About Fouad el Houzi 

A lawyer since 2010, Fouad el Houzi specialises in restructurings, financing arrangements and insolvency matters.

His practice also encompasses litigating matters relating to debt settlements, D&O liability and garnishment, or settling them out of court. His clients include directors, officers, creditors, investors, shareholders and financial institutions such as leasing companies. They appreciate Fouad's efficiency, understanding of business management, and to-the-point solutions.

Fouad frequently deals with complex and high-stakes cross-border cases. For example, he has represented the bankruptcy trustees of Royal Imtech NV in various cases, from the sale of assets and negotiating final settlement agreements to conducting litigation.

Fouad is regularly appointed by the court as a trustee in insolvencies. Combined with his business management background, this experience enables him to arrange sensible restructurings.

Fouad regularly lectures and publishes articles on his specialist area.  He is an author for SDU Commentaar Vermogensrecht (a professional journal on property law), focusing on purchase financing and suretyship, SDU Insolventierecht (insolvency law), and the INSOL Europe Case Register.

Recent cases Fouad had involvement in include:

  • Liquidation of Royal Imtech N.V.
  • Advising on the restructuring of an international retail group
  • Advising on the restructuring of a US group with Dutch entities in the dairy industry
  • Representing a leasing company on various matters (leasing documentation, distressed clients, insolvencies)
  • Advising on the restructuring of an Asian group
  • Assisting and advising a Dutch biotech group on the negotiations with a foreign bank regarding a EUR 40 million loan capital financing
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  • The Netherlands
  • INSOLAD (the Dutch Association for Insolvency Lawyers) 
  • Dutch Young Insolvency Lawyers Association
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19 April 2021

Follow-up webinar Contracting with Municipalities

The second part of the webinar series Contracting with Municipalities

22 April 2021

Online meeting on integrity screening

Online meeting on integrity screening for Government & public sector