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 2024

"Finnius lawyers provide spot-on, tailor-made advice and are proactive, fast and to the point."

— Chambers Europe 2024

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 “Finnius lawyers provide spot-on, tailor-made advice and are proactive, fast and to the point.

Bart Bierman (Band 3) Bart Bierman advises clients on licensing matters and 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 is “great in handling complex matters with a strong team all round.

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 clients describes her as  “very knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with.

Tim de Wit (Up and Coming) enjoys market recognition for being “responsive and on top of matters” He assists a variety of clients with regulatory compliance matters, predominantly in relation to AIFMD and MiFID II legislation, but also advising on compliance with anti-money laundering regulations.

Chambers FinTech 2024

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.

Bart Bierman (Band 3) iss experienced in financial regulatory work, offering his expertise to banks, investment firms and payment institutions on governance and regulatory queries. “Bart is a good lawyer, always very responsive and provides hands-on advice.” Bart’s knowledge of the financial regulatory landscape for PSPs is very high.”

Casper Riekerk (Band 3) focuses on market access and compliance matters. His expertise includes litigation against supervisory authorities and criminal investigations into financial institutions.

Tim de Wit (Band 4) advises clients on various FinTech matters, with particular expertise in asset management, payments and anti-money laundering. He regularly contributes to publications on asset management and investment funds. Tim is a very qualified regulatory lawyer.”

"Finnius is terrific in financial regulatory work."

— Chambers FinTech 2024

Legal 500 EMEA 2022

"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."

— Legal 500 EMEA 2023

Banking & Finance: Regulatory (Tier 2)

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 BiermanCasper RiekerkRosemarijn Labeur and Tim De Wit are also noted.

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.’

Investment Funds (Tier 3)

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.

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.’

Who’s Who Legal 2020

Partner Bart Bierman recommended in the category Banking: Regulatory