Investment funds in Netherlands

A&O Shearman

A&O Shearman‘s investment funds cohort advises its longstanding clients, who range from prominent asset managers to large institutional investors on the gamut of investment funds-related matters. Its work covers numerous jurisdictions and ranges from initial planning and documentation, to advising on various fund structures and restructures. ‘Excellent and hands-on’ practitioner Ellen Cramer de Jong advises international clients on regulatory regimes, securities matters and private equity and infrastructure funds. She heads the team alongside tax specialist Rens Bondrager. ‘Creative in coming up with solutions’ associate Yorben van Steveninck has a focus on funds that are managed by AIFMs.

Practice head(s):

Ellen Cramer de Jong; Rens Bondrager

Other key lawyers:

Yorben van Steveninck


‘A very experienced and knowledgeable team which is very good at providing strategic legal advice as well as executing said advice. The team is a powerhouse.’

‘Ellen Cramer de Jong has a reputation for providing excellent strategic advice and assisting in fund structuring and legal support for contractual issues and investment company issues. ’

‘The investment funds team has a good mix of experienced lawyers who are able to provide valuable, high-level input during brainstorms or strategy sessions. They are superspecialists where in-depth advice is required. ’

Key clients

LSP management group (now named MRMJ Holding BV)

Life Sciences EQT (former LSP)

ILX Management B.V

ILX Fund I


Vesteda Investment Management B.V.

Atlantica Ventures

5square B.V

BNP Paribas Asset Management

NN Group

DSM Pension Services B.V.



Van Lanschot Kempen


Anterra Capital

Work highlights

  • Advised on the sale of LSP, a life sciences management group to EQT AB.
  • Advised ILX Fund in relation to various legal and tax matters with respect to ILX Fund I, the first SDG-focussed emerging market credit fund, which has resulted in 3 Dutch pension funds making investments into the fund of an aggregate amount of $1bn.
  • Advised a real estate fund on investment related matters, and SFDR and AFM related issues, including the redemption and issue of participation rights as well as in relation to entering into a cooperation agreement.

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

The investment funds practice at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek is well-equipped to provide the full range of expertise to deal with the complex matters for its array of noteworthy clients, the list of which features numerous investment management companies. A significant portion of the team’s workload is regulatory; such work is the specialism of January 2023-promoted partner Mariska Enzerink who now co-leads the offering alongside vastly experienced and ‘exceptional’ funds practitioner Kees Groffen. The team has capabilities handling transformative transactions from fund raising to the structuring of large funds, often in international contexts and involving values consistently in the billions of euros.

Practice head(s):

Kees Groffen; Mariska Enzerink

Other key lawyers:

Wiebe Dijkstra; Abe Stegenga


‘Kees Groffen and Mariska Enzerink have extensive asset and fund management knowledge, regarding both liquid and illiquid investments. Wiebe Dijkstra is excellent for tax matters re asset and fund management.’

‘A pragmatic and knowledgeable team. ’

‘Kees Groffen has lots of experience and is a pragmatic thinker.’

‘De Brauw is excellent in the field of investment funds. It is involved in the highest profile fund raisings.’

‘Kees Groffen and the diverse team oversee the full spectrum of regulated fund business in the Netherlands and have excellent knowledge of legislation and regulation, and outstanding capabilities translating that into practical solutions. Their dedication to the client and the matter at hand is outstanding.’ 

‘Kees Groffen is exceptional; he remains in a league of his own in the regulated investment fund environment. He combines outstanding levels of knowledge of the regulatory framework and and in-depth understanding of the funds business with the ability to give highly practical advice. His diplomatic approach ensures good working relationships with counterparties and regulators.’

‘Mariska Enzerink is excellent and incredibly dedicated to the client, and very strong from a regulatory and legal point of view, with a very practical approach.’

