​Dutch scheme of arrangement: new pre-insolvency restructuring instrument

June 23, 2020 | News

The government has been working on a reform of Dutch bankruptcy law for several years. On 5 July 2019 the legislative proposal on the Court Approval of a Private Composition (Prevention of Insolvency) Act (WHOA) was submitted to the House of Representatives. Inspired by the UK scheme of arrangement and US Chapter 11 proceedings, the WHOA will introduce to the Netherlands a legal framework that enables debtors to restructure their debts outside formal insolvency proceedings by means of a court-approved restructuring plan.

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