Daan Horsthuis

Daan Horsthuis

Advocaat | Counsel

Practice Areas

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Dutch
English
German

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Daan specialises in the establishment and restructuring of investment institutions and advises real estate managers, pension finds and other institutional investors on discretionary and fiduciary asset management and asset pooling. He also advises on capital market transactions involving domestic and foreign investment institutions. In addition, Daan assists foreign investment funds, asset managers and institutional investors on the laws and regulations governing financial institutions in the Netherlands.

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    Up and Coming
    Chambers Europe, Investment Funds (2018 Edition)
  • recommendation people shaking hands
    "Daan Horsthuis is described by clients as 'flexible and practical'."
    Chambers Europe, Investment Funds (2018 Edition)
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    Recommended
    Legal 500, Investment Funds (2018 Edition)
  • recommendation people shaking hands
    "Clients say Daan Horsthuis is 'very responsive, comprehensive and very diligent in answering questions'."
    Chambers Europe, Investment Management (2017 Edition)
  • recommendation people shaking hands
    Up and Coming
    Chambers Europe, Investment Management (2017 Edition)
  • recommendation people shaking hands
    "Counsel Daan Horsthuis is ‘thorough, clear and responsive’."
    Legal 500, Investment Funds (2017 Edition)
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    "Daan Horsthuis has considerable expertise in advising asset managers and investors on asset management and regulatory issues. Clients describe him as 'knowledgeable, creative and very precise,' as well as "responsive, solutions-based" and 'dedicated and pragmatic'."
    Chambers Europe, Investment Management (2016 Edition)
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    "Daan Horsthuis is praised for his ‘in-depth knowledge and advice’."
    Legal 500, Investment Funds (2016 Edition)

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • LL.M Law (University of Groningen)
  • Houthoff has recently been retained by ABP, the largest pension fund in the Netherlands, to advise on all investment management related matters concerning its relationship with APG, including several Dutch investment funds managed by APG. The Houthoff team is led by Oscar van Angeren and Daan Horsthuis.

  • Advising the Pension Fund for the Bakeries on various aspects of their asset management, investment fund management and risk management contracts. 
    The advice pertains to, among other things, the legal documentation of the asset management, fiduciary and other advisory services provided to the Pension Fund for the Bakeries on an ongoing basis.
  • Advising the Pension Fund for the Medical Specialists, with assets under management of more than € 8 billion on, inter alia:
    (i) their custody contracts with JP Morgan;
    (ii) their fiduciary asset management contract with BlackRock;
    (iii) their ISDA contracts; and
    (iv) their fund investments.
  • Continuing to advise the Transport Industry Pension Fund, with assets under management of approx. € 17 billion, on, inter alia:
    (i) their asset pooling structure, including the implications of the AIFMD;
    (ii) their fund investments (private equity and real estate funds);
    (iii) their custody contracts with Northern Trust Global Advisors;
    (iv) the continuing appointment of new asset managers (approx. 30); and
    (v) their ISDA contracts.
  • Houthoff advised Stichting Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds voor de Zuivel en aanverwante industrie ("Bpf Zuivel"), a Dutch industry wide pension fund, on inter alia the following legal matters:

    (i) the delegation of certain of Bpf Zuivel's asset management tasks to BNP Paribas Investment Partners Netherlands N.V. by means of an investment management agreement entered into between Bpf Zuivel and BNP Paribas Investment Partners Netherlands N.V.;
    (ii) the outsourcing of Bpf Zuivel's pensions management and related tasks to Syntrus Achmea Pensioenbeheer N.V. by means of a pensions management agreement entered into between Bpf Zuivel and Syntrus Achmea Pensioenbeheer N.V.; and
    (iii) the appointment of Kas Bank N.V. as Bpf Zuivel's custodian by means of a custody agreement entered into between Bpf Zuivel and Kas Bank N.V.
  • Houthoff advised Stichting Bedrijfspensioenfonds voor het Bakkersbedrijf (Bpf Bakkers), a Dutch pension fund managing assets of approximately EUR 3.5 billion, on the appointment of NN Investment Partners as their new integrated fiduciary asset manager. This transaction involved the preparation and negotiations of a fiduciary management agreement under Dutch law based on Bpf Bakker's own template.
  • Advised Stichting-Telegraafpensieonfonds 1959, a Dutch pension fund with assets under management of approximately EUR 1.2 billion, on the appointment of NN Investment Partners (NN IP) as their new integrated (fiduciary) asset manager. The work included the preparation of, and negotiations about, a complex Dutch law fiduciary management agreement.
  • Houthoff advised VSB Vermogensfonds on the appointment of NN Investment Partners (NN IP) as their new integrated (fiduciary) asset manager. The work included the preparation of, and negotiations about, a complex Dutch law fiduciary management agreement.
  • Advised CBRE Global Investment Partners, part of one of the world’s premier, full-service commercial real estate services and investment companies, on setting up a Dutch fund targeting European co-investment and joint venture strategies, having raised a total of USD 840 million of equity sourced from six investors.
  • Advised Stichting Pensioenfonds Campina, a Dutch pension fund with assets under management of approximately EUR 1.4 billion, on the renewal of its contractual relationship with Goldman Sachs Asset Management International. The work included the preparation of, and negotiations about, a complex Dutch law fiduciary management agreement based on the pension fund's own ‘template’.
  • Advised CBRE Global Investment Partners, part of one of the world’s premier, full-service commercial real estate services and investment companies, on the setting up of a new Dutch real estate fund called "Dutch Student and Young Professional Housing Fund". The Fund is formed as a Dutch fund for joint account (fonds voor gemene rekening) and will invest in properties that have been developed for the primary purpose of housing students and young professionals.

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