Roderik Vrolijk

Roderik Vrolijk

Advising financial institutions active both nationally and internationally, Roderik provides advice in respect of securities law and financial supervision, with a focus on Payments and FinTech (payments, cards, consumer credit, e-money, lending etc). He advises Dutch and foreign FinTech companies and investors on various regulatory and commercial matters.

Roderik also advises Dutch and foreign companies on the Dutch licence and notification requirements, and assists companies in their licence or notification processes and dealings with the Dutch financial regulators.

His expertise is built on experience in Stibbe’s banking and capital markets practice in Amsterdam, where he acted on a large number of significant financing transactions, IPOs and M&A transactions in the financial services industry.

Roderik has a Master of Laws from Utrecht University (2008, cum laude). He also attended the Stibbe MBA Highlights Programme (2015).

He has undertaken two secondments, the first was to Stibbe Dubai in 2012, and the second was to an international bank in corporate lending (2014).

In addition, Roderik is a member of the Dutch Association for Securities Law and is a member of the editorial board of the Dutch Financial Law Review. Roderik regularly writes articles on developments in Dutch banking and securities legislation.

  • Languages: Dutch, English, Spanish
  • Admitted to the Amsterdam Bar: 2009

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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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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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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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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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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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26.07.2019 NL law
Stibbe advises Centtrip

Short Reads - Stibbe advises Centtrip, one the UK's premier and most innovative financial technology companies, on its expansion into the European mainland by setting up a regulated electronic money institution in the Netherlands and its licence application with the Dutch Central Bank.

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