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Houthoff

GUSTAV MAHLERPLEIN 50, 1082 MA AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
Tel:
Work +31 20 605 6000
Fax:
Fax +31 20 605 6700
Email:
Web:
www.houthoff.com
Amsterdam, Brussels, London, New York, Rotterdam

Willem de Nijs Bik

Tel:
Work +31 (0)20 605 6166
Email:
Web:
www.houthoff.com
Houthoff

Position

Willem specialises in company law, corporate governance, and strategic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions between strategic companies, often in the financial and energy sectors. He advises both listed and non-listed companies, financial institutions and government bodies on a broad range of company law matters. He has experience resolving complex situations for directors and supervisory directors, and with hostile takeovers and companies in difficulty. Willem is a lecturer at the Law Firm School and regularly publishes on subjects in his field. He also has a book on corporate governance and the Dutch two-tier board system to his name.


Netherlands

Commercial, corporate and M&a

Within: Leading individuals

Willem de Nijs Bik - Houthoff

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&a

Houthoff is appreciated for providing 'excellent, on the spot, informed advice at every stage'. This well-established team is headed by Alexander Kaarls whose broad expertise serves clients ranging from multinationals and private equity houses to institutional investors. He advised Wyndham Worldwide on the sale of its European vacation rental business which involved assets in numerous countries, to Platinum Equity for approximately $1.3bn. Other key members of the team include Michiel Pannekoek, Willem de Nijs Bik, Bram Caudri and Maurits de Haan. Its clients include Booking.com, eBay, Kellogg, and EQT. Jan-Paul van der Hoek left the firm.

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Energy: transactional

Within: Energy: transactional

The 'pragmatic and client-focused' team at Houthoff is considered to be 'a great addition to any legal department'. The team is led by the 'responsive and practical' Kirsten Berger who joined from Stibbe in March 2018. Jacques Kroner and senior associate Marc van Beuge are also recommended for their 'great knowledge on energy law'; Willem de Nijs Bik handles corporate-related matters. The team offers the full spectrum of transactional and regulatory expertise which includes waste to energy matters.

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