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Olmo Weeshoff

Olmo Weeshoff

Senior Associate
I am impressed by the quality of Olmo's work, his thoroughness and his seamless availability.
Senior VP, large energy-sector corporate

Olmo Weeshoff provides legal advice on everything relevant to businesses in distress and their stakeholders, such as shareholders, the board of directors and financiers/creditors. He specialises in insolvency and corporate law. He incorporates thorough legal knowledge into a pragmatic and strategic approach.

Olmo is experienced in complex cross-border restructurings. He possesses in-depth knowledge on the WHOA pre-insolvency proceedings (the Dutch US Chapter 11 / UK Restructuring Plan) and has worked alongside clients on a variety of WHOA cases.

He also frequently assists clients with distressed debt or M&A transactions, including asset acquisitions out of bankruptcy estates. Olmo furthermore advises clients on a wide array of other restructuring matters, such as security rights (including enforcement scenarios), insolvency claw-back issues, corporate governance matters, strategic bankruptcies/orderly wind-downs, and directors'/shareholders' liabilities.

Olmo's clients include major corporates, banks, private equity houses, debt funds and real estate investment funds.

Professional QualificationsAdvocaat admitted with the Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten


  • Advising a senior secured lender in the largest known WHOA restructuring in the Netherlands to date (as at May 2022).
  • Advising a large corporate on the restructuring of publicly traded bonds in an amount in excess of USD 1 billion.
  • Advising the shareholder on the complex restructuring of the SecurCash group, including i.a. a strategic bankruptcy and an orderly wind-down process which involved negotiations with multiple large stakeholders as well as the Dutch Central Bank, as well as a distressed M&A process.
  • Advising a landlord and major creditor of the European part of a large international retail group in a a WHOA liquidation plan.
  • Advising a bank on the (insolvency) risks in its offering of international virtual bank account structures.
  • Advising on the (debt) restructuring of a major travel operator.
  • English
  • Dutch
  • Maastricht University, LL.M. Dutch Law, 2016
  • Maastricht University, LL.B. European Law School, 2014

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Association of Young Insolvency Lawyers (Vereniging Jonge Insolventierecht Advocaten)
  • Dutch Restructuring Association (Nederlandse Vereniging van Herstructureringen)
  • INSOL Europe
  • Young M&A Community (MenA)