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AKD

PO BOX 59280, 1040 KG AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
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Work +31 88 253 5000
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Fax +31 88 253 5001
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Barend de Roy van Zuidewijn

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AKD

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Restructurering & Insolvency.

Position

Barend de Roy van Zuidewijn (1959) has more than twenty years' experience of insolvency and corporate recovery practice. Acting as official receiver, Barend has been involved in high profile bankruptcies such as that of KPNQwest Finance B.V., the financial holding of KPNQwest-concern, Internoc Holding N.V., Bobel N.V. and Ring! Rosa Products N.V. Barend regularly acts as legal counsel for liable directors and supervisory board members. In his capacity as a lawyer for Chubb Insurance Company of Europe SE he was involved in dealing with the bankruptcy of Jomed N.V.. He also acted on behalf of large creditors during bankruptcy proceedings involving DAF N.V. and Fokker N.V.

Career

Prior to joining AKD, in 2001, he was a partner with Caron & Stevens/Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam where he led their insolvency section. He is currently in charge of AKD’s practice group on Insolvency and Restructuring.

Member

Barend is a member of Insol and the Dutch insolvency specialists association Insolad.


Netherlands

Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation

Within: Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation

AKD’s ‘hands-on’ and ‘outstanding’ practice ‘is really client focused’. Group head Patrick Haas is acting for various legal entities in attempts to shield the assets of Yukos Oil, which was expropriated by the Russian state, from actions on the part of alleged purchasers who bought the assets at fake auctions. Barend de Roy van Zuidewijn and of counsel Marc Goethals, who are acting in the bankruptcy proceedings of Atlantic Marine Services, are also names to note. Eric Koster has been promoted to junior partner.

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Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

AKD's team 'has a longstanding history, is highly qualified, and has a no-nonsense and pragmatic approach'. Team leader Barend de Roy van Zuidewijn is recommended for his extensive insolvency experience, while Paul Peters, who is noted as being an 'experienced and balanced liquidator', is the bankruptcy trustee in the high-profile bankruptcy of Royal Imtech. Counsel Marc Goethals is also recommended for his 'broad experience as a bankruptcy trustee, working for clients on insolvency issues, and for being a mediator and litigator in recovery cases'.

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