Roderik Vrolijk

Advising financial institutions active both nationally and internationally, Roderik provides advice in respect of securities law and financial supervision – specialising in financial markets regulation in the broadest sense.

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.

Furthermore, Roderik is regularly active in the area of institutional asset management, acting for some of the world’s largest asset managers as well as for institutional investors.

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.

  • Languages: Dutch, English, Spanish
  • Admitted to the Amsterdam Bar: 2009

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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
Ban on advertisement of high-risk financial products to retail parties in the Netherlands

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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

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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

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