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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).


Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

Commended for its responsiveness, knowledge and strength in depth, Van Doorne’s ‘pragmatic, flexible’ department is headed by Stefan van Rossum, whose advice is ‘well balanced and well thought out’. The team advises lenders and sponsors on debt restructuring, and is active in high-profile insolvency litigation.

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Netherlands: Banking and finance

Borrower side

Within: Borrower side

Van Doorne excels at real estate finance and hospital finance. In one highlight, Angelique Thiele advised McArthurGlen on the refinancing of loans totalling almost €293m for the development of a major outlet centre. Roel Botter and Stefan van Rossum are other key figures.

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Lender or arranger side

Within: Lender or arranger side

Van Doorne receives plaudits for its ‘very practical and commercially oriented advice’ and ‘fast response times’. Recent mandates include Angelique Thiele advising NIBC Bank on the financing of a student housing construction project and Stefan van Rossum acting for Rabobank and FGH Bank on term loans made available to Ballast Nedam in the context of its debt restructuring and takeover.

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