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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18.07.2017 NL law
Voorontwerp UBO-register

Short Reads - Op 26 juni 2017 diende de Vierde Anti-witwasrichtlijn en daarmee de regeling van het UBO-register in de Nederlandse wet- en regelgeving te zijn geïmplementeerd. De wetgever heeft deze deadline niet gehaald. Het Ministerie van Financiën laat weten dat implementatie pas in de tweede helft van 2017 wordt verwacht.

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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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18.07.2017 NL law
Voorontwerp Wet identificatie houders aandelen aan toonder

Short Reads - Het voorontwerp Wet identificatie houders aandelen aan toonder beoogt alle houders van aandelen aan toonder te identificeren. De voorgestelde maatregelen richten zich op de bestrijding van belastingontduiking, witwassen en de financiering van terrorisme. Hiermee wordt opvolging gegeven aan de aanbevelingen van het Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (Global Forum) en van de Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

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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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