The Netherlands is one of a handful of countries in which bank enterprise and national financial law give rise to a large number of international financial transactions. It is important then for practitioners in other countries to gain more than a notional understanding of the specific features of Dutch financial law, as well as a clear working knowledge of how Dutch financial law interacts with supranational regulatory and policy regimes affecting financial transactions. Toward this end, this very useful book provides a practical but nevertheless thorough survey of Dutch financial law, with lucid explanations of such topics as the following: specific rules applicable to investment institutions; specific rules applicable to debt instruments; offering securities in both primary and secondary markets; set-off and calculation of obligations of market participants (netting); structures for custody and book-entry transfer of securities; obtaining and terminating listings; mandatory bids, competing bids, friendly and unfriendly bids under public offering regulations; alternative investment funds and fund governance; meaning, jargon and function of derivatives, forwards, futures, options, swaps, etc.; securities repurchase and lending transactions; covered bond regulations; caretaking duties in private and public law; structure of legal proceedings of a prospectus liability claim; unfair commercial practices rules; case law in insider trading and market manipulation; and securities litigation in Dutch private, criminal, and administrative law. Written in clear, easy-to-follow English, this book makes Dutch financial law accessible to lawyers, business persons, and others whose work entails financial transactions in the Netherlands. It also serves as an admirable text for students and academics in the field of financial law.