David Heems

David Heems

Advocaat | Partner


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+31 6 5184 5314

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David specialises in commercial, financial and insolvency litigation, including proceedings in relation to directors' and officers' liability. He is regularly involved in cross-border restructurings, such as the litigation concerning OSX, Oi and Royal IHC.

David is the co-chair of the Reorganisation and Workouts Committee of the International Bar Association. He is the co-author of a leading commentary on articles concerning the actio pauliana. He recently lectured at the Amsterdam Court of Appeal and has been a lecturer on insolvency law at the University of Amsterdam for over ten years. David is also a lecturer at the Law Firm School.
  • David Heems is recommended for insolvency-related litigation
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation (2020 Edition)
  • Rising Star
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation (2020 Edition)

Qualifications & Experience

  • LL.M. Dutch Law (cum laude) (Radboud University Nijmegen)
  • Representing Kroonenberg, one of the largest real estate investors in the Netherlands, in a high-profile dispute against the bankruptcy trustees of Memid and Midreth, a large construction company in the Netherlands.
  • Representing members of the supervisory board of Imtech N.V. in various proceedings.
  • Representing CBRE Global Investors in proceedings in relation to the bankruptcy of Hudson's Bay Netherlands.
  • Representing investment firm Indofin, in relation to the IHC Group's restructuring in 2020.


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