Mr Roderik Vrolijk > Stibbe > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

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Advising financial institutions active both nationally and internationally, Roderik provides advice in respect of securities law and financial supervision, with a focus on Payments and FinTech (payments, cards, consumer credit, e-money, lending etc). He advises Dutch and foreign FinTech companies and investors on various regulatory and commercial matters. Roderik also advises Dutch and foreign companies on the Dutch licence and notification requirements, and assists companies in their licence or notification processes and dealings with the Dutch financial regulators.

His expertise is built on experience in Stibbe’s banking and capital markets practice in Amsterdam, where he acted on a large number of significant financing transactions, IPOs and M&A transactions in the financial services industry.

Roderik has a Master of Laws from Utrecht University (2008, cum laude). He also attended the Stibbe MBA Highlights Programme (2015).

He has undertaken two secondments, the first was to Stibbe Dubai in 2012, and the second was to an international bank in corporate lending (2014).

In addition, Roderik is a member of the Dutch Association for Securities Law and is a member of the editorial board of the Dutch Financial Law Review. Roderik regularly writes articles on developments in Dutch banking and securities legislation.

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Banking and finance: Financial services regulatory

(Next Generation Partners)

Roderik VrolijkStibbe

Led by Rogier Raas and recently promoted partner Roderik Vrolijk, Stibbe’s practice is notably prominent in complex and strategic financial regulatory mandates, many of which are of a multi-jurisdictional nature. On the transactional side, the team’s key activities comprise the regulatory aspects of M&A, private equity, equity capital markets and debt financing. Elsewhere, the group is often instructed on a standalone basis for advice on licence applications, fintech-related matters, anti-money laundering and governance issues, as well as regulatory compliance, more recently in relation to sustainable finance and ESG laws. Senior associates Ingrid Viertelhauzen and Soeradj Ramsanjhal are particularly strong in regulatory investigations and enforcement matters.

Netherlands > Industry focus: Information technology

(Next Generation Partners)

Roderik VrolijkStibbe

Stibbe‘s TMT practice group routinely works on ICT contracting, disputes, cloud contracting and software licensing for large corporates and the Dutch State. The team not only advises clients on IT procurement processes and contracting for mission-critical Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software and other ICT services but also represents clients in disputes related to failed implementation. Fintech and financial regulatory experts Rogier Raas and Roderik Vrolijk are key contacts for financial institutions and frequently advise on digital licensing matters. Having co-set up the Digital Economy Group, Jaap van Slooten focuses on the platform economy. As a recent arrival from Dirkzwager, senior associate Nynke Brouwer adds a new dimension to the practice, specialising in data protection and cybersecurity issues for a range of clients. Former team head Judica Krikke departed for Kennedy Van der Laan.