Niels Lemmers

European Investors' Association || VEB
Job Title:
Legal & Public Affairs Director
Areas of Expertise:
  • Shareholder responsibilities
  • Shareholder rights

Niels studied Corporate and Securities Law as well as (International) Financial Economics at Radboud University in Nijmegen. After having worked at the Dutch Authority for Financial Markets (AFM), he was a research assistant at the Van der Heijden Institute, part of the Research department ‘Business and Law’ of the Radboud University.

He now works as legal and public affairs director at VEB and managing director of European Investors. Within this capacity he is responsible for representing VEB and European Investors in legal cases and putting forward the position and interests of VEB and European Investors in the broad public debate on Corporate Governance, Financial Markets, Regulation and Securities.

Niels is member of the Advisory Panel and Consumer Panel of the AFM and member of the Consultative Working Group for the European Securities Markets Authority (ESMA) Investor Protection & Intermediaries Standing Committee (IPISC). The European Commission and European Parliament has asked his opinion regularly regarding investor protection rules, Corporate Governance, Company Law and Securities Law. Niels is also co-chair of the Shareholder Responsibility Committee of ICGN.