Jessica den Dekker

Jessica den Dekker

Advocaat | Associate


+31 10 217 25 29
+31 6 4224 0039

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Jessica specialises in Dutch and cross-border mergers and acquisitions (including corporate takeovers, joint ventures and other types of collaboration) and advises both private equity and strategic parties. Her work mainly involves drafting and negotiating transaction documents and coordinating M&A deals.

Jessica is a member of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) and is part of the Houthoff Incubator Team, a programme that offers reduced-rate legal advice to a select group of promising start-ups.

Qualifications & Experience

  • LL.M. International and European Public Law (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
  • LL.M. Business Law (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
  • Houthoff advised the shareholders (Waterland Private Equity and management) on the sale of the Infradata group to IK Investment Partners
  • Houthoff represented Sligro Food Group in the strategic, long-term partnership with Heineken Netherlands for beer and cider logistics in the Netherlands, and the sale of other parts of the Heineken beverages wholesaler to Sligro Food Group. The partnership makes Heineken Sligro’s number one partner for beer and cider.

  • Houthoff advised Dümmen Orange on the acquisition of the Calla business of Golden State Bulb Growers Inc. and G. Geerlings & Zonen B.V. and the Calla breeding Sande companies. Pursuant to this series of acquisitions, Dümmen Orange was able to establish itself as a global leader in Calla breeding.
  • Houthoff advised Dümmen Orange on the acquisition of the business of Grow-Tech LLC, a world wide developer and manufacturer of grow plugs and microgreen growing media.
  • Houthoff advised DeepOcean in the acquisition of the Searov Offshore SAS. Searov, established in 2008, is an agile and cost effective Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs) service provider with a strong focus on West Africa. The company owns and operates ROVs from its operating bases in Pointe Noire, Congo and Port Gentil, Gabon.
  • Houthoff advised Media Markt – Saturn on the establishment of a joint venture with Talpa, Juke Nederland B.V. Juke has launched an online on-demand music streaming service offering unlimited access to songs, playlists and radio content.