Ellen Cramer-de Jong


Ellen is Netherlands Investment Management Lead.

Her main focus areas are alternative investment funds such as venture capital funds, private equity funds and debt funds and other investment institutions and advising on investment and custody agreements. She specialises in the legal structuring of these funds, whether regulated or non-regulated funds, and the implementation of these structures.

Ellen has a thorough background in regulatory, securities and corporate law. She advises investors, including insurance companies, large pension funds and DFIs, around the world on participating in private equity, debt, infrastructure and other alternative asset class funds and financial institutions and fund managers on the regulatory and corporate law aspects of their activities.



Pro bono

Deputy Chair of the Supervisory Board of Musoni BV, an institution that provides micro credits in Kenya by using mobile banking devices only.

A board member of the IVP, an institute for pension education.

Published various articles on regulatory issues in the Dutch investment management market and has a specific focus on ESG related matters.

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

Association for Securities
Ellen has a very good commercial awareness. She distinguishes herself by being able to combine pragmatic, high-level advice where possible and more detailed input where needed
Chambers Europe, 2023
Ellen is always responsive and provides in-depth knowledge. She is pragmatic and service-minded
Chambers Europe, 2023



Candidate civil law notary, Netherlands, 1995 

Registered foreign lawyer, England and Wales, 2009 

Civil law notary, Netherlands, 2013


BBA (Nijenrode University) , Economics (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam) and Law (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam)


Dutch, English
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