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Loet Venrooy

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Loet is head of Houthoff’s Banking & Finance practice group and of the Financial Services section and he has a particular focus on cross-border banking and financing transactions, and financial restructuring. He has extensive experience in advising clients and with transactions in the financial sector, including in relation to acquisition financing, real estate financing, syndicated and bilateral loans, debt restructuring, and structured and asset-based financing. His clients include financial institutions, private equity parties and other funds and companies. Loet regularly lectures on banking and securities law.


Project finance and PFI

Within: Project finance and PFI

Jessica Terpstra and Loet Venrooy are the key contacts at Houthoff, whose clients include Spitzke’s Dutch subsidiary and developer G&S Vastgoed. Terpstra advised Consortium OpenIJ on its €480m financing of the new sea locks at IJmuiden.

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Netherlands: Banking and finance

Asset finance and structured finance

Within: Asset finance and structured finance

Houthoff has a broad finance practice, which in recent months has seen an uptick in asset finance deals. Real estate finance is a particular area of strength, where Aart Barkey Wolf is a key name. Loet Venrooy recently advised a client on the acquisition of a distressed loan portfolio.

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Borrower side

Within: Borrower side

Loet Venrooy heads the ‘lean and very dedicated’ banking team at Houthoff, which has resources in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, London and New York, making it well placed to assist in multi-jurisdictional matters. Project finance is a particular area of expertise. Jessica Terpstra is recommended.

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Lender or arranger side

Within: Lender or arranger side

The financial markets practice group at Houthoff is one of the firm’s cornerstone departments; project finance, real estate finance and real estate loan transfer transactions are among its areas of expertise. In one standout deal, Loet Venrooy advised 15 banks on the $4.4bn project financing provided to Oyu Tolgoi. Jessica Terpstra is another key figure in the team.

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