Walkers advises on the laws of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey. We are experienced in all types of international and cross-border transactions covering a broad range of sectors with a particular focus on both contentious and non-contentious corporate and finance law, investment funds, private equity, structured products, capital markets, regulatory and risk advisory, and private capital and trusts.
Walkers Professional Services provides registered office, corporate, and fiduciary services from Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Dubai, Hong Kong and Ireland. We also provide compliance services from the Cayman Islands through Walkers Compliance, a one-stop-shop which helps clients address evolving Anti-Money Laundering Regulations, including outsourcing and supporting their compliance functions. Working together with Walkers law firm, Walkers Professional Services delivers a seamless integration of legal, corporate, fiduciary and compliance services.
Walkers delivers clear, concise and practical advice based on an in-depth knowledge of the legal, regulatory and commercial environment in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey.
Lodewijk advises financial institutions on the buy and sell side and market infrastructure participants. He has in-depth understanding of all categories of investment and trading products, including public and private funds, exchange traded and OTC derivatives, insurance linked products, structured products and securitisations, securities financing, trading, clearing and settlement systems, bank payment systems and custody and CSD systems. Typical matters concern strategic and risk based advice in connection with the structuring of new or developing business models and transactions, impact assessments, gap analyses, licence applications, authorisations, registrations and notifications. His expertise ranges across the regulatory spectrum from authorisation and regulatory expectations of governance models to anti-money laundering and terrorist financing requirements, sanctions, exchange of tax information (CRS and FATCA), economic substance requirements, reporting of beneficial ownership and data protection regimes.
He was also formerly a managing director at Morgan Stanley’s investment management division responsible for Europe and Asia as International General Counsel and subsequently as International COO.
And before that, he was at State Street’s investment management arm in London as European Counsel, having started out in private practice in Amsterdam at NautaDutilh and then at Clifford Chance.
Admitted In:England and Wales (not practising)The State of New York (not practising)The Netherlands (not practising)Qualifications:LL.M, University of Utrecht, The NetherlandsPhD (Law), University of Utrecht, The NetherlandsLL.M, Duke University School of Law, North Carolina, USA
Lodewijk has been a Visiting Professor of Financial Law at The Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College in London for over 15 years; he teaches a financial services and investment course in the LLM programme. He is also a Visiting Fellow at the Universities of Nijmegen and Leiden in The Netherlands and teaches on the regulation and liability of asset managers in the LLM programme of the University of Leiden.
Lodewijk publishes regularly on financial services and markets topics. His most recent publications include:
Lodewijk is a member of the Advisory Board of the Advanced Master Law & Finance at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands.