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About Bas Kramer

Bas is an associate in the Restructuring & Insolvency team in our firm's Amsterdam office and joined the firm in 2019.

Bas regularly advised companies, sponsors and other financial institutions on a wide variety of special situations, (debt) restructurings and distressed (M&A) transactions. Bas is a lawyer (advocaat), admitted to the bar in the Netherlands in 2019.

Before joining the Restructuring & Insolvency team, Bas was part of Freshfields' M&A and Private Equity team for over four years. During this time, Bas was seconded to the M&A team of Cargill. 

Recent work

His recent restructuring experience includes: 

  1. Advising the restructuring expert in the Dutch restructuring proceedings (WHOA) of McDermott 
  2. Advising HAL Investments on the acquisition of IQIP and financial restructuring of Royal IHC through the Dutch Scheme (WHOA)
  3. Advising Getronics on its restructuring and sale to GSH Private Capital 
  4. Advising the security holder in relation to the enforcement sale of the Intertoys business

His recent M&A experience includes: 

  1. Advising IK Partners on its proposed acquisition of GoodLife Foods, a leading European manufacturer of frozen snacks with over 700 employees and six production sites in the Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark
  2. Advising KLAR Partners on its proposed investment as a growth partner in hallo, which is leading Dutch provider of mission-critical IT services for SMEs
  3. Advising IK Partners on its proposed acquisition of IG&H, a leading consulting firm and a market leader in complex end-to-end digital transformation
  4. Advising GIC and APG on the agreement to acquire a substantial stake in The Student Hotel
  5. Advising Macquarie Asset Management on its investment in and strategic partnership with EDGE
  6. Advising Goldman Sachs on its EUR 1.7b acquisition of NN Investment Partners
  7. Advising Hexion Inc. on its USD 1.2b sale of its global epoxy business to Westlake Chemical Corporation
  8. Advising Ardian on its acquisition of Deli Home, a leading Dutch manufacturer and distributor of home improvement products
  9. Advising IK Partners on its sale of VPS to Fremman Capital
  10. Advising CVC Strategic Opportunities on its EUR 362.5m acquisition of a 50% stake in DFE Pharma
  11. Advising PGGM on its early stage minority investment in SCW Systems 


Bas is a lawyer (advocaat) and admitted to the Amsterdam Bar since 2019. He studies Dutch law at the University of Amsterdam and graduated from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in corporate law. 

  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands, LLM corporate law, cum laude
  • The University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law
  • University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, LLB