Maurice Winkels


Fields of practice
  • Company Law
  • Insolvency Law
  • Restructuring
  • Financing & Securities

Maurice has registered the following principal legal practice area in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):

  • Insolvency Law

Based on this registration, he is required to obtain ten training credits per calender year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.

Maurice joined LXA Attorneys in 2011. He is head of LXA's Insolvency and Restructuring team.

Maurice is a specialist in the field of company law and insolvency law. He is engaged in advising and litigation for business owners. He guides business owners in purchase and sales processes, shareholders' disputes, contract law disputes, as well as in matters relating to officer and director liability.

In addition, Maurice is also engaged in the completion of bankruptcy proceedings and suspension of payments. He is regularly appointed by the court as a receiver in bankruptcy cases. Primarily because he has extensive experience with the completion of bankruptcy cases, he also advises companies that are experiencing financial hardship. He also assists creditors, directors and other parties that are involved in a bankruptcy.

Maurice has followed a number of post-academic specialisation courses. In 2013, Maurice completed the INSOLAD/Grotius course in Insolvency Law and in 2015 the INSOLAD/EUR Specialist course in Financial Economics for Insolvency Lawyers. Maurice is a member of the Dutch Association of Insolvency Lawyers (INSOLAD).

Maurice's recent work 
  • Serving as a trustee in various (substantial) insolvency cases
  • Advised and represented several shareholders and/or directors to file for a (controlled) bankruptcy and implement a restart
  • Filed for bankruptcy on behalf of several creditors and file their claims in bankruptcy proceedings
  • Execute on behalf of several security holders

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