Andé de Neve

André de Neve

Advocaat | Partner


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+31 6 5184 5369

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André advises on cross-border banking, finance and structured finance transactions including acquisition finance, asset based finance, syndicated and bilateral lending and debt capital markets transactions. He has specific knowledge of and experience in the oil and gas sector, and focuses mainly on North and Latin America.

André heads the Latin America desk.

  • Foreign Expert for Brazil
    Chambers Global, Banking & Finance - Netherlands (2020 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Asset finance and structured finance (2019 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Capital Markets: Debt (2019 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Capital Markets: Debt (2018 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Capital Markets: Debt (2017 Edition)
  • "Recommended as a 'Leading lawyer in practice areas Asset finance, Banking and M&A'."
    IFLR1000 (2017 Edition)
  • Houthoff advised Petrobras Global Trading B.V. on a USD 3,250,000,000 revolving loan and letter of credit facility agreement between Petrobras Global Trading B.V. as borrower, Petro;leo Brasileiro S.A.; Petrobras as guarantor, Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank as the administrative agent and The Bank of Nova Scotia, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. and Mizuho Bank, Ltd as joint bookrunners and joint lead arrangers.
  • Houthoff, together with Valther, assisted Actual Leader Group, an important provider on the French flexible labour market, in acquiring a stake in the Dutch employment agency Flex Factory. This is an important step in the growth strategy of Actual Leader Group which envisages to grow 20% in its foreign activities on the European market.
  • Houthoff advised Latour Capital and Bpifrance (Banque publique d’investissement), together with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, in connection with their consortium acquisition of Plastic Omnium Environment BV, the environment division of Plastic Omnium. The purchase price amounts to €220 million.

  • Houthoff represented IQ V-Tech B.V., a Quadrum Capital portfolio company, in entering into a strategic partnership with Alois Kober GmbH and mother company Dexcko Global through the sale of a 37.5% indirect interest in the VB-Airsuspension and its group companies.
  • Houthoff represented The Datacenter Group in the acquisition of two data centers from Rabo Bouwfonds Communication Infrastructure Fund and the refinancing of The Datacenter Group.

  • 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.
  • Houthoff advised BGI Genomics Co., Ltd. on all Dutch-law aspects in connection with its successful IPO at the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. BGI is a leading gene sequencing firm, offering a wide portfolio of genetic testing products across major diseases, enabling medical providers and patients worldwide to realise the promise of genomics-based diagnostics and personalised healthcare.
  • Advised Petrobras Global Trading B.V. in respect of various finance transactions, including USD500 million loan agreement, between, amongst others, J.P. Morgan Europe Limited as banker, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. London Branch as mandated lead arranger and Her Britannic Majesty’s Secretary of State acting by the Export Credits Guarantee Department.
  • Advised Petrobras Global Trading B.V. in respect of various finance transactions, including USD600 million offshore trade-related revolving loan and guaranty agreement with Standard Chartered Bank.
  • Advised Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. in connection with a public offering of up to USD5.75 million 8.50% Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Units.
  • Assisting Petróleo Brasileiro - Petrobras and its subsidiaries, as well as former directors, in respect of a Dutch class action threatened by the Dutch foundation named Stichting Petrobras Compensation Foundation representing non-US investors in securities issued by Petróleo Brasileiro - Petrobras and Petrobras Global Finance B.V.
  • Advised Petrobras Global Trading B.V. in respect of various finance transactions, including USD5 billion term loan facility with China Development Bank Corporation.
  • Advised The Blackstone Group L.P., in connection with a EUR182.87 million senior facilities agreement relating to various Dutch retail properties. This matter is particular significant due to the fact that the financing in respect of this acquisition had to be included into an existing facilities agreement.
  • Advised Teekay Corporation in connection with an offering of 8.50% Senior Notes due 2020 in a principal amount of USD200 million.
  • Houthoff advised Petrobras Global Trading B.V. on various financial transactions which include a USD 1 billion loan agreement between Petrobras Global Trading as borrower, and the Export-Import Bank of China as lender, and a USD 1.2 billion trade note assignment agreement between Petrobras Global Trading as assignor, Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. -Petrobras as importer, and Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. Grand Cayman Branch as lender and assignee..
  • Advised the Borgesius Group on a term and revolving facilities agreement provided by Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A., Deutsche Bank AG, Amsterdam Branch and NIBC Bank N.V. in connection with the acquisition of the Bakkersland group.
  • Houthoff advised CBRE Global Investors (NL) B.V. regarding the acquisition by DRES Master Fund / REI Netherlands of the Project Boompjes 55-58 in Rotterdam, a new real estate development of 344 residential units, parking spaces and commercial space. The seller is First Sponsor (a real estate developer / investor from Singapore) together with Provast (a Dutch real estate developer).