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Matthijs Nelemans

  • Prof. Cobbenhagenlaan 221, Montesquieu Building, room M 812

    5037 DE Tilburg


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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

Research Output 2005 2017

Annotatie Euronext en schijntransacties

Nelemans, M. 20 Oct 2017 No. C/13606983 / HA ZA 16-432, Jun 21, 2017. (Jurisprudentie Onderneming & Recht; vol. 2017, no. 265)

Research output: Memorandum/expositionCase noteScientific

Verantwoord financieel strafrecht

Nelemans, M. 2016 In : Tijdschrift Ondernemingsrecht. 2016, 23, p. 103-111 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review


Verantwoord financieel strafrecht

Nelemans, M. 18 Sep 2015 Tilburg: Prisma Print. 73 p.

Research output: Book/ReportInaugural speechOther research output

Open Access

Annotatie Accent Grave

Nelemans, M. 2014 Dec 19, 2013. (Jurisprudentie Onderneming & Recht; no. p. 100)

Research output: Memorandum/expositionCase noteScientific

Takeover bids and insider trading

Nelemans, M. 2014 Research Handbook on Insider Trading. Bainbridge, S. M. (ed.). Los Angeles: Edward Elgar, p. 449-468 19 p. (Research Handbooks in Corporate Law and Governance series)

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

Takeover bids
Insider trading

Activities 2005 2005

  • 1 Oral presentation

Projects 2003 2003

Toepassing van het verbod van marktmanipulatie

Nelemans, M.

1/06/03 → …

Project: Research project