‘Really best in class in handling complex Dutch, European and global issues and simplifying it for the client. ’

Key clients

DIF Management

Waterland Private Equity Investments

APG Asset Management

Bouwinvest Real Estate Investors

Achmea Investment Management

AEGON Investment Management

Work highlights

  • Advised AEGON, a leading multinational life insurance, pensions and asset management company, on the combination of its Dutch operations with a.s.r., a leading Dutch insurance group.
  • Advised DIF Management on the structuring and fund raising of two large infrastructure funds, DIF Infrastructure VII worth €4bn and DIF Core Infrastructure Fund III worth €1.5bn.
  • Acted as regulatory and legal counsel in the fundraising of Waterland’s ninth flagship fund, WPEF XI raising €3.5bn, alongside Waterland Partnership Fund I, raising €500m.

Jones Day

Ate Veenstra who has noteworthy expertise in European fund structuring products and markets, and Quirine Eenhorst who focuses on private funds work, co-lead the investment funds team at Jones Day. A significant portion of its workload includes advising its notable client roster on the structuring, formation and fundraising aspects of multi-million euro funds, which range from venture capital to private equity. Tax, regulatory, and documentation and negotiation-related advice are frequently key elements of the team’s matters. The practice has been bolstered at senior associate level with the arrival of Kate Watchorn from Dillon Eustace in February 2023, and Benne Brouwer from Loyens & Loeff in October 2023. Associate Anouk in den Kleef is note also, whilst former associate Pim Stokman departed to an in-house role in August 2023.

Practice head(s):

Ate Veenstra; Quirine Eenhorst

Other key lawyers:

Anouk in den Kleef; Kate Watchorn; Benne Brouwer


‘Well-informed and on top of recent developments.’

‘Creativity and knowledge are standout attributes of the team.’

‘An in-depth knowledge and a practicable approach. A truly integrated fund practice with an excellent global network.’

‘Quirine has an in-depth knowledge of investment funds, which she combines with a pragmatic approach. She gives high-quality advice, is responsive and pleasant to work with.’

Key clients

AVerest Capital B.V.

Beaureale Group B.V.

Bix Capital B.V.

Bluemetric B.V.

BPD Europe B.V.

Capital A Management B.V.


Climate Fund Managers B.V.

Dexteritas Investment Management B.V.

DM Capital Partners B.V.

Enterprising Finance B.V.

Form International

Frontclear Management B.V.

Gilde Healthcare Partners B.V.

Hartelt Fund Management B.V.

IBS Fund Management B.V.

Ice Lake Capital Management B.V.

Van Lanschot Kempen Investment Management N.V.

Cygnum Capital (formerly named Lion’s Head Global Partners)

NN Group N.V.

PGGM Vermogensbeheer B.V.

Privium Fund Management B.V.

Providence Capital N.V.

Rabo Fund Management B.V.

Stichting IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative

The Currency Exchange Fund N.V.

Van Lawick Capital

Work highlights

  • Advised Gilde Healthcare, a specialized European healthcare investor, on the fundraising of €700m for its sixth venture capital and growth fund, Gilde Healthcare VI.
  • Advising Capital A Management, a specialized Benelux midmarket private equity investor, on the fundraising of €350m for its ninth private equity fund, Capital A Fund IX.
  • Advising Ice Lake Capital Management on the fundraising for €315m for its second private equity fund, Ice Lake Capital Fund II.

Loyens & Loeff

The 'go to' investment funds practice at Loyens & Loeff is a collaboration of legal, tax and regulatory specialists advising its portfolio of well-known investment management clients on the full scope of matters. Key practitioners include tax expert Marco de Lignie who is highly rated for his handling of complex funds in international contexts. Also notable is ‘fund structuring expert’ Robert Veenhoven, who advises on the formation, structuring and management of private equity, venture capital, infrastructure and renewable energy funds. ‘True go-to practitioner in the field’ Vilmar Feenstra and regulatory specialist Roderik Boogaard, who is experienced handling AIFMD, EuVECA, MiFID2 regulations, are also of note. Specialist in international fund management Joep Ottervanger heads up the practice.

Practice head(s):

Joep Ottervanger

Other key lawyers:

Marco de Lignie; Robert Veenhoven; Vilmar Feenstra; Roderik Boogaard; Michael Maters


‘They offer best in class advice on PE fund structures. ’

‘Vilmar Feenstra is the true go-to person in his field and is a very important and trusted advisor to us.’

