Financial Institutions & Fintech

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unique expertise for a unique type of client

Financial Institutions are subject to myriad and ever-evolving regulation affecting their products, services, governance, and processes. Therefore, they need lawyers with a deep understanding of the specific challenges and opportunities they face.

With leading experts in their respective fields, our integrated, multidisciplinary practice has an established track record working both alongside, and within, major financial institutions.

We advise on the most important deals in the financial services market and successfully represent major institutions in litigation, arbitration, and mediation proceedings around the globe.

We help existing market players to navigate fintech developments and to adapt to upcoming regulations, and we advise them seamlessly across borders on the most innovative and complex tech-driven projects and financing.

We also frequently work with emerging fintech companies to achieve their business objectives and protect their intellectual property and know-how within the boundaries of a vast, and sometimes daunting, regulatory regime.

Our Financial Institutions Group is also part of the European Financial Institutions Group set up by our Best Friends Network.

Recent Matters

10 January 2024

De Brauw advises IMC on update of its corporate holding structure with new U.S. global parent company

On 21 December 2023, IMC announced the update of its corporate holding structure. The firm created a new U.S. holding company, known as IMC Global Holdings LLC, to become the global parent company for the IMC group of companies. IMC took this step to better position itself to achieve its strategic growth agenda. The new structure will enable IMC to operate on a more level playing field with its peers, who are mainly U.S. based, including from a legal, regulatory and regulatory capital requirements perspective.
18 December 2023

Pon and Volkswagen Financial Services enter into strategic alliance in Bike Mobility Services

Pon sold a 49% stake in the Bike Mobility Services group ("BMS") to Volkswagen Financial Services ("VWFS"), together entering into a strategic alliance in the business of company bike leasing. BMS is a bike leasing company operating in six countries: Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Sweden, and the US. BMS aims to develop sustainable and affordable bike mobility services for employers and their employees. Pon and VWFS are aiming to jointly expand in the growing bicycle and e-bike leasing business in Europe and the USA and build on the long tradition of cooperation between Pon and the Volkswagen Group. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals. De Brauw acted as sole counsel to Pon, advising on a range of topics including corporate, M&A, tax and competition.
13 December 2023

De Brauw advises BlackFin on acquisition of Aon's personal lines brokerage and MGA business

De Brauw is advising BlackFin Capital Partners on the carve-out acquisition of the personal lines brokerage and managing general agent (MGA) business of Aon Netherlands.
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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.

Our Investment Management Experts
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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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