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

Florent
NOMA HOUSE
GUSTAV MAHLERLAAN 1236
1081 LA AMSTERDAM
Netherlands

Work Department

Insolvency and Restructuring, International Asset Tracing and Recovery

Position

Kees van de Meent is co-managing 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.

Career

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

Languages

Dutch, English, Italian

Memberships

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.

Education

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

Florent is focused on representing the victims of civil fraud, with matters including fraud litigation, cross-border asset recovery, bankruptcy proceedings, and fraud investigations. The team is involved in many international cases, as part of the ICC’s FraudNet network, securing referrals from a number of foreign firms and clients. The practice’s capability in fraud investigations is bolstered by its employment of a forensic accountant, allowing it to take a leading role in high-profile cases. The practice is led by the ‘highly knowledgeable’ Kees van de Meent .

Netherlands > Restructuring and insolvency

Florent has an ‘in-depth‘ knowledge of insolvency matters and regularly acts as appointed trustees and administrators for suspension of payment and bankruptcy proceedings. Notable highlights include acting for V&D and La Place as bankruptcy trustees, with both practice heads Hanneke De Coninck-Smolders  and Kees van de Meent  leading the matter. Other key clients include Leapp, Doniger, Amsterdam Hospitality Group. Clients praise managing partner Coninck’s ‘strategic‘ thinking and strong experience as a trustee.