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Houthoff

WEENA 355, 3013 AL ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
Tel:
Work +31 10 217 2000
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Fax +31 10 217 2700
Web:
www.houthoff.com
Amsterdam, Brussels, London, New York, Rotterdam
Houthoff, Michiel Pannekoek, Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS

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Michiel Pannekoek

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Work +31 (0)10 217 2433
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Michiel specialises in mergers and acquisitions, and private equity. He has a particular focus on advising in the context of international acquisitions, management buy-outs and joint ventures. Michiel is one of the most prominent corporate and private equity lawyers in the Netherlands. He represents both listed and unlisted companies, and venture capital firms in an array of Dutch and cross-border transactions, transactions with restructuring elements, and large-scale projects.

Between 2010 and 2014, Michiel headed the Corporate/M&A Group, and since January 2016 he has been a member of Houthoff’s board of directors – in which capacity he is responsible for the international strategy. Michiel is also a board member of Lex Mundi, the world’s largest and most prestigious network of independent law firms. Houthoff is the Netherlands’ only member of this leading professional services network.


Netherlands

Private equity

Within: Private equity

Jan-Paul van der Hoek heads Houthoff’s practice; he advised Active Capital Company on its purchase of a majority stake in Amphitec. Michiel Pannekoek and counsel Bram Caudri are ‘great negotiators, and creative in their solutions’.

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