Category: Insolvency law in The Netherlands

Requesting the appointment of an trustee of an estate in the Netherlands

Requesting the appointment of an trustee of an estate in the Netherlands

AMS often blogs about the settlement of estates. The Dutch settlement procedure is a multifaceted procedure which in principle should be followed by acceptance with the benefit of inventory of an estate by one or more heirs. However, sometimes it is also possible to apply to the Court for the appointment of a trustee. Dutch insolvency lawyer, Hidde Reitsma, who is regularly appointed by the Courts as trustee, explains.



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International insolvency law: does a Dutch court have jurisdiction?

International insolvency law: does a Dutch court have jurisdiction?

A trustee wants to initiate a claim in insolvency proceedings against an Indian company. But is the Dutch court competent to hear this dispute? And what if the dispute does not involve the bankruptcy itself, but a (derived) Paulian action against fraudulent acts in respect of creditors? Who is competent then? These questions were addressed in a recent case involving international insolvency law. Dutch lawyer for insolvency law Hidde Reitsma discusses the ruling.



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Misuse of authority in company’s own bankruptcy application?

Misuse of authority in company’s own bankruptcy application?

In a recent case before the Court of Appeal of Amsterdam, a dismissal of a company’s own application for bankruptcy was upheld in appeal. The Court of Appeal found that the authority of a company to apply for its own bankruptcy had been misused. When is there misuse? Dutch insolvency lawyer Heleen Ceelen explains.



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Bankruptcy possible after expedited dissolution of Ltd

Dutch insolvency lawyer

In a recent ruling the Court of Appeal of The Hague upheld the bankruptcy of a private limited company that had been declared in spite of the fact that the company had ceased to exist (with a so-called expedited dissolution) after the application for bankruptcy was filed, but before the application had been heard. Lawyer Heleen Ceelen discusses the possibilities of the bankruptcy of a company after liquidation.



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Creditor of bankrupt Imtech in The Netherlands? This is what you can do

Creditor of bankrupt Imtech in The Netherlands? This is what you can do

After the banks announced they would not be providing any new finance, Imtech filed for suspension of payments. This means that most creditors temporarily could not lay claim to Imtech property. Last Thursday, Imtech was declared bankrupt, which meant the suspension of payments was changed into a bankruptcy. Many suppliers are at risk of losing money. Dutch bankruptcy law specialist Sander Schouten discusses the options which exist to safeguard the rights of creditors as far as possible.



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Ophthalmologists unemployed after relaunch hospital

Ophthalmologists unemployed after relaunch hospital

When a bankrupt company is relaunched there are many issues. Is the entire company taken over or does the buyer only take over certain (healthy) components? What happens with current contracts? And are the aggrieved parties entitled to damage compensation? These issues were addressed in recent proceedings about the aftermath of the bankruptcy of a hospital. Insolvency lawyer Marco Guit explains.



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Dutch law firm AMS advises Eroglu on Mexx restart

Dutch law firm AMS advises Eroglu on Mexx restart

Yesterday was announced that the fashion brand Mexx, which went bankrupt in December of last year, has been taken over by Turkish retailer Eroglu. AMS Lawyers advises Eroglu, which owns 700 stores in 38 countries, during the restart.



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Directors’ and officers’ liability in bankruptcy due to breach of accounting obligation

Directors’ and officers’ liability in bankruptcy due to breach of accounting obligation

When a private company goes bankrupt, the directors and officers can be held liable for all debts of the bankruptcy. This applies in cases of improper management. The trustee shall always investigate this and if necessary



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