About Ward Aerts

Ward Aerts is a partner and litigation and insolvency attorney-at-law at AKD who specialises in corporate law. Ward regularly gives seminars on this subject and publishes articles and blogs. In his practice he focuses on advising on (re)structurings and on assisting companies that are going through tough times.

Ward advises and litigates on directors' liability and related insurance aspects. He also advises on (the creation of) commercial securities (rights of pledge) and personal securities (joint and several liability, suretyship and guarantees). In addition he has wide-ranging experience with executing these securities, for example in attachment and enforcement dispute procedures.

Ward's clients are (the directors of) companies and institutions. Ward determines, together with his clients, how they can best achieve their objectives. They appreciate his creativity and involvement in strategic considerations. Ward's aim is to achieve long-term relationships and that means his clients often regard him as a trusted advisor.

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  • Maastricht University - Law (Cum Laude)
  • Grotius - Corporate Structures
  • Grotius Insolad (Cum Laude)
Admitted to bar
  • The Netherlands
  • VNO-NCW Brabant Zeeland
  • E8 Eindhoven
  • Member of INSOLAD, the Dutch specialist association for insolvency lawyers
  • Member of the Dutch Corporate Litigation Association (Vereniging Corporate Litigation)


Legal practice areas the Netherlands Bar’s register

Ward Aerts 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, Ward 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.

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