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Ilse van Gasteren

Ilse van Gasteren


Ilse van Gasteren

Ilse van Gasteren specialises in restructurings & insolvencies, including advice on security enforcement strategies, debt-for-equity swaps, creditor compositions (including WHOA), contingency planning, and going concern sales in insolvency scenarios. She acts for financial institutions, investors and also borrowers on complex local and cross-border restructurings.

Furthermore, Ilse is ambassador of the global Diversity & Inclusion strategy of Clifford Chance and chair of the CC Amsterdam D&I group.

  • Advised Senior Lenders in the restructuring of Ad van Geloven, which included a debt for equity swap - 2013
  • Advised LyondellBasell in the worldwide restructuring, involving a Dutch share pledge enforcement process together with a Chaper 11 procedure in the United States. - 2011
  • Advised Senior Lenders in the landmark restructuring of Schoeller Arca Systems, which included the first implemented Dutch share pledge enforcement restructuring leaving behind the Mezzanine Lenders. - 2009
  • Advised the Senior Lenders in relation to the insolvency and pre-pack arrangement for LG Philips Displays - 2006

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Career and qualifications

  • University of Groningen (Law) 2001
  • Admitted as an advocaat to the Dutch Bar 2001
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2001
  • Grotius/Insolad Specialisatieopleiding Insolventierecht (Postgraduate education for Dutch insolvency specialists) 2008
  • Finance and accounting (Specialisatieopleiding Financiele Economie) Erasmus University Rotterdam/Insolad 2011
  • Counsel 2012 - 2018
  • Partner since 2018

Professional bodies

  • Member of INSOLAD (Association of Dutch Insolvency Specialists)
  • Member of Insol Europe (European association of insolvency specialists)

Awards and citations

  • Ilse "has in-depth knowledge of the law with a view on the commercial needs of the client." Clients value that "she is very thorough" and "delivers excellent work"
    Chambers Europe 2019
  • Ilse was recognised as a key contributor to the “Restructuring Deal of the Year”, which involved Lyondellbasell’s $24bn debt restructure
    IFLR Europe Awards 2011
  • Ilse comes recommended as a “leading lawyer” by IFLR1000 and is listed as insolvency and restructuring lawyer
    Chambers Europe in 2013 and 2014