Houthoff is a leading independent Dutch law firm, with offices in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Brussels, London and New York, as well as representatives in Houston, Singapore and Tokyo. At Houthoff over 300 lawyers, civil-law notaries and tax lawyers, work collaboratively to ensure they are there for their clients when they need them most.
Houthoff’s work is focused on highly complex transactions and dispute resolution, advising international and domestic corporations, financial institutions, private equity firms and governments on their most strategic and business-critical matters. Whether it is helping to assess the strengths of new opportunities or managing risk, the firm always looks beyond today and find the long-term solution.
Over decades, we have built up an unrivalled insolvency practice. Our litigators have the expertise and authority to litigate at the Dutch Supreme Court, and our lawyers regularly act as bankruptcy trustees or administrators in insolvency proceedings. Our Restructuring & Insolvency Team is considered as the market leader in the Netherlands. The team has been internationally recognised for many years now and is consistently highly ranked in international legal guides such as Chambers, Legal 500 and IFLR1000.
In recent years, the team has played a leading role in almost all of the trend-setting cases in the market. It was involved in complex, high-profile financial insolvencies, including Oi, OSX/OGX, SwissAir, Van der Hoop Bankiers, V&D, DSB Bank, Lehman Brothers, Yukos, Joh. Enschedé, Landsbanki and Agrokor.
Our team works closely with experts in practice areas such as M&A, Banking & Finance and Tax.
FIRST TIER FIRM
“They are first class,’ lauds one client, adding that ‘they’re innovative, smart and a cut above the rest.’”
Chambers Europe, Restructuring & Insolvency (2020 Edition)
FIRST TIER FIRM
“The team has earned a distinguished international reputation. They are a committed and dedicated team with likeable lawyers who have specialist expertise in complex cross-border restructurings and insolvency proceedings. My experience is that their lawyers are hard-working, commercial and solution-oriented.”
Legal 500, Restructuring & Insolvency (2020 Edition)