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Thom Beenen (Attorney-at-law)
Thom specialises in financial law and advises financial institutions and fintechs including banks, investment firms, payment service providers, (managers of) investment institutions, crypto service providers and (financial) investors with respect to financial supervisory law and securities law.
Thom assists financial institutions and fintechs with market access and business expansion, the launch of new financial products and services, and the regulatory aspects of mergers and acquisitions, and restructurings. Thom also advises on (corporate) governance within financial institutions, integrity supervision and the required screening of policymakers by DNB or the AFM. Finally, Thom has experience as a litigator in relation to (duty of care) disputes concerning derivatives, securities transactions and investment services.
Thom joined FG Lawyers as a partner in January 2023. Prior to that, he spent more than eight (8) years as an attorney (advocaat) at NautaDutilh (2015-2019) and Clifford Chance (2019-2023). In addition, Thom has been on secondment as (interim) legal counsel at a Dutch investment firm.
Thom’s recent work includes advising:
- An investment firm in connection with a group restructuring and a minority investment by a private equity investor.
- A private equity investor in connection with a public offer for all issued securities in the capital of a Dutch listed bank.
- A global bank in connection with a public offer for all issued securities in the capital of a Dutch listed bank and the subsequent cross-border merger and integration.
- Various (foreign) financial institutions and investors in obtaining the required regulatory approvals (e.g. declaration of no objection) from the AFM, DNB and the ECB.
- Payment institutions, electronic money institutions and e-commerce platforms on the impact of Dutch financial regulatory law.
- Various (foreign) fintechs and crypto service providers on regulatory qualification matters and licensing and registration applications.
- Various (foreign) banks and investment firms on the impact of prudential requirements and consolidated group supervision.
- Various payment service providers (PSPs) and alternative financing platforms on the structuring of direct lending, crowdfunding and factoring solutions.
- A number of (foreign) banks and investment firms on cross-border and extraterritorial aspects of Dutch financial law, including in connection with Brexit.
Thom received his Master’s degree (LL.M) in Corporate Law (cum laude) in 2013 and his Master’s degree (LL.M) in Private Law (cum laude) in 2014 from Tilburg University.
Thom publishes regularly on topics related to financial law and is a member of the Association for Financial Law (Vereniging voor Financieel Recht). Thom is registered in the following principal legal practice area in the Netherlands Bar’s register: Financial Law.