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Research interests

Matthijs Nelemans is Professor of Financial Law Enforcement (financieel strafrecht) at Tilburg Law School. Nelemans specialises in financial (criminal) law and its enforcement by regulatory authorities and the public prosecutor.

Authorities at home and abroad are paying more attention to financial and economic offenses, in particular to alleged misconduct with an international reach, such as recently to trading behaviour in the foreign-exchange markets. Against this background, his research focuses on the regulation of misconduct in financial and economic dealings and the enforcement of financial law (both criminal and regulatory enforcement). Particular focus is on how insider trading, market manipulation and other forms of market abuse in the financial sector can be countered effectively and with due care.


Jun 2014-present Professor of Financial Law Enforcement at Tilburg Law School

Sep 2007-Nov 2014 Lawyer at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Amsterdam

Jun 2003-Jun 2007 Ph.D. candidate at Tilburg Law School (Dissertation: The Prohibition on Market Manipulation; supervisors: M.S. Groenhuijsen and F.G.H. Kristen)

Feb 2007-Apr 2007 Visiting scholar at Columbia Law School (Worldwide Junior Corporate Scholar Forum)

Sep 2004-Feb 2005 Visiting researcher at Harvard Law School

Mar 2000-Jan 2003 Student assistant, University of Utrecht, Faculty of Economics

Current courses

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External positions

Director insurtech startup (Bisurance Group B.V.)

1 May 2017 → …

Advisor specialist advisory firm with a focus on market abuse regulations (Finnel B.V.)

1 Apr 2015 → …


  • Financial Regulation
  • Market Manipulation
  • Disclosure Obligations
  • Financial Criminality
  • Insider Trading
  • Financial Supervision

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abuse Social Sciences
EU Social Sciences
reform Social Sciences
Law Social Sciences
market Social Sciences
Annotation Business & Economics
Stop-loss order Business & Economics
Market manipulation Business & Economics

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Research Output 2005 2019

6 Downloads (Pure)

De transactie monitoring utility: Private samenwerking in de strijd tegen witwassen

Translated title of the contribution: The transaction monitoring utility: Private cooperation in the fight against money launderingNelemans, M. & Verhage, G., Dec 2019, In : Tijdschrift voor Bijzonder Strafrecht en Handhaving. 2019, 4, p. 255-257 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Financieel strafrecht: Kroniek ondernemingsstrafrecht

Translated title of the contribution: Financial criminal law: Chronicle corporate criminal lawNelemans, M., 1 Sep 2019, In : Tijdschrift voor Bijzonder Strafrecht en Handhaving. 2019, 3, p. 198-201 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Open Access

Enkele Europese ontwikkelingen in het financieel strafrecht

Translated title of the contribution: A few European developments in financial criminal lawNelemans, M., Dec 2018, In : Strafblad. 2018, 6, p. 40-43 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Handboek handel met voorwetenschap

Translated title of the contribution: Handbook on insider tradingNelemans, M. (ed.) & Lamp, R. M. I. (ed.), Dec 2018, 1 ed. Deventer: Wolters Kluwer. 552 p. (Recht en Praktijk; no. FR18)

Research output: Book/ReportBook editingScientificpeer-review

Het mededelingsverbod

Translated title of the contribution: The prohibition to share inside informationNelemans, M., Dec 2018, Handboek handel met voorwetenschap. Nelemans, M. & Lamp, R. M. I. (eds.). 1 ed. Deventer: Wolters Kluwer, p. 183-200 18 p. (Recht en Praktijk; no. FR18).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Activities 2005 2005

  • 1 Oral presentation

Market manipulation and insider trading: Toward a conceptual dichotomy (16-12-2005)

M. Nelemans (Speaker)
16 Dec 2005

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

Projects 2003 2003

Toepassing van het verbod van marktmanipulatie

Nelemans, M.

1/06/03 → …

Project: Research project