Bas van Dooren

+31 (0) 88 440 2400


Bas has worked for Holla for over twenty years and has been a partner since 1996. He is the youngest son of one of our firm’s founding fathers. Bas is an expert in financing, securities & insolvency and banking & finance. He has many years of experience as a receiver in bankruptcies and as an administrator in moratoriums. Over the past few decades, he has settled several major bankruptcies. Bas also advises companies experiencing difficulties and assists directors in liability issues.

In one bankruptcy in which he acted as the receiver, Bas commenced an action – against the flow of legal opinion – against the ABN AMRO Bank. He appealed to the Supreme Court of the Netherlands three times and won. These proceedings led to the famous ABN AMRO/Van Dooren ex officio rulings.

Bas distinguishes himself as a keen, knowledgeable and courteous lawyer. Colleagues are also fond of his ability to put things into perspective. Lawyers do not generally like to be taken off the field, but Bas also does not like to be taken away from the field. In his free time, he duels on the golf course (using his clubs).

Track Record

Curriculum Vitae

  • 1996 - heden, Holla Advocaten
  • 1992 - 1996, Holla & Van Dooren
  • 1989 - 1992, Houthoff Advocaten


  • Grotius Opleidingen
  • 1982 - 1988, Universiteit Groningen

Side activities

  • Vereniging van Insolventierecht Advocaten (Insolad)
  • Ronde tafel 40+ (Vught)
  • NCD
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