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Wietse de Jong focuses his practice on the structuring of financial products and capital market transactions, including setting up banks, investment funds, structured products, and the issue of listed and over-the-counter debt and equity securities. Wietse has worked on other financial industry transactions, including initial public offerings (IPO) and pre-offering equity financing, venture capital, joint ventures, and the sale and purchase of banks, asset managers and other regulated financial institutions such as pension funds and insurance companies.

Wietse has also defended many financial institutions in securities litigations, including class actions. He also held positions with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (Office of International Corporation Finance) and the Dutch Financial Markets Authority.

In November 2023, after several years of negotiation, the Council of the European Union published the detailed compromise text for the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) II.

While the

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