‘Marco de Lignie is, in our view, hands down the best tax lawyer in the Netherlands for investment funds. He is always responsive and delivers expert advice.’

‘A one of a kind team – the go-to in this market.’

‘Michael Maters knows the ins-and-outs of the law in this area. Marco de Lignie and his tax team always deliver! ’

‘The team is agile and very hands-on. They are well-rounded individuals and always knowledgeable and up-to-date on the latest developments. They are great individuals to have around.’

‘Vilmar Veenstra is very approachable and always willing to think with us constructively. He has a deep knowledge of the industry and is always up-to-date with the latest developments, particularly in relation to sustainable legislation coming from Europe.’

‘Robert Veenhoven is a fund structuring expert.’

Key clients

Active Capital Company

Avedon Capital Partners

Bencis No

DIF Capital Partners

Egeria No

EQT / Life Sciences

Forbion / BioGeneration Ventures

GEM Benelux

Gilde Healthcare

Karmijn Kapitaal

Main Capital Partners

Nimbus No

Nordian Capital Partners

Parcom Capital

Pride Capital Partners

Rivean Capital

SET Ventures

Stafford Capital Partners

Torqx Capital Partners

Waterland private Equity Investments

Work highlights

  • Advised Bencis on the formation of a continuation fund for four portfolio companies with additional commitment for expansion and growth.
  • Advised Forbion as tax and legal lead counsel and Dutch regulatory counsel on the formation and fundraising of Forbion Growth Opportunities Fund II with a hard cap of €600m and Forbion Ventures Fund VI with a hard cap of €750m, both well exceeding their original target size.
  • Advised Rivean Capital as Dutch legal and tax lead counsel for its fund Rivean Special Opportunity Fund I a first single-asset continuation fund for the acquisition and further growth of Esdec Solar Group.

Clifford Chance

Fund financing specialist Nienke van Stekelenburgh is at the helm of Clifford Chance’s investment funds offering, alongside counsels Robert Smits and Tjerk De Jonge, who is experienced advising clients on the establishment and structuring of investment funds and corporate transactions. The team is formed of practitioners who specialise in handling matters relating to corporate, tax, financing and regulatory aspects of funds work. Fund managers and investors form its roster of clients. Much of the team’s workload involves advising on investments, co-investments and financings at international level, namely in Europe and the US. Senior counsel Marian Scheele and Michiel Sunderman are highly regarded for their provision of ‘excellent advice.’

Practice head(s):

Robert Smits; Tjerk de Jonge; Nienke van Stekelenburgh

Other key lawyers:

Michiel Sunderman; Marian Scheele


‘The top team when it comes to alternative investment funds. Their knowledge and service level is outstanding and spans a number of jurisdictions in a seamless manner.’

‘The team is especially good at translating complex questions into straightforward answers.’

‘Great cross-border abilities which ensure that all angles are dealt with. The integrated tax, regulatory and fund documentation advice really stands out. ’

‘Marian Scheele and Michiel Sunderman deliver excellent advice. ’

‘’They truly exemplify what it means to be client-centric and flexible.’

‘Their commitment and expertise in legal negotiations for fund investments has been very impressive. What stood out most was their pragmatic approach that spanned the entire process. It was a pleasure working with them.’

‘Tjerk de Jonge stood out for his strong empathetic skills and transparent, dynamic approach which enabled us to discuss our thoughts and concerns openly.’

‘Tjerk de Jonge’s deep knowledge of fund investment regulations was instrumental in guiding us.’

