Thomas de Rave

Thomas de Rave

Kandidaat-notaris | Associate


+31 20 605 65 19
+31 6 1040 8379



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Thomas specialises in notarial law, healthcare law, transactions and management participations. He advises clients on compliance with laws and regulations concerning governance, including sector legislation in, for example, the healthcare sector. He is experienced in effecting transactions and setting up legal structures under considerable time constraints. Thomas teaches company law at the University of Amsterdam, regularly publishes on the same topic, and is regular contributor to the Rechtspraak Ondernemingsrecht journal.


  • LL.M. Notarial Law (cum laude) (University of Amsterdam)
  • LL.B. Notarial Law (cum laude) (University of Amsterdam)
  • B.Sc. Employment and Organisational Psychology (University of Amsterdam)
  • Advised Vivo Energy on a transaction with Engen which adds operations in eight new countries and 230 Engen-branded service stations to Vivo Energy's network.

  • Advised Vitol on its agreement with IFM Investors to acquire Buckeye Partners' 50% equity interest in VTTI, the leading global independent provider of energy storage. After completion, VTTI will be owned 50% by IFM Investors and 50% by Vitol.
  • Houthoff has assisted Twence, a waste processing company that produces energy, in the acquisition of Empyro. The Empyro plant produces pyrolysis oil, green steam and electricity from biomass by polygeneration.

  • Houthoff assisted Van Gelder Groep in the acquisition of W. van den Heuvel en Zoon Infra, a company specialising in Lightrail construction. W. van den Heuvel en Zoon Infra will continue operating as a stand-alone business, whereby one of the selling shareholders will act as the business manager.