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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 Investment Firm Directive and Regulation (IFD / IFR), 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 Chambers Europe and the Legal 500 EMEA guide, Banking & Finance: Regulatory. Chambers Europe 2019 writes: “Clients also appreciate his ‘on-the-spot memos that are always fit for purpose.’ ” Besides, Legal 500 writes: “Bart Bierman combines ‘accuracy’ and ‘good knowledge of the industry.’ ” Bart is also recommended in the Who’s Who Legal Guide in the category Banking: Regulatory. In addition, he won the Lexology Client Choice Awards 2020 in the category Netherlands: Banking.

Other positions

  • Visiting Faculty at the Financial Law Master, Leiden University
  • Editor of Journal of Corporate Law Practice (Tijdschrift Ondernemingsrechtpraktijk)
  • Editor of Monthly Journal of Property Law (Maandblad voor Vermogensrecht)

Prior and present work experience

  • Finnius, 2015-present
  • NautaDutilh NV, 2006-2015 (including 1,5 year at their New York office)
  • Advising on and assisting with the entry to the Dutch market by banks, investment firms and payment institutions (licence or European passport);
  • Advising on solvency and liquidity rules (under CRD IV/CRR/Basel 3) applicable to Dutch banks and their international group, and investment firms and managers;
  • Assisting on obtaining a declaration of no-objection in financial industry acquisition transactions;
  • Counseling the board of banks and investment firms on their internal governance set-up and in case of enforcement by DNB, the ECB or the AFM;
  • Advising on the impact of the Single Supervisory Mechanism and ECB-supervision on Dutch banks;
  • Drafting internal policies on e.g. remuneration, compliance, integrity for banks and investment firms;
  • Drafting cooperation agreements between market parties for e.g. asset segregation, custody services, investment products and payment services;
  • Advising global financial market infrastructures (e.g. payment systems) on Dutch PFMI requirements and ECB SIPS regulation;
  • Advising financial institutions on transaction reporting frameworks, such as MiFIR, EMIR and SFTR.

Bart Bierman has registered Financial Law as his principal legal practice area in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister).

Based on this registration, Bart is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in this registered legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.

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

— Chambers Europe 2019