Wieger specialises in tax law with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, and tax proceedings, including in the area of criminal law. He advises clients on Dutch and international tax matters regarding transactions, compliance, civil liabilities for tax and criminal tax law. Wieger is a member of the Netherlands Bar Association and the Dutch Association of Tax Advisers.
Qualifications & Experience
- LL.M. Tax Law (Leiden University)
- LL.M. Criminal Law (Leiden University)
Houthoff advised Poiesz Supermarkten B.V., a chain of supermarkets in the Northern Netherlands, on the acquisition of Zorggroep Friesland B.V., sole shareholder of Van Smaak B.V.. Van Smaak B.V. delivers meals to healthcare institutions and individual customers and has the whole relating process (including the purchase of the raw materials, processing and logistics) in house.
Houthoff advised, together with Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, TeliaSonera in connection with the divestment of its interest in the Nepalese operator Ncell to Axiata, one of Asia’s largest telecommunication groups, for USD 1,030 million on a cash and debt free basis. At the same time, TeliaSonera will dissolve its economic interests in the 20 percent local ownership and receives approximately USD 48 million. The transactions are conditional on each other and subject to regulatory approval. TeliaSonera, listed in Stockholm and Helsinki, is the dominant telephone company and mobile network operator in Sweden and Finland.