Jessice Terpstra

Jessica Terpstra

Advocaat | Partner

Contact

+44 207 422 50 42
+44 793 250 73 92

Languages

Dutch
English

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Jessica Terpstra is based in our London office. She is a finance lawyer and advises financial institutions and corporates on debt and debt capital market transactions. Jessica also advises clients on derivatives and debt-related financial regulatory matters. She is a member of the IBA and the Dutch Association of Financial Law.

Jessica is a member of Houthoff's International Board. The International Board coordinates the firm's close relationships with leading independent law firms around the world.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Sustainable finance course (University of Cambridge)
  • Leading Individual
    Legal 500, Banking & Finance: Lender or Arranger Side (2022 Edition)
  • “A client considers Jessica Terpstra to be ‘an extremely good and clever lawyer providing accurate legal advice in an efficient and pragmatic way’, adding that ‘her broad knowledge of the sector makes her one of the most remarkable practitioners in the banking and finance sector in the Netherlands’.”
    Legal 500, Banking & Finance: Lender or Arranger Side (2022 Edition)
  • Leading Individual
    Legal 500, Capital Markets: Debt (2022 Edition)
  • “Jessica Terpstra provides clients with ‘clear strategic advice based on her extensive knowledge of their company and the market they operate in’.”
    Legal 500, Project Finance and PFI (2022 Edition)
  • Expert based abroad in UK
    Chambers Global, Banking & Finance - Netherlands (2022 Edition)
  • “A client appreciates that she ‘understands the constraints of the other complex jurisdictions which underlie the financing structures she deals with’.”
    Chambers Global, Banking & Finance - Netherlands (2022 Edition)
  • “Jessica Terpstra is admirable for her technical expertise and her wide ranging knowledge in the lending sphere, which is one of the best in The Netherlands. Her pragmatic and sharp advice is another key success factor for Houthoff.”
    Legal 500, Banking & Finance: Borrower Side (2021 Edition)
  • “Jessica Terpstra is one of the leading specialists at Houthoff.”
    Legal 500, Banking and Finance: Asset Finance and Structured Finance (2021 Edition)
  • Leading Individual
    Legal 500, Capital Markets: Debt (2021 Edition)
  • Leading Individual
    Legal 500, Banking & Finance: Lender or Arranger Side (2021 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Capital Markets: Equity (2021 Edition)
  • “Jessica Terpstra is a first class lawyer for all banking regulatory and securities law issues. She is extremely competent, an excellent technician and particularly client focused.”
    Legal 500, Banking & Finance: Financial services Regulatory (2021 Edition)
  • “I consider Jessica Terpstra an extremely good and clever lawyer providing accurate legal advice in an efficient and pragmatic way. Her broad knowledge of the sector makes her one of the most remarkable practitioners of the banking and finance sector in the Netherlands.”
    Legal 500, Project Finance and PFI (2021 Edition)
  • Expert based abroad in UK
    Chambers Global, Banking & Finance - Netherlands (2020 Edition)
  • Leading Individual
    Legal 500, Project Finance and PFI (2020 Edition)
  • "Jessica Terpstra is a highly regarded finance lawyer in the Dutch PPP space, and she lived up to that reputation in the work she did for us. She has been instrumental in closing a complicated amendment to our project financing."
    Legal 500, Project Finance and PFI (2020 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Banking and Finance: Asset Finance and Structured Finance (2020 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Capital Markets: Debt (2020 Edition)
  • “Partner Jessica Terpstra is a highly regarded finance lawyer in the Dutch PPP space, and she lived up to that reputation in the work she did for us. She has been instrumental in closing a complicated amendment to our financing arrangements. She provides clear and practical advice on legal matters, she is a great sparring partner on strategic/tactical matters but most importantly Jessica always provides insights and recommendations on how to achieve the required end result, also during heated debate.”
    Legal 500, Banking & Finance: Borrower Side (2020 Edition)
  • Leading Individual
    Legal 500, Banking & Finance: Lender or Arranger Side (2020 Edition)
  • Advised European private equity firm CastikCapital on the acquisition of TBAuctions, a leading European online auction platform.
  • Advised Van Oord Renewable Finance B.V. on the sale and transfer of its (approx.) 10% stake in Blauwwind Management II B.V. and  Blauwwind Management II C.V. to  a fund advised by Luxcara.
  • Advised L Catterton on the acquisition of a majority stake in the BIRKENSTOCK Group. Houthoff worked jointly with Kirkland & Ellis on this transaction.
  • Represented Agilitas Private Equity Services Limited in the acquisition of TenCate Advanced Armour Holding B.V., the global leading manufacturer of lightweight survivability solutions.
  • Advised Castik Capital S.à r.l., a Luxembourg-based private equity firm, on its acquisition of a majority stake in Customs Support Group (CSG).
  • Houthoff has advised IK Investment Partners on the acquisition of a majority stake in 2Connect and its (indirect) Romanian and China based subsidiaries from its founder.

  • Advised Goodyear on its EUR 250 million eight year high yield senior unsecured notes issuance. Goodyear is a market leader in the manufacture, distribution and sale of tires for global distribution markets and engages in automotive, vehicle parts, rubber and polymer-related businesses.
  • Advised the winning bidder, consortium Noaber18, consisting of DIF and VolkerWessels on the financing of the PPS-project N18 ‘De Nieuwe Twenteroute’.
  • Advised the OpenIJ consortium, consisting of BAM, Volker Wessels, DIF and PGGM, on the EUR480 million + financing of its successful bid for the new sealocks at IJmuiden. This matter is particularly significant because when completed, these will be the largest sealocks in the world. Also, the IJmond project is the first large infrastructure PPP project in the Netherlands to reach financial close.
  • Advising Van Oord on its new € 400 million revolving facility agreement.
  • Advising a consortium on its bid for the Beatrixkolk riverlock PPP project. Houthoff has been actively involved in the market consultation for the locks projects in the Netherlands and has been advising on bids for the three pilot lock projects, as well as for the larger Sea lock projects such as Ijmuiden sea locks (see below). These projects are unique since it is the first time that DBFM contracts are being applied on large wet infrastructure projects.
  • Advised, jointly with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Deutsche Bank AG as administrative and collateral agent on a major syndicate refinancing for Owens-Illinois, one of the world’s leading glass-packaging manufacturer. The deal consisted of a USD 300 million revolver, a USD 600 million multicurrency revolver, a USD 600 million term loan facility, a EUR 278 million term loan facility and a USD 300 million delayed draw term loan facility.
  • Houthoff advised Stichting Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds voor de Bouwnijverheid (BpfBOUW), the fourth largest pension fund in the Netherlands, managing assets of approximately EUR 55 billion, on several legal matters concerning its relationship with APG. The advice pertained to, among other things, the legal documentation of the asset management, fund management and fiduciary and other advisory services provided by APG to BpfBOUW on an ongoing basis.
  • Currently advising one of the consortia on its bid for the IJmuiden Sea locks PPP. The IJmuiden sea locks are the biggest sea locks in the Netherlands, providing access to the Amsterdam harbour. This project will be the first large scale wet infrastructure PPP in the Netherlands (and the world), with an expected value of roughly EUR 750 million.
  • Advising Ardshinbank on its € 100 million high yield notes issue and credit facility.