Kees van de Meent
Partner | Lawyer
Kees is a specialist in insolvency law and international asset recovery.
He’s a member on behalf of the Netherlands of FraudNet, the network of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) that represents parties prejudiced as a consequence of (international) commercial fraud. He is also a member of Insol International, Insol Europe and INSOLAD and the Netherlands Association for Comparative and International Insolvency (NVRII).
His many years of experience in insolvency law and his membership of FraudNet make him eminently suited to advise parties prejudiced as a consequence of (international) commercial fraud. In addition, he represents companies, managing directors, supervisory directors and (groups of) creditors in the area of (international) insolvency law.
Kees is appointed regularly by the court as receiver in large-scale and often complex bankruptcies. Kees regularly gives presentations and runs courses on combating commercial fraud, asset recovery and insolvency law, both in the Netherlands and abroad. He is co-author of the FraudNet Compendium on Asset Tracing and Recovery.
Kees is co-chair of the asset recovery chamber of the Institute for Financial Crime (IFFC).
He is also one of the authors of the Dutch chapter of the 'Chambers Global Practice Guide on Insolvency 2020’.
Before the formation of Florent, Kees was a partner at Höcker.
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Dutch Law, Leiden University. Tax Law, Leiden University. Grotius Academie, post-doctoral course in Insolvency Law (INSOLAD). Specialist course Financial Economy for Insolvency Lawyers (INSOLAD).
Legal500: TOP-TIER-Firm ‘Florent has an excellent fraud and white-collar crime department with a unique focus on white collar crime in combination with international asset tracing and recovery.‘ Key name is the 'highly knowledgeable' Kees van de Meent.’(2020) Restructuring and insolvency: 'Kees van der Meent is focused and results driven. Very nice to work with, also very realistic‘. (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, Rob van den Sigtenhorst is also a notable member of the team.’(2019); “Boutique firm Florent ‘has a very good reputation’ in asset recovery and civil fraud matters“ (2018); Fraud and white-collar crime: Florent's team has a strong track record in in asset recovery and civil fraud matters. Key names in the team include practice head Kees van de Meent and counsel Cathalijne van der Plas. (2019)
Chambers: ‘Kees Van de Meent receives praise for being "commercially minded" and is "held in high esteem" by sources. He assists a range of clients from the retail, technology and healthcare sectors with restructuring matters, frequently being appointed by the court as bankruptcy trustee’. (2020)
He advises on bankruptcy proceedings and is often a court-appointed trustee. He additionally advises clients in financial distress on contingency plans and restructuring processes. One client says: "He is very diplomatic and good at bringing parties together" (2019).
Who’s Who Legal: Kees van de Meent provides "agility while maintaining a very diligent approch" and "knows how to get clarity in complex cases while keeping focus on recovering the assets". (2020)
Kees van de Meent is recognised as a "very accessible lawyer" who is "strong in asset tracing", with “good insights into bankruptcy proceedings as well”, according to sources. (2019)