Erik Swaving Dijkstra

Erik Swaving Dijkstra

Tax Lawyer | Senior Associate


+31 20 605 69 58
+31 6 2049 2023

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Erik specialises in Dutch and international taxation, with a focus on private equity, mergers and acquisitions. He also advises clients on the taxation of Dutch employees and multinationals.  Erik regularly publishes on matters related to international tax and employment tax. He is a member of the International Bar Association and the Dutch Association of Tax Advisers.

Qualifications & Experience

  • LL.M. European and International Tax Law (University of Amsterdam)
  • LL.B. Tax Law (University of Amsterdam)
  • Houthoff represented IQ V-Tech B.V., a Quadrum Capital portfolio company, in entering into a strategic partnership with Alois Kober GmbH and mother company Dexcko Global through the sale of a 37.5% indirect interest in the VB-Airsuspension and its group companies.
  • Houthoff advised the sellers on the sale of Mendix to Siemens. Mendix was founded in Rotterdam (2005) by, amongst others, Derek Roos and Derckjan Kruit and offers a low-code software platform for the development and implementation of applications. 
  • Houthoff represented Argos Soditic in the acquisition of the Future Group, consisting of the following four business groups operating in the public and financial sector: the Talenter group, PLANgroep, Human Capital Group and Future Communication. This matter is particularly significant for Argos Soditic as it signifies Argos Soditic's first presence in the Netherlands.
  • Paul, Weiss together with Houthoff advised Apollo Global Investment in the 80.1% interest in Lumileds, a leading supplier of LED components and automotive lighting. Philips will retain the remaining 19.9% interest in Lumileds.