Boudewijn Smit works in the department Banking & Finance and is a member of NautaDutilh's Finance team. In addition, Boudewijn joined the Structured Finance team where he gained experience in structured finance transactions, including covered bonds, securitizations and mortgage platforms. He advises financial institutions and corporate clients in domestic and international financing transactions, with a focus on general corporate lending and asset based finance.
Boudewijn graduated from Leiden University in 2015 (with highest honours) in civil law and is admitted to the Amsterdam Bar. Since its foundation in 2016, Boudewijn is the first chairman of Forward, Netherlands' only legal LGBTQ+ network. Together with representatives from Deloitte, Accenture and ABN AMRO, Boudewijn also organizes an annual LGBTQ+ conference and bi-annual drinks for LGBTQ+ professionals and allies working in Amsterdam's financial district. In October 2019, he won the award for 'Future Leader – LGBT+ Equality' at the European Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards, for his contribution to a more inclusive and diverse climate in the legal sector and his commitment to LGBTQ+ rights.
As of January 2019 Boudewijn works at NautaDutilh's New York office where he advises clients on the Netherlands law aspects of U.S. originated finance transactions.