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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Proposals to amend EMIR – what does this mean for corporates?

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02.08.2017 NL law
Supreme Court: No conflict of interests in a group financing

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04.08.2017 NL law
Update on the implementation of the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive

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02.08.2017 NL law
ECB published its 'Guidance on leveraged transactions' on 16 May 2017

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02.08.2017 NL law
Supreme Court: Fraudulent conveyance; knowledge of prejudice

Short Reads - In a recent judgment, the Supreme Court ruled that both the debtor and any counterparty performing the legal act have knowledge of prejudice to creditors if, at the time of performing the legal act, the bankruptcy of the debtor and a shortfall in the bankruptcy estate is foreseeable. This judgment confirms the Supreme Court's decision of 22 December 2009 (ECLI:NL:HR:2009:BI8493).

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02.08.2017 NL law
Supreme Court: liability of a company acting as a director

Short Reads - In a recent judgment, the Supreme Court ruled that if a company acting in its capacity as director of another company is liable based on a wrongful act (onrechtmatige daad), Dutch law provides that the natural persons who were acting as directors of that director-company at the time the liability arose are jointly and severally liable. The Supreme Court also ruled that a claimant is not required to state and prove that serious blame (ernstig verwijt) can be attributed to such natural persons acting as directors for the actions on which the liability of the director-company is based.

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