Bas van Dooren

About Bas van Dooren

Bas has worked for Holla for over twenty years and has been a partner since 1996. He is the youngest son of one of our firm’s founding fathers. Bas is an expert in financing, securities & insolvency and banking & finance. He has many years of experience as a receiver in bankruptcies and as an administrator in moratoriums. Over the past few decades, he has settled several major bankruptcies. Bas also advises companies experiencing difficulties and assists directors in liability issues.

In one bankruptcy in which he acted as the receiver, Bas commenced an action – against the flow of legal opinion – against the ABN AMRO Bank. He appealed to the Supreme Court of the Netherlands three times and won. These proceedings led to the famous ABN AMRO/Van Dooren ex officio rulings.

Bas distinguishes himself as a keen, knowledgeable and courteous lawyer. Colleagues are also fond of his ability to put things into perspective. Lawyers do not generally like to be taken off the field, but Bas also does not like to be taken away from the field. In his free time, he duels on the golf course (using his clubs).

Curriculum Vitae & Work experience

Holla Advocaten

1996 - present

Holla & Van Dooren

Associate lawyer
1992 - 1996

Houthoff Advocaten

Trainee lawyer
1989 - 1992


Grotius Law Academy


University of Groningen

Private Law
1982 - 1988

Extracurricular activities

Dutch Association of Insolvency Lawyers (Insolad)


Round Table 40+ (Vught)




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