Otto de Witt Wijnen is specialised in insolvency law and restructuring. In the insolvency practice, he has been involved in large-scale and much discussed bankruptcies. He has also acted many times as trustee in bankruptcy. Courtesy of his experience as trustee, Otto is in the unique position of being precisely the advocate to represent the interests of entrepreneurs, creditors and other interested parties in (threatened) insolvency situations.
Otto quickly analyses complex situations and set actions in motion, especially also to prevent the entry into (threatening) bankruptcy of enterprises from escalating. In this he is decisive, taking into due consideration the often diverse interests which can play a role. As a specialist in insolvencies, he also applies his expertise by acting as advisor and counsel for enterprises which are facing financial difficulties.
Otto has a large international network of legal colleagues with proven track records in the bankruptcy practice and in other areas. He is therefore in the position to engage the right specialist in other countries in cross-border cases and to actively share knowledge of international law.
1996-2018: attorney-at-law at Kneppelhout & Korthals, Insolvency law, Restructuring
2002-2018: partner at Kneppelhout & Korthals, Insolvency law, Restructuring
2019-present: attorney-at-law/partner at Legaltree
Additional positions and memberships
Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats, AIJA (2000-2015)
National Vice-President AIJA (2008-2011)
President Insolvency Law Commission AIJA (2005-2008)
Member of the Council of Deputies of the Netherlands Bar Association (College van Afgevaardigden Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten)(2009-2013)
Board Member/treasurer Netlaw (2006-2016)
Insolad (Dutch Association of Insolvency Lawyers) (2003-present)
Insol International (2003-present)
Board member (treasurer) Excelsior4All, of the social foundation, maatschappelijke stichting SBV Excelsior (2011-present)
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (1995)
Université de Rouen, France (1995)
Insolvency law, Grotius Academie/Insolad (2001)
Financial Economy for Trustees in Bankruptcy, Erasmus Universiteit (2005)
Financing & Security, Grotius Academie (2013)
Areas of law
Otto has entered the following areas of law in the register of the Netherlands Bar Association:
Each calendar year ten training points in accordance with the standards of the Netherlands Bar Association must be collected under this registration.
De Doorstart, Praktische gids op weg naar een nieuwe toekomst, Kneppelhout & Korthals (2014)
Guide pratique du recouvrement de créances, Nederlands hoofdstuk, (2016)
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