Insolventie en herstructurering
Windt Le Grand Leeuwenburgh staat op dagelijkse basis (stakeholders van) ondernemingen in zwaar weer bij. Onze advocaten hebben ruime ervaring en expertise op het gebied van (internationaal) faillissementsrecht en ondernemingsrecht. Wij staan zowel de ondernemingen in moeilijkheden zelf bij, als de diverse betrokken stakeholders zoals bestuurders/toezichthouders, leveranciers, banken en verzekeraars. Daarnaast worden we ingeschakeld door curatoren/bewindvoerders. Onze advocaten worden tevens regelmatig door rechtbanken aangesteld tot curator in faillissementen en als bewindvoerder in surseance van betaling. Daarnaast hebben wij ruime ervaring met (de begeleiding van) zogenaamde prepacks.
Acting for the management participation vehicle in the EUR 1.6 billion refinancing of IHC Merwede Holding, one of the largest Dutch shipbuilders, including a EUR 120 million fresh capital injection provided by a consortium of (mainly) banks, Rabo Capital, holders of share certificates and a financial investor.
Assisting Roto Smeets Group, part of a group with a EUR 1 billion turnover and one of the largest Dutch print businesses, in its restructuring and subsequent bankruptcy liquidation.
Assisting the municipality of Enschede in helping Dutch premier league football club FC Twente with its successful bid to survive a period of prolonged financial distress.
Appointed to effect the administration (and ultimate closure) of the Europe Islamic University of Applied Sciences, a politically sensitive case conducted in full public view.
Finalising the liquidation of the last Dutch Enron entities following arguably the highest profile collapse in recent history in a mandate in which we are involved since 2004.
Appointed administrator over Eye Media, a group of television production companies making programmes for some of the main broadcasting channels, including the popular RTL4.
Acted for Rabobank on the collection of a receivable, pledged in its favour. In court proceedings in respect of the collection of the receivable, an objection to jurisdiction of the District Court of Amsterdam was filed on the basis that a pledgee should not be allowed to rely on a choice of forum in the underlying agreement between the pledgor and its counterparty. On behalf of Rabobank, we successfully opposed the objection both in the first instance and on appeal.
Acted for BB Capital, a Dutch private equity firm, in its dispute with a trustee over the bankruptcy of De Combi Group. Proceedings before the Rotterdam court after submission of several procedural injunctions.
Acted as legal counsel for a Japanese listed company (net sales of approx. €1.9 billion) in order to avoid the requested reopening of the liquidation process of one of its Dutch subsidiaries.
Acted as legal counsel for the municipality of Enschede in its capacity as creditor of the professional football club FC Twente, who initiated a restructuring plan to restore the long-term viability of the club.