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Eleonore Sijmons


Eleonore advises national and international market parties on different regulatory topics, such as capital requirements (CRD/CRR), MiFID II, market access and authorisations, governance and internal policies and procedures.

Eleonore has been working in the field of financial regulatory law since 2012, first as an attorney-at-law and subsequently as a supervisor at the Dutch Central Bank, supervising a significant bank as member of a Joint Supervisory Team (DNB/ECB). She is familiar with European prudential supervision and has worked together with the ECB on a daily basis during her time at the Dutch Central Bank. Eleonore can combine the different perspectives in her approach to regulatory matters.

Eleonore has a pragmatic approach, she is content-driven and has a keen eye for detail. This makes her a pleasant advisor in the context of the complex regulatory landscape.

  • Advising on capital requirements, BRRD and prudential supervision
  • Advising on MiFID II and conduct supervision
  • Advising on remuneration policies, sound and controlled business operations, governance, compliance and other regulatory topics
  • Advising on / assisting with entry to the Dutch financial market by e.g. banks and investment firms and notifications for cross-border services and branch offices (authorisations and European passports)
  • Assisting with applications for declarations of no objection (DNO)
  • Advising on / assisting with Fit and Proper assessments of board members (suitability and integrity tests)
  • Reviewing ICAAP documents and other reports to or correspondence with supervisors ECB, DNB and AFM
  • Drafting internal policies and procedures for financial institutions
  • Reviewing fund documentation for investment funds
  • Litigation for financial institutions (both civil law and administrative law)

Prior and present work experience

  • Finnius, September 2018 – present
  • Dutch Central Bank (European Banking Supervision), 2016 – 2018
  • NautaDutilh, 2012 – 2016

Eleonore graduated from Utrecht University.

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