Arnoud Noordam

In memoriam (23 May 1965 – 1 May 2024)

Mr. dr. Arnoud J. Noordam, founder of Noordam Advocatuur, passed away on 1 May 2024. Arnoud worked as an attorney for over 30 years.

Arnoud graduated from VU University with a focus in law and economics. In 1991, he began his legal career as an attorney with Baker & McKenzie. Four years later, he founded his own firm, Noordam Advocatuur, where he continued to specialize in employment law and insolvency law.

Arnoud was a pioneer in the field of law. In 2007, Arnoud was awarded a PhD in insolvency law at the VU University Amsterdam on Debt Restructuring and Good Faith. His thesis was referred by the courts as “the handbook on debt restructuring”, and to this day, his thesis remains highly recognized.

Arnoud published several other books and law journals. He was also co-founder of the Dutch journal WSNP Periodiek, a journal targeted towards professionals working in the field of debt restructuring.

As a teacher, Arnoud trained many professionals in the field of insolvency law for almost 20 years.

Arnoud consistently exceeded his civil duty of care by serving as Chairman of the Association of Debt Restructuring (NVVK) and the Association Vereniging Vrienden van de Amsterdamse Binnenstad (VVAB), an association that aims to protect and conserve the heritage in the city of Amsterdam.

Arnoud worked for a wide range of national and international clients, covering the entire field of both employment law and insolvency law. Clients appreciated him for his commitment, his personal approach and his eye for detail.

Arnoud will be remembered as a passionate lawyer and a beloved colleague, a man who remained humble despite his extensive list of accomplishments. He was a role model to many in the legal profession. His work will live on and continue to play a significant role in the field of law.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends and in particular with his partner Laura and son Ruben.

He will be greatly missed.