Victorine Dijkstra

Victorine Dijkstra

Advocaat | Senior Associate

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Victorine is gespecialiseerd in Nederlands en EU mededingingsrecht, met name in Nederlandse en EU fusietoezichtprocedures, het kartelverbod en misbruik van machtspositiezaken, de EU staatssteunregels en de Wet Markt en overheid. Ze heeft daarnaast ruime ervaring met procederen, met een focus op follow-on kartelschadeclaims en bestuursrechtelijke procedures. Victorine adviseert ook regelmatig op het gebied van foreign direct investment (FDI).

Zij is lid van de Vereniging voor Mededingingsrecht.

Victorine was in 2019 gedetacheerd bij Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. in Parijs.

Opleidingen

  • Postdoctorale opleiding in EU & Competition Law (with merit) (King's College London)
  • LL.M. Civiel recht (Universiteit Leiden)
  • LL.M. Ondernemingsrecht (Universiteit Leiden)
  • LL.B. Nederlands recht (Universiteit Leiden)
  • Studies aan Sciences Po (Parijs) en de Sorbonne (Parijs)
  • Conservatorium (klassiek fluit) (Koninklijk Conservatorium in Den Haag)
  • Advised Van Oord Renewable Finance B.V. on the sale and transfer of its (approx.) 10% stake in Blauwwind Management II B.V. and  Blauwwind Management II C.V. to Luxcara GmbH.
  • Assisted H2 Equity Partners in the sale of its portfolio company Dutch Seafood Company, trading as ''Foppen'', to the listed company Hilton Food Group. 
  • Advised and represented Argos Wityu on the acquisition of Schenk Tanktransport.
  • Advised Bosch Rexroth on the sale of its Large Projects business to Van Halteren Group. Bosch Rexroth is an internationally operating group specialized in mechanical and installation engineering solutions using advanced technologies and extensive industry knowledge.
  • Advised Platinum Equity on Landal GreenParks' sale to Roompot.
  • Advised ASR Nederland N.V. (a.s.r.) on the acquisition of a 50% interest from Brand New Day in Brand New Day Premiepensioeninstelling N.V. (BND PPI) and the sale of a.s.r.'s 10% interest in Brand New Day Houdstermaatschappij N.V. for a total amount of EUR 51 million.
  • Houthoff advised Zwanenberg Food Group on all competition law related aspects of its acquisition of Struik Foods Europe. Houthoff obtained clearance for the deal from the Dutch ACM and comfort from the CMA with the assistance of Travers Smith. This transaction creates a significant operator in the field of soups, sauces, preserves and convenience meals. Zwanenberg Food Group employs 1,600 people who together achieve net sales of € 420 million. Struik Foods Europe, which achieves annual sales of €120 million, employs 200 people. Houthoff's team was led by Gerrit Oosterhuis.

     

  • Houthoff advised Arcis on the acquisition and transfer of all shares in Axender BV and the participation of Axender Holding in Arcis. As a result, Arcis is now a consortium consisting of four parties: Beheermaatschappij Em. De Jong BV, Print Nerds BV, Shatho Beheer BV and Axender Holding BV. Axender will continue under Spotta's name and deliver flyers to about 5.7 million households on a weekly basis.
  • Advised Sandd in the sale and transfer of Sandd to PostNL for an amount of EUR 130 million. This transaction resulted in the acquisition of almost the entire postal market by PostNL.

  • Represented Simadan in the sale of its businesses to Parcom Capital and John Swire & Sons. Parcom Capital will acquire the businesses Noba and Rotie. John Swire & Sons will acquire Biodiesel Amsterdam, Tankstorage Amsterdam and Cleaning & Services Amsterdam, a cleaning terminal for (bulk) trucks. The transactions are subject to Dutch and UK antitrust clearance.
  • Houthoff represented Sligro before the Rotterdam District Court in a procedure in which Sligro's competitors (through Maxxam) challenged the ACM's clearance of the acquisition by Sligro of a part of Heineken's wholesale activities. This matter concerns a rare appeal of a merger clearance decision, in which Maxxam challenged the methodology applied by the ACM. The District Court sided with the ACM and Sligro.
  • Houthoff represented Sandd in the acquisition of Van Straaten Post from its previous owners. The combined group is able to service the 24-, 48- and 72- hours postal market throughout the work week with national coverage. The acquisition is part of Sandd’s strategy to become a real alternative on the Dutch postal market.

  • Houthoff represented Varo Energy in the acquisition of United Fuel Groep BV, which resulted in the expansion of Varo Energy's retail network with 22 retail service stations in the Eastern Netherlands and wholesale and lubricants business activities.