Luc Houben

Luc Houben is an experienced corporate lawyer focused primarily on cross-border transactions. He has played a leading advisory role in various acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings, and significant real estate and commercial projects for several U.S., Japanese, and European companies. Luc, who is Partner-in Charge of the Amsterdam Office and maintains a second office in Brussels, has previously practiced in Tokyo and New York.

Representative M&A transactions include Toyota Motor Corporation's $1.3 billion joint venture with PSA Peugeot Citroën; various transactions for Bridgestone, including the acquisition of a minority interest in Nokian Tyres; various acquisitions for Sumitomo Bakelite Co., including the acquisition of Vyncolit (U.S. and Europe); and the $750 million acquisition by PepsiCo of the remaining interest in Snack Ventures Europe from its joint venture partner General Mills. [1]