Sander Schouten

Insolvency- and corporate law Lawyer

Sander Schouten

About Sander

After studying Dutch Law at Utrecht University, Sander started practising law in Amsterdam in 2001. After gaining experience at two medium-sized law firms, Sander and three partners set up AMS Advocaten N.V. in Amsterdam in 2011.


Sander both advises and litigates in the areas of Dutch corporate law, Dutch insolvency law, and Dutch employment law. Sander has considerable experience in restructuring programmes, reorganisations, and civil proceedings. He also has extensive experience in drawing up contracts.

Sander was involved as a lawyer in the bankruptcy of the Gay Krant, which was widely reported in the Dutch media, in which he acted on behalf of Henk Krol. Sander also successfully acted for the globally sold watch brand TW Steel in proceedings against a receiver of a failed distributor.

Sander also regularly publishes his views on current legal issues in the media, including in the largest newspaper in the Netherlands, De Telegraaf.

Trustee in bankruptcy in the Netherlands

In addition, Sander is regularly appointed by the court as a Dutch trustee in bankruptcies and an administrator in moratoriums. In these positions, he has gained extensive experience in insolvency law. This makes Sander the lawyer of choice for assisting clients in (imminent) disputes with trustees or for advising on restarts.

Grotius specialisation programme in insolvency law

Sander has completed the postgraduate specialist programme in Insolvency Law at the Grotius Academy. This is the most comprehensive and complete postgraduate programme in insolvency law in the Netherlands.

Sander is also a member of INSOLAD, the Dutch Association for Insolvency Lawyers, and its international branch INSOL.

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

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Blogs by Sander

Insolvency law in The Netherlands

Is it possible to be declared insolvent if payment obligations in bitcoins are not fulfilled?

A company had been ordered in default to pay out ‘mining revenues’ totalling 0.591 ...

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Corporate law in The Netherlands

What about evading directors’ and officers’ liability on grounds for exculpation in the Netherlands?

In the Netherlands, the directors of a legal entity who do not perform their management ...

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Dutch employment law

Does an employment contract exist between a director and a private limited company in formation?

A German GmbH (a company incorporated under German law) planned to incorporate ...

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