Personal details
Personal details

Esther Mennens-Wismans

+31 (0)20 416 54 03

+31 (0)6 21 41 56 09


AIFM AIFM Banking beleggingsondernemingen ESG ESMA investment firms Investment funds investment institutions Legal Legal counsel Legal Counsel Licensing and control MiFID II Payment institutions product governance Product governance Regulators Ruler SFDR Taxonomy Regulation

Due to my experience as a litigator and corporate lawyer, I know how to quickly and thoroughly grasp the legal issues that financial institutions encounter.

With my pragmatic approach, I ensure that complex legal problems are translated into the practice of the financial institution.

I find it very important that everyone in the organization understands the new laws and regulations and therefore I make this transparent. This way I make sure that all layers of the organization are involved in the implementation of laws and regulations. I find it a challenge to ensure, within the limitations of a financial institution (such as old IT systems, legacy, etc.), that the institution complies with the laws and regulations.

I also enjoy thinking about innovation in the financial sector. I make sure that new innovation apps also comply with laws and regulations, without compromising on user experience.

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Projects & performances

  • Implementation of MiFID II/MiFIR, Wge amendment, PRIIPs, SHRD II and CSDR at a bank
  • Implementation of MiFID II for an investment firm
  • Implementation of SFDR for pension funds, asset managers and investment firms
  • Drafting consultation responses MiFID, CSDR, PRIIPs, SHRD II, Wge
  • Advising on and rolling out country policy (provision of cross-border services) at a bank
  • Developing an asset management app
  • Impact analysis no-deal Brexit for a bank

Work experience

April 2019-now Charco & Dique Regulatory & Legal Consultant
2015-2019 ABN AMRO Bank N.V. Senior Legal Counsel Private Banking
2011-2015 Bos & Partners advocaten Lawyer

Education & courses

2016 -2017 CPO Nijmegen Securities Law
2011 -2014 Dutch Bar Association Lawyer
2009 -2010 Radboud University Nijmegen Dual Master of Business & Law
2008 -2009 Radboud University Nijmegen Master International & European law
2007 -2009 Radboud University Nijmegen Honours programme
2005 – 2008 Radboud University Nijmegen Bachelor Dutch law and bachelor International & European Law