Finnius has consistently been recognized by the market and business for delivering exceptional client service and possessing unrivalled expertise on financial regulation. Our firm and our individual lawyers have received high rankings from a wide range of leading publications for overall excellence and for our work in the financial regulatory field. Please find the most recent notable rankings below.

Chambers Europe 2022

"Client dedication, detailed expertise, industry knowledge and responsiveness."

— Chambers Europe 2021

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 regulatory investigations and in challenges to administrative fines. The team also acts on licensing and regulatory approval matters, as well as advising on compliance with financial legislation, including the capital requirements directive.

A client reports that the team is “always very reliable.” Another client appreciates that the law firm offers “very practical advice.”

Bart Bierman (Band 3) advises clients on licensing matters, as well as assisting with regulatory approval and compliance mandates.

According to one client, Casper Riekerk (Band 3) is “a good listener, and as a result his advice is always relevant and to the point.” He acts for insurance companies and payment service providers on licence applications.

Rosemarijn Labeur (Band 3) acts for financial sector clients on licensing applications, as well as advising on remuneration and outsourcing regulations and on regulatory screening procedures. One client reports: “I always get very quick answers from her that I can always put to use.

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 “a pleasant but no-nonsense person who is good commercially and seems to enjoy tackling new topics.”

Tim de Wit (Up and Coming) enjoys market recognition for being “very experienced and quick-witted.” 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.

Chambers FinTech 2022

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.

"Finnius has a hardcore regulatory team and offering."

— Chambers FinTech 2022

Legal 500 EMEA 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.’

Who’s Who Legal 2020

Partner Bart Bierman recommended in the category Banking: Regulatory