Our highly specialised financial services team helps clients to structure their business in the most efficient way, minimising regulatory burdens while complying with relevant regulations.
Our financial services team also provides advice on and assists in transactional matters, including new product launches and contractual documentation.
We have a particular focus on the infrastructure of the securities trading markets and new trading, clearing and settlements platforms.
Team and experience
The Dutch financial services team offers full service across the retail and wholesale financial services area. The seven strong team of lawyers and tax advisers is led by partner Gijs van Leeuwen.
Gijs van Leeuwen is recommended by the European Legal 500 and Chambers Global Guide for his banking and financial services work. He advises on a wide range of banking, securities (debt and equity) and regulatory matters.
Floortje Nagelkerke has worked for 4.5 years as a lawyer at the financial regulator, the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets, before joining us. Her focus is exclusively on financial services and regulatory issues and she is one of the acknowledged experts in this area.
Wouter Hertzberger is specialised in negotiating ISDA’s and securities lending.
Paul Vine regularly advises on custody and segregation of client’s assets and on capital adequacy requirements for banks and investment firms.
Marcel van de Vorst advises and assists on matters relating to market abuse and public take-over bids.
Remco Smorenburg advises on tax issues.
Otto Klaassen advises on matters relating to equity markets and insurers.
According to the latest edition of Legal 500, “[Norton Rose’s] connections to prime brokers and hedge fund managers …, have allowed the firm to build a formidable business.”
Our team acts for several banks, investment firms and clearing houses. More detailed information can be found in the description of specific areas of expertise on the left.
The team regularly publishes in ‘Juridisch up to Date’ on recent developments in Dutch banking and securities legislation