Roland de Greef
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In addition to substantive pensions law, he also advises on the outsourcing of pensions accounting and asset management, governance, compliance and risk-related financial law matters. He regularly represents parties in legal proceedings on pension-related topics.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
- Ph.D. from Erasmus University Rotterdam on the topic of tax implications for pensions within the EU
- Diploma: Post-academic Certification Course on the Suitability of Pension Funds, level B
- LL.M. Law (tax and civil) (University of Amsterdam)
- M.Sc. Economics (University of Amsterdam)
Served as legal advisor to ECI Software Solutions, a leader in cloud-based business management solutions. ECI has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Netherlands-based Trivest Beheer B.V., a provider of smart vertical software solutions to the SME manufacturing sector. With this acquisition, Trivest’s nearly 3,000 customers and more than 300 employees will join ECI’s manufacturing division.
Houthoff advised Hexaware Technologies Ltd on the acquisition of Mobiquity Inc. Mobiquity provides digital consulting services for the world’s leading brands, such as Amazon Web Services, Rabobank, Philips, Wawa, Backbase and Otsuka. Houthoff worked jointly with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP on this transaction.
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.
Houthoff represented Eli Global, LLC in the acquisition of all the outstanding shares in the Dutch life insurance company Nederlandsche Algemeene Maatschappij van Levensverzekering Conservatrix N.V.
Houthoff advised Stichting Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds voor de Zuivel en de industrie ("Bpf Zuivel") on the following legal matters:
(i) the delegation of Bpf Zuivel's asset management to BNP Paribas Investment Partners Netherlands N.V. by means of an investment management agreement;
(ii) the outsourcing of Bpf Zuivel's pensions management to Syntrus Achmea Pensioenbeheer N.V. by means of a pensions management agreement; and
(iii) the appointment of Kas Bank N.V. as Bpf Zuivel's custodian by means of a custody agreement.