Behbod Keshawarzi

Behbod Keshawarzi

Advocaat | Associate


+31 20 605 61 26
+31 6 2277 6179



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Behbod specialises in financial supervision and corporate law, with an emphasis on equity capital markets (ECM) and public and private M&A transactions. Behbod's practice provides both advice and transactional support. He assists various Dutch and foreign institutions and parties in a wide range of financial supervision and corporate law matters. Behbod has experience with issues that concern compliance, finance, and financial licenses where European and Dutch regulators (ECB, ESMA, DNB and AFM) are involved. Behbod is also co-author of the article 'Initial Coin Offerings and Dutch Financial Supervision' published in the Dutch journals Tijdschrift Ondernemingsrechtpraktijk and Tijdschrift Financieel Recht in de Praktijk.

Qualifications & Experience

  • LL.M. Financial Law (Radboud University Nijmegen)
  • M.Sc. International Business Administration (Radboud University Nijmegen)
  • Advised the on the Toronto Stock Exchange listed WSP Global Inc., one of the world's leading professional services firms providing engineering and design services to clients in the Transportation & Infrastructure, Property & Buildings, Environment, Power&Energy, Resources and Industry sector as well as offering strategic advisory services, on the acquisition of multidisciplinary consultancy- and engineering firm Lievense


  • Houthoff represented Paypal in their acquisition of iZettle, a Swedish payment platform and supplier of mobile credit card readers for $2.2 billion in a successful process lead by Roschier.