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ATRIUM, PARNASSUSWEG 737, 1077 DG AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
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Marc van Zanten

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Work +31 20 3016 311
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Web:
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CMS

Work Department

Banking & Finance

Position

Partner

Career

Marc van Zanten is partner in the CMS Banking & Finance Practice Group, specialising in insolvency, civil procedural law, litigation and D&O liability. Marc has wide experience as a (intended) bankruptcy trustee in insolvency proceedings and pre-packs and as an administrator in the suspension of payments. He has been appointed bankruptcy trustee of the international fashion retailer and producer McGregor/Gaastra. Recently he has been appointed bankruptcy trustee of the hospital Slotervaartziekenhuis in Amsterdam.

Languages

German, French, English, Dutch

Member

  • Editor of Kluwer MKB Advieswijzer
  • Editor of Kluwer Groene Serie Faillissementswet
  • Commercial Law association
  • Dutch Association for Procedural Law
  • INSOLAD (Dutch Association of Insolvency Practitioners)

Education

  • Financial Economy for Insolvency lawyers, INSOLAD/EUR
  • Insolvency Law , Grotius Academy for Post-Graduate Law Studies
  • Post-graduate Certificate , Paris II University, France
  • Dutch Law, University of Amsterdam


Netherlands

Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

The CMS group assists national and international clients on corporate recoveries and insolvencies with a focus on turnarounds. The team is acting as silent administrator, court-appointed administrator, and trustee in the bankruptcy of Portugal Telecom International Finance, a high profile, cross-border insolvency proceeding valued at €4bn. Jan Willem Bouman and Marcel Groenewegen are two of the senior partners and Marc van Zanten, who frequently acts as a court-appointed administrator, 'beams self-confidence and class'. van Zanten often works with the 'pleasant and knowledgeable' associate Wilmy Westerhof.

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  • Access to justice: protective costs orders in planning challenges

    Third parties and competing developers have no rights of appeal to the Secretary of State against planning decisions. Disappointed applicants can appeal to the Secretary of State and can have the merits of the application reconsidered. The only remedy available to a disappointed third party is a challenge by way of judicial review in the High Court on a point of law. The sense of frustration and disempowerment this creates has not been helped by the increasing complexity of the planning process and the use of consultation to legitimise decisions that many perceive may already have been taken.
    - CMS Group

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  • Leasing of commercial premises in the Netherlands

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