Frauke van der Beek

Frauke van der Beek

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Frauke specialises in insolvency law and restructuring. Her work involves the settlement of complex bankruptcies, including that of DSB Bank and Lehman Brothers Treasury. She is regularly engaged as a restructuring adviser by international and Dutch companies. Frauke also works in the civil law practice. She regularly represents financial institutions (including banks) and bankruptcy trustees. In this capacity, she assisted the bankruptcy trustees of Lehman Brothers Treasury in the offering of a composition plan to creditors and represented the now-defunct company in proceedings against two bondholders. Frauke regularly lectures and publishes on subjects related to insolvency law. She is a member of the Insolvency Law Advisory Committee of the Netherlands Bar Association, the Dutch Association of Insolvency Lawyers (INSOLAD) and INSOL Europe. 

Qualifications & Experience

  • Grotius Academy specialist course on Insolvency Law (cum laude)
  • LL.M. International Property and Technology Law (University of San Francisco)
  • Japan Prizewinners Programme (Leiden University and Tokyo)
  • Master’s Degree in Business and Law (dual programme, with merit) (Radboud University Nijmegen)
  • V&D was a landmark brand of high street located department stores (63 stores) in the Netherlands and was founded in 1887. Houthoff advised the company in a wide array of matters, including the restructuring of its debt, and representing the company in several high profile litigation matters related to real estate and labour law.
  • Acting as a court-appointed liquidator of Rolsa N.V. A fund holding investments in US life settlements. The fund is financed through notes issuance and risks are hedged through derivative contracts. The bankruptcy trustee manages the fund in coordination with the key creditor.