Based on Dutch law, certain violations of – inter alia – securities and corporate law rules qualify as criminal offences. Administrative or criminal law sanctions can be levied on the perpetrators of these offences. During the preparation of the bill for amendment of the Dutch financial penalty regime, the articles of the Financial Market Supervision Act included in the Economic Offences Act were reviewed. This review resulted in a significant amendment of the Economic Offences Act, which will take effect if the new financial penalty regime is adopted and enters into force. The result will be a major decrease in the number of infractions of securities regulations that may be subject to sanctions through criminal prosecution.