A brief word about Finnick, but mostly about what Finnick can do for you.

Why Finnick?

FinTech developments have been coming thick and fast in recent years. Besides rapid technological developments, this is also due to new European financial regulatory legislation.

This means that a thorough knowledge of financial regulatory legislation is imperative for a FinTech company. And that’s when it’s time to call in Finnick.

With years of legal knowledge and experience in financial enterprises and FinTech companies under our belt, Finnick is proud to call itself expert in this field.

Finnick is not alone in this, of course, but combined with an entrepreneurial and result-oriented approach, Finnick is able to offer concrete and to-the-point solutions. Both for large projects and integrations, as well as for smaller legal issues.

Finnick is founded by Arie van den Bergen.

Lawyer | Owner

After studying Dutch law in Groningen, Arie completed various Grotius postgraduates and the De Baak’s High Performance Leadership training programme.

Arie van den Bergen has years of experience as a lawyer and legal counsel at various financial institutions (Deutsche Bank, ING and Aegon Bank/Knab). In recent years, he has been closely involved in processes to implement financial laws and regulations. As legal counsel, he contributed to Knab’s development as an online bank and provided legal assistance for product innovations and development.

Arie has been involved in funding transactions such as investments in mortgages, consumer loans, and (foreign) peer-to-peer lending platforms. He has in-depth knowledge of how financial institutions are organised and is a team player who can work well with different departments within the financial organisation.


Arie has registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):

      • Financial law
      • Banking law

Based on this registration, he is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.

‘I worked with Arie on setting up Knab Crowdfunding. What I like about Arie is that he brainstorms with the business and uses language that the reader can understand. I also like the way he structures contracts. Arie stands out on these points among the lawyers I have met. But that doesn’t mean Arie hesitates to speak up; he is a real professional who knows his field. And a friendly colleague with whom you can also enjoy a drink.’
René Frijters – Entrepreneur and founder of Knab

The legal partner.

Finnick was founded in 2021. Finnick combines an extensive knowledge of financial law and regulatory legislation with hands-on experience in providing services to banks, FinTechs and financial enterprises in payments and cash management, (bank) savings, investing, financing and funding. Whether for entire projects or individual issues, Finnick is the professional law firm and legal partner and happy to offer its assistance. Finnick does not have a third-party account.


  • Legal support for innovation and product development
  • Advising on and implementing financial regulatory legislation
  • Advising on and assisting with financial licence applications
  • Improvement programmes and repositioning of financial products
  • Interim and project management