Robert van Galen is specialised in insolvency law with an emphasis on cross-border issues and is heading NautaDutilh’s Insolvency and restructuring Group. He has been involved in virtually all major cases in the Netherlands over the past 25 years, such as Barings, Fokker, GTS, KPNQwest, Lehman, Yukos and OSX. He is furthermore admitted to the bar of the Dutch Supreme Court and has been involved in a number of important cases decided by the Dutch Supreme Court.
NautaDutilh’s Insolvency and Restructuring Group has been listed already for many years in the top tier in all the major league tables and to the extent such tables also rank individuals, Robert is consistently listed in the top tier. Chambers quotes him as "incredibly clever and very academic, as well as very calm under fire. The star of the Netherlands in this field".
Robert is past president of the European association of Insolvency Practitioners, INSOL Europe and past president of the Dutch association of insolvency lawyers, INSOLAD. He is the Dutch representative to UNCITRAL Working Group V.
He is fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. He is president of the Amsterdam lawyers society (Praktizijnssociëteit).
Publications, editing board activities
Robert has published a substantial number of articles in legal journals and contributions to legal books. He was the co-author of a report on cross-border insolvency law to the Netherlands Association for International Law (NVRI) and author of a report on groups of companies for the Netherlands Association for Comparative and International Insolvency Law (NACIIL). He is member of the editing board of the Dutch leading magazine on corporate law.