About Niels Hagelstein

A partner and attorney-at-law at AKD, Niels Hagelstein specialises in advising financial institution, alternative credit providers and corporate clients on a wide range of national and international finance transactions.  His main areas of expertise are acquisition finance, fund finance, real-estate finance, business sector loans and structured finance.

Niels has one unique area of expertise with regard to optimising client service delivery. He focuses on automating and improving models, making work processes more effective and other client-oriented initiatives, the aim being to join forces with clients in innovative ways.

In the legal directory IFLR1000, Niels is ranked as Rising Star Partner, with clients describing him as: “He brings a new viewpoint to international cross-border transactions. He is knowledgeable and tries to find solutions.”

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  • Grotius: Financing and Securities
  • Radboud University Nijmegen: Dual Master in Business and Law
  • University of Groningen: Bachelor of Dutch Law
  • University of Groningen: Bachelor of International and European Law
  • Loan Market Association
Legal practice areas the Netherlands Bar’s register

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


  • Financial law


Based on this registration, Niels 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.