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Bart Bierman


Bart advises banks and other financial institutions on the impact on their business of regulatory law, financial civil law and derivatives law. He joined Finnius as a partner in 2015 where he is an expert in regulatory rules impacting a financial institution’s internal organization, capital and governance.

Bart advises on EU regulatory frameworks such as the Capital Requirements Directive and Regulation (CRD IV/CRR), the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD), the Banking Union (SSM and SRM), the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR), the Principles for Financial Market Infrastructures (PFMIs), the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and the Payment Services Directive (PSD II).

Bart is recommended in the Chambers Europe 2019 and in the 2018 and 2019 edition of the Legal 500 EMEA guide, Banking & Finance: Regulatory. Chambers Europe writes that “Clients also appreciate his ‘on-the-spot memos that are always fit for purpose.’ ” Legal 500 writes: “Bart Bierman combines ‘accuracy’ and ‘good knowledge of the industry’.”. Bart is also recommended in the 2017, 2018 en 2019 editions of the Who’s Who Legal Guide in the category Banking: Regulatory.

Other positions

  • Guest lecturer at the Financial Law Master, Leiden University

Prior and present work experience

  • Finnius, 2015-present
  • NautaDutilh NV, 2006-2015 (including 1,5 year from the New York office)
  • Advising on and assisting with the entry to the Dutch market by banks and investment firms (licence or European passport);
  • Advising on solvency and liquidity rules (under CRD IV/CRR/Basel 3) applicable to a Dutch bank and its international group;
  • Assisting on the application of a declaration of no-objection in acquisition transactions;
  • Advising on the impact of the Single Supervisory Mechanism and ECB-supervision on Dutch banks;
  • Drafting internal policies on e.g. remuneration, compliance, the bankers’ oath and the disciplinary scheme for banks;
  • Counselling the board of banks in case of enforcement by DNB, the ECB or the AFM;
  • Advising on and negotiating ISDA’s, securities lending agreements and repurchase agreements;
  • Drafting cooperation agreements between market parties for e.g. custody services, turbo’s and payment services.

“Sources laud Bart Bierman’s 'knowledge of a broad range of financial regulatory items.' ”

— Chambers Europe 2019