Kees van de Meent

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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 2021’.

Before the formation of Florent, Kees was a partner at Höcker.

T  +31 (0)20 30 35 968
M +31 (0)6 433 66 312
F  +31 (0)20 30 35 999
[email protected]

specialist areas

Insolvency Law
Civil Fraud and Int. Asset Recovery
Financing and security

education

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).

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Chambers Europe
Legal 500
Who's Who Legal

Legal500: Fraud and white-collar crime: 'Kees van de Meent is a giant in asset recovery and bankruptcy-related fraud’. 'He has a unique practice combining fraud and insolvency knowledge and experience in complex multi-jurisdictional matters.' (2022) 'Florent has a unique practice focusing on civil fraud and a victims-based approach for international criminal matters. They know how to combine this with their exceptional experience and knowledge in bankruptcy cases.' (2021) Restructuring and insolvency: 'Kees van de Meent has an unique quality to be both extremely knowledgeable and pragmatic.' (2022) 'Pragmatic, involved, constructive lawyers that have a good feel for business needs.' (2021)

Chambers: 'Perfect combination of a holistic view and a hands-on approach.' (2022) 'Kees van de Meent regularly acts as trustee and administrator on complex insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings across industry sectors such as retail, hospitality, construction and fashion. He also assists other administrators with asset recoveries.' (2021)

Who’s Who Legal: 'He has special expertise with regard to insolvency as a tool in asset recovery matters' and 'he has a good view on strategy and is excellent'. (2021) 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)