Andé de Neve

André de Neve

Advocaat | Partner

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André advises on complex financing transactions, including capital market transactions and financial restructuring. He has specific knowledge of and experience in the oil and gas sector, and focuses mainly on North and Latin America. André is head of Houthoff’s Latin America Desk.  
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    Recommended
    Legal 500, Capital Markets: Debt (2018 Edition)
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    Recommended
    Legal 500, Capital Markets: Debt (2017 Edition)
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    "Recommended as a 'Leading lawyer in practice areas Asset finance, Banking and M&A'."
    IFLR1000 (2017 Edition)
  • 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. 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.

  • 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 Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. in connection with a public offering of up to USD5.75 million 8.50% Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Units.
  • Houthoff advised a Dutch media company and publisher of daily newspapers and its shareholders in respect of its debt restructuring and subsequent buy out.
  • 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.
  • Houthoff acting as lead counsel advised a leading Dutch producer of dairy products in respect of the international refinancing of its credit facilities, including its asset based and lease facilities.
  • Houthoff advised Kuiken Groep in respect of the refinancing of its credit facilities.
  • Houthoff advised a leading Dutch logistics company in respect of its corporate and financial restructuring, including obtaining new asset based credit facilities.
  • 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.
  • Houthoff advised a Swiss bank in respect of the financing of a distressed Dutch real estate investment company.
  • 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).
  • Advised Bregal Freshstream on a senior facilities agreement arranged by CVC Credit Partners Investment Management Limited in connection with the acquisition of the Verwater group entities.
  • Advised BC Partners on a senior facilities agreement arranged by Royal Bank of Canada and UBS in connection with the acquisition of Dümmen Orange.
  • 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.