Welcome Loek Kerstens

21 December 2020

Loek Kerstens will join Rutgers & Posch on 1 January 2021, in the role of partner in the firm’s restructuring and insolvency law practice. Loek is a highly experienced lawyer, having worked on numerous high-profile insolvencies and complex domestic and international restructurings. He advises companies in distress, directors, shareholders and creditors. Loek’s specific area of expertise is insolvency litigation, such as disputes about liability (including directors’ liability), claims for fraudulent conveyance (actio pauliana) and enforcement of security rights.

Besides being a frequently published author, Loek also holds a lecturing position at the Law Firm School. His professional memberships include Dutch insolvency law association INSOLAD, INSOL Europe and the Dutch Corporate Litigation Association. In 2020, The Legal 500 awarded him the title of Rising Star.

Inge de Laat, Managing Partner: ‘The restructuring and insolvency law practice is a perfect match for our existing practice groups, and will add to our ability to provide business owners, investors and financiers with a comprehensive range of legal services. In this day and age, every law firm needs a restructuring and insolvency practice. More and more companies are expected to find themselves struggling during the period ahead, particularly after the government’s financial support ends. When that happens, we want to be ready to help our clients. We are very pleased to welcome Loek to our firm. He brings valuable experience to our firm, coupled with ambitions that reflect our own ideas of legal service.’

Loek Kerstens, Partner: ´Moving to Rutgers & Posch will allow me to do what I love most: focusing on substance, together with a compact dedicated team. Whether the clients are companies in distress, executives who are concerned about liability or creditors that are running out of options to recover their claims, I want to help them – out of court if possible, but through litigation if necessary.’