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Laurens Hillen


Laurens represents a wide range of national and international financial institutions – such as banks, investment firms and fund managers – in proceedings and advises such institutions in the area of financial regulatory law, liability law and anti-money laundering legislation. Laurens focuses in particular on providing assistance to companies and directors who are confronted with investigations or enforcement measures by the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) or the Dutch Central Bank (DNB). In addition, Laurens has a particular interest in innovative developments within the financial sector and the European and Dutch legal framework applicable to those developments.

Laurens is an energetic litigator and advisor, who is always eager to understand his clients’ business and needs.


Prior to joining Finnius, Laurens worked as a lawyer at NautaDutilh’s financial law and financial litigation department (2015-2020). He graduated from Leiden University in 2015, where he obtained a master’s degree in both Financial Law and  Corporate Law. Laurens is admitted to the Amsterdam Bar and a member of the Dutch Association of Financial Law.

Laurens Hillen 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, Laurens 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.