Liza Gerritsen specialises in banking and finance law and is a member of NautaDutilh's Structured Finance team. Liza's practice focusses on structured finance, including securitisations and asset based transactions and capital markets transactions, both in the public and private markets, and encompasses various asset types and structures, including residential mortgages, consumer loans and SME loans.
She recently worked with and acted, among others, for Qander Consumer Finance B.V. on the Aurorus 2016 and Aurorus 2017 transactions and for Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance Nederland B.V. and Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank on the Ochiba 2015 and the Matsuba 2016 transactions backed by revolving and, respectively, amortising consumer loan receivables. She also acted for Nationale-Nederlanden Bank N.V. on their Hypenn RMBS V transaction and for Venn Partners on the acquisition of the GE Artesia mortgage business and the subsequent securitisations of its mortgage portfolio and, more recently, for Venn Partners on its warehouse transaction for the origination of new mortgage business in the Netherlands.
Liza is an active member of the legal working group of the Dutch Securitisation Association (DSA), in which capacity she acted as drafting counsel of the recently introduced standard documentation for Dutch consumer finance ABS transactions with the aim to improve transparency and reduce complexity of Dutch securitisation transactions.
Liza studied at the universities of Nijmegen, Amsterdam and Barcelona. She graduated in 2003 from the Radboud University of Nijmegen and joined NautaDutilh in that same year. In 2008 Liza took part in the specialisation course Finance and Security Rights of the Grotius Academy. She graduated with honours in 2009.
Liza is recommended by the expert guides as an associate to watch:
Liza Gerritsen is described as "one of the strong pillars at the firm for asset-backed funding transactions" in the 2019 edition of Chambers Europe.
Liza Gerritsen is rated as a "Rising Star" in the 2018 edition of the IFLR1000.
Liza is described as "very calm and good to work with" in the 2018 edition of Chambers Europe.
"Liza Gerritsen is a promising talent in the field, increasingly visible in securitisation matters." (Chambers Europe 2017).
"Liza Gerritsen focuses primarily on structured finance and asset-based transactions, including one recent transaction backed by revolving consumer loan receivables. Sources describe her as "very knowledgeable and nice to work with"." (Chambers Europe 2016).
"Associate Liza Gerritsen "worked night and day to meet our targets and is a very thorough and diligent lawyer. We feel she is part of our team," say clients. She handles a range of securitisation and structured finance transactions." (Chambers Europe 2015).