Finnius climbs to Tier 1 ranking in Legal 500 Europe

Finnius climbs to Tier 1 ranking in Legal 500 Europe

Following recent recommendations in Chambers FinTech 2024 and Chambers Europe 2024, Finnius has once again been recommended in the latest edition of the authoritative Legal 500 Europe guide within the following categories: Banking & Finance: Financial services regulatory (Tier 1), Fin Tech (Tier 2) and Investment funds (Tier 3).

Our team members Casper Riekerk, Rosemarijn Labeur, Bart Bierman, Guido Roth and Tim de Wit are listed as Key Lawyers. Rosemarijn and Bart also received personal recognitions as Leading Individuals in multiple categories. Tim was recognised as a Next Generation Partner in Investment Funds.

Banking & Finance: Financial services regulation

Legal 500 writes:

‘Finnius is “a strong boutique firm with a very deep knowledge of financial law“. The firm specialises in financial regulation and has played a leading role in major licence applications and transactions between the Dutch and European markets. The team regularly advises some of the most prominent banks, investment funds and fintech companies in the market. Rosemarijn Labeur is well versed in ESG regulation and financial regulatory law within the Netherlands; she is recommended for matters relating to investment funds and frequently acts for Dutch and international asset managers. Bart Bierman regularly advises on EU regulatory frameworks, while Casper Riekerk focuses on matters relating to market access and payment services. Other key members of the team include Guido Roth and Tim de Wit.

Testimonials

In addition, our clients have provided the following testimonials:

‘Finnius is a strong boutique firm with a very deep knowledge of financial law. This is absolutely essential for firms operating entirely within the regulated environment.

Rosemarijn Labeur is meticulous and has a thorough knowledge of financial regulation in the Netherlands. She asks the right questions to really get into the details of what it is all about and does not shy away from being honest.’

Rosemarijn Labeur does not limit herself to answering a specific question, but also proactively raises issues related to the question. These qualities make working with Rosemarijn a pleasant and comfortable experience.’

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Fin Tech

Legal 500 writes:

“Financial regulatory boutique Finnius is asked by Dutch and international financial institutions, global banks and fintech start-ups to advise on a wide range of fintech matters. Bart Bierman is ‘sharp, knowledgeable and pragmatic‘ and Casper Riekerk handles payments and funds issues. Tim de Wit specialises in crypto work. Daniëlle van de Vijver joined the team in February 2024.”

Testimonials

In addition, our clients have provided the following testimonials:

‘Finnius is our go-to in the Netherlands for fintech.’

‘They can cover the whole spectrum of relevant laws and regulations, including investments, payments and electronic money, bank capital and data privacy.’

‘Good value for money, businesslike and customer-oriented. Absolutely highly recommended.’

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Investment funds

Legal 500 also recommends Finnius in the Investment Funds category, writing that: ‘The investment funds practice of financial regulatory boutique Finnius is well regarded for its regulatory capabilities. Tim de Wit heads the team and is known for his skills in advising on AIFMD, EuVECA and UCITS-related matters in particular, especially with regard to obtaining relevant licences and similar preparatory issues. Rosemarijn Labeur is co-leader alongside White and also has regulatory expertise.

Testimonials

In addition, our clients have provided the following testimonials:

‘The team at Finnius has supported us during the growth of our business and understands the dynamics of operating in a regulated sector. They are practical in their advice and clearly identify risks.

Tim de Wit’s dedication to his clients, as well as the breadth and depth of his practical experience and legal knowledge, have made him an essential adviser to our business. ‘

Finnius ensures that the overall process towards an AIFMD licence is carried out efficiently’.

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