Tax Lawyer | Counsel
Wiet specialises in tax law and advises Dutch and international clients on different areas such as international tax structuring, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and cross-border financing transactions. He has also been involved in several large Dutch insolvency cases. Wiet is a member of the Dutch Association of Tax Advisers. He regularly publishes in national and international journals, and often speaks at national and international seminars and conferences.
Qualifications & Experience
- M.Sc. Tax Economics (University of Groningen)
Houthoff advised a.s.r., a large Dutch insurance company, on the acquisition of VvAA Levensverzekeringen, the life insurance business of VvAA Groep. The life insurance portfolio comprises approximately 18,000 policies. The annual premium income is EUR 28m, and the technical provisions amount to EUR 430m. In addition to a multi-year life insurance partnership, VvAA and a.s.r. also intend to further expand the services to VvAA members.
Houthoff acted as Dutch counsel in connection with the preparation and implementation of the settlement plan relating to the Agrokor group. Agrokor entered into an insolvency process in 2017 under 'Lex Agrokor', a law passed in Croatia aimed at the restructuring of Agrokor in view of its systemic importance for the Croatian economy. The business has been transferred to the Fortenova Group.
Houthoff represented Eli Global, LLC in the acquisition of all the outstanding shares in the Dutch life insurance company Nederlandsche Algemeene Maatschappij van Levensverzekering Conservatrix N.V.