Banking

    The firm advises domestic and foreign banks, investors and other organisations on complex banking, finance transactions, and litigation. With its thorough local knowledge of the Dutch market, its banking regulatory expertise and highly esteemed real estate practice (where property is involved), the Dutch banking specialists can cover all aspects of a transaction.

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    • Aug 2017

      Houthoff Buruma advised Attestor Capital LLP in the purchase of approximately 75 real estate loans from ABN AMRO with a combined nominal value of over EUR 200 million.

    • Jul 2017

      Advised Orbimed Advisors, one of the leading debt investors in the life science sector, in a USD 100 Million debt financing of Pharming Group N.V. a Dutch listed company. The proceeds were used to redeem outstanding convertible bonds and an existing senior debt facility with Sillicon Valley Bank. As part of the transaction Pharming issued 9.2 million warrants to Orbimed.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Helena Sprenger , Kyoko Kuijers-Tollenaar
    • Mar 2017

      Houthoff Buruma advised Prime Focus World, a provider of creative and technology services to international film studios, in connection with a secured refinancing arranged by BNP Paribas Fortis and a new mezzanine facility provided by ING Bank.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Helena Sprenger
    • Mar 2017

      Houthoff Buruma advised affiliates of Atrium Innovations, a nutritional health products provider, in connection with entering into an amendment to a USD 740 million first lien credit and guarantee agreement arranged by Royal Bank of Canada. This also included the repayment of a USD 150 million second lien credit and guarantee agreement.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Helena Sprenger , B.A. Boersma
    • Feb 2017

      Houthoff Buruma advised several US financial institutions in several matters regarding Curaçao securities laws.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Helena Sprenger , B.A. Boersma
    • Feb 2017

      Advised Zobele Group on a new term facility and revolving credit facility in connection with the refinancing of its existing notes and facilities.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jessica Terpstra
    • Feb 2017

      Houthoff Buruma advised JAC Capital and Wise Road Capital on the financing regarding the acquisition of the Standard Products business unit from NXP.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jessica Terpstra
    • Jan 2017

      Advised RET (Rotterdam's public transport company) on its first external financing.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Loet Venrooy
    • Jan 2017

      Houthoff Buruma advised Bank Insinger de Beaufort on its acquisition by KBL European Private Bankers. KBL intends to merge Bank Insinger de Beaufort with its subsidiary Theodoor Gilissen Bankiers. The merger will create a new private bank with more than EUR 20 billion of assets under management.

    • Jan 2017

      Houthoff Buruma advised Petrobras Global Trading B.V. on various financial transactions which include a USD 1 billion loan agreement between Petrobras Global Trading as borrower, and the Export-Import Bank of China as lender, and a USD 1.2 billion trade note assignment agreement between Petrobras Global Trading as assignor, Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. -Petrobras as importer, and Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. Grand Cayman Branch as lender and assignee..

      Houthoff Buruma team included: André de Neve , Anne Alkemade
    • Dec 2016

      Advised on the EUR 74 million refinancing of Shoes Unlimited, part of Unlimited Footwear Group.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Loet Venrooy
    • Dec 2016

      Advised H2 Equity Partners on a major investment in Multi Pilot Simulations B.V.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jessica Terpstra
    • Nov 2016

      Advised the Borgesius Group on a term and revolving facilities agreement provided by Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A., Deutsche Bank AG, Amsterdam Branch and NIBC Bank N.V. in connection with the acquisition of the Bakkersland group.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: André de Neve , Anne Alkemade
    • Sep 2016

      Advised on the refinancing of the Amvest Residential Core Fund by means of a new EUR 700 million loan.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Loet Venrooy
    • Sep 2016

      Advised TMF on the refinancing of its senior secured notes, senior unsecured notes and its bank financing.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jessica Terpstra
    • Sep 2016

      Advised Bregal Freshstream on a senior facilities agreement arranged by CVC Credit Partners Investment Management Limited in connection with the acquisition of the Verwater group entities.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: André de Neve
    • Jul 2016

      Advised the Independent Derivatives Committee - appointed by the Minister of Finance - in preparing and drafting a uniform repair framework for compensation by the Dutch banking sector of SME clients that bought interest rate derivatives.

    • Jul 2016

      Advised Credit Suisse on the Dutch aspects of its refinancing of the Avantor Group.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jessica Terpstra
    • May 2016

      Advised the winning bidder, consortium Noaber18, consisting of DIF and VolkerWessels on the financing of the PPS-project N18 ‘De Nieuwe Twenteroute’.

