About Barend de Roy van Zuidewijn

Barend de Roy van Zuidewijn is Of Counsel at AKD with over thirty years of experience with insolvency and restructuring. He advises and represents banks in legal issues concerning attachments and executions, for example in disputes regarding the withdrawal of (group) financing, the execution sale of securities and disputes concerning joint and several liability. In addition Barend regularly represents as a attorney-at-law directors and supervisory directors who have been held liable in law.

Barend regularly acts as bankruptcy trustee. Barend was involved as bankruptcy trustee of KPNQwest Finance, the financing company of the KPNQwest group, Internoc Holding, Bobel, Ring! Rosa Products, Reggehuys Groep and TAF Groep, which are funds which invest in European real estate.

Clients appreciate his specialist knowledge and the way in which he takes control. "He's a great lawyer who has a lot of knowledge and he directs things very well."

As the attorney-at-law for Chubb Insurance Company of Europe SE Barend was involved in the directors' liability proceedings during the bankruptcies of Jomed N.V. and Ceteco. As a attorney-at-law he represented the interests of large creditors during bankruptcy proceedings involving DAF N.V. and Fokker N.V.

Barend is a member of INSOLAD, the Dutch association of insolvency lawyers, and of INSOL, the international Association of Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Professionals. Barend is also a member of the Turnaround Management Association. AKD's Insolvency & Litigation team ranks as a top practice group in the Netherlands and is recognised as such by leading independent legal directories such as Legal 500 Europe, Chambers Europe and IFLR 1000. Barend is recognised as “leading lawyer” in several listings. In the 2021 edition of Chambers Europe, an interviewee highlights Barend's “very good managerial skills and capabilities”.

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More about

  • Grotius Academy: Insolvency Law
  • Utrecht University: Master of Laws (LL.M.) Public Administration
Admitted to bar
  • The Netherlands
  • Insolad, the national specialists' association for Insolvency Law
  • Insol, the international specialists’ association
  • The Dutch Turnaround Association
Legal practice areas the Netherlands Bar’s register

Barend de Roy van Zuidewijn has registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):


  • Insolvency law
  • Civil procedural law


Based on this registration, Barend is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.