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Tom Hutten


Tom advises and litigates in commercial law and financial law matters.

He helps clients manage strategic and reputational risks, particularly in their interactions with stakeholders, including regulators and society. His expertise covers areas of general private law, trade law, as well as restructuring and insolvency law. He holds a PhD in secured transaction law. 

Tom joined A&O Shearman from a major Dutch bank, where he was an in-house counsel for the asset-based finance department.


Representative matters

Tom has handled a variety of matters, such as impending insolvency situations of (large) corporates, terminating sensitive business relationships and litigating in bankruptcy proceedings.

Pro bono

A&O Shearman collaborates with JINC to promote equal opportunities and connect disadvantaged students with professionals who help them to pursue their dreams. Tom helps to support and enable young people to discover their talents.

Published Work

  • S.R.F. Aarts & T. Hutten, ‘Algemene fraudepreventie vanwege een bijzondere bancaire zorgplicht?’, Tijdschrift voor Financieel recht 2024-1, p. 6-15.
  • T. Hutten, Pandrecht op aandelen (diss. Nijmegen), Serie Onderneming en Recht nr. 140, Deventer: Wolters Kluwer 2023.
  • Annotation District Court Amsterdam 14 July 2022, ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2022:8011, JOR 2022/5 (StAK Building Capital/Hogedijk Investments).
  • T. Hutten, T. & B.A. Schuijling, ‘Medezeggenschap bij de verpanding van aandelen op naam’, in: Geciteerd en besproken. Liber Amicorum prof. mr. L.G. Verburg, Serie Onderneming en Recht, nr. 124, Deventer: Wolters Kluwer 2021, p. 373-390.

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Lecturer, postgraduate specialization program ‘Financing and Securities’ (Grotius Academy).
  • Research Fellow, Business Law Institute (Radboud University).



PhD, Law, Radboud University, 2023

Postgraduate specialization ‘Financing and Securities’, Grotius Academy, 2019

MA, Law, Radboud University, 2016

BA, Law, Radboud University, 2014


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.