    • Feb 2016

      Advised BC Partners on a senior facilities agreement arranged by Royal Bank of Canada and UBS in connection with the acquisition of Dümmen Orange.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: André de Neve , Anne Alkemade
    • Dec 2015

      Advised 15 banks, including BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole and HSBC on the USD4.4 billion project financing to Oyu Tolgoi LLC. The Oyu Tolgoi mine is one of the largest copper and gold mines in the world and is located in Mongolia.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Loet Venrooy , Lauraine Swaving , Wouter Ekkelkamp
    • Dec 2015

      Advised The Blackstone Group L.P., in connection with a EUR182.87 million senior facilities agreement relating to various Dutch retail properties. This matter is particular significant due to the fact that the financing in respect of this acquisition had to be included into an existing facilities agreement.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Anne Alkemade , André de Neve , Anne Alkemade
    • Nov 2015

      Advised Petrobras Global Trading B.V. in respect of various finance transactions, including USD5 billion term loan facility with China Development Bank Corporation.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Anne Alkemade , André de Neve , Anne Alkemade
    • Oct 2015

      Advised the OpenIJ consortium, consisting of BAM, Volker Wessels, DIF and PGGM, on the EUR480 million+ financing of its successful bid for the new sealocks at IJmuiden.

      This matter is particularly significant because when completed, these will be the largest sealocks in the world. Also, the IJmond project is the first large ‘wet’ infrastructure PPP project in the Netherlands to reach financial close. The IJmond project won Project Finance International (PFI)’s Europe PPP Deal of the Year 2015.

    • Sep 2015

      Advising TPG Specialty Lending Europe on its financing to Marlin Equity Partners for the acquisition of IBS AB, a Swedish entity, which has several subsidiaries around the world, including entities in the Netherlands which include Iptor Nederland B.V. and IBS Enterprises Netherlands B.V.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jessica Terpstra
    • Sep 2015

      Houthoff Buruma advised ING Bank and ABN AMRO Bank in relation to a loan facility for DRES Master Fund C.V. for the purpose of financing a large residential portfolio.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jan Veeningen , Loet Venrooy
    • Aug 2015

      Houthoff Buruma, together with White & Case, advised the sponsors in a project finance of a test well. Value in excess of US$ 1 billion.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Helena Sprenger
    • Aug 2015

      Advising Van Oord on its new € 400 million revolving facility agreement.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jessica Terpstra
    • Jul 2015

      Houthoff Buruma advised Attestor in relation to the acquisition of a substantial (distressed) loan portfolio of one of the Dutch larger banks.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Loet Venrooy
    • Jun 2015

      Advised Petrobras Global Trading B.V. in respect of various finance transactions, including USD600 million offshore trade-related revolving loan and guaranty agreement with Standard Chartered Bank.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Anne Alkemade , André de Neve , Anne Alkemade
    • Jun 2015

      Houthoff Buruma advised ING in relation to a loan facility for funds managed by 90North for the purpose of financing of an office building for NEM.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jan Veeningen
    • May 2015

      Houthoff Buruma advised the borrower on a US$ 100 million secured finance transaction arranged by Wells Fargo.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Helena Sprenger
    • May 2015

      Houthoff Buruma advised the Fulmer group in an M&A transaction involving the acquisition of BMB Electronics Group.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Helena Sprenger
    • May 2015

      Advised Petrobras Global Trading B.V. in respect of various finance transactions, including USD500 million loan agreement, between, amongst others, J.P. Morgan Europe Limited as banker, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. London Branch as mandated lead arranger and Her Britannic Majesty’s Secretary of State acting by the Export Credits Guarantee Department.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Anne Alkemade , André de Neve , Anne Alkemade
    • Apr 2015

      Houthoff Buruma, together with Shearman & Sterling, advised JP Morgan and a syndicate of banks on a US$ 1,5 billion refinancing of the acquisition finance relating to the acquisition of AMC Entertainment by Affiliates of J.P. Morgan Partners and Apollo Management.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Helena Sprenger
    • Apr 2015

      Houthoff Buruma advised the seller in a private equity transaction regarding a multi-national industrial ink manufacturer with substantial activities in the Netherlands.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Helena Sprenger
    • Apr 2015

