Mr. J.R. van Faassen


Senior Attorney

Robert van Faassen has worked at Wijn & Stael since 2010 and focuses his practice on bankruptcy law, restructuring, corporate law and financing. He is regularly appointed as trustee in bankruptcy cases and also assists other trustees in legal investigations and the settlement of large bankruptcy claims. Robert also counsels companies and directors on issues relating to bankruptcy, restructuring or financing.

Deliberative and Respectful

Robert is a solid attorney and trustee, who handles bankruptcies in a decisive and efficient manner. “I enjoy being the hub and being responsible for settling a bankruptcy - with respect for the interests of all parties involved - in the best possible way. It’s also energizing to help bankrupt companies, which are fundamentally healthy, make a fresh start within a few weeks.” Even in advisory cases, Robert advocates for his client’s interests and operates in a deliberative and efficient manner.

Wealth of Experience

Over the past ten years, Robert has gained a wealth of experience in all kinds of bankruptcies, moratoriums and offering creditor agreements.

Professional Activities & Memberships

- Member, INSOLAD
- Board member of business association, Fluwelen Handvat

Academic Background

  • Financial Economics for Insolvency Lawyers, specialist program, 2020, Erasmus University
  • Insolvency Law, specialist program, 2018, Grotius Academy
  • Dutch Law, Private and Business Law, 2010, University of Groningen

Representative Practice

  • Oversaw the settlement of the moratorium for the administrator of a vehicle manufacturer and the provision of an arrangement with creditors, enabling the company to continue its operations after a complex and extensive process without debts.
  • Represented a large listed retailer during a bankruptcy process to safeguard its interests in the goods it had delivered. Despite the complex negotiations with the trustee, the client walked away with a great result.