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Thijs Elseman is a member of the Finance & Restructuring Group. He focuses his practice on corporate finance, restructuring and insolvency. Thijs advises corporates, investment banks, financial institutions and private equity investors on a wide range of corporate finance transactions, including bilateral and syndicated loans, acquisition and asset financing and debt and equity capital market transactions. He is regularly involved in complex, distressed financing transactions and cross-border restructurings. Before joining Greenberg Traurig in 2022, Thijs worked at a large international law firm in their Amsterdam and London office for more than 12 years.

Thijs is a member of the RE-STRUC team, a multidisciplinary team within Greenberg Traurig comprising focus areas including real estate, restructuring, including WHOA (“Dutch Restructuring Scheme”), financing, conflict management, alternative dispute resolution, RICS accredited mediation services, regulatory and tax. Please visit our dedicated RE-STRUC page for more information.

Thijs is a member of the Amsterdam Sustainability Desk. The Sustainability Desk is available daily and provides assistance and support for real estate sustainability inquiries in the Netherlands and the EU. Please visit our dedicated Sustainability Desk page for more information.


  • (Cross-border) Financial restructuring transactions
  • (International) Insolvency law
  • Advice on composition plans
  • Asset-based finance
  • General (cross-border) bank and institutional finance
  • Leveraged finance
  • Non-performing loan sales
  • Project finance
  • Property finance
  • Security enforcement
  • Structured finance
  • Acquisition finance


Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Legal 500 EMEA Guide, Banking and Finance: Borrower Side, 2023-2024
  • Member, Dutch Bar Association


  • M.Jur., distinction, University of Oxford
  • LL.M., cum laude, Leiden University
  • LL.B., cum laude, Leiden University
  • The Netherlands
  • Dutch, Native
  • English, Fluent