Martijn acts as counsel to financial institutions, sponsors and corporate clients in a variety of public and private equity and debt offerings. In addition, 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.

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.

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Memberships

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Dutch Bar
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Dutch Association for Financial Law
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International Capital Markets Association
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Qualifications

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Postdoc Securities law, Grotius Academie, Nijmegen, 2009 (with honours)
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Dutch law, University of Groningen (specialisations Business law and State- and Administrative law), 2005

What others say

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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.
Chambers FinTech (2021)
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"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."
Chambers Global (2020)
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Martijn Schoonewille of the firm's banking and finance practice is a key contact.
Chambers FinTech (2020)
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"Clients appreciate that he is 'knowledgeable and an all-rounder, and also highlight his 'practical approach and commercial awareness'."
Chambers Global (2019)
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"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."
Legal 500 (2018)
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"Clients praise his 'strong technical knowledge' and add that he 'works efficiently and effectively'."
Chambers Europe (2018)
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Martijn Schoonewille

Partner - Attorney at Law

martijn.schoonewille@loyensloeff.com

Amsterdam

Dutch, English

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Martijn Schoonewille, attorney at law, is a member of the Banking & Finance practice group.

Martijn acts as counsel to financial institutions, sponsors and corporate clients in a variety of public and private equity and debt offerings. In addition, 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.

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.