Berry van Wijk

Berry van Wijk

Advocaat | Partner | Lid RvC

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Berry van Wijk is een expert op het gebied van financieel toezicht en staat aan het hoofd van Houthoffs Financial Regulatory Team.  Het team geeft advies aan de financiële sector over alle mogelijke toezichtsvraagstukken terwijl Berry zelf zich in het bijzonder richt op de verzekeringssector en financiële dienstverleners.

Zij adviseert haar cliënten bij hun contacten met de Nederlandse toezichthouders, De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) en de Autoriteit Financiële Markten (AFM), en bij de implementatie van wettelijke toezichtsregelgeving en de ontwikkeling van nieuwe producten- en distributiekanalen. Daarnaast geeft Berry advies over de regelgevingscomponent van M&A-transacties in de financiële dienstverlenerssector.

  • “Berry van Wijk is described by one client as ‘an excellent lawyer,’ while another expands that she has ‘great oversight and is sensitive to strategic issues.’”
    Chambers Europe, Insurance (2021 Edition)
  • Berry van Wijk is ranked in Tier 1.
    Chambers Europe, Insurance (2021 Edition)
  • Leading individual
    Legal 500, Insurance (2021 Edition)
  • “Berry van Wijk is always available on short notice for us if necessary. Committed, well informed, looking for solutions fitting our organisation and very pleasant to work with.”
    Legal 500, Banking & Finance: Financial services Regulatory (2021 Edition)
  • Berry van Wijk is ranked in Tier 1.
    Chambers Europe, Insurance (2020 Edition)
  • “We also like her personality. She is a good listener, always honest, straightforward and really helps us with problems we face.’”
    Chambers Europe, Insurance (2020 Edition)
  • “Berry van Wijk is always very clear and honest about the timetable and projection of costs if you discuss this with her beforehand. She has a lot of knowledge, not only of insurance law but also of the insurance industry and relates/applies that very well to our company and its needs. Furthermore, she has been a very pleasant sparring partner already for many years, not only in good times, but also when the going got tough.”
    Legal 500, Insurance (2020 Edition)
  • “Berry van Wijk combines great legal knowledge with a business mind, solution-focused, goes the extra mile to provide strategic advice that enhances the business.”
    Legal 500, Insurance (2020 Edition)
  • Leading individual
    Legal 500, Insurance (2020 Edition)
  • “Berry van Wijk is very good.”
    Legal 500, Insurance (2020 Edition)
  • “Berry van Wijk ‘has lengthy experience and is a visionary with a great network.’”
    Chambers Europe, Insurance (2019 Edition)
  • Berry van Wijk is ranked in Tier 1.
    Chambers Europe, Insurance (2019 Edition)
  • “Another source especially appreciates her ability to ‘communicate in simple language.’”
    Chambers Europe, Insurance (2019 Edition)
  • Leading Individual
    Legal 500, Insurance (2019 Edition)
  • Berry van Wijk is ranked in Tier 1.
    Chambers Europe, Insurance (2018 Edition)
  • "Berry van Wijk earns impressive recognition from clients, who describe her as 'highly committed with great expertise and guidance,' as well as 'good at thinking ahead with an eye for important details'."
    Chambers Europe, Insurance (2018 Edition)
  • Leading Individual
    Legal 500, Insurance (2018 Edition)
  • "Berry van Wijk is an 'out-of-the-box thinker'."
    Legal 500, Insurance (2018 Edition)
  • Berry van Wijk is ranked in Tier 1.
    Chambers Europe, Insurance (2017 Edition)
  • "Clients are 'impressed by her knowledge and expertise'."
    Chambers Europe, Insurance (2017 Edition)
  • Houthoff assisted IK Investment Partners in the acquisition of a majority stake in You Sure Investments B.V.
  • Advised ASR Nederland N.V. (a.s.r.) on the acquisition of a 50% interest from Brand New Day in Brand New Day Premiepensioeninstelling N.V. (BND PPI) and the sale of a.s.r.'s 10% interest in Brand New Day Houdstermaatschappij N.V. for a total amount of EUR 51 million.
  • Houthoff advised a.s.r., a large Dutch insurance company, on the acquisition of VvAA Levensverzekeringen, the life insurance business of VvAA Groep. The life insurance portfolio comprises approximately 18,000 policies. The annual premium income is EUR 28m, and the technical provisions amount to EUR 430m. In addition to a multi-year life insurance partnership, VvAA and a.s.r. also intend to further expand the services to VvAA members.
  • Houthoff represented Nationale Nederlanden (NN) in proceedings that were brought by the foundation Vereniging Woekerpolis.nl in relation to investment-linked insurance offered by NN. The court ruled that generally speaking NN had provided sufficient information on costs and premiums.
  • Houthoff represented Eli Global, LLC in the acquisition of all the outstanding shares in the Dutch life insurance company Nederlandsche Algemeene Maatschappij van Levensverzekering Conservatrix N.V.

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