About Rolf Everhardus

Rolf Everhardus is an attorney-at-law at AKD. He advises Dutch and international businesses on national or cross-border insolvency and restructuring issues and also advises and litigates with regard to, for example, director's liability, purchases/restarts after bankruptcies, fraudulent preference (actio pauliana), financing and securities. 

Rolf also regularly works as a bankruptcy trustee. Rolf’s clients include companies which are themselves (at risk of) experiencing (financial) difficulties or are actually facing the (imminent) bankruptcy of a counterparty. He also regularly advises parties that are interested in a restart or takeover of assets following a bankruptcy.

His clients appreciate his sense of purpose, accessibility and personal approach. Rolf has plenty of experience with problems relating to companies in (financial) difficulties. For that reason he has been called upon to assist with many of the more major bankruptcies in the Netherlands in recent years, during which he provided legal advice or support during the bankruptcy settlements.

In addition to his work as an attorney-at-law and trustee Rolf publishes regularly on issues within his specialist field. He published several times, for example, on pre-pack and restarts after bankruptcy and his annotations to recent case law are published regularly in the ‘Jurisprudentie in Nederland’ (JIN) journal.

Rolf also writes blogs on current and interesting issues on the AKD blog page. Rolf is a member of the board of the AKD Young Business Club where he focuses on establishing and maintaining good relationships with other organisations. He also organises specialist knowledge and network events.

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More about

  • Tilburg University: International and European Law
  • Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf:  Summer School European Business Law
  • Tilburg University: Private Law
  • University of California, Berkley: School of Law (International Business Transactions)
Admitted to bar
  • The Netherlands
  • Board Member of the AKD Young Business Club
Legal practice areas the Netherlands Bar’s register

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


  • Insolvency law


Based on this registration, Rolf 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.