Michaëla Ulrici


Portrait of Michaëla
Michaëla Ulrici is chair of our Financial Sector team. In addition, she co-chairs NautaDutilh's Dutch Structured Finance team, including Securitisation, Covered Bonds, mortgage investment structures and portfolio transfers.
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  • Work highlights

    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.

    Michaëla was involved, among others, as drafting counsel of OTD propositions for new entrants and institutional investors to the Dutch market with innovative structures, such as Woonnu, Dynamic Credit, Venn Hypotheken, MUNT, ASR, Iqwoon, Robuust, HollandWoont, Build, Syntrus Achmea, Vrij Leven Hypotheek, Attens, Elan Hypotheken, Vista, Clarian Wonen and the Centraal Beheer Leven Platform.

  • What others say

    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 in the IFLR Women Leader List in 2020, 2021 and 2022 and has been recommended in many expert guides for decades in Tier 1. Her rankings are supported by quotes from clients, among from the most recent years:

    • “However complex or challenging the matter, Michaëla Ulrici always manages to find the ace card that brings everything together and delivers the result that all parties were looking for.”
      Chambers Global 2023
    • Michaëla Ulrici is highly esteemed for advising banks and other financial sector clients on securitisation transactions, particularly those involving mortgages. A client praises her for her "vast experience and deep legal knowledge."
      Chambers Global & Europe 2022
    • "Having worked with Michaëla Ulrici on dozens of public and private structured finance transactions, she still manages to surprise me with brilliant new solutions and improvements to transaction structures. Michaëla is the lawyer you want on your team if you need fast and high-quality legal service in the Dutch structured finance market."
      The Legal 500 2022
    • "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."
      The Legal 500 2021
  • Ancillary functions
    • Michaëla is (the only Dutch) boardmember of Prime Collateralised Securities (PCS), an organisation 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 organisation that helps young people from deprived neighbourhoods to improve their chances on the labour market.
    • She also chaired the board of the University of Amsterdam Fund for eight years up to June 2022.
  • Qualifications

    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 and became a partner in 2002.

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