Lisanne Haarman

Advocaat | Senior Associate



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Lisanne specialises in financial regulatory law and compliance, with a particular interest in payment services (PSD2), FinTech, which also includes cryptocurrency services (MiCA), and anti-money laundering regulations (AMLD). In addition, she focuses on laws and regulations governing banks, electronic money institutions, investment firms (MiFID II), trust offices (Trust Offices (Supervision) Act (Wet toezicht trustkantoren)) and credit providers (CCD). Lisanne assists clients in licence applications with the Dutch Central Bank (DNB) and the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) and in matters of compliance (such as investigations under the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Prevention) Act (Wet ter voorkoming van witwassen en financieren van terrorisme), remediation processes and incidents), governance, risk management and the admissibility of activities and investments.

In addition, Lisanne regularly advises on M&A transactions in the financial sector. In that context, she has extensive experience with approval procedures for changes in control and ownership structures (such as the certificate of no objection), screening of directors, and governance issues in shareholder relationships. 

Experience & Qualifications

  • LL.M. International Business Law (Tilburg University)
  • LL.B. Dutch Law (Utrecht University)
  • Grotius Academy specialisation course on Securities Law
  • Rising Star
    Legal 500, Banking & Finance: Financial services Regulatory (2024 Edition)
  • "A client mentioned that ‘Lisanne Haarman was responsive, thorough, and very helpful. She understood the operational model of the client, a complex and novel platform for which there is little regulatory guidance. She clearly outlined potential regulatory treatment of a securities platform that did not fit neatly into existing regulatory regimes'."
    Legal 500, Banking & Finance: Financial services Regulatory (2023 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Banking & Finance: Financial services Regulatory (2022 Edition)
  • Advised Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance Nederland on the carve-out of Findio (a provider of car finance products) out of the CACF Nederland group and the sale of Findio to FCA Bank.
  • Advised a.s.r. on the acquisition of Sweco Capital Consultants.
  • Advised CSC on the conditional agreement of a recommended public offer for all shares of Intertrust for EUR 20 (cum dividend) in cash per share.
  • 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.


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