About Ernst van den Broek

ernstI train staff of both energy companies and banks about trading agreements and work on a number of other projects. Clients are e.g. E.ON Energy Trading, AFM, Brunei Investment Agency, Citi Bank N.A., Total Solutions Europe, AES Energy Corp., ArcelorMittal, Taiwan Academy of Banking and Finance and Banque LB Lux. Currently I am working for the Dutch Ministry of Finance and Delta Energy after ending my third assignment with Kas Bank N.V.. Before that time I worked as an interim legal cousel for ABN Amro Bank N.V.. Until the summer of 2012 I worked for the legal department of Kas Bank N.V. and ING Financial Markets. Prior to this time I have given legal support to the trading activities of both Rabobank and Eneco Business BV in 2009. Before that project I’ve worked for ING and nearly three years as an energy trading lawyer for N.V. Nuon Energy Trade & Wholesale (Currently Vattenfall) in Amsterdam in the field of commodity trading and CDM and JI Projects. I have also worked as a legal counsel at Delta Lloyd Bank N.V and Kas Bank NV. at an earlier stage.
Apart from these projects I am involved in additional work for other clients in the world of energy and finance such as Cargill International S.A., Titan LNG and Nidera Handelscompagnie BV.

Specialties: Commodity trading, derivatives, OTC clearing, EMIR, energy, LNG, CDM, ISDA, CSA, EFET

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About Jan Minkenberg

janminkenbergJan Minkenberg has more than 20 years’ experience in the financial industry and works as an interim counsel in the Netherlands. He has worked for The Bank of Tokyo, Rabobank International , ING Financial Markets, ABN AMRO Bank , Essent NV, NV Nuon Energy Trade & Wholesale, Fortis Bank Nederland NV and NIBC Bank within their legal department and at ABN AMRO Bank at their compliance department as well.  He studied both law and taxation at the University of Amsterdam. He has broad experience in the field of financial and commodity trading including the negotiation of ISDA Master Agreements, CSAs, GMRAs, GMSLAs and EFETs, supervisory law (MiFID II, EMIR), securities law for retail clients and loan documentation. He has provided training on ISDA and EFET documents for Marcus Evans in London and Sao Paulo and on ISDA documents for Novelis Inc. in Atlanta. He is a fluent English speaker.

Clients are
• ABN AMRO Bank N.V.,
• ING Bank,
• Essent NV,
• Fortis Bank Nederland (currently ABN AMRO Bank),
• N.V. Nuon Energy Trade & Wholesale (currently Vattenfall)
• Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (Holland) NV,
• NIBC Bank
• Marcus Evans

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About Hans Hintzen

hintzenHans Hintzen is an experienced Legal Consultant and Interim Senior Legal Counsel for banks, insurance companies, pension funds and asset managers. Hans provides legal services and legal advice to financial institutions that require expertise in specialised areas of banking and securities law.

Areas of expertise:
Banking and securities law, in particular financial markets regulation (WFT, EMIR, MiFID II, SFTR, CMU, AIFMD, CRDIV/CRR, Solvency 2), derivatives and derivatives documentation (ISDA, CSA, Client Cleared OTC Derivatives Addendum, Cleared Derivatives Execution Agreement, etc.), repo and securities lending (GMRA, GMSLA, etc), debt capital markets, securitizations & covered bonds, structured finance and institutional investment management.

Previous work experience:
VIVAT Verzekeringen, Senior Legal Counsel Financial Markets a.i., March 2015 – present.
Stichting Pensioenfonds ING, Senior Legal Counsel Derivatives a.i., March 2015 – January 2016.
SNS REAAL N.V., Senior Legal Counsel Financial Markets a.i., December 2011 – March 2015.
Rabobank International, Senior Legal Counsel Derivatives a.i., May 2010 – November 2011.
SNS REAAL N.V., Senior Legal Counsel Securities Law a.i., October 2009 – April 2010.
ABN AMRO Bank N.V., Senior Legal Counsel Derivatives a.i., May 2009 – September 2009.
NIBC Bank N.V., Senior Legal Counsel Financial Markets a.i., January 2008 – April 2009.
ING Wholesale Banking, MiFID Program, Senior Legal Counsel Securities Law a.i., December 2006 – January 2008.
ING Wholesale Banking, Deputy Global Head Legal Financial Markets a.i., June 2006 – December 2006.
AEGON Nederland N.V., Senior Legal Counsel Securities Law a.i., February 2006 – May 2006.
ING Investment Management, Senior Legal Counsel Securities Law a.i., April 2005 – January 2006.
AEGON Bank N.V., Legal Counsel Securities Law a.i., June 2003 – May 2005.
Gerling NCM, Legal Counsel Financial Law a.i., March 2003 – May 2003.
Staal Bank N.V., Legal Counsel Securities Law a.i., May 2002 – February 2003.
Baker & McKenzie, Attorney, Banking and Securities Law, January 1998 – April 2002

At the moment, Hans focuses on the implementation of both the clearing obligation and on the margin requirements for non-cleared derivatives under EMIR. Please feel free to get in touch with Hans, if you would like to discuss any of these matters.

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About Hans Hofmeester

hofmeesterHans Hofmeester is an experienced Legal Counsel and Regulatory Consultant, specialized in financial regulation and capital market projects and transactions. His expertise comprises legal aspects of debt capital market transactions, complex credit facilities and derivatives.

Hans has worked on a number of landmark financial projects and transactions, with various asset classes and deal types for banks, asset managers and other regulated entities, either from in-house or external positions.

Currently Hans is assisting a variety of clients in financial industry on critical regulatory changes including EMIR, Dodd-Frank and MIFIR/MIFID II.

Clients (current and previous):
•    Markets and Treasury departments of various banks including ING Bank, ABN/AMRO Bank, Rabobank International, NIBC Bank and SNS Property Finance.
•    Private practice law and consultancy firms;
•    Regulated  and unregulated corporate clients.

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