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Houthoff Appoints New Representative in Houston

It is my pleasure to inform you that as of September Leonie Hamersma will be the firm’s new representative in Houston.

We are proud to have Leonie represent Houthoff in Houston. She started her career as a corporate lawyer more than 10 years ago, working in the international M&A field and various others, such as energy, healthcare and finance. As a representative, Leonie will be responsible for further developing close ties with clients and firms to create new alliances and strengthen our network in the Houston area, doing, or aiming to do business in the Netherlands. 

Energy capital of the world
The Houston metropolitan area is not only the world leading economic and knowledge centre for energy and petrochemicals, it is also evolving as a hub for industries like health tech. For these reasons, Houthoff appointed their first Houston representative in 2017. Being present, having someone there for our clients, has paid off. Our clients and Houston-based law firms appreciate the personal contact that we easily offer them through our representation. The energy transition that the world is in makes Houston an even more important economic force than it was before. And the vast knowledge of the region that Leonie takes with her makes me very confident of our joint success.

Former Houthoff Houston representative, Carmen Bakas, has moved to Asia for personal reasons. We are very thankful for the work Carmen has done for us and are happy she will stay connected as our adviser. In addition to Houston, Houthoff has representation in Tokyo and Singapore, along with offices in New York, London, Brussels, Amsterdam and Rotterdam.
Should you have any questions about our Houston representative please feel free to contact me via or Leonie Hamersma, Representative via

Kind regards,

Michiel Pannekoek 
Partner Corporate M&A | Head of International
Compliments of Houthoff, a member of EACCNY