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Davids Advocaten
1019 DW

Netherlands > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 3

Jan Davids leads the restructuring and insolvency cohort at Davids Advocaten; Davids, alongside key practitioners Mark-Hendrik de Vries and Joris Boddaert, is described as being ‘excellent’. The team’s workload includes advising on multiple bankruptcies, a noteworthy example being its appointment as administrator in the bankruptcies of multiple companies in connection with the well-known NEXT fashion group. The group also advises on the array of restructurings.

Practice head(s):

Jan Davids

Other key lawyers:

Mark Hendrik de Vries; Joris Boddaert; Ruben Mets; Nils Reerink; Laurie van Leeuwen


‘Davids leads a wide-range of experienced and well-equipped lawyers in the field of insolvency law. The team is reliable and easily reachable. Their approach is pragmatic.’

‘Mark Hendrik de Vries, Jan Davids and Joris Boddaert are excellent.’

‘The practice of Davids Advocaten covers distressed situations well, and is able to act for debtors, creditors and companies in distress.’

‘Mark Hendrik de Vries is a smart lawyer who was involved in a litigation case concerning director’s liability. He is a capable, excellent and professional.’

‘This practice has extensive experience in debt restructuring for start-ups and scale-ups. This is experience that is hard to come by.’

‘Joris Boddaert and Ruben Mets are highly knowledgeable, proactive, and communicate well.’

‘The team I work with is not only very knowledgeable as regards legal issues and recent case law, but also highly pragmatic. They don’t beat around the bush.’

‘Nils Reerink and Laurie van Leeuwen are reliable to the core and are exceptionally proactive. ’

Key clients

Shipyard De Hoop

Miss Etam



van Roemburg




Online Seminar

IES Medical


Raven Fishing



Work highlights

  • Advised one of the board members of Trust Company Amsterdam BV who was a director of the bankrupt Exem Energy BV and who became involved in numerous liability proceedings in his capacity as a director with an exposure exceeding €100m.
  • Appointed administrator in the bankruptcies of four companies in connection with the NEXT fashion group.
  • Acted as administrator in the moratoriums and later as bankruptcy trustee in the bankruptcies of Raven Fishing BV, Raven Holding BV, Raven Participatie BV and X2 Im-En export BV.

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Insolvency law Jan Davids jan.davids@davidslaw.nl +31 (0)88 5004 301
Restructuring Joris Boddaert joris.boddaert@davidslaw.nl +31 (0)88 5004 308
Litigation Mark-Hendrik de Vries mark.devries@davidslaw.nl +31 (0)88 5004 304
Commercial contracts Nils Reerink nils.reerink@davidslaw.nl +31 (0)88 5004 305
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