The Dutch Financial Supervision Act (Wet op het Financieel Toezicht (“Wft”) and the regulations based on it are extensive and subject to regular amendment. The Financial Supervision team of Kennedy Van der Laan keeps a close eye on developments, so that future rules and regulations can be anticipated in a proper and fast way. The team can also help you with questions such as: which financial rules do I have to comply with? How do I deal with the Dutch Central Bank (DNB) and the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM)?
Financial Supervision in Insurance and Liability
Some attorneys of the Financial Supervision team have previously worked in the insurance sector. They know this world from inside out and have the necessary legal and practical knowledge regarding insurers, insurance brokers and intermediaries, equity-linked insurances, investment funds and outsourcing.
Financial Supervision in Banking & Finance
The Financial Supervision team advises banks on general financial matters such as guarantees, bonds, letters of credit, cash pooling arrangements, payment transactions, security issues and other general banking matters.
In addition, the Financial Supervision team is specialized in securities law and procedural administrative law, so that any additional expertise required is always close at hand.
Chambers Europe 2015 – Banking & Finance – Band 5
What the team is known for Well-regarded practice advising a range of national and international banks on a broad spectrum of finance mandates. Offers notable experience in cross-border transactions, restructurings, banking litigation and regulatory issues.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
“The lawyers are responsive and clear-thinking, with superb English. They are always helpful when we have questions, and are less bureaucratic than others we have dealt with.”
“We always go back to the firm as it knows our company, is flexible, acts quickly and is always reachable.”
What’s new? Lendico Netherlands is a new client win.
Work highlights Acted for Hercules on a USD10 million loan agreement for uniQure.
Acted for Brand Loyalty on an amendment and restatement agreement of a EUR75 million arranged by banks including NIBC Bank and ING.
According to a client, managing partner Bart De Man “delivers an amazing work product in a short period of time. He is structured and can oversee a deal.” He covers syndicated loans, refinancing and acquisition finance.
Associate Joris van Horzen wins effusive praise from sources, with clients describing him as “technically strong, commercial and efficient. He thinks with us to find solutions.”They continue: “He is straightforward and to the point, and keeps things moving.”
Significant clients Silicon Valley Bank, RBS, KPMG, HSBC, Bremer Landesbank.
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Kennedy Van der Laan, which attracts plaudits for its ‘succinct advice’ and ‘flexible and creative solutions’, has particular expertise in crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending. ‘Very professional’ senior associate Joris van Horzen is ‘extremely quick to respond’.
Chambers Europe 2014 – Banking & Finance – Band 5
What the team is known for Growing practice handling asset finance, project finance and acquisition finance. Well regarded for banking litigation, and frequently instructed by both borrowers and lenders.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) “The quality is great, and we can always work with the same team. Every time we do a deal, we know the team and the team knows us.”
Notable practitioners Senior associate Joris van Horzen continues to impress sources. One client says: “He knows how to put everything into context with his industry knowledge and is very hands-on and practical. He is dedicated to helping us.”
Legal 500 EMEA 2014 – Banking & Finance – Tier 4
“Kennedy Van der Laan’s ‘very experienced and proactive’ team handles transactional and regulatory matters. Senior associate Joris van Horzen provides ‘no-nonsense solutions to complex structuring and collateral issues’.”
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