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Expert resume of Professor Dr. Pim Rank

Professor of Financial Law at Leiden University in the Netherlands; Of Counsel at NautaDutilh N.V.

Experience/Career History: Pim Rank is Of Counsel at NautaDutilh and a Professor of Financial Law at Leiden University. He specialises in banking and securities law, with a focus on financial products, derivatives, repo’s, securities lending, netting and collateral enforceability, set-off, custody, clearing and settlement, cash management and regulatory supervision.

Since 1997 Pim Rank has combined the practice of law with academia, from 1997 until September 2012 as a professor of banking and securities law at Radboud University in Nijmegen and since September 2012 as a professor of financial law at Leiden University. 

In addition to being a frequent speaker at seminars on banking and securities law, Pim has written widely on money, monetary obligations & payment, derivatives, netting & set-off, custody of securities and clearing & settlement. He is also the original author of the ISDA Collateral Opinion for the Netherlands, the ISDA Cleared Opinion for the Netherlands, the ISDA CM Reliance Opinion for the Netherlands, the ISDA Client Reliance Opinion for the Netherlands and the ICMA/ISLA Opinions for the Netherlands.

Pim was a member of the committee advising the Netherlands government on bearer securities, represented the Netherlands in the negotiations on the Hague Convention on the Law Applicable to Securities held with an Intermediary and was a member of the EU Clearing & Settlement Legal Certainty Group. He also advised the Netherlands government on legislation regarding the segregation of derivatives and on the effects of government intervention on netting enforceability. He is a P.R.I.M.E Finance Expert.

In 1996 he obtained a PhD in law from Leiden University, with a thesis on money, monetary obligations and payment. Pim has worked at NautaDutilh since 1991, becoming a partner in 1997 and Of Counsel in 2017.