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Legal 500 2024

"I have never before come across such professional service provision."

About Joost

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.

International listings

Legal 500 (2024): "I have never before come across such professional service provision."
Legal 500 (2022): "Skilled professional dedicated team with good communication skills. Direct professional communication with a dedicated team which knows the specifics of our company and our market."
Legal 500 (2021): "Hands-on team that understands the complexities and practicalities of day-to-day business operations. Their work is almost always ‘right first time right’ and their advice is both practical and well-thought out."
Chambers (2021): "A client acknowledges the team for its business understanding, calling it 'commercially minded' and particularly highlighting that the lawyers give 'forward-looking advice'."
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'."
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