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Simone Zwartenkot

She/herSenior Associate

Simone Zwartenkot is an experienced litigator who acts for both national and international clients, particularly in the area of financing, securities and insolvency. Her clients are mainly banks (i.a. all major Dutch banks) and other financial institutions.

Simone advises and litigates on a wide range of subjects such as entering into and terminating facility agreements, the establishment and enforcement of security rights, insolvency issues, prejudgment attachments (i.a. European Account Preservation Orders), netting, funds transfers, fraud and asset tracing, EVR registrations, directors' liability and duty of care issues.

Professional qualificationsAdvocaat admitted with the Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten


Areas of Experience
  • Litigation
  • Financing
  • Securities
  • Insolvency
  • Restructuring
Key experience
  • Assisting ING with the settlement of a large scale real estate financing arrangement
  • Representing ABN AMRO in a cross-border litigation matter against a high net-worth individual
  • Acting for ING in litigation against one of its borrower in relation to a shipping finance arrangement
  • Representing Deutsche Bank in relation to the recovery of its claims against an international commodities trader in bankruptcy
  • Representing Rabobank in litigation against one of its borrowers in relation to a real estate investment project, including the arrangement of a European Account Preservation Order in Spain
  • Representing ING in litigation against a former client that was off-boarded for compliance reasons
  • Assisting Deutsche Bank with the settlement of the credit facility provided to a Dutch shipyard
  • Representing Utrecht University in the worldwide negotiations at both the Harvard University Model United Nations and the Cambridge University Model United Nations
  • English
  • Dutch
  • Grotius Academy, Financing and Securities, cum laude, 2020
  • Amsterdam University, Masters of Laws (Corporate Law), cum laude, 2016
  • Utrecht University (Law College), Bachelor of Laws, honours, 2014


  • Teaching property law to students from the Utrecht University and the Amsterdam University

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Corporate Litigation Association
  • Corporate Law Society