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Daphne van der Houwen

Senior Associate


van der Houwen Daphne
Daphne van der Houwen

Senior Associate


Daphne specialises in financial and commercial litigation and regularly advises financial institutions on the regulatory and civil law aspects of their activities.

Daphne is part of the Financial Markets Regulation Practice of the Amsterdam office. She mainly focuses on banking, insurance and securities law disputes and advises on transactions involving financial supervision aspects. Daphne has particular expertise in the field of conduct supervision and duty of care considerations. Prior to specialising in dispute resolution, Daphne worked in the Amsterdam capital markets practice.

In 2014 Daphne went on secondment for several months at De Nederlandsche Bank. She is a member of the Allen & Overy Amsterdam Financial Markets Regulation Practise and publishes regularly on financial law. Daphne is the editorial secretary to a magazine about financial law: Tijdschrift voor Financieel Recht.

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News: 22 MARCH 2020

Allen & Overy advises JP Morgan on EUR 300 million high yield bond offering for Sazka Group

Allen & Overy announced that it represented J.P. Morgan, HSBC, Société Générale, UniCredit, Erste Group, and J&T BANKA as initial purchasers on the issuance of EUR300mn 3.875% Senior Notes due 2027 by SAZKA Group. The transaction followed a successful entry by SAZKA Group of international capital markets in November 2019, when the company issued its first high yield bond worth EUR300mn, bearing a fixed coupon of 4.125% due in 2024. 

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Publications: 16 MARCH 2020

Coronavirus - what is the current situation in Germany?

In order to contain the Coronavirus the German federal states as well as the German government have put strict measures into place. Schools and kindergartens have been closed as well as borders to most neighbouring states for private travel. In order to mitigate the economic consequences, the German government announced a comprehensive package of measures.

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Publications: 11 MARCH 2020

FCA proposes enhanced climate-related financial disclosure for companies with listed equity

New Listing Rules applicable to premium listed commercial companies.

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News: 09 MARCH 2020

Bank of China Macau Branch first Chinese issuer to issue social bonds in the offshore market

Allen & Overy advised the joint lead managers and joint bookrunners on a dual-currency senior small and medium enterprises (SMES) themed (COVID-19 Impact Alleviation) social bonds issuance. This is the first social bonds issuance from a Chinese issuer in the international capital markets.

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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.