About Thijs Hekman

Thijs Hekman is a Partner at AKD. He has been involved in various high-profile bankruptcy cases, including KPNQwest Finance B.V., the finance company of the KPNQwest group, the Reggehuys-groep and the TAF-groep and funds investing in real estate in Europe. In addition, Thijs regularly acts as an independent receiver in smaller bankruptcy cases.

Thijs advises banks about the law governing attachments and executions, disputes regarding termination of (group) financing, the enforcement of security interests, and disputes regarding several liability. He also represents companies in legal proceedings and advises them about a range of issues in the field of corporate law.

For nearly two years, Thijs has been an in-house advisor for a large credit reference supplier in Amsterdam and has as such gained much experience in translating legal advice into business practices, with the ability to consider commercial interests.

With some regularity, he publishes articles on a corporate law theme.

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More about

  • Grotius: postacademic study Insolvency law
  • Erasmus Academy: Post-doc, Legal Studies, General, INSOLAD/EUR Specialisation: Financial Economics for Insolvency Lawyers
  • Rijksuniversiteit Groningen : bachelor Dutch law
  • Rijksuniversiteit Groningen: master private law
  • Rijksuniversiteit Groningen: master criminal law
Admitted to bar
  • The Netherlands
  • Insolad, the Association of Insolvency Lawyers
  • Insol, the International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals
Legal practice areas the Netherlands Bar’s register

Thijs Hekman 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, Thijs 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.