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.
"What they deliver is always what we agreed upon and their advice is always easy to use."— Chambers Europe 2019
Banking & Finance Regulatory
“Flourishing boutique firm specialising in financial services regulation. Acts for growing fintech players and established multinational financial services clients on a range of contentious and non-contentious regulatory matters. Regularly advises on banking licence applications, MiFID II implementation and PSD2 projects. Also assists clients with litigation proceedings against supervisory authorities.”
“They are effective to our needs. If we ask them to keep it short, that’s what they deliver.”
“Others highlight the firm’s “high-quality advice at boutique rates,” as well as the team’s “personal and pragmatic approach to regulatory matters.” ”
Sources laud Bart Bierman’s “knowledge of a broad range of financial regulatory items.” Clients also appreciate his “on-the-spot memos that are always fit for purpose.”
Casper Riekerk is recommended, “Clients value his previous experience working for the Dutch Central Bank and describe him as a “very seasoned and pragmatic regulatory lawyer who is able to act as trusted adviser.” Another source adds: “He is completely trustworthy and I never have to second-guess anything he tells me.”
Partner Rosemarijn Labeur is recommended lawyer in the category Investment Funds. “Valued for her “clear communication and responsiveness,” Labeur is described by clients as “a very effective lawyer who understands the commercial needs of a client and balances this perfectly with the regulatory limitations.” ”
Banking & Finance: Regulatory
Finnius’ team has core strengths advising on EU regulatory issues and enforcement matters. Bart Bierman is advising the new Dutch merger bank InsingerGilissen on its implementation of MiFIDII. Casper Riekerk frequently works with Interchange.
Group head Rosemarijn Labeur, who has ‘in-depth knowledge of AIFMD, MIFID II and UCITS’, assisted Momentum Capital and Hanzevast Capital with a variety of regulatory matters. Senior associate Maurice Van Oosten was a new arrival from AKD. Senior associate Tim de Wit is also noted.
Finnius' team provides advice that is ‘quick, to the point and cost effective’.— Legal 500 EMEA 2019
“For regulatory questions, Finnius are outstanding."— Chambers FinTech 2018
“Finnius is a highly respected financial regulatory boutique. The Amsterdam-based firm handles both contentious and non-contentious mandates and is a trusted adviser to international corporations, national financial institutions and startups. Finnius’ specialist lawyers have experience with payment services, blockchain, digital banking and alternative finance matters and are especially accomplished at handling cryptocurrency and investment fund issues.”
“Finnius has a good group of lawyers with a good reputation.”
Partner Bart Bierman recommended in the category Banking: Regulatory