Philippe Stille

Philippe Stille

Kandidaat-notaris | Counsel

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+31 20 605 65 77
+31 6 5316 8615

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Dutch
English
German

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Philippe specialises in notarial company law which involves restructuring (of both for-profit and non-profit organisations), mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and venture capital and financing. He is also involved in the creation of security, in particular pledges on shares in public and private limited liability companies, memberships of cooperatives, and partnerships. After completing his studies in notarial law (real estate law, family law and the law of legal entities), Philippe joined Houthoff’s corporate law team in Amsterdam in 1999. In June 2001, he completed the professional training course for civil-law notaries. Philippe is a company law lecturer at the Legal Academy (Juridische Academie).
  • Advised and represented Finqus B.V. and DSB Bank N.V. (in bankruptcy) on the sale of Finqus' loan portfolio with a purchase price of approx. EUR 1.5 billion to NIBC Bank N.V.
  • Advised Fortenova Group on the divestment of its Frozen Food Business to Nomad Foods Limited for a consideration of EUR 615m.
  • Advised Black Diamond Capital Management, LLC in connection with the acquisition, jointly with InvestIndustrial, of the Phenolic Specialty Resins division and European forest products resins division from Hexion Inc.
  • Advised Fortenova Group on the acquisition of 18.53% of the shares in Mercator, a large retail group based in Slovenia.
  • Advised L Catterton on the acquisition of a majority stake in the BIRKENSTOCK Group. Houthoff worked jointly with Kirkland & Ellis on this transaction.
  • Assisted Trustbridge Partners with a USD 200 million follow-on investment in WeWork China.
  • Advised Doughty Hanson on the sale of Zobele Group to Knowlton Development Corporation. Zobele Group is a world leader in the business segments of Air Care and Pest Control and a global player in Health & Personal Care and Fabric & Laundry Care.
  • Advised Redefine Properties Limited (listed on Johannesburg Stock Exchange) and European Logistics Investment B.V. (ELI) on the sale of 46.5% of the shares in ELI to Madison International Realty and 2% of the shares in ELI to Griffin Real Estate. Houthoff worked in close collaboration with Rymarz Zdort (formerly Weil, Gotshal & Manges) on this matter.
  • Advised OSX Brasil S.A. and its Dutch subsidiaries. on the restructuring of their consolidated debt of over US$ 2.5 billion, including representing the OSX companies in various litigation matters in the Netherlands as well as coordinating litigation abroad. The team worked also on the debt restructuring of OSX 3, the USD 450 million bond structure and the syndicated debt of USD 850 million.
  • Acted as Dutch counsel in connection with the preparation and implementation of the settlement plan relating to the  Agrokor group. Agrokor entered into an insolvency process in 2017 under  'Lex Agrokor', a law passed in Croatia aimed at the restructuring of Agrokor in view of its systemic importance for the Croatian economy. The business has been transferred to the Fortenova Group. 
  • Advised Latour Capital and Bpifrance (Banque publique d’investissement), together with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, in connection with their consortium acquisition of Plastic Omnium Environment BV, the environment division of Plastic Omnium. The purchase price amounts to €220 million.

  • Houthoff advised Nobia on the acquisition of Bribus Holding B.V., a Dutch kitchen supplier with annual sales of approximately EUR 65 million. Bribus was founded 90 years ago and is acquired from Bernhard ten Brinke, who remains in the company. 

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