Financial Institutions

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Unique expertise positioned for a unique type of client

Subject to a myriad of ever-evolving regulations affecting their products, services, governance and processes, financial institutions need lawyers with a deep understanding of the specific challenges, opportunities, and the continual developments faced by the financial sector.


As leading experts in their respective fields of legal practice, our integrated, multidisciplinary practice has advised on the most important deals in the market and has an established track record working both alongside, and within, major financial institutions.


In addition to market leading regulatory expertise, dispute resolution also constitutes a core component of the practice as we successfully represent major financial institutions in litigation, arbitration and mediation around the globe.


Our Financial Institutions practice is also part of the European Financial Institutions Group of our Best Friends Network.

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Banking, Finance & Debt Capital Markets

Few firms in the Netherlands can match the quality of our people and our leading position across the full range of corporate, asset and project financing, debt restructuring, and debt capital markets. Our integrated Banking, Finance & Debt Capital Markets practice has a multidisciplinary team dedicated to the design, negotiation and documentation of both general corporate finance transactions and complex high-impact finance transactions.

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Investment Management

Against a continually changing legal, economic and regulatory backdrop, our Investment Management experts are at the forefront of all new developments across the full fund lifecycle.

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Insurance

We advise many of the largest internationally operating insurance groups and financial institutions based in the Netherlands (to include the largest healthcare insurer in the Netherlands) on the application of the rules and regulations on the supervision of financial markets. Our clients trust us with significant mergers and acquisitions, regulatory capital-raising transactions, large outsourcing arrangements, global custody and securities lending, and investment management mandates. Clients also recognise our expertise when seeking advice on which complex supervisory rules they are subject to.

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26 July 2022

New remuneration rules for financial enterprises in the Netherlands

On 1 January 2023, the Financial Markets Supervision Act will change, introducing a new scheme on remuneration at financial enterprises (such as banks and insurers). The new scheme includes a five-year statutory retention period for shares and other financial instruments that managing directors or employees receive as part of their fixed pay. In their remuneration policies, financial enterprises will also have to account for the relationship between the remuneration of their directors and employees and their social function. The new legislation includes a transitional regime. We describe the key features of the new law below.
15 July 2022

EBA - new compliance management guidelines for credit and financial institutions

The European Banking Authority (EBA) has published new guidelines on compliance management policies and procedures. The guidelines are set to affect the roles and responsibilities of management bodies, the AML/CFT compliance officer, and the organisation of the compliance function at group level. Credit or financial institutions must implement these into their policies and procedures per 1 December 2022. The new guidelines will complement guidelines issued by the European Supervisory Authorities (ESA) on wider governance arrangements and suitability checks.
2 May 2022

Trusts and funds for joint account must identify ultimate beneficial owners

Legislation introducing UBO identification requirements for trusts and funds for joint account (fondsen voor gemene rekening) will enter into force. The Implementation Decree has been published with an implementation date to follow. A UBO register kept by the Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands is expected to become operational later this year.

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