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Rick Verhagen

Rick Verhagen

Senior Advisor

Senior Advisor
Rick Verhagen

Professor Rick Verhagen is a senior advisor in the Banking & Finance practice of our office in Amsterdam.  He specialises in secured lending, derivatives, securities custody and securitisation/covered bonds, restructurings and insolvency.  He is familiar with both the domestic and international laws relating to these key areas. 

When he's not giving legal advice, Rick is a professor of Private International Law at the Radboud University (Nijmegen). He also gives guest lectures on a variety of subjects at the Grotius Academie and is head of the Grotius specialists' course 'Finance and Security'.

  • Advised leading counsel in Yukos-case (2013) before Supreme Court on recognition powers of foreign insolvency liquidator (won by our client)
  • Gave expert opinion in Cascal-case (2012) before Enterprise Court on question whether account holders in DTC-system can be characterised as shareholders for the purposes of buy-out of minority shareholders (won by our client) 

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Career and qualifications

  • Radboud Universiteit (Law) 1985
  • Radboud Universiteit: Lecturer 1985-1991
  • Joined Clifford Chance 1991
  • Admitted as an advocaat to the Dutch Bar 1991
  • Radboud Universiteit: Professor since 1996
  • Clifford Chance: Senior advisor since 1996

Professional bodies

  • Member of the Curatorium of the Business & Law Research Centre (Radboud University)