Yorick specialises in asset management. He focuses mainly on the establishment and restructuring of investment funds, including private equity funds, hedge funds, real estate funds, retail funds (UCITS and non-UCITS), and funds of funds. He also advises asset management companies, pension funds and other institutional investors on aspects such as discretionary and fiduciary/integrated asset management and asset-pooling transactions.
Qualifications & Experience
- LL.M. Company Law (Utrecht University)
- Certificat de Droit Transnational (University of Geneva)
Houthoff assisted Alcogroup, Vanden Avenne Commodities and Vandema in the purchase of the bio-ethanol factory of Abengoa Bioenergy Netherlands in Rotterdam, which was declared bankrupt earlier this year due to financial problems of the Spanish parent company Abengoa S.A. The transaction is subject to permission being granted by the relevant competition authorities.
Houthoff advised Stichting Pensioenfonds Campina, a Dutch pension fund managing assets of approximately EUR 1.4 billion, on the renewal of its contractual relationship with Deutsche Investment Management Americas Inc., RREEF America L.L.C. (both subsidiaries of Deutsche Bank AG) and Goldman Sachs Asset Management International. This work included the preparation and negotiation of a complex Dutch law asset management agreement based on the pension fund's own template.