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Eversheds Sutherland (Netherlands) B.V., Jan Horst, ter, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS

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Jan read (i) Law and (ii) Discourse Analysis and Argumentation Theory at the University of Amsterdam. He started his career in 1991 at Nauta Dutilh. Jan joined Eversheds in 2004 as Corporate Partner and acted as Managing Partner from 2008 -2013. From 1995 - 2001, Jan worked in house as Legal Counsel, including for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.

Jan specialises in corporate and commercial law and gets instructed on a broad range of matters such as M&A, MBO's, due diligence, Private Equity, joint ventures, refinancing and shareholder disputes. In 2013 - 2015 Jan adviced on approximately 30 M&A deals.

Recent experience:

  • Acquisition of a Swiss leisure company for a Dutch private equity fund.
  • Sale of a Dutch construction/steel company to a French purchaser.
  • Acquisition for a US company of a UK owned Dutch cleaning and Security Company.
  • Acquisition of a Dutch Biotech-company for a private equity fund.
  • Acquisition of a Dutch high-tech company for a Canadian purchaser.
  • Restructuring of European distribution activities through a Dutch structure for US clients (NYSE).
  • Sale of minority shares in various entities, active in the maritime industry.
  • Buy-out of a 50% US shareholder in a Dutch joint venture, active in industrial engineering.
  • Sale by a private equity fund of a portfolio company under a controlled auction.
  • Outsourcing of a business division for a large Dutch multinational, active in the transportation industry.
  • Outsourcing of warehouse-activities for a US client, active in the field of medical supplies.
  • Acquisition for a US client (NYSE) of 3 Dutch entities, active in retail.
  • Sale Lease Back arrangement for a large Dutch entity, active in the communication technology-industry.
  • Sale of a business division for a US client (NYSE), active in the security business.
  • Merger of 2 Dutch insurance companies, active in the life insurance-industry.
  • Refinancing and credit support to minority participations and suppliers of various clients.
  • The sale of a Dutch food company to a Dutch PE-boutique
  • Advising on commercial contracts with airports worldwide on the delivery of security and bagage systems.
Awards and rankings

Jan and his team are recommended in the Legal 500, 2011 edition:
The team exhibits 'excellent response times and is extremely service minded'.


Jan studeerde Rechten en Nederlands (Afstudeeerrichting Taalbeheersing / Argumentatieleer) aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam. Hij startte zijn carrière in 1991 bij Nauta Dutilh en was voor dat kantoor werkzaam in Amsterdam en New York. Sinds 2004 is Jan partner bij Eversheds. Van 2008 tot en met 2013 was hij Managing Partner. Van 1995 tot en met 2001 was Jan werkzaam als bedrijfsjurist, onder andere bij KLM.

Jan heeft zich gespecialiseerd in het ondernemingsrecht en handelsrecht en adviseert cliënten bij fusies en overnames, MBO's, Due Diligence, Private Equity (PE), joint ventures en andere samenwerkingsverbanden, herfinancieringen, geschillen tussen aandeelhouders en algemeen contractenrecht.
De focus van Jan ligt met name op de begeleiding van transactie: in de jaren 2013 - 2015 was Jan betrokken bij circa 30 deals.

Recente expertise:

Assistentie bij:

  • De aankoop door Nederlands PE Fonds van een Zwitsers modebedrijf.
  • De verkoop van een Nederlands staalbedrijf aan een Franse koper.
  • De aankoop van een Nederlands schoonmaak-en beveiligingsbedrijf door een Amerikaans bedrijf.
  • De aankoop door een Private Equity Fonds van een Nederlands Bio-Tech bedrijf.
  • De aankoop van een Nederlands high-tech bedrijf door een Canadese koper.
  • De herstructurering van Europese distributieactiviteiten via een Nederlandse structuur ten behoeve van diverse Amerikaanse cliënten.
  • De verkoop van belangen in diverse entiteiten, actief in de maritieme industrie.
  • De uitkoop van een 50% Amerikaanse aandeelhouder in een Nederlandse joint venture, actief in de installatie branche.
  • De verkoop door een PE Fonds van een portfolio bedrijf middels een controlled auction.
  • Het outsourcen van een divisie ten behoeve van een grote Nederlandse multinational, actief in de transportsector.
  • Het outsourcen van de opslag- en distributie-activiteiten voor een Amerikaanse fabrikant van medische apparatuur.
  • De aankoop door een Amerikaanse cliënt (NYSE) van 3 Nederlandse entiteiten in de retail.
  • Sale Lease Back arrangement voor een grote Nederlandse entiteit, actief in de communicatietechnologie.
  • De aankoop van een payrolling – bedrijf door een Nederlands PE fonds.
  • Diverse multinationale herstructureringen
  • De verkoop van een Nederlands bedrijf in de voedingsindustrie aan een Nederlands PE-bedrijf
  • Commerciële contracten met luchthavens wereldwijd voor de levering van beveiligings- en bagage afhandelings systemen.
Awards en rankings

Jan en zijn team worden aanbevolen in de 2011 editie van de Legal 500:
The team exhibits 'excellent response times and is extremely service minded.'





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