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Pim Smith

Senior Associate

Pim advises a wide range of market participants on various financial regulatory rules. He has knowledge and experience in the field of payment services (PSD2), trust offices (Wtt 2018) and integrity legislation (Wwft and Sanctions Act). He has also gained experience in various enforcement cases (AFM and DNB).

Pim has a broad interest in financial regulatory law. In particular for the impact of financial regulatory law on FinTech initiatives.


Pim studied at the University of Leiden, where he successfully completed a master’s programme in Financial Law (LL.M) in 2018. During his studies, Pim has, inter alia, been affiliated with the Hazelhoff Center for Financial Law as a research assistant. Before his admission to the Dutch Bar in August 2019, Pim worked at Finnius as a paralegal.

Work experience

  • Finnius, October 2017 –  present
  • Advising various types of financial institutions on the scope and application of Dutch AML rules and sanction law
  • Advising on, and assisting with, license applications under PDS2
  • Advising on, and assisting with, registration requests by crypto service providers under the Wwft
  • Advising trust offices on the implementation of the Wtt 2018
  • Assisting clients in investigations by the AFM and DNB in the field of integrity (AML and sanction laws)
  • Litigating on the interpretation of various rules under the Wtt 2018, the Wwft, and the Sanctions Act
  • Drafting Wob/Woo requests under the Open Government Act and litigating about them
  • Advising on crowdfunding
  • Drawing up internal policies and procedures on, for example, incidents, conflicts of interest, outsourcing, the banker’s oath, the SIRA for various types of financial undertakings