Key clients


Athora Netherlands

Blue Sky Group

Bolder Fund Services

Citco Fund Services

Connected Capital & Partners


Investment Fund for Health in Africa



Nederlandse Financieringsmaatschappij

voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V. (FMO)

Oman Investment Authority

Partners Group





APG Investment Management

Aegon Investment Management

Shell Asset Management

DREF Asset Management

DSM Pension Services

JP Morgan Asset Management

State Street Global Advisors

Wellington Asset Management

Millennium Europe

Neuberger Berman



MFS International



Circle Partners

EQIQ (formerly SSG)

Northern Trust

State Street

BNP Paribas

JP Morgan


Work highlights

  • Advised Partners Group in relation to investment into Rivean Special Opportunities Fund I and Rivean VII.
  • Advised Rabobank on a number of co-investments and fund investments in the US and Europe.
  • Advised Waterland Private Equity as borrower on a variety of fund financings.


Houthoff‘s investment funds team is known for its ‘diversity of knowledge and experience'  and ‘unique perspective’ as it takes on a range of work. It is headed up by London and Amsterdam-based practitioner Oscar van Angeren. Assisting its well-known clients on the structuring, formation and management of funds forms a large portion of the team’s caseload; its workload is often of noteworthy value, consistently reaching the billions. The team’s client roster includes entities from a variety of industry sectors, and features an array of pension funds. ‘Exceptionally good lawyer’ Marthe Bollen is a noteworthy counsel within the team with experience in the establishment, restructuring and due diligence aspects of investment funds.

Practice head(s):

Oscar van Angeren

Other key lawyers:

Marthe Bollen


‘The diversity of knowledge and experience within the team offers a unique perspective. ’

‘The ability of team members to look at every side of the case provides the clients with the confidence that an optimal solution for the short and long-term can be achieved.’

‘A forward-thinking team with good industry knowledge and a high level of legal expertise.’

‘Marthe Bollen is an exceptionally good lawyer, with great experience on the subject matter – razor sharp and definitely recommended. ’

Key clients

Amvest REIM

Man Group

CBRE Global Investors

Volt Investments



Atlas Holdings

Scotch Whisky International

Transport Industry Pension Fund

Architects Pension Fund, Pension Fund Smurfit Kappa, Pension Fund General Practitioners, Pension Fund Security and Pension Fund, Painters Industry Pension Fund


Painters Industry Pension Fund

Pension Fund Smurfit Kappa


Agricultural Industry Pension Fund

Pension Fund Medical Specialists



Work highlights

  • Advised Amvest REIM, one of the largest real estate AIFMD licensed fund managers in the Netherlands, on all its legal, regulatory and investment management related matters
  • Advising CBRE Global Investor on a range of investment funds-related matters including the ongoing restructuring of its Dutch CBRE European Co-Investment Fund and CBRE Eurosiris Fund.
  • Advising Volt Investment Holdings on the formation of three new Dutch private equity funds: Kallos Investments C.V., Kallos Investments II C.V., and Iaso Investments C.V.


The investment funds practice at NautaDutilh is well-equipped to handle the array of funds work, namely involving fund management in relation to real estate, mortgage, and sustainability and ESG impact-related funds, as well as AIFMDs. The team also assists its fund manager clients with the implementation of ESG policies. Team co-lead Larissa Silverentand has impressive experience advising on the regulatory aspects of funds, which is the key focus of the firm. Silverentand harnesses regulatory expertise more broadly also and is supported by co-heads Frans van der Eerden, who specialises in AIFMD and structuring work, and fund structuring and distribution specialist Jasha Sprecher.

Practice head(s):

Larissa Silverentand; Frans van der Eerden; Jasha Sprecher


‘Dedication, accessibility and knowledge of the market.’

‘Frans van der Eerden is fast and has a huge knowledge of the investment market. He is also nice to work with.’

‘The team is very client-minded and has high-quality and performance. They help us constantly and we can reach them always. The are open-minded.’

‘Very reliable and authentic.’

