Anne specialises in litigating commercial disputes, both in fact-finding instances and before the Supreme Court. She works on a broad array of disputes involving financial institutions, insurers, bankruptcy trustees and large corporates. Anne is highly skilled at presenting a dispute to the court in a clear, reliable and thorough way. She is also able to help clients think strategically about how a dispute should be resolved. Anne is a prospective member of the Dutch Association of Civil Cassation Litigators and an ambassador of the Young Financials Network (YFINN). In the latter capacity, she has organised events such as a Disruptive Innovation event at Houthoff’s Amsterdam office. She has several publications to her name.
Qualifications & Experience
- Law Firm School (cum laude)
- Interdisciplinary Honours Programme (Radboud University Nijmegen)
- LL.M. Company Law (Radboud University Nijmegen)
- M.Sc. Business Administration & Management (cum laude) (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Together with Skadden Arps we advised ExxonMobil on matters of Suriname law in connection with an offshore oil and gas drilling project in Suriname.
Houthoff represented ING Commercial Finance in a Supreme Court concerning 'surplus sharing arrangements'. Such arrangements provide lenders of the same debtor with rights for recourse on a potential surplus in the collateral provided to each of the other respective lenders. The Supreme Court confirmed that such arrangement is enforceable if a bankruptcy of the debtor follows (‘bankruptcy proof’) , under the condition that the debtor was a party to this arrangement. Considering the volume of surplus sharing arrangements used by credit institutions as security arrangement, this judgment is of prime importance for financial institutions active on the Dutch market.
Click here for the judgment of the Supreme Court.