      Advised, jointly with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Deutsche Bank AG as administrative and collateral agent on a major syndicate refinancing for Owens-Illinois, one of the world’s leading glass-packaging manufacturer. The deal consisted of a USD 300 million revolver, a USD 600 million multicurrency revolver, a USD 600 million term loan facility, a EUR 278 million term loan facility and a USD 300 million delayed draw term loan facility.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jessica Terpstra
    • Mar 2015

      In deviation of its judgment Vis q.q. / NMB from 1989, in JPR / Gunning q.q. the Supreme Court found that a bankruptcy trustee can revoke an electronic payment transaction if the payment order has not led to a credit entry in the bank account of the receiving party on the moment of the bankruptcy. The Supreme Court overruled its own old judgment prospectively: the new rule is only applicable to bankruptcies declared after the new judgment.

      Click here for the judgment of the Supreme Court.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Bart van der Wiel
    • Jan 2015

      Houthoff Buruma advised ING in relation to a loan facility for funds managed by Nordcapital Immobilienfonds for the purpose of financing of commercial properties (offices).

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jan Veeningen
    • Dec 2014

      Houthoff Buruma advised Equistone Partners Europe Ltd. (former Barclays Private Equity) on the financing of the acquisition of Unlimited Footwear Group.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jan Veeningen , Loet Venrooy
    • Dec 2014

      Houthoff Buruma advised ING Bank in relation to a loan facility for funds managed by Heitman.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jan Veeningen , Loet Venrooy
    • Nov 2014

      Houthoff Buruma advised the Canadian steel producer Essar Steel Algoma, Inc with respect to (i) the issue of senior and junior secured notes with an aggregate value of USD 625 Million and (ii) a Term Loan and a Revolving Loan with an aggregate value of USD 425 Million.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Helena Sprenger
    • Oct 2014

      Houthoff Buruma advised ING Bank and Nationale–Nederlanden on the financing of various investment vehicles of Bayside Capital.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Loet Venrooy , Jan Veeningen
    • Oct 2014

      Houthoff Buruma advised Trafigura on a USD 3.5 billion financing provided by a syndicate of banks led by The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Societe General and Natixis.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Helena Sprenger
    • Oct 2014

      Houthoff Buruma advised NIBC Bank in relation to a real estate financing transaction for BRE Logistics II guaranteed by Borghese Real Estate Holding.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Loet Venrooy
    • Aug 2014

      Houthoff Buruma, together with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, advised JPMorgan and a syndicate of banks in a USD 2 billion aquisition finance of the entertainment group AMC Networks.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Helena Sprenger
    • Jul 2014

      Houthoff Buruma advised NIBC on the financing of redevelopment of Diemen office park into residential area.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jan Veeningen
    • Jun 2014

      Houthoff Buruma advised Van Oord on the formation of a consortium of shareholders in the Gemini offshore wind project and on the acquisition of the bank financing for the project. Gemini will be one of the largest offshore wind projects in the world. The shareholders in the Gemini offshore wind project, led by Canadian Northland Power Inc., have reached agreement among themselves and with banks on financing the project’s construction, which is expected to cost € 2.8 billion. The banks will contribute € 2.3 billion, with the shareholders contributing equity totalling approximately € 500 million. In addition to its role as shareholder, Van Oord has also signed on as the EPC contractor for the project’s construction. The construction contract is worth more than € 1.3 billion.

    • May 2014

      Houthoff Buruma advised a consortium of banks consisting of NIBC, SNS Property Finance, ING Real Estate and Westdeutsche ImmobilienBank in relation to the financing of various real estate SPVs and real estate portfolios linked to so-called inflation contracts with IEF.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Loet Venrooy
    • Apr 2014

      Houthoff Buruma advised NIBC in relation to a loan facility for Rentocean for the purpose of financing lease contracts.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jan Veeningen
    • Nov 2013

      Houthoff Buruma advised ABN AMRO Bank and ING Bank in relation to the financing of CBRE's Retail Fund.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Loet Venrooy
    • Jul 2013

      Houthoff Buruma advised Hatfield Philips on the restructuring of a securitised German real estate portfolio financed by Deutsche Bank.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Loet Venrooy
    • Jul 2013

      Houthoff Buruma advised ABN AMRO Bank, ING Bank and Rabobank on the financing of listed company NSI.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Loet Venrooy
    • Jun 2013

