Financial institutions

We are Stibbe Financial Institutions specialists

We assist a broad spectrum of clients from investment banks to securities firms, creating tailor-made solutions specifically for their needs.

Financial Institutions

For years we have supported the needs of many financial institutions, most recently during the banking crisis providing expert advice.

Our cross-practice team holds an in-depth knowledge of the financial services industry covering all aspects of legal advice for financial institutions. We are intimately familiar with the regulatory environment in which our clients operate.  

Non-contentious matters we act upon include M&A, joint ventures, restructurings, asset management, securitisations, conduct of business issues and regulatory capital. 

The breadth of our financial institution group is truly global, with cross-border matters being coordinated seamlessly between our offices throughout the world and in close cooperation with leading firms in other jurisdictions.

On the menu to the right you will find a list of specialisms we provide commercial banks, investment banks, insurance companies, securities firms, fund managers and payment services providers. 

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Market recognition

Clients laud the "very responsive and practical" team, highlighting that the lawyers "give clear and concise advice and are able to turn instructions round quickly."

Well-renowned Benelux firm with experience in transactions involving public bodies and regulated industries. Strong expertise in private equity transactions, assisting a range of corporates and funds with both the Belgian and international deals. Benefits from a strongly integrated team to offer a full service across tax, finance, employment and public law mandates.

Chambers Europe 2019, Corporate / M&A chapter

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13.11.2019 NL law
A new Act on the Supervision of Trust Offices

Articles - Roderik Vrolijk and Soeradj Ramsanjhal published an article in the Dutch Financial Law Review as a follow-up on their article two years ago in the same journal. The authors specifically shed light on the customer due diligence and open norms of the new Act on the Supervision of Trust Offices 2018, that entered into force on 1 January 2019. 

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17.10.2019 NL law
Objective indicator high-risk third countries repealed as of 18 October 2019

Short Reads - The Implementation Decree for the Wwft 2018 has been amended. As a result, as of 18 October 2019 institutions subject to the Dutch Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act will no longer have to report transactions solely on the basis that this transaction relates to an individual residing, or a legal entity having its registered office in, a high-risk third country.

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25.09.2019 NL law
The long arm of regulation – Dutch chapter by Roderik Vrolijk and Senna Leentjens

Articles - The continued global scrutiny of financial services firms, alongside the sustained pressure on those charged with regulating them to deliver tangible results, continues to drive financial services regulators to seek assistance from their overseas counterparts when investigating issues. This trend shows no signs of abating, and questions such as how and when regulators interact with each other and with firms across borders, how firms are expected or required to respond, and whether duplicate proceedings can be brought in different jurisdictions are more pertinent than ever.

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07.08.2019 NL law
Roderik Vrolijk and Soeradj Ramsanjhal in Global Legal Insights - FinTech Edition 2019

Articles - Roderik Vrolijk and Soeradj Ramsanjhal have contributed to the 2019 FinTech edition of Global Legal Insights (GLI), providing the Netherlands chapter. The GLI FinTech 2019 edition covers approaches and developments in the FinTech sector with respect to regulatory and insurance technology, regulatory bodies, key regulations and regulatory approaches, restrictions and cross-border business in 26 jurisdictions.

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31.10.2019 NL law
EBA Publishes Follow-Up Report on 2018 FinTech Roadmap

Short Reads - Building on its 2018 FinTech Roadmap, the EBA has issued a report focused on potential impediments to the cross-border provision of banking and payment services. In the 29 October 2019 report, the EBA identifies three regulatory areas in which the further integration of European banking and payment services markets can be improved.  The three areas the EBA addresses are authorisation and licensing, conduct of business and consumer protection requirements, and anti-money laundering ("AML") and countering the financing of terrorism ("CFT").

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02.08.2019 NL law
De insidermelding onder de Verordening Marktmisbruik met betrekking tot afgeleide en verbonden financiële instrumenten

Articles - Soeradj Ramsanjhal schreef samen Jeevan Sathie een artikel over de insidermelding bij beursvennootschappen. Deze meldplicht is niet altijd snel te doorgronden, met name als transacties betrekking hebben op afgeleide of verbonden financiële instrumenten. Ten aanzien hiervan is een 20%-drempel opgenomen en een uitzondering van de meldplicht met betrekking tot deelnemingsrechten in discretionair beheerde beleggingsinstellingen.

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21.10.2019 EU law
Elektronische identificatie en ondertekening conform eIDAS

Articles - De eIDAS-verordening heeft een juridisch kader geïntroduceerd dat de betrouwbaarheid en acceptatie van elektronische transacties binnen de EU moet vergroten. Hiervoor wordt een gelijk speelveld beoogd waarin burgers en bedrijven binnen de EU met hun eigen nationale elektronische ID zich ook digitaal kunnen identificeren bij openbare instanties uit andere lidstaten. Daartoe worden uniforme eisen gesteld aan de betrouwbaarheidsniveaus van deze elektronische ID’s.

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06.09.2019 NL law
Supervision of crypto services

Short Reads - On 3 September 2019, De Nederlandsche Bank ("DNB") published a press release in which DNB points out to providers of crypto services that they should prepare for imminent DNB supervision. Companies facilitating the exchange of crypto currency for normal money and companies that offer crypto wallets will have to comply with a registration obligation from the beginning of 2020.

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