Willem Röell

Willem Röell

Financial Regulatory

Partner | Attorney-at-law

Willem Röell is a co-head of the Financial Innovation team at De Roos. Willem 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 wrote the Dutch handbook Markets in Crypto-Assets Regulation (MiCAR) and is contributing editor of the Dutch Financial Law Review. He published articles on upcoming crypto regulation, issuing tokenised securities via ICOs, stable coins, e-money and fiat currencies and requirements for artificial intelligence solutions in the financial sector. He also co-authored the Netherlands chapters of:

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.

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