Houthoff Buruma
Member firm for Netherlands

Firm Overview

Houthoff Buruma is a leading Netherlands-based law firm with over 290 lawyers worldwide. Focusing on complex transactions and dispute resolution, the firm advises international and domestic corporations, financial institutions, private equity houses and governments on a wide variety of matters, including highly strategic deals and the most challenging, business-critical cases. In addition to Amsterdam and Rotterdam, Houthoff Buruma has offices in London, Brussels and New York. On cross-border matters, the firm frequently works with leading New York and London based-firms, as well as major firms in other global economic centres. Houthoff Buruma is the exclusive Lex Mundi member for the Netherlands.

Corporate / Mergers and Acquisitions / Private Equity The Corporate / M&A / Private Equity team at Houthoff Buruma is one of the most active in the Netherlands. The team specialises in complex, high-end M&A, private equity and corporate restructurings and has extensive experience as lead or Dutch counsel to a broad range of clients, including multinationals, financial institutions, private equity firms and family offices. The team has ample experience with outbound as well as inbound cross-border mergers, often straddling the boundary between company law and tax law. For multiple large transactions, the firm has the capacity and resources to react quickly, assembling top-notch, partner-led teams, typically including experts in finance, tax, competition, IT, IP, and employment.

Financial Markets The Financial Markets team at Houthoff Buruma advises domestic and foreign banks, investors and other organisations on complex banking and finance transactions. The team has an outstanding track record in a wide range of work, including acquisition/leveraged finance, asset finance, real estate finance, project finance, (debt & equity) capital markets transactions, structured products, regulatory matters and investment management. The strong position of the firm in this area is closely linked to its continued involvement in a number of high-profile and complex bank default and compliance matters. Houthoff Buruma is the only Dutch law firm to have handled all large bank bankruptcies in recent history in the Netherlands, as well as cases involving very significant Dutch finance vehicles. The team has also recently represented key parties in the government-led rescue of Dutch financial institutions.

Dispute Resolution The Dispute Resolution team at Houthoff Buruma specialises in complex, mostly international matters, successfully handling several landmark cases in recent years. The firm is also one of the few Dutch law firms to have a renowned corporate and commercial Supreme Court practice. The Dispute Resolution team provides creative, result-oriented litigation and arbitration counsel in matters ranging from major commercial disputes to sensitive internal, regulatory or criminal investigations by Dutch and EU regulators. It also advises on preventing liabilities in relation to compliance matters and risk management. The team litigates before Dutch, EU and other international courts, and domestic and foreign arbitration tribunals.

Corporate/Regulatory The Corporate / Regulatory team at Houthoff Buruma advises on the complete range of complex legal issues that impact upon today's businesses, covering areas as diverse as EU competition & procurement, investigations and corporate crime, finance regulatory, IP / IT / privacy, public law and private enforcement. The team has outstanding expertise in the implementation of regulatory requirements, covering international commercial contracts, D&O duties and liabilities, corporate finance, tax and corporate governance. It also has broad experience advising on the regulatory aspects of complex portfolio transfers and M&A, both national and international. The team works closely with clients in every major sector, advising on the full life-cycle of business and product development. The firm has developed strong working relationships with the regulatory authorities, which enables the team to advise clients on the basis of regulators’ interpretations that are not publicly available.

Other Offices

Houthoff Buruma
Boulevard de l'Empereur 5
Brussels, 1000
Belgium
Tel. 32.2.507.9800
Fax 32.2.507.9898

Laura Parret
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Houthoff Buruma
33 Sun Street
London, EC2M 2PY
England
Tel. 44.20.7422.5041
Fax 44.20.7422.0022

Oscar van Angeren
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Houthoff Buruma
Weena 355
Rotterdam, 3013 AL
Netherlands
Tel. 31.10.217.20.00
Fax 31.10.217.27.00

Jan-Paul van der Hoek
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Houthoff Buruma
120 West 45th Street, 19th Floor
New York, New York 10036
USA
Tel. 1.212.403.6701
Fax No fax number provided

Helena Sprenger
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