Legal services

BAIS Legal is a law firm which provides legal services such as advice, litigation, interim solutions (in-house) and offers training on legal and/or compliance matters. BAIS Legal is specialized in Dutch financial law (financieel recht), which includes, inter alia, the Dutch Financial Supervision Act (Wet op het financieel toezicht), the Dutch Securities Giro and Transfer Act (Wet giraal effectenverkeer), finance & securities matters, rules issued by trading and settlement platforms, general contract law and private international law in respect of the above fields. The majority of clients of BAIS Legal consists of national and international collective investment schemes (UCITS), asset managers, investment firms, banks, operators of trading platforms, clearing and settllement systems and listed companies.

In practice

In practice, BAIS Legal provides services as (among others) advice and litigation in respect of the interpretation and implementation of financial law (on market access (license requirements), market conduct and prudential requirements) as well as rules of various trade and settlement platforms (such as NYSE Euronext, APX-ENDEX, LCH.Clearnet, Euroclear, Chi-X, EMCF, EuroCCP etc.), AFM/DNB license application procedures, contracts related to services in the financial markets, claims handling, advice on development and structuring of financial products, legal transfer (clearing and settlement) of such products, asset segregation, advice on the supervisory aspects of capital market transactions, the administrative organization and internal control of financial undertakings and other legal questions concerning the financial law. BAIS Legal also provides customized training on the above legal matters.