Willem Liedenbaum has extensive experience advising on transactions involving companies active in regulated markets. In addition, he regularly advises on corporate governance, public and private M&A, securities regulatory compliance and general cross-border matters.
Willem has co-authored articles published in The International Comparative Legal Guide to Mergers & Acquisitions and The International Comparative Legal Guide to Private Equity.
Willem graduated from Radboud University Nijmegen with a degree in law in 2012. That same year, Willem joined Houthoff and was admitted to the Bar in Amsterdam. In 2017, Willem worked as a legal counsel in Rabobank's Capital Markets and M&A department.
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Willem represented leading participants in some of the contested public takeover situations that have recently taken place in the Netherlands, including the AkzoNobel/PPG situation where he advised key participants. His non-contested public M&A experience includes the recent acquisition of Mobileye by Intel.
Qualifications & Experience
- LL.M. Business Law (Radboud University Nijmegen)
- LL.B. Law (Radboud University Nijmegen)
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.
Houthoff represented Simadan in the sale of its businesses to Parcom Capital and John Swire & Sons. Parcom Capital will acquire the business Noba, supplier of fat products for the animal feed industry, and Rotie, collector and processor of used cooking oil and energy-rich organic waste. John Swire & Sons will acquire Biodiesel Amsterdam, a producer of second generation biodiesel from used cooking oil and animal fat, Tankstorage Amsterdam, a tank storage facility, and Cleaning & Services Amsterdam, a cleaning terminal for (bulk) trucks. The transactions are subject to Dutch and UK antitrust clearance.
Houthoff, together with Dentons UK, advised and assisted Vimetco N.V. in connection with the delisting of its global depositary receipts ("GDRs") that were listed on the standard segment of the official list and traded on the main market of the London Stock Exchange.
Houthoff represented Ease2pay in its acquisition of the business of MyOrder, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the major Dutch bank Rabobank. The acquisition combines the mobile fueling- and parking solutions of both companies, resulting in a combined network of over 600 fueling stations and 116 cities where customers can pay with one mobile app for their fuel and street parking.