Loet Venrooy

Advocaat | Partner

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+31 20 605 61 07
+31 6 5365 8037

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Dutch
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Loet heads the Banking & Finance practice group and Houthoff's Financial Services section.

He has a particular focus on cross-border banking and finance transactions, including acquisition/leveraged finance, real estate finance, syndicated and bilateral lending, and structured and asset-based financing. Moreover, he specialises in financial restructuring. His clients include financial institutions, private equity firms and other funds, as well as corporates.

Loet regularly lectures on banking and finance law.

  • “Loet Venrooy is described by interviewees as ‘very knowledgeable and pragmatic’.”
    Chambers Global & Europe, Banking & Finance (2021 Edition)
  • “Loet Venrooy is a star with truly outstanding industry knowledge. He is a very smart person and an excellent lawyer understanding and resolving quickly any issues. He is stellar in client service and has a particularly remarkable control and overview of the matters’ global picture whatever their complexity or size and is impressive in managing the high-level strategy. Loet benefits from a well-deserved reputation with regard to his broad knowledge and in-depth understanding of the cross-border banking and financing transactions.”
    Legal 500, Banking and Finance: Asset Finance and Structured Finance (2021 Edition)
  • Leading Individual
    Legal 500, Banking and Finance: Lender or arranger side (2021 Edition)
  • “Loet Venrooy is obviously the leading figure of the firm when it comes to high level regulatory questions. He has a strong reputation in handling complex matters in a smart and pragmatic way, providing hands-on approach and sharp advice to solve issues, backed by a profound and extensive knowledge of the regulatory framework.”
    Legal 500, Banking & Finance: Financial services Regulatory (2021 Edition)
  • “Loet Venrooy, heading the practice, has a unique experience in advising on borrower-side financing work. He is a great problem solver and his knowledge of how to get things done is unparalleled. Venrooy moreover offers his clients an unparalleled degree of specialisation.”
    Legal 500, Banking and Finance: Borrower Side (2021 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Project Finance and PFI (2021 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Chambers Global & Europe, Banking & Finance (2020 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Banking and Finance: Borrower Side (2020 Edition)
  • “Loet Venrooy is very professional, practical, reasonable and commercial. He understands the complexity of the deal and will find solutions.”
    Legal 500, Banking and Finance: Asset Finance and Structured Finance (2020 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Banking and Finance: Asset Finance and Structured Finance (2020 Edition)
  • Leading Individual
    Legal 500, Banking and Finance: Lender or arranger side (2020 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Project Finance and PFI (2020 Edition)
  • “Clients describe his approach as ‘accessible, practical and accurate,’ and appreciate that he is ‘open-minded and also very helpful.’”
    Chambers Global & Europe, Banking & Finance (2019 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Banking and Finance: Borrower Side (2019 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Banking and Finance: Lender or arranger side (2019 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Banking and Finance: Asset Finance and Structured Finance (2019 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Project Finance and PFI (2019 Edition)
  • "Sources contend that he displays 'sound knowledge of the files, strong commercial awareness and effectiveness' and also report that his 'customer service is of a high standard."
    Chambers Global & Europe, Banking & Finance (2018 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Project Finance and PFI (2018 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Banking & Finance: Borrower Side (2018 Edition)

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Law (Leiden University)
  • Houthoff recently advised on the financing of the Amvest Residential Core Fund with an accordion credit facility of EUR 1 billion.
  • Houthoff recently advised on the acquisition of the shares in the IEF portfolio by a consortium led by CBRE Global Investors (three institutional investors from the Netherlands, plus CBRE Dutch Retail Fund). IEF is a joint venture formed by Bouwfonds Investment Management and IEF Capital. The portfolio consists of 31 Dutch retail properties (mostly flagship stores), including the well-known Dutch retail chains HEMA and de Bijenkorf.
  • Houthoff advised Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Neuberger Berman on a large Sharia based financial restructuring.
  • Houthoff advised ABN AMRO Bank, ING Bank and ABN AMRO Lease on a complex asset based financial restructuring and LTV pool based financing of an international group of companies.
  • Houthoff advised Attestor in relation to the acquisition of a substantial (distressed) loan portfolio of one of the Dutch larger banks.
  • Advised publicly listed investment fund Value8 on all of its capital markets transactions including its reverse acquisition of Source Group, a publicly traded parent company of a group of companies that focuses on managing contracts of external personnel and the mediation of IT professionals, and its takeover acquisition of health care company Kersten Next B.V., a Dutch specialist in mobility, health care and communication devices.
  • Advised on the refinancing of the Amvest Residential Core Fund by means of a new EUR 700 million loan.
  • Advised RET (Rotterdam's public transport company) on its first external financing.
  • 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.

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