FG Lawyers

FinTech Legal Department

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What the team is known for FG Lawyers is a boutique firm offering expertise in the fields of corporate structuring, governance and financial regulatory law. The firm is recognised by peers and clients for being particularly helpful to FinTech startups and scaleups, in part because of the structure of the firm's partner-led approach. FG Lawyers has been very busy this last year assisting clients with obtaining the appropriate regulatory approvals for licences or various other types of permissions from the Dutch financial regulators.

Strengths"Good people. I know them all very well and they work really hard for their reputation. They show commitment to the sector."

"There's no precedent in what we're doing and lots of opinions. FG were very good at navigating uncharted waters with us. They feel what is feasible pretty well."

Work highlights Assisting a digital bank, Stichting Full Reserve, in its discussions with the Dutch Central Bank and the Dutch Ministry of Finance in respect of the regulatory framework that is currently applicable.

Notable practitioners

Anne Hakvoort is very active in Amsterdam's FinTech community, publishing and lecturing on the topic, and is highly recognised by legal peers. Hakvoort focuses on blockchain-driven business models, as well alternative financing platforms like crowdlending and crowdinvesting. "Her answers always come pretty quickly," says a client; "she works very hard and is thorough." A market insider reveals: "Anne is a lovely person. She puts her heart into FinTech in the Netherlands."