Marieke Driessen

Partner

Amsterdam

T +31 20 722 2308
M +31 61 195 4470
marieke.driessen@simmons-simmons.com

General Experience

Marieke is a highly experienced partner in our Financial Markets team who specialises in advising on financial transactions.

Marieke is a specialist in financial transactions who focuses on capital markets, structured finance, banking and project finance. She has wide-ranging experience in managing international primary and secondary securities offerings, structured finance mandates and credit facilities. Marieke also advises on financial structures and regulatory matters. Her client base mostly comprises of international corporations and financial institutions.

Her extensive and wide-ranging knowledge coupled with her vast experience means that she is well established in the industry. Clients repeatedly underpin her expertise, stating that she is in a position of great knowledge and that her calm demeanour allows her to achieve the best results.

She is also recommended in legal directories. Chambers, Legal 500 and IFLR recognise Marieke in several Banking, Capital Markets and Structured Finance categories, but also as a leading individual for Project Finance & PFI in the Netherlands. To demonstrate her international expertise, Marieke is admitted to the bar in The Netherlands, New York and England, with Chambers Global recognising Marieke as a UK law foreign expert for Banking & Finance.

Having qualified in 1997, Marieke gained 16 years of experience at other international law firms before joining us in 2013. She joined to help build our Financial Markets practice in Amsterdam which has been growing ever since. As the knowledge management partner of the Amsterdam office, she regularly organises knowhow events for clients at our offices, at clients’ premises or through network organisations. Marieke frequently gives talks on hot topics at national and international conferences. She also frequently publishes thought leadership materials in areas of her expertise, including on regulatory capital, benchmark (IBOR) reform and sustainable finance.