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.