Gerhard is involved in international and cross-border restructuring and insolvency.He advises and represents both creditors (banks, investment funds and credit insurers) and domestic and foreign bankruptcy trustees in relation to restructuring and liquidations. Gerhard also represents clients in disputes that arise from crisis situations. In recent years, his work has focused mainly on the financial and energy sectors.
Gerhard Gispen is ranked in Tier 1.Chambers Europe, Restructuring/Insolvency (2018 Edition)
"Gerhard Gispen is described as being among 'the top players' in the industry, acting on domestic and cross-border insolvency matters."Chambers Europe, Restructuring/Insolvency (2018 Edition)
"Sources say he is 'quick to realise the core of the issue, quick to respond, very knowledgeable in the area of restructuring. He has been around the block and knows how to handle himself'."Chambers Europe, Restructuring/Insolvency (2017 Edition)
Gerhard Gispen is ranked in Tier 1.Chambers Europe, Restructuring/Insolvency (2017 Edition)
Recommended as ‘very able’.Legal 500, Restructuring and Insolvency (2017 Edition)
Recommended as a 'Leading Lawyer in practice area Restructuring and insolvency'.IFLR1000 (2017 Edition)
Gerhard is acting on behalf of the liquidator of Fairfield Sentry, a feeder fund of BLMIS, in proceedings aimed at recovery of the fund's loss from liable third parties. He is also acting in a dispute between majority shareholders in a Dutch industrial company and for a credit insurer in connection with the bankruptcy of OW Bunker. In addition, he is assisting a bondholder committee in connection with the insolvency proceedings concerning Oi S.A., a large Brazilian telecom company.
Gerhard is a member of the Dutch Association of Insolvency Practitioners (INSOLAD), INSOL International, the International Insolvency Institute and the International Bar Association (Insolvency Section). He regularly lectures and publishes on insolvency law and is chair of the insolvency law advisory committee of the Netherlands Bar Association. Gerhard was appointed to Houthoff's Board of Directors on 1 January 2019.