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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

Alexander Kaarls

Tel:
Work +31 (0)20 605 6110
Email:
Houthoff

Position

Alexander Kaarls’ practice focuses on corporate and securities laws, with a particular focus on cross-border mergers, acquisitions and capital markets transactions. He also regularly advises clients on corporate governance, joint venture, securities laws compliance, and general cross-border matters. Alexander has been ranked as the Netherlands’ ‘leading M&A lawyer’ by the predominant Dutch M&A website and database OverFusies several times (based on total deal value).

Alexander has authored and co-authored articles published in, among others, the International Financial Law Review, the International Comparative Legal Guide to Mergers & Acquisitions, the International Law Practicum, the European Lawyer, Advocatenblad (the Netherlands Bar periodical) and Maandblad voor Vermogensrecht (a leading Dutch periodical on contract law).

Alexander is a member of the Netherlands Bar (since 1993) and the California Bar (since 2002). He joined Houthoff in 2004, after spending ten years practicing with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in London, Brussels and Palo Alto (California).


Netherlands: Capital markets

Debt

Within: Debt

Houthoff’s practice is active on the issuer and the investor side. Jessica Terpstra advised J.P. Morgan Securities as the initial purchasers on RCS & RDS’ €350m note issuance; Samvardhana Motherson Group is an issuer client. Alexander Kaarls heads the practice, and André de Neve, who splits his time between Rotterdam and New York, is also recommended.

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Equity

Within: Equity

The ‘hardworking’, ‘knowledgeable and always available’ team at Houthoff handles complex, cross-border ECM work. The ‘very smart, eminently reasonable’ and ‘incredibly knowledgeableJetty Tukker, who is ‘attentive to detail’, heads the group jointly with Alexander Kaarls; the duo acted for DP Eurasia on its £148m IPO on the London Stock Exchange. Tukker also advised Reggeborgh Group as shareholder on VolkerWessels’ €575m IPO.

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