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Sigrid Jansen


Sigrid is Senior Partner of the Netherlands.

Sigrid specialises in restructuring and workouts of companies in financial distress and the bankruptcy remote structuring of new deals. Sigrid has represented companies, including private equity investors, and financial institutions in a wide range of domestic and cross border corporate and multi-bank debt restructurings. She also has particular expertise in corporate finance, secured lending, (financial) collateral arrangements and distressed debt trading.

Sigrid joined the firm in 2000 and has been a partner since 2012. She was Global Co-Head of Restructuring, 2021 - 2024. Sigrid is member and fellow of the International Association of Insolvency Lawyers (INSOL International), member of the editorial board of INSOL International, member of the Dutch Association of Insolvency Lawyers (INSOLAD) and member of the insolvency committee for the Ministry of justice. 


Representative matters

Intertoys on the financial restructuring of its business in The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, both on a going-concern basis and on the implementation of the restructuring via a composition plan in a suspension of payments process.

A global institutional alternative investment management firm on its loan-to-own strategy by acquiring a loan portfolio and subsequent foreclosure of the underlying real estate portfolio owned by Breevast.

Vroon on the restructuring of its bilateral financing arrangements, contingency planning (including chapter 11, scheme etc), cocom discussions and operational restructuring.

The senior lenders in the financial restructuring of Steinhoff. 




Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Netherlands Bar Association
  • Member, International Association of Insolvency Lawyers (INSOL International)
  • Fellow, International Association of Insolvency Lawyers (INSOL International)
  • Member, editorial board of  INSOL International
One of the best insolvency and restructuring lawyers in the Netherlands," Sigrid Jansen remains a popular choice for advising lenders on restructuring matters. She has notable experience in loan acquisitions, debt for equity swaps and debt recovery proceedings. A client enthuses: "Sigrid Jansen has excellent legal skills and combines these with very strong communication and negotiating skills in any restructuring situation.
Chambers Europe 2022
Market leader Sigrid Jansen is highly regarded for advising borrowers and lenders on high-profile cross-border restructurings. Appreciating her business-oriented attitude, one client enthuses: "Jansen takes a very commercial approach which ensures deals get done, and she makes sure the advice you are given is very well thought through," before stressing: "I'm always very comfortable in her hands because I know deals will happen." Another client highlights that she is "technically strong but also pragmatic and takes good care of her clients' interests.
Chambers Europe 2021



Admitted as advocaat, Netherlands, 2000

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


Erasmus Programme, Erasmus University Poitiers (France), 1999

Law degree, University of Groningen (Netherlands), 2000


Dutch, English
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.