Tax Lawyer | Senior Associate
Chantal focuses on a range of matters, including in relation to corporation tax, dividend tax and income tax. She assists and advises clients on tax-related objection proceedings, international restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, financiering, and tax accounting. Chantal is also a member of the Dutch Association of Tax Advisers and the Netherlands Bar Association.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
- LL.M. Tax Law (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
- M.Sc. Economics (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
- LL.B. Dutch Law and Tax Law (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Advised the sellers, including Lion Capital and Avedon Capital Partners, on the sale of Van Geloven, a Netherlands-based frozen food producer with leading positions in the Netherlands and Belgium, to TowerBrook Capital Partners and the management of Van Geloven.
Houthoff advised ABN Amro Participaties on the sale of the Kuiken Groep to the Belgian trade company SMT Group. Kuiken Groep is a Dutch distributor of earthmoving machines and cranes.
Advised Equistone Partners Europe Ltd. on the sale of MPS Meat Processing Systems, the leading company for the manufacturing of slaughtering machines, to Marel for EUR 382 million.
Houthoff advised VolkerWessels, a European offshore cable installation with a strong market position, with the sale of the maritime and offshore wind energy related activities of VolkerWessel to Koninklijke Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis).
Houthoff respresented INVE Aquaculture, a leading specialist manufacturer of primary stage technically advanced nutrition and health products for aquaculture, on the acquisition of INVE by Benchmark Holdings plc (AIM: BMK) for a total consideration of $342 million.
Ashurst and Houthoff represent Shanks Group Plc, an independent UK waste management company listed at the London Stock Exchange in the signing of the merger terms with Van Gansewinkel Groep B.V., a privately-owned waste collection and recycling business in the Netherlands and Belgium. The combination of Shanks and Van Gansewinkel will create a leading Benelux waste-to-product business. The merger is subject to Shanks and VGG shareholders approvals and anti-trust clearance, with Completion anticipated by the end of December 2016.
Houthoff advised Yealink Network Technology Corp Ltd on the Dutch law aspects of its successful IPO on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. Founded in 2001, Yealink is a leading global unified communication (UC) terminal solution provider that primarily offers video conferencing systems and voice communication solutions.