Eddie Meijer specialises in corporate litigation, and mergers and acquisitions. His clients include Dutch and foreign companies, and a large number of listed companies and venture capital firms. Eddie Meijer has been the go-to lawyer for the past decade for some of the most legally complex domestic M&A work. He is the trusted adviser of several very large family-controlled Dutch companies. Eddie is a member of the Dutch Securities Law Association, INSOLAD (The Netherlands Association of Insolvency Lawyers) and the Dutch Commercial Law Association. He also is a member of the International Bar Association and the Union International des Avocats. Eddie Meijer was joint managing partner of Houthoff from January 2007 until March 2011. Eddie Meijer graduated with a degree in law in 1976 and economics in 1977 from Erasmus University Rotterdam and a degree in tax law from Leiden University in 1978.
Sources are vastly impressed, saying "he wrote the book on M&A, and he also has an in-depth tax background."
Chambers Global & Europe, Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability (2017 Edition)
Houthoff advised J.W. Blokland Holding B.V. on the sale of Blokland Metaalbewerking B.V. to Dumaco Holding II B.V., a Dutch manufacturing company owned by private equity firm Convent Capital.
Houthoff advised Refresco Gerber NV's Board of Directors on the application to admit Refresco Gerber’s shares to listing and trading on Euronext Amsterdam. Refresco Gerber is the leading European bottler of soft drinks and fruit juices for retailers and A-brand owners. The initial public offering consisted of a primary offering of newly issued ordinary shares, and a secondary offering, consisting of ordinary shares which were held by the current shareholders. The shares were listed at an offer price of EUR 14.50 euro per share, valuating Refresco Gerber’s equity at an amount of EUR 1,176.8 million as per the offering.