Kyoko Tollenaar

Toegevoegd-notaris | Partner



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Kyoko maakt deel uit van de Corporate/M&A praktijkgroep en is toegevoegd notaris. Zij is gespecialiseerd in het brede ondernemingsrecht, nationale en internationale fusies en overnames, joint ventures en herstructureringen. Daarnaast is zij een expert op het gebied van corporate governance. Ze adviseert zowel nationale als internationale beursgenoteerde en niet-beursgenoteerde ondernemingen bij het bedenken van creatieve en tevens praktische juridische oplossingen binnen de mogelijkheden van de wet.

Als lid van het Equity Capital Markets team van Houthoff heeft zij meegewerkt aan de beursgangen van DP Eurasia, Koninklijke VolkerWessels en Digi Communications, en aan de voorbereidingen voor de beursgangen van de TMF Group en WeTransfer. Zij staat ook geregeld beursvennootschappen bij, waaronder de Sligro Food Group, met betrekking tot hun jaarlijkse algemene vergaderingen en corporate governance.

Kyoko is voorzitter van het Japan-team van Houthoff dat Japanse ondernemingen adviseert bij investeringen of samenwerkingen in Nederland. Zij is tevens bestuurslid van de Dutch & Japanese Trade Federation in Nederland en lid van de adviesraad van de Japan Studies aan de Universiteit Leiden. Daarnaast geeft Kyoko juridische cursussen en is docent vennootschapsrecht aan de Law Firm School.
  • "A client states that 'Kyoko Tollenaar is outstanding in client service, and getting work done quickly and professionally at reasonable rates for the high quality service provided'."
    Chambers Europe, Corporate M&A (2022 Edition)


  • Grotius Academie Specialisatieopleiding Vennootschaps- en Ondernemingsrecht
  • Notarieel recht (Universiteit Leiden)
  • Advised DCC plc / Benegas on the purchase of all outstanding shares in the Share capital of Holding B.V.

  • Advised Authentix Inc on the acquisition of Koninklijke Joh. Enschedé.
  • Advised a subsidiary of DCC plc on its acquisition of all the shares in PVO International B.V. (PVO).

  • Advised Atlas Holdings LLC and her group entities ACR II Global Holdings Coöperatief U.A. and ACR II Glass Holding B.V. with the acquisition of Carlex Glass America LLC and its subsidiary, Carlex Glass Luxembourg SA from Central Glass Co. Ltd.
  • Advised Industrialization and Energy Services Company (TAQA) on the acquisition of all shares in Tendeka B.V. from Shell.
  • Advised WeTransfer (The Creative Productivity Company), provider of an ecosystem of creative productivity tools, with its intended initial public offering and admission to listing and trading of its ordinary shares on Euronext Amsterdam.
  • Advised NVIDIA, one of the largest chip manufacturers in the world, in the acquisition of Bright Computing.
  • Advised Stellantis N.V. on the legal merger between Peugeot Nederland N.V., Citroën Nederland B.V. and Opel Nederland B.V.
  • Advised Exact on the acquisition of Gripp, provider of SaaS business software for professional service companies.
  • Advised Proto Labs, Inc, in collaboration with Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP (lead counsel), on the USD 330 million acquisition of the Dutch start-up 3D Hubs, the Dutch platform for digital 3D printers.

  • Houthoff, together with Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, advised Atlas Holdings LLC on the acquisition of the Permasteelisa Group from LIXIL Group Corporations (Japan).
  • Advised Vitol on the sale to the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) of a 10% interest in VTTI BV, the owner and operator of storage terminals in 14 countries, including amongst others the Netherlands and Belgium, with 60 million barrels of capacity. Vitol and the IFM Global Infrastructure Fund will both own a 45% interest in VTTI.
  • Advised Hexaware Technologies Ltd on the acquisition of Mobiquity Inc. Mobiquity provides digital consulting services for the world’s leading brands, such as Amazon Web Services, Rabobank, Philips, Wawa, Backbase and Otsuka. Houthoff worked jointly with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP on this transaction.

  • Advised Vivo Energy on a transaction with Engen which adds operations in eight new countries and 230 Engen-branded service stations to Vivo Energy's network.

  • Advised Vitol on its agreement with IFM Investors to acquire Buckeye Partners' 50% equity interest in VTTI, the leading global independent provider of energy storage. After completion, VTTI will be owned 50% by IFM Investors and 50% by Vitol.
  • Houthoff advised Poiesz Supermarkten B.V., a chain of supermarkets in the Northern Netherlands, on the acquisition of Zorggroep Friesland B.V., sole shareholder of  Van Smaak B.V.. Van Smaak B.V. delivers meals to healthcare institutions and individual customers and has the whole relating process (including the purchase of the raw materials, processing and logistics) in house.

  • Houthoff advised Reggeborgh on the IPO of Koninklijke VolkerWessels on Euronext Amsterdam and advised both Reggeborgh and Koninklijke VolkerWessels on all governance-related matters. This included the preparation of the articles of association, the rules of the management board, the supervisory board and its committees, policies, the relationship agreement and the IPO decision-making.
  • Houthoff, jointly with Skadden, advised Netherlands-incorporated TMF Group and its shareholders DH Private Equity Partners and management on the (ultimately aborted) IPO of TMF Group on the London Stock Exchange (premium listing segment) and subsequently on the sale of TMF Group to CVC Capital Partners for EUR 1.75 billion.
  • Advised Orbimed Advisors, one of the leading debt investors in the life science sector, in a USD 100 Million debt financing of Pharming Group N.V. a Dutch listed company. The proceeds were used to redeem outstanding convertible bonds and an existing senior debt facility with Sillicon Valley Bank. As part of the transaction Pharming issued 9.2 million warrants to Orbimed.