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Stefan van Rossum

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Van Doorne

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Finance & Restructuring: Finance, Insolvency & Restructuring; Financial Institutions: Financials


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. International, independent directories have listed Stefan as a banking and financing expert. Stefan regularly publishes articles in Dutch and international legal journals.


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).


Banking and finance: Borrower side

Within: Banking and finance: Borrower side

Highly rated for being ‚Äėhands-on and practical‚Äô, Van Doorne‚Äôs practice has particular strength in healthcare and real estate financing, and handles corporate lending transactions for private equity firms. Co-head Angelique Thiele¬†advised Cromwell Property Group on its financing of commercial property linked to the initial public offering of its real estate investment fund. Fellow co-lead Roel Botter¬†assisted Vrije Universiteit with its ‚ā¨140m financing by the European Investment Bank and BNG Bank for its campus development project. Stefan van Rossum¬†is also noted.

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Banking and finance: lender or arranger side

Within: Banking and finance: lender or arranger side

Van Doorne’s multidisciplinary team acts for clients including Dutch and international banks, alternative finance providers, including funds, and institutional investors. Co-head Stefan van Rossum acted as lead counsel to Aareal Bank as arranger of the financing of the acquisition by Vestas from DSV of two logistic properties located in the Netherlands and Finland. Fellow co-head Angelique Thiele is highly regarded and acted as lead counsel to Deutsche Hypo as lender on the project and acquisition financing provided to QP Amsterdam Property I.

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Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

With a 'pragmatic and hands-on approach', the Van Doorne restructuring and insolvency team includes litigation and enforcement specialists. Lender side clients of team leader Stefan van Rossum include ABN AMRO and Aareal Bank and he is undertaking a number of cases on behalf of Rabobank. Together with associate Jelmer Baukema, van Rossum is advising on the restructuring of the Ter Haak Group.

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