Nathalie Amiel

Nathalie Amiel

Advocaat | Counsel


+31 20 605 65 71
+31 6 5316 8516

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Nathalie specialises in commercial tenancy law. Her work focuses mainly on assisting with transactions and advising, negotiating and litigating (including on cassation proceedings) in complex tenancy cases. Her clients include real estate and telecom companies, banks, estate agents, developers, petrol stations, investors and public authorities. In 2002 Nathalie passed the entrance examination for Association of Tenancy Law Lawyers summa cum laude, and she regularly lectures on her area of expertise.

Nathalie is the editor-in-chief of the journal Tijdschrift voor Huurrecht Bedrijfsruimte, an editor and co-author of the Handboek Huurrecht Bedrijfsruimte (Manual of Tenancy Law relating to Commercial Property), and the author (together with Ivette Mol) of the Huurrecht (Tenancy Law) section of the fast-track proceedings column of the Dutch Mr. journal. She teaches a course on tenancy law for the OSR legal training institute, and is a board member of the Dutch Association of Tenancy Law Lawyers.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Law (Maastricht University)
  • Specialisation course on Construction Law (passed with merit)
  • Specialisation course of the Dutch Association of Landlord and Tenant Law Practitioners (summa cum laude).
  • Specialisation course on tenancy law for counsel in the real estate, renting and leasing sector.

  • 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.

  • Advised China Construction Bank on the setting up of its Amsterdam branch. This Dutch branch of China Construction Bank is under the management of China Construction Bank (Europe) S.A., which is located in Luxembourg.