Mr. A.M. Mennens



Anne Mennens joined Wijn & Stael as attorney in 2019, focusing her practice on financing, securities, leasing, restructuring and insolvency. She counsels and represents clients in litigation matters involving (impending) bankruptcy, leasing and the termination of credit facilities. Anne has specific experience in restructuring and with the Dutch Scheme (Wet Homologatie Onderhands Akkoord (‘WHOA’)).

Complex Litigation

Anne is a driven and dedicated attorney with great analytical skills. She has incredible legal acumen and an impressive track record in complex litigation. “I am a stickler for quality; I don’t like half measures and loose ends, which is why I always make sure that my documents are watertight and leave no room for error or misunderstanding. I look for creative ways to express the client’s point of view as clearly as possible.”

Knowledge of Science and the Practice

Anne is a PhD graduate of the Radboud University Business & Law Research Center, where she wrote her dissertation on ‘pre-insolvency restructuring proceedings designed to rescue viable businesses and prevent formal insolvency proceedings’. She also was contracted out to ING Wholesale Banking Legal and regularly provides training programs on (pre-)insolvency law.

Professional Activities

  • Assistant Secretary, State committee on Insolvency Law
  • Editor, Insolvency Law Journal
  • Fellow of the Radboud University Business Law Institute
  • Member of the knowledge development committee of the Dutch Restructuring Association


  • INSOL Europe
  • Commercial Law Association
  • Netherlands Association for Comparative and International Insolvency Law (NACIIL)
  • Dutch Restructuring Association

Academic Background

  • PhD in Law, 2020
  • Business and Law Research, Research Master, Radboud University, 2013

Representative Practice

  • Oversaw the implementation of a pre-insolvency restructuring plan for a large retail chain.
  • Represented a company director in a liability lawsuit over a restructuring plan.
  • Drafted an opinion for a leasing company on the legal aspects of international insolvency issues due to COVID-19-related financial aid.
  • Counsels regularly on the content and drafting of composition plans.

Publications from Anne Mennens

​Belastingdienst is tijdelijk bereid het ‘dubbel percentage’-vereiste te laten varen in het kader van WHOA-akkoorden

Tijdens de coronacrisis konden ondernemingen gebruik maken van het bijzonder uitstel van betaling van belastingen. Aan dat generieke uitstel is sinds kort een einde gekomen. Sinds 1 oktober 2021 zijn ...

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