Gijs Kerstjens


Gijs specialises in restructurings, leveraged finance and general corporate lending. 
He has acted for both lenders and borrowers on multiple domestic and cross-border deals and restructurings. He advises on restructuring and insolvency matters and directors' liabilities. Gijs has gained previous experience in the financial litigation department, as part of which he has acted for corporates, banks and other financial institutions on banking, finance and securities litigation.


Published Work

  • Listed in the register of legal practice areas of the Dutch Bar Association for Insolventierecht



Admitted as advocaat, Netherlands, 2018


MSc, Financial Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 2017

LLM, Corporate Law, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam/University of Amsterdam, 2017 (summa cum laude)

BSc, Economics and Business Economics, Utrecht University, 2015

LLB, Law, Utrecht University, 2015

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.