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Banking & Finance

Are you active in the world of Banking & Finance? Do you feel the sector is becoming increasingly complex too? Consider for instance, alternative forms of financing and their corresponding supervision. Or, similarly, increasingly stringent European regulation and the technological developments pertaining to IT and financial law. How are these developments to be adequately anticipated whilst remaining compliant?

Our approach

Our Banking & Finance practice group enjoys a unique position within the legal market. Our clients value our expertise, experience, full service and attractive pricing. We offer an appropriate response to any query thanks to our intensive cooperation with other Van Benthem & Keulen practice groups including our civil law notary practice.

We combine our specialist expertise with a transparent approach. We are engaged and place immense value on long-term business relations with our clients. Knowledge-sharing and making our clients aware of future developments come as second nature to us. Our expertise and clear approach ensure we attain first-class, efficient solutions.

Furthermore, we enjoy close ties with international law firms within our SCG Legal network.

Our experience

We have a practical no-nonsense approach in which we use our thorough legal expertise of Banking & Finance in a clear way for our clients:

  • Financial Litigation
  • Financing
  • Financial Law

Our clients

We advise and represent a wide variety of national and international (financial) organisations. Our clients include banks, insurers, investment firms, investment institutions, financial service providers, clearing and settlement institutions, payment institutions, leasing companies, (listed) companies, private equity, pension funds, fintech companies and crowdfunding projects. In addition, we also serve borrowers and companies that are in the process of a (financial) restructuring.

Recent cases Banking & Finance

  • Drafting documentation and maintaining contacts with regulators in setting up securitised note structures
  • Issuance of various legal opinions to (European) institutes, such as the European Payments Council and DNB
  • Advising on CRD, AIFMD, UCITS, MIFID II, PSD II, Solvency II, PRIIPS

"Its ability to 'translate regulations into hands-on practical advice' makes Van Benthem & Keulen's team a popular choice for banks, insurers, payment service providers, fund and asset managers, issuing companies, and financial service providers alike. The practice is valued for its anticipation of 'possible legal hurdles thrown up by financial regulation', and advises on the impact of all applicable legislation, including MiFID II and the Payment Services Directive (PSD2). Practice co-heads Frank Richel and senior associate Danielle Martens are 'subject matter experts and great sparring partners', with the former specialising particularly in the impact of financial supervisory legislation on contract law".

 

Legal500, 2020