In summary proceedings against the bankruptcy trustees of the Slotervaartziekenhuis on Friday 9 November 2018, a group of medical specialists claimed they had been given insufficient time to make an offer to take over the bankrupt Slotervaartziekenhuis. The specialists applied to postpone the matter until 19 November 2018 to submit an offer and to prohibit the bankruptcy trustees from selling assets in the meantime.
Stibbe represented the bankruptcy trustees. The summary proceedings judge agreed with the defense put forward by the trustees that the specialists had been given just as much time as the other bidders to submit an offer and that further postponement to submit an offer was impossible, given the time needed for the careful transmission of the approximately 50,000 patient files, in the event a takeover does no go ahead. In view of the urgent nature of the matter, the summary proceedings judge has rejected the specialists’ claim in an oral decision.