An INGEN HOUSZ lawyer may negotiate a dozen venture capital transactions every quarter. Our pace of deal making enables us to maintain up-to-the-minute awareness of market trends, terms and structures.
Matthijs is founder of INGEN HOUSZ. Prior to founding INGEN HOUSZ, he was a Partner at various Dutch law firms and Counsel at Clifford Chance. In 2017, 2020, 2021 and 2022 Matthijs won the award for ‘Best M&A Lawyer Midmarket’ by the M&A Community (Alex van Groningen). He was awarded the ‘Gouden Zandloper’ for ‘best presterende M&A advocaat’ (‘best performing M&A lawyer’) by Advocatie (Sdu). He topped the 2017, 2020, 2021 and 2022 Mergermarket individual rankings Benelux for number of deals.
Quirijn van Veen
Quirijn is partner of INGEN HOUSZ. He mainly focuses on venture capital investments and M&A transactions. Previously Quirijn worked as a lawyer at the corporate section of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. He also briefly worked at the M&A team of Solvay and at start-up Plugify. He is the founder of a successful negotiations program in Amsterdam, teaching the principles of negotiations to young professionals. Quirijn studied private law at the University of Amsterdam. He also studied in New York on a tennis scholarship.
Joep is partner of INGEN HOUSZ. He focuses on intellectual property, licensing and partnerships, data protection, and venture capital and growth equity investments. Joep previously worked as a disputes and competition lawyer at Freshfields (Brussels, Paris, Amsterdam). He then joined PHYSEE as head of partnerships and legal. Joep combines his work at INGEN HOUSZ with a role as mediator in startup conflicts. Joep studied law at the University of Amsterdam (both LLB and LLM cum laude). He also studied at New York University on a McKinsey Grant.
Joukje is associate of INGEN HOUSZ. She focuses on venture capital investments and M&A transactions. Previously Joukje worked as a lawyer at the M&A and private equity transactions section of Loyens & Loeff Amsterdam. Joukje combines her work at INGEN HOUSZ with work as Investor Relationship Manager at Astia. Astia provides capital, connections, and guidance to innovative, women-led startups around the globe. Joukje studied law at the University of Utrecht (cum laude).
Meelf van Oosten
Meelf acts as lawyer for clients of INGEN HOUSZ. He focuses on M&A transactions, and venture capital investments. Meelf previously worked as a lawyer at Freshfields. Meelf combines his work at INGEN HOUSZ with work as a VC investment fund manager at MillionMonkeys. Meelf studied both law and finance at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (both master degrees cum laude)
Loes focuses on fund formation, advising on the legal and regulatory aspects of the establishment of funds. She is widely regarded as one of the best lawyers in her field of expertise. Loes previously worked as a lawyer at Clifford Chance. Loes combines her work at INGEN HOUSZ with being an entrepreneur as owner and director of The Legal Bench, a recruitment firm matching a high end flex pool of legal professionals with employers.
Daan is an associate at INGEN HOUSZ. He focuses on VC investment rounds and exits of venture capital backed companies. Daan previously worked as a lawyer at the M&A and financial regulatory practices of De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, where he focused on advising private equity funds and founders on M&A transactions and governance arrangements between shareholders. Daan obtained his bachelor’s degrees of both business administration and law at the University of Groningen, and his private law master’s degree at the University of Amsterdam.
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Eeke is an associate at INGEN HOUSZ. She focuses on intellectual property rights, IT contracts, commercial partnerships between startups and large corporates, data protection laws, and VC investment rounds of venture capital backed companies. Eeke’s previous work experience includes 5 years as a lawyer at Freshfields Bruckhaus Dehringer. Eeke obtained her bachelor’s degree in law at the University of Utrecht, and her master’s degrees at the University of Amsterdam (Information Law) and Utrecht (European Law).