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Toni van Hees

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Commercial Litigation, Restructuring and Insolvency.


Toni specialises in property law and civil procedure, in particular financing, liability and insolvency. He advises on financing constructions and securities, recovery law, including the enforcement of securities and on restructuring and insolvency. He acts as receiver and administrator bringing proceedings against management and others for the performance and non-performance of contracts. Toni holds a Ph.D. from the University of Nijmegen. He teaches and publishes articles on a regular basis. Toni acts as a deputy judge in the Court of Appeal in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands.



Within: Construction

The ‘efficient, solutions-driven’ team at Stibbe is led by David Orobio de Castro. Toni van Hees advised Zeeland Seaportson on the €120m demolition and decommissioning of one of its phosphorus plants. Ingmar de Groot is noted for his ‘business-oriented, practical approach and knowledge of the market’; Branda Katan is an ‘outstanding’ senior associate.

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Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Leading individuals

Toni van Hees - Stibbe

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

Market leaderToni van Hees heads Stibbe’s group; he and Job van Hooff acted as the bankruptcy trustees of Unlimited Sports Group. The duo also represented Oi Móvel in a dispute against Oi Brasil Holdings Coöperatief’s Dutch bankruptcy trustee.

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Netherlands: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Considered by clients to be ‘one of the best in the field’, Stibbe’s practice often handles a wide range of cross-border litigation, including mass damages, antitrust and security class actions. Practice co-head Fons Leijten successfully represented AkzoNobel in proceedings brought by Elliott International arising from takeover issues before the Enterprise Chamber. Co-head Jeroen Kortmann and competition partner Rein Wesseling have been defending Heineken and its subsidiary Athenian Brewery against a damages action brought by Vergina Beer before the Amsterdam District Court concerning allegations of abuse of dominance in the Greek market. The team includes Toni van Hees, Jeroen Fleming and Branda Katan, who was promoted to partner in 2017, and associate Simon Boersen.

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  • New Late Payments Directive

    Despite the implementation of Directive 2000/35/EC on combating late payment in commercial transactions in 2002, the European Commission (the “Commission”) concluded in 2008 that late payments were still widespread in the EU. It also turned out that public authorities in certain Member States were stipulating unjustifiably long contractual payment periods for transactions.
  • Amendment of the Collective Redundancy Notification Act

    On 1 March 2012 the Collective Redundancy Notification Act (Wet Melding Collective Outslug, "WACO") will be amended. What changes does this involve?
  • New Corporate Law Legislation

    In the field of corporate law, there are four (coming) Acts that attract attention, namely the introduction of the tenth book of the Dutch Civil Code, the amendment of the Marital Property Act and, to conclude, the coming entry into effect of the Management and Supervision Act and the Flexibilization of BV Act. Please find below a short explanation of each Act.
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    Attaching maritime assets in insolvency
    - AKD
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    - AKD
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    - AKD

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    - AKD
  • Forming a company in the Netherlands

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  • Leasing of commercial premises in the Netherlands

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  • Employment of foreign workers in the Netherlands

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    - AKD