I am Rogier Raas
Compliance and Sanctions specialist
Financial Institutions specialist

Rogier Raas

As each case and client is unique, Rogier creates a different approach to each issue ensuring his solutions are both highly tailored and effective.

Rogier acts as counsel to financial institutions in connection with a broad range of regulatory and compliance matters. In addition, he represents listed companies, financial institutions and institutional investors on the negotiation, documentation and settlement of securities transactions and investment management mandates.

He also represents financial institutions in connection with internal or external investigations, or enforcement action taken by the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (Autoriteit Financiële Markten) or the Dutch Central Bank (De Nederlandsche Bank).

Rogier graduated from the University of Leiden in 1998 and subsequently achieved a PhD in intellectual property law (2000) from the same university. In 2004, Rogier was seconded to the New York office of a leading US law firm.

In 2006, he was appointed as part time professor in Netherlands and European banking and securities law at University of Leiden.

  • Languages: Dutch, English
  • Admitted to the Amsterdam Bar: 2000
  • Partner since: 2007

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06.04.2017 NL law
Ban on advertisement of high-risk financial products to retail parties in the Netherlands

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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