Kees van de Meent > Florent > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Insolvency and Restructuring, International Asset Tracing and Recovery


Kees van de Meent is partner of the firm and co-head of the Insolvency and Restructuring team. He is active in restructuring and insolvency, as well as international asset tracing and recovery and civil fraud litigation. He has been involved as bankruptcy trustee for more than 25 years in various high-profile and complex insolvencies. He also acts as counsel to companies facing financial difficulties. In addition he has experience with pre-packs, both as counsel to the company and as court-appointed administrator.


Before the formation of Florent, Kees was a partner at Höcker.


Dutch, English, Italian


Kees is member of INSOL International, INSOL Europe, INSOLAD (the Dutch Association of Insolvency Lawyers), NVRII/NACILL (the Netherlands Association for Comparative and International Insolvency Law), the IBA and the Turnaround Management Association. He is also the exclusive Dutch member of FraudNet, the global network operating under the ICC to provide fraud victims with a global service to respond to fraud. In addition he is chairman of the Asset Recovery Chamber of the Institute for Financial Crime (IFFC), the Netherlands national institute for innovation of investigation, co-operation and education in the field of combatting financial crime.


Dutch Law, Leiden University. Tax Law, Leiden University. Grotius Academie, post-doctoral course in Insolvency Law (INSOLAD). Specialist course Financial Economy for Insolvency Lawyers (INSOLAD)



Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Fraud and white-collar crime

Headed by Kees van de Meent with his extensive expertise in multijurisdictional bankruptcy and insolvency matters, the team at Florent focuses on civil fraud matters and is home to ‘leading asset recovery specialists’. The firm also has an in-house forensic accountant, which adds to the team’s capabilities in handling complex and high-value fraud investigations. Having worked on many of the firm’s high-stakes cases, Jurgen Van Den Heuvel is recommended for international asset tracing and recovery as well as civil fraud litigation matters.

Netherlands > Restructuring and insolvency

Florent‘s restructuring and insolvency cohort is well equipped to handle complex bankruptcy proceedings for its array of well-known clients, for which the team often acts in cross-border matters. The practice is co-led by Hanneke De Coninck and Kees van de Meent; both are described as being ‘extremely skilled, straight to the point and pleasant to work with’ and both are also court-appointed insolvency trustees. Senior associate Joris Opstroom and disputes specialist associate Merijn Moeliker are noteworthy team members.