Key clients


Achmea Investment Management

Alliance Bernstein


Aegon Investment Management

Brand New Day

CarVal Investors

CBRE Global Investors

Credit Suisse

Delta Lloyd

Deutsche Bank

Dynamic Credit

IBS Capital Management

ING Bank







Shell Asset Management Company

Sixth Street Partners

Société Générale

Stichting Stimuleringsfonds Volkshuisvesting Nederlandse Gemeenten (SVn)

Syntrus Achmea


Triple Jump

T Rowe Price

Van Lanschot



Work highlights

  • Assisting asr in negotiating and drafting the long-term asset management agreement with Aegon as part of the acquisition of Aegon Netherlands by asr.
  • Asisting Syntrus Achmea with the acquisition of two retail real estate portfolios worth over €390m on behalf of the Achmea Dutch Retail Property Fund.
  • Assisting the Global Environment Facility (part of the World Bank) on its investment in the Agri3 Fund with the aim to finance mobilization for sustainable agriculture and forest conservation activities across Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Orange Clover Law

‘Stellar lawyer’ Marcel van den Nieuwenhuijzen is at the helm of Orange Clover Law‘s investment funds cohort which has a strong reputation for its capabilities assisting clients on regulatory and investment management-related work. It also advises on issues relating to securitization vehicles. The team’s caseload frequently involves supporting its clients through documentation, regulatory, compliance and strategy aspects of funds which are often cross-jurisdictional in nature; it also assists with closings. Its client list features pension administrators, trust sponsors and fund managers. Duco Poppema is an associate to note, with experience in regulatory, private equity and investment work and Alex Gonzalez is noted for knowledge of the local market and providing 'practical advice'.

Practice head(s):

Marcel van den Nieuwenhuijzen

Other key lawyers:

Duco Poppema; Alex Gonzalez


‘A boutique firm with excellent sector experience internationally.’

‘The team provides clear, commercial advice and is extremely knowledgeable. ’

‘Marcel van den Nieuwenhuijzen provides an exceptional service to clients, and provides tailored and comprehensive advice, which is easy to understand. Marcel is extremely knowledgeable whilst also being client-friendly. ’

‘This is an impressive team of asset management and funds specialists. They are well-versed in the latest developments in the funds space. Their responsiveness really sets them apart from other firms. Their advice is delivered on time and user friendly.’

‘Marcel van den Nieuwenhuijzen is always quick to respond, and is clear and pragmatic in his advice. A pleasure to work with. ’

‘The team is flexible and on top of every legal matter.’

‘Marcel van den Nieuwenhuijzen is a stellar lawyer, who is always available and on the ball. He has in-depth insights into the investment management industry, both on the legal and on the commercial side, which make him a trusted business partner.’

‘Alex Gonzalez is easy to deal with, provides practical advice and is an expert in the local market.’

Key clients

MN Services

Pemberton Asset Management

APG Asset Management

New York Stock Exchange

Shape Q

Avedon Capital Partners

Stichting Pensioenfonds Achmea


NFA Management


Persépolis Investments


Secondstage Ventures

Nationaal Warmtefonds

Stichting Pensioenfonds Metaal & Techniek

Stichting Pensioenfonds van de Metalelektro

01 Ventures

Andreas Capital

Triodos Investment Management

Legal & General Investment Management

Urban Impact Ventures

Underline Ventures

CNBB Equity Partners

Acrobator Ventures

Catalyze Group

Fiedler Capital

WDL Group

Eindhoven Corporate Finance Group

Coalition Capital


Leapfrog Investments

Knop Investments



UV Capital


Avedon Capital Partners

Work highlights

  • Acting as lead counsel to Underline Ventures on the establishment of its pan-European, US and Canada EuVECA venture capital fund.
  • Advising ABN AMRO Clearing Chicago on the regulatory requirements relating to offering certain regulated services to clients in the Netherlands.
  • Acting as lead counsel to MN Services on behalf of Stichting Pensioenfonds Metaal & Techniek and Stichting Pensioenfonds van de Metalelektro on its joint €2.5bn investment in infrastructure debt.

Simmons & Simmons

The investment funds offering at Simmons & Simmons has strong capabilities advising its plethora of clients on their investments in a range of funds, often international in scope. It advises on the contractual and regulatory elements of funds. Green fund and climate fund work forms a large portion of the team’s workload, which often has cross-jurisdictional scope and is of significant value, a key example being its work advising &Green Fund on its new partnership with CAFI regarding a $50m investment into commercial operations in the Congo. The team also frequently handles matters involving reimbursable grants. Iris Dingemans is at the team’s helm with support from René van Eldonk.

