Oscar van Angeren

Oscar van Angeren

Advocaat | Partner

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+44 207 422 50 41
+31 6 5354 1635

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Dutch
English
French
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Oscar heads Houthoff's Investment Management practice group and works at both the Amsterdam office and the London office. His work focuses mainly on the establishment of investment institutions, including private equity funds, hedge funds, real estate funds, retail funds (UCITS and non-UCITS) and funds of funds. Oscar also advises asset managers, pension funds and other institutional investors on matters such as discretionary and fiduciary/integrated asset management, asset pooling, and the laws and regulations that apply to collective and other forms of asset management. He frequently publishes and teaches on various subjects related to asset management and custody.

  • “Clients praise him for his excellent negotiation skills and ‘appetite to get the deal done.’”
    Chambers Europe, Investment Funds (2019 Edition)
  • “Clients report that he is ‘very smart and has a fantastic memory,’ and describe him as ‘top of the bill in the investment fund industry.’”
    Chambers Europe, Investment Funds (2019 Edition)
  • Oscar van Angeren is ranked in Tier 1.
    Chambers Europe, Investment Funds (2019 Edition)
  • Foreign expert for Netherlands
    Chambers Global, Banking & Finance - UK (2019 Edition)
  • “Oscar van Angeren has ‘a deep knowledge of investment management agreements (IMAs) and all relevant regulation as it relates to IMAs’ and provide advice that is ‘always useful and to the point.’”
    Legal 500, Investment Funds (2019 Edition)
  • Leading Individual
    Legal 500, Investment Funds (2019 Edition)
  • Oscar van Angeren is ranked in Tier 1.
    Chambers Europe, Investment Funds (2018 Edition)
  • Foreign Expert for the Netherlands
    Chambers Global, UK - Banking & Finance (2018 Edition)
  • "He is revered by clients for his 'very good technical knowledge and great negotiation skills'."
    Chambers Europe, Investment Funds (2018 Edition)
  • Leading Individual
    Legal 500, Investment Funds (2018 Edition)
  • "‘Outstandingly knowledgeable, impressively commerical’ group head Oscar van Angeren ‘always achieves the best possible outcome’."
    Legal 500, Investment Funds (2018 Edition)
  • Foreign Expert for the Netherlands
    Chambers Global, Banking & Finance - UK (2017 Edition)
  • Oscar van Angeren is ranked in Tier 1.
    Chambers Europe, Investment Management (2017 Edition)
  • "His clients say he 'knows the investment market. He has strong opinions and knows how to convince people. In difficult discussions he is able to turn things in the right direction'."
    Chambers Europe, Investment Management (2017 Edition)
  • "Houthoff Buruma’s practice head Oscar van Angeren is ‘a really good negotiator’, who has ‘good regulatory and business knowledge’."
    Legal 500, Investment Funds (2017 Edition)
  • Houthoff advised a.s.r., a large Dutch insurance company, on the acquisition of VvAA Levensverzekeringen, the life insurance business of VvAA Groep. The life insurance portfolio comprises approximately 18,000 policies. The annual premium income is EUR 28m, and the technical provisions amount to EUR 430m. In addition to a multi-year life insurance partnership, VvAA and a.s.r. also intend to further expand the services to VvAA members.
  • Houthoff has recently been retained by ABP, the largest pension fund in the Netherlands, to advise on all investment management related matters concerning its relationship with APG, including several Dutch investment funds managed by APG. The Houthoff team is led by Oscar van Angeren and Daan Horsthuis.

  • 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. The advice also covered the negotiations on a new Dutch law fiduciary management agreement with APG.
  • Advising the Pension Fund for the Bakeries on various aspects of their asset management, investment fund management and risk management contracts. 
    The advice pertains to, among other things, the legal documentation of the asset management, fiduciary and other advisory services provided to the Pension Fund for the Bakeries on an ongoing basis.
  • Advising the Pension Fund for the Medical Specialists, with assets under management of more than € 8 billion on, inter alia:
    (i) their custody contracts with JP Morgan;
    (ii) their fiduciary asset management contract with BlackRock;
    (iii) their ISDA contracts; and
    (iv) their fund investments.
  • Continuing to advise the Transport Industry Pension Fund, with assets under management of approx. € 17 billion, on, inter alia:
    (i) their asset pooling structure, including the implications of the AIFMD;
    (ii) their fund investments (private equity and real estate funds);
    (iii) their custody contracts with Northern Trust Global Advisors;
    (iv) the continuing appointment of new asset managers (approx. 30); and
    (v) their ISDA contracts.
  • Houthoff advised VSB Vermogensfonds on the appointment of NN Investment Partners (NN IP) as their new integrated (fiduciary) asset manager. The work included the preparation of, and negotiations about, a complex Dutch law fiduciary management agreement.
  • Houthoff advised Stichting Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds voor de Zuivel en aanverwante industrie ("Bpf Zuivel"), a Dutch industry wide pension fund, on inter alia the following legal matters:

    (i) the delegation of certain of Bpf Zuivel's asset management tasks to BNP Paribas Investment Partners Netherlands N.V. by means of an investment management agreement entered into between Bpf Zuivel and BNP Paribas Investment Partners Netherlands N.V.;
    (ii) the outsourcing of Bpf Zuivel's pensions management and related tasks to Syntrus Achmea Pensioenbeheer N.V. by means of a pensions management agreement entered into between Bpf Zuivel and Syntrus Achmea Pensioenbeheer N.V.; and
    (iii) the appointment of Kas Bank N.V. as Bpf Zuivel's custodian by means of a custody agreement entered into between Bpf Zuivel and Kas Bank N.V.
  • Advised CBRE Global Investment Partners, part of one of the world’s premier, full-service commercial real estate services and investment companies, on setting up a Dutch fund targeting European co-investment and joint venture strategies, having raised a total of USD 840 million of equity sourced from six investors.
  • Advised Stichting Pensioenfonds Campina, a Dutch pension fund with assets under management of approximately EUR 1.4 billion, on the renewal of its contractual relationship with Goldman Sachs Asset Management International. The work included the preparation of, and negotiations about, a complex Dutch law fiduciary management agreement based on the pension fund's own ‘template’.
  • Advised CBRE Global Investment Partners, part of one of the world’s premier, full-service commercial real estate services and investment companies, on the setting up of a new Dutch real estate fund called "Dutch Student and Young Professional Housing Fund". The Fund is formed as a Dutch fund for joint account (fonds voor gemene rekening) and will invest in properties that have been developed for the primary purpose of housing students and young professionals.
  • Houthoff advised Stichting Pensioenfonds Campina, a Dutch pension fund managing assets of approximately EUR 1.4 billion, on the renewal of its contractual relationship with Deutsche Investment Management Americas Inc., RREEF America L.L.C. (both subsidiaries of Deutsche Bank AG) and Goldman Sachs Asset Management International. This work included the preparation and negotiation of a complex Dutch law asset management agreement based on the pension fund's own template.
  • Houthoff advised Stichting Bedrijfspensioenfonds voor het Bakkersbedrijf (Bpf Bakkers), a Dutch pension fund managing assets of approximately EUR 3.5 billion, on the appointment of NN Investment Partners as their new integrated fiduciary asset manager. This transaction involved the preparation and negotiations of a fiduciary management agreement under Dutch law based on Bpf Bakker's own template.
  • Advised Stichting-Telegraafpensieonfonds 1959, a Dutch pension fund with assets under management of approximately EUR 1.2 billion, on the appointment of NN Investment Partners (NN IP) as their new integrated (fiduciary) asset manager. The work included the preparation of, and negotiations about, a complex Dutch law fiduciary management agreement.

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