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Gerard Kastelein



Gerard Kastelein



Gerard is a finance lawyer with 20 years experience, specialising in complex capital management and debt securities transactions such as covered bonds, CDOs, securitisations, portfolio transfers, alternative financing structures, swaps and derivatives. 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 and the University of Utrecht. Gerard heads the Financial Markets Regulation practice of Allen & Overy in the Netherlands.

The 2019 edition of Chambers Global ranks Gerard a Band 1 lawyer and he receives excellent praise for his securitization practice. Clients describe him as "a great legal structurer who is smart and likeable" and with "good commercial awareness and overall project management".

News & insights

Publications: 02 APRIL 2020

5MLD – Implementation in Luxembourg

The 5th anti-money laundering directive (5MLD), which amends Directive (EU) 2015/849 (4MLD), was adopted in May 2018 with a view to addressing both recent technological innovations and weaknesses identified in the 4MLD regime in the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris and Belgium in 2015 and in relation to the leaked Panama Papers in 2016.

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Publications: 27 MARCH 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: are you protected under your Business Interruption Policy?

Members of Allen & Overy’s Insurance and Litigation teams held a call to discuss the extent to which business interruption policies protect against losses arising from the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak. 

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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 considering the dramatic steps enacted so far by governments worldwide, it is expected to be severe.

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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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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