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The success of NautaDutilh’s busy bank regulatory practice is thanks in large part to highly regarded practice head Larissa Silverentand, who has devoted several years to the financial regulatory field, both in practice and academia. The team is a popular choice among major Dutch and international financial institutions, many of which it is currently advising on the implementation of MiFID II. Recently promoted partner Frans van der Eerden is praised as showing ‘flexibility’ and ‘an open mind’.

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek is a strong name in the market, with a dedicated team focusing on the financial regulatory field. It regularly represents domestic and multinational banks, investment firms and insurance companies in regulatory matters in the context of major transactions. Francine Schlingmann is a key figure in the department; Mariken van Loopik and Kees Groffen are also recommended.

A broad range of banks, investment funds, pension funds and insurance companies turn to the experienced regulatory department at Loyens & Loeff. The well-regarded Kitty Lieverse heads the department, which includes recommended of counsel Bart Joosen and ‘a strong team of junior associates’, as well as the ‘excellent’ Martijn Schoonewille, who made partner in 2017.

The dedicated regulatory practice at Simmons & Simmons LLP is led by Rezah Stegeman, who is ‘very accessible and reachable, and always ahead of the latest developments in banking regulations’. He has been advising numerous Dutch banks on complex issues surrounding Capital Requirements Directive IV (CRD IV). Aside from domestic banks, the team is regularly instructed by major international players in the financial services sector.

Very knowledgeable and clear in its advice and expertise’, the team at Stibbe handles a range of advisory and transaction-related regulatory work and enforcement. Practice head Rogier Raas is ‘an excellent lawyer, litigator and adviser’. He is currently representing a European insurance company in regulatory litigation against the Dutch Central Bank.

A niche law firm with a dedicated team, that delivers in terms of quality, response time and availability’, Finnius has a broad workload that includes regulatory advisory, enforcement and litigation. Casper Riekerk is noted for his ‘practical and workable solutions’; Bart Bierman combines ‘accuracy’ and ‘good knowledge of the industry’. Rosemarijn Labeur and Andries Doets also attract praise.

Since its establishment in 2011, Hart advocaten N.V. has built up a strong practice focusing on contentious and non-contentious financial regulatory matters, where it represents leading Dutch banks and insurance companies. Frank ’t Hart has ‘a lot of experience in the financial sector’ and Noëlle Wijnstekers is ‘excellent in litigation’.

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