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

Wouter Jongen features a "pro-active and pragmatic" team at Hogan Lovells International LLP "benefits from an international base" and is "able to use that accumulated knowledge" to "seek solutions that work for all parties involved."

Legal 500 2020

Wouter Jongen is an English and Netherlands law qualified finance lawyer focusing on leveraged financings and restructurings, acting both for borrowers and lenders. During his career, he has spent several years in London (including on secondment to a global investment bank during the previous financial crisis) where he gained invaluable experience dealing with cross-border complex restructuring files.

Wouter is a guest lecturer at King's College in London where he has provided lectures on legal aspects of international finance since 2008. Some of his recent restructuring work includes advising senior creditors in relation to the (restructuring) of debt obligations of NMC Health as well as assisting the guarantee providers in relation to the high profile restructuring of Imtech.

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

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 a multinational law firm (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.


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


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


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


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.


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


Banking & Finance (Netherlands)
Chambers Global

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.

Advising the senior noteholder committee in the restructuring of a Croatian food producer and retailer with a Dutch holding company structure, with 60,000 employees and total liabilities of c €5bn.

Advising Struik Foods on its complete restructuring and on its facilities arranged by two major Dutch banks.

Advising several financial institutions on the restructuring of Vestia.

Advising Rabobank on the restructuring of Vion.

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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