Thomas de Rave

Thomas de Rave

Kandidaat-notaris | Associate


+31 20 605 65 19
+31 6 1040 8379




Thomas specialises in notarial law, healthcare law and other semi-public sectors. He advises clients on compliance with governance laws and regulations, including sector legislation in, for example, the healthcare sector. Thomas lectures at the University of Amsterdam and regularly publishes on company law. He is a frequent contributor to the Rechtspraak Ondernemingsrecht journal.

Thomas is also a professional support lawyer for Houthoff's Corporate M&A practice group.


  • LL.M. Notarial Law (cum laude) (University of Amsterdam)
  • LL.B. Notarial Law (cum laude) (University of Amsterdam)
  • B.Sc. Employment and Organisational Psychology (University of Amsterdam)
  • Advised Vestia, once the largest social housing corporation of the Netherlands, with the legal demerger of Vestia into three new social housing corporations. This transaction included the division of Vestia's real estate portfolio, consisting of approximately 65,000 rental units with a value of EUR 11.5 billion. 
  • Advised Lumileds, a global leader in innovative lighting solutions, in its comprehensive financial restructuring. Lumileds emerged from a Chapter 11, resulting in a leadership transition and a funded debt reduction of approximately USD 1.4 billion.
  • 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 and represented Finqus B.V. and DSB Bank N.V. (in bankruptcy) on the sale of Finqus' loan portfolio with a purchase price of approx. EUR 1.5 billion to NIBC Bank N.V.
  • 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.
  • Assisted Twence, a waste processing company that produces energy, in the acquisition of Empyro. The Empyro plant produces pyrolysis oil, green steam and electricity from biomass by polygeneration.

  • Assisted Van Gelder Groep in the acquisition of W. van den Heuvel en Zoon Infra, a company specialising in Lightrail construction. W. van den Heuvel en Zoon Infra will continue operating as a stand-alone business, whereby one of the selling shareholders will act as the business manager.