Josephine de Bok
Advocaat | Associate
Josephine specialises in company law, but has also gained experience with IP/IT transactions. She is involved in both Dutch and cross-border transactions and providing advice to listed and non-listed companies.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
- LL.M. Company Law (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Houthoff represented Sligro Food Group on the proposed sale of its foodretail business EMTÉ to a consortium formed by foodretailers Jumbo and Coop as well as the proposed separate real estate transaction for 27 store locations involved. It is anticipated that the EMTÉ business will eventually be integrated into the businesses of Jumbo and Coop respectively.
Houthoff advised Dümmen Orange on the acquisition of the Calla business of Golden State Bulb Growers Inc. and G. Geerlings & Zonen B.V. and the Calla breeding Sande companies. Pursuant to this series of acquisitions, Dümmen Orange was able to establish itself as a global leader in Calla breeding.
Houthoff advised Dümmen Orange on the acquisition of De Eeuwige Lente B.V. The target company specialises in breeding, propagation through cuttings and rooting. Over the years the company has specialised increasingly in Saintpaulia, with Euphorbia Milii a relatively recent addition to its product range.
Houthoff advised investment firm H2 Equity Partners on the acquisition of an interest in fixed base flight simulator producer Multi Pilot Simulations B.V. The company has its head office in the Netherlands with a production location in Germany. H2 will support the existing MPS management team in its growth plans.