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, both in the public and private markets, and encompasses various asset types and structures, including residential mortgages and consumer loans.
She recently worked on the first two Dutch RMBS transactions that were labelled "STS": Storm 2019-I and Cartesian Blue. She also worked with and acted, among others, for Qander Consumer Finance B.V. on the Aurorus transactions and for Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance Nederland B.V. and Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank on all of its Dutch ABS transactions backed by revolving and, respectively, amortising consumer loan receivables. She recently assisted Rabobank and Vista Hypotheken with setting up a white label mortgage platform.
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, amongst others, the 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 follows:
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."
IFLR1000 ranked Liza as 'Rising Star' in Banking in 2021. With clients describing her as "A very knowledgeable senior lawyer who is always keen to give in-depth and thorough advice during a transaction. She is the lioness of Dutch securitisations. She's sharp, quick, witty and timely. Her dedication and service to her clients and network is unbeatable."
Liza is described as "very knowledgeable senior lawyer who is always keen to give in-depth and thorough advice during a transaction. She is the lioness of Dutch securitisations. She's sharp, quick, witty and timely. Her dedication and service to her clients and network is unbeatable." in the IFLR 2020 edition.
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).