Regulatory Authorities

The many different supervisory authorities in the Netherlands are all specifically charged with monitoring and supervising the various different markets. They are responsible for enforcing regulation as well as for sanctioning companies and professionals who violate this regulation.

Dutch supervisory authorities are all united by the fact that they operate as independent bodies. Their work ensures that civilians, companies and politicians are able to have continued trust in the markets and the professionals operating under their supervision. This means that supervisory authorities are not only charged with the strict enforcement of the regulations, but they often have to balance the conflicting interests that are at stake as well.

Pels Rijcken's specialists are accustomed to acting in this arena of power play. They are familiar with both the duties and competences of the different Dutch supervisory authorities, and they also know the scope and limits within which these supervisory authorities operate. Moreover, their understanding of the political and social context in which decisions are made is second to none. They regularly advise supervisory authorities on the often complex decisions to be made. In litigation, Pels Rijcken's knowledge and experience are of decisive value.


Regulatory Authorities

  • Reimer VeldhuisAttorney-at-law, partner
  • Marije BattingAttorney-at-law, partner