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Erik Schuurs' practice focuses on insolvency law, distressed M&A, and cross-border insolvency. He has advised all stakeholders in distressed situations, including distressed asset investors, secured and unsecured creditors, debtors, and directors. Erik is regularly appointed by the Amsterdam District Court as administrator in insolvency proceedings.

Erik's recent experience includes the cross-border restructuring of the Brazilian Oi group, the cross-border insolvency of the European PaperlinX group, and the expropriation of SNS Reaal and SNS Bank.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Erik was a senior associate at an international law firm, where he was involved in the cross-border insolvencies of BCCI S.A., BenQ Mobile, Landsbanki, and AXA Porto Kali.


  • Aurelius sells remaining Office Depot Europe business to strategic buyer RAJA GroupJones Day advised AURELIUS Equity Opportunities in the sale of Office Depot Europe, which includes the remaining Viking and Office Depot Europe activities to strategic buyer RAJA Group.
  • Oi Brasil obtains approval of recovery planJones Day represented the trustee of Oi Brasil Holdings Coöperatief, a subsidiary of the Brazilian telecom giant Oi S.a., who filed for bankruptcy protection in 2016.