Michiel ClaassenAdvocaat

Equipped with over 15 years of experience in financial law, Partner Michiel Claassen leads the Financial Regulatory team. Michiel provides legal, strategic and commercial advice on financial regulatory issues.

Highly regarded for his work in the Dutch credit sector, Michiel assists financial companies with all aspects of financial regulatory law including financial, privacy and anti-money laundering aspects. He works closely with clients to reach their goals with full compliance. He is highly specialized in working with fintech companies, investment firms and funds.

Prior to joining FIZ in 2016, Michiel worked in private practice, government and in-house. During his time at the Ministry of Finance, he cooperated closely with financial regulators including the Dutch Central Bank (DNB) and the Financial Markets Authority (AFM). He also contributed to the Financial Supervision Act (“Wet op het financieel toezicht”) and co-determined the Dutch contribution to the European deposit guarantee scheme.

Well known for his thought leadership, Michiel regularly publishes in the field of financial law.


Michiel Claassen has registered the following principal legal practice area in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):

-Financial law (financieel recht)

Based on this registration, he/she is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.