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FinTech Guide 2023
Belgium FinTech Legal
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Band 1

2 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Simont Braun

Simont Braun is the reference Fintech law firm in Belgium. Simont Braun's Digital Finance Team combines experience in financial services, tech and data protection as most projects require cross-practice legal analysis. The team is deeply integrated into the Belgian Financial Services & FinTech ecosystems and very well connected with the regulators and the academic world, both in Belgium and abroad.

Work samples

  • Handling the set-up and launch of a major challenger bank in Belgium digitally offering the full scale of financial services.
  • Advising payment services & e-money providers on regulatory matters, such as licence applications, implementation of new regulations, product marketing and AML/KYC client onboarding procedures.
  • Setting up crowdfunding platforms as well as the first alternative consumer lending platform in Belgium.
  • Assisting the first Belgian bank with an innovative sustainable and ethical model in securing the first new Belgian banking licence in decades.
  • Setting up the first digital ID product in Belgium used as a KYC & authentication solution in the public and financial sector.
  • Assisting InsurTech start-ups with the roll-out of different disruptive services.
  • Supporting foreign digital banks in launching new credit and payment products in Belgium.
    Assisting international leading (digital) money remitters and local e-invoicing platforms.
  • Advising the world’s largest social network on the regulatory status of the currencies used in their online games.

Chambers Review

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FinTech Legal - Belgium
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Band 1
What the team is known for

Regularly assists payment companies and e-money institutions with licence applications. Simont Braun's digital finance team includes lawyers from banking and finance, IP/IT and data protection, and assists domestic and international clients with cutting-edge legal matters.

Work Highlights

Provided by Simont Braun
  • Advised Buy Way Personal Finance, a Belgian payments and credit provider, on regulatory matters.

Notable Practitioners

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Joan Carette
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Band 2

Joan Carette specialises in banking and finance, with a sector focus on payments, e-money and AML matters. Carette previously worked in the prudential supervision department at the CBFA.

"Adding Joan to the team immediately boosted our credibility."

"Joan is very clear in her explanations and always available."

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Philippe De Prez
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Band 2

Philippe de Prez is a financial regulatory lawyer and a founding member of the firm's digital finance team. De Prez advises foreign FinTech companies who wish to enter the Belgian market, including financial institutions, investment firms, payment service providers and e-money issuers.

"Philippe is not only an excellent lawyer, he knows the trends of the market and knows how to deliver."

Ranked Individuals at
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Joan Carette
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Philippe De Prez
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Members

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Catherine Houssa

Head of Department

Esra Güler

Jean-Christophe Vercauteren

Joan Carette

Head of Department

Jorgen Fleussu

Philippe De Prez

Head of Department

Thomas Derval

Industries

Provided by Simont Braun

Alternative lending

Automated investment

Cloud outsourcing

Digital bank

Micro savings

Payment Services

RegTech & InsurTech

Virtual currencies