Margot specialises in company law and mergers and acquisitions. She advises clients on the incorporation of companies and joint ventures, restructurings, mergers and demergers and financing. Margot worked at Houthoff’s office in London in 2016. She is a member of the Royal Dutch Association of Civil-law Notaries (KNB).
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
- Grotius Academy specialist course on Company Law and Business Law (cum laude)
- LL.M. Notarial Law (Radboud University Nijmegen)
- LL.M. Tax Law (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Houthoff advised together with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Telia Company in connection with the divestment of its holding in Azertel. Fintur Holdings B.V., jointly owned by Telia Company and Turkcell, has agreed to sell its 51.3% holding in Azertel, sole shareholder of the Azeri telecommunications operator Azercell, to Azintelecom, a company wholly owned by the Republic of Azerbaijan. The agreed price for Fintur’s 51.3 percent in Azertel is EUR 222 million. The transaction is not subject to any conditions, such as regulatory or competition approvals, and has been completed.
Houthoff advised together with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Telia Company in connection with the divestment of its holding in Geocell. Fintur Holdings B.V., jointly owned by Telia Company and Turkcell, has agreed to sell 100 percent of its holding in Geocell LLC, to the Georgian telecommunications company JSC Silknet, Georgia’s largest fixed network operator, for a transaction price of USD 153 million. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals, and is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2018.
Houthoff advised, together with Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, TeliaSonera in connection with the divestment of its interest in the Nepalese operator Ncell to Axiata, one of Asia’s largest telecommunication groups, for USD 1,030 million on a cash and debt free basis. At the same time, TeliaSonera will dissolve its economic interests in the 20 percent local ownership and receives approximately USD 48 million. The transactions are conditional on each other and subject to regulatory approval. TeliaSonera, listed in Stockholm and Helsinki, is the dominant telephone company and mobile network operator in Sweden and Finland.
Houthoff assisted Alcogroup, Vanden Avenne Commodities and Vandema in the purchase of the bio-ethanol factory of Abengoa Bioenergy Netherlands in Rotterdam, which was declared bankrupt earlier this year due to financial problems of the Spanish parent company Abengoa S.A. The transaction is subject to permission being granted by the relevant competition authorities.
Houthoff assisted the sellers (among whom, H2 Equity Partners and ABN AMRO Participaties) in the sale of Evenementenhal to Artexis Easyfairs.
Houthoff advised Wide-Angle Management on the sale of all shares in Orlaco to Stoneridge Inc. Orlaco is a leading supplier of vehicle camera solutions.
Since July 2015, Orlaco and Stoneridge have jointly developed the MirrorEye mirror replacement system, which is the industry-leading solution to improve the safety and fuel economy of commercial vehicles.
Houthoff advised Dümmen Orange on its acquisition of Max Roots and Quick Plug. Quick Plug is a global supplier of various concepts for growers and propagators within the horticulture sector.
Houthoff advised, together with Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, Telia Company in connection with the divestment of its 60% interest in Tajik operator Tcell to Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED).
Houthoff advised Active Capital Company on the acquisition of a 70% majority stake in the capital of Arnold Suhr, the world's second largest trader in quinine. Arnold Suhr supplies quinine to soda producers such as Coca Cola and Schweppes for the production of tonic. In addition to quinine, Arnold Suhr is a worldwide trader in raw materials such as stevia and iodine for the food and beverage, sport nutrition and pharmaceutical industry.