Hanneke De Coninck

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Hanneke De Coninck

Managing Partner | Lawyer

Hanneke works in insolvency law and has gained extensive experience in the area of financing and security. She has been involved as a receiver or advisor in very high-profile insolvencies and complex restructurings. She also has experience with pre-packs (both as an advisor for the company and as an undisclosed administrator) and regularly represents clients in noteworthy proceedings. Hanneke regularly publishes on subjects related to insolvency and is the co-author of the SDU manual: SDU Commentaar Insolventierecht en Praktijkboek Insolventierecht. Hanneke is a member of INSOLAD, Insol, Insol Europe, Insol International, the Netherlands Association for Comparative and International Insolvency (NVRII), the Corporate Litigation Association and the Dutch Association for Procedural Law (NVvP). She has a seat in the Insolvency Law Committee of the Netherlands Bar Association and in the Review Committee of INSOLAD. She is also one of the authors of the Dutch chapter of the 'Chambers Global Practice Guide on Insolvency 2020’.

Before BLIX was founded in 2009 and Florent was formed in 2017, she worked for many years at Van Doorne.

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specialist areas

Insolvency Law
Financing and security
Dispute Resolution


Dutch Law, Maastricht University. Grotius Academie, post-doctoral course in Insolvency Law (INSOLAD). Specialist course Financial Economy for Insolvency Lawyers (INSOLAD).


Chambers Europe

Legal500: ‘Hanneke de Coninck provides personal and pragmatic expertise’. ‘Florent distinguishes itself with its personal contact, fast feedback and human touch’. (2021) Restructuring and Insolvency: Leading Individual: ‘Hanneke De Coninck, always has a pragmatic and effective approach, but with a very human touch. Very knowledgeable in the legal field‘. (2020) ‘Hanneke de Coninck has a good knowledge of the Dutch insolvency law and is an experienced trustee. Hanneke is a strategic thinker who is not afraid to litigate if necessary‘. (2020) 'Florent is a small law firm with an enormous footprint in the insolvency market, especially retail, which it serves with high-quality lawyers'. It is equally noted for having 'many experienced insolvency professionals to cope with large, high-pressure bankruptcies'. Both Hanneke de Coninck and Kees van de Meent 'are great to work with and have a good forward-looking approach.’ (2019)

Chambers: Hanneke De Coninck-Smolders is an experienced administrator and liquidator, often acting on bankruptcy proceedings in the retail, fashion and hospitality and leisure sectors. One client describes her as "pragmatic and solution-driven," while another appreciates that she is "always open for new alternatives and insights." (2021)
Clients praise Hanneke De Coninck-Smolders for being an "intelligent, knowledgeable, experienced and skilled lawyer," who "understands the individual needs and limitations" of clients. She frequently acts as a court-appointed trustee and offers experience in a wide range of sectors.’ (2020)