What we do

We advise a broad range of national and international financial institutions on financial markets regulation. Clients include banks, asset managers, investment funds, custodians, brokers, dealers, investment advisers, insurers, pension funds, payment institutions, fintech, crypto services providers, trading platforms, investment firms and other financial services providers.

Our regulatory team assists clients with navigating the continually evolving financial markets regulation. The team is best known for its expertise in the investment services, asset management and market infrastructure space and it’s pragmatic and hands on approach. Our work includes:

  • advising on the scope and interpretation of the Dutch Financial Supervision Act (including exceptions and exemptions);
  • assisting and advising clients on regulatory authorisations or registration for accessing the Dutch market;
  • obtaining the relevant regulatory approvals from the DNB and/or the AFM for acquisitions, reorganisations of and divestments in or by financial institutions;
  • assisting and advising clients with the implementation of new regulations, including SFDR, Taxonomy Regulation, AML, IFR / IFD, regulations relating to remuneration and remuneration policies;
  • assisting and advising clients on regulation relating to digital assets (crypto);
  • advising on outsourcing agreements and arrangements;
  • advising on matters relating to market abuse and shareholdings disclosures;
  • assisting and advising clients in relation to enforcement actions from or other dealings with the Dutch Central Bank (DNB) and/or the Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM).

Our experts

The most prominent practice areas of Orange Clover are Corporate / M&A, Private Equity, Finance, Regulatory and Investment Funds / Asset Management. Please contact any of the partners at Orange Clover to see how we can be of help and best serve your business needs.

Other practice areas

Corporate / M&A

We advise on all sorts of domestic and multi-jurisdictional public and private mergers and acquisitions (including share deals and asset deals), joint ventures, partnerships, club deals, co-investments, (re)structurings and reorganisations, (de)listings and equity offerings.

Cross Border Structuring

We are specialised in advising on the setting up and reorganisation of international holding structures, joint ventures and partnerships. This includes the formation of Dutch corporate entities, such as private limited liability companies, cooperatives, foundations and (limited) partnerships.


Our finance team advises on all strategic and transactional matters in the field of finance, security rights and guarantees. We offer in particular advice on leveraged buy-outs, acquisition finance, refinance, recapitalisations,

Investment Funds and Asset Management

The dedicated investment funds team is able to advise on the structuring, formation and regulation of investment funds to provide commercial and practical solutions to clients. We advise the full spectrum of clients active in the asset management industry, including those active private equity, venture capital, debt, real estate, infrastructure and natural resources.

Notarial Services

Our notarial team specialists will support you with tailor made notarial advice, arrange and coordinate the execution of notarial deeds for domestic and multi-jurisdictional corporate and finance transactions. Whether it concerns the incorporation of companies, transfers of shares, amending articles of association, issuance of shares, legal (de)mergers or the creation of a right of pledge over shares in a company.

Private Equity / Venture Capital

We help our private equity and venture capital clients and their portfolio companies on a continuous basis navigating them through some of the most complex and challenging transactions. We provide the full range of corporate, finance, regulatory and notarial services related to private equity transactions.