Alex specialises in a broad range of financial markets regulation and investment management work, including advising on licensing requirements for accessing the Dutch market, ongoing requirements for regulated institutions, requirements relating to marketing financial services and products in the Netherlands and enforcement actions by the Dutch Central Bank (DNB) and/or the Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). Alex also advises institutions on strategic issues arising from, and preparation of the business for, the implementation of new (European) developments such as AIFMD, MiFID II/MiFIR, IFR/IFD, SFDR, Taxonomy Regulation, PRIPS and MAR. He has particular experience in assisting and advising clients on obtaining the relevant regulatory approvals from the DNB and/or the AFM for acquisitions and reorganisations of, and divestments by, financial institutions. Alex also advises on alternative funding partnerships and alternative credit structures and on market abuse regulations and
Alex’s clients include include domestic and international banks, asset managers, fund managers, investment funds, custodians, brokers, dealers, investment advisors, insurers, pension funds, trading platforms and other regulated financial services providers, as well as energy and utility companies and listed corporates.
Alex is ranked as a leading individual by Legal 500 in the area of investment funds and regulatory and referred to
‘The best team in the Netherlands for financial regulatory advice in our experience.’
‘Alex Gonzalez is very knowledgeable, clear, confident and user-friendly. The partners are clearly inspiring a quality team, notably including Ademir Sehomerovic.’
‘Alex Gonzalez is a superstar – commercial and pragmatic with fantastic knowledge of financial services.’
‘Orange Clover has gone from a start-up to a widely-respected, well-connected boutique in the financial services sector. They are very strong on funds and asset management, but not pigeon-holed there.’