Florianne van der Woude

Florianne van der Woude

Advocaat | Associate

Practice Areas

Languages

Dutch
English
German

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Florianne specialises in banking and securities law, and in particular in acquisition financing, real estate financing, structured loans and project financing, as well as syndicated and bilateral loans.

Qualifications & Experience

  • LL.M. Private Law (cum laude) (Utrecht University)
  • LL.B. Law (Utrecht University)
  • Houthoff recently advised on the acquisition of the shares in the IEF portfolio by a consortium led by CBRE Global Investors (three institutional investors from the Netherlands, plus CBRE Dutch Retail Fund). IEF is a joint venture formed by Bouwfonds Investment Management and IEF Capital. The portfolio consists of 31 Dutch retail properties (mostly flagship stores), including the well-known Dutch retail chains HEMA and de Bijenkorf. The deal was valued at more than one billion euros. As well as overseeing the share purchase, Houthoff was also hired to advise on the financial arrangements by the banks financing the deal: ING, ABN AMRO and BerlinHyp. In all, Houthoff had a team of more than 50 staff working on the deal.

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