Hidde Reitsma

Corporate & insolvency law Lawyer

Hidde Reitsma

About Hidde

Hidde has been a lawyer since 2002. In addition, he has almost twenty years of experience as an insolvency practitioner. Hidde gained broad experience in civil law practice at a medium-sized firm in Amsterdam and specialised in insolvency law, corporate law and inheritance law (as the administrator of estates). In 2011 he founded AMS Advocaten together with three partners.

Corporate law

Hidde conducts legal proceedings and provides advice on corporate law mainly in cases concerning directors' and officers' liability, shareholder disputes and post-closing disputes. He also regularly conducts legal proceedings at the Enterprise Division of the Court of Appeal in Amsterdam.

Furthermore, he is regularly appointed as the liquidator of dissolved companies (after the reopening by the court of the dissolution of a company and sometimes upon the request from the Public Prosecution Service).

Insolvency law

The court has been appointing Hidde for almost twenty years as the insolvency practitioner or administrator of medium-sized and large enterprises. Due to this work experience as an insolvency practitioner, Hidde can provide excellent practical and strategic advice regarding relaunches, or during (imminent) disputes with insolvency practitioners or creditors in cases concerning directors' and officers' liability and prejudicing (fraudulent preference).

Court Approval of a Private Composition (Prevention of Insolvency) Act

Related to the entering into effect of the Court Approval of a Private Composition (Prevention of Insolvency) Act Hidde has attended the specialist course “Restructuring Expert”. The Court Approval of a Private Composition (Prevention of Insolvency) Act offers the option to enterprises to offer a composition to their creditors and shareholders, which can be declared binding by the court.

Hidde was involved in the advice by AMS to the German shareholders' association SdK concerning the settlement under the Court Approval of a Private Composition (Prevention of Insolvency) Act offered by Steinhoff International Holdings N.V., which has been one of the largest proceedings under the Court Approval of a Private Composition (Prevention of Insolvency) Act since its implementation.

Inheritance law

The courts have also been appointing Hidde for years as the administrator of estates. In that position, Hidde has settled a multitude of complex and various cases, many of which involved complex debts, complex assets to be converted into cash, or complex family relationships and often a combination of these aspects.

From this role, Hidde is available to be nominated for appointment as administrator after prior consultation. Furthermore, he regularly acts for executors, creditors or beneficiaries of estates.

Specialist courses

Hidde completed two specialist courses at the Grotius Academy: “Enterprise and liability” and subsequently (cum laude) the INSOLAD (the Dutch Association of Insolvency Practitioners)/Grotius Insolvency Law specialist course. This is the most comprehensive and complete post-graduate study programme in the field of insolvency law. In 2022 Hidde also completed the Inheritance Law course of the AVDR (Dutch Legal Practice Academy).

Register of legal practice areas

Hidde has registered the following principal legal practice areas in the register of legal practice areas of the Dutch Bar Association: inheritance law, insolvency law and corporate law. On the basis of this registration, he is obliged to obtain ten training points in each registered principal legal practice area per calendar year, in accordance with the standards of the Dutch Bar Association.

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Blogs by Hidde

Corporate law in The Netherlands

Expulsion of a 50% shareholder in summary proceedings

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NCC allows monetary claim in summary proceedings

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Essilux claim rejected: GrandVision is not required to provide access to accounts

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