CERTA2021-04-01T14:58:01+02:00

FOR THOSE
WHO WANT
PROGRESS

FOR THOSE
WHO WANT
PROGRESS

That is always our starting point: your progress.
Legal advice and litigation is a means to an end, not an end in itself. It must serve a bigger plan.
Your plan. With this in mind we do what we do best.

Welcome at CERTA advocaten.

That is always our starting point: you want to get things done.
Legal advice and proceedings are a necessity and not an end in themselves.
They are a means of serving a greater plan. Your plan. With this in mind, we do what we are good at. 
Welkom bij CERTA advocaten.

CERTA TEAM

Anouk Utens

utens@certa.nl
06 1169 0123


LAWYER


CORPORATE
& INSOLVENCY LAW

southerner • determined
amateur gastronome • involved
table football • decisive

 

Barbara Veldmaat

veldmaat@certa.nl
06 2718 9905


LAWYER/PARTNER


EMPLOYMENT LAW
pragmatic • efficient • social • solution-oriented
• socially involved • team player

Cedric de Breet

debreet@certa.nl
06 4105 6796


LAWYER/PARTNER


INSOLVENCY LAW
cricket • loyal • team player
dedicated • Curaçao • ad rem

Chantal Heruer

heruer@certa.nl
020 219 2515


OPERATIONAL MANAGER


to the point • travel • proactive
dedicated • solution-oriented • food

Dennis Simons

simons@certa.nl
020 219 2533



CONTROLLER


debtors/creditors
nearly right isn’t good enough
World War II

Dorette Rodermond

rodermond@certa.nl
020 219 2530



SECRETARY/BANKRUPTCY EMPLOYEE


art lover • enthusiastic • involved
cooking • responsible
Amsterdam • flexible • films

Ernst-Paul Pandelitschka


LAWYER/PARTNER


INSOLVENCY LAW
less talk, more action
driven • genuine • sport-minded
reliable • focused

Floor Lintjens

lintjens@certa.nl
06-21857867


LAWYER


INSOLVENCY LAW
go-getter • curious •
handball • adventurous •
solution-oriented • cheerful

Macy Weij

weij@certa.nl
06 2163 0984


PARALEGAL


positive • loyal •
results-oriented • precise •
kickboxing • sympathetic ear

Maxime Reus

reus@certa.nl
020 219 2556


SECRETARY


bookworm • animal lover
involved • music/karaoke
precise • loyal

Joris Struycken

struycken@certa.nl
06 1595 7809


LAWYER/PARTNER


CORPORATE LAW
humour • pragmatic
sense of perspective • self-deprecating
tenacious • wide-ranging knowledge

Lisanne Hennink

hennink@certa.nl
06 1564 0256


LAWYER


PROPERTY LAW
curious • assertive
steadfast • responsible
ambitious • practical

Louise Strating

strating@certa.nl
06 2947 0896


LAWYER


PROPERTY LAW
diligent • solution-oriented
go-getter • positive
helpful • empathetic

Naomy Bras

bras@certa.nl
020 219 2548


SECRETARY


proactive • bookworm
accurate • gourmand
helpful • tea lover

Petra de Haan

Petra de Haan

receptie@certa.nl
020 521 6699



RECEPTIONIST


always willing to help • hospitable
cheerful • passion for cooking
time with friends

Philip van Thoor

vanthoor@certa.nl
06 1123 5161


DEBT COLLECTOR


amateur chef • driven
proactive • practical • gourmand
social • music lover

Ragnild Meulenberg

meulenberg@certa.nl
06 1556 1552


LAWYER


INSOLVENCY LAW
musical • fair-minded
direct • involved
enthusiastic • curious

Robin de Jong

dejong@certa.nl
06 5177 5739


LAWYER/PARTNER


CORPORATE LAW
decisive • determined
committed • focused
solution-oriented • helpful

Rogier Visser

visser@certa.nl
06 2889 4140


LAWYER/PARTNER


PROPERTY &
LIABILITY LAW

energetic • member of the supervisory board
magistrate • trial lawyer
socially involved

Seerp Gratama

gratama@certa.nl
06 5021 5298


LAWYER/PARTNER


INSOLVENCY & CORPORATE LAW
hockey • all-rounder • creative
problem-solver • music • film spotter

Tijmen Martens

martens@certa.nl
06 4640 2848


LAWYER/PARTNER


EMPLOYMENT LAW
purposeful • determined
loyal • humour
tenacious • Amsterdam

Werner Altenaar

Werner Altenaar

altenaar@certa.nl
06 1546 0684


LAWYER


ADMINISTRATIVE LAW
enterprising • practical • socially involved • advocate of comprehensible language • athletic • courtroom tiger

