Financial law is a broad and complex area of law that interfaces with corporate law. Our team of experts covers the full spectrum of legal banking and finance matters and is involved in a wide variety of transactions. We offer a broad range of services, from advising on stock exchange investing, loans, project finance and real estate to conducting specialised legal proceedings. Has the bank cancelled the financing of your project? Then contact us for help.
Has your pension evaporated?
You have sold your company and are planning on your retirement. Meanwhile the bank has already started investing the proceeds. Now, several years later, all of your savings for your pension have evaporated. Is that your own fault, or can the bank be held responsible? We can help you assess the chances of bringing a successful claim against the bank.
Settle or litigate?
To agree with a settlement is often cheaper than litigation. A settlement is also usually reached much faster than a verdict. However, what is the best solution in your particular circumstances? What it comes down to is good decision making. We can act as a sparring partner that litigates if it is in your interest, and settles if possible.
Since I attended a seminar on listed companies in my student days, financial law has always been a part of me. At the Amsterdam stock exchange and in the years that followed, I was, as a lawyer, part of the major institutes. Since 2003 I mainly assist their clients.
I always have good contact with the lawyers of other parties, I am a connector. We call each other and see if we can make a settlement. My motto "be critical of the content, but always respect the person".
The duty of care of investment firms is a wonderful playground due to its complexity and lack of transparency. You can make case law yourself. For example, I have successfully argued that the judge should look at the development of the value of a particular investment fund to determine the amount of investor damage. The difference between the results of this fund and the actual results in the client's portfolio now partly determine the damage assessment.
Harm Jan Tulp has worked as a lawyer for more than twenty years. He is a partner at Yspeert.