Technology

Technology

Technology is critical in business. Whether it's about the largest and fastest-growing companies having technology at the core of their business model, financial institutions developing new ways to commercialise their services or industrials relying heavily on technology for their products––technology is top of mind.

Houthoff's Technology Team consists of many lawyers with a strong focus and in-depth knowledge of the technology aspects of your business. Our Technology specialists understand the opportunities and risks when dealing with joint ventures, IP and technology agreements, tech-driven M&A, privacy and data protection, fintech, ecommerce law, competition law or litigation.

Houthoff has an unrivaled track record as a legal adviser within the technology sector. As a member of the TechLaw Group, a leading international network of law firms in more than 48 countries, we can assist our clients and provide the highest quality service anywhere in the world.

News Update Financial Regulatory | Recent developments in FinTech

In this News Update special on FinTech, we discuss the most recent developments in this area, including publications of the European Supervisory Authorities ("ESAs") and the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision ("BCBS") on digitalisation and financial technology.

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  • Advised Exact, a leading provider of business and accounting software, on the acquisition of weclapp from 3U Holding.
  • Advised TBAuctions, a Dutch online auction platform on its acquisition of Klaravik, a Swedish online auction platform.
  • Advised De Agostini on the EUR 7.2 billion business combination of Pegasus Entrepreneurs with FL Entertainment
  • Advised Fimalac in connection with the business combination between Pegasus Entrepreneurs, a Euronext Amsterdam listed SPAC, and FL Entertainment, a global leader in independent content production and the fastest-growing online sports betting platform in Europe.
  • Advised NVIDIA, one of the largest chip manufacturers in the world, in the acquisition of Bright Computing.
  • Represented Ola Cabs in data access request proceedings before the Amsterdam District Court. This was the first judgment by an EU court on data portability.
  • Represented RDW (Dutch Vehicle Licence Authority) before the Dutch DPA and administrative courts in defence of complaints raised by a group of data subjects.
  • Advised Marktplaats, a classified advertising site based in the Netherlands, on preliminary relief proceedings brought by a professional advertiser who was blocked from the platform.
  • Advised HqO, together with Goodwin Procter LLP, on the acquisition of Office App. Office App is a leading European tenant and employee engagement platform.
  • Advised the publicly traded software company Bentley Systems Inc. on the acquisition of Oxplus B.V.
  • Advised, together with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Dell Technologies Inc. on the sale of the Boomi business to private equity firms Francisco Partners and TPG. Boomi specializes in integrating different cloud platforms for companies and has more than 15,000 customers. The deal value is USD 4 billion.
  • Advised Bosch Rexroth on the sale of its Large Projects business to Van Halteren Group. Bosch Rexroth is an internationally operating group specialized in mechanical and installation engineering solutions using advanced technologies and extensive industry knowledge.
  • Advising Thoma Bravo, a leading software investment firm, on its acquisition of Talend, a leader in data integration and data integrity and Nasdaq listed, by means of a cash tender offer at approximately USD 2.4 billion.
  • Advised Siemens with its acquisition of Sqills, a leading provider in the provision of cloud-based inventory management, reservation, and ticketing software to public transport operators around the world. The agreed purchase price is EUR 550 million plus an earn out.
  • Represented Xebia, a portfolio company of Waterland Private Equity, in connection with the acquisition of Oblivion Cloud Control.
  • Represented Xebia, a portfolio company of Waterland Private Equity, in connection with the acquisition of coMakeIT. coMakeIT provides software product expertise, including IT engineering services and is active in the Netherlands, India, Australia and the UK.
  • Advised Veritas Capital, in cooperation with Skadden, on possible objections under the Economy and National Security Bill regarding its USD 3 billion acquisition of Cubic, a producer of C4ISR software for the US Army.
  • Advised Exact on the acquisition of Gripp, provider of SaaS business software for professional service companies.
  • Advised felyx, an innovative scale-up with ambitious plans for the roll-out of their shared scooter system in Europe by raising new capital from De Hoge Dennen Capital and Anne-Marie Rakhorst.
  • Assisted Vermeg, Vermeg's founder and its management team in Charterhouse's acquisition of an interest in Vermeg from Crédit Mutuel Arkéa.

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