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Challenge the status quo

Practice has learned that too often lawyers and their clients take the law or legislative reasoning at face value. Since C&R.L has been involved in the legislative processes of new laws, it has become evident that there is more to it than meets the eye. Knowledge of the actual background of legislation and jurisprudence (for instance, against the perspective of EU legislation and rulings) can drastically change your case in your favor.

Finding and exploring new possibilities requires an optimistic and, some would even say, entrepreneurial state of mind. Optimism is an exceptional factor. It multiplies itself and has the capacity to transform obstacles into structures for renewed and improved results.

For whom

C&R.L acts in the interests of sophisticated companies, their CEOs, CFOs and COOs who are engaged in significant positive or adverse changes in the near future. Whether it be an important M&A transaction, contract dispute, investment / disinvestment, the collection of a large claim, imminent threats to the continued existence of their businesses, or the reversal of discriminatory business practices.

C&R.L is regularly engaged by other lawyers to render advice to their clients, therefore, acting as a “lawyer’s lawyer”. C&R.L also renders second opinions for corporations and management teams.

If you are acting in the best interest of your business or the business of your client, and you would like to optimize commercial success or prevent (your or their) liability as director, shareholder, or supervisory director, C&R.L is there to help and guide you.

What you see is what you get. Nothing less.

Firm and fast. This is how Robert van Moorsel is described by his clients. These qualities are driven by his technical knowledge and practical approach. Because of this and his knowledge of politics, members of Dutch parliament frequently request him to share his view on the future Dutch legislation in relation to EU law and regulations. 

He has a passion for achieving equal competition and a level playing field between corporations. As such, he is the one attorney to successfully play a decisive role in making Dutch recovery/insolvency legislation less inequitable for medium-sized corporations and less hazardous for managing directors, unsecured creditors, and employees in the Dutch legislative processes of the “Dutch Scheme” / Act on the Confirmation of Extrajudicial Restructuring Plans, WHOA (in 2020) and the WCO I (in 2017), respectively. 

Robert combines his corporate & recovery capabilities with specific Life Sciences and Technology sector interest and expertise. He enjoys drafting and negotiating contracts. While he is specifically known for his  perseverance and passionate approach, this is always done with sharp focus on the client’s interests and a satisfactory conclusion.

Experience

Robert has more than 25 years of experience as a corporate lawyer and recovery lawyer. Previously, he worked as an associate with the international law firm Trenité van Doorne. During his time at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Landwell in the Netherlands, Robert founded the Recovery Law department. After PwC/Landwell, he worked as an equity partner (corporate & recovery) at HerikVerhulst NV, a law firm highly specialized in Dutch law.

E-mail: vanmoorsel@corporaterecovery.legal

Declaration under article 35b sub 1 Regeling op de advocatuur 

Mr. Robert C.M. van Moorsel has registered the following principal legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice area (rechtsgebiedenregister): Corporate law and Insolvency law.

Based on this registration, he 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.

Best of both worlds

C&R.L has a strategic non-exclusive alliance with CORPTECH and De Metz Advocaten under the name DCCLA (Dutch Corporate and Commercial Alliance) which enhances the performance of the separate member firms while handling larger and more complex transactions and which gives the members access to an extensive source of knowledge and expertise.

CORPTECH, De Metz Advocaten and C&R.L are and shall remain separate companies, do not operate under the name DCCLA name or any other joint name, and they do not share profits or risks. Likewise, they have no say or interference in the practice of the other, nor do they share such say or interference. The fact that C&R.L and CORPTECH are registered at the same address, does not change any of the above.
Apart from the foregoing, CORPTECH and De Metz Advocaten serve as backup in the rare cases C&R.L is (temporarily) unable to assist its clientele.

International

C&R.L has continuously worked in an international environment and operates via the most specialized non-exclusive referrals suited to represent your case. Due to its strong involvement in Dutch legislation, C&R.L knows how to interpret Dutch law and the fundamental impact of EU law on Dutch corporate & recovery legislation (see NRC or VSCC).
International aspects are also kept up to date via its Membership of the Royal Netherlands Trade Law Association, NACIIL (Netherlands Association for Comparative and International Insolvency Law) and the Netherlands Association for Insolvency Attorneys (INSOLAD)

Lectures and Corporate responsibility

In addition to the extensive list of corporate publications, Robert has frequently lectured on issues regarding managing director and shareholder liability, liability of interim managers, and insolvency law for the Controllers Institute VERA (now VRC), the Dutch Bar Organisation (NOvA) and PwC Business Recovery Services (PwC BRS).

He has extensive experience in leading various public interest organizations (pro bono). Therewith also attaining a broad experience in cooperating and handling disputes with large municipalities, contractors and important (semi)-commercial stakeholders. These experiences follow from his position of chairman of The Hague Archipel & Willemspark Residents Organization and the Wolters School foundation, and as a member of the board of the Friends Foundation of the Juliana Children’s Hospital, and the Rotterdam British Business Club.