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Gerard Kastelein

Partner

Amsterdam

Gerard Kastelein

Partner

Amsterdam

Gerard is a finance lawyer specialising in financial services regulations, capital management transactions, including portfolio transfers and disintermediation, as well as capital markets and direct lending structures.

Furthermore he advises on international regulatory reforms and recovery and resolution of financial institutions. His client base includes corporates, the Dutch State and major financial institutions. Gerard studied at the University of Leiden and obtained an LL.M degree at the University of London. He has lectured at the Grotius Academy, the University of Utrecht and the University of Leiden. Gerard heads the Financial Markets Regulation practice of Allen & Overy in the Netherlands.

The 2020 edition of Chambers Global ranks Gerard a Band 1 lawyer and he receives excellent praise for his securitization practice. Clients describe him as "a good all-round lawyer" who "has very good judgement" and is "very knowledgeable."

News & insights

Publications: 15 OCTOBER 2020

The MiFID Review - a ‘stocktake’ on recent publications impacting wholesale financial markets participants

Over the last two months, the industry have seen a number of proposals from both the European Commission and ESMA in relation to the MiFID Review.

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Publications: 17 APRIL 2020

MiFID 2.5 (or 3) – What you need to know during 2020

As required by the existing framework, the MiFID II review has begun but what is not clear at this stage is whether it will be a complete re-write or simply MiFID 2.5. 

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Publications: 20 MARCH 2020

Covid–19 coronavirus: what should banks and other financial institutions focus on?

The Covid-19  pandemic presents an unprecedented challenge and will affect all walks of life.  The quantum of the impact is hard to determine at this stage although based on preliminary assessment and…

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Brexit day 1 readiness for European banks and investment firms

Publications: 15 OCTOBER 2019

Brexit day one readiness for European banks and investment firms: risk, legal and compliance changes for EU firms under EU law

We examine some of the ways in which a hard Brexit will affect the EU legal and regulatory obligations of EU financial services firms facing or using UK clients/counterparties/market infrastructure.

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Office

Amsterdam

Allen & Overy LLP
Apollolaan 15
1077 AB Amsterdam

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as advocaat, Netherlands, 1995

Exempt European lawyer, England and Wales, 2008

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