Jacques Kröner

Jacques Kröner

Advocaat | Partner


+31 10 217 25 44
+31 6 5144 5782

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Jacques is an expert when it comes to assisting clients through corporate transactions. He has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating corporate agreements, managing due diligence procedures and auction processes, and providing advice on corporate governance. Jacques’ clients include large companies, investors and government bodies - the last particularly in matters where company law and government bodies (in the capacity of active shareholder) meet. Jacques teaches regularly, including as a guest lecturer on the mergers and acquisitions module of the Erasmus University Rotterdam and at Leiden University.
  • “Jacques Kröner is recommended for his ‘great knowledge on energy law.’”
    Legal 500, Energy: Transactional (2019 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Energy: transactional (2018 Edition)
  • "Jacques Kröner is 'constructive' and 'flexible'."
    Legal 500, Energy: transactional (2018 Edition)

Qualifications & Experience

  • Continued Education (McGill University Montreal, Canada)
  • LL.M. Civil and Business Law (Leiden University)

  • Houthoff advised GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, on the joint venture agreement with Equinix for more than USD 1 billion to develop and operate hyperscale data centres in Europe. The joint venture will acquire two operational data centres in London and Paris and plans to futher develop data centres in Amsterdam, Frankfurt (two sites) and London. Houthoff was co-counsel to Kirkland & Ellis on this transaction.
  • Houthoff represented Oceanco in the acquisition of the Heerema Fabrication Group's facilities located at the Noordweg, Zwijndrecht. Oceanco is a world-class builder of custom superyachts in the 80-140 meters range. This acquisition enables Oceanco to further expand its shipyard activities in the Netherlands.

  • Houthoff represented Ease2pay in its acquisition of the business of MyOrder, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the major Dutch bank Rabobank. The acquisition combines the mobile fueling- and parking solutions of both companies, resulting in a combined network of over 600 fueling stations and 116 cities where customers can pay with one mobile app for their fuel and street parking.

  • Houthoff represented the shareholders of Boal in the sale of a majority stake in Boal Group to Equistone Partners Europe. Headquartered in Naaldwijk, the Netherlands, BOAL Group has 48 years of experience in designing and manufacturing aluminium roofing and sidewall systems for greenhouses and holds a market leading position in the horticultural greenhouse industry. It also supplies the construction, engineering, and transport sectors with aluminium extrusions.
  • Houthoff (co-counsel to Kirkland&Ellis and Dechert LLP, M&A, VDD) advised Wyndham Worldwide Corp on the sale of its European vacation rental business (Landal part) to private equity firm Platinum Equity for approximately USD1.3 billion.
  • Houthoff represented the shareholders of Makelaarsland B.V. and Above Holding B.V. in the sale and transfer of 90% of the shares in these companies to ING.