Saskia Hoek-van den Berg

Saskia Hoek-van den Berg

Kandidaat-notaris | Senior Associate

Languages

Dutch
English
German
French

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Saskia specialises in notarial and company law, with a focus on M&A and restructurings. She regularly advises Dutch and international companies on a wide range of matters related to company law, M&A and notarial law. This includes both national and international restructurings, acquisitions and de-investments, as well as the establishment of national and cross-border joint ventures. In addition, Saskia has advised and provided assistance on numerous mergers and divisions. She has also been involved in setting up different legal entities, including the establishment of business locations, public-private partnerships, and numerous international group restructuring and refinancing projects. Saskia regularly lectures on notarial and company law. She is a member of the Royal Dutch Association of Civil-law Notaries.

Qualifications & Experience

  • LL.M. Private Law (Utrecht University)
  • LL.M. Notarial Law (Utrecht University)

  • Houthoff advised together with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Telia Company in connection with the divestment of its holding in Azertel. Fintur Holdings B.V., jointly owned by Telia Company and Turkcell, has agreed to sell its 51.3% holding in Azertel, sole shareholder of the Azeri telecommunications operator Azercell, to Azintelecom, a company wholly owned by the Republic of Azerbaijan. The agreed price for Fintur’s 51.3 percent in Azertel is EUR 222 million. The transaction is not subject to any conditions, such as regulatory or competition approvals, and has been completed.

  • Houthoff advised together with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Telia Company in connection with the divestment of its holding in Geocell. Fintur Holdings B.V., jointly owned by Telia Company and Turkcell, has agreed to sell 100 percent of its holding in Geocell LLC, to the Georgian telecommunications company JSC Silknet, Georgia’s largest fixed network operator, for a transaction price of USD 153 million. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals, and is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2018.