Financial Regulation

Our experienced financial services regulation team provides integrated advice on complex regulatory issues.

We have one of the largest and most experienced financial regulation teams in the Benelux. We are greatly familiar with the regulation of the financial industry and the expectations of financial regulators. Our clients include banks, insurance companies, investment firms, fund and asset managers, payment institutions, clearing houses, and large corporates providing regulated services. 

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Stibbe StartsUP welcomes Level.Works and continues advising Skoon

After successfully advising EME, Dyme, Hardt Hyperloop and Skoon, Stibbe in Amsterdam is happy to announce that platform startup Level.Works is the latest participant to join the StartsUP programme. 

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Amsterdam Utrechtsestraat DNB De Nederlandsche Bank
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Stibbe advises Dyme

Stibbe has advised fintech company Dyme on obtaining a PSD2 licence for the provision of Account Information Services (AIS) from the Dutch Central Bank. Dyme is the first independent payment service for consumers in the Netherlands to receive this licence

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Stibbe advises ADNOC

Stibbe together with Shearman & Sterling advised the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) on the acquisition of a 10% interest in VTTI BV, the owner and operator of storage terminals in 14 countries.

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Stibbe advises Fiserv

Stibbe advises Fiserv Inc., a leading NASDAQ-listed global provider of payments and financial technology solutions, in obtaining a declaration of no objection from the Dutch Central Bank, in relation to its acquisition of NYSE-listed First Data Corporatio

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Services

Our expertise covers virtually all parts of the business of regulated financial institutions. We provide advice on ongoing compliance with financial regulation, governance and boardroom matters, product development, licence applications, disclosures, and regulatory approvals. We also provide strategic advice in case of disputes with regulators (including the European Central Bank), and assistance in enforcement action taken by regulators. We also work together with our litigation specialists to provide unrivalled support in the event of disputes with customers, investors or other stakeholders.

We know the industry inside out. We integrate important considerations, such as viability, cost, reputation and the relation with our clients’ customers and with regulators, in our advice.

As an international team, we are experienced in providing assistance in cross-border matters, advice on matters of EU financial regulation, and comparative advice on the regulatory environment, which helps our clients determine where best to conduct their business, providing them with a potential competitive advantage.

We take the lead in regulatory driven transactions, such as fund structuring, restructuring of licensed institutions, governance improvements, regulated M&A, and regulatory aspects of securities issues, including capital requirements. Our regulatory team works in close collaboration with our Corporate and M&A, IP, Tax, Public Law, and Litigation and Arbitration practices.

We have a strong focus on digitalisation and sustainability. Thanks to our close cooperation with our Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice, we also have a deep understanding of Fintech and InsurTech, which allows us to navigate the opportunities offered by this new and rising branch in the financial sector. Our financial regulation experts are frontrunners in the current wave of sustainability and ESG regulation. Our lawyers are actively involved in shaping the application of the new regime by financial institutions and institutional investors.

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Recognition & Awards

"Pragmatic approach, client focused, strong communication skills."

The Legal 500
2022
Banking and Finance

Clients really like Stibbe and stress that "the lawyers are very good."

Chambers Europe
2022
Banking and Finance

"The team is competent, reactive and pragmatic."

The Legal 500
2022
Banking, Finance and Capital Markets

"The lawyers produce work which is well thought through, logical, well researched and can be immediately used."

Chambers Europe
2022
Banking and Finance

"We like Stibbe’s enthusiasm, competences and pragmatic approach when needed. Also the strict respect of timing is very much appreciated."

Chambers Europe
2021
Banking and Finance

"They are rational, straightforward and can think out of the box."

The Legal 500
2021
Banking, Finance and Capital Markets

"The team is pragmatic and reliable in terms of timing, responsiveness and accuracy of advice. The style is very collaborative and the communication is open."

Chambers Europe
2021
Banking and Finance