Daan Schalken

  • Email schalken@bg.legal
  • Telephone number +31 (0)88 - 141 08 12
  • Education University of Maastricht
    University of Sheffield (UK)
  • Admitted to the bar 25-08-1998
  • Specialization
  • Specialization training
    • Insolad (Association of Insolvency Law Attorneys)
  • Legal Practice areas NOvA
    • Insolvency law
    • Corporate law

Who is Daan Schalken?

Daan Schalken discovered his interest in business when studying Dutch Law in Maastricht. He also studied at Sheffield University [Great Britain] for part of his course. Daan joined the team of lawyers at BG.legal in 1998. Initially, he worked on general law cases, which allowed him to perfect his professional expertise as a lawyer. With the encouragement of his mentors, Jules Groenen and Miel Bogaerts, Daan subsequently started to focus more strongly on insolvency law, corporate law and employment law cases. Daan is now a partner at BG.legal.

He assists companies in [financial] difficulties, advises directors on a variety of issues and regularly acts as a sounding board for the management teams in large corporations. As the years have passed, Daan has received increasingly regular requests to act as the receiver in various bankruptcies. The court has also assigned him to major bankruptcies such as that of automotive group HDMG in Eindhoven, carpet manufacturer Ossfloor in Oss, retail business Edgar Vos and electronics chain De Harense Smid. Daan tries to achieve the best outcome for the client through consultation. If the problem cannot be resolved amicably, he has no hesitation in donning his barrister’s robe.

Other positions and membership of professional associations

  • Secretary of Jong Management Noordoost-Brabant [Young Management North-East Brabant]
  • Member of the Advisory Board of Keser Group
  • Lecturer for the Euroforum “Bankruptcy settlement” course in
  • Lecturer for the CPO “Bankruptcy blunders” course
  • Member of Company Club de Hooge Vorssel
  • Member of Brabants-Zeeuwse werkgeversvereniging Kring ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Boxtel a.o. [Brabant-Zeeland Employers’ Association, ‘s-Hertogenbosch Boxtel and surrounding area]
  • Member of the Foundation Board of Stavoor B.V.
  • [Guest] lecturer in Insolvency Law at the University of Applied Sciences Avans-Fontys, faculty of law