About Martijn Schoonewille
He specialises in advising financial institutions – including banks, investment firms, fund managers, custodians, trading platforms and insurers – on legal and financial regulatory aspects of their businesses and transactions in the Netherlands and, where relevant, the continental European markets. In addition, Martijn acts as counsel to financial institutions, investors and companies in a variety of public and private debt offerings and alternative financing structures.
He is one of the driving forces behind the Loyens & Loeff Tech Academy and has a particular interest in artificial intelligence, smart contracts and DLT uses in financial markets.
With a background in Corporate/M&A, Martijn was seconded in 2008 to an investment bank. From the beginning of 2010 to the end of 2012 he was based in Loyens & Loeff’s London office.
Martijn lectures frequently on financial regulatory topics at Dutch universities and international conferences.
What others say about Martijn
Chambers FinTech: Martijn Schoonewille is "a great man" who "heads up the firm's FinTech practice" and is "very strong in financial regulatory matters", say various sources. (2021)
Chambers Global: "Martijn Schoonewille advises clients on substantial debt capital transactions, including both fixed and floating rate note issuances, and assists with private share placements. He acts for domestic companies and international private equity investors." (2020)
Chambers FinTech: Martijn Schoonewille of the firm's banking and finance practice is a key contact. (2020)
Chambers Global: "Clients appreciate that he is 'knowledgeable and an all-rounder, and also highlight his 'practical approach and commercial awareness'." (2019)
Legal 500: "The ‘experienced, hands-on’ Martijn Schoonewille was instructed by Stichting Continuïteit Delta Lloyd on the regulatory aspects of its sale of shares to NN Group, as well as obtaining a declaration of no-objection from the Dutch Central Bank (DNB) and European Central Bank." (2018)
Chambers Europe: "Clients praise his 'strong technical knowledge' and add that he 'works efficiently and effectively'." (2018)