About Fouad el Houzi 

Fouad el Houzi is Partner at AKD. He specialises in restructurings, financing arrangements and insolvency matters.

His practice also encompasses litigating matters relating to debt settlements, D&O liability and garnishment, or settling them out of court. His clients include directors, officers, creditors, investors, shareholders and financial institutions such as leasing companies. They appreciate Fouad's efficiency, understanding of business management, and to-the-point solutions.

Fouad frequently deals with complex and high-stakes cross-border cases. For example, he has represented the bankruptcy trustees of Royal Imtech NV in various cases, from the sale of assets and negotiating final settlement agreements to conducting litigation.

Fouad is regularly appointed by the court as a trustee in insolvencies. Combined with his business management background, this experience enables him to arrange sensible restructurings.

Fouad regularly lectures and publishes articles on his specialist area.  He is an author for SDU Commentaar Vermogensrecht (a professional journal on property law), focusing on purchase financing and suretyship, SDU Insolventierecht (insolvency law), and the INSOL Europe Case Register.

Recent cases Fouad had involvement in include:

  • Liquidation of Royal Imtech N.V.
  • Advising on the restructuring of an international retail group
  • Advising on the restructuring of a US group with Dutch entities in the dairy industry
  • Representing a leasing company on various matters (leasing documentation, distressed clients, insolvencies)
  • Advising on the restructuring of an Asian group
  • Assisting and advising a Dutch biotech group on the negotiations with a foreign bank regarding a EUR 40 million loan capital financing
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Admitted to bar
  • The Netherlands
  • INSOLAD (the Dutch Association for Insolvency Lawyers) 
  • Dutch Young Insolvency Lawyers Association
Legal practice areas the Netherlands Bar’s register

Fouad el Houzi has registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):


  • Corporate law
  • Insolvency law


Based on this registration, Fouad 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.