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Tim Elkerbout


A creative thinker, always working in the client's interest


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About Tim Elkerbout

Tim is counsel in the finance team in our firm’s Amsterdam office and joined the firm in 2013. 

He specialises in finance and restructuring transactions and has experience in syndicated corporate lending, multi-jurisdictional restructurings and debt capital markets.

Tim advises sponsors, corporate borrowers, creditors and strategic investors in connection with financing transactions across the credit spectrum, in particular in relation to lending transactions and restructurings of stressed and distressed businesses.

During his time at Freshfields Tim was seconded to a London-based investor in the European retail sector and to the legal team of a Dutch financial institution.

Tim was recognised as a "rising star" in the 2023 edition of "the Legal 500".

Recent work

His recent (leveraged) financing and lending experience includes advising:

  • The underwriters on the financing provided to Arcadis, supporting its all-cash offer to acquire all issued and outstanding shares of IBI Group. 
  • The sponsors on financing the acquisition of T-Mobile Netherlands.
  • Ardian on their multi-jurisdictional leveraged buy-out of Deli Home.
  • Deutsche Bank on the growth-financing provided to Ohpen, a leading provider of a cloud-based banking platform. 
  • ABN AMRO Bank, ING Bank and Rabobank on the refinancing of Ebusco, a Dutch pioneer and a forerunner in the development of electric buses and charging systems.
  • iCON Infrastructure on various acquisition financings. 
  • Various Dutch corporates (including Wereldhave and Enexis) on their Dutch investment grade credit facilities.
  • Various international lending syndicates (including Goldman Sachs, JPM and HSBC) on multiple investment grade credit facilities provided to Dutch corporates. 

His recent restructuring experience includes advising:

  • HAL Investments on the acquisition of IQIP and financial restructuring of Royal IHC through a Dutch WHOA process.
  • The security holder in relation to the restructuring and insolvency of Dutch toy retailer Intertoys B.V. and the enforcement sale of the business.
  • Management of Lebara in relation to negotiations with the ad hoc group of bondholders on the financial restructuring of Lebara. 
  • Certain lenders, the security agent and the common agent for the entire financing transaction in respect of Dutch company Royal Imtech, including the enforcement actions following its insolvency.
  • Dutch Van Gansewinkel Groep on its €800m restructuring implemented by way of an English law scheme of arrangement.


2021 – Grotius Academy Insolvency Law (cum laude)

2013-2016 – Law firm school

2011-2013 – Master in European Business Law, Radboud University Nijmegen (cum laude)

2012 – Sydney University, Australia

2008-2011 – Bachelor in Dutch and International and European law, Radboud University Nijmegen