Practice head(s):

Iris Dingemans; René van Eldonk

Other key lawyers:

Pim Duteweert; Harmen Wielens; Aron Berket


‘Aron Berket has a broad knowledge of asset management and investment funds re civil law and regulatory matters. Great to work with.’

‘The team is very knowledgeable and practical.’

‘The team works well together.  The whole team is knowledgeable.’

Key clients



Aegon Asset Management

Abu Dhabi Investment Council

Arcus Infrastructure Partners

Atream SAS

Avenue Capital

AXA Investment Managers


BlueBay Asset Management

BSG Asset Management

Cambridge Associates

Carican Group

Columbia Threadneedle Investments

DIF Capital Partners

Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Green Fund

Van Lanschot Kempen Investment Management

Insight Investment

Legal & General Investment Management

NBIM/Norges Bank

Nova Capital

Medicxi Ventures


Pinnacle Associates

Redbird Capital Partners


Sail Ventures



Stichting Pensioenfonds van ABN AMRO Bank N.V.

Stichting Pensioenfonds Heineken


UBS Asset Management

Work highlights

  • Advised Africinvest with the formation of the pan-African Transform Health Fund; this investment fund had a first closing of $50m and will finance the scaling of proven, innovative models that improve access, affordability, resilience, and quality of healthcare in Africa.
  • Advised Lightrock, the global impact investor that backs purpose-driven companies, with their new set-up in the Netherlands and their contemplated expansion into the complementary asset class of global small-cap equities
  • Advised &Green Fund on its new partnership with The Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI) to invest over $50m into commercial operations in the Congo basin.

Van Doorne

The investment funds team at Van Doorne  is well-equipped to assist its client list on the array of management-related work. Its workload includes advising on evergreen fund vehicles, renewable energy funds, and on the range of fund formation matters. In addition to its transactional assistance, the team also supports its clients through related regulatory issues at both domestic and pan-European level. Daan Horsthuis has notable expertise in investment funds, and co-heads the team alongside experienced counsel Harm-Paul Plas, who is focused on work involving the structuring and restructuring of funds in particular. Senior associate Elise Stormmesand is a name to note.

Practice head(s):

Daan Horsthuis; Harm-Paul Plas

Other key lawyers:

Elise Stormmesand


‘Great in-depth knowledge of the Dutch asset management industry.’

‘Daan (the partner) always delivers and provides sound advise on complex legal issues we face as a leading fund manager in the Netherlands.’

‘Elise is always on hand to advise us on our day-to-day legal issues.’

Key clients

Candriam Investors Group

Achmea Investment Management

PureTerra Ventures


Mogelijk Fondsenbeheer


Rockfield Real Estate

Surmount Ventures

Synergia Capital Partners

Rubio Impact Ventures

Work highlights

  • Advising Mogelijk, a Dutch fund manager – linked to a large Dutch real estate finance company, on the formation of several real estate debt funds.
  • Advising Candriam Investors Group, one of the largest asset managers in Europe, on all Dutch regulatory matters and the set-up of its investment/fund management structure in the Netherlands and the registration, marketing and distribution of investment funds in the Netherlands.
  • Drafting and negotiating fund documentation for newly established (renewable infrastructure, private equity, venture capital, real estate, loan etc.) investment funds for both licensed and sub-threshold managers.


The investment funds practice at financial regulatory boutique Finnius is well-regarded for its regulatory capabilities. Tim de Wit leads the team and is known for his abilities advising on AIFMD, EuVECA and UCITS-related matters in particular, namely in relation to the obtaining of relevant licenses and such preparatory issues. Rosemarijn Labeur co-leads alongside de Wit and also has expertise in the range of regulatory work.

Practice head(s):

Rosemarijn Labeur; Tim de Wit


‘The team at Finnius has been supporting us through the growth of our business and understands the dynamics of being active in a regulated industry. They are practical in their advice and identify risks clearly.’

