Sjoerd van der Meer

Sjoerd van der Meer

Advocaat | Senior Associate




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Sjoerd specialises in mergers and acquisitions and company law, in particular in relation to transactions, corporate law and company law-related issues. He has extensive experience in advising both investors and strategic parties on national and international M&A deals, restructuring and general matters related to corporate law and contracts. In 2014, Sjoerd worked at Houthoff’s New York office and has also been seconded to one of the most prominent financial service providers in the Netherlands.


  • Grotius Academy postgraduate specialisation course on Business Law and Company Law 
  • Houthoff represented Argos Soditic in the acquisition of the Future Group, consisting of the following four business groups operating in the public and financial sector: the Talenter group, PLANgroep, Human Capital Group and Future Communication. This matter is particularly significant for Argos Soditic as it signifies Argos Soditic's first presence in the Netherlands.
  • Houthoff advised Euretco shareholders (Avedon Capital Partners and Euretco's management) on the sale of a 75% stake in Euretco to EK-servicegroup eG. The combined company will have 4,100 independent retailers, which represent a EUR 2.2 billion turnover.
  • 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 is advising the Province of Zeeland, one of the public shareholders of Delta N.V., on the restructuring and split of Delta N.V., including its nuclear, wholesale, retail and grid operating businesses.
  • Sale of all shares in the capital of Regenboog Participaties B.V., ultimate parent of the BMC Group to Yacht Group Nederland B.V., subsidiary of Randstad.
  • 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 as local counsel, jointly with Morrison Foerster, advised H2 Equity Partners on the sale of Halex Holding GmbH and its subsidiaries to Bencis Capital Partners.

    Houthoff's team was led by Bram Caudri and included among others Daphne van Boxtel, Merel Zwankhuizen, Sjoerd van der Meer.