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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 heads the team at Houthoff, which acts for lenders and sponsors. Loet Venrooy acted for 15 banks, including BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole and HSBC, on amendments and updates to their $4.4bn loan to Oyu Tolgoi. Other clients include VolkerWessels and Boskalis.

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Netherlands: Banking and finance

Asset finance and structured finance

Within: Asset finance and structured finance

Houthoff’s practice covers a wide range of asset and structured financing matters, including real estate and acquisition financing. Practice head Loet Venrooy advised Rotterdam public transport company Rotterdamse Elektrische Tram on its first external financing, valued at €120m, for the purchase of 26 new trains. Aart Barkey Wolf is also recommended. Other clients include ABN Amro, ING and Rabobank.

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Borrower side

Within: Borrower side

Houthoff’s practice has considerable experience in handling financing transactions for clients in a wide range of sectors, including real estate and infrastructure. Jessica Terpstra advised JAC Capital and Wise Road Capital on the $800m financing of its acquisition of NXP Semiconductors’ Standard Products business. The practice is headed by the well-regarded Loet Venrooy.

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Lender or arranger side

Within: Lender or arranger side

Houthoff’s ‘responsive’, ‘high-quality team’ is often instructed by major Dutch and international banks on high-value financings. Group head Loet Venrooy is acting for Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Neuberger Berman on a shari’ah-based financing, as well as restructuring matters. Jessica Terpstra is a name to note.

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