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Niels de Ru



de Ru Niels
Niels de Ru



Niels heads the Banking department in Amsterdam.

Niels specialises in banking and finance law. He advises on syndicated lending, leveraged finance, trade and commodity finance, asset finance, structured finance and export finance. Niels has worked on a variety of tax-structured repo transactions and innovative synthetic securitisation transactions. He advises both banks and borrowers in domestic and cross-border transactions. Niels spent a year in Allen & Overy LLP's London Office (2004-2005), with the Securitisation and Derivatives & Structured Finance teams and in 2002 was seconded to ING Bank's structured finance department.

News & insights


Publications: 23 MARCH 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: Access to new debt and equity during the corona crisis

Fundamental changes for restructuring and shareholder loans

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News: 19 MARCH 2020

A&O wins Best Trade Finance Law Firm

Allen & Overy has been awarded Best Trade Finance Law Firm at the 2020 Trade Finance Global Awards. Selected by an independent external steering committee, A&O was recognised for being one of the few firms able to credibly advise on the full range of trade finance structures across key jurisdictions.

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Publications: 24 JUNE 2018

Sustainable lending: a new shade of green

​Sustainable finance is​ a rapidly developing market.  Until recently the market for sustainable finance was made up primarily of bonds (and, to a lesser extent, term loans) funding "green" projects.  Now sustainable lending increasingly provides flexible solutions to borrowers who wish to incorporate environmental, social or governance targets into their funding. 

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Publications: 17 MAY 2018

Commodity Finance Market Report 2018

As commodity prices begin to stabilise and the industry dusts itself off after the starkest regulatory recalibration and pricing downturn in many years, we find ourselves at a key inflection point in the timeline of the commodity finance industry.

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Allen & Overy LLP
Apollolaan 15
1077 AB Amsterdam

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Admitted as advocaat, Netherlands, 1999

Exempt european lawyer, England and Wales, 2010

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


Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, 1998

Published work

  • De Ru. N, (2008) "Covered Bonds: voorgestelde regelgeving 'uncovered'", Tijdschrift voor financieel recht