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Steven Geerlings


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Steven is a Partner in the Finance Group specialising in asset-based lending. With over 25 years' experience in banking and securities law, acquisition finance and commercial lending, he advises on cross-border commercial and acquisition finance transactions and on insolvency issues for major asset-based lenders in the UK, the US and various European markets.

Steven has an in-depth knowledge of fintech developments and serves as a member of the Steering Committee of the global web-based fintech platform World of Open Account (WOA). Registered at the bars of Amsterdam and London, he is a native Dutch speaker and is fluent in English, Italian, French and German. His experience and network across the US and Europe means he is well-placed to advise on deals with an international element.

Career History

Partner, Dentons UK and Middle East LLP
Head of International ABL, DLA Piper UK LLP
Head of Asset Based Lending, Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP
Partner, Squire Patton Boggs (formerly Hammonds)
Director of Legal Affairs, Europe, GE Commercial Distribution Finance Europe Ltd
Senior Legal Counsel and Compliance Officer, Cedel International/Cedelbank (currently Clearstream)
Legal Counsel, De Brauw & Alliance (currently De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek)
Legal Counsel, Netherlands Bankers’ Association
Directorate-General for Financial Institutions and Company Law, Banking Division, Commission of the European Communities
University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, Faculty of Law - Specialisation in business and economic law
Collegio dei Fiamminghi, Bologna, Italy - Research on comparative European banking laws

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