Michaëla Ulrici is chair of the Financial Sector team of NautaDutilh. In addition, she co-chairs NautaDutilh's Dutch Structured Finance team, including Securitisation, Covered Bonds, mortgage investment structures and portfolio transfers. She was involved in the first ever public securitisation transaction in the Netherlands and has shaped the Dutch market since that time. She has over two decades of experience in all types of asset transactions. Michaela is (the only Dutch) boardmember of Prime Collateralised Securities (PCS) an organization which has been set up to reinforce high quality securitisations and market resilience in Europe and a STS-third party verification agent. Furthermore, she is a board member of JINC, an organization that helps young people from deprived neighbourhoods to improve their chances on the labour market. She also chairs the board of the University of Amsterdam Fund.
Michaëla was the Chair of NautaDutilh from June 2010 to July 2014. She graduated from Amsterdam University in 1991. After obtaining a Bachelor's Degree in Modern Japanese Studies at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, she joined NautaDutilh in 1994. She was also shortly based in the New York offices in 1996 and 1998. She became a partner in the Banking and Finance department in 2002.
Michaëla Ulrici has been named 'Best in Europe in structured finance & securitisations' by the prestigious annual Euromoney (IFLR) Legal Media Group Europe Women in Business Law Awards 2019.
Michaëla has been recognised by the IFLR1000 2020 and 2021 in the IFLR Women Leader List.
Michaëla has also been recommended in many expert guides as Band 1 which is supported as follows:
The Legal 500 | 2021: "Michaela Ulrici continues to be the structured finance partner of choice in the Dutch market. For me, but for many of my clients, counterparts and competitors."
Chambers Global 2020: Her commercial acumen is praised by clients, one saying; "She always thinks along with our business," explaining, "She translates legal knowledge into business reality."
IFLR1000 2020: "A fantastic, creative and innovative lawyer. She provides an in-depth and thorough service on complex structures and also thinks outside the box. Systematic in the project. Punctual and accurate. Convincing in commercial negotiations. Together with her years of experience and strong technical knowledge, her ability makes her the lawyer that you want to have on your team. Very knowledgeable and proactive."
Chambers Global 2019: One client enthuses that she is "very technical and skilled on the legal side" and also highlights her strength in negotiations, noting: "Her ability to bring people together in finding a solution is unequalled. She knows how to explain things and find an agreement that both parties agree to."
IFLR1000 2019: She is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in her field. Of all the legal counsels I have worked with over the year, she is the counsel I have most faith in to find a solution to the challenges that one encounters in every transaction.
Chambers Global & Europe 2018: Michaëla Ulrici is a "standout performer, one of the most prominent figures in the Dutch market"
IFLR1000 2018: Michaëla has the unique ability to deliver flawless documentation while at the same time being able to explain and negotiate this with multiple parties. As a result, things get done, in time, within budget and always with a positive attitude.