Bart Joosen is the managing partner of FMLA Financial Markets Lawyers. Prior to founding FMLA Financial Markets Lawyers, Bart spent over 20 years with international firms, managing finance teams.
Bart focuses on capital adequacy and capital requirements for banks, insurers, pension funds and other regulated companies and has broad experience in all matters concerning credit risk, market risk, interest risk, currency risk, reputational and operational risk for regulated entities and risk transfer and mitigation.
Bart obtained his PhD from Tilburg University. He is a regular contributor to leading Dutch and international legal journals and is a member of the editorial board of and author contributing to a leading commentary on the Dutch Act on Financial Supervision.
Recent experience includes:
- Advised a regulated re-insurance company on structuring its risk management, actuarial and compliance functions in anticipation of Solvency II requirements.
- Advised on a potential default under ISDA Master Agreements entered into by a Dutch pension fund as a consequence of extraordinary measures taken by the Dutch Central Bank.
- Managed a group of lawyers across 17 jurisdictions to obtain regulatory clearances for the acquisition of a controlling interest of an international trust business by a private equity firm; and managed subsequent regulatory clearances for the merger of the acquired business with the private equity firm’s existing regulated portfolio.