Last Updated May 02, 2019

Law and Practice

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Florent (Amsterdam - HQ) was launched in 2017 by partners from BLIX and Höcker Advocaten, and now consists of about 35 lawyers. It has a strong focus on corporate/M&A, commercial and corporate litigation, banking and finance, and insolvency and restructuring. The firm employs real estate, employment and intellectual property experts in support of its focus areas, so is able to assist clients throughout a company’s life cycle, from start-up to investment round, from acquisition to litigation, and from financial distress to exit. The Insolvency team is appointed by the courts as bankruptcy trustees or administrators in the largest bankruptcies in the Netherlands. It also advises companies in distress, lenders, borrowers and financial institutions, as well as other creditors and counterparties, on all aspects of debt recovery, restructuring and insolvency. In addition to the team’s strong roots in domestic practice, the firm has excellent capabilities for and experience in dealing with cross-border/international and complex cases (including INSOL Fellows). Florent is the only major firm in the Netherlands with a substantial asset recovery practice, so can assist with cross-border asset recovery, fraud litigation (prosecuting civil claims for fraud) and financial fraud investigations.

Since statutory proceedings to reach and effectuate a financial restructuring/reorganisation plan or agreement outside of insolvency proceedings do not yet exist in the Netherlands, the company usually has a facilitating/leading role in discussions with its lenders, creditors and other stakeholders. It appears that the developed practice of courts to appoint a silent bankruptcy trustee (beoogd curator) has diminished in anticipation of the possible introduction of the Continuity of Companies Act I. Under the proposed ACPRP (see 6.1 The Statutory Process for Reaching and Effectuating a Financial Restructuring/Reorganisation), a debtor can request the court to grant a moratorium against individual enforcement actions by creditors, including filings for involuntary (liquidation) bankruptcy.

Florent

NoMA House
Gustav Mahlerlaan 1236
1081 LA AMSTERDAM

+31 (0)20 303 59 00

+31 (0)20 303 59 99

info@florent.nl www.florent.nl
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Florent (Amsterdam - HQ) was launched in 2017 by partners from BLIX and Höcker Advocaten, and now consists of about 35 lawyers. It has a strong focus on corporate/M&A, commercial and corporate litigation, banking and finance, and insolvency and restructuring. The firm employs real estate, employment and intellectual property experts in support of its focus areas, so is able to assist clients throughout a company’s life cycle, from start-up to investment round, from acquisition to litigation, and from financial distress to exit. The Insolvency team is appointed by the courts as bankruptcy trustees or administrators in the largest bankruptcies in the Netherlands. It also advises companies in distress, lenders, borrowers and financial institutions, as well as other creditors and counterparties, on all aspects of debt recovery, restructuring and insolvency. In addition to the team’s strong roots in domestic practice, the firm has excellent capabilities for and experience in dealing with cross-border/international and complex cases (including INSOL Fellows). Florent is the only major firm in the Netherlands with a substantial asset recovery practice, so can assist with cross-border asset recovery, fraud litigation (prosecuting civil claims for fraud) and financial fraud investigations.

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