The Legal 500

De Legal 500 meldt in 2021 over het kantoor: 


With notable strength in insolvency and restructuring-related disputes, Windt Le Grand Leeuwenburgh is growing its market share and expanding; its new hires including counsel Abdel Tahtah  from De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek. The experienced partner team comprises the well-known Bart Gerretsen, 'extremely good lawyer' Irene Tax, and name partners Richard le Grand and Ruben Leeuwenburgh.


‘The Windt Le Grand Leeuwenburgh team excels in the combination of experience and cooperation, also with other law firms and disciplines.’

‘I have worked with Irene Tax and she is an extremely good lawyer with an eye for practical solutions and not afraid to litigate where necessary. Irene always keeps main issues separate from side issues and achieves creative and good solutions. A real pleasure to work with.’

‘Irene and her team are very responsive and creative. Their approach is structured, strategic and their court documents are very accessible and convincing. They are persistent and focused and pleasant to work with.’

‘Irene Tax, Marieke van Aalderen and Steven Palm all stand out for their clear and no-nonsense approach to disputes, and are a joy to work with.’

‘The people in this firm are realy interested in their clients wellbeing, separate from the case itself.’

‘I mainly work with Irene Tax and Marieke van Aalderen. Irene always ensures that I can sleep well. She actively informs about deadlines, actions to be taken and her considerations regarding her advice. Marieke is her associate and together they form a great team.’


Windt Le Grand Leeuwenburgh is active in general restructuring matters and its practitioners are often appointed as administrators. The group handles major restructuring cases for creditors and debtors, and is active in the areas of energy, retail, healthcare, transport, shipping and education. Marcel Windt, Ruben Leeuwenburgh and Richard le Grand are the practice heads.


‘As a restructuring/corporate finance consultancy firm we like to work with them because of their client and solution-oriented attitude’.

‘They have a good relation with a lot of business and juridical people’.

‘They’re pro-active with new developments’.

‘Marcel Windt and Ruben Leeuwenburgh are outstanding in insolvency and restructuring, they are always thinking about the next steps, very capable, flexible and easy to contact’.

‘Highly professional, in-depth knowledge, excellent communication and swift responses’.

‘Strong partnership attitude in any challenge’.

‘They walk the path along with you and hold your hand professionally’.

‘They really try with great effort to understand you and to stand by you’.


De Legal 500 meldt in 2020 over het kantoor:


The team at Windt Le Grand Leeuwenburgh has expertise in a wide variety of commercial litigation matters, including insolvency-related litigation, shareholder disputes and post-transaction disputes. The practice assists a roster of clients from sectors as diverse as utilities, hospitality, mining, and banking. The 'very tacticalBart Gerretsen heads a team that is acting for Dutch utilities company Eneco in its long-running dispute regarding company management with Greenchoice. Other key team members are Richard le GrandRuben Leeuwenburgh, who focuses on directors’ liability and shareholder disputes, and Irene Tax.


The 'seasoned practitioners' at Windt Le Grand Leeuwenburgh 'come up with solutions and ideas that not everyone could have imagined'. The team handles restructuring instructions from creditors and debtors alike, as well as assisting with distressed M&A. The practice's client list spans the energy, retail, healthcare, transport, shipping and education sectors. 'Well respectedMarcel Windt, who heads the practice along with Ruben Leeuwenburgh and Richard le Grand, acts as an administrator in multiple insolvency cases, including that of KPNQwest, which involved a D&O liability lawsuit.


Peter de Waal, who has a strong track record in individual and collective dismissal matters as well as restructuring and transfer of undertakings, heads the employment law team at Rotterdam-based Windt Le Grand Leeuwenburgh. Counsel Steven Palm, who focuses on restructuring, collective dismissals and remuneration matters co-leads the team. The firm also benefits from the arrival of senior associate Sandra van Steekelenburg from an in-house position.

De Legal 500 meldt in 2019 over de herstructureringspraktijk van het kantoor: “Windt Le Grand Leeuwenburgh is appreciated for its 'strategic approach and in-depth knowledge'. The team includes Richard le Grand, who is 'a pleasure to work with' and is a 'trusted advisor', along with Marcel Windt and Ruben Leeuwenburgh. The team takes on a range of R&I and corporate rescue cases and has a strong litigation arm.  

Chambers and Partners

Chambers 2020

Marcel Windt of Windt Le Grand Leeuwenburgh is the founding partner of the firm and a well-respected figure in the restructuring and insolvency market. One impressed market source notes that he is "very knowledgeable regarding distressed M&A and bankruptcy."

Chambers 2019

Marcel Windt of Windt Le Grand Leeuwenburgh is a well-regarded insolvency administrator and is often appointed by courts as bankruptcy trustee. One source says: "He is open to solutions, looks at details and comes to well-balanced decisions." Another interviewee adds: "He is a knowledgeable lawyer with a good network."

Deze erkenning is toegekend aan Marcel Windt


IFLR1000 (2019) over het kantoor

Windt Le Grand Leeuwenburgh is a boutique Dutch restructuring and insolvency firm. It regularly acts for Dutch clients across a variety of sectors, while it also often works a bankruptcy trustee. 

Recent highlights include advising a group of lenders within the Steinhoff structure in relation to Hemisphere International Property’s revolving credit facility, and assisting football club FC Twente on its restructuring plans. 

Recent Deal Data highlights

AMST acquisition of Simteq simulator and software business

Europe Islamic University bankruptcy

European Care Residences and Resorts restructuring

FC Twente €50 million restructuring

Pyroban Benelux bankruptcy

Ulstein bankruptcy 

Client feedback 

“Personal, high quality service and delivers with speed." – Banking 

"Fast, flexible and professional. Also very competent, pragmatic, and effectively contributes to solutions." – Restructuring and insolvency 

Marcel Windt 

"Professional and has high problem solving skills. He is able to convince other people in difficult situations and on complex questions." 

Deze erkenning is toegekend aan Marcel Windt Peter Goes

Benchmark Litigation

Benchmark Litigation (2019) over het kantoor:

Windt Le Grand Leeuwenburgh practices a wide range of dispute resolution practice areas and focuses on high profile commercial disputes. The firm consists of four partners and nine lawyers. The firm regularly advises clients on shareholders disputes and insolvency disputes.

Key industry sectors for the firm include construction and materials, financial services and industrial engineering.

During the research period the firm acted for Eneco, an electricity and gas company in a conflict with one of its shareholders, Greenchoice. Another case highlight saw the firm act for BB capital, a Dutch private equity firm in a bankruptcy dispute.

Deze erkenning is toegekend aan Richard le Grand Bart Gerretsen

Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers 2019

Bart Gerretsen of Windt Le Grand Leeuwenburgh recognized in The Best Lawyers in the Netherlands for work in:

  • Arbitration and Mediation (Lawyer of the year 2018-2019)
  • Litigation

Marcel Windt of Windt Le Grand Leeuwenburgh recognized in The Best Lawyers in the Netherlands for work in:

  • Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Deze erkenning is toegekend aan Marcel Windt Bart Gerretsen

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Deze erkenning is toegekend aan Timme Geerlof