Ellen heads the investment management team at Allen & Overy’s Amsterdam office. She has an extensive background in regulatory, securities and corporate law, and her main practice areas are the structuring of investment institutions, the implementation of these structures and advising on investment, custody, AIFMD management and depositary agreements. Ellen advises financial institutions, funds and asset management companies on the regulatory, corporate and securities law aspects of their activities. Furthermore, she advises investors around the world on participating in private equity, infrastructure and other alternative asset class funds. Ellen has published various articles on regulatory issues in the Dutch investment management market. She is a member of the Securities Law Association, board member of the Dutch institution for pension education (IVP) and vice chairman of the supervisory board of Musoni BV, a micro credit institution.

Ellen is ranked as a tier 1 Investment Funds Lawyer in both The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners 2017 legal directories.