Jelmer Feenstra – Lawyer
Jelmer works in the fields of corporate and insolvency law. He provides legal advice and conducts litigation on issues related to contracts, forms of collaboration, financing, securities and and the enforcement of security interests and shareholder disputes. In addition, Jelmer advises companies, shareholders and directors on reorganisations, restructurings, relaunches and impending bankruptcies.
Jelmer takes a goal-oriented approach to his work and he is able to empathise with his clients. He gained extensive experience in what it takes to run a business while he worked in the corporate sector; not only in legal, but also in financial and fiscal terms. As the district court in Amsterdam regularly appoints him as bankruptcy receiver, he is in a good position to assess what receivers consider important. And he readily uses this knowledge in the advice he provides.
Jelmer graduated from the University of Amsterdam in 2013. After graduating, he started his career as a lawyer at AKD, where he specialised in disputes and litigation in the fields of financing, securities and insolvency. He was also regularly appointed bankruptcy receiver by the District Court of Amsterdam in the bankruptcies of small businesses. He then worked in the corporate sector as a corporate lawyer for a year before joining Labré.
Jelmer is a member of the Dutch Association of Young Insolvency Lawyers (JIRA). He is also a member and co-founder of the Young Litigators Association (VJP), where he was treasurer during the association’s first year.
Mr. Feenstra has registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister): Burgerlijk procesrecht, Insolventierecht, Ondernemingsrecht (Bestuurdersaansprakelijkheid en Vennootschappen). 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.