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Bas Boris Visser

Bas Boris Visser

Co-Managing Partner, Amsterdam

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Co-Managing Partner, Amsterdam
Bas Boris Visser

Bas Boris Visser is Global Head of Innovation and Business Change and a Partner in the Finance & Capital Markets practice of Clifford Chance in Amsterdam, where he was Office Managing Partner from 2009 until 2015.  

Banking is Bas Boris' main area of specialisation, with a particular focus on the private equity sector and the financial institutions sector.

In 2015, Bas Boris took on the role of Global Head of Innovation and Business Change to drive our ongoing commitment to delivering world class advice and service to our clients efficiently and effectively, every time.  

The firm is heavily focused on innovation and change and Bas Boris works with teams around the network to identify new ways of working to best support our clients and their businesses.  

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  • Acting for the Dutch Central Bank in respect of the nationalization of SNS Reaal N.V.
  • Acting for an international bank on the unwinding of the swap portfolio with building corporation Vestia
  • Acting for the Dutch Central Bank in respect of the Alt-A portfolio transaction between ING Bank N.V. and the State of the Netherlands
  • Acting for the Dutch Central Bank on the acquisition by the State of the Netherlands of Dutch Fortis banking and insurance activities (including ABN AMRO Bank N.V.)
  • Acted for Leaseplan N.V. regarding its participation under the Credit Guarantee Scheme as put in place by the State of the Netherlands

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Career and qualifications

  • University of Groningen (Law) 1993
  • Admitted as an advocaat in Netherlands 1994
  • Trenité van Doorne, Rotterdam 1994
  • Trenité van Doorne, London 1996
  • Joined Clifford Chance Amsterdam 2001
  • Partner since 2003
  • Global Head of Innovation and Business Change since 2015

Professional bodies

  • Holland Financial Centre
  • YPO (Young Presidents Organization)

Awards and citations

  • "Sources enthuse about Bas Boris Visser's diplomatic approach, saying "he takes in everyone's interests and gets the deal through".
  • According to IFLR 2013, he is described as "excellent" by his peers in the market.