About Joost Houtman

Joost Houtman specializes in corporate and business law and banking and securities law. He has vast experience in M&A, leasing and information technology. Joost advises organizations and shareholders active in manufacturing, information and communications technology and the hotel business.

Joost is a member of the European board of Meritas Law Firms Worldwide.

Joost has been with Lexence since 1997. He studied law at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen and obtained his LL.M. at London School of Economics, U.K. Joost was admitted to the Dutch Bar in 1990.

Legal 500 (2019)
''Joost Houtman is recommended by Legal 500 as Leading Individual. He is commended for 'personal, communicative, and fast' service.''
  • Legal 500 (2019): "The team is 'able to think about pragmatic solutions which is often missing from other firms'."

  • Chambers (2019): "Clients describe the team's approach as 'smart, thorough and commercially minded'. Another source praises the 'dedicated and knowledgeable team', noting that the lawyers are 'good on both strategy and detail'."

  • Legal 500 (2018): "Lexence’s ‘very knowledgeable’ team provides ‘closely tailored advice’, and is led by Joost Houtman and Joost Kolkman."

  • Chambers (2018): "The lawyers impress clients with their 'eye for detail, ability to think outside the box and practical way of handling difficult situations'. According to clients, the team is 'very impressive, pragmatic and very good in negotiations', and 'they are also very responsive'."

  • Legal 500 (2017): "Lexence’s ‘trustworthy’ department provides a ‘seamless service’ for its clients. Joost Houtman and ‘excellent negotiator’ Luc Habets lead the team, which recently hired civil law notary Hendrik Bennebroek Gravenhorst from DLA Piper."

  • Chambers (2017): "Active in a range of M&A mandates with expertise in both public and private transactions, with a particular focus on private equity matters. Clients include a number of key players in the mid-market, including companies in the media and technology sectors."