Bastiaan Siemers is specialized in financial law and securities law. He has in-depth knowledge of virtually all aspects of financial supervision and the accompanying Netherlands and European rules and regulations (for example, MiFID II, PSD II, CRD IV, Solvency II, AIFMD, PD/PR and IDD). Bastiaan is experienced in almost all types of financial services and financial products.
Bastiaan’s work includes advising financial intermediaries (banks, insurers, financial intermediaries, asset managers, payment services providers, trading venues, pension funds, and investment funds), their clients and opposite parties. Bastiaan frequently assists clients with licensing and registration projects with the Dutch financial supervisory authorities, the AFM and the DNB. If necessary, Bastiaan assists clients in disputes with these supervisory authorities. Specific areas of attention include FinTech, alternative financing, institutional asset management, investment funds and remuneration.
Bastiaan’s securities law expertise includes advising listed companies and their shareholders on listing, de-listing, stock exchange transactions, disclosure of holdings, market abuse as well as shareholder engagement. Bastiaan is particularly experienced in shareholder activism matters.
Bastiaan has had more than 20 years’ experience as attorney-at-law with large Netherlands and international law firms. For the first 17 years, Bastiaan practiced with Trenité Van Doorne and its legal successor, Simmons & Simmons. Thereafter last five years, Bastiaan worked at Houthoff for five years.
Bastiaan is a member of the Netherlands Financial Law Association (Vereniging voor Financieel Recht).
Erasmus University Rotterdam, LLM Dutch Law (1995)
Erasmus University Rotterdam, MSc business economics (1996)
Grotius Academy, company law (cum laude) (2003)
Grotius Academy, securities law (2004)
Register of legal practice areas
Bastiaan has registered the following principal legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister).
Based on this registration, Bastiaan is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.
Bastiaan is permanent editor of the Sdu Commentary Financial Law (remuneration policies and investment funds).
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