Philippe specialises in cross-border and Dutch company law, mergers and acquisitions, and financing. He advises on the establishment of national and international joint ventures, and has a special focus on transactions at the interface between company law, financing and tax law. Examples include participation schemes, and special projects: one-off projects that combine these aspects with creativity. He also focuses on public-private partnerships, investment funds and restructurings. Philippe finds creative solutions for projects involving ostensibly opposing points of departure.
He lectures and is an adviser and coach for capital-intensive start-ups.
Qualifications & Experience
- Course for supervisory board members and officers (Nyenrode Business University)
- Business Management Programme (University of Cambridge, Judge Business School)
- Grotius Academy specialisation course on Companies and Business
- Erasmus programme (University of Gothenburg)
- Notarial Law (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
- Postgraduate "Eurofiscus" programme (Maastricht University)
Houthoff advised J.W. Blokland Holding B.V. on the sale of Blokland Metaalbewerking B.V. to Dumaco Holding II B.V., a Dutch manufacturing company owned by private equity firm Convent Capital.
Houthoff advised Nuclear Research Group (NRG) on the sale of its dosimetry services division to Mirion Technologies.
Houthoff advised a leading Dutch logistics company in respect of its corporate and financial restructuring, including obtaining new asset based credit facilities.
Sale of all shares in the capital of Regenboog Participaties B.V., ultimate parent of the BMC Group to Yacht Group Nederland B.V., subsidiary of Randstad.
Representing Tele2, together with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, on the creation of a joint venture with Kazakhtelecom that will combine Tele2 Kazakhstan with Altel, Kazakhtelecom’s mobile business and the operator of the country’s only 4G network. Both operating entities will be owned via a joint venture holding company incorporated in the Netherlands.
Houthoff advised Reggeborgh on the IPO of Koninklijke VolkerWessels on Euronext Amsterdam and advised both Reggeborgh and Koninklijke VolkerWessels on all governance-related matters. This included the preparation of the articles of association, the rules of the management board, the supervisory board and its committees, policies, the relationship agreement and the IPO decision-making.