Partner | Attorney-at-law
Willem Röell is a co-head of the Financial Innovation team at De Roos. Willem Röell specialises in financial markets regulation. He advises all kinds of financial undertakings on a broad range of regulatory matters, including licensing, conduct of business rules, governance, and the regulatory aspects of M&A transactions.
Willem especially focuses on assisting clients with introducing innovative technologies and business models into the financial sector. He assists them with issues related to market access, governance, outsourcing and communication with regulators. For example, in relation to innovative payment solutions, initial coin offerings, distributed ledger solutions, robo-advice and artificial intelligence. Willem regularly gives speeches and publishes articles on these topics and he co-authored the Netherlands chapters of:
- The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Fintech in 2017-2021
- Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Regulation 2019 and 2020
- Chambers ‘Fintech 2021’ Global Practice Guide
- Legal500 Guide on Blockchain Law
- Legal500 Guide on Fintech laws and regulations
- Global Legal Insights - Fintech 2023: Netherlands
Prior to joining De Roos, Willem worked as senior associate Financial Markets Regulation at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek.
Willem is a member of the Dutch Association for Financial Law and is a member of the editorial board of the Dutch Financial Law Review (Tijdschrift voor Financieel Recht in de Praktijk). Willem is a council member of Rabobank Amsterdam and acts as board member for various charitable / nonprofit organisations.