Mr Jelmer Baukema > Van Doorne > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Van Doorne
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Work Department

Finance & Restructuring


Jelmer has become partner in the finance and restructuring practice at Van Doorne as per 1 January 2023. He focuses on advising clients – companies, creditors, investors and financial institutions – on insolvency law and (financial) restructuring both in and outside of insolvency proceedings as well as advising investors, lenders and intermediary platforms on alternative financing and funding methods such as peer-to-peer (P2P) lending, crowdfunding, debt-based securities and invoice financing.

Jelmer regularly publishes on matters related to its expertise in legal literature.


Jelmer started with Dentons (formerly known as: Boekel de Nerée) in 2010. He moved to Van Doorne in 2013.


English and Dutch


Jelmer is a member of the Dutch Association of Insolvency lawyers (INSOLAD), INSOL Europe and the Dutch Association for Financial Law (VvFR).


LL.M. Dutch corporate law, LL.M. Dutch civil law, University of Groningen

Insolvency law (INSOLAD) post graduate program, Grotius Academy

Financial economics for insolvency lawyers post graduate program, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Master course for restructuring specialist (herstructureringsdeskundige) under the Dutch scheme (WHOA), University of Leiden

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Banking and finance: Borrower side

(Next Generation Partners)

Jelmer Baukema – Van Doorne

With Angelique Thiele having cultivated a strong reputation for real estate and development financing in the Netherlands, Van Doorne is a go-to firm for both Dutch and international commercial real estate investors. The firm also advises corporate borrowers across a wide range of industries, including automotive, retail, energy, and shipping. Stefan van Rossum leads the firm’s restructuring and insolvency team; he advises borrowers on leveraged finance, asset-based lending, and property financings. The ‘very experienced‘ team also includes Jelmer Baukema and Roel Botter; Baukema specialises in alternative financing, while Botter is recommended for finance matters related to the public sector.

Netherlands > Banking and finance: Financial services regulatory

Van Doorne possesses broad capabilities within the banking and finance sector, catering to various clients that include banks, insurance companies, pension funds, and investment management companies, among other financial institutions. Jelmer Baukema has extensive experience in advising on the regulatory framework in the alternative financing space, covering crowdfunding, debt-based securities, bond issuances, and peer-to-peer loans. Other key members of the team include Daan Horsthuis and Neyah van der Aa. Horsthuis is noted for his skill in investment management matters, while van der Aa is recommended for his regulatory investigations and enforcement expertise.

Netherlands > Banking and finance: lender or arranger side

With a large and multidisciplinary team, Van Doorne offers its clients a range of expertise across the banking and finance landscape. The firm actively advises lenders on matters such as property finance, financial restructuring, loan portfolio sales, and leveraged finance. Angelique Thiele is an ‘extremely thorough’ lawyer with in-depth capabilities regarding real estate financing. She co-leads the team alongside Stefan van Rossum and Jelmer Baukema. Estelle van Heerden and Anneloes van Uhm are also noted for their experience of handling cross-border financing transactions.

Netherlands > Restructuring and insolvency

Van Doorne‘s restructuring and insolvency group is led by Stefan van Rossum who has impressive experience advising on the gamut of complex cases on the side of both lender and borrower clients. The team handles the array of acquisition and restructuring work, and its matters are frequently of high-value and involve multiple jurisdictions. Jelmer Baukema, who has a focus on advising namely financial institutions on financing and restructuring transactions, was notably promoted to partnership in January 2023, as was ‘very good practitioner’ Joost Volkers, who has developing expertise in litigious contexts.