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Simon Hardonk

Counsel
Advocaat

CMS
Newtonlaan 203
3584 BH Utrecht
PO Box 85250
3508 AG Utrecht
Netherlands
Languages German, English, Dutch

Simon Hardonk is Advocaat in our Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency group. He advises financial institutions, investors and corporates on all legal aspects involved in a range of restructuring (including distressed M&A), recovery and refinancing transactions, both domestically and internationally, and regularly resides in our London office. He also takes a special interest in sustainable finance.

He is an experienced litigator with a special focus on directors’ liability, shareholder disputes and insolvency-related issues. Simon is frequently active as a substitute judge in the Rotterdam district court.

As an expert in insolvency law, he is regularly appointed by Dutch courts as an insolvency practitioner. Thanks to his experience, Simon is able to provide excellent service to his clients who are looking for sound advice on corporate restructuring.

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Education

  • Global Executive OneMBA, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. RSM (NL), UNC (USA), FGV (Brazil), Xiamen University (China),Egade (Mexico), University of Miami (USA)
  • Company and Corporate Law, Grotius Academy for Post-Graduate Law Studies
  • Dutch Law (Private Law), Utrecht University
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08 April 2021
CMS Green Guid­ance - Help! The cli­mate is threat­en­ing my loan
Sus­tain­ab­il­ity and fin­an­cial ser­vices is a sec­tor in which ex­perts in fin­ance, sus­tain­ab­il­ity, com­pli­ance and law work to­geth­er. CMS Green Guid­ance is pub­lished monthly and keeps you abreast of the most...
04/02/2021
CMS Green Guid­ance - Sus­tain­ab­il­ity is no longer a show­case
Sus­tain­ab­il­ity and fin­an­cial ser­vices is be­com­ing a sec­tor on its own. A sec­tor in which ex­perts in fin­ance, sus­tain­ab­il­ity, com­pli­ance and leg­al work to­geth­er. CMS Green Guid­ance is pub­lished monthly...
21/10/2020
The EU Tax­onomy Reg­u­la­tion: ap­plic­a­tion & im­plic­a­tions
In our quicks­can on the EU Tax­onomy Reg­u­la­tion, our first brief art­icle on this sub­ject, we looked at how an eco­nom­ic activ­ity is tested on 'sus­tain­ab­il­ity' un­der the Tax­onomy and on the ap­plic­a­tion of...
16/10/2020
The EU Tax­onomy Reg­u­la­tion: a quicks­can
Sus­tain­able fin­ance is rap­idly be­com­ing an in­creas­ingly rel­ev­ant theme, in par­tic­u­lar for fin­an­cial in­sti­tu­tions. However, there is a lack of in­dustry-stand­ard meas­ures on how to grade the over­all sus­tain­ab­il­ity...
01/10/2020
Sus­tain­ab­il­ity Linked Loan Prin­ciples – APLMA & LMA May 2020
Gen­er­alSus­tain­ab­il­ity linked loans (SLLs) aim to fa­cil­it­ate and sup­port en­vir­on­ment­ally and so­cially sus­tain­able eco­nom­ic activ­ity and growth.  The LMA has pub­lished the Sus­tain­ab­il­ity Linked Loan Prin­ciples...
17/09/2020
Green Loan Prin­ciples – APLMA & LMA May 2020
Gen­er­alThe Green Loan Prin­ciples (GLP) aim to fa­cil­it­ate and sup­port en­vir­on­ment­ally sus­tain­able eco­nom­ic activ­ity and aid the de­vel­op­ment of a mar­ket-stand­ard ap­proach to green lend­ing.Green loans (GLs)...
03/09/2020
In­creas­ing reg­u­lat­ory pres­sure on the fin­an­cial sec­tor to start act­ing...
EU­'s policy on sus­tain­able fin­an­ceThe EU­'s sus­tain­able fin­ance policy sup­ports eco­nom­ic growth while re­du­cing pres­sure on the en­vir­on­ment and tak­ing in­to ac­count so­cial and gov­ernance as­pects. As part...
25/08/2020
Sus­tain­able fin­ance and ESG: need for guid­ance and clas­si­fic­a­tion
Sus­tain­ab­il­ity is­sues are covered by an ex­tens­ive ar­ray of ded­ic­ated con­ven­tions, norms and stand­ards that straddle the in­ter­na­tion­al, na­tion­al and loc­al levels. They are in­creas­ingly em­bed­ded in rules...
18/08/2020
Why sus­tain­able fin­ance is rel­ev­ant to fin­an­cial in­sti­tu­tions
Sus­tain­able fin­ance is a rap­idly grow­ing sec­tor, with in­ter­na­tion­al policy ini­ti­at­ives giv­ing rise to chan­ging at­ti­tudes in the in­vest­ment and lend­ing com­munity. The fin­an­cial sec­tor plays a key role...
11/08/2020
Brief in­tro­duc­tion and ter­min­o­logy of sus­tain­able fin­ance
Sus­tain­ab­il­ity en­cour­ages people, gov­ern­ments, busi­nesses and or­gan­isa­tions, in­clud­ing fin­an­cial in­sti­tu­tions, to frame de­cisions in terms of en­vir­on­ment­al, so­cial, and hu­man im­pact for the long term...
25 March 2020
COV­ID-19: Leg­al Q&A
The con­sequences of the corona crisis raise many un­cer­tain­ties for com­pan­ies. In this Q&A sev­er­al prac­tice area groups an­swer the most fre­quently asked ques­tions. This page will be reg­u­larly up­dated as...
11/07/2011
CMS ad­vises Uni­pa­pel on bind­ing of­fer for cross-bor­der ac­quis­i­tion
CMS has ad­vised Uni­pa­pel on its ir­re­voc­able of­fer to ac­quire the Spicers group of com­pan­ies from FTSE 250 com­pany, DS Smith, for ap­prox­im­ately £200 mil­lion (€222 mil­lion) to­geth­er with its sim­ul­tan­eous...