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Frans van der Eerden

Portrait of Frans
Frans van der Eerden is a partner in our Banking & Finance Group. He advises domestic and international banks, insurance companies and investment funds on regulatory law and the implementation of new regulations such as CRR, Solvency II, MiFID II, PRIIPs, PSD2, IDD and EMIR.
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Frans is particularly specialised in capital requirements for banks and insurance companies, mortgage loan regulation, fund structuring and payment services. Clients of Frans' include Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, HSBC and MUFG.

Frans regularly publishes and teaches on aspects of financial supervision. Frans is author of the ISDA opinions for the Netherlands, including the Collateral Opinion and the ISDA Cleared Opinion, as well as of the ICMA/ISLA Opinions for the Netherlands.

  • Work highlights

    Frans recently assisted innovative financial institutions with the establishment of their Dutch EU27 entity. These include:

    • Takeaway.com Payments: a payment service provider that is part of the European home delivery platform group Takeaway.com
    • The Norinchukin Bank: a leading Japanese bank that opened a Dutch subsidiary bank in the Netherlands
    • UK P&I Club/Thomas Miller: one of world’s largest maritime insurance company that opened its EU27 hub in Rotterdam
    • Wex Europe: a global payment institution with its application for an e-money license in the Netherlands
    • XE Europe with the application of a license as a payment institution in the Netherlands
    • World First Netherlands with the application of an e-money license
    • Frans assists Geldmaat (formerly GSN) and the three largest Dutch banks (ING, Rabobank and ABN AMRO) with the implementation of Cash2020, a project that involves the substitution of all single bank ATMs of these banks in the Netherlands with co-owned single label and single operation ATMs, thereby transforming the handling of cash in the Netherlands
    • Frans advises Syntrus Achmea, ASR, DMFCO, Dynamic Credit and a number of other mortgage firms on various regulatory aspects of their innovative mortgage loan platforms
  • What others say
    • "Frans van der Eerden is fast and has a huge knowledge of the investment market. He is also nice to work with."
      The Legal 500 2024
    • "Intensive knowledge of the workings and key persons of the regulator." Chambers Europe 2022
    • "Frans van der Eerden is the partner we most often work with. Very knowledgeable and hands-on and willing to think with his clients to find the best possible solution. Particularly his good relations with the regulator allow for a quick turn around of regulatory files and questions."
      The Legal 500 2022
    • "It is a pleasure to work with Frans. He guides his clients very well and makes his deadlines. His knowledge is outstanding, is available for his clients and he has guided us every step of the way. His knowledge and strategy to discuss matters with our local regulator makes him stand out compared to his competitors."
      The Legal 500 2022
    • "Frans van der Eerden always delivers best-in-class legal support. Combining the regulatory world with real-world requirements is a skill that makes Frans unique in his field."
      The Legal 500 2021
    • "Frans van Eerden stands out for his sensitivity for parties’ wishes and interests, and manages to balance those adequately in both negotiations and drafting."
      The Legal 500 2021
    • "Frans van der Eerden has provided valued and important input to our internal stakeholders and assisted with navigating regulatory complexity and novel issues with a sensible and pragmatic approach."
      The Legal 500 2021
    • "Frans van der Eerden - together with Michaela Ulrici from the asset & structured finance team) have set the benchmark in the Dutch market for the mortgage investment fund structure."
      The Legal 500 2021
    • "Frans van der Erden has been particularly helpful to our clients. Very pragmatic and great at explaining the issues."
      The Legal 500 2021
    • "His specific knowledge on payment service providers and the way the regulator operates."
      Chambers Europe 2021
    • "Good knowledge in this area."
      Chambers Europe 2021
    • "Frans and Michaela are the go-to partners for anyone considering entering the Dutch market with a mortgage or consumer finance proposition."
      The Legal 500 2021
    • "The most impressive people are Frans van der Eerden, Roderick Watson and Sandra Vermeulen."
      The Legal 500 2021
    • "Frans van der Eerden and Sven Uiterwijk are excellent, highly qualified and competent lawyers with a good sense of urgency. In sensitive negotiations with a lot of stakeholders, they take everyone’s interests into account and don’t give up until a joint solution is found."
      The Legal 500 2020
    • "Frans van der Eerden is an excellent adviser who takes a lot of effort to pro-actively approach his clients and to stay involved with them. He cares!"
      The Legal 500 2020
    • "Frans van der Eerden is a very skilled lawyer with a thorough knowledge of financial services regulation. He is able to translate very complex material into readable and practical memos, essays or other legal products. He is very well informed of developments in the banking and finance sector."
      The Legal 500 2020
    • Highly regarded Banking
      IFLR1000 2022, 2021
    • Highly regarded Financial Services Regulatory
      IFLR1000 2022, 2021,
    • Leading Individual Banking and finance: Financial services regulatory
      The Legal 500 2022, 2021, 2020
    • Leading Individual Investment Funds"
      The Legal 500 2022, 2021

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