Philip van der Eijk

Philip van der Eijk

Advocaat | Counsel


+31 10 217 26 77
+31 6 5365 5834




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Philip specialises in national and cross-border M&A transactions. He advises corporates as well as private equity funds. He has extensive experience assisting in complex disentanglement transactions. Philip previously worked at Houthoff's Brussels office in the EU & Competition practice group and brings a thorough understanding of M&A related regulatory aspects to the table. From 2018 to 2019, Philip was seconded to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York. He was a nominee for the Dutch M&A Awards 2017 organised by Alex van Groningen, a leading M&A community in the Netherlands.

Qualifications & Experience

  • LL.M. Privaatrecht (cum laude) (Maastricht University)
  • International Asian Student Programme (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  • LL.B. Dutch Law (Maastricht University)
  • Houthoff assisted Trustbridge Partners with a USD 200 million follow-on investment in WeWork China.
  • Houthoff assisted Shenzhen Goodix Technology Co. with its agreement with NXP Semiconductors under which it will acquire all assets of NXP Semiconductors' Voice and Audio Solutions (VAS) for USD 165 million.
  • Houthoff advised the shareholders of Marvesa on the sale of the Marvesa oils & Fats business to private equity fund Parcom Capital. Marvesa is a supplier of components (oils and fats) for animal compound feed and supplies biomass products for the production of energy.

  • Houthoff advised the sellers on the sale of Mendix to Siemens. Mendix was founded in Rotterdam (2005) by, amongst others, Derek Roos and Derckjan Kruit and offers a low-code software platform for the development and implementation of applications. 
  • Houthoff represented Mr Perridon and current management of Trust, a consumer electronics manufacturer, on the sale to Egeria. Trust's current board of directors will maintain its active role within the company.

  • Houthoff represented Sligro Food Group on the sale of its foodretail business EMTÉ to a consortium formed by foodretailers Jumbo and Coop as well as the separate real estate transaction for 27 store locations. The EMTÉ business is integrated into the businesses of Jumbo and Coop respectively.
  • Houthoff advised JAC Capital, a subsidiary of Chinese state-owned investment company JIC, and Wise Road Capital, as lead counsel on the USD 2.75 billion acquisition of the Standard Products business from NXP Semiconductors, one of the semiconductor market leaders worldwide. The transaction is waiting for approval from amongst others of the European Commission, Federal Trade Commission (US), CFIUS and the Chinese Ministry of Trade.
  • Houthoff advised Oerlemans Foods Nederland B.V./H2 on the sale of its frozen potato processing division to Lamb-Weston/Meijer V.O.F. through a sale of all shares in Oerlemans Foods Nederland B.V. to Lamb-Weston/Meijer V.O.F.


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