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Peter de Graaf

companies in financial struggle

Education

Studied at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. Completed a master in Business Law and in jurisprudence, specialization: civil law.

Lawyer at LVH

Since 2009.

Function and facts

Peter de Graaf focuses on corporate law, with an emphasis on insolvency law. Is regularly appointed by the District Court of Rotterdam as a trustee in bankruptcy’s. Is a source of information for his clients with thorough knowledge, someone who keeps his promises and able to present practical solutions.

The secret of all victory lies in the organization of the non-obvious. (Marcus Aurelius)

Sector

Port & Trade Maritime Lawyers

Expertise

Insolvencies and reorganisation

 

Competences

His knowledge and experience as a trustee enables him to quickly and effectively advise in cases where the continuity of a company is at stake and difficult decisions have to be made under time pressure. Peter also has the expertise to make an appropriate assessment  of how a trustee will look at a matter, something that is highly appreciated by his clients.

Registration of legal areas

In accordance with Article 35b(1) of the Legal Profession Regulations Peter has registered the following legal areas in the register of legal areas of the Netherlands Bar: business law and insolvency law. According to the standards of the Netherlands Bar the registration obliges him to obtain ten training credits per year in each of the registered legal areas.

Personal characteristics

Empathic, patience and sincere.

Memberships / secondary activities
  • Peter is a member of the Association of Young Insolvency Lawyers (JIRA).
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