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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.

News & insights

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Publications: 28 SEPTEMBER 2020

Podcast: Bill 7637 - a new era for crypto-securities?

Luxembourg is about to add the missing piece to its legislative framework to enable the issuance of crypto-securities using decentralised ledger technology (“DLT”).

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News: 25 SEPTEMBER 2020

Allen & Overy advises syndicate banks on placement of convertible bonds issued by Dürr AG

Allen & Overy has advised a syndicate of banks comprising BNP Paribas, Landesbank Baden-Württemberg and UniCredit Bank AG as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners on the successful placement…

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News: 24 SEPTEMBER 2020

ICBC issues offshore Additional Tier 1 preference shares

Allen & Overy has advised the joint bookrunners and joint lead managers on the issuance of USD2.9 billion 3.58% non-cumulative perpetual offshore preference shares by Industrial and Commercial Bank of…

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News: 22 SEPTEMBER 2020

Shopping centre specialist ECE relies on Allen & Overy for debut bond issue

Allen & Overy has advised ECE Real Estate Partners, the fund management company of Hamburg-based commercial property specialist ECE, on the issuance of an innovative real estate bond.

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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.