EXPERTISE

EXPERT-
ISE

ASK A QUESTION ABOUT EMPLOYMENT LAW
ASK A QUESTION ABOUT CONTRACT LAW
ASK A QUESTION ABOUT DEBT COLLECTION
ASK A QUESTION ABOUT INSOLVENCY LAW
ASK A QUESTION ABOUT CORPORATE LAW
ASK A QUESTION ABOUT PROPERTY LAW
ASK A QUESTION ABOUT HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS

BANKRUPTCIES

BANKRUPT-
CIES

I WANT TO FILE A CLAIM

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can the receiver summarily dismiss me?2021-02-22T13:01:03+01:00

If the bankruptcy judge has granted permission, the receiver may dismiss you.

Can I appeal against my dismissal?2021-02-22T13:01:14+01:00

You cannot appeal against the dismissal itself, but you can appeal against the permission granted by the bankruptcy judge. You need a lawyer for this appeal. See your dismissal letter for more information about how to appeal.

How do I submit a claim?2021-02-22T13:01:24+01:00

You can submit your claim online here. When submitting a claim, you are obliged to state the nature (e.g., loan, purchase, sale, rent, wages, compensation for services) and amount of your claim and include documents that support your claim. If you are claiming a privilege, right of pledge or mortgage, a right of retention or a retention of title, you must report this and append supporting documents.

You have a privilege only when that is stipulated by law. For example, the law stipulates that a claim for the costs for applying for a declaration of bankruptcy is a privileged claim. If you are not sure whether you have a right of retention or a retention of title, check the agreement or order confirmation with the bankrupt party or refer to your general terms and conditions if you declared them applicable to the legal relationship between you and the bankrupt party.

Does the receiver investigate illegality, fraud or maladministration in case of a bankruptcy?2021-02-22T13:01:37+01:00

Yes, in every bankruptcy the receiver investigates the causes of the bankruptcy and whether there has been any unlawful act, whether fraud has taken place and whether the company has been properly managed. It is also examined whether the obligation to keep records has been complied with and whether the annual accounts have been filed on time. The receiver will further investigate whether there have been ‘fraudulent acts’ that may have disadvantaged creditors. If the receiver’s investigation gives just cause, the receiver will take (legal) action in consultation with the court.

What does the receiver do if a bankruptcy involves fraud?2021-02-22T13:01:52+01:00

If, based on the legitimacy investigation, the receiver has come to the conclusion that there has been improper management, the directors may be held liable. The receiver can then try to recover any damages from the person concerned. This may also apply to members of the supervisory board or persons who have actually managed the company.

What if there is a possible criminal act?2021-02-22T13:02:02+01:00

Then the receiver can file a report with the Central Reporting Point for Bankruptcy Fraud.

I have proof that the board of a bankrupt company is committing fraud2021-02-22T13:02:58+01:00

Do you have concrete proof that the director of a bankrupt company has committed fraud and can you substantiate it with supporting documents? In that case, contact the receiver.

What is a relaunch?2021-02-22T13:03:07+01:00

A relaunch is a continuation of the activities of the bankrupt company or part of the company. The receiver will check whether the company/business can be relaunched in whole or in part in order to obtain more money to pay the creditors.

The business is relaunched. Do I join/transfer?2021-02-22T13:03:21+01:00

When a company has gone bankrupt, an employee does not simply transfer to the relaunching party. The new employer can decide whether he/she wants to take over employees and who he/she wants to take over.

What is the task of the receiver?2021-02-22T13:03:37+01:00

The receiver manages and settles the assets of the bankrupt party. The receiver liquidates the company and therefore collects – where possible – money with which to pay some of the creditors. He/she does this, among other things, by selling assets and collecting receivables from third parties. In addition, the receiver investigates the causes of the bankruptcy and the possible liability of the managing director.

What is the task of the bankruptcy judge?2021-02-22T13:03:47+01:00

The bankruptcy judge monitors the receiver and the settlement of the bankruptcy. The law stipulates that the receiver requires the permission, approval or authorisation of the bankruptcy judge for certain decisions/actions (for example, to sell a company or relaunch it).

Where can I find information about the status of a bankruptcy and/or payments to creditors?2021-02-22T13:03:53+01:00

Information about the status of a bankruptcy can be found on the website of rechtspraak.nl.
Click on this overview to go to the bankruptcy page you are looking for.

or ask your question directly:
or ask your question directly:Cedric de Breet
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