Elizabeth van Schilfgaarde is managing partner of NautaDutilh's New York office. She serves as Netherlands and Netherlands Caribbean counsel in a wide range of international finance transactions including debt capital market transactions, acquisition finance and asset based lending. Elizabeth represents borrowers and issuers, as well as financial institutions and private equity funds.
Elizabeth graduated from Utrecht University Law School in 1989 with highest honors and received her LL.M. from Harvard Law School in 1990. She is admitted to the Amsterdam bar and the New York State bar. She joined NautaDutilh in 1996, was named partner in 1998 and served on the firm's Steering Committee for six years, three of which as chair.
Elizabeth is the Past President of the American Foreign Law Association and is a member of the board of The Netherland-America Foundation. Elizabeth is a member of the ABA Legal Opinions Committee and a member of the editorial group for the ABA Report on Cross Border Closing Opinions.
Elizabeth is "highly recommended for her expertise with the crossover of Netherlands and US law" - Chambers USA Banking & Finance 2017.
Elizabeth is ranked as an "Expert Based Abroad for Netherlands Banking & Finance" - Chambers Global 2017.
Elizabeth is ranked as an "Expert Based Abroad for Curacao General Business Law" - Chambers Global, Curacao 2017.
Elizabeth is ranked as an "Expert Based Abroad for Banking & Finance (Dutch Carribean Expertise) USA." - Chambers Global 2017.
"She's always available, even at odd times or when she's travelling." - Chambers Global 2017.
"Elizabeth van Schilfgaarde draws praise from clients for her 'very smart and practical' approach, and her responsiveness."- Chambers Global 2017.
"What makes our life easier is that, when a deal is run from the USA, the local counsel can sometimes be out of touch with the big picture but Elizabeth is great, she's always involved on both the US and Curaçao sides. She's the one problem-spotting and holding the deal together." - Source from Chambers Global, Curacao 2014.