Marnix Somsen specialises in regulatory and criminal enforcement. He represents corporations and financial institutions subject to investigation and enforcement proceedings. His experience spans both the US, Europe, Africa and Asia. Recent work includes representing publicly listed companies in enforcement actions brought by the SEC, the FED, OFAC, BIS, the DoJ, the CFTC, the FCA, the SFO, BaFin, the AMF, the HKMA, the MAS, the JFSA, DNB, the OM and the AFM on a variety of regulatory and criminal charges.
Marnix typically handles cross-border enforcement matters and internal investigations for EU companies involving one or more US or other foreign regulators, drawing upon the resources of our international Best Friends network. Over the past few years, issues have included:
Libor and other financial benchmarks
FCPA and UKBA
other anti-bribery statutes
international sanction programs (UN, US, EU, Worldbank)
market & price manipulation
banking & securities fraud
regulatory compliance failures
Marnix’s work includes international coordination among local law firms, reputational damage mitigation, remedial & disciplinary measures, press relations, market disclosures and managing voluntary self-disclosures. Currently the co-chair of the IBA Anti-Corruption Committee for the Netherlands, Marnix has recently co-edited Onderneming en Sanctierecht, a Nijmegen University textbook on regulatory and criminal enforcement. Formerly an editor in chief of Tijdschrift voor Sanctierecht & Compliance, the Dutch enforcement & compliance law review, Marnix now serves on its Board of Advisors.