Recent Matters

    May 2017

    Houthoff Buruma represented Eli Global, LLC in the acquisition of all the outstanding shares in the Dutch life insurance company Nederlandsche Algemeene Maatschappij van Levensverzekering Conservatrix N.V.



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    May 2017

    Advising a Japanese bank in (preparing) its defence against announced (class) actions for damages as a follow-on to several alleged cartels regarding Interbank Offering Rates.

    Houthoff Buruma team included: Albert Knigge , Rick Cornelissen


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    May 2017

    Houthoff Buruma represents Sligro Food Group in the proposed strategic partnership with Heineken Netherlands for beer and cider logistics in the Netherlands, and the sale of other parts of the Heineken beverages wholesaler to Sligro Food Group. The proposed partnership will make Heineken Sligro’s number one partner for beer and cider. The partnership is intended to be long-term, initially for a period of 15 years. Parties aim to complete the transaction in autumn.



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    May 2017

    Representing a major European truck manufacturer in its defence against a number of (announced) cartel damages (mass) claims to be submitted by (associations of) haulier companies.

    Houthoff Buruma team included: Albert Knigge , Rick Cornelissen


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    May 2017

    Representing a European oil company in its defence against (third party) cartel damages claims submitted by a bitumen purchaser claiming damages allegedly suffered from the bitumen cartel.

    Houthoff Buruma team included: Albert Knigge , Rick Cornelissen


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    May 2017

    Representing LGE Inc., a South Korean listed electronics manufacturer, in its defence against several cartel damages claims submitted by major CRT purchasers for the benefit of manufacturing television screens and computer monitors.

    Houthoff Buruma team included: Albert Knigge , Rick Cornelissen


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    May 2017

    Representing an air cargo carrier in several proceedings in its defence against a number of (accumulated) cartel damages claims submitted by claim vehicles Equilib, EWD, and Stichting Cartel Compensation (SCC) as follow-on to the alleged air cargo cartel. In 2010 and 2017 the European Commission issued fines totalling almost EUR 800 million to eleven airlines for participating in an air cargo cartel with regard to surcharges for six years.

    Houthoff Buruma team included: Albert Knigge , Rick Cornelissen


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    May 2017

    Representing Singapore Airlines Singapore Cargo in various Dutch private enforcement proceedings before the courts of Amsterdam initiated by claim vehicles Equilib, EWD and SCC following the EC Decisions in the air cargo case. The first action was initiated in 2010 and currently all the cases are still ongoing. In the past years, many procedural issues have been raised (such as regarding (i) a suspension till a final EU judgment has been given, (ii) the disclosure of the EU decision (which was rejected in March 2014), (iii) the disclosure of air waybills, iv) the assignment of claims and v) applicable law). More substantive issues are likely to be discussed in Q4 of 2017 or in the course 2018.

    Houthoff Buruma team included: Weyer VerLoren van Themaat


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    May 2017

    Houthoff Buruma advised Oerlemans Foods B.V./H2 on the sale of freshly frozen (processed) potato product business to Lamb-Weston/Meijer through a sale of all shares in Oerlemans Foods Nederland B.V. to Lamb-Weston/Meijer V.O.F.



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    April 2017

    Houthoff Buruma advised Vitol and Helios Investment Partners with the acquisition of a 20% interest in Vivo Energy from Shell. Further to the acquisition of Shell’s 20% shareholding in Vivo Energy by Vitol Africa B.V., Helios Investment Partners, acting on behalf of the funds to which it is advisor, and Vitol jointly own 100% of Vivo Energy.

    Houthoff Buruma team included: Kyoko Kuijers-Tollenaar , Alexander Kaarls


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