This section has information on our corporate governance, including our Articles of Association, our internal regulations and how we’ve implemented the Banking Code.

Corporate Governance Code

On 8 december 2016 the revised Dutch Corporate Governance Code was published. This Code came into force as of the financial year starting on or after 1 January 2017. Van Lanschot Kempen fully complied  with the Code in the 2022 reporting year.

More information can be found in the Annual Report 2022 in the chapter Corporate Governance (pp 98-104) and under Dutch Corporate Governance Code (p 100).

Information regarding the remuneration policy of the Statutory Board can be found in the Remuneration chapter (pp 87-96) of the Annual Report 2022. This chapter can also be found below.


Articles of Association

Code of conduct

Van Lanschot Kempen and its subsidiaries fulfill a service-providing role in society. We can only perform this task properly if each party with whom we are dealing can put its trust in us. The actions of our employees form the basis for the trust that is placed in them. You can read more about this subject in the Code of Conduct.


Code of conduct

Conflicts of interest

Managing conflicts of interest is an essential part of ensuring and enhancing the integrity and reputation of
Van Lanschot Kempen NV.


Reporting irregularities


Clients can report any irregularity (general, operational or financial) via the separate complaint procedure for clients at Van Lanschot, Evi and Investment Banking and Investment Management.

Third parties

In addition to clients and employees, third parties (e.g. suppliers, intermediaries or non-governmental organisations) can also come across irregularities. These parties can report any irregularity to our Compliance director, email


Van Lanschot Kempen attaches great importance to integrity and transparency. That is why we take our internal culture, in which (potential) irregularities can be discussed and reported, seriously. Employees should feel free to discuss potential irregularities with colleagues and report these to their manager or the Compliance department. Where employees do not feel free to discuss or report irregularities they can use the whistleblower procedure.


Whistleblowing policy

Dutch Banking Code

On 1 January 2015 an updated Dutch Banking Code came into effect and replaced the Code that had been in force since 1 January 2010. The Banking Code sets out principles for sound and controlled business operations, corporate governance, risk management policies, audit and remuneration policies.

The Banking Code applies to all activities in the Netherlands performed by Dutch-based banks that are in possession of a banking licence granted by De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB). The Code applies to Van Lanschot Kempen NV.


Code Banken NVB 2015

Compliance with the Banking Code

All banks in the Netherlands describe on their websites the ways in which they have applied the Banking Code in the previous year. Where relevant, a bank will state its reasons as to why it has not complied or not fully complied with a provision, in keeping with the ‘comply or explain’ principle.

Van Lanschot Kempen NV complies with the Banking Code and fully complied with the provisions of the Banking Code in 2022.

The attached document reviews, on an article-by-article basis, how Van Lanschot Kempen NV applied the Banking Code in 2022.


Tax policies and tax principles

Our tax policies aim to ensure that the bank complies with tax laws and rules, as well as internal guidelines and codes of conduct. We have drawn up comprehensive policies to prevent objectionable tax practices, which can be found below.