Financial Services

Financial Services

De (Europese) regulering van de financiële sector neemt steeds verder toe. Voor financiële instellingen is het complexer om voortdurend in te spelen op en te voldoen aan steeds vernieuwende regelgeving. Consumenten verwachten een 24/7-dienstverlening van financiële aanbieders, waarop zij hun diensten moeten instellen. Bovendien vraagt de markt om een breed pakket aan financiële dienstverlening en maken alternatieve financieringsvormen opmars. Het Financial Services Team van Houthoff heeft hier oog voor en heeft vergaand inzicht in de nationale en internationale ontwikkelingen in de financiële sector. 

  • Recommended
    Chambers Global, Banking & Finance (2020 Edition)
  • “Sources appreciate that the lawyers ‘have a good understanding of what we like and do not like,’ adding: ‘They assist us in making decisions due to their pragmatic approach.’”
    Chambers Europe, Banking & Finance (2019 Edition)
  • “A client highlights the firm’s ‘insight and knowledge of the market,’ adding: ‘The firm has a vast set of capabilities and provides resources for a one-stop shop. Response times are very reasonable and always adhered to.’”
    Chambers Europe, Banking & Finance (2019 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Chambers Global, Banking & Finance (2019 Edition)
  • “Houthoff fields ‘a hands-on, practical and knowledgeable’ team, which acts for domestic and international banks.’”
    Legal 500, Banking & Finance: Lender or arranger side (2019 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Banking & Finance: Borrower side (2019 Edition)
  • "According to clients, the team consists of 'very qualified professionals who provide legal advice and service of an exceptional level'."
    Chambers Europe, Banking & Finance (2018 Edition)
  • "One commentator praises the firm for demonstrating 'a good understanding of the European leveraged finance market,' adding that the lawyers are 'responsive and offer pragmatic advice'."
    Chambers Europe, Banking & Finance (2018 Edition)
  • "Houthoff’s ‘responsive’, ‘high-quality team’ is often instructed by major Dutch and international banks on high-value financings."
    Legal 500, Banking & Finance: Lender or arranger side (2018 Edition)
  • "Houthoff’s practice has considerable experience in handling financing transactions for clients in a wide range of sectors, including real estate and infrastructure."
    Legal 500, Banking & Finance: Borrower side (2018 Edition)
  • "Houthoff’s practice covers a wide range of asset and structured financing matters, including real estate and acquisition financing."
    Legal 500, Banking & Finance: Asset Finance and structured finance (2018 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Project finance and PFI (2018 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Chambers Global, Banking & Finance (2017 Edition)
  • "Houthoff Buruma is a truly reliable business partner with a great understanding of our company."
    Chambers Europe, Banking & Finance (2017 Edition)
  • "The firm maintains a pragmatic, personal element to its work and gives us all the attention that is required."
    Chambers Europe, Banking & Finance (2017 Edition)
  • "The ‘lean and very dedicated’ banking team at Houthoff Buruma has resources in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, London and New York, making it well placed to assist in multi-jurisdictional matters. Project finance is 'a particular area of expertise'."
    Legal 500, Banking and Finance: borrower side (2017 Edition)
  • "Houthoff Buruma has a broad finance practice, which in recent months has seen an uptick in asset finance deals."
    Legal 500, Banking and Finance: asset finance and structured finance (2017 Edition)
  • "The financial markets practice group at Houthoff Buruma is one of the firm’s cornerstone departments; project finance, real estate finance and real estate loan transfer transactions are among its areas of expertise."
    Legal 500, Banking and Finance: lender or arranger side (2017 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Project finance and PFI (2017 Edition)

Voorbeelden van onze expertise binnen de financiële sector

De huidige economie kan niet meer zonder een grote variëteit aan financieringsvormen. Onder meer financiële instellingen, investeerders en verzekeraars wenden zich tot ons Financial Services Team voor advies en ondersteuning met betrekking tot financieringstransacties. Banken hebben een vergaande (en ogenschijnlijk steeds verdergaande) zorgplicht. Ons team heeft zich daarin gespecialiseerd en adviseert binnenlandse en buitenlandse banken. Bancaire en financiële geschillen kunnen leiden tot grote reputatieschade en hoge kosten. Onze cliënten zijn zich hiervan bewust en laten zich bijstaan door onze ervaren processpecialisten in financieel gerelateerde procedures. FinTech-bedrijven die digitale betaalmogelijkheden faciliteren, hebben te maken met strenge financiële wetgeving. Zij winnen hierover strategisch advies in bij onze specialisten. Spelers binnen de financiële sector dienen compliant te zijn en te blijven aan de complexe wet- en regelgeving. Zij betrekken onze specialisten bij de uitvoering van compliance werkzaamheden, zoals het beoordelen en opstellen van policies en transactiemonitoring.

Ons Financial Services Team heeft zich nationaal en internationaal bewezen. Urgente problemen lossen onze specialisten op praktische wijze op. Dit is mogelijk door de integratie van onze sectorkennis met onze expertise op het gebied van onder meer M&A, financieel toezicht, arbeidsrecht, mededinging, massaschadeclaims, fraude en organisatiecriminaliteit.

  • Houthoff advised GLP Pte Ltd on setting up their investment fund structure through the Netherlands (inter alia by setting up a Dutch AIFM branch).
  • Advised De Utrechtse Fondsen CV (UFCV), a large Dutch investment fund (AIF) set up as a Dutch limited partnership, and its five institutional investors on the sale of its entire residential real estate portfolio (1352 residential properties) to the Amvest Residential Core Fund.
  • Advised A.S.R. on the formation of a large Dutch investment fund called A.S.R. Dutch Science Park Fund. The fund is formed as a Dutch fund for joint account (fonds voor gemene rekening) and invests in properties on science parks in the Netherlands.
  • Houthoff represented the sellers of Kompas International, a provider of trust and corporate services, in their divestment of Kompas International to Praxis IFM, one of the largest independent and owner-managed financial services groups headquartered in the Channel Islands.

  • Advised publicly listed investment fund Value8 on all of its capital markets transactions including its reverse acquisition of Source Group, a publicly traded parent company of a group of companies that focuses on managing contracts of external personnel and the mediation of IT professionals, and its takeover acquisition of health care company Kersten Next B.V., a Dutch specialist in mobility, health care and communication devices.
  • Advised various parties on Brexit including Lloyd's and VSZ, a Dutch managing agent acting on behalf of a number of Lloyd's syndicates.
  • InsingerGilissen Bankiers N.V. ("InsingerGilissen") and Lombard Odier (Europe) S.A. ("Lombard Odier") have entered into an agreement with regard to the acquisition by InsingerGilissen of Lombard Odier's Dutch private banking business. Upon closing of the transaction, the entire Amsterdam-based Lombard Odier staff will join InsingerGilissen, increasing assets under management by roughly EUR 1 billion.

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Amsterdam
Advocaat | Partner
+31 20 605 61 07
+31 6 5365 8037
Jessica Terpstra

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Londen
Advocaat | Partner
+44 207 422 50 42
+44 793 250 73 92
Andé de Neve

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Rotterdam
Advocaat | Partner
+31 10 217 24 23
+31 6 5184 5369
Helena Sprenger

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New York
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+1 212 403 67 05
+1 646 552 13 20