Van Doorne

FinTech Legal Department

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What the team is known for Van Doorne was one of the first Dutch law firms to have a dedicated FinTech team, operating since 2012. The firm is a founding member of Holland FinTech, the national industry association. It offers clients an interdisciplinary service across multiple practice areas, garnering significant market praise in particular for its excellence in financial regulatory, IT contracting and alternative finance mandates. The firm also has a representative office in London.

Strengths"They're excellent, a focused team who excel at what they do. They don't sit on the fence; they commit and lead clients to effective solutions. I would thoroughly recommend them if anyone were to ask me who to go to in the Netherlands for FinTech."

"We’re happy to use Van Doorne as our outside counsel for more complex and delicate legal matters, in which they never disappoint. Whether it's dispute resolution, strategic legal advice, notary work or contract drafting, they deliver above and beyond."

Work highlights Assisted Bizcuit Payments in preparing key elements of its licence application with the Dutch Central Bank, including outsourcing agreements with group companies Minox and Bizcuit.

Notable practitioners

Louis Jonker
advises predominantly on IT contracting projects, as well as on contentious IT matters. Acting as co-head of the FinTech team, Jonker focuses on legal challenges that arise from digital identity, cloud technology, blockchain, AI and robotics, and recently co-authored a book on the ethics of artificial intelligence. Sources praise his "very knowledgeable insights" and call him "easily accessible" and "a real technology lawyer." One interviewee says: "He's always there to help us and we value him highly - his knowledge of IP and blockchain matters demonstrates his competence."