Pim Rank is a professor of financial law at Leiden University and a partner at NautaDutilh in Amsterdam. From 1997 until 2012, prior to his joining Leiden University, prof. Rank combined his working as a practitioner with being a professor of banking and securities law at the Radboud University in Nijmegen.
Both his academic work and his legal practice at NautaDutilh focus on financial products, derivatives, collateral, repos, securities lending, custody of securities, clearing & settlement, payments and payment services, cash management and regulatory supervision.
Prof. Rank is the author of various books and articles on money, monetary obligations and payment, netting and set-off, and the custody of securities and asset segregation. He is a frequent speaker at seminars on banking and securities law.
Furthermore, prof. Rank represented the Netherlands at the negotiations on the Hague Convention on the Law applicable to Securities held with an Intermediary. He is a member of the EU Clearing & Settlement Legal Certainty Group and a P.R.I.M.E. Finance Expert.
In 1996 prof. Rank obtained a Doctorate in Law from Leiden University, the thesis for which was on money, monetary obligations and payment. He graduated from Leiden University in 1981.