      Houthoff Buruma advised Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., as lead arranger and joint book running manager for Intergen N.V. US$ 1.8 billion bank/bond refinancing, consisting of an issue of US$ 750 million and £ 175 million senior secured notes and credit facilities over US$ 700 million. Shearman & Sterling also advised Deutsche Bank Securities. InterGen is a leading global power generation company, incorporated in the Netherlands, that develops, owns, operates and manages a diverse portfolio of electric generation plants, gas compression facilities and related infrastructure in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Mexico and Australia.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jessica Terpstra
    • Jun 2013

      Houthoff Buruma advised Wells Fargo on the asset based refinancing of the Colt Defence group, leading designer, developer and manufacturer of small arms and weapons systems for the U.S. Military.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jessica Terpstra , Helena Sprenger
    • Jun 2013

      Houthoff Buruma advised German listed mobile technology group Bob Mobile on its financing arrangements with ABN AMRO Bank.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Loet Venrooy
    • Feb 2013

      On February 26, the Public Private Partnership A1-A6 (PPP A1-A6), a part of the Schiphol-Amsterdam-Almere corridor (SAA), reached its financial close. The project encompasses the complete renovation and doubling in capacity of the A1 – A6 motorway trajectory from the Amsterdam ring road between Diemen, through Muiden, to Almere, including the doubling of the bridge over the Amsterdam Rijn channel, a new railway bridge, an aqueduct under the "Vecht" river and a doubling of the "Hollandse Brug", a bridge which connects provinces Flevoland and North Holland. Houthoff Buruma, together with White & Case LLP, advised the SAAOne consortium (Boskalis, Hochtief, Volker Wessels and Dutch Infrastructure Fund). PPP A1-A6 is the biggest infrastructure project so far in the Netherlands with regards to the contractual financial value of more than € 1 billion. The financing is secured by 9 (foreign) banks, including European Investment Bank.

    • Feb 2013

      Houthoff Buruma advised Value8 NV on the acquisition of a 51% majority stake in Eetgemak.

    • Feb 2013

      In a follow up on landmark Supreme Court case ING Bank/ Dix qq Houthoff again successfully represented ING Bank in a case that settles a few last points of uncertainty for the Dutch banking community regarding the practice of establishing pledges by power of attorney. The Supreme Court confirmed that a power of attorney for a pledge to the bank of a client already contractually obliged to pledge is a manner of execution of the obligation of the client. Therefore, the power of attorney is obligatory and not open for avoidance for prejudice of creditors in the bankruptcy of the client of the bank. Furthermore, the Supreme Court ruled that neither the document that embodies the obligation to pledge, nor the document that embodies the power of attorney has to be filed with the tax authorities to make the pledge valids. The requirement of filing of documents only exists for the deed of pledge itself.
      (Link to Supreme Court ruling: ING Bank/Van Leuveren q.q, Feb 2013)

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Bart van der Wiel
    • Oct 2012

      Houthoff Buruma advised ING Bank and Nationale-Nederlanden on the financing of real estate investor Ronstreet Properties.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Loet Venrooy
    • Jun 2012

      Houthoff Buruma advises housing corporation Vestia that reached agreement with a consortium of banks regarding the unwind of their derivative portfolio. The conditions of the agreement allow Vestia to update and execute its so-called Verbeterplan ("Improvement Plan"), as to restore a sound financial position. The unwind of the derivatives will be financed through three sources: the collateral already deposited with the banks of € 1.3 billion, a cash sum of Vestia of € 100 million and a loan of € 0.6 billion provided to Vestia by the consortium. The loan is to be repaid over ten years. For the latter two sources Vestia will claim reorganization support from the CFV (Central Fund for Social Housing).

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Marry de Gaay Fortman , Jessica Terpstra , Marnix Aarts
    • Feb 2012

      In a landmark Supreme Court proceeding Houthoff successfully represented ING Bank in a case that settles years of uncertainty for the Dutch banking community. A bankruptcy trustee of a debtor of ING Bank claimed that the common practice by Dutch banks to grant themselves powers of attorney to establish a pledge on a client's third party claims is against Dutch law. The claimant also argued that the common practice of using one deed in respect of all clients (standardized T&C's) is in breach of law. The entire banking community of the Netherlands has been following this case and assisting with information, as a negative outcome would have had consequences for the validity of an important part of all security obtained by banks in the Netherlands. The Supreme Court has, by rejecting the claimant's arguments, once and for all ensured that banks now know that the combination of the power of attorney and the collective deed of pledge result in valid pledges and are thus reliable guarantees for outstanding loans.
      (Link to Supreme Court ruling: ING Bank/Dix q.q, Feb 2012)

