Loek Kerstens
Counsel - Attorney at law

Loek Kerstens

Loek Kerstens, attorney at law, focuses on insolvency law. He advises and litigates frequently in the area of bankruptcy law and restructurings.

About Loek Kerstens

Loek often works on complex and high profile bankruptcy cases. As such, he regularly acts for directors and creditors in disputes with bankruptcy trustees. Loek also advises and litigates in debt collection disputes, shareholder disputes and disputes involving directors' liability.

Loek has substantial experience litigating cases before relevant Dutch courts. Loek is a teacher at the Law Firm School and regularly writes on legal subjects relating to his practice. He was a member of the editorial board for the INSOLAD yearbook 2020 titled “The Trustee and the Bankruptcy Process and Procedural Laws.”

Recent work highlights include:

  • Advising the largest healthcare insurer in the bankruptcy of two Dutch hospitals (MC Slotervaart and MC IJsselmeerziekenhuizen)
  • Advising a major landlord in relation to the bankruptcy of Hudson’s Bay
  • Advising the Brazilian Oi Telecom Group in a $ 20 billion restructuring




  • Dutch Bar Association
  • The Dutch Association for Insolvency Lawyers (INSOLAD)
  • INSOL Europe
  • The Dutch Corporate Litigation Association


  • Specialisation course Financial Economy for Insolvency Lawyers, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 2016
  • Specialisation course INSOLAD/Grotius insolvency law, Grotius Academy, 2013 (with honours)
  • Dutch law, Tilburg University, 2006


  • Dutch
  • English

T: +31 20 578 59 86
M: +31 6 10 57 11 18
E: loek.kerstens@loyensloeff.com