Frédéric Verhoeven

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Frédéric is gespecialiseerd in grensoverschrijdend insolventierecht en restructuring. Frédéric adviseert cliënten betrokken in uiteenlopende insolventiesituaties (ondernemingen, schuldeisers, beleggingsinstellingen en bestuurders). Daarnaast wordt hij regelmatig door de rechtbank benoemd als curator en bewindvoerder. Frédéric is de afgelopen jaren als advocaat of curator betrokken geweest bij internationale herstructureringen en faillissementen in Nederland, zoals Lehman Brothers, Oi, OSX / OGX, SwissAir, Van der Hoop bankiers, Joh. Enschedé en DSB Bank. Frédéric is de voorzitter van Houthoff's praktijkgroep Restructuring & Insolvency.

  • “An interviewee notes: ‘He is creative, solution- and client-orientated,’ also highlighting his ‘strong analytical and communication skills.’”
    Chambers Europe, Restructuring/Insolvency (2019 Edition)
  • Frédéric Verhoeven is ranked in Tier 1.
    Chambers Europe, Restructuring/Insolvency (2019 Edition)
  • Frédéric Verhoeven is ranked in Tier 1.
    Chambers Europe, Restructuring/Insolvency: Administration (2019 Edition)
  • “A client enthuses that Frédéric Verhoeven is ‘the best for insolvency administration in the Netherlands,’ and adds: ‘He knows Dutch law inside out.’”
    Chambers Europe, Restructuring/Insolvency (2019 Edition)
  • “Frédéric Verhoeven ‘remains his calm and composed self under all circumstances making sure you get what you need.’”
    Legal 500, Restructuring and Insolvency (2019 Edition)
  • Leading Individual
    Legal 500, Restructuring and Insolvency (2019 Edition)
  • Frédéric Verhoeven is ranked in Tier 1.
    Chambers Europe, Restructuring/Insolvency (2018 Edition)
  • "His clients include banks, investors, distressed companies and directors, and he is described as 'excellent, professional, client-driven and an expert in the field who is internationally recognised'."
    Chambers Europe, Restructuring/Insolvency (2018 Edition)
  • Leading individual
    Legal 500, Restructuring and Insolvency (2018 Edition)
  • "Sources describe him as 'a standout performer - high profile, a very good practitioner who is technically strong and can also bring solutions to problems. He is also a very nice guy'."
    Chambers Europe, Restructuring/Insolvency (2017 Edition)
  • Frédéric Verhoeven is ranked in Tier 1.
    Chambers Europe, Restructuring/Insolvency (2017 Edition)
  • "Houthoff Buruma’s ‘super-smart’ department head Frédéric Verhoeven advised Aurelius Capital Management on Oi’s high-profile debt restructuring."
    Legal 500, Restructuring and Insolvency (2017 Edition)
  • Leading individual
    Legal 500, Restructuring and Insolvency (2017 Edition)
  • Recommended as a 'Leading Lawyer in practice area Restructuring and insolvency'.
    IFLR1000 (2017 Edition)
  • "The 'confident and capable' Frédéric Verhoeven handles a range of complex financial restructurings and is particularly experienced in cross-border mandates. Clients appreciate his 'broad understanding of the issues and efficient way of dealing with the Dutch restructuring system'."
    Chambers Global & Europe, Restructuring/Insolvency (2016 Edition)
  • "The ‘very responsive, pragmatic, efficient’ practice at Houthoff Buruma is headed by Frédéric Verhoeven."
    Legal 500, Restructuring and Insolvency (2016 Edition)

Frédéric doceert en publiceert op het gebied van het insolventierecht en hij is bestuurslid van de Nederlandse Vereniging Insolventierecht Advocaten INSOLAD. Hij is lid van de specialistenvereniging INSOL Europe en toegelaten tot de International Insolvency Institute.

 

Opleidingen

  • Nederlands Recht (Universiteit Utrecht)
  • Specialistenopleiding INSOLAD
  • Advising OSX Brasil S.A. (a Brazilian publicly listed oil and gas company) and the Dutch OSX group of companies on the restructuring of their consolidated debt of over US$ 2.5 billion, including representing the OSX companies in various litigation and restructuring matters in the Netherlands as well as coordinating litigation abroad. The team is also involved in the restructuring of OSX debt structures, more specifically related to OSX 3, the USD 450 million bond structure and recently OSX 2, the syndicated debt of USD 850 million.

    The OSX restructuring is currently the largest restructuring case in Latin America, with several billions of dollars at stake. An important part of the OSX group of companies is located in the Netherlands. The Dutch aspects of the matter, and thus the Dutch litigation, are crucial to the OSX global restructuring plan.
  • 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.
  • Acting as court appointed bankruptcy trustee of DSB Bank, Houthoff continued through 2014 to unwind the legacy of the failed bank following the settlement agreement made with claimants regarding overcharged premiums and interest obligations. To date, 40 employees of the bank are employed.
  • Advised the Independent Derivatives Committee - appointed by the Minister of Finance - in preparing and drafting a uniform repair framework for compensation by the Dutch banking sector of SME clients that bought interest rate derivatives.