I am Jaap Willeumier

Jaap Willeumier

Jaap is the Head of our Banking and Finance Practice in Amsterdam.

His areas of specialism include banking, securities, corporate and structured finance, asset finance, securitisation and debt and equity capital markets transactions. In addition to transactional work, Jaap advises corporate clients and financial institutions on corporate and regulatory matters, debt and corporate restructuring and matters of securities law.

As an affirmation of his expertise, Jaap has a unique track record in the area of the international consolidation of stock exchanges.

Jaap was one of the resident partners in our New York office from 1989 until 1994 after which he moved to London  to set up the firm’s London office (1994-1996).

He is a former Officer and Co-chair of the Securities Law Committee and a former member of the LPD Council of the International Bar Association, and a member of the American Bar Association.

  • Languages: Dutch, English
  • Admitted to the Amsterdam Bar: 1979
  • Partner since: 1986

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Short Reads - Effective 1 July 2017, financial institutions are prohibited to promote financial products that are considered as "high-risk" by the Dutch regulator. The prohibition will apply to binary options, warrants, contingent convertibles issued by banks (CoCo's), contracts for difference, specialty derivative products known as "turbos", futures and payday loans (flitskredieten).

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06.04.2017 NL law
ISDA and other market associations request regulatory forbearance in respect of 'big bang' variation margin compliance date

Short Reads - Legislators from the EU, the US and several other jurisdictions have adopted regulations for mandatory risk management procedures to be applied by counterparties to non-centrally cleared OTC derivative contracts. In an open letter to the regulators of those jurisdictions dated 7 February, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) and a number of other market associations have requested 'regulatory forbearance' in respect of the 1 March 2017 compliance date for the exchange of variation margin under those regulations.

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06.04.2017 NL law
Dutch Supreme Court: the holder of a disclosed right of pledge over a receivable is entitled to file for bankruptcy of the debtor of such receivable

Short Reads - In its judgment of 9 December 2016, the Supreme Court ruled that once the debtor of a receivable has been notified of a right of pledge over that receivable, the holder of the right of pledge not only has the power to collect the amount due under the receivable but also is entitled to file for the debtor's bankruptcy if the debtor fails to pay this amount.

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06.04.2017 NL law
No exemption to the prohibition of market manipulation

Short Reads - Market abuse cases are relatively rare in the Netherlands. Recently, the Trade and Industry Appeals Tribunal (College van Beroep voor het bedrijfsleven) confirmed that the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (Autoriteit Financiële Markten, the "AFM") rightfully concluded that a trader manipulated the market by securing the price of financial instruments to an abnormal or artificial level.

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06.04.2017 NL law
Application of third party protection rules in cases of an attachment on seemingly unencumbered real property

Short Reads - Can the rules of third party protection under section 3:36 of the Dutch Civil Code be successfully invoked by a party making an attachment on real property which at the time of such attachment was seemingly unencumbered? In a recent judgment, the Dutch Supreme Court ruled that those rules do not prevent the holder of a right of mortgage from invoking an incorrect assumption by the person making the attachment that such right of mortgage had ceased to exist prior to the attachment.

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