Ellen specialises in Public law, Environment & Planning. She advises and litigates for investors, industries and governmental bodies. On a regular basis, she advises clients on the zoning and environmental law aspects of real estate and M&A transactions (due diligence).
Before joining the Public law team, Ellen was part of the Competition law team.
Qualifications & Experience
- LL.M. Law and Business, Competition Law track (Utrecht University)
- LL.M. Criminal Law (Utrecht University)
- LL.B. Law (Honours Programme) (Utrecht Law College, Utrecht University)
Houthoff represented Simadan in the sale of its businesses to Parcom Capital and John Swire & Sons. Parcom Capital will acquire the business Noba, supplier of fat products for the animal feed industry, and Rotie, collector and processor of used cooking oil and energy-rich organic waste. John Swire & Sons will acquire Biodiesel Amsterdam, a producer of second generation biodiesel from used cooking oil and animal fat, Tankstorage Amsterdam, a tank storage facility, and Cleaning & Services Amsterdam, a cleaning terminal for (bulk) trucks. The transactions are subject to Dutch and UK antitrust clearance.
Houthoff advised H2 Equity Partners on the sale of Reparenco, a Dutch paper and recycling business, to Smurfit Kappa Group plc for a cash consideration of approximately €460 million. Smurfit Kappa Group plc is one of the world's largest integrated manufacturers of paper-based packaging products with operations in Europe and the Americas.