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Davids Advocaten BV
1019 DW

Netherlands > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 4

Boutique restructuring and insolvency firm Davids Advocaten BV represents Dutch companies, directors, creditors, shareholders, bondholders and investors in a variety of insolvency and conflict situations. The practice is led by Jan Davids, who focuses on restructurings and court-appointments as bankruptcy trustee, while Mark-Hendrik de Vries has experience in restructuring and insolvency litigation, with notable expertise representing directors and companies in financial difficulties against liability claims instigated by court-appointed Bankruptcy Trustees and creditors.

Practice head(s):

Jan Davids

Other key lawyers:

Mark-Hendrik de Vries; Joris Boddaert; Nils Reerink


‘The team of Davids Advocaten is pragmatic and effective.’

‘We have worked with Jan Davids, Mark-Hendrik de Vries and Joris Boddaert. All of them are good lawyers.’

‘Strong expertise on insolvency law and hands on.’

‘Davids Advocaten is one of the few small firms in Amsterdam with an excellent insolvency practice. All members of the firm have longstanding experience and are capable advisors.’

‘Mark-Hendrik de Vries is down to earth and great to work with. Knowledgeable and in control of his cases.’

‘The team distinguishes itself through the combination of a competent legal and practical approach in a cross-border transaction. In addition, the team gets to the point quickly, which leads to clear and swift advice for the client. The communication is of high quality.’

‘Jan Davids distinguishes himself by a thorough and quick analysis of the case, clear communication skills and a hands-on approach in an international environment. His advice is practical and to the point. A perfect match between a ‘get the deal done’ mentality and safeguarding clients’ interests.’

‘Davids Advocaten stands out because the firm focuses exclusively on restructuring, insolvency and litigation. All the firm’s lawyers are highly specialised in these areas, which adds value to clients with financial distress cases.’

Key clients

Stichting Atalmedial

Shipyard De Hoop

Miss Etam


Asianos (Asian Offshore Services)

van Roemburg

Willemse France SRAL


Emotional Brain

IP 2




Naess Ship Management

Taxi Electric

Stichting Kanjerwens



Work highlights

  • Appointed administrator in the bankruptcy of the G3-group winding up.
  • Advising professional football organisation AFC Ajax NV on various insolvency disputes, on securitizations regarding financial transactions and commercial contracts, and represented Ajax in litigation.
  • Successfully realised a special out-of-court restructuring on the basis of the new WHOA (as per January 2021) by means of a debt for equity swap.

Davids Advocaten is a passionately committed niche law firm specialised in restructuring, insolvency and corporate litigation. We offer support as a strategic legal partner. Decisive, results-oriented and sharply focused on your interests.

For more than fifteen years we have been representing companies, directors, creditors, shareholders, bondholders and investors in a variety of insolvency and conflict situations. Over the years, we have successfully completed hundreds of cases, with our specialist knowledge playing a decisive role time and time again. In addition our lawyers regularly act as trustees and administrators for bankruptcies and suspensions of payments, and as advisors in WHOA processes.

Davids Advocaten collaborates with a number of local and foreign law firms. Our extensive network means we can also serve our clients optimally in cross-border cases or cases outside our specialisations.

Insolvency law Jan Davidsjan.davids@davidslaw.nl+31 (0)88 5004 301
Restructuring Joris Boddaertjoris.boddaert@davidslaw.nl+31 (0)88 5004 308
Litigation Mark-Hendrik de Vriesmark.devries@davidslaw.nl+31 (0)88 5004 304
Commercial contracts Nils Reerinknils.reerink@davidslaw.nl+31 (0)88 5004 305
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