Dick Hofland specialises in domestic and international tax law. He focuses on high-end transactions and tax planning in the fields of mergers & acquisitions, private equity, corporate restructuring, banking and securities, asset finance, structured finance and investment funds. He has vast experience in acting for multinationals and banks.
Dick is also active in the Employee Benefits practice, for example, ESOP and restricted share plans, and in the firm’s growing carbon credit practice.
Recent work includes advising:
- Almatis B.V. on the restructuring of the group's debt through US chapter 11 proceedings backed by a majority of the group's first lien senior lenders
- Fortis Bank (Nederland) N.V. on its sale of Fortis' world-wide Prime Fund Solutions business
- Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation on their EUR 2.2 billion acquisition of the Tommy Hilfiger Group from Apax Partners Worldwide LLP and Tommy Hilfiger Group management.
Chambers reports that Dick is 'a leading force in the domest and international tax fields' while ‘clients endorse the innovative approach of Dick Hofland: "Business sense is his strong point; he is a creative thinker who comes up with solutions."’ Legal 500 say he is an ‘exceptional tax lawyer’.
Dick operates in integrated teams of corporate, finance, and employment lawyers and is closely involved in the drafting of all forms of legal documentation. Dick´s international experience has been significantly enhanced by his practising law in London, New York and San Francisco, first with Loyens & Volkmaars, and later with Freshfields.