Insolvency and Restructuring

When things go wrong, we can help to set the situation straight. From payment issues, international recovery to financial and operational restructuring, we support your company by balancing the legal, commercial and strategic risks when it comes to insolvency issues.

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We look at the ‘bigger picture’ for the best possible outcome

Disputes between parties, management buyouts, changes in ownership, rising costs and uncertain financial times can all trigger insolvency issues and the need to restructure. Or perhaps you are on the other side and are looking at issues like international debt recovery?

Our experts look at the ‘bigger picture’ to find the best possible outcome for all types of insolvency-related issues from debt restructuring and debt recovery to obtaining protection against creditors, final negotiation or litigation.

How we can help


the continuation of their activities, we are helping clients reorganize through out-of-court restructuring or by requesting protection from creditors, drafting, negotiating and implementing a reorganisation plan


and improving creditors’ positions regarding guarantees and securities


clients’ interests when business partners are bankrupt, on the verge of insolvency or are applying for judicial protection against their creditors


judicial protection, whether in the framework of the Belgian Economic Code (Book XX) or through the recognition of foreign protective court orders


(un)secured claims or unpaid goods from companies under judicial protection or bankrupt companies


over the assets of businesses as a going concern from companies that are under judicial protection

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Our Experts in
Insolvency and Restructuring Law

  • Marie Brasseur


  • Alexander Hansebout


  • Bart Heynickx


Our latest insolvency & restructuring news

August 22, 2023

New insolvency landscape on the horizon: more options for companies to reorganise and restructure

Belgium had accumulated a significant legislative backlog within insolvency law. The European Directive 2019/1023 on restructuring had to be transposed into national law by the member states by 17 July 2022 at the latest. The Belgian government did not submit a draft bill to this effect until 20 March 2023. This draft has since been voted into law and will enter into force on 1 September 2023.

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November 30, 2022

Heiploeg’s impact on Belgian insolvency law

The European Court of Justice’s (“ECJ”) Plessers judgment seemed to cause a serious threat for the applicability of the Belgian reorganisation procedure by transfer under judicial supervision, and the right of the interested buyer of the debtor’s activities to choose which particular employees it would take over. But, in the end, it has turned out to be “much ado about nothing”.

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December 17, 2021

No automatic liability for directors who do not ring the alarm bell

On 16 September 2021, the Antwerp Court of Appeal ruled on the liability of the directors of a company that did not respect the so-called ‘alarm bell procedure’.

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