Hanneke De Coninck-Smolders is a partner of the firm and co-head of the Insolvency and Restructuring team. She also has extensive experience in the areas of banking, financing and security rights. Hanneke is regularly appointed by the Amsterdam court as bankruptcy trustee or administrator in high-profile and complex insolvencies. She also works for companies facing financial difficulties or insolvency or their stakeholders. She has significant experience with pre-packs, both as counsel to the company/debtor and as court-appointed (undisclosed/'silent') administrator. In addition, she regularly represents clients in major (corporate/commercial) litigation inter alia on insolvency related matters such as directors’ and shareholders’liability .
Hanneke has a seat on the Insolvency Law Committee of the Netherlands Bar Association (Adviescommissie Insolventierecht), a committee of the Netherlands Bar Association that advises the Minister of Justice on draft bills in the area of insolvency law. She also has a seat on the review committee (Toetsingscommissie) of the Dutch Association of Insolvency Lawyers (INSOLAD) that handles complaints against members.
Professional memberships include INSOL International, INSOL Europe, INSOLAD (the Dutch Association of Insolvency Lawyers), NVRII/NACILL (the Netherlands Association for Comparative and International Insolvency Law) and Turnaround Management Association.