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Lilian Welling-Steffens focuses on structured and secured financing, restructuring, and (cross-border) insolvency. She is also experienced in the area of private international law and property law. Lilian is a noted academic in this field, publishing regularly, acting as a guest lecturer at Universities and speaking at industry events. She is also an active member of various industry associations, including member of the Knowledge Development Committee of the Dutch Restructuring Association.


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



  • Guest Lecturer, Leiden University, 2016-2021
  • University of Amsterdam, 2003-Present
    • Guest Lecturer, 2015-Present
    • Affiliated Lecturer, 2007-2015
    • Associate Professor, 2003-2006
  • Catholic University of Malawi, 2008-2011
    • Associate Professor, 2010-2011
    • Director of law, 2008-2011
  • University of Malawi (Chancellor College)
    • Associate Professor, 2011-2015
  • Grotius specialization Securities Law
    • Lecturer private international law, 2015-Present

Sukcesy i wyróżnienia

  • Member of the Dutch Association for Restructuring and member of the Knowledge Development Committee of the DAfR, 2021-Present
  • Member of the ad hoc advisory committee for the Ministry of Justice in respect of the Proposal of the EU Commission for a Regulation on the law applicable to third party effect of the assignment of claims, 2018-Present
  • Member, INSOLAD, 2017-Present
  • Member, NACIIL, 2017-Present
  • Legal Advisor, Mlambe Foundation, 2007-Present
  • Member of the Consultation Committee of INSOLAD re the legislative proposal on out of court compositions (consultatie commissie INSOLAD inzake voorstel van Wet homologatie buitengerechtelijk akkoord ter voorkoming van faillissement), 2017
  • Advising Ministry of Trade of Malawi and the World Bank on new legislation in the field of Insolvency, Security Rights, 2010-2015


  • Post Graduate Course, Insolvency Law, cum laude, Grotius/INSOLAD
  • Ph.D., Private International Law, Leiden University
  • LL.M., Dutch Law and Public International Law, University of Amsterdam
Posiadane uprawnienia
  • The Netherlands
Znajomość języków
  • Dutch, ojczysty
  • angielski, biegły
  • francuski, konwersacyjny
  • niemiecki, konwersacyjny
  • Chichewa, konwersacyjny