Gijs Hamelijnck

Gijs Hamelijnck

Advocaat | Senior Associate



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Gijs specialises in financial regulatory law and compliance. He deals with laws and regulations governing insurers (Solvency II) and intermediaries (IDD), investment companies (MiFID II), financial services providers, Consumer Credit (CCD), payment service providers (PSD2) and anti-money laundering regulations (AMLD). Gijs advises on and assists with a broad array of financial regulatory matters, including market access, market conduct and integrity issues and contact with the Dutch regulators (the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) and De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB)).

Gijs also advises on national and international M&A transactions in the financial sector, including assistance with related matters, such as determining the regulatory status of the companies to be acquired, licence applications and applying for a declaration of no objection.

The Financial Regulatory team is recommended by Chambers Europe 2022.
  • "A client says that 'Gijs provided very good advice and service’."
    Legal 500, Insurance (2023 Edition)
  • “Gijs Hamelijnck has an ‘easy way of working,’ according to clients, who also describe him as as ‘knowledgeable, proactive and positive’.”
    Legal 500, Insurance (2022 Edition)

Qualifications & Experience

  • LL.M. Commercial Law (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
  • LL.B. Law (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

  • Advised in collaboration with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK), TBAuctions Netherlands B.V. on its acquisition of Epic Auctions. 
  • Assisted Dutch insurer De Goudse in its proposed acquisition of a 35% stake in glass insurer Midglas. Midglas is market leader in this niche market. A part of the proposed acquisition is also a 35% stake in De Glaslijn, a facility service provider.
  • Advised PO Söderberg & Partner Aktiebolag on the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Summa Holding B.V.
  • Assisted IK Investment Partners in the acquisition of a majority stake in You Sure Investments B.V.
  • Houthoff advised the shareholders (Waterland Private Equity and management) on the sale of the Infradata group to IK Investment Partners
  • Represented the shareholders of Boal in the sale of a majority stake in Boal Group to Equistone Partners Europe. Headquartered in Naaldwijk, the Netherlands, BOAL Group has 48 years of experience in designing and manufacturing aluminium roofing and sidewall systems for greenhouses and holds a market leading position in the horticultural greenhouse industry. It also supplies the construction, engineering, and transport sectors with aluminium extrusions.