Mr Paul Van der Putten > Stibbe > Brussels, Belgium > Lawyer Profile

Stibbe
CENTRAL PLAZA
LOKSUMSTRAAT 25/ RUE DE LOXUM 25
1000 BRUSSELS
Belgium

Work Department

Insolvency and restructuring, Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Position

Partner

Career

Paul Van der Putten primarily handles complex litigation regarding the law of obligations, banking law, security interests, and enforcement.
Paul has over 30 years of experience in litigation and dispute resolution, insolvency law, and restructuring, such as bankruptcy, composition, and liquidation procedures. He has regularly acted as a liquidator for various voluntarily dissolved companies in different industries. Furthermore, Paul assists a broad range of international and national clients with their distribution contracts, including the drafting, interpretation and related litigation. He has also built substantial expertise in advising global manufacturers in the fields of product safety and product recall.

Languages

Dutch, French, English.

Memberships

  • Member of INSOL Europe, a European organisation of professionals specialising in insolvency and restructurings (2015–present)

Education

  • Graduated in Law from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (1982)
  • Admitted to the Brussels Bar in 1982
  • With the Brussels office of Stibbe since 1991 (Partner since 1998)

Lawyer Rankings

Belgium > Insolvency and restructuring

Clients describe Stibbe as ‘leaders at what they do‘, with further praise for the ‘commercial and pragmatic solutions‘ on offer from Oliver Stevens and Paul Van der Putten‘s team, which fields experts from the separate corporate, restructuring, labour and tax practices. Work typically includes advising banks and leasing companies during periods of financial distress. Counsel Pieter Wouters ‘punches above his weight on cross-border matters‘ and ‘understands the bigger picture‘, often when handling litigation. All named lawyers are also instructed as liquidators in domestic dissolutions.

Belgium > Dispute resolution

Hans Van Bavel leads the team at Stibbe, which garners praise for its ‘solid expertise in handling international arbitration and litigation‘. Financial disputes are a core area of strength for the group, which is also adept at representing clients in commercial, corporate, insolvency and construction litigation, among other areas. Key names in the practice include ‘quick thinkerNicolas Résimont and Oliver Stevens, who is very experienced in handling contentious financial and insurance work. Paul Van der Putten excels in insolvency litigation. Counsel Sophie Bourgois is ‘a strong litigator and arbitrator‘.