Finnius maintains its Tier 2 ranking in Legal 500 Europe Guide

Following the recommendations published in the Chambers FinTech 2023 guide and the Chambers Europe guide 2023, Finnius has again been recommended in the most recent edition of the Legal 500 Europe Guide within the following practice areas: Banking & Finance: Financial services regulatory (Tier 2) and Investment funds (Tier 3). This is the same ranking as previous years.

Bart Bierman (Leading Individual) has received an honorable mention in the Financial services regulatory category. In addition, our colleagues Rosemarijn Labeur (Leading Individual) and Tim de Wit (Next Generation Partner) have received an honorable mention in the Investment funds category. Finally, our colleagues Casper Riekerk, Guido Roth and Marieke Spee are mentioned in the Financial services regulatory category and/or in the Investment funds category.

Banking & Finance: Financial services regulatory

Legal 500 writes that: “Financial regulatory boutique Finnius is well-placed to handle contentious and non-contentious matters for Dutch and international financial institutions, ranging from banks and credit card companies to small fintech start-ups. The team comprises practitioners with previous experience of working for key Dutch and European regulators, including the Dutch Central Bank, the AFM (Financial Markets Authority) and the European Central Bank.  Its transactional capabilities cover M&A, IPOs, capital issuances, restructurings and fund structurings. In addition, the firm is instructed for standalone advice on regulatory compliance, licence applications and cryptocurrency/blockchain-related matters, as well as issues relating to CRD, MiFID II, PSD II, IFD and SFDR. Financial litigation expert Guido Roth is routinely instructed to handle regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings. Bart Bierman, Casper Riekerk, Rosemarijn Labeur and Tim De Wit are also noted.”


Furthermore, our clients have given the following testimonials:

The firm is an excellent proxy on how to build communication with the regulator and which topics are of importance while interacting with the regulator.

Casper Riekerk has always offered relevant and practical suggestions with regard to regulatory issues.

Concerns were always addressed in a timely manner and I was always informed of what was going on. Very knowledgeable, kind, and diligent team. Would definitely recommend to anyone when it concerns regulatory issues in the gaming market.”

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Investment funds

Legal 500 has also praised Finnius in the Investment Funds category, and writes that: “The asset management team at Finnius is skilled at assisting the full range of fund managers on financial regulatory issues. This specialist regulatory expertise sees the team sought after to act as co-counsel on a cross-firm basis in larger matters where this proficiency is required. Practice heads Rosemarijn Labeur and Tim de Wit are experienced in financial regulatory issues relating to investment funds including AIFMD and UCITS, and often assist clients with navigating the highly regulated asset management landscape.”


Furthermore, our clients have given the following testimonials:

Rosemarijn Labeur has knowledge of all relevant details and is able to explain this to non-legal people in clear formats. Practical approach without compromising to current law. Always on, and quick responses.

‘Finnius is very knowledge driven. They for example publish a document with all relevant developments in thier fields of expertise. They are genuine experts with a practical approach if needed.

Tim is very hands-on, easy going, reactive and proactive and basically fun to work with.”

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The Legal 500 Series is an authoritative independent legal directory and publishes a worldwide yearly guide with recommendations for firms and lawyers in multiple practice areas. The list is compiled each year on the basis of interviews with clients, corporate counsels and other lawyers.