‘Tim de Wit’s dedication to his clients, as well as the breadth and depth of his practical experience and legal knowledge, has made him an essential advisor to our company. ’

‘Finnius ensures that the total journey towards an AIFMD license is efficiently executed.’

Key clients

Van Lawick

Vesteda Investment Management

Alt Investments



Blackfin Capital Partners

Blauwhoed Investments

Carbon Equity

Cardano Risk Management

Certitudo Investment Management

Commodity Discovery Fund

Degroof Petercam Asset Management, Netherlands Branch

Duinweide Investeringen

Farringdon Netherlands

FMO Investment Management

Hanzevast Capital


IBS Fund Management

Juno Investment Partners

Kwynt Management


Meesman Index Investments

Momentum Capital

NLC Fund Management

OBAM Investment Management


Ownership Capital


Privium Fund Management

Quadrum Fund Management

Sentinel Real Estate

Truffle Private Markets

Veris Investments

Wire Group

Work highlights

  • Assisted NLC Fund Management with structuring the NLC Health Impact Fund and with its application for an EuVECA label.
  • Assisting climate impact fund manager Carbon Equity with regulatory and fund structuring aspects of various impact funds.
  • Assisted Farringdon Netherlands with making the Farringdon Alpha One & Farringdon Opportunities funds accessible for retail investors established in the Netherlands in accordance with the rules pertaining to the local retail top-up regime.

Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke‘s investment funds cohort has strong capabilities handling the remit of financial regulatory-related work for its range of clients; this is the area of expertise of ‘excellent team lead’ Johannes de Jong. Real estate, retail and crypto funds are the key focuses of the group, and it assists on matters therein ranging from the reorganisation and restructuring, to the acquisition and documentation of key funds. Structuring and documentation matters are the developing specialism of associate Matthijs Leijendekker.

Practice head(s):

Johannes de Jong

Other key lawyers:

Matthijs Leijendekke


‘The team communicates clearly and achieves its objectives. It is cooperative and easily accessible.’

‘Johannes de Jong is very knowledgeable and experienced. He is familiar with our practices and acts accordingly. He is very clear in communication; a good listener and analytically strong, as well as creative and solutions-orientated.’

‘Osborne Clarke’s excellent team is led by outstanding practice head Johannes de Jong.’

‘Johannes and team have very broad and in-depth knowledge of many aspects of the regulatory framework and of the industry.’

‘The team has a very good understanding of the business considerations of the client, and a very practical approach.’

‘Osborne Clarke remains the firm to seek out for an exceptional price-quality ratio. ’

‘Johannes de Jong is very bright. He has outstanding, in-depth knowledge of various regulatory areas and an excellent in-depth knowledge of the industry.’

‘Johannes de Jong uses outstanding creativity to get things done, with a very pleasant down-to-earth attitude. Johannes is excellent in contacts with regulators. Johannes never over-promises and does not create surprises with invoices. ’

Key clients

Apex Depositary Services B.V.

ASN Impact Investors (ASN Bank)

Bridges Fund Management Ltd.

Bunch Capital

Caplins Investment Management B.V.

CL Venture Partners B.V.

Icoinic B.V.

Intertrust Depositary Services B.V.

Mint Tower Capital Management B.V.

OHV Institutional Asset Management B.V.

Real Estate Fund Management B.V.

Schroders Plc.

Stichting Beheer Oikocredit Nederland Fonds

Van Eck Asset Management B.V.

Voordegroei B.V.

Work highlights

  • Advising ASN Impact Investors on a unique umbrella fund structure in the Netherlands, restructuring of all of its managed Euronext listed funds by dividing its funds into AIFs and UCITS, structuring a unique new Biodiversity fund, and the division of all these (sub-) funds into different share classes for institutional investor distribution.
  • Assisted Van Eck with creating a cutting-edge, new direct app based individual portfolio management distribution product structured in line with the Dutch safekeeping requirements for financial instruments under MiFID.
  • Assisted Mint Tower with implementing changes to the fund documents of its €1bn open-end arbitrage fund.