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 2022’.
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: "Kees van de Meent is excellent in complex fraud cases. The team has an objective approach to the issues of the case and can bring efficient resolutions to the matter". "Kees Van de Meent is one of the market leaders in this area."(2023) "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)
Chambers: "Kees van de Meent is practical and straight to the point, so we are pretty confident with his advice." (2023) "Perfect combination of a holistic view and a hands-on approach." (2022)
Who’s Who Legal: "Kees is a very experienced lawyer” and “He has a hands-on approach and extensive knowledge and expertise in insolvency law”. (2023) Kees delivers a no nonsense, practical and knowledgeable approach', "He has deep expertise in insolvency matters". (2022) "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)