Linklaters strengthens the Amsterdam Finance practice with hire of Bas Jennen as partner

Linklaters is pleased to announce the addition of market leading lawyer, Bas Jennen, who will be joining the firm’s Financial Regulatory Group as a partner. He will be based in the Amsterdam office and joins from Allen & Overy. Bas specialises in financial regulatory and compliance matters.

Bas will join Linklaters on 1 May.

His advisory practice encompasses a broad range of regulatory laws and regulations; advising on, among other things, licensing, prudential rules, corporate governance (including fit and proper testing), and compliance and integrity-related issues (anti-money laundering and terrorist financing, market abuse, etc.). He assists clients with regulatory application procedures and supports transactions with financial regulatory aspects, including mergers and acquisitions in the financial sector. Bas also advises on investigations, enforcement aspects and communications with regulators. 

Bas began his career at the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (Autoriteit Financiële Markten, AFM) and the Dutch Central Bank (De Nederlandsche Bank, DNB), and this unique experience has given him an understanding of these key Dutch regulatory bodies that is invaluable to his clients.

Peter Bevan, Global Head of Financial Regulatory Group at Linklaters, says:

“The global regulatory environment has grown increasingly complex over the last few years and in the face of this, Bas’ hire reflects the continued growth of our financial regulatory capabilities. We have a strong offering in key jurisdictions in Europe and his arrival further enhances our ability to advise clients in the Netherlands, a key market in continental Europe, for international transactions in the financial sector, many of which involve complex regulatory considerations.“

Linklaters’ market-leading Financial Regulatory Group has worked on some of the most sensitive and reputation-threatening regulatory issues for financial institutions across Europe recently, including advising:

  • A number of US, European and Asian headquartered investment banks and other financial institutions on the implications of Brexit;
  • Most of the global sell-side and a number of large buy-side clients on their MiFID II implementation projects;
  • A number of clients on how key global regulatory changes (eg EMIR, Dodd Frank) will require them to restructure their business lines and corporate structures
  • Clients in anticipation of, during and in the aftermath of investigations and enforcement proceedings brought against firms by regulators.