Wouter Jongen

Wouter Jongen

Partner, Amsterdam

Email wouter.jongen@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +31 20 55 33 663

Fax +31 20 55 33 777

LanguagesEnglish, Dutch, French, German

Practice groupFinance

"He excels in commerciality, has a proactive approach and is very in sync with the market."

Chambers Global 2018

Wouter Jongen is an English and Netherlands law qualified finance lawyer and has a broad practice with particular interest in private equity driven acquisition financings, real estate and debt capital market products, acting both for borrowers and lenders. During his career, he has spent several years in London and Amsterdam developing and also spent a year on secondment to a large UK based investment bank.

Wouter is a guest lecturer at King's College in London where he has provided lectures on legal aspects of international finance since 2008. Wouter has been at the forefront of the unitranche debt market, working with non-bank lender clients and private capital providers (such as ICG, Ares, Blackrock, Permira, Alcentra, Goldman Sachs and others) on alternative lending products, and with banks providing super-senior working capital facilities.

Wouter has recently acted as lenders' counsel on various (acquisition) financings including those for Expereo (sponsor: Apax), 2Connect (sponsor: IK), Chime (sponsor: Providence), Suba Seeds (sponsor: Paine), Izico and Dutch Bakery (sponsor: Egeria) Nederlandse Energie Maatschappij, P4P, Otravo, JvH, Nuts Group and Keylane (sponsor: Waterland), Gamma (sponsor: Gilde), DORC (sponsor: Montagu), WFCI (sponsor: Greenbriar), Kooi Security and Verolme (sponsor: Bencis), Euro-Caps (sponsor: Bregal Freshstream) and TransIP.

Wouter has recently acted as borrower' counsel on various financings including for Egeria (Jet, Trust and Vendor), HB Capital (acquisition Hurks), Strikwerda (acquisition NEH), Terberg Group (JV RosRoca), Terberg Leasing, Parcom (Simpel.nl and Condoor), Blackstone-owned Multi (real estate financings) and investment grade companies Enexis and Stork (acquisition by Fluor).

On the real estate financing side, Wouter assists Goldman Sachs and HSBC in various matters.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells as a partner in October 2014, Wouter was a senior associate at Freshfields (London and Amsterdam).

Awards and recognitions

2018

"He excels in commerciality, has a proactive approach and is very in sync with the market."
Chambers Global 2018

2017

"He's part of the new generation of young and hungry partners that's currently building his franchise with a relentless focus on detail and availability to his clients."
IFLR1000 2017

2017

"Wouter Jongen of Hogan Lovells International LLP deals with acquisition financing and debt capital markets. Clients consider him to be "a pragmatic, problem-solving lawyer who adopts the interests of his clients, but is open for discussion with the counterparty."
Chambers Global 2017

2017

"Wouter Jongen is an able practitioner recognised for his strong background in banking and finance, doing promising work ."
Chambers Global 2017

2017

"Hogan Lovells International LLP’s ‘proactive’ department is ‘good value for money’, and provides ‘in-depth, spot-on’ advice."
Legal 500 EMEA 2017

2017

"To the point, timely and of high quality. Very pleasant to work with. Wouter is a very competent lawyer with a keen eye for establishing fruitful long term relationships."
IFLR1000 2017

2016

"The ‘very committed’ Wouter Jongen is dual qualified in the Netherlands and England and Wales."
Legal 500 EMEA 2016

Education and admissions

Education

LL.M., University of London, King's College, 2005

LL.M., University of Maastricht, 2004

LL.B., University of Maastricht

Bar admissions and qualifications

England and Wales

Netherlands

Representative experience

Advised Alcentra, ABN AMRO and NIBC on the financing supporting the acquisition of Expereo by Apax.

Advised the lenders on the syndicated acquisition financings of Dutch Bakery and Izico (sponsor: Egeria).

Advised Terberg Group on the pan-European acquisition syndicated loan financing supporting the merger of Terberg Environmental and Ros Roca Environment.

Advised ICG in relation to the EUR 140m refinancing of Bergman Clinics.

Advised Egeria on the (re)financings of their portfolioc ompanies Jet, Trust and Vendor

Advised Ares in relation to the financings of TransIP, DORC (sponsor: Montagu) and on Viroclinics Biosiences (sponsor: Parcom).

Advised various lenders on the financings of NLE, Nuts Groep, P4People, tentoo, Otravo, Vakantiediscounter, Keylane and others (sponsor: Waterland).

Advised lenders on the syndicated acquisition financing for the public offer for Gamma Holding (sponsor: Gilde).

Advised Dutch sponsor Parcom on the financing of its acquisition of Simpel.nl and Condoor Group.

Advised the lenders on the acquisition financing for WCC Group (sponsor: Avedon Capital Partners).

Advised Dutch sponsor Avedon Capital with respect to the refinancing of Robidus.

Advised Boskalis on the acquisition financing for the public offer for Dockwise.

Advised Fluor Corporation on its financing arrangements to support the acquisition of Stork Technical Services.

Advised the lenders on the acquisition of global consumer insight & collaboration agency InSites Consulting by Dutch private equity fund Mentha Capital.

Advised a consortium of 12 banks (guarantee providers) on the Imtech restructuring.

Advised on the financing supporting the acquisition of 2Connect by IK Investment Partners.

Advised Win Systems on its financing arrangements supporting its acquisition of Gold Club Gaming and Entertainment Gold Club.

Advised Goldman Sachs on the refinancing of Suba Seeds Group (sponsor: Paine Schwartz Partners).

Advised Rabobank, ABN AMRO and Bank of Ireland on the global credit facilities to World Freight Company (sponsor: Greenbriar).

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