Frédéric specialises in cross-border insolvency law and restructuring. He advises clients involved in an array of insolvency situations (companies, creditors, investments institutions and directors). Frédéric is also regularly appointed as a bankruptcy trustee and administrator by the district courts. In recent years, he has been engaged as a lawyer or bankruptcy trustee in international restructurings and bankruptcies in the Netherlands, including Lehman Brothers, Oi, OSX / OGX, SwissAir, Van der Hoop Bankiers, Joh, Enschedé and DSB Bank. Frédéric is the head of Houthoff’s Restructuring & Insolvency practice group.
Frédéric teaches and publishes on insolvency law, and is a board member of the Dutch Association of Insolvency Practitioners (INSOLAD). He is also a member of the specialists’ association INSOL Europe and the International Insolvency Institute.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
- Dutch Law (Utrecht University)
- INSOLAD specialisation course
Advised OSX Brasil S.A. and its Dutch subsidiaries. on the restructuring of their consolidated debt of over US$ 2.5 billion, including representing the OSX companies in various litigation matters in the Netherlands as well as coordinating litigation abroad. The team worked also on the debt restructuring of OSX 3, the USD 450 million bond structure and the syndicated debt of USD 850 million.
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.