Wouter Jongen

Wouter Jongen


Email wouter.jongen@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +31 20 55 33 663

Fax +31 20 55 33 777

LanguagesEnglish, Dutch, French, German

Practice groupFinance

"He excels in commerciality, has a proactive approach and is very in sync with the market."

Chambers Global 2018

Wouter Jongen is an English and Netherlands law qualified finance lawyer and has a broad practice with particular interest in private equity driven acquisition financings, real estate and debt restructurings, acting both for borrowers and lenders. During his career, he has spent several years in London and Amsterdam and also a year on secondment to a large UK based investment bank.

Wouter is a guest lecturer at King's College in London where he has provided lectures on legal aspects of international finance since 2008. Wouter has been at the forefront of the unitranche debt market, working with bank lender clients and private capital providers (such as ICG, Ares, Blackrock, Alcentra, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and others) on alternative lending products, and with banks providing super-senior working capital facilities.

Wouter has recently acted as lenders' counsel on the public bid financings supporting the acquisitions of GrandVision by EssilorLuxottica (which was the largest deal in the Benelux in 2019) and Royal Volker Wessels by Reggeborgh.

He also advised on the financings for international private equity sponsors (such as BC Partners, Apax, IK Invest, Providence, Paine, Montagu and Silverfleet) and for all major Dutch PE funds. Wouter frequently acts as borrower' counsel including for Egeria, Parcom, Mentha, HB Capital, Strikwerda, Terberg, Center Parcs and investment grade companies Enexis and Stork.

On the real estate financing side, Wouter assists Goldman Sachs, HSBC and others in various matters. Prior to joining Hogan Lovells as a partner in October 2014, Wouter was a senior associate at Freshfields (London and Amsterdam).

Awards and recognitions


''Wouter Jongen heads up the borrower side practice at Hogan Lovells, which has particular expertise in unitranche debt. The team has worked extensively with private equity clients.
Legal 500 EMA


"He excels in commerciality, has a proactive approach and is very in sync with the market."
Chambers Global


"He's part of the new generation of young and hungry partners that's currently building his franchise with a relentless focus on detail and availability to his clients."
IFLR1000 2017


"Wouter Jongen of Hogan Lovells International LLP deals with acquisition financing and debt capital markets. Clients consider him to be "a pragmatic, problem-solving lawyer who adopts the interests of his clients, but is open for discussion with the counterparty."
Chambers Global 2017


"Wouter Jongen is an able practitioner recognised for his strong background in banking and finance, doing promising work ."
Chambers Global 2017


"Hogan Lovells International LLP’s ‘proactive’ department is ‘good value for money’, and provides ‘in-depth, spot-on’ advice."
Legal 500 EMEA 2017


"To the point, timely and of high quality. Very pleasant to work with. Wouter is a very competent lawyer with a keen eye for establishing fruitful long term relationships."
IFLR1000 2017


"The ‘very committed’ Wouter Jongen is dual qualified in the Netherlands and England and Wales."
Legal 500 EMEA 2016

Education and admissions


LL.M., University of London, King's College, 2005

LL.M., University of Maastricht, 2004

LL.B., University of Maastricht

Bar admissions and qualifications

Solicitor, England and Wales


Representative experience

Advised the lenders on the public bid financing of the acquisition of GrandVision by EssilorLuxottica (one of the largest European public deals in 2019).

Advised Deutsche Bank on financing the acquisition of Oyo Vacation Homes, a fast growing hotel chain backed by Softbank.

Advised the lenders on the public bid financing to take Royal Volker Wessels private.

Advised Alcentra, ABN AMRO and NIBC on the financing supporting the acquisition of Expereo by Apax.

Advised Egeria on the (re)financings of M&G, Jet, Trust, The Employment Group and Vendor as well as various other bids.

Advised Ares in relation to the financings of Synthon (BC Partners), TransIP, DORC (sponsor: Montagu) and Viroclinics (sponsor: Parcom).

Advised various lenders on the financings of NLE, Nuts Groep, P4People, Tentoo, Otravo, Vakantiediscounter, Jibes, Keylane and others (sponsor: Waterland).

Advised Goldman Sachs on the refinancing of Suba Seeds Group (sponsor: Paine Schwartz Partners).

Advised Dutch sponsor Parcom on various bids including the financings of its acquisitions of Simpel.nl and Condoor.

Advised ICG in relation to the financings of BergmanClinics, including NL Health and Memira.

Advised Terberg Group on the pan-European acquisition syndicated loan financing supporting the merger of Terberg Environmental and Ros Roca Environment.

Advised on the financings supporting Silverfleet's acquisitions in BOA Purified Solutions & BOA Flexible Solutions as well as in STAXS®.

Advised Blackrock on the financing supporting the acquisition of Infradata by IK Investment Partners.

Advised Fluor Corporation on its financing arrangements to support the acquisition of Stork Technical Services.

Advised the lenders on the acquisition of InSites Consulting by Dutch sponsor Mentha Capital.

Advised a consortium of 12 banks (guarantee providers) on the Imtech restructuring.

Advised HSBC on the financing of one of Amsterdam's most exclusive hotels as well as Agro Merchants's real estate (sponsor: Oaktree).

Advised Win Systems on its financing arrangements supporting its acquisition of Gold Club Gaming and Entertainment Gold Club.

Advised the lenders on the acquisition financing for the public offer for Gamma (sponsor: Gilde).

Advised Boskalis on the acquisition financing for the public offer for Dockwise.

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