SFNet Europe Unlocking The Potential Of Asset-Based Lending - Amsterdam

June 24, 2020 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM (W. Europe Daylight Time)

NautaDutilh Beethovenstraat 400

NautaDutilh Beethovenstraat 400 Amsterdam, 1082 PR

Due to preventative measures taken against Coronavirus, this event is now scheduled for Wednesday 24th June. 

This half-day conference commences with a choice of workshops specifically designed to take an in-depth look at subjects pertinent to ABL both locally to The Netherlands and internationally.

Following a networking lunch the core programme will explore global economics, market trends and legal implications likely to impact the industry in both the short and longer term. The event concludes with a drinks reception. 

This event is aimed at ABL providers and advisors focused on how the ABL market is evolving from various angles and will provide high quality peer-to-peer networking opportunities.

1130-1230: Workshops - choice of 3 (see below for more detail):

Workshop 1: Planning For A Turn Of Cycle
Willem Holterman, Financial Rescturing Large Corporates, ABN AMRO Bank N.V.
Workshop 2: Asset Based Lending - how far can you go? 
Richard Hawkins, CEO, Atlantic Risk Management Services
Workshop 3: European Law Reform - including the European Directive for insolvency, pending legislation on bands of assignments (Belgium, Germany, France, The Netherlands and the UK)

1230-1330: Networking Lunch

1330-1600: Main Programme

  • Welcome
  • Keynote: Global Economic Update 
    - Bill Diviney, Senior Economist, ABN AMRO, Group Economics
  • Panel: Market Trends & Developments
    - Erik Fontein, Principal, Nielen Schuman
    - Tom Gevers, Sr Director Structuring, ABN AMRO ABF N.V.
    - Sander Klaassen, Executive Director, Acquisition Finance & Sponsor Coverage, Rabobank
    - Mike Roth, Director, Head Product Specialists Large Corporate, Deutsche Bank AG (moderator)
  • Panel: Demystifying FILO - what does it mean, how does it work and when should you use it
    - Ian Corfield
    - Ronald Biemens, Head of ABF Origination & Structuring International, ABN AMRO
    - Teun Struycken, Partner, NautaDutilh N.V. (moderator)

1600-1700: Drinks reception

Find out more about our speakers below: 


Hosted by:
Free for members.
 €29 Guest of a member. €49 for non-members.

Ticket includes entry to the workshops, networking lunch, programme and drinks reception. Open to members and non-members.


Workshop 1: Planning For A Turn Of Cycle
Willem Holterman, Financial Rescturing Large Corporates, ABN AMRO Bank N.V.

Workshop 2: Asset Based Lending - how far can you go?

Richard Hawkins, CEO, Atlantic Risk Management Services

A quick trip around the world looking at the opportunities and challenges of Cross Border Lending:

  • Countries where ABL is taking place
  • What makes a country suitable for ABL?
  • Challenges in direct lending to certain jurisdictions
  • Structures used in cross-border ABL
  • Cross-border Receivables Financing Method Structure and Challenges.
Workshop 3: Legal

An update on recent law reforms including the European Directive for insolvency proceedings, pending legislation on bands of assignment and Crown Right of Preference with expertise from Belgium, Germany, France, UK and Netherlands.


Bill Diviney
is a Senior Economist covering the US and UK. Prior to joining ABN AMRO, he worked as an economist and FX strategist at Barclays, based in the Tokyo and Singapore offices, where he covered G10 FX markets and Emerging Asia. Bill studied economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies (BA) and at the University of St Andrews (MSc).

Ian Corfield: Previously Managing Director for White Oak UK, responsible for ABL origination in Europe focusing on opportunistic credit, special situations and emerging growth financings.  A former Partner at Grant Thornton UK, Ian is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner, with 30 years’ experience advising corporates on debt and restructuring matters.

Richard Hawkins: 
Richard was at the forefront of developing Asset Based Lending techniques in the UK in the 1980s. Richard established Atlantic RMS in 1997 with Offices in London, Chicago and Hong Kong. The business specialises in Pre Lending Reviews, Audits, Portfolio Management, Work Outs, Recoveries, Consulting and Training. They work for many of the leading Financial Institutions in Europe, USA and Asia. Atlantic RMS has undertaken assignments in over 25countries across 4 continents. Richard is co-author of Asset Based Working Capital Finance on behalf of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.



Contact Information

Contact: Helen Jacobi

Phone Number: 447812995049

Email: SFNetEurope@gmail.com