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Bart van der Wiel
    • Dec 2011

      Houthoff Buruma advised VolkerWessels on the development, financing and maintenance of the new ZOO in Emmen. The ZOO will be the only of its kind in Europe and requires an investment of more than € 150 million.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jessica Terpstra
    • Sep 2011

      After three years of negotiations, the $34,5 billion claims of Lehman Brothers Treasury, the European part of bankrupt Lehman Brothers, have been wholly recognised by the US holding (in its Chapter 11 procedure), resulting in a settlement agreement on 30 August 2011. This is good news for European and Asian investors who invested $34,5 billion in complex bond products and structured notes issued by Lehman Brothers Treasury. The funding that Lehman Brothers Treasury acquired was transferred to the US mother concern via inter-bank lending schemes.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Frédéric Verhoeven , Oscar van Angeren , Loet Venrooy
    • Apr 2011

      Houthoff Buruma represented Rabobank in a procedure against former clients of Befra. Befra, in its capacity of managing partner, acted as the representative of various limited partnerships (“c.v.’s”) in which the clients had participated as limited partners. The c.v.’s had accounts with Rabobank. On behalf of the c.v.’s Befra instructed Rabobank to execute transactions in securities. Befra went bankrupt and its clients lost part of their investments. Befra’s clients claimed that Rabobank had been negligent towards them. According to Befra’s clients, Rabobank shouldn’t have dealt with Befra because it lacked the necessary permit to perform asset management for the clients. The District Court ruled in favour of the clients, but the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court decided that Rabobank had not acted negligently towards Befra’s clients in dealing with Befra and executing transactions in securities. Both Courts held that Befra did not perform asset management for its clients, but merely acted as a representative for the c.v.’s and as such did not need a permit. The team represented Rabobank before the District Court, the Court of Appeal as well as the Supreme Court.
      (Link to Supreme Court ruling: Rabobank c.s./Befra, Apr 2011)

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Bart van der Wiel , Rob Meijer
    • Mar 2011

      Houthoff Buruma advised Egeria, one of the leading private equity firms in the Netherlands, in respect of the financing of its acquisition of Den Braven Group, an international player in the field of adhesives and sealants.

    • Mar 2011

      Houthoff Buruma advised Electricity Generating Public Company Limited (EGCO), the leading Thai integrated power company in respect of the financing of the acquisition of an additional stake in the Quezon Power project in the Philippines.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Philippe Konig , André de Neve
    • Feb 2011

      Advised Cool Cat, a European fashion retailer, in respect of the financing of its acquisition of M&S Mode Group from Maxeda.

    • Dec 2010

      Houthoff Buruma represented ING Bank in Supreme Court proceedings regarding the scope of security given to the bank by way of a pledge on all its client's claims. The client had made advance payments under contracts with third parties, and had a reimbursement claim for those advance payments in case of termination of the contracts. The issue raised before the Supreme Court was whether these reimbursement claims are also secured by the pledge when the bankruptcy trustee terminates the contracts after the bankruptcy of the client. The Supreme Court decided that these claims are not secured by the pledge because they are caused by the termination of the contract, and thus only come into existence on that moment.
      (Link to Supreme Court ruling: ING Bank/Nederend q.q., Dec 2010)

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Bart van der Wiel
    • Nov 2010

      Houthoff Buruma advised BinckBank on the acquisition of a 60% majority stake in ThinkCapital, a young Dutch company developing index trackers.

    • Oct 2010

      Houthoff Buruma advised Amvest on the EUR 2 billion fund formation associated with a number of property transfers, mergers, demergers and external financings provided by, inter alia, ABN AMRO Bank with relation to Amvest Residential Core Fund and Amvest Residential Dynamics Fund which portfolios consists of various housing complexes all over the Netherlands.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Philippe Konig , Herman Lohman , Loet Venrooy
    • Oct 2010

      Houthoff Buruma advised Doughty Hanson in respect of the financing facility for its acquisition of Equity Trust.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jessica Terpstra
    • Aug 2010

      Houthoff Buruma advised Elementis, a UK listed specialty chemicals company with operations worldwide on its USD 225 million syndicated revolving credit facility.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: André de Neve
    • Jul 2010

      Houthoff Buruma has acted for Goldman Sachs in the successful restructuring (exit) of a large real estate fund.

