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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.


Banking and finance: Borrower side

Within: Banking and finance: Borrower side

Houthoff’s practice is a popular choice for Dutch clients active in a wide range of sectors. Jessica Terpstra advised on the $6bn financing of the merger of CB&I and McDermott. She also assisted Nexperia with refinancing its $800m acquisition financing facility. The practice is headed by the well-regarded Loet Venrooy.

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Banking and finance: asset finance and structured finance

Within: Banking and finance: asset finance and structured finance

At Houthoff, André de Neve is advising Petrobras Global Trading and Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras on a $5bn term facility agreement entered into between Petrobras and China Development Bank. Practice head Loet Venrooy assisted Van Dalen Dordrecht, a Rotterdam scrap metal company, with its restructuring and sale. Real estate and acquisition financing are other areas of strength.

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Banking and finance: lender or arranger side

Within: Leading individuals

Loet Venrooy - Houthoff

Within: Banking and finance: lender or arranger side

Houthoff fields 'a hands-on, practical and knowledgeable’ team, which acts for domestic and international banks. Jessica Terpstra is advising Crédit Agricole, as the lender and arranger, on the financing of the merger of CB&I and McDermott, valued at $6bn. Group head Loet Venrooy is another key name.

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Project finance and PFI

Within: Project finance and PFI

Houthoff handles the financing and refinancing of large infrastructure investments, including wind power projects. Practice head Jessica Terpstra divides her time between the London and Amsterdam offices and specialises in cross-border banking and finance including acquisition and structured finance and bilateral lending. She is leading the team advising the Corneel consortium in connection with the Afsluitdijk PFI project. Michel Klijn and Loet Venrooy are senior members of a team that advised the Standard Bank of South Africa in respect of the project finance and structuring of three solar power plants in South Africa.

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