Carola Houpst

Carola Houpst

Senior Associate

Email [email protected]​

Phone +31 20 55 33 735

Fax +31 20 55 33 777

LanguagesDutch, English, German

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Carola is a deputy civil law notary and has a broad practice that encompasses all aspects of commercial real estate. She has significant experience representing private equity, funds, finance institutions and large and mid-sized businesses on commercial property transactions, financing matters, restructurings, auctions, voluntary sell-downs and property loan portfolio sales.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Carola spent nine years at two Dutch leading firms. During this time she spent a year in London as Netherlands counsel in international finance transactions with a particular focus on real estate.

Carola graduated from the Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen in 2008 in both notarial law and civil law. She completed the post-graduate course on real estate at the Grotius Academy and is a member of the Royal Dutch Association of Civil-law Notaries.

Awards and recognitions


Banking and Finance: Lender or Arranger Side, Netherlands, Recommended
Legal 500 EMEA


Banking and Finance: Borrower side
Legal 500 EMEA


Banking and Finance: Lender or arranger side
Legal 500 EMEA

Education and admissions


Royal Dutch Association of Civil-law Notaries (Koninklijke Notariële Beroepsorganisatie)


Association of Young Real Estate Lawyers

Representative experience

Advised on the acquisition and disposal of various real estate portfolios (retail, residential, offices, hotels, light industrial, health care, etc.) in the Netherlands.

Advised various lenders on the financing of Dutch real estate.

Advised various borrowers on real estate acquisition and finance transactions

Advised various Dutch banks on foreclosure scenarios, real estate auctions and voluntary sell downs.

Advised on various real estate loan portfolio sales.

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