Experts’ role in banktruptcy investigations discussed in Tijdschrift voor Insolventierecht

An interesting article (Dutch) on retail failures that discusses the role of external experts (section 12), including those of BFI at V&D, McGregor and Macintosh, was published in the Tijdschrift voor Insolventierecht (TvI).

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BFI article on the potential effects of biases in the Royal Imtech bankruptcy in Dutch Financial Newspaper

Recently, our colleague Niek Strohmaier reflected on the effects of biases in bankruptcy trials in the Financial Newspaper (FD). This was prompted by a recent article in this newspaper on the alleged liability of the management board and supervisory board as well as their advisors as a result of the bankruptcy of listed industrial technology firm Royal Imtech. For more information please do not hesitate to contact us.

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BFI joins IVSC Europe Board

Jan Jaap Snel strengthens BFI’s valuation practice

BFI is pleased to announce that, from December 2018 onwards, former Duff & Phelps managing director and PwC valuations partner, Jan Jaap Snel and his team will join the firm to further strengthen its valuation practice. Jan Jaap will co-direct further expansion of the valuation activities with a focus on dispute valuation, economic damages and litigation support.

Marc Broekema and Jan Adriaanse, founders of BFI, commented, “Jan Jaap is a highly regarded expert in the field of valuations, with over two decades valuation experience with highly respected international firms, and as we grow our business both domestically and internationally over the coming years, Jan Jaap will be an important partner for our expansion as an independent valuation advisory firm.”

Recently, BFI has increasingly been engaged by both international and Dutch clients to support them in complex valuation issues, such as in proceedings before the European Court of Human Rights, the International Criminal Court, national courts and various expert committees. Jan Jaap’s experience of more than two decades in the broader valuation field will further enrich BFI’s offering to both existing and new clients.

Jan Jaap Snel, said “BFI is a very professional, independent consultancy firm with a strong valuation practice. I am proud to join the team to further strengthen BFI’s valuation offering and to support our clients in situations that are critical to them”.

In the coming years, BFI will continue to profile itself as an independent business valuation advisory firm for private and public companies, financial institutions, high-net worth individuals, and private equity funds. In 2018, BFI was honored with the ‘Valuation and Appraisal Firm of the Year – the Netherlands’ award of Finance Monthly.

Marc Broekema included in ICC Expert List

Recently, BFI’s partner Marc Broekema is included in the List of Experts before the International Criminal Court for a period of five years. A party, a participant or a Chamber of the Court may request his services as an expert in the field of finance or economic damages.


BFI named Valuation and Appraisal Advisory Firm again in 2019

After having been awarded as Valuation and Appraisal Advisory Firm for the Netherlands in 2018, BFI is happy to announce that we again have been awarded Valuation and Appraisal Advisory Firm | Netherlands by Finance Monthly as part of their annual M&A Awards. We feel it is an honor and it motives us to push even harder for our clients.

For more information on our valuation services please do not hesitate to contact us.