Michaëla Ulrici is chair of the Financial Sector tam of NautaDutilh. In addition, she co-chairs NautaDutilh's Dutch Structured Finance team, including Securitisation, Covered Bonds, mortgage investment structures and portfolio transfer. 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. Furthermore, she is a board member of JINC, an organization that helps young people getting started 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 where she was also shortly based in the New York office. She became a partner in the Banking and Finance department in 2002 and specialised in structured finance and securities law. She lectures regularly on subjects in her field.
Michaëla Ulrici has been named 'Best in structured finance & securitisations' by the prestigious annual Euromoney (IFLR) Legal Media Group Europe Women in Business Law Awards 2019.
Michaëla has also been recommended in many expert guides as Band 1 which is supported as follows:
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.
Chambers Global & Europe 2017: Securitisation guru Michaëla Ulrici is in one client's opinion "undisputedly the most knowledgeable legal adviser in the field."
Chambers Global & Europe 2016: Michaela Ulrici is an expert both technically and also in terms of managing third parties in more complex transactional structures, according to clients. She has expertise in public securitization transactions, particularly those involving ABS.
Chambers Global & Europe 2015: Michaëla Ulrici is hailed by commentators as "one of the inventors of securitisation in the Netherlands." Sources add: "She combines a thorough legal grounding with an understanding of originator's perspective."