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Joost E.W Houtman

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Lexence

Work Department

Corporate and commercial law, transactions

Position

Lawyer, partner

Career

Joost Houtman specializes in corporate and business law and banking and securities law. He has vast experience in mergers, and acquisitions, leasing and information technology. Joost advises various types of organizations and shareholders active in the manufacturing, information and communications technology and the hotel business.

Joost is mentioned in the Legal 500 listing (2015) 'Department head Joost Houtman advised a Dutch client during its sale to a US-based software company'.

Joost has been appointed to the Board of Directors for Meritas in 2015. Meritas is a global alliance of independent business law firms. He will serve a three-year term. Joost joined Lexence in 1997. Before that he worked for Ekelmans Den Hollander.

Languages

Dutch, English

Education

Joost read Dutch law at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen and obtained his LL.M. from the London School of Economics, U.K. He was admitted to the Bar in 1990.


Netherlands

Commercial, corporate and M&a

Within: Leading individuals

Joost Houtman - Lexence

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&a

Lexence partners Luc Habets, Joost Houtman and Michiel R van Schooten are commended for 'personal, communicative, and fast' service. The team is also 'able to think about pragmatic solutions which is often missing from other firms'. Diederick de Boer is also noted for 'being able to think with the client'. The practice, which has hired a number of new associates of late and has an impressive mid-market presence, counts Post NL Corporate, Synergia Capital, and Dutch Greentech Fund among its clients. Noted partner Wouter Helder led a team that assisted Digital Insurance Group on complex work relating to its collaboration agreement with Zurich Insurance Group.

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Private equity

Within: Private equity

Lexence¬†'s ‚Äėhigh quality‚Äô team is led by Luc Habets¬†and¬†Michiel van Schooten. Habets assisted Standard Investment with selling its share of a bakery business to Egeria and Van Schooten advised Endeit Capital on making an investment in Chronext, a luxury watch re-seller, for ‚ā¨28m. Wouter Helder¬†and Joost Houtman¬†are also notable names.

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