Markets: Equity
3
Band 3
Lawyers
Jetty Tukker
2
Jetty Tukker
2
Band 2
Competition/European Law
1 Department
2 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Competition/European Law
2
Competition/European Law
2
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Weyer VerLoren van Themaat
2
Weyer VerLoren van Themaat
2
Band 2
Yvo de Vries
2
Yvo de Vries
2
Band 2
Competition/European Law: Lawyers Based Abroad
2 Ranked Lawyers
Lawyers
Gerrit Oosterhuis
Gerrit Oosterhuis
Belgium expertise based abroad
Greetje van Heezik
Greetje van Heezik
Belgium expertise based abroad
Corporate Investigations
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
Vincent Affourtit
3
Vincent Affourtit
3
Band 3
Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
1 Department
3 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
3
Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
3
Band 3
Lawyers
Michiel Pannekoek
3
Michiel Pannekoek
3
Band 3
Bram Caudri
4
Bram Caudri
4
Band 4
Willem de Nijs Bik
5
Willem de Nijs Bik
5
Band 5
Dispute Resolution
1 Department
2 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Dispute Resolution
1
Dispute Resolution
1
Band 1
Lawyers
Albert Knigge
1
Albert Knigge
1
Band 1
Jan Willem de Groot
2
Jan Willem de Groot
2
Band 2
Dispute Resolution: Arbitration Counsel
2 Ranked Lawyers
Lawyers
Dirk Knottenbelt
1
Dirk Knottenbelt
1
Band 1
Thomas Stouten
U
Thomas Stouten
U
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