Dianne Schepers

Senior Legal Advisor | Blockchain, LL.M. MBA

Profile

Dianne Schepers is a seasoned investments, commercial and corporate legal consultant acting at the cross-roads of law, commerce and finance. She brings cross-border multi-jurisdictional private practice and in-house project experience in complex investments and financing transactions, (re-)structurings, M&A, corporate governance, commercial & corporate contracts, and, as general counsel to corporate executive teams.

Dianne is a member of our blockchain team and is leading strategic blockchain and fintech projects.

Business activities

  • Leading strategic blockchain and fintech projects
  • Setting up and operating blockchain application (e.g. FIAT/DC und DC/DC exchange services, wallet services, colored coins, DOA's smart contracts, gaming applications)
  • Setting up payment, lending, personal finance and wealth management applications
  • Setting up crowdfunding applications
  • Assist in entering into the Swiss and European market
  • Minimising the regulatory burdens for digital financial services
  • Setting up FINMA approved compliance schemes
  • Incentives for R&D, IP and other business activities
  • E-Money, Digital Currencies and payment card services
  • Entering into a fintech partnership (partnership agreements, IT/IP and data ownership /licensing agreements, commercialisation strategies)
  • Big data issues, data protection and data security, management of cyber risks

Education

2001
Twente Technical University/Twente Business School, the Netherlands (MBA)
1997
Dutch Bar Admission
1993
Utrecht University, the Netherlands (Master in Law / LL.M.)

Languages

  • English
  • German
  • Dutch

Practical Experience

since 2017
Senior Associate at MME
2011-2017
Group Legal Director - Europe at a listed US investments & financial services company
2006-2011
Co-founder & Managing Director at a legal investment support consultancy boutique
2000-2006
General Counsel & member of dealteam at single family offices
1995-2000
Attorney & Manager at Big 5 international law & consultancy firm
1993-1995
Head of Legal at one of the largest listed international Dutch ICT companies