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Robert van Galen specialises in insolvency law, in particular international insolvency law and international restructurings. He is admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands.
He has been involved in most recent international restructurings and bankruptcies in the Netherlands, such as Kroymans, Schoeller Arca Systems, Amtel-Vredestein, Fokker, Global Telesystems Europe, UPC, KPNQwest, Yukos and Lehman. He is an active and creative litigator, involved in many proceedings in all courts of the Netherlands, including the Supreme Court. Robert is president of the Dutch association of insolvency lawyers, Insolad. He is president of INSOL Europe. Robert is one of the editors of one of the leading Dutch legal magazines (Ondernemingsrecht) and the president of Amsterdam’s oldest lawyers society (the Praktizijnssociëteit). Robert is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.
Robert graduated from Amsterdam University in 1984. He joined NautaDutilh in 1985 and became partner in 1994. Robert is chairman of the Restructuring & Insolvency Team.
Insolvency Law Practice:
NautaDutilh has leading teams in the fields of Banking & Finance, Insolvency and Litigation. A combination that has made NautaDutilh unique as an adviser in restructuring and insolvency situations.
NautaDutilh assists large national and international financial institutions and their executive management, board directors, official receivers, private equity companies, as well as investment institutions and various other private and public institutions.
International cases and a specialised network
With home bases in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, we are in a more favourable position than most to do international business. We supervise proceedings for all forms of regulation and all competent judicial bodies. We have done so for decades, working with a select network of the best specialists in independent law firms throughout the world.
Our team of 27 Benelux insolvency specialists is led by Robert van Galen. He is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, president of INSOL Europe, chairman of INSOLAD (the Dutch Association of Insolvency Practitioners) and a highly experienced litigator who also represents clients in the Dutch Supreme Court. His team is highly regarded in the profession for the pioneering court cases resulting from the bankruptcy of Yukos and the Dutch branch of Lehman Brothers, and the restructuring of Kroymans and Endemol.
“This firm delivers top-of-the-bill insolvency advice and drafting work.” “This is a leading firm in financial restructurings; an important force.”
NautaDutilh’s restructuring and insolvency group is led by Robert van Galen, whose “technical ability and strategic foresight are simply remarkable: above all, he has the ability to see the winning argument amongst many competing positions”
Legal 500 2013
“They are at the top of the market,” says a competitor. Van Galen is highly praised by peers as “really sharp”, “a litigator by nature” with “great knowledge in bankruptcy law”. A client says van Galen is “unrivalled”.
Meeting the legal challenges of our clients and contributing to the success of their business is our primary purpose. We do this by not only providing top legal advice and excellent services, but by focussing on their specific needs, communicating openly and being approachable.
For our clients, we continuously keep our knowledge of their markets and sectors up-to-date. We are therefore able to oversee new developments and their legal impact rapidly. Our multidisciplinary teams combine sector knowledge with the highest level of legal expertise. Because our portfolio of services is unsurpassed in its breadth and depth, we offer business solutions to every legal challenge. We value the partnerships we have with our clients, some of which have existed for more than 100 years.
We are one of the largest, independent and international law firms in Europe and firmly rooted in the jurisdictions of Belgium, Luxembourg and The Netherlands. Thanks to our close and long-standing relationships with other leading law firms around the globe, we always have the most qualified lawyers at hand.