Derk Lemstra

I am Derk Lemstra
Corporate and M&A specialist
Capital Markets specialist

Derk Lemstra

Derk is active in his areas of specialism including capital markets, securities, mergers & acquisitions and corporate governance. He was the managing partner of our firm in Amsterdam from 2014 through 2019.

Derk acts on behalf of leading domestic and international clients, both listed and privately held. Over the years he has advised many companies on their listings and securities offerings.

Furthermore, Derk was also a resident partner in both our New York and London offices. He has lectured at programs sponsored by various organisations such as the International Bar Association, American Bar Association and several universities.

Derk has a law degree from Leiden University and an LL.M from Columbia University in New York. He is the co-author of books and articles on securities law.

  • Languages: Dutch, English
  • Admitted to the Amsterdam Bar: 1992
  • Partner since: 1999

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29.04.2020 NL law
Tapping the Equity Capital Markets in Times of Economic Uncertainty

Short Reads - This short note discusses a few thoughts for Dutch issuers that are considering a capital raise in order to strengthen their balance sheet, with or without the need to publish a prospectus. Although the markets for equity issuances are currently by and large closed due to the COVID-19 situation, this is likely to change in the coming months.

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28.04.2020 NL law
ESG: European Commission consults on Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy

Short Reads - While battling the COVID-19 outbreak, the European Commission does not lose sight of the long-term objective to fully embed sustainability in the financial services landscape. On 8 April 2020, the Commission launched a consultation on its Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy. This consultation is an important step towards forthcoming legislative and regulatory action affecting financial as well as non-financial companies. Early stakeholder involvement is essential due to the particularly wide variety of topics covered by this consultation.

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16.03.2020 EU law
Update with respect to COVID-19 – Notification Threshold Net Short Position Holders

Short Reads - On 16 March 2020, the European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA”) issued a decision which temporarily requires holders of net short positions in shares traded on European Union regulated markets to notify the relevant national competent authority (“NCA”) if the position reaches or exceeds 0.1% of the issued share capital (see link here).

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