Restructuring and Insolvency

Specialising in financial and corporate restructuring and insolvency matters, our team has worked on many of the major cross-border restructurings and insolvencies of the past decade.

We are experienced in all stages of the restructuring or insolvency process. Thanks to our vast sectoral expertise, we act for a wide range of clients, including domestic and international borrowers, lender groups, creditors, shareholders, directors, sponsors as well as bidders in distressed transactions. Teamwork with colleagues from our other practice groups enables us to deliver a comprehensive legal service for both in-court and out-of-court restructurings and settlements.

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Press release: ATB declared bankrupt, Toni van Hees and Job van Hooff appointed bankruptcy trustees

On 22 April 2022, Amsterdam Trade Bank N.V. ("ATB") filed for bankruptcy and was declared bankrupt by the Amsterdam District Court. The court appointed A. van Hees and J.E.P.A. van Hooff as bankruptcy trustees.

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Stibbe advises DeepOcean Group on its restructuring

Stibbe is advising the DeepOcean group on its restructuring. The case involves the first use of the new “cross-class cram-down” mechanism under Part 26A of the UK Companies Act 2006.

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Stibbe represents HEMA’s management board

Stibbe represented HEMA’s management board in summary proceedings brought by a noteholder seeking to block the implementation of HEMA’s envisaged restructuring.

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Stibbe advises Rhône Group and The Chatterjee Group

Stibbe advised private equity firm Rhône Group and The Chatterjee Group on the joint acquisition of McDermott International, Inc.’s Lummus Technology Group.

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Our team has broad experience in domestic and international restructuring mandates, using both foreign proceedings (e.g. the English restructuring plan proceedings) and national out-of-court restructuring proceedings (e.g. the Dutch scheme (WHOA)). Lawyers from our team are regularly appointed by the court to act as bankruptcy trustees, administrators in suspension of payments proceedings and restructuring experts in out-of-court restructurings.

Acting on debt and corporate restructurings, we handle issues regarding capital restructuring, including rescue rights issues, rescheduling of debts, moratoriums, standstills, debt to equity swaps, distressed M&A transactions, plans of composition, and restructuring by means of insolvency proceedings.

By drawing on our expertise in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, litigation and tax, employment, environment and planning, EU and competition law, we handle matters in the most integrated and coordinated way.

We have proven experience in combined formal insolvency procedures in various jurisdictions around the world. We assist clients who are confronted with complex restructuring and liquidation issues.

Alongside our advisory work and appointment as bankruptcy trustee and liquidator, we focus on litigation work. We have been involved in various high-profile matters that include restructuring issues or important insolvency litigation. We act for creditors and board members in proceedings in high-profile bankruptcies. Our team also has particular expertise in proceedings in respect of fraudulent conveyances and directors’ liability.

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Recognition & Awards

"The team is very knowledgeable and creative. They have the ability to connect legal framework and practical context in order to work to a solution."

The Legal 500
2022
Insolvency and Restructuring

"They are able to quickly determine their client’s level of knowledge and experience, and tailor their communication and advice accordingly."

The Legal 500
2021
Restructuring and Insolvency

"Always available, and high quality and provide realistic advice, reflecting sound business sense and experience."

The Legal 500
2021
Restructuring and Insolvency

"The team at Stibbe is incredibly efficient in dealing with client queries. Their commercial and pragmatic solutions really stand out."

The Legal 500
2021
Insolvency and Restructuring

"The team is excellent. Sharp legal advice combined with a deep commercial understanding. Hands-on and to-the-point."

The Legal 500
2021
Insolvency and Restructuring

"Leaders at what they do and very well connected. Exceptional knowledge of the system. Very professional."

The Legal 500
2021
Insolvency and Restructuring