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, EMIR, Solvency II, AIFMD, PD/PR and IDD). Bastiaan has gained extensive experience with all types of financial services and financial products in the past 20 years.
Bastiaan’s work comprises counselling financial intermediaries (banks, insurers, financial intermediaries, asset managers, payment services providers, trading venues, pension funds, and investment funds), their clients and opposite parties.
Bastiaan also advises listed companies and their shareholders on securities law issues including listing, de-listing, disclosure of holdings and market abuse.
Specific areas of attention include FinTech, alternative financing, institutional asset management, investment funds, remuneration policies and Brexit.
Bastiaan frequently assists clients with licensing and registration projects with the financial supervisory authorities, the AFM and the DNB. If necessary, Bastiaan supports clients in disputes with those supervisory authorities. Clients value him for his efficient and pragmatic manner of working.
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. The last five years, Bastiaan worked at Houthoff.
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)
Areas of law
Bastiaan has entered the following areas of law in the register of the Netherlands Bar Association:
Each calendar year ten training points in accordance with the standards of the Netherlands Bar Association must be collected under this registration.
Bastiaan is permanent editor of the Sdu Commentary Financial Law (remuneration policies and investment funds).
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