    • May 2010

      Houthoff Buruma advised the bankruptcy trustees of DSB Bank N.V. in respect of a EUR 1,4 billion estate credit granted to the bankruptcy estate of DSB Bank N.V. by the six largest Dutch banks.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Loet Venrooy
    • Apr 2010

      Houthoff Buruma advised a Dutch private equity firm in respect of the acquisition and financing of a shopping center in the Czech Republic.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Philippe Konig , André de Neve
    • Dec 2009

      Houthoff Buruma represented ABN AMRO as a plaintiff in a matter which is considered to be a highly principle case for banking and insolvency law, concerning voidance by a bankruptcy trustee - invoking the actio pauliana - of security rights for loans and credits for companies in distress. The matter has received great attention in Dutch legal media.
      (Link to Supreme Court ruling: ABN AMRO Bank/Van Dooren q.q, Dec 2009)

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Rob Meijer
    • Dec 2009

      Houthoff Buruma advised Groothandelsgebouwen N.V., a listed real estate investment company, in respect of its EUR 84,4 million facilities agreement with ING Real Estate Finance N.V.

    • Dec 2009

      Houthoff Buruma advised Royal Bank of Scotland in its capacity as lead arranger in respect of a lender-led takeover of the CPI Group, Europe's leading book printer.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Philippe Konig , André de Neve
    • Nov 2009

      Houthoff Buruma provided litigation support to a Dutch bank in the defense against an imminent collective misselling action regarding the financing of investment products.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Albert Knigge
    • Nov 2009

      Houthoff Buruma represented a Dutch bank in the defense against a collective action concerning a prospectus liability.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Albert Knigge
    • Oct 2009

      Houthoff Buruma represented ABN AMRO as a defendant before the Supreme Court in this matter. The case concerns the question whether a bank as secured creditor (stil pandhouder) has a right to receive data on the pledged debts, in order to be able to create a public pledge (openbaar pandrecht) by notifying the pledged debtors. Under a public pledge, the money may be collected from the debtors and does not have to bear insolvency costs (boedelschulden). In Dutch bankruptcy law this often makes all the difference.
      (Link to Supreme Court ruling: ABN AMRO Bank/Hamm q.q., Oct 2009)

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Rob Meijer
    • Nov 2008

      Houthoff Buruma, together with Mayer Brown, advised Investment fund Laxey Partners Limited on the acquisition of the European transportation group TDG. Investment fund Laxey Partners Limited is specialised, amongst others, in the investments in European listed companies. Houthoff Buruma advised Laxey Partners on the acquisition and the financing provided by Burdale Financial Limited.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jessica Terpstra , Herman Lohman
    • Oct 2008

      Houthoff Buruma, together with Mayer Brown, advised Entertainment One, one of the world leading distributors of film, television and music rights, on the refinancing through JPMorgan.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jessica Terpstra
    • Aug 2008

      Houthoff Buruma advised a consortium of banks led by Royal Bank of Scotland on the EUR 560 million refinancing of CPI Group, one of the leading companies providing book manufacturing services to publishers and corporations across Europe.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jessica Terpstra , André de Neve
    • Mar 2008

      Houthoff Buruma advised ING Real Estate Finance on the financing of the sale of the KFN Portfolio ABP to ING Real Estate for EUR 1.6 billion.

    • Dec 2007

      Houthoff Buruma advised Tiscali on its Euro 980 million refinancing.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jessica Terpstra
    • Dec 2007

      Houthoff Buruma advised Havells Group on its Euro 227.5 million financing for the acquisitions of the SLI Sylvania Group.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jessica Terpstra
    • Nov 2007

      Houthoff Buruma advised a consortium of banks on the EUR 1,5 billion refinancing of Intergen.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jessica Terpstra
    • Nov 2007

      Houthoff Buruma represented Van der Hoop Bankiers bancruptcy estate in the Van der Hoop Bankiers N.V. bankruptcy, as one of two trustees. Value: EUR 160 million.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Bert Verburg
    • Dec 2006

      Houthoff Buruma advised the Governor and the Company of the Bank of Scotland on various acquisition financings involving major commercial real estate including the EUR 165 million financing of the Atrium office building in Amsterdam and the EUR 123 million financing of one of the buildings in the Mahler IV complex also in Amsterdam.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jessica Terpstra
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