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NOMA HOUSE, GUSTAV MAHLERLAAN 1236, 1081 LA AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
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Work +31 20 303 59 00
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Web:
www.florent.nl

Kees van de Meent

Tel:
Work +31 (0)20 30 35 900
Email:
Web:
www.florent.nl/
Florent

Work Department

Insolvency and Restructuring, International Asset Tracing and Recovery

Position

Kees van de Meent is co-managing partner of the firm and co-head of the Insolvency and Restructuring team. He is active in restructuring and insolvency, as well as international asset tracing and recovery and civil fraud litigation. He has been involved as bankruptcy trustee for more than 25 years in various high-profile and complex insolvencies. He also acts as counsel to companies facing financial difficulties. In addition he has experience with pre-packs, both as counsel to the company and as court-appointed administrator.

Career

Before the formation of Florent, Kees was a partner at Höcker.

Languages

Dutch, English, Italian

Member

Kees is member of INSOL International, INSOL Europe, INSOLAD (the Dutch Association of Insolvency Lawyers), NVRII/NACILL (the Netherlands Association for Comparative and International Insolvency Law), the IBA and the Turnaround Management Association. He is also the exclusive Dutch member of FraudNet, the global network operating under the ICC to provide fraud victims with a global service to respond to fraud. In addition he is chairman of the Asset Recovery Chamber of the Institute for Financial Crime (IFFC), the Netherlands national institute for innovation of investigation, co-operation and education in the field of combatting financial crime.

Education

Dutch Law, Leiden University. Tax Law, Leiden University. Grotius Academie, post-doctoral course in Insolvency Law (INSOLAD). Specialist course Financial Economy for Insolvency Lawyers (INSOLAD)

 

 


Netherlands

Fraud and white-collar crime

Within: Fraud and white-collar crime

Florent's team has a strong track record in in asset recovery and civil fraud matters. Key names in the team include practice head Kees van de Meent and counsel Cathalijne van der Plas.

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Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

Florent 'is a small law firm with an enormous footprint in the insolvency market, especially retail, which it serves with high-quality lawyers'. It is equally noted for having 'many experienced insolvency professionals to cope with large, high-pressure bankruptcies'. Both Hanneke de Coninck and Kees van de Meent 'are great to work with and have a good forward-looking approach'. De Coninck-Smolders was appointed by the Amsterdam District Court as the administrator in the suspension of payments of ten companies of the Doniger Fashion Group. The team is also assisting the G3 Group in the restructuring of its balance sheet, partial insolvency, and restructuring proposal for its various lenders and financiers. Rob van den Sigtenhorst is also a notable member of the team.

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