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Houthoff

GUSTAV MAHLERPLEIN 50, 1082 MA AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
Tel:
Work +31 20 605 6000
Fax:
Fax +31 20 605 6700
Web:
www.houthoff.com
Amsterdam, Brussels, London, New York, Rotterdam

The firm

Clients come to Houthoff in their most critical moments, when the action they take now will affect their business well into the future. At Houthoff, the team helps clients to transform these critical moments into long-term opportunities. The firm calls it Going Beyond.

Houthoff is an independent, leading law firm headquartered in the Netherlands, with offices in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Brussels, London and New York, as well as having representatives in Houston and Singapore. Its 300 lawyers work collaboratively to ensure they’re there for their clients when they need them most.

Houthoff’s work is focused on highly complex transactions and dispute resolution, advising international and domestic corporations, financial institutions, private equity firms and governments on their most strategic and business-critical matters. Whether it’s helping to assess the strengths of new opportunities or managing risk, the firm always looks beyond today and finds the long-term solution.

Areas of practice

Corporate/M&A: Houthoff is one of the most esteemed market leaders within the M&A market. This is confirmed by its top rankings in legal guides. The firm’s corporate/M&A team assists multinationals, listed companies and other large companies, government bodies and private equity parties. Clients engage its corporate/M&A team for pragmatic advice on matters such as national and international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances. Its specialists have gained an important position within the food, energy and other sectors.

Banking and finance: Houthoff’s banking and finance team has a comprehensive knowledge of the financial sector, and the laws and regulations that govern it. The experienced banking and finance team provides services to domestic and foreign banks, investors, other financial institutions, large companies and supervisory authorities. Its specialists give advice on a large variety of banking and financial transactions. This can involve high-end acquisition, real estate, asset or project financing, syndicated or bilateral loans, or restructuring, all of this in the context of complex financial regulations and legislation.

Dispute resolution: the dispute resolution team at Houthoff specialises in complex, mostly international matters, successfully handling several landmark cases in recent years. The firm is also one of the few Dutch law firms to have a renowned corporate and commercial Supreme Court practice. The dispute resolution team provides creative, result-oriented litigation and arbitration counsel in matters ranging from major commercial disputes to sensitive internal, regulatory or criminal investigations by Dutch and EU regulators. It also advises on preventing liabilities in relation to compliance matters and risk management. The team litigates before Dutch, EU and other international courts, and domestic and foreign arbitration tribunals.

Tax: Houthoff’s multi-disciplinary tax team has this expertise and assists clients in any tax matters that they are faced with. The firm assists in matters ranging from fiscal assistance in high-end corporate and financial transactions to transfer pricing and litigation in national and international tax disputes. Its tax team is one of the few tax teams that litigates before both civil courts and tax courts, and also, if necessary, before the Dutch Supreme Court. Its tax team has become a market leader in the field of international restructuring, M&A, real estate, finance and investment management.

ContactAlbert Knigge (managing partner)
Edward de Bock (managing partner)
Michiel Pannekoek (managing partner)

LanguagesDutch
Chinese
English
French
German
Italian
Portuguese
Spanish

Other officesBrussels
London
New York
Rotterdam

Member Lex Mundi

Number of lawyers 300

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