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Sid Pepels litigates and advises on commercial and international insolvency matters, with a focus on complex restructurings and insolvencies. He regularly assists court-appointed trustees and administrators in cross-border liquidations and reorganizations.

The high-profile cases on which Sid has recently litigated and advised include proceedings on behalf of expropriated SNS Reaal bond holders against the Dutch State, the bankruptcy of Intertoys (the leading Dutch toys retailer), the restructuring of Oi (the Dutch finance vehicle of the Brazilian telecom giant), and the insolvency of PaperlinX Holdings B.V. (a global paper distributor).

Sid regularly publishes on European and international insolvency law topics. He is a board member for the Netherlands Association for Comparative and International Insolvency Law and is currently conducting Ph.D. research at Radboud University, where his research focuses on cross-border restructurings of multinational groups of companies under the EU Recast Insolvency Regulation.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Sid was an associate at a global law firm, where, among other things, he advised on the acquisition of a large distressed real estate portfolio.


  • Expropriated SNS Reaal bondholders secure compensation from Dutch StateJones Day successfully assisted SNS Reaal bondholders in obtaining a judgment securing €804 million in compensation from the Dutch State for the nationalization of SNS Reaal NV and SNS Bank NV on February 1, 2013.
  • Exide Technologies completes $1.1 billion comprehensive new financing and recapitalizationJones Day represented Exide Technologies, a global leader in stored energy solutions for the automotive and industrial markets, in connection with a comprehensive new financing and recapitalization transaction.
  • Additional Publications

    • June 2021
      One for all, and all for one? On cross-border CoCo in group insolvencies under the Recast EIR and the existence of an ‘overriding group interest’, European Insolvency and Restructuring Journal
    • December 2020
      Defining groups of companies under the European Insolvency Regulation (recast):On the scope of EU group insolvency law, International Insolvency Review 2020
    • January 2020
      De WHOA als instrument voor (grensoverschrijdende) groepsherstructureringen, Maandblad voor Ondernemingsrecht 2020/1-2
    • March 9, 2019
      Kronieken Vermogensrecht 2018-2019, Advocatenblad 2019/7, p. 61-80
    • October 2018
      Het internationaal insolventierecht in beweging, Tijdschrift voor Insolventierecht 2018/51
    • September 2018
      Kronieken Vermogensrecht 2017-2018, Advocatenblad

    Publications Prior to Jones Day

    April 2016

    Companies in financial distress and the position of their employees under labor law (Ondernemingen in financiële moeilijkheden en de arbeidsrechtelijke positie van hun werknemers) - a research report by the Research Centre Business & Law of the Radboud University (April 2016)