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Stefan van Rossum

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Van Doorne

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Financial Institutions, Finance, Restructuring & Insolvency, Public private partnership


Stefan is a financing transactions specialist with lots of experience. He heads Van Doorne’s Restructuring and Insolvency team, and provides advice to banks and investors (including several of the world’s largest hedge funds) on Dutch and international restructuring. Moreover, he has developed outstanding skills relating to acquisitions and other corporate and project financing transactions.


Stefan joined Van Doorne as a lawyer in 1993 and has been a partner since 2002. From 2001 until 2004 Stefan worked at the Van Doorne London office, which he headed from 2002.


English and Dutch


Stefan is a member of the Dutch Securities Law Association, the Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA) and the International Bar Association.


Dutch Law, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Università degli Studi di Bologna; Finance and Securities postgraduate program, Grotius Academy, Nijmegen, the Netherlands (with honours).


Project finance and PFI

Within: Project finance and PFI

Van Doorne’s practice, which is co-headed by Angelique Thiele and Mark Moolhuizen, is especially active in commercial real estate and healthcare projects; clients include McArthurGlen, Deutsche Hypothekenbank and Tergooi Hospital. The team is also active in the energy sector: Stefan van Rossum advised MaasStrom Energy on the restructuring of a €400m project finance loan.

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Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

Debt restructuring, insolvency litigation and creditor-side work are the key pillars of Van Doorne’s department. Group head Stefan van Rossum and senior associate Jelmer Baukema advised CHC Helicopter on the Dutch elements of its global restructuring. Aareal Bank is another client.

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Netherlands: Banking and finance

Borrower side

Within: Borrower side

Highly rated for being ‘focused problem-solvers’, Van Doorne’s practice has particular strength in healthcare and real estate financing, and handles corporate lending transactions for private equity firms. Stefan van Rossum acted for Stern Groep on the refinancing of its credit facilities. Roel Botter and the well-regarded Angelique Thiele jointly head the practice.

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Lender or arranger side

Within: Lender or arranger side

Rated for its ‘good market knowledge’, Van Doorne’s multidisciplinary practice primarily handles real estate financing, corporate lending, restructuring and leveraged financing matters. Co-head Stefan van Rossum led advice to Rabobank as lender on a bridge facility for a number of dairy farmers following new Dutch legislation. Co-head Angelique Thiele is also highly recommended.

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