Finnius wordt door de markt gerespecteerd om de exceptionele dienstverlening en expertise binnen het financieel toezichtrecht. Finnius en haar advocaten worden dan ook aanbevolen in toonaangevende internationale gidsen. Hier vindt u een greep uit een aantal recente gidsvermeldingen:
"Finnius are very knowledgeable and are a high-level sparring partner that enables us to make the best decisions."— Chambers Europe 2023
Banking & Finance Regulatory (Band 2)
Finnius is well known for focusing on financial regulatory matters, assisting clients with both contentious and non-contentious mandates. The law firm represents clients in challenges to administrative fines, as well as acting on regulatory approval matters. The team also advises on proposed new products, in addition to assisting clients with obtaining licences.
A client reports that the team is “The team is very experienced in this type of work so they can accurately advise us on what to do and how things will go.” Another client appreciates that the law firm “understood the necessity to act fast on our behalf.”
Bart Bierman (Band 3) advises clients on licensing mattersnd objections to fines imposed by the regulatory authority. In addition, he assists clients with obtaining regulatory approval for transactions and internal structuring matters.
Rosemarijn Labeur (Band 3) acts for clients on a range of regulatory matters, including the compliance of new products and licensing applications. In addition, she assists clients with obtaining regulatory approval for transactions.
Investment Funds (Band 3)
Finnius offers regulatory and compliance advice for fund managers, including MiFID, AIFMD and UCITS licence applications. The Finnius team assists with the establishment of real estate and venture capital funds. The practice group acts for both domestic and international clients.
One client praises the team’s approach, reporting that the practice group “supports us in a pragmatic way in implementing legislation and regulations that are relevant to us.”
Rosemarijn Labeur (Band 3) advises fund managers on regulatory issues, particularly licensing applications. She is also experienced in the creation of real estate funds. One client describes her as being “xcellent in her field of expertise and understands at the same time the position of the client. She takes extra time to explain why certain things really need to be done (and has time for frustrations on the side of the client). It is a pleasure working with her.”
Tim de Wit (Up and Coming) enjoys market recognition for being able to “anticipate very well the expectations and requirements of the supervisory authorities, resulting in a smooth regulatory process.” He assists a variety of clients with regulatory compliance matters, predominantly around AIFMD and MiFID II legislation, but also advising on compliance with anti-money laundering regulations.
Finnius is one of the largest financial regulatory law boutiques in the Netherlands. Its staff are predominantly senior practitioners with years of experience in previous roles at larger, international law firms. The firm combines both non-contentious and contentious regulatory services in advising on MiFID and PSD2 as well as assisting in sensitive investigations and enforcement proceedings. The firm often lobbies directly with the legislature on behalf of clients.
Bart Bierman (Band 4) is experienced in financial regulatory work, offering his expertise to banks, investment firms and payment institutions on governance and regulatory queries. Bierman has operated in providing boardroom counselling to national banks as well as innovative fintech institutions, with peers describing him as “an excellent lawyer.”
Casper Riekerk (Band 3) is a partner who focuses on market access and compliance matters. His expertise extends to litigation against supervisory authorities and criminal investigations into financial institutions. Riekerk spent over 12 years of his career at the Dutch Central Bank, including as head of the enforcement department. A market peer says he is “pragmatic in regulatory work.”
Tim de Wit (Band 4) advises clients on various matters in the FinTech space, with particular expertise in asset management, payments and anti-money laundering. He regularly contributes to publications on asset management and investment funds and is described as an “excellent young partner” by a market insider.
"They have an excellent financial regulatory practice."— Chambers FinTech 2022
"Finnius distinguishes itself by always being able to provide practical advice which can easily be implemented."— Legal 500 EMEA 2022
Banking & Finance: Regulatory (Tier 2)
Boutique firm Finnius, which focuses on advising clients on Dutch financial regulatory law, provides a broad cross-section of services to clients in relation to contentious and non-contentious matters. On the transactional side, its team offers support on IPOs, M&A, restructurings and fund structurings. In addition, it is seen as a first port of call for advice on a multitude of standalone regulatory issues, such as those relating to MiFID II, PSD II, IFD and SFDR. One of the key individuals at the firm is recently promoted partner Tim de Wit, whose regulatory expertise spans investment funds, consumer credit regulation, integrity-related regulation and fintech. Elsewhere, the group provides representation in regulatory investigations and litigation; Guido Roth has 20 years of experience acting for clients in investigations by the DNB and AFM. Casper Riekerk, Bart Bierman (‘Leading Individual’) and Rosemarijn Labeur are other recommended individuals. Senior associates Marijke Kuilman and Marieke Spee recently joined the firm from the DNB and Van Campen Liem respectively.
‘Finnius distinguishes itself by always being able to provide practical advice which can easily be implemented.’
‘Rosemarijn Labeur is very pleasant to work with. She is attentive, has deep sector knowledge, is very good in separating main points from side points and provides very practical advice. Rosemarijn understands the dynamics of a scale up, and can always meet our challenging deadlines.’
‘Rosemarijn Labeur is an amazing lawyer with outstanding knowlegde of financial law. She is to the point, efficient and communicates very well.’
Investment Funds (Tier 3)
Financial law boutique Finnius has carved out an excellent reputation for providing regulatory services to a multitude of fund clients, including private equity funds, UCITS funds, real estate funds, hedge funds and crypto funds, as well as listed and non-listed equity funds. Its team has experience of acting for clients on their dealings with the AFM or Dutch Central Bank, such as in the context of AIFMD/UCITS licence applications, regulatory investigations and related enforcement matters. In addition, clients turn to the firm for assistance with standalone regulatory issues impacting their businesses. Practice head Rosemarijn Labeur (‘Leading Individual’) recently led the advice to Farringdon on the launch of a new alternative investment fund, which is known as the Farringdon European Opportunities Fund, and will also be available for retail investors in the Netherlands. She works with Tim de Wit (‘Next Generation Partner’), who made partner in January 2021. In addition, other key practitioners are senior associates Marijke Kuilman and Marieke Spee, who joined from the Dutch Central Bank and Van Campen Liem respectively.
‘Hands-on and very knowledgeable partner involvement. Easygoing and very responsive.’
‘Tim – eager, hands-on, very approachable. Rosemarijn – very senior and knowledgeable’
‘Very good expertise in financial regulatory law, one-stop shop given its expertise in a broad range of prudential and market conduct matters. Frequent availability for calls, hands-on, down to earth, focused on pragmatic advice, diverse and inclusive team.’
Partner Bart Bierman is aanbevolen advocaat in de categorie Banking: Regulatory