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Houthoff is a long-established Netherlands-based law firm, headquartered in Amsterdam. With over 300 lawyers worldwide, Houthoff is one of the largest law firms in the Netherlands.[1] Houthoff advises large international corporations on a boardroom level, assisting them in strategic impact matters. Lawyers focus on Dutch and EU legal aspects. Houthoff has offices in Rotterdam, London, Brussels, and New York City, and has representatives in Houston and Singapore serving as communication hubs for cross-border work. Houthoff works on permanent non-exclusive basis with law firms in London and New York City, as well as major firms in other global economic centres.

HeadquartersAmsterdam, Netherlands
No. of offices5
No. of attorneys> 300[1]
Major practice areasCorporate / M&A, Banking & Finance, Dispute Resolution, Real Estate
Key peopleManaging partners: Edward de Bock, Gerhard Gispen, Albert Knigge
Revenue€106,1m (2012)[2]

Major projects

Houthoff represented Russian interests in the long-running Yukos shareholders v. Russia case. The firm also represented other Russia-linked clients in the past, including Mikhail Fridman's investment vehicle LetterOne as well as several museums seeking the return of Crimean gold and artifacts that were on display in the Netherlands at the time of the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation in 2014.[3]

International connections

Houthoff is an exclusive Lex Mundi firm in the Netherlands. Lex Mundi is an association of independent law firms with more than 160 member firms worldwide.[4] Houthoff has a large client base associated with Kremlin interests.[5]


See also


  1. "Chambers Partners - Firms - Houthoff Buruma". 2013.
  2. "The Lawyer Euro 100". 2011. Archived from the original on 2014-02-22.
  3. Toby Sterling (3 March 2022), Dutch law firm Houthoff drops Russian clients, including Kremlin Reuters.
  4. "Lex Mundi 2013". 2013.
  5. Mijnheer, Dennis; Rasch, Hugo (14 August 2021). "Advocatenkantoor Houthoff: het 'Kremlin op de Zuidas'" [Houthoff law firm: the 'Kremlin on the Zuidas']. Follow the Money ( (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 14 August 2021. Retrieved 18 February 2022.
  6. "NOST China News". 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-10-03.
  7. "Xiamen Bar Association". 2013.
  8. "Tenet & Partners". 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-11-04.
  9. "College of Comparative Law, China University of Political Science and Law". /. 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-12-03.
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