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Daphne van der Houwen

Senior Associate


van der Houwen Daphne
Daphne van der Houwen

Senior Associate


Daphne specialises in financial law. She has over 11 years of experience helping clients with navigating banking, insurance and securities regulations to ensure their strategic regulatory project are delivered. She focusses on regulatory clearance processes, and advises clients on good governance and sound business operations. Her experience includes advising on multi-jurisdictional M&A transactions in the FIG sector, cross-border restructurings of financial institutions and establishing new licenced businesses and branch offices. 

Daphne has been on secondment at the Dutch Central Bank in 2014, is part of the editorial board of the Financial Law Journal (Tijdschrift voor Financieel Recht) and a Fellow at the Institute of Financial Law and Corporate Law (Zuidas Instituut voor Financeel Recht en Ondernemingsrecht) of the Vrije Universiteit van Amsterdam.

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Admitted as advocaat, Netherlands, 2010.

Listed in the register of legal practice areas of the Dutch Bar Association for Financieel recht.

Published work

  • D.M. van der Houwen en V.P.G. de Seriere, ‘“No creditor worse of” in case of bank resolution: food for litigation?’ Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation 2016.
  • D.M. van der Houwen, ‘Bancaire zorgplicht jegens derden: actie of reactie?’, Tijdschrift voor Financieel Recht 2015, afl. 4.
  • D.M. van der Houwen, ‘Een algemene zorgplicht voor financiële dienstverleners in de Wft, een goed idee?’ Vennootschap & Onderneming 2012.