Tax Lawyer | Partner
Rob specialises in advising international clients on investment funds, structuring such funds, private equity, international tax law and tax structuring. In the context of aspects such as acquisition structures, holding structures, the financing of companies and restructuring, Rob can be relied on to ensure that no tax disruptions occur. Rob is a member of the Dutch Association of Tax Advisers, the International Fiscal Association, the Dutch Association for Tax Research and the Tax Group of the International Bar Association. He regularly lectures in the Netherlands and abroad, and sits on panels at tax conferences.
“Sources highlight his skill, noting that he is ‘a good technical lawyer.’”Chambers Europe, Tax (2019 Edition)
"Rob Havenga is 'always client-oriented in his work,' according to interviewees, who praise his good track record and ability to 'manage expectations and relationships well'."Chambers Europe, Tax (2018 Edition)
RecommendedLegal 500, Tax (2018 Edition)
"Clients highlight his 'technical knowledge'."Chambers Europe, Tax (2017 Edition)
"Rob Havenga also attracts praise."Legal 500, Tax (2017 Edition)
"Rob Havenga is a 'very experienced tax lawyer', advising clients on international tax structuring, M&A and financial transactions, and fund investment issues. He is recognised for his strong real estate sector focus."Chambers Europe, Tax (2016 Edition)
Houthoff represented IQ V-Tech B.V., a Quadrum Capital portfolio company, in entering into a strategic partnership with Alois Kober GmbH and mother company Dexcko Global through the sale of a 37.5% indirect interest in the VB-Airsuspension and its group companies.
Advised US based private equity firm TwentyTwo Real Estate on the indirect acquisition and the restructuring of a real estate portfolio consisting of approximately 7,600 dwellings in France that are rented to Electricité de France (EDF). The portfolio value amounts close to EUR 1 bln.
Advised Cicerone Fund on the acquisition of the long-term leasehold of the Waterstones flagship store located in Piccadilly, London for GBP 92 million from Meyer Bergman. The transaction has been undertaken by Cicerone Holding BV, which is the fully-owned Dutch subsidiary of the fund.