Our people

René Maatman


  • Profession
    Advocaat, admitted to the Bar in 2012
  • Expertise
    Corporate Governance, Financial Markets Regulation, Investment Management, Pensions
  • Languages
    Dutch, English, German
  • Education
    University of Nijmegen (Ph.D)


René Maatman, a specialist in pensions and pension law, advises companies, pension funds and pension providers, including asset managers.


Before joining De Brauw, René was a board member of the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) from 2008-2012. His responsibilities included public offerings, market surveillance (including filing requirements, market manipulation and insider trading) and financial infrastructure. During his term at the AFM, René chaired ESMA’s Standing Committee on Corporate Finance.


From 1994-2008, René was Chief Counsel at ABP Investments. ABP is the Dutch pension fund for public employees and ranks among the world’s largest institutional investors. He was a member of the Dutch Corporate Governance Code Monitoring Committee, also known as the Frijns Committee.


René’s PhD dissertation “Dutch Pension Funds, fiduciary duties and investing” was published in 2004. He publishes regularly in Dutch law journals on asset management, corporate governance, pension fund governance and financial oversight.


In addition to being a partner at De Brauw, René is professor of Pension Matters and Asset Management at Radboud University of Nijmegen. He holds the research chair on the private law principles of asset management, governance, pension matters and financial oversight.


Since 2014, René is a member of the Capital Market Committee, an advisory board to and established by the AFM (Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets).


Since 2018, René is a member of the Supervisory Board of SPMS, the Pension Fund for Medical Specialists.

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