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Mergers & Acquisitions.
Luc Houben, Partner, is an experienced corporate lawyer focused primarily on cross-border transactions who has practiced in Brussels, Tokyo, and New York. He has played a leading advisory role in various acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings, and significant real estate and commercial projects for several U.S., Japanese, and European companies. He also has extensive knowledge in a wide range of Belgian law matters, including corporate, commercial, real estate, and labor law. Luc heads the corporate practice in the Brussels Office. Representative M&A transactions include Toyota Motor Corporation's $1.3 billion joint venture with PSA Peugeot Citroën; various transactions for Bridgestone, including the acquisition of a minority interest in Nokian Tyres; various acquisitions for Sumitomo Bakelite Co., including the acquisition of Vyncolit (U.S. and Europe); and the $750 million acquisition by PepsiCo of the remaining interest in Snack Ventures Europe from its joint venture partner General Mills. Other companies Luc has advised include Aleris, Base, British Land, Hansteen Holdings, London & Stamford Property, MasterCard, RHJI, RIM, Van Hool, Veolia, and Yum! Restaurants International.
Intern, United Nations Institute for Training and Research, UNITAR (1979); Stagiaire, Commission of the European Communities, Brussels (1978).
Dutch, English, French.
Columbia University (LL.M. 1980); Centre Européen Universitaire of Nancy, France ("Certificat" in EEC Law 1977); Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium ("License en Notariat" with honors 1977; J.D. with honors 1976).