Liza Gerritsen Senior Associate
Liza Gerritsen is part of NautaDutilh's Structured Finance team. Liza has specialised in structured ﬁnance since 2005, including securitisations, asset-based ﬁnancing and whole loan sale transactions. In her practice she works with various ﬁnancing structures backed by various types of assets, such as mortgages, consumer loans, (consumer and professional) buy-to-let mortgages and SME loans.
She focuses on the consumer ﬁnance practice within NautaDutilh's Structured Finance team. She acted, inter alia, for Qander Consumer Finance B.V. in connection with the Aurorus ABS transactions and their private term transactions and for Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance Nederland B.V. and Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank in all their Dutch ABS transactions secured by consumer credit claims.
She is also regularly involved in setting up mortgage platforms and platforms for other types of loans for both banks and non-banks. She acts for both lenders of record, including DMFCO (MUNT Hypotheken) and Dynamic Credit, as well as investors and platform entrants. She also assists parties in securitisations (STS and non-STS) and other secured funding transactions. She has acted for ARA Venn in all Cartesian RMBS transactions since 2012.
Liza is an active member of the legal working group of the Dutch Securitisation Association (DSA), which is committed to drafting standard documentation for Dutch securitisation transactions, among other things, to promote transparency and reduce the complexity of Dutch securitisation transactions. She led the pen in drafting the new standard for Dutch consumer ﬁnance ABS transactions, which has been in place since 2017. This working group has resulted in almost all Dutch securitisation transactions and prospectuses using the same deﬁnitions and table of contents.
What others say
According to Chambers Global 2023, Liza "rises in the rankings in Capital Markets: Securitisation based on continuously working on sophisticated mandates and receiving considerable praise from clients and market sources. She supports clients on securitisation mandates, including RMBS transactions, STS-compliant warehouse securitisations, establishing loan platforms and connected investor accessions. "She is very pleasant to work with and offers a high level of skills and knowledge." "Liza Gerritsen is a very knowledgeable lawyer who is service-minded and always keen to give in-depth advice and brainstorm on pending topics during a transaction or on a general basis. She is sharp, quick, witty and timely. Her dedication and service to her clients and network is unbeatable."
IFLR1000 ranked Liza as 'Notable practitioner' in Banking in 2022.
Chambers Europe ranked Liza as 'Star Associate' in Capital Markets: Securitisation in 2021. With clients calling her "strong in execution" and say "She has never failed to meet a deadline in the many securitisation transactions we have worked on together."