The Dutch Financial Supervision Act (Wet op het Financieel Toezicht (“Wft”) and the regulations based on it are extensive and subject to regular amendment. The Financial Supervision team of Kennedy Van der Laan keeps a close eye on developments, so that future rules and regulations can be anticipated in a proper and fast way. The team can also help you with questions such as: which financial rules do I have to comply with? How do I deal with the Dutch Central Bank (DNB) and the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM)?
Financial Supervision in Insurance and Liability
Some attorneys of the Financial Supervision team have previously worked in the insurance sector. They know this world from inside out and have the necessary legal and practical knowledge regarding insurers, insurance brokers and intermediaries, equity-linked insurances, investment funds and outsourcing.
Financial Supervision in Banking & Finance
The Financial Supervision team advises banks on general financial matters such as guarantees, bonds, letters of credit, cash pooling arrangements, payment transactions, security issues and other general banking matters.
In addition, the Financial Supervision team is specialized in securities law and procedural administrative law, so that any additional expertise required is always close at hand.
Chambers Europe 2017 – Banking & Finance – Band 5
What the team is known for Handles asset-based lending and investment grade facilities on a domestic and international basis. Acts for Dutch, European and global banks on banking litigation and maintains keen insight into FinTech industries and innovative payment services.
Strengths “The team provides quality advice and is able to work well in a cross-border transaction.”
“The team is very sector-focused and spots developments in the market.”
Work highlights Acted for Barents International on a EUR90 million facilities agreement arranged by ABN AMRO and ABN AMRO Commercial Finance.
Acted for Cortland Capital Market Services as Dutch counsel on a USD33 million senior secured term loan facility agreement.
Joris van Horzen handles FinTech and payment services as well as finance transactions. Sources view him as “responsive, practical and in tune with the concerns of banks. He is adept in articulating the distinctions between Dutch and US law.” He acted for Brand Loyalty Group on a EUR125 million facility agreement arranged by Deutsche Bank and ING.
Significant clients RBS, Silicon Valley Bank, Raiffeisen Bank International, HSH Nordbank, Rocket Internet.
Chambers Europe 2016 – Banking & Finance – Band 5
What the team is known for Solid firm with an active banking and finance practice, noted for asset finance, syndicated lending and payment services matters. Also active in banking litigation, and has a strong focus on financial technology.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
“Kennedy Van der Laan offers sound, high-quality legal advice. It has great sector knowledge and very capable lawyers.”
Work highlights Assisted RBS with a EUR150 million revolving credit facility agreement for Colt Group.
Assisted Cortland Capital Market Services with a USD33 million senior secured term loan facility agreement for Colt Defense.
Clients describe Joris van Horzen as a “hands-on lawyer with a sharp mind,” adding: “He understands the relationship between Dutch and US law and is able to articulate the differences.”
Significant clients Silicon Valley Bank, Raiffeisen Bank International, HSH Nordbank, Syntrus Achmea, Rocket Internet.
Legal 500 EMEA 2016 – Commercial Lending – Tier 4
The ‘pragmatic’ team at Kennedy Van der Laan is ‘very responsive and commercial in its approach’. 2015 saw the arrival of financial regulation expert Jan Broekhuizen from Boekel. Senior associate Joris van Horzen ‘is definitely a star’.
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