Bouke Boersma

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Bouke is counsel op het kantoor van Houthoff in New York waar hij de dagelijkse werkzaamheden aanstuurt. Bouke geeft advies over het recht van Nederland, de Nederlandse Antillen (Curaçao, Sint Maarten en Aruba) en Suriname. Hij is gespecialiseerd in internationale arbitrages en geeft ook geregeld advies over complexe corporate finance transacties. Bouke staat ingeschreven als advocaat bij de balies van Amsterdam en van de New York State.

  • “Sources highlight senior associate Bouke Boersma for his ‘strong understanding of local legal and business conditions in the Dutch Caribbean.’”
    Chambers Global, Genereal Business Law: Dutch Caribbean (2020 Edition)
  • Together with Skadden Arps we advised ExxonMobil on matters of Suriname law in connection with an offshore oil and gas drilling project in Suriname.
  • Houthoff advised UBS on matters of Curaçao law in connection with a USD 790 million amended and restated term loan agreement entered into with companies belonging to the Citco group. The companies, including several Citco entities, incorporated under Curaçao law as guarantors and security providers.
  • Houthoff advised several US financial institutions in several matters regarding Curaçao securities laws.

  • Houthoff advised a Curaçao corporation on its cross-border conversion into a Spanish corporation.
  • We advised Bank of America in a USD 150 Million secured finance transaction with a US based multinational chemical corporation. The complex Dutch partnership structure of the borrower created some interesting challenges with respect to the security package to which we found appropriate solutions. We worked together with US co-counsel Shearman & Sterling in this matter.
  • Advised Trafigura LLC on matters of St. Eustatius law in connection with a USD 3 billion credit agreement with, inter alia, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd, secured by certain assets located in St. Eustatius.