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Pieter van Welzen

Pieter van Welzen


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Pieter van Welzen

Pieter van Welzen specialises in securitisation and asset-based financing, structured finance and secured lending. He also has broad experience of capital markets transactions and derivatives.

He is a member of the Clifford Chance Africa group where his particular focus is on Portuguese-speaking Africa. Pieter also lectures at - amongst others - the Agostinho Neto University in Luanda (Angola) and is honorary consul of São Tomé e Príncipe in The Netherlands.

  • Term securitisations, such as RMBS, CMBS, SME and car lease receivables
  • Conduit securitisations involving trade receivables, commodities and inventory
  • Bilateral structured finance transactions
  • Alternative funding transaction (SPV and fund based)

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Career and qualifications

  • Erasmus University Rotterdam (LLM) 1986
  • Magdalene College, Cambridge (M. Litt.) 1990
  • Admitted as an advocaat in Netherlands 1990, 1998
  • Joined Clifford Chance 1990
  • In-house counsel SHV 1997
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 1998; Partner 2001
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 1999
  • Rejoined Clifford Chance as Partner 2006

Awards and citations

  • "The multilingual Pieter van Welzen has noted expertise in Angola and other lusophone countries in Africa. He advises clients on a range of finance and general business law matters."
    Chambers Global 2013
  • "Pieter van Welzen receives praise for his work in securitisation. He also handles structured finance, derivatives, and asset-based and real estate finance."
    Chambers Global 2013