Osborne Clarke LLP

FinTech Legal Department

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What the team is known for Osborne Clarke is globally recognised for its tech-savvy approach to jurisprudence. In the Netherlands the firm is widely regarded as proactive, modern and rapidly growing, supported by an international network. They are instructed on e-money, cybersecurity and data protection matters by financial industry veterans and newcomers alike. In addition, the firm’s lawyers regularly speak and publish on such topical issues as crowdfunding and ICOs.


“Osborne Clarke are really well informed on topics that are relevant to young technology companies - they really understand that type of business. They are very knowledgeable about new trends and new developments in the market.”

“They are really modern, fresh. A friendly, dynamic firm that is always there to help.”

Work highlights

Assisted Lendix, a leading SME crowdlending platform, on the establishment of its Dutch entity, including on obtaining regulatory approval from the AFM.

Advised Dutch cryptocurrency exchange and broker Blockport on its initial coin offering, on which it partnered with Ark.

Significant clients iZettle, Oolders, Heijning & Voogelaar, GoPro, Wirecard

Notable practitioners

Johannes de Jong is a creative and proactive financial regulatory lawyer. A former counsel at the Authority of Financial Markets, de Jong is well equipped to advise innovative companies on the regulatory implications of their business models. One source describes de Jong as “technically very brilliant - absolutely top class,” saying that "he uses his technical knowledge to develop creative solutions."