Kees van de Meent
Managing Partner | Attorney at law
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 2018’.
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).
Chambers: “he's very business-minded, looking for the best solution for all shareholders and stakeholders," "He can explain very difficult legal issues and clarify it in a very easy way so that non-lawyers can understand" (2018); “he is a very positive, sharp, business-minded person. He takes a holistic approach to our company and what mattered to us as a business.” (2017).
Legal 500: Fraud and white-collar crime: “Boutique firm Florent ‘has a very good reputation’ in asset recovery and civil fraud matters“ (2018); “A valuable player in the field of asset recovery’ and is also recognised for its civil fraud practice. The ‘professional and approachable’ Kees van de Meent is recommended along with Cathalijne van der Plas, who is ‘dedicated and focused’ (2017).” Restructuring and insolvency: “Hanneke de Coninck-Smolders and Kees van de Meent are ‘intelligent, well-balanced’ co-heads who work well ‘under enormous pressure’; they are the bankruptcy trustees of V&D, La Place and Polare Group”.