Sofie specialises in company law, contract law and procedural law, with a special focus on transactions related to shareholder and other disputes, and mergers and acquisitions. She also advises large Dutch and international companies on a wide range of company law matters, such as corporate governance, transaction structures and litigation strategies. Sofie is a member of the Dutch Corporate Litigation Association.
Qualifications & Experience
- LL.M. Private Law (Cum Laude) (Maastricht University)
- LL.B. Dutch Law (Maastricht University)
Houthoff represented the shareholders of Boal in the sale of a majority stake in Boal Group to Equistone Partners Europe. Headquartered in Naaldwijk, the Netherlands, BOAL Group has 48 years of experience in designing and manufacturing aluminium roofing and sidewall systems for greenhouses and holds a market leading position in the horticultural greenhouse industry. It also supplies the construction, engineering, and transport sectors with aluminium extrusions. The production of its high-performance products is underpinned by its in-house experience, know-how, innovation and aluminium extrusion capabilities across its sites in the Netherlands (‘s-Gravenzande, Maasdijk, De Lier) and the UK(Shepshed). BOAL Group currently employs c.370 people and generated revenues of c.€155m in 2017.
Houthoff advised Media Markt – Saturn on the establishment of a joint venture with Talpa, Juke Nederland B.V. Juke has launched an online on-demand music streaming service offering unlimited access to songs, playlists and radio content.