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The members of the team

This is us, the Houthoff Incubator Team. Every member of our team is assigned to a start-up for two years, acting as its trusted adviser for all of the legal issues (with the exception of litigation) that a company has to face.

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Ide Hendriks joined Houthoff in 2013 after earning her master's degree in corporate and private law (cum laude) at Leiden University. Ide started in Houthoff’s Real Estate practice, where she worked primarily on tenancy law issues and real estate transactions. Ide currently works in our Corporate & Commercial Litigation practice, specialising in corporate and commercial law disputes, and in particular, on acquisition-related and shareholder disputes that are litigated before the Enterprise Chamber (Ondernemingskamer). Ide is accustomed to making quick but thoroughly considered decisions to achieve the best possible result.


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“As an ambitious entrepreneur, you want to be sure that your start-up will not find itself stumbling over legal obstacles. Customised legal advice helps you better understand where you are now and where you want to be. As your trusted legal adviser, my goal is to add value to your enterprise. I want to make it easier for you to focus on the aspects of your work that you derive genuine satisfaction from!”

Jessica den Dekker earned her master's degree in corporate law and international and European public law at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. She joined Houthoff in 2014 and has experience in corporate and commercial cross-border dispute resolution. Jessica is part of our Corporate/M&A practice group and specialises in private M&A transactions. Jessica takes a pragmatic approach in order to manage risks while exploring opportunities. She provides advice on corporate law issues, drafts and negotiates transaction documents, and coordinates M&A deals for both private equity and strategic investors.


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“My view is that excellent legal advice pairs well with a practical approach. Legal issues should never be an impediment to developing new commercial operations. I look forward to working with enthusiastic novice entrepreneurs and ensuring that they run into as few legal problems as possible so that they can focus entirely on their business.”

Else van Nievelt completed her studies in corporate and private law in 2012 and joined Houthoff in 2013. Else is a lawyer in the Financial Markets group specialising in banking and financing transactions. Her clients include both national and international borrowers and lenders. Else is closely involved with the successful closing of many national and cross-border financing transactions, including acquisition financing, asset-based financing, and real estate financing. Else has represented various start-ups by providing advice, drafting, and negotiating financing documentation.