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Financial Services Lawyers

The financial sector is facing significant changes in the supervision and restrictions in respect of the business model after the development of the financial crisis in 2007. Traditional structures have to be re-evaluated. Financial products and financial services need to be adapted to the new requirements imposed by governments and supervisory authorities. The traditional ‘stakeholder-model’ is set aside, executive directors and supervisory directors are facing tremendous challenges in respect of the conduct of their responsibilities and the requirements imposed by the supervisory authorities. Rules and regulations for the financial sector are changed rapidly and the forthcoming years many more initiatives for change will follow.

Our specialists of Financial Services advise our clients in respect of different topics concerning the changing environment in the financial sector. We focus on the following specialisms and competences:

  • Building the business environment of regulated companies and testing compatibility of processes and procedures with the regulations of the financial sector;
  • Risk management within regulated businesses and the translation of risk management to the organisation and governance of the business and aligning remuneration policies;
  • Advising on the corporate governance structure. Prepare for  Integrity and suitability assessments of executive and non-executive board members and assisting in shaping and formalising the relations between them in the context of the regulated business;
  • Market entry (permits, dispensations and exemptions) of Dutch and international regulated businesses (such as banks, insurers, payment services providers, financial service advisors and brokers, investment firms, clearing institutions and trust companies) and 'European Passports';
  • Financing of regulated businesses (such as banks, insurers and payment services providers) and the shaping of the contractual terms and conditions for external equity and debt financing complying with financial sector regulations;
  • Duty of care to consumers of financial products and financial services and the development of contractual terms and conditions for the relation between the regulated business and its customers;
  • Risk management trough transactions with a regulatory background, such as derivatives and structured capital and liquidity products;
  • Infrastructure for payments and securities and measures to protect customer’s interests (asset and money segregation and custody).
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Anton Louwinger
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Anton Louwinger is a belastingadviseur in our Tax Practice Group.​He advises the national and international business community on a variety of tax matters, such as (re)structuring, M&A and cooperation...
Etienne Courbois
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Etiënne Courbois is an advocaat in the Banking & Finance practice group of our firm.He advises both lenders and borrowers on domestic and multi-jurisdictional (debt) finance transactions, with a focus...
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Tessa Penninks
Netherlands, Utrecht
Tessa Penninks works as an advocaat in our Banking & Finance Practice Area Group and is a member of the Financial Services Team.​​Tessa is particularly involved in the preparation and review...
Anna Francesca Mancosu
Professional support lawyer
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Anna Francesca Mancosu is a Professional Support Lawyer for the Banking & Finance group in the CMS Amsterdam office.She is specialised in legal knowledge management, banking & finance, corporate and contract...
Laurens Pronk
Netherlands, Utrecht
Laurens Pronk works as an advocaat in our Banking & Finance Practice Area Group and is a member of the Financial Services Team.​ He specialises in financial regulatory and integrity related regulations...