Partners Gerhard Gispen and Christiaan Zijderveld and their team recently moved to Houthoff Buruma from Simmons & Simmons. Their appointment strengthens Houthoff Buruma’s leading position in the field of insolvency and restructuring.
First tier firm
The Insolvency & Restructuring practice of Houthoff Buruma has been ranked as First Tier firm in the 2016 editions of Chambers Europe, Legal 500, and IFLR1000.
Gerhard Gispen has extensive experience with cross-border insolvency cases. He advises creditors (banks, funds and credit insurers) and (national and foreign) bankruptcy trustees on restructurings, relaunches and liquidations. He frequently represents clients in disputes arising from crisis situations. In the recent past, Gispen was mainly active in the international financial sector and in the energy sector. Gispen is a member of the Insolvency Law advisory committee of the Netherlands Bar Association. He publishes and teaches regularly and is a well known speaker.
Christiaan Zijderveld advises clients in insolvency matters in the broadest sense. In that context he does not only advise clients in distressed situations (including assisting in pre-packs), but he also assist creditors (e.g. banks and hedge funds) that are confronted with insolvency situations. In recent years, Zijderveld has dealt with many matters related to the real estate sector, retail sector as well as the oil & gas industry. Zijderveld lectures and publishes regularly.
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