Mr Stefan van Rossum > Van Doorne > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Finance & Restructuring: Finance, Insolvency & Restructuring


Stefan is a seasoned finance and restructuring lawyer and head of our restructuring and insolvency practice. His work ranges from corporate lending, property finance and restructurings.  His  experience and training as a finance lawyer provides him with a profound understanding of the financial drivers of restructurings and the ability to prepare and negotiate the relevant documentation himself. That skillset sets him apart from insolvency lawyers that are trained as insolvency practitioners. His practice ranges from structuring and drafting finance documents and negotiating and documenting financial restructurings.

Stefan’s pragmatic and solution driven approach has gained him a loyal client base ranging from the major Dutch banks, several leading international banks and some of the world’s largest distressed debt investors.

Stefan regularly publishes in the field of finance and restructuring and sits of the editorial board of HERO, an only legal journal focusing on restructuring and debt revovery.


He started with Van Doorne in 1993 and made partner in January 2002. Stefan worked in the Van Doorne London office from 2001 until July 2004, which he headed from 2002 until his return to Amsterdam in July 2004.


English and Dutch


Stefan is a member of the Dutch Association of Insolvency lawyers (INSOLAD), INSOL Europe and the Turnaround Management Association.


Stefan attended VU University Amsterdam and the Università degli Studi di Bologna. Stefan further completed the Finance and Securities postgraduate program of the Grotius Academy (cum laude) and the Insolvency law (INSOLAD) post graduate program.

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Restructuring and insolvency

Van Doorne’s restructuring and insolvency team is made up of debt restructuring specialists, litigation specialists and tax lawyers. It handles high-profile transactions, litigation, debt restructurings and cross-border insolvencies. Stefan van Rossum heads the practice and focuses on financial restructuring on the lender side, as well as leveraged financing and property financing.

Netherlands > Banking and finance: lender or arranger side

Real estate financing is the key order of business at Van Doorne, and the firm represents a range of both domestic and foreign lenders in such deals, including refinancing deals as well as new facilities. Angelique Thiele leads the team alongside Stefan van Rossum, with Thiele primarily handling the real estate financing work, while van Rossum’s expertise lies in the field of financial restructuring, with a client list that includes several distressed debt investors as well as banks. On the leveraged financing side, Roel Botter is a key figure within the team, while associate Babette Vos is highly recommended for Pfandbrief-compliant financings and other German law-related deals.