Lauraine Swaving

Advocaat | Associate


+31 20 605 69 83
+31 6 1038 8625




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Lauraine assists national and international clients with complex real estate transactions and real estate financing. She also advises clients on tenancy law, project developments and the real estate aspects of business transactions and restructurings. Lauraine is a member of the Dutch Young Property Lawyers Association and FRESH Professionals.

Qualifications & Experience

  • LL.M. International and European Law (University of Amsterdam)
  • LL.B. Law (University of Amsterdam)
  • B.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences (University College Maastricht)
  • Houthoff assisted Heimstaden AB with the indirect acquisition and financing of 9,544 residential units in the Netherlands at a purchase price of EUR 1.4 billion. Through this acquisition, Heimstaden has become the third largest private residential property owner in the Netherlands. This is the largest real estate transaction ever in the Netherlands in terms of the number of housing units.

  • Houthoff advised Gramercy Europe Limited on the acquisition of a distribution centre in Helmond. The property comprises approximately 26,874.9 m2 distribution and office space and parking places.

  • Advised 15 banks, including BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole and HSBC on the USD4.4 billion project financing to Oyu Tolgoi LLC. The Oyu Tolgoi mine is one of the largest copper and gold mines in